Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nerf Prop Design

The latest range of Nerf N-Strike models have proven very popular amongst custom prop designers.

We know it can sometimes be tough to be taken seriously with a bright yellow n' orange gun right? The new N-Strike gun designs just beg for a cooler paintwork.

Instead of simply spraying the guns with cans of matt black paint (which most Nerf owners tend to do), a number of talented prop designers have taken the time to create amazing showcase pieces with well-matched colour schemes and superb detail.

Here are some interesting Warhammer 40k-style prop examples by a forum member called "Direct Threat" from the NerfHaven forums:

Nerf Longshot


Nerf Longshot (Detail - notice the brass bolts)

Nerf Maverick


Nerf Maverick (Detail - notice the battle worn dents)


Nerf Firefly



Inspired yet?

Time to break out your spray cans, paint pots and brushes... we'll look forward to showcase your unique prop creations! :)

29 comments:

  1. I have seen pictures of your work in many places, and I am greatly interested in either purchasing, or having made/painted by you, several nerf guns for an acting group.

    Please contact me at TwinWooStyleGunz@gmail.com

    Most interested in your Mavericks, Firefly, and Longshot.

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  2. The painted Nerf blasters shown on this blog post are the work of forum member "Direct Threat" from the NerfHaven forums.

    If you are keen on his designs, do contact him there. :)

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  3. May i know when will redshift will be in in singapore?

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  4. The Redshift is a concept blaster from the Nerf Wii game, so far there is no news that its slated for actual production. :)

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  5. how do u paint ur longshot? spray paint, dry brush or wad?

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  6. I use a combination of spray paint, inking, dry brush and detailing techniques. Sometimes air brush too.

    Check out the NerfSG forums for guides and tips on how to paint your blaster. :)

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  7. i searched but couldn't find any guides on the forums.

    Do you have a link?

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  8. Check in the "Nerf Modification" section within the NerfSG forums. :)

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  9. if i go amazon and buy the thing how much will it cost for the shipping in singapore

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  10. umarz,

    Amazon.com does not ship Nerf blasters directly to Singapore, so you will need to get a local 3rd-party shipper to do it for you.

    Check at the following local 3rd-party shipper websites:

    vPost
    www.vpost.com.sg

    Borderlinx
    www.borderlinx.com

    OneNow
    www.onenow.com

    The seperate USA to SG shipping charges are based on volumetric weight (not the actual weight) of the package, so the shipping cost will depend on the size of the delivery box (which will vary based on item and quantity).

    Read the 3rd-party shipper's websites for more information on how this process works.

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  11. that firefly is boss how much do u think it would cost

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  12. Ian,

    With the sort of paintwork detail like the Firefly shown in the photos above, i guess it could easily command a price in the 3-digit range. :)

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  13. What is better, stampede or Vulcan?

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  14. Is it legal to bring a painted nerf gun into Singapore with an orange barrel tip?

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  15. ion.homedawg,

    Read these guidelines from the Singapore Police Licensing Dept:

    http://nerfsg.freeforums.org/guidelines-from-police-licensing-department-t981.html

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  16. Sg nerf,
    I already have a maverick, a deploy,and a longstrike.What two guns do you recomend me to buy next? thx :)

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  17. Awesomenerfer1999,

    Longshot and Stampede.

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  18. okay thanks.Oh btw, is the recon and raider good too?

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  19. Awesomenerfer1999,

    The Raider would be better, as it has the slam-fire feature and comes with a 35-dart drum magazine.

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  20. hi sgnerf where do i get the nerf jlot in sg

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  21. SURVIVOREQonPS3,

    Nerf Jolts are not available in Singapore so far, they currently have to be bought from overseas or ordered online.

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  22. WhicH gunS should I get next I have the recon,longstrike and jolt.(o:

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    1. Anonymous,

      Get a Longshot or Stampede.

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  23. Hi SG Nerf,
    What gun should I get next? My birthday is coming soon. Btw, I have the following guns:
    Speedload 6
    Rayven
    Recon
    Stampede
    Vulcan
    Longshot
    Barricade
    Reflex
    Barrel Break
    Maverick
    Nite Finder
    Jolt
    Alpha Trooper

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    1. Anonymous,

      Get the new Elite Series blasters when they are available in dept stores. :)

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  24. Thanks for the reply! But I'm in Australia, so i don't know when the N-Strike Elite blasters will be released here :(

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  25. Hi SG Nerf, I would like to ask if when spray painting a blaster, do I have to open the casing or simply just spray the shell? Thanks!

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    1. Anonymous,

      Its better to separate the casing into individual parts before spray painting them, this is so that you can apply a complete coat of paint on each piece... or else you may miss some areas or the paint may seep into adjoining moving parts and clog them, which could cause jams.

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