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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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Dentedhelm Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
It has tubing!! :D
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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... :)
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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. :(
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doppelgangergeisha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
that's nice!
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ajldesign Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cool! Nice attention to detail.
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zlayter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lookin pretty kick ass yo!!
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Glad to help. :)
Keep me posted?
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TubeMouse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course :D As soon as I have some free time on my hands (next few weeks, I think) I'll spray paint it all up :D
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Can't wait! :D
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice use of CO2 powerlets!
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
This is evidently my most popular post so far on DA. I hope my finished lancer does better.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So what about those tubes coming off of the powerlets? Is that real copper? I tsure looks like it!
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
They are bendy clear plastic tubing. I used rustolium copper spray paint to give it a copper look. ;)
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well it looks great!
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thanks. :)
As I think I said before this gun is my most popular gun. Where as people rarely favorite my other guns, this gun is STILL getting favorites.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how that is. This one stupid lolcat picture I made years ago keeps getting favorites, while nobody who faves it even BOTHERS to look at my actual art!
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T33zac Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice indeed. Can't wait to see it in a few days!
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Oh hey buddy! :D
well it kinda got damaged so i need to fix a few things...
but its gonna look fine when i fix it dont worry.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
But yes, also forgot to say; wonderful design, who do you sell these for or do you collect them? i must see your wall one day with all of your collection! :D
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
well currently all guns i make are for me. I'm not confident in my skill set yet so I don't want to start doing commissions until I'm sure people wont have anything to complain about.

My wall as in a wall in my house? ^^'

The only guns I've done any work on are the ones you see I'm my gallery. I will work on more as time goes on but for now I only have three non-generic nerf guns.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcryforeverplz: call me when you think your ready at least..
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
im confused now... y are you crying? :(
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yes, forever D,x
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Always a nerfy nerf
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Cephalopod78 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Very nice , dont forget to file off the Nerf name. Good job!
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I kept it on because in some ways i feel it helps with the look of the gun. if and when i start doing commissions i may offer to take it off but i personally dont see anything wrong with it.
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GAClive Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Beautiful!
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
thanks! :D
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
owo That's really cool!! Thanks for specifying how you made it look aged. x3
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I tried being thorough.^^
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Jimbob4441 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student Photographer
At first i thought it was c02 powered!
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
sadly no they are decorative but robbers don't have to know that. ;)
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Jimbob4441 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student Photographer
Lol
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love the copper line and Co2 canisters ;) Very nice job with the metal effects!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
There's some exposure for ya, buddy. I added ya to some of the groups that like steampunk. You'll fit in nicely! Always add your stuff to appropriate groups. Those are the people you want to show to and hopefully impress ;)
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, this looks great! The metal turned out well, and yeh gotta love all the cool fodder.
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