Chrome Versus Silver
Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:39 AM
Take a look at the photos. (One with the flash, one without. The flashed pic gives you an idea of how reflective each is, while the natural-light one shows the difference in tones better.)
Which do you think looks better?
It isn't a straight comparison I know, the silver one has a black top and bottom (something I decided to try this time around) but it's close enough. The silver one is vinyl dye. Superior adhesion/durability. The chrome will need a few clear-coats before I feel safe installing it in a Maverick.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:46 AM
Anima you have been doing great work on painting these guns. Please stray away from the maverick. Seeing all these paintjobs on the maverick is like finding a new favorite song but then it becomes overplayed. Within the month you swear if you hear it one more time you are going to rip off your own arm and beat yourself to death with it. I want to see painting talents used in other ways.
I don't feel the way I used to do.
I know its bad,
After what we had,
But Iím just not the angel you knew.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:58 AM
Stick with the silver, and use more colors. With colors like silver, chrome, and gold, less is more!
Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:41 AM
I'm not going to stop painting Mavericks. Yes, I realize it isn't a powerful gun. Yes, I realize everyone and their dog is painting Mavericks now.
I am painting other guns. I'm half-done painting a Firefly up to look like a Marine-issue BFG, and my black and chrome Sharpshooter II just needs a few finishing touches before I'm ready to leave it alone.
I'm half-done with a painted Double Shot. Just need to dip the 'grip' part in plastidip a few times and reassemble it.
After that I have plans to paint the Expand-a-blast, Lock 'n Load, and SuperMaxx 3000 I acquire through Ebay.
At the moment though, I have commissioned Mavericks to make, and I'm not always right in what *I* think looks good, thus the poll. I'll keep painting Mavericks, simply because they are the best looking and most comfortable gun I have ever used by Nerf. It's a shame they don't perform as well as a NF or a LNL, and I'll do what I can to improve their performance, but I'm not about to give up on them.
Everyone may be doing it now, but that doesn't matter to me. I will continue doing new things with them, trying better paints, and adding ridiculous things like pressure-sensor laser sights. I will strive to be the best at what I do, and let the customer decide who to buy their painted Mavericks from. (And later, their Double Shots, Rapid Fire Rifles, Nitefinders, etc. too. )
Posted 07 February 2006 - 09:16 AM
And amen to not giving up on the mav! Remember that most nerf blaster don't get nearly the range unmodded as thier modded cousins. I'm sure there are mods to make the mav a formidable blaster, we just need to keep innovating until we find them.
Keep up the great work Anima, your paint jobs inspired a few custom sprayed nerf guns here on our campus!
Posted 09 February 2006 - 06:38 PM
As is the same for anybody who paints a nerf gun because they don't like the look of the thing, really.
Edited by cybermystic, 09 February 2006 - 06:38 PM.
Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:56 PM
I intend to paint my gun barrel and grip like this, and then make the rest black.
Perhaps with highlights of another color, but I don't know how bad that would look.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:16 AM
David- Uhh... I forgot.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:45 AM
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