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Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by aimeekitty Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by aimeekitty
This is a Nerf gun that I modded and painted.

(Yes, it still shoots!)

You can see another pictures of it here:

and then the costume I made to wear with it is here:

Basically I took some scraps I had laying around, including some of old costume jewelry, buttons, a wall socket and a wooden thimbly thing... and glued them onto the gun.
I glued with e6000 glue, but I used the hotglue gun to make a few accent bits around the socket with glue and to fill in a few parts.
(If you look for pictures of "nerf maverick" online you can see the original shape/style of the gun.)

I sanded off some of the "NERF" insignia (but not all).
I also took a knife to the gun and cut gouges into it to give it "battle damage".

Then I spraypainted it with automotive primer paint, and then spraypainted it with brown paint (which was the color base.)
Then I took gold paint and rubbed it on the gun with my fingers. This brought out the raised areas of the gun and made it look old.
I used a metallic aqua acrylic for the accent parts.
Then I sealed the gun.

The last step was adding the untarnished parts which are clock gears, a piece of dichroic glass and a few more bits of costume jewelry.
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Given 2009-09-13
The suggester wrote, "Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by ~aimeekitty is one of the most impressive customizations I have ever seen, and certainly the most astounding modification of a Nerf gun that I have ever laid eyes on. The gorgeous colors that call to mind the fantastic nature of the genre, the realistic tarnish and battle damage effects, the additions of bulk that look like they were always meant to be there; all of these are flawlessly executed to create a practically seamless piece that is stunning to behold." ( Suggested by HalberdierMinister and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
Mulcha Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2015
It is so pretty, I love the blue 'popping' out and the adding of more steampunky parts!

I have a little Nerf-collection myself, but I think I kinda destroy them If I start painting. :/
You surely did a wonderfull job though!
Deluga2000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
The color scheme reminds me of the Gub from Borderlands 2
chaoskube Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I'm working on mine still, Do you have any suggestions since this is my first one?
MantideReligiosa8 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOH!!! Oops! 

So Beautiful!!!! La la la la 
SpacemanSpiff002 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
obble567 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
My bro does stuff like that. If you want to see his YouTube, go to YouTube and type in Kronos Nerf Mods
VanillaKelly Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
What is the top part made of? That is awesomeeee :)
doctaoctobus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Just a normal day in borderlands
xXNeverEnderXx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I'm shoving my money into the screen, but for some reason, the modded Maverick gun won't appear in my hands.
Wings-Of-Crystal Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*O* it's so awesome!!
xtraneus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Most impressive work! Thanks for permission to share on my blog [link]
Mockles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
omgomgomgomgomgomg i want it sooo bad
cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
It looks like a supped up tesla from warehouse 13
InkinClear Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm, -picks up, puts in pocket- now ill just leave...
mrsmyrnin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!
TESLA5380 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
SurfPenguin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Heh heh, another quality product from the New England Rifle Foundry!
AlexAlthauser Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Nicely Painted. =]
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! I wanted to let you know that this was featured in #projecteducate's Artisan Crafts Week as one of the most notable examples of artisan crafts. You can read the article here: [link] and feel free to be a part of the Artisan Crafts week, we have lots of activities and a contest planed! :)

Keep up the good work!
aimeekitty Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
xxDoubleRainbowxx Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome modification! :aww:
MrBarta Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
if only they were made in this fashion
SDFNP Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist
this is really cool
0r4nos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
This is awesome. What are you using to seal it? I did this same project, but much less beautifully, and now I need a good sealant for it.

HeathKun45 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Trufriend Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Artist
I love your colour choices here and I love seeing all the different ways people modify this otherwise common 'toy'
LudwigKun Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Thats really impressive! I like it very much <3
PostaKiwi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome!!!
FoxWarrior17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is pretty freaking awesome.
MJStarchilde Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
holy cow, how awesome is this.
Sarcastic-Squirrel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
you are now my favourite person ever.
hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011

That's all I have to say.
aimeekitty Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
that's a pretty cute video, and I'm not a super big fan of just putting goggles or gears on something and calling it steampunk, either but I'm just having fun with a gun, no need to get your knickers in a twist. I hope you aren't searching through DA and leaving snippy comments on a bunch of people's "not as clever as you'd like" steampunk entries.
Taryeso Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work! I never would have known it was a nerf gun aha. You did such a fantastic job modifying it from the original. ^_^ fav.
Isabellaz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
That would be cool if they made a series like this :D
marlycat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
epic... i wanna do that with the next nerf gun i get!
cjett13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
badass! i just bought the same nerf pistol to make steampunk and came accross this photo on google. I won't copy-cat but yours is the best so far of this model!!!!!!!!!
Destroyah0108 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just fabulous! Although (my personal opinion) it could do without the odd, blue little transparent square. What is that anyway? Good job though. Just outstanding.[link]
MasterImani Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Incredible detail! So it actually fires?
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