Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Steampunk Nerf Maverick II

Fueled by the sucess of the first gun, here is the second Nerf Maverick I've done up with Steampunk stylings. I opted this time for a matte black base with silver detailing. Again, the raised logos have been sanded flat, and a leather grip has been fashioned. However, on this gun I also removed the cylinder stops to allow the cylinder to swing out at 90 degrees from the gun. This allows one to 'spin it' al a 'Russian Roulette" style, and with a flick of the wrist snap it shut. I also came up with the idea of affixing a chain loop around the cocking slide for the gun. Since the Maverick requires two hands to cock back, one cannot 'dual wield' them. However with this piece of chain attached to one's belt, simply sliding the gun foreward allows it to be cocked one handed. By doing this to two guns, one coudl hold a Maverick in each hand, and fire them both at the same time. Plus, if a change of weapon is needed, simply letting go of the gun will allow it to fall aside, still attached to the belt for easily grabbing it later, and eliminating the need for a chunky holster. I've never seen thsi done before, adn I don't know if anyone else is doing this. Should this catch on, I would like to see it referred to as the 'Wyatt Earp' mod. Give it a try with your Maverick.

* This gun recently sold on ebay

Steampunk Nerf Maverick I

I've seen a number of varrious things painted up in Steampunk asthetic, and thought I'd give it a go with the Nerf Maveric dart gun. The gun itself has a nice look right out of the box, and painting it up only enhanced this. I chose to do a matte black base coat, with hand done copper details. Before painting, I sanded flat the raised 'Nerf' and 'Made in..." logos on the cocking slide and the 'N-Strike' logos on either side of the muzzle of the gun. The grip of the gun is covered with a nice piece of black leather that I stretched and then tacked to the gun to make a nice contoured grip that is very comfortable and natural feeling. I'm very happy with how this turned out, the pictures really don't do it justice.

*This gun recently sold on ebay.

For comparison, here it is side by side with another Nerf Maverick right out of the box.