Step 8: Gun

This step took a lot longer then I thought it would, but it was fun!

Nerf gun (I used a Nerf Recon CS6)
Paint Brushes or Q-tips
Screw Driver.


1. Start by taking the gun apart. This is important because if you spray paint the gun while it is together you may spray paint some pieces and make them stick.

2. I would suggest taking a picture of the insides be4 removing everything. If you don't it could cause a headache later. I had to search the internet to figure out how everything goes back together!

3. Next take the body pieces and spray paint them with a base coat.

4. From here on out, its painting or spray painting the gun as desired. Go with metal colors like silvers, coppers, bronzes. And have fun with it! You can design your own color schemes like I did or look online and copy other peoples designs. Their is a lot of inspiration online.

5. Let everything dry. Work on different pieces or parts of your outfit, or do what I did and get food ^.^

6. Now that everything is dry, and it has to be thoroughly dried-not tacky, you can start putting it back together. Reference your picture from the beginning. If that does not help, do a Google search for "how to put (your Nerf gun name) together." There are video tutorials out there because people tend to mod the insides of the guns to make them perform better.
Here's a great Youtube video I used if you have the same gun as me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAHWIhJ05GY
<p>Great job! :)</p>
Wow.. so cute! <br>n.n
Oh, wow! Thanks! I didn't exactly follow your directions, but you totally inspired the cheapest corset I've ever made! I never thought of repurposing a cheapy one with new fabric. (Instead of cutting out a new one, I just duct taped the fabric over it... lazy version, but it worked.) $10 corset= happiness!
Super awesome! Totally gonna make this! :)
awesome outfit!
Thank you!! I worked so hard on it and i am so excited about the outcome. i am so glade u and everyone else thinks its as awsome as i think it is! &lt;3
now you just need some fold-out wings of epicness!!!
I'd give you candy, little girl!
haha thats kinda creepy, but i like candy so its all good. but only if its reese's!
Very cool costume and detailed ible. :)
Thank you, it was a lot of fun to make the costume, and just as much fun documenting it for everyone!
shure that you need a cute, stylish and pretty model to complete this costume
Nice work!<br>On a side note, &quot;Representing Long Island FTW!&quot;
Hmmm how did you know I was from Long island? lol
Could I possible be a little stalkerish. . . Just Kidding!!!<br>The Sea Wolves shirt gave it away. <br>I used to be a student at SBU I decided I didn't want to major in anything they had to offer. That was back in 2003-2005 though.<br>
OH HAHAHAHA That makes a lot of sense. That didnt even cross my mind as a way of figuring out that I lived on long island. I thought maybe somewhere on my profile it said long island new york or somthing lol<br><br>What major did you want that they didnt have?
When I started there I was going for Computer Science but it was a little too dry for me. Then I switched to Geology but couldn't see myself staring at rocks for the rest of my life. Astronomy was next but staring up at the sky was starting to hurt my neck. I tried an Anthropology / Sociology combo but didn't like either. Lastly I went the American History route but figured outside of teaching there isn't much to do with that one. That was 4 semesters but at least I managed to meet all of the DEC requirements for just about anything and most of those credits transferred with me.<br><br>I said screw it and went to Briarcliffe in Patchogue and ended up getting a degree in Networking and Internet Technology, my original love. I though Computer Science would be fun at SBU but it was all programming and none of the fun stuff.

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