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.
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.
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.) >
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?