Intro: Steampunk Nerf Vigilon Mod
Sir Corvus' Plasma Pistol is my Nerf Vigilon Mod. I went with the Vigilon over the Maverick for many reasons. I liked the disks and its silhouette better, but mostly to make it stand out more. First step is to break the gun apart without losing any of the screws. Then I spray painted both the gun and a few of the bits I would add later. I would like to note here that I used no base coat, but if I do it again I will spray a base black coat first. I wanted it to be two tone so I went with a hammered gunmetal and a gold with some shine to it. Next I reassembled the gun and made sure it still fired. The next was adding the decorative sculpting. I used air hardening modeling clay to sculpt the shell on the top, the wings and the name sash on the front. After it dried I sprayed it gold. The doodads attached to the side include watch insides, model battleship parts, and copper wire. The grip is made from leather that I cut to size and glued to the gun. Then I wrapped the handle with some brass wire that went into holes I drilled. The final step was to make a black wash that I rubbed the gun with to give it a used appearance, and added a little rust to the steel portion.