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Yet ANOTHER steampunk mod mav by silvernomiko Yet ANOTHER steampunk mod mav by silvernomiko
Okay, so I got caught up in the steampunk thing after working on an art trade with a fellow artist . . . and getting so into steampunk, I decided to make a steampunk costume for Halloween. And now it shall accompany me for many cons afterwards. :D I want to give much props to [link] because I was inspired by that mav as well as a few others for references.

I like purple. Hence the purple theme. My steampunk outfit was black, brown and, of course, purple. :D

I took apart the gun and hit some nerf modding forums and did a few things to the innards so now it shoots further (I stretched the spring as well as added in a few pennies to shorten the space the spring is allotted. I also removed the air pressure limiters in the barrel. And did the mod so the barrel can come out all the way.) >:D

I scrubbed down the gun and sandpapered it and added a few scored marks. Then I cleaned it and primed it with black plastic spray paint. Then hit it with brown undercoat and gold and then a sealant. (Ah, I also liberally used a friend's model paint) I did look around for gears, ordering "clock innards" from ebay as well as cannibalizing a broken shredder, various found objects, and some sort of surge gauge and stuff. I also bought a few things.

Totally fun. I can't wait to make a pair and add the chains to them and make the holsters (I might wimp out and buy one, though).

Seeing as how fun it was to make, I know a coworker's friend sells modded steampunk mavericks. For anyone hitting this page, would you be interested in buying pre-steampunk modded mavs? Like at the next local anime convention? If so, how much would you drop down for one of these bad boys?
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Senosis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
what grade of sand paper do you use?
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tjenator Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I love the purple. QUESTION! How did you get the barrel to come all the way out like that? I can't seem to do it!
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silvernomiko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Sorry for the EXCEPTIONALLY SLOW RESPONSE. D: But I modded the inside to do so. There are a lot of great tutorials online to help you. But essentially you end up using a wire run through the bottom of the gun (you have to carve out a new channel for it) and use that for the barrel instead of the original fittings. It's more effort, but it just looks cooler, imo.
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tjenator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Thanks, I already figured it out though.

But thank you! I appreciate your taking the time to respond.
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silvernomiko Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Well that's good then, modding the nerf gun was sooo much fun.

XD;;;; I'm so sorry. I was MIA from dA for about . . . 3 months. >_>;;;; *lamer*

Did you mod a gun? If so, did you upload a pic?
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tjenator Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Yes, and Yes, but it's not as good as yours.
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silvernomiko Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Awesome. :D Aw, thank yo. ^^;; I'm sure yours was still fun to mod. It takes a lot of work and effort, but it's fun to have a "custom" gun. Sure, everyone ELSE also has a Maverick. But you're the one who chose the colors and what to do to it. Which is the unique and custom part of it. :D!
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tjenator Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Your welcome! Yeah, I love showing it off to my friends.
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SaintJimmy121190 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I love nerf before but this is hardcore
amazing job!
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silvernomiko Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Ah! Thank you. :D I'm really happy since it's my first time modding. When I was walking around at Anime Matsuri recently, someone asked me how I did it. XD!! :heart: Made me happy since I'm still new to prop making. Hehe. There was a lady from La De Das that had some WICKED cool mavericks for sale. It's really fun to look into steampunk mod stuff. It's so neat.
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