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November 8, 2009
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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?
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!
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.
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.
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?
tjenator Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Yes, and Yes, but it's not as good as yours.
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!
tjenator Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Your welcome! Yeah, I love showing it off to my friends.
SaintJimmy121190 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I love nerf before but this is hardcore
amazing job!
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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