Anyhow, I've recently gotten into the fun of the world of Nerf blasters when a co-worker showed off his Maverick and Recon. I ended up going out and getting a Maverick for myself and was awed by the range of different kinds of blasters you could get. An entire shopping mall aisle dedicated to Nerf blasters, super soakers, vests and ammo, etc. I have since bought a Stampede and with the recent stock sale I picked up a Vulcan too. (I love those big Rambo style guns, is there a Nerf Gatling Gun?) The Stampede and Vulcan are still in their boxes though, haven't had a chance to pull them out yet. Trying to source a good supplier of affordable and decent quality D batteries.
After much googling and falling in love with other people's repainted or modded arsenals, I wanted to do the same thing. I'm a bit shy about modding though, I'm not that clued in on all the handyman work and different kinds of springs, brass tubings, re-wiring voltages and hacking or chopping up parts that a lot of folks can do. (I'd love to, but I don't wanna risk wrecking them, and I'd need someone to show me how it's done properly, DIY How-to picture guides and Youtube guides can be pretty hazy at times).
So yeah, here's a pic of my repainted Maverick. Following the advice of many sites saying to wash and sand between coats, I used Tamiya paints, using Gloss Black for the blaster's main body and turret section and Matt Black on the handle parts. Gunmetal Silver for the metallic areas and a cool dark purple/blue for the grip and aesthetic bits. The purple is actually more dark-blueish lavendar purple in real life, for some reason, the camera flash has made it look more of a lilac purple. I also hit it with a few coats of matt/satin varnishes.
I know painting blasters mostly or all-black is frowned upon, but I don't think I'll be fooling about in public places with it anytime soon, (my folks own a large acreage of property out bush with heaps of trees/stuff to hide about anyway).
I'm also keen to sand down and repaint the Stampede and Vulcan when I get the time to, just need to decide on what colours/camo patterns, etc. (and no, NO neon hot pink or Hello Kitty!/My Little Pony style guns in my house just cuz I'm a lady!)
PS: Kind of curious if there's many (or any?) aussie girl nerfers out there or if it's pretty much totally dominated by guys. (yes, I'm a bit of a tomboy, I was raised on Lego, Ninja Turtles, Transformers and other awesome stuff while my sister was more into Barbie and Cabbage Patch Kids) I'm also getting into fishing too, so an extra hello to all the nerfers here that like to angle as well.