I decided to be the Punisher.
I bought black BDU's, black army boots, fingerless gloves, and a black t-shirt. Very grumpy that they didn't have a trenchcoat. I decided that, since we were going out to bars, it would be best if I was an ironic Nerf punisher, instead of a real actual looking guns punisher (I didn't want to get my shit confiscated by the bouncers). So, here's what I came up with.
I printed out the punisher pattern on some transparencies, cut some stencils, and spray adhesived them onto my shirt. With some bleach in spray bottles, I carefully sprayed the shirt, creating a halfway decent Punisher skull. Not bad for half hours work and $4.
My photographer had gone to bed by this point, so here's me looking menacing holding a longshot shell in my crappy built in Mac webcam. Grrrr!
The rest of the costume is really what y'all are probably more interested in: Ammo holders and the BBB!
I already had an unmodded BBB I wasn't doing anything with, so I dug it out of the closet. I was in too much of a rush to even use the dremel, so I literally one-handed a reciprocating skill saw (think sawz all) and cut off the front handle, the barrel tip, and the scope. This took me all of 4 minutes, and half of that was finding the skill saw.
This left big gaping ugly wounds on the top and bottom, (and man, I'm not kidding...UGLY). That will be dealt with. To make it shoot micros, I wrapped a dart length of PETG in electrical tape until it barely fit in the barrel stub, cramed it in, and tape wrapped the little bit that stuck out.
To deal with the ugly gaping wounds, and make it look a little more shotgunny and a little less nerfy, I slapped on a shotgun shell holder! Yay!
I cut some PETG to slightly shorter than the tubes (so the darts would stay in, picture later). I also bought a strap so I could hold the 'shotgun' over my shoulder. That just got ziptied on.
OK, now I had a pretty decent looking gun. Now, I just needed some bandoliers. Bought two 20 round ammo belts for .223 ammunition...it was the biggest they had in the store. If you can buy some meant for 12 gauge online, that would be way easier...getting PETG into these was a BITCH.
To get the darts not to fall out, I made the PETG sleeves slightly shorter than the elastic, so that there was a little bit of elastic to grab the dart. It didn't work totally, as I kept finding darts all over the bar that night, haha, and some chick went home wearing my bandolier...went home with a buddy of mine, though, so got it from him the next morning. Whoops, sidetrack.
Anyways, yeah, be careful with that elastic, though, as it's strong enough to deform your darts if you leave them in for a month and a half like I did. For a few days, you won't have any problems, though. Whoops. That's 40 micros down the drain....oh well.
So yeah, that concludes the only nerfing I've done since the semester started in August. Oh wait, I also had a pair of CF's hacked down so they fit in holsters that I sewed to my BDU's. Wonder where they are? If I find them I'll post.
Am I done modding? Probably not, it's a ton of fun, but doing school full time and working full time leaves no time for modding. I might sneak out a few projects before school starts again, we'll see. A lot of my creative energy is being funneled into my job, now that I have a good boss (who is sending me to CES in January, yay!). I still have good ideas, I have just have had fuckall for time the past couple months.
Anyways, post up any questions about anything in this thread if you want. I'll try to check it often (added it back to my Opera speed dial in place of my college website!).
Oh yeah, and no, not dead.
Edited by telekinetic, 14 December 2007 - 11:17 AM.