JonnyBGood's Other Hobby

Well this may seem out of place in the K'nex forum, but since I am a member of the group I think this still applies. For the last couple of months I've been pretty inactive as far as my K'nex building has been concerned but as you can probably see from the pictures my time was being completely consumed by my Nerf hobby. Let me also state this while I'm at it.... No this does not mean I've stopped K'nex building, I've just been sidetracked for awhile. My reasoning for moving to Nerf is mainly because of a resolve I made at New Years to start tinkering with electronics, and of course I wanted to keep shooting projectiles so Nerf was perfect. It also allowed me to participate in more wars, again I love K'nex and I look forward to our once a year K'nex war, but one isn't quite enough for me.  Nerf also gave me one other edge that I wasn't getting with K'nex, and that was a marketable product. Kids are willing to pay on average (based on me stalking ebay for a month) 40-80$ depending on gun and paint job quality. So I have a possible source of income custom painting Nerf guns.  When should I expect another K'nex ible'? Well I have one last Nerf build I really want to do ( rapidstrike uzi ) and after that I will refocus of getting some war guns together for the K'nex war this year.    So in summary, that has been what I've been up too. If you like any of my work and would like to make an offer I will gladly consider anything reasonable, so send me a PM. I plan on eventually selling "Vanguard" themed white Strongarm's because I can paint those relatively quickly. The Rayven Roughcut integration ( Mine is called the Universal Remote) is my piece de resistance right now and I'm insanely happy with how it's going. If you know a friend that may be interested in my work, I'd appreciate any referral. Also note that I'm not doing any commissions.... yet. I'm kind of addicted to the art of making a well painted and functioning Nerf gun right now.  Thanks for reading, more K'nex projects coming soon!     JonnyBGood

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Nyce! Haha we came to Instructables from opposite sides and picked up each other's hobbies eh? Lol

JonnyBGood (author)  nerfrocketeer2 years ago

No kidding! I've always loved the idea of kinetic art and this is no exception.

Same here- much agreed!

myOmy2 years ago

I love the paint job and combination of Rayven and roughcut. When I get off of school, I am going to get a job for money. I might think of asking you to make one for me.

JonnyBGood (author)  myOmy2 years ago

I'd love too! Please keep in mind though, the cost of the nerf weapons to make this. I used a rayven, roughcut, and a long strike barrel. I could use a recon or retaliatory barrel but the long strike one is a lot cooler looking.

I have pretty much every nerf gun :P. I'd be willing to send you them + whatever money you want for the mods.

Thanks for keeping us updated. :)

Universe Remote looks pretty cool, and I really like Phoenix.

Now you and NK have two hobbies in commen, huh?

JonnyBGood (author)  CorgiCritter2 years ago

Yeah, guess so... lol. He wasn't really the catalyst of this push though, another friend of mine got me into it again.

Ok. When I was younger I was obsessed with Nerf. I didn't mod them though.

those look awesome!

Can't wait to see the instructable!

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