I have been looking for a Steampunk Blunderbuss for a while and could not afford some of the wonderful creations I had seen so armed with an old clock, a nerf maverick rev 6, a funnel, a glue gun, and some Warhammer paint I decided to resolve my armoury issue. This is my first attempt at doing a Mod - Hope you like it
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Step 1: Buy Yourself a Nerf Maverick!
Get yourself a Nerf Gun, I chose a Maverick for its size, and duelling capabilities when taking over other peoples airships.
Search out an old clock in a thrift store and dismantle - watch out for flying springs
Buy a funnel or steal one from the kitchen, I'm probably in trouble next time my wife looks for hers!
Step 2: I Have a Yellow Gun and I Want to Paint It Black
You don't have to have a mechanics spray booth, just a paintbrush and some black acrylic paint - you can key the nerf with sandpaper to get better adhesion, or be prepared for a few coatings and touch ups!
Step 3: Fixing Your Funnel
Now take your funnel, mine is one where the cone and the tube detach. You need to chop your funnel up to leave you a cone , and saw off a small collar with the thread that the cone attaches to and hot glue this onto the end of your gun - you can now screw on and off the blunderbuss part of your gun.
Step 4: Paint Your Wagon - Err Blunderbuss
I used some Warhammer paints - Boltgun Metal, Tin Bitz, Snakebite Leather, Brown Ink, and Burnished Gold. The great thing with these paints is if you don't like it choose another paint and just paint over it. I was going for a mettalic look so main colour is called tin bitz.
At this stage its now down to Modding which is very individual. I had bought a broken clock with the little spinny balls in a thrift store that I will use to mod my gun.
Step 5: Clockworking!
With a bust up clock try and find a set of cogs that will be able to go together - As i am no mechanic I am not attempting to make moving parts but hot glue bits and pieces together. I put parts on both side of gun for aesthetics and just to look so cool!
Step 6: The End Result
Clockwork added , and Nerf Darts loaded the job is done and I have an airship to board
Step 7: Another Nerf'ish Mod - Didn't Step by Step This Though
I have another modded store bought gun, I think in looks, it is similar to a nerf - also fires darts.
It is mainly store bought gun, painted with Warhammer paints, Tin Bitz, Dwarf Bronze, and Gun Metal - The additions are metal bar, curtain hooks, and wind up torch hot glued to top. The curtain hooks will have a wire coil threaded through.