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#1 serpent sniper

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:50 PM

So, I was pretty impressed with the stuff OS1, or professor Shagnasty was putting out. I wanted to try it out for myself. I had an RFR lying around, so I figured rather than not being able to sell it here, with some time and paint, I could make a decent amount for it on ebay. Anyways, pics:

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I hand painted it all with Citadel (aka warhammer) paints. It took probably eight or nine hours in total. This was over the course of a week. It's not modded, and still gets RFR ranges (i.e. terrible). I'm pretty happy with it though. I set out to create a steampunk nerf gun and it didn't turn out to be a pile of shit. I'd really love to hear everybody's comments. Also, it's up on eBay. *wink*
I forgot to mention, it's called the L.A.R. 6 for lever action rifle 6. As you can see it's painted on the mag along with "pax in terra" latin for peace on earth.

Edited by serpent sniper, 17 July 2008 - 07:52 PM.

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#2 Bomberman

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:57 PM

That's really nice. I love the shells. How much do you think you'll get for it on ebay?
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It's not like that. I put lube on it and its the same. Its just stuck. And when I cock it back it goes farther back then usual. Also I push as hard as I can and it wont go back in. I've tried the methods and they wont work. Also pics are up.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:13 PM

I'm not a fan of steampunk, but I don't care what anybody says, that is nice looking artwork. Welcome to Nerfhaven, enjoy your stay, with paintjobs like that, I hope everyone else will too.

EDIT: Wait your member #26, never mind.

Edited by Blasphemy, 17 July 2008 - 08:16 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:13 PM

Even though i hate steampunk, that looks very nice, good job.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:22 PM

I have no idea of what steampunk is but people seem to like it but I love the paint job. Hope you get a lot for it on ebay.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:55 PM

Looks awesome. (Just as awesome as the LS you sent me!).

I hope it sells well. What did citadel paints/technique did you use for the wood grain effect?
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:02 PM

These steampunk things are pretty fucking cool. I've never been one for more cosmetic mods, but I have to acknowledge quality when I see it.
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#8 serpent sniper

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:13 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Gears - for the wood grain I sprayed it with black to prime it. Then I used a large smooth brush to lay down streaks of Scorched Brown. Then I went back to add midtones with Bestial Brown, and highlights with Vermin Brown. After that I applied a light wash of chestnut ink, wiping it away with a paper towel. After that I added some more highlights.

I'm happy to share any painting techniques with everybody. So feel free to ask.


Anyways I'm hoping that I get more than 40 bucks, which is roughly what it cost.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:30 PM

Fantastic. The textures are great, they make it look heavy. What technique and colors did you use for the shells and the barrel? I want to try that rusty look sometime....
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:38 PM

Wow, that is some crazy detail. Can you operate the gun repeatedly without damaging the paint job? Not that I imagine you had a nerf war in mind when you made that, but I'm not too familiar with that type of paint and it's durability.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:38 PM

Thats amazing my friend.... WOW. I love the shell idea, you should do a write up on just how to paint the shells and darts...
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#12 serpent sniper

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:43 PM

Thanks Carbon.

The barrel was primed with black. Using a stiff brush I dabbed it with a coat of Dwarf Bronze. Then I added highlights with Shining Gold. Then I applied a wash of chesnut ink, wiping it away with paper towels. I added a few more highlights with Chainmail and Mithril Silver. Then I gave it a wash of Yellow ink, followed by a few more highlights with bronze and gold.

The shells were simpler. A black base coat with Shining Gold dabbed on with a stiff brush. Added some highlights of Dwarf Bronze. Yellow ink wash. Then a few more highlights.


I highly recommend Citadel paints. They are fairly expensive, but they have a very workable consistency that allows you to create textures. The paint also covers well, and I really didn't have to use that much to paint the whole gun.


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Well, here's a mini write up banshee. I have plans to paint / customize and mod a maverick, so maybe I'll do a writeup.

Vacc - The shells have stood up to abuse. I have tested the gun a bunch of times, and they haven't been scratched from falling on to the floor. There's some wear on the mag, and on the inside of the gun. I didn't give those much of a clear coat since I didn't want to gum up the workings.

Edited by serpent sniper, 17 July 2008 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:47 PM

I really like it, especially because the RFR isn't too futuristic and fits well into steampunk. Awesome job, though I'd recommend minor mods to increase range, like barrel post removal. If you grip the post with some pliers and twist it around a few times, it should pop out and you'll have a cool-looking spirally plastic thing.

EDIT: Yeah, I know the posts are in the shells. I just failed to mention that, whoops.

Edited by Captain, 18 July 2008 - 08:28 AM.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:55 PM

The RFR doesn't have a barrel post, but the shells do.

I think this looks awesome. I have no clue what steam punk is (I'll Google it tomorrow) but that is quality work right there! I've always wanted to paint like that. A little idea/detail thing is inside the pressure gauge. You could try and put like an insert in there with percents. Just something instead of a clear glass window. How expensive are the War Hammer paints anyway?
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:14 PM

Neat! I think steam punk is a little cool but way to expensive for my blood. Just one question what did you use for the tiny aesthetic do-dads? Also what darts are they?
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:53 PM

(d)Dude thats freakin' crazy(,). (i)It makes me want to go out and get one!


[Was that so fucking hard?]
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#17 serpent sniper

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:07 AM

Nerfsharpie - warhammer paints are about $2.50 ish for a small jar. The paint goes a long way though. I used to get them at Hobbytown USA, but they stopped carrying them. Gaming stores probably have them. Of course the internets do too.

ballistic - I used regular whistling darts that I cut down and spraypainted silver. The clockwork thing is umm, some clockwork. I yanked the guts out of a clock. Some of the other stuff I used was an antique camera flash handle, and part of the Jango Fett nerf gun (finally a use for that POS)


Thanks again for the comments guys, I wasn't expecting such a positive reception.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:45 AM

Thats pretty cool. Vary nice.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:20 AM

I love the gun, but I have a question... Are those painted sonic microa?
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:05 AM

Hahaha Philote that is soooo funny. Dr. House is hooked on painkillers, looks like he wants some :D
I have never been one for cosmetic gun mods either. Seriously, my xbow looks like an xbow had a threesome with a roll of etape and a bungie cord. Despite this, I love the RFR, and would seriously consider bidding if it was modified in some way. It looks cool, but the ranges just suck too much, which is to be expected from a RFR. You might get more bidders if you modded it.
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It's just screaming to be rearloading...

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:49 AM

2.50 a jar? Thats a bit expensive in the long run. Would testors model paints work? They're half the price but a little on the small side.
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#23 serpent sniper

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:19 PM

I love the gun, but I have a question... Are those painted sonic microa?


Yes.


Nerfsharpie - They are sort of expensive. From my experience, Testors paints are harder to use. They are much more watery than Citadel. I don't think you could achieve some of the same textures, but I'm not sure. I haven't used Testors in years. They might have a wider array of umm "gun-ly" colors.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:38 PM

2.50 a jar? Thats a bit expensive in the long run. Would testors model paints work? They're half the price but a little on the small side.


Testors paints are enamels, while Citadel colours are acrylic-based. This means that thinning the Testors requires petroleum solvents, and Citadel paints can be thinned with water.

All of that aside, it's a beautiful piece.

I'm generally of the opinion that our hobby is not a monolithic endeavor; not all of us play in Nerf wars, not all of us engage in cosmetic changes like these, and so on. But we can certainly appreciate a work of real creativity and skill when we see one. Well done.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:40 PM

Are those painted sonic microa?

Yes.

What sort of paint did you use for them? The same as the gun? Does the paint affect range?
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