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For Halloween 2008, I was a vampire bounty hunter that specializes in killing my own kind. I traveled to New Orleans -- which is sort of vampire mecca -- and the hunting was spectacular. Here, I document how I made my Vampire-Hunting Handgun with UV bullets and cartridge prop, which was inspired by the UV-weapons in the movie Underworld.

Step 1: Start with a Suitable Toy Gun

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I chose a Nerf N-Strike Maverick, which is quite an amazing toy for only $8.

Step 2: Disassemble the Gun

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Disassemble the gun and figure out how to fit some lights inside.

Step 3: LEDs and a Battery in the Barrel

Putting the LEDs and a battery into the barrel allowed the barrel to still rotate and advance when you pulled the trigger. I cut slits in the side of the barrel with a Dremel to allow light come out of the sides, in addition to the front. I had to cut away portions of the barrel to get everything to fit.

I soldered six white LEDs in series with a resistor, switch, and a 9 volt battery clip. Each LED was then hot glued into position within the barrel.

Step 4: Cut the Gun to Fit a Glow-Stick

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Cut holes in the handle so that a glow-stick fits into the gun like a cartridge.

Step 5: Spray Paint

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Spray paint the body black and the trigger and other highlights silver. I also did a light coating on the inside, so no yellow would be visible along the seam of the body.

Step 6: Dry Brush Silver

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Inspired by many of gmjhowe's paint-jobs, I dry-brushed silver to give the gun a worn look. I found it most effective to spray silver paint into a small puddle, dip a paintbrush in the puddle, then paint newspaper until I was barely transferring any further paint. Finally, I would use the almost-dry paintbrush to highlight the edges of the gun, and any other exposed surfaces that would likely be worn.

I also sanded off the Nerf logo on the gun's slide.

Step 7: Reassemble the Gun

Note how the barrel still rotates.

Step 8: Hunt Vampires

Crack the glow-stick, switch on the LEDs, and hunt down some vampires.
 
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come find me!!! i am a vampire!!
You are a paranoid imp.
you are a paranoid chimp.

OH SNAP!!!
He calls everyone an imp. He called my friend and a bunch of other people imps.
hehe im just short
Garrus2 years ago
You got this from LordDraconial on youtube!!!!!


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq3t_etZ8Og

No he didn't. This article was published in 2008, where as the video you linked was uploaded in 2011.
Cyclone17642 years ago
If you had glasses and darker hair then you would look like max from the lost boys
clark9813 years ago
Imp!!!!! xD
Crus5ver3 years ago
my maverick just look like it execpt theres no light
i even paint the darts too!
Crus5ver3 years ago
wow
i have a nerf recon and it was broken and i fixed it somehow
then i have to paint it
it's colours just look like yours
totally going to get a Maveric and do half of this to it(no glow stick)
tgriner13 years ago
What I've got planned to do is modify a disposable camera flash below where the darts come out, and put a switch in the handle behind the trigger. That way when you pull the trigger the flash goes off as the dart comes out! Downside is that you have to wait for the flash to recharge before you fire again... May need a bigger battery.
they have a gun that does that already. its called the firefly.
SHIFT!3 years ago
Hahaha, Malarious photo boss!
goatgirly5 years ago
how did you make the awesome fangs?
ewilhelm (author)  goatgirly5 years ago
Christy's Dad, Bob Canida, is a dentist, and he made them for us. More pictures here:
http://www.8-legs.org/ewilhelm/events/2003%20events/2003-10-17%20haunted%20dentist%20office/
how are we suposed to know "Cristy's Dad" >:(
imrobot5 years ago
oddly enough your fangs look real.....
ewilhelm (author)  imrobot5 years ago
They are real.
lasr1 ewilhelm5 years ago
If that's true, what do people say to you when they see them?
ewilhelm (author)  lasr15 years ago
Mostly, "oddly enough your fangs look real..... "
Haha! that cracked me up! clearly those aren't the cheap dollar store fangs so how did you make them? now to paste up those cracks...
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Dude he said they are real.
your like a tech freak
JBZG will4213 years ago
impressive!
If only there was a way to thumbs-up comments.
imrobot will4214 years ago
holy crap... that... is... amazing!
Not the only one, I see, then to have fangs in human form, though mine are very much shorter.  And I have four to your 2.

Though, on a more serious note, I do like your trickery with the Maverick.  Personally wouldn't destroy mine (though I'd not refuse stuffing a AAA battery and LED into the dart slots on occasion), but that's just me.
lasr1 ewilhelm5 years ago
lol
how... (i sense a instructable) (write it !!!)
Robot-man.
April fools?
salazam3 years ago
this is the only part I don't like, I find it unnecessary.
skimmo4 years ago
it doesnt apair to fire?
mg0930mg skimmo4 years ago
It's a prop.
Mplinnc4 years ago
And that was a nerf gun
post an instructable on how to modify the gimp suit you had lying around from last nights boy night in
This is really awesome.  I hav that gun so im gonna mak this just cuz it's that awesome.  For anyone who doesnt have a dentist friend,  Scarecrow fangs are a rlly good brand, they're what i use as a lifestyler.  U can find them for about 15 bucks at Hot Topic or pretty much any Halloween store like Spirit or Johnny Brocks.  They also have a website.
tanis93195 years ago
dude you need to get laid and quick arnt you a little old to go trick or treating?????????
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