Monday, March 5, 2012

Nerf-y Weekend

I was given a Nerf Maverick that didn't work so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to try painting it up.
I followed these instructions for taking it apart, and though I probably could have continued following instructions to make it work again, my main goal was making it look different. (The trick is to take out all the screws. If it still doesn't come apart, look for more screws.)

I'm pretty happy with it, but now I want to get one of the others and pull it apart too.

My favorite online examples have things added to them.
Teal. (Or something in the blue-green family). Pretty.

This one's on Etsy. I love the flashlight addition.

Shiny. This one makes me want to get one of the rifles and try something like this in long version.

This one's my favorite. It's one of the reasons I tried making mine look all beat up.

Then, when crafts are complete we hit the "what do I do with it" stage. Mine has become a kids toy. The pop, when the trigger is pulled, is extra loud now so it's actually perfect for a play weapon. But I think I'm going to try keeping them functional when I paint them up in the future.

No, even though I don't know what to do with this one, it is not the end of this particular insanity. I will paint again in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Gun looks good. Dogs are lookin good, too. I've been out of town and then had a sick day, but I hope to be back on my feet tomorrow. Urgh.