Be prepared to fend off airship pirates or even the dreaded air kraken!
Mod some cheap water guns to give them a steampunk look with little more than paint.
Step 1: What You'll Need
To give the guns a bit more style you'll need:
- Primer or spray paint for plastic
- Acrylic craft paints (black, brown, silver & bronze)
- Spray on clear coat or sealer
- Drywall compound
- Masking tape
- Scraps of pleather and interesting plastic bottle (optional)
Step 2: Prep the Guns
Fill the screw holes with joint compound and sand the gun again lightly after the putty has dried.
Use masking tape to cover up any important moving parts or openings.
Step 3: Prime Time
The Krylon paint we used recommended waiting a week for the paint to become chip proof, so we set the guns somewhere safe and waited until the following weekend.
Step 4: Let Out Your Inner Artist
Be warned, you might need to apply the metallic paint in several coats to get a nice finish as some of the cheap craft paints are rather thin.
Rub a bit of black and brown paint over the gun after the initial painting is done to give it a used and dirty look.
Step 5: Seal 'er Up
Step 6: Add the Extra Bits
To finish off one of the guns I put together a little cuff to cover where the water storage connects with the rest of the weapon. I just took a scrap of pleather and sewed it into a loop that fit the connector.
I also switched out the original water bottle for the green base of a spray bottle.
For night time water fights, I plan on throwing a little glow stick into the bottle to make it glow (although this will likely make me an easy target).