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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #947

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So, I wasn't sure where to post this, so I'll put it here!

I bought myself a cheap Nerf gun for £6 today with the intention of painting it up to look less like a toy, more like an actual blaster. I was wondering what paints people use for painting onto that sort of thing so that it doesn't wear off? I have loads of acrylic paint from when I did A level art, but I worry that would peel off to easily off plastic..

As I've started this topic in the Blasters Gallery, I'll post pictures of the updates when I do start painting!
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #960

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What I've done is to use spray enamel for the base color of the blaster. Then use acrylics to do weathering, etc. I do this by hand. When done, use a spray sealer to protect the paint.
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #964

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Ok brilliant, thanks! I'll give that a try then
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #978

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Also, if you use a gloss sealer you'll get a shiny, wet-like look. I prefer to use a clear matte spray sealer. It gives things a more realistic look, imho.
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #989

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Nerf zombie strike, disassembled and spray painted, then a quick wash for weathering, maybe 30 min of work. $15
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #990

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Ok yeah I was thinking matt finish would look best too.
Khaine that looks good! The gun I have is the firestrike, so very similar to yours - I was thinking I might sand off some of the logos and text on it and replace it was an old republic sith logo of sorts..
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #993

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Be sure to post pics!
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 months ago #997

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I just picked up my spray paints today from walmart... I got red for my armor, aluminium for accents and oiled bronze for the gun.

ill be painting my Nerf Hammershot... i might repaint my Mavrick depending how it turns out...

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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 1 month ago #2124

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i got some of the star lord blaster and im going to do them up to go with my TSW/Bounty hunter cosplay i mean to do, that pic is the base idea for my BH cosplay
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 1 month ago #2162

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The only problem is that you have to leave the tip of the gun orange.
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 1 month ago #2778

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My kids were given a few of those Zombie Nerf Strike. It looks like it could be easily modified to be Kyle Katarns blaster.
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 weeks ago #3075

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Sorry Ive not posted any updates on this despite saying I would.. I finally managed to find some free time to start painting, and I've done all the base colour coats now and the thing just needs to be weathered and then have a varnish to finish it.

Ive been photographing it as I go along so will probably combine them all into like a 'How To' video so that people can see how ive done it and what has/hasnt worked for future reference.
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Nerf Gun blaster 3 years 3 weeks ago #3251

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Heres a quick(ish) youtube video Ive just thrown together of the painting up of the nerf gun! Im not 100% sure about the glossy finish it has - what do other people think? Would a matt paint work better?
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Nerf Gun blaster 2 years 6 months ago #16879

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I really need to give this a try. I have been wanting to modify one of those nerf blasters for a while. I saw the video Phillip did about his mod he added sound and LEDs to and it was killer.
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