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July 3, 2011
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Jul 3, 2011, 9:04:54 PM
Steampunk Nerf Barrel Break by IssacAkutenshi Steampunk Nerf Barrel Break by IssacAkutenshi
I was inspired by bcjfla76's barrel break and decided to make one of my own. I'm still trying to get the hang of worn metal to the paint job is bad at places because I did a layer of black as a base, and then sectioned off different sections of the gun using painters tape to paint each color on separately, and then used very fine sand paper to expose the black.

The pipes are plastic tubes i spray painted copper and the canisters are old used CO2 canisters from CO2 drag racers.

All in all I like how this gun came out and it still fires perfectly so it's a win win. ^^

Comments and advice would be appreciated.
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yoshisted108 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Do you have an Etsy account? If so, do you think you will put this on sale?

Btw I love the design. It reminds me of the Bioshock shotgun... :)
IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I don't have an Etsy and don't think I will be making one anytime soon. As you can see form my gallery I haven't posted a Nerf mod in over a year thanks to school, general lack of money for modding supplies, and a few other things. I'm happy the slim selection of things I DO have here are still enjoyed and favorited and maybe with the summer I will get more into painting and modding again, or at least just painting.

As for this particular shotgun, due to shoddy storage and rough usage from myself and friends, the shotgun has lost all four gas canisters, the tubes, the dial on the back, and a few gears, rendering is as solely a gold, silver, and copper paint job with no add ons. I know for a fact that the Ultimum Totale and the Hyrule Handgun are still intact, as well as my lancer for the most part.

So sadly, there won't be any Akutenshi Armaments up for sale anytime soon. I apologize. :(
doppelgangergeisha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
that's nice!
ajldesign Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cool! Nice attention to detail.
zlayter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lookin pretty kick ass yo!!
TubeMouse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you spray paint the whole thing black first? Or hand painted it? I'm want to do this to my barrel break too, but I'm worried spray painting it might jam all the moving parts or seal them up o-o Would it? Or would it not be thick enough? x
IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Glad to see this still gets some love. Lemme go check something.
-goes and grabs gun-
Well looking it over, everything still works perfectly.
I did a base coat of black and then used blue tape to get the various colors on via the respective spray paint colors. Then I sanded it for the worn look. I recommend dry brushing though if you're good at it.
... And now that I bother looking at my screen I realize I wrote this in the description... Derp.
Yes the WHOLE thing is painted. Including the barrels part that goes into the gun after its primed. The only parts I didn't paint are the pieces of the joint that get exposed when you pull the barrels down to cock it. It (the barrels) will gum up a little at first, so you will have to manually pull the barrels out while holding down the release lever, rather than them ejecting, but after a while it will function smoothly as if it were new.
Hope this was helpful.
Feel free to contact me if you need anything else.
TubeMouse Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's very helpful, thank you very much :) I took about 2 days hand painting my nerf maverick black with a paintbrush O.e and now I know I can spray paint it- that makes me feel a lot better xD
I've got a tv i'm going to pull apart to get some interesting bits to stick all over it and then paint the darn thing black with copper bits ^^ Thank you again, and if I come across any problems I'll let you know :) xxx
IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Well for one color, yeah spray paint makes sense. But hand painting for certain colors and effects has a feel and look to it you just can't get from spraying paint onto things. Like dry brushing. If that is ever canned and sold for general use I'd be the happiest person ever because I can't dry brush for the life of me. But if you're painting a whole thing one color than yeah spray painting is easier. I truly wish you the best and hope to see it when you finish.
TubeMouse Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for all your help :D
I've done a tiny nerf gun before with dry brushing bronze onto black. and it's only the first layer of black I wanted to spray paint and now I can :D HOORAY <3 x
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