custom movie props and customized nerf guns

NERF Barrel Break


A few updates from the shop tonight. The first two are “Boo”, Jayne’s gun from Firefly and Serenity fame. I decided to go with a unique color scheme and these photos show the gun at about 85% done. The last photo is a Barrel Break I’m working on and it’s about 90% done! 

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14 responses

  1. Trey Hockman

    That Barrel Break looks amazing! Reminds me of “Book of Eli”

    February 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

  2. Zach

    woah.. your paint jobs are intense. especially that barrel break

    March 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    • thank you! The steampunk ones are a lot of fun to paint

      March 12, 2011 at 5:26 am

  3. Raven

    May I ask you, how did you paint your barrel break? Have you done all the parts individually or all together. And if all individual, how did you took it apart?

    April 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    • Well, I take apart as much as I can and then I spend about an hour masking off the gun. After I paint those parts I remove the tape and then mask again on other parts. Then I get down to the detail painting and thats just really being careful and having a steady hand 🙂

      April 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm

  4. Gordon

    Do i Have to Sand if i want to spray paint my barrel break?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:45 am

  5. Erm, Do you need to sand it first?

    September 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    • That’s correct! Paint won’t stick to the parts that are shiny! Good luck Gordon!

      September 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

  6. Gordon

    Thank you! But won’t it feel rough afterwards?

    September 7, 2011 at 9:14 am

    • Sand the paint with a higher grit and then do the final paint coat. That will smooth it out!

      September 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm

  7. vincent

    thats one awesome paimtjob u did!!

    i m wanting to paint my barre break kinda like this one. especially the wood look of the grip thats just awesome.
    how did u get that wood look??

    October 6, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    • Thanks Vincent! It’s just a combination of brushwork and color blending. I developed that from trial and error, so practice I think is the best way to get good at it. You may also look up faux wood finish on google. Good luck!

      October 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

  8. That’s really nice,I just primed one this afternoon,I’m going steam punk with it and adding some gauages and other embelishments,Including an octopus emblem.

    December 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

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