Works In Progress, Paintjobs And Misc.
Posted 14 February 2006 - 02:48 AM
Chromed Doubleshot barrels. I laid down a coat of plastic primer, then a coat of chrome Duplicolor spraypaint. Once it had dried, I lightly sanded the barrels to remove dust and debris, then gave it a second coat of chrome.
This shows a stock DoubleShot next to the one I'm working on. The stock has been colored with Duplicolor gloss black vinyl dye, and the hinged compartment with metallic silver Rustoleum spraypaint (The plastic of the compartment cover was incompatible with vinyl dye). The 'pump', not pictured, has been coated in plastidip for a nice flat black tactical-grip look.
This is the Firefly I've been working on. It's a lot of work to mask off that much area, so this has been moving rather slowly. On one side I've done the olive-drab plating and the chrome machinery-details, while on the other half of the gun I haven't gotten to the chrome yet. The blue will be black when I'm finished, and I'll do some more detail-work in the machinery section. (Blue and red cables, etc.) I've removed the air restrictors in this one.
My second Plastidip experiment. I masked off the handle of the Sharpshooter II I painted awhile back, and hit it with a coat of the spray-can version of Plastidip. (I used the dip-version for the DoubleShot's pump.) It's actually indistinguishable in color when you aren't shining a bright camera flash on it, and it feels nice, affording you a much better grip.
And yes, another Maverick in the works. This one needed a coat of adhesion promoter, then a Metalcast ground coat before I could apply the red anodized-simulating Metalcast paint. It's very easy to spray too long and end up with a color darker than what you wanted, which is what happened here. It looks like a glitter-covered Raver bled all over it. Oh well. I'll be doing the butt, slide, and top-rail in flat black...and I'll probably try plastidipping this one's grip as well. This one will have the air restrictors removed, and it's already been modified to allow the cylinder to roll out fully. I'll try the additional spring under the front orange cap on the cylinder this time too, see how it works out.
Posted 14 February 2006 - 03:50 PM
-Excerpt from the Preamble of the Enigma Code.
Posted 14 February 2006 - 04:24 PM
Posted 14 February 2006 - 04:43 PM
Look in the article section of the site, and click the modifications folder. I wrote a long article in there on Painting your Nerf guns, which will probably answer your questions.
I use blue 3M painter's tape to mask parts when I need to, or liquid mask (you brush it on, and wash it and the paint that was sprayed on it off when you're done) if it's a finicky spot to mask.
You must make sure the edges of the tape are pressed snug to the plastic, or paint will leak underneath it. You can also use saran wrap, or a plastic bag, with the edges sealed down with tape if you have a *large* area you want to mask off.
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