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This took far longer than I anticipated. This is a Nerf Maverick, painted and modified to fit into the ‘steampunk’ category. Along with the little accents, I installed a leather grip, and modified the gun for range and removed the cylinder’s pegs, allowing it to roll fully free of the frame. The ‘alchemic injector assembly’ is removable, unscrewing from its docking collar.

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15 Responses to " SteamPunk Nerf Maverick "

  1. Mr. Sable says:

    Looks cool, but you need to dirty it up.

  2. animakitty says:

    There is some grease on it, which I locked in under a clearcoat. This was meant to be a new item though, so I didn’t weather it.

  3. Network Geek says:

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Nerf Army, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group.
    In fact, if you join up, we’d love *all* your Nerf photos in the group.

  4. Harajuku*Zombie says:

    OHMAIGAW….I have GOT to do something like this to my Maverick.

  5. animakitty says:

    You can get lots of watch parts on Ebay sometimes, which always help when trying for a steampunk look.

  6. Harajuku*Zombie says:

    thanks so much for the tip! ^^ I will definitely look into it. Planning on doing a steampunk/loli for my next cosplay…pic will be up on my stream soon. Pointers are appreciated ^^

  7. Howard Dickins says:

    How did you get the paint to stay on under the arming-mechanism? (Mine always scrapes the paint off so you can see the yellow underneath – which is slightly less than ideal for a steampunk look)

  8. animakitty says:

    Honestly, I’ve never had a problem with the paint scraping off. Did you put a clear coat on the frame after you painted? It’s pretty much essential, unless you use vinyl dye. Without the protective coat, fingernails will do as much damage to the paint as the cocking slide.

  9. Howard Dickins says:

    That’s just what I needed to know, I think. I was simply using acrylics (what I had to hand), so probably quite susceptible to scraping off.

  10. animakitty says:

    Just be cautious when applying your clear coat. Do a test-spray to make sure it’s compatible with the paint.

  11. justice_brice says:

    this is so cool!

  12. Time Gypsies says:

    I like it! 🙂

  13. Jimmy Tyler says:

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Toy guns, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  14. focus_dm says:

    Looks good, though a few random wires and tubes glued along the frame would have made it look less ‘clean’ and empty.

  15. animakitty says:

    The more junk you glue onto it, the harder it is to use, and the more likely it is to get caught on stuff. There are very few areas you can add things onto a Maverick without interfering with its operation or endangering the hands of the user.

    While many other steampunk style mavericks look more impressive with the various gears, cogs, door-knobs and pull handles added to them, they all lose functionality and ease of use.

    That said, if I was going to do a second, I’d opt for some engraved scroll work and some more weathering. It’s tempting to add more, like some slender brass pipe and something that could be interpreted as a pressure vessel, but again, there’s just no real estate for that which doesn’t hurt performance.

    If I was going to steampunk a Longshot on the other hand, there are vast areas where I could bolt and glue a ton of stuff.

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