Yes, back on the computer where I can do a proper update..ok, proper for me anyways..hehe. Some of these will be familiar, but I got photos with the DSLR this time 🙂 I’ll be on vacation next week so I’m hoping to get a lot done and actually do some spring cleaning…in the fall. Yep. Hehe
More cool stuff coming. Thanks for visiting!
Spent a good part of the day at the workshop and I think I got a lot accomplished. Too tired to know for sure..I’ll check to see what I actually did tomorrow 🙂 Hope these photos will work until I get some good sunlight tomorrow!
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!
Thanks to a generous gift in the mail today , I started work on a custom painted Nerf Vigilon from the upcoming Vortex series. It was stamped with a few odd phrases…DO. NOT. SELL. 🙂 I didn’t pay a dime, so I’m going to assume I won’t have my doors kicked in any time soon! I posted some photos below of the gun out of the box as well as into the sanding phase. It’s got putty drying right now, but tomorrow I should be ready to base coat and then get after masking this weekend. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it comes out, because I have no idea what I’m going to do with it at the moment 🙂
Stay tuned, as the photos show there are some other cool props in the works as well! Add me on facebook if you want to see more WIP photos of this and all the other silliness! facebook.com/johnson.arms
Laying out some of the loot
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Just a few quick photos of the gold variation. I’m feeling a bit under the weather, so this is short and schweet!
Here’s the steel one just for contrast. Have a good day/night guys!
Hey Folks! Spent a good part of the day getting things packed up and almost finished up the Stampedes and Long Las rifle. It was still humid as all hell, but I got a lot done inside where it was still pretty dry. It will get better and the month moves along, which will be a great thing for paint drying! If you have any interest in doing a commissioned piece, feel free to contact me. I’ll be ready for the next batch of stuff later this week. Thanks and enjoy the WIP photos from today!
I did another one of these Otter Boxes for a photographer friend on DeviantArt.com. I did it for almost cost, mainly because they’ll be able to tell me how well the finish puts up with daily use. I hope it does well so I can offer some other colors.
Recently I did a little Buck Rogers-styled squirt gun for my Dad. For my Brother I decided to do something along the same lines, but this time around I went with a tiny cap gun revolver. I guess I just think the little guns are cool to display without taking up much room. I’m sure they appreciate that aspect of the gifts 🙂
The first one of these Lanard X8s that I did got a lot of attention, probably due to the rarity of the gun. These are tough to find in stores, especially in states that don’t have the chains where they’re sold. You can find them online, but they’re usually marked up 2-300% (retail is about 9-10.00). This is also the same for the Lanard X6. Here’s some WIP photos showing the removal of the rear hammer guard. It takes a bit of patience to get them shaved off without a lot of rough edges, but if you take your time it can come out looking pretty cool.
Sanded and then filled in the recess where “Made in China” was stamped. I also filled the mold dimples. After all this is sanded and made stock looking I will take the guns apart to paint the trigger, barrel, and also the cocking mechanism under the handle. That should be tomorrow if the filler has dried completely.
Thanks again for visiting – email me if you need anything!
A Smattering of stuff from the past week. Sorry a lot of them are phone photos, folks, but I don’t bring out the heavy photo weapons when it’s 120% humidity 🙂
There a lot of things in the works, so I promise there will be some neat-o things to see soon. Until then, thank you all so much for the support and commission requests. I am truly honored to have such great people around me.
Enjoy the photos and don’t forget to tell a friend…or a movie producer. 😉
Thanks for looking!
So Lanard makes some pretty sweet looking foam dart guns. These are two of my favorites, but they don’t offer them in my part of the world. Jim Smith was kind enough to find some and mail them to me, so this weekend is “Larard Weekend” 🙂 Yes, I’m working on about 5 other things as well, but these have me excited about how they’re going to come out. Here’s a few photos showing the projects, hope you find them interesting as well! Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there doing “research” on the nerf guns 🙂
Yes, that’s a mini Halo rifle!