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#1 Grinch

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:43 PM

Hey, everybody. Haven't posted in a while. I'm honestly not into Nerf that much anymore, but the other day I stumbled upon my old Lock 'N Load, and I forgot how much I loved it. I made a dedication to fix it up, as it was in pretty bad condition cosmetically.

Here's what it looked like. Lots of scratches, nicks, paint wear. First, I ripped off the old, sticky electrical tape and sanded off the residue.

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First, I cleaned it and gave it a new flat-black paint job. This time I used high-heat paint for better results. After it was all done, I sprayed it with semi-gloss clearcoat (something I didn't do before) to protect the finish.

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Here's the final result. It probably needs one more coat of the clearcoat, but I think it's okay for now. I like the feeling of the coating better than the rough texture of spraypaint.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:55 PM

That is absolutely beautiful. It really is, it looks good, I bet it smells good, but i doubt it tastes good. Let me know when it does.
No but serioiously nice lookin piece you got there.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:10 AM

Great paintjob but i noticed that there are some cracks on the handle where it is a redish color.
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#4 Grinch

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:10 PM

Great paintjob but i noticed that there are some cracks on the handle where it is a redish color.

Hmm...Lock 'N Loads are purple, not red. That's just a reflection.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:58 PM

Great paintjob but i noticed that there are some cracks on the handle where it is a redish color.

I guess it proves you can't please everyone all the time.

...the other day I stumbled upon my old Lock 'N Load, and I forgot how much I loved it. I made a dedication to fix it up, as it was in pretty bad condition cosmetically.


For a blaster that was in bad shape cosmetically, it looks pretty good to me, considering the challenges of patching up older, worn plastic blasters (as I did to my nephew's Expand-a-Blast, using epoxy and filler for the cracked sections).

Aah. Go shoot that Lock n' Load a bit. You might like the feel of it again.


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#6 LordoftheRing434

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:02 AM

Very nice touch-up. The beauty of the LnL is that with a black paintjob, you can scare the shit out of a lot of people. My friends and I staged a scene with one, and ended having a heart to heart with the po-po.

Anyways, I like it. Hope Nerf starts clicking again for you.
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