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Mercury Base Coat WIP (Shiznitty Picture) by LandgraveCustoms Mercury Base Coat WIP (Shiznitty Picture) by LandgraveCustoms
Low quality picture of the Mercury, made out of a Nerf Nitefinder. I'll replace the picture when I get a higher-res one taken late tonight. It's a slide-cocking dart handgun and, shooting about 30 feet at a gentle angle, it's getting decent ranges for a fully cosmetic piece. For obvious reasons, I can't keep it black or go full-gunmetal on it... I'm thinking post-apoc, WWII-Airplane Style, or maybe subvert the obvious and just give it complex gold filigree as suggested by a close friend. As it is, though, I REALLY love it. ^_^
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GirlyGamerAU Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
You know I love this as I told you on FB, but I still love it this morning, just the way it is, I don't know what it is about it, but it looks perfect the way it is, I would just hit the edges with some drybrush... done! I know you won't do that though, so I'm looking forward to seeing the direction you take :)
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I mean, worst case scenario, I can just resand and respray if I don't like it the other way. We'll see. Honestly, I'm not selling it, so... we'll see. I'm either gonna go realistic to spite the people on Reddit who keep saying I shouldn't do exactly that and just take a Karma hit when I show it off in hubris, or if I should go cybermilitary or post-apoc. So many choices!
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GirlyGamerAU Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
The great thing about that shape is you can do pretty much anything with it as it lends itself to so many genres. It looks scifi, post apocalyptic, standard modern, alternate universe.... so many things.
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed. At this point, I'm leaning towards Post-Apoc, Dieselpunk, or (heaven forbid) seeing how far I can push the envelope ethically by making it as close to a real gun as possible complete with polymer texture and decal'd caliber designation and getting the would-be do-gooders on Reddit very, very confused and controverted... buuuut I probably won't do that. Cuz popo.
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Clayman8 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I actually dig it that way,it has that "BLAME!" or Gantz look to it with simple industrial jet-black paint :)
Some dark gray edges all over the panels and you got yourself a great piece if you add LEDs inside it.Very sci-fi cyberpunk-ish
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Internal LED's are a no-go for this one. I'm stressing the piston a lot as it is, for one, but more importantly there's pretty much no excess room inside that thing. Though, I do agree, it's got a very Gantz-y look. Remember, the reason in can't be black isn't that black doesn't look good... it's that if it was black and I took it in public, I'd get shot by the popo.
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Clayman8 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
DAAAAAMNNNNN i always forget about that part :(

Hell,im 25 now,but i still remember days when playing with airsoft toys in the street was safe.

What did you do with the piston? Im no expert on Nerf guns (i've only gotten around to getting some this month) but i've seen a lot of converts in the spring system to increase range.Anything like that?

Shame on the LEDs too,i love working with the things,the results can be great.
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Since this prop is just for me, and I don't give a damn how far it shoots, I didn't do anything special to the internals. I've done those mods before and I just don't care enough to do that much work just to keep it for myself.
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Looks good!
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Agreed. -_^ That's a winky face by the way. There's probably a better way to do it, but hell if I know it.
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