This is a teaser for a Nerf Gun mod that I will be posting soon. It started with a broken Nerf Maverick that I wanted to mod. I tried to fix the gun while doing the drop barrel mod and removing the air restrictors but the gun was just defective. I thought about just getting rid of it and buying a new Maverick, I did buy a new Maverick which I will be modding later but I decide to mod the broken gun anyway. I had one problem though and that is, that I didn't know what I wanted to do except that I wanted to Steampunk the gun.
It wasn't unusual for me not to have a plan, most of my projects start with just an idea and no real plan. I pull out lots of supplies, paints, wires and found object and eventually something comes to me and I run with it but this time it was a real struggle. I started to cut pieces off the Maverick trying to do something different and I took apart the cylinder but I kept discarding ideas...and pieces until I was left with just the grip and trigger.
Around this time I purchased Bioshock 1 and 2 on the Steam Summer sale and I also saw the cool Big Daddy Nerf Mod made by . Finally I knew what I wanted to do but that was just the beginning. It started off well and I was excited, then I ran out of a particular wire I was using, so I got in my car and went to my local craft store but they didin't have it...okay...so I got back in my car and went to my not so local craft store and they didn't have it. Now I was disappointed but I figured I would just have to be patient and order it online only I couldn't find the right gauge and strength.
I was really bummed now and I had no patience so I started looking around the house as if I could make the wire just appear, that was when I thought of metal clothes hangers and luckily we had a few and it worked great, looking even better then the original wire. So what I thought was a major setback turned out to be a blessing and a way to expand my creativity by repurposing a common object...it also saved me money.
I'll be posting the final project soon and I hope you like it...it's turning out to be one of my favorites.
P.S. For those of you that my not know there is a Bioshock book and its pretty good, I'm listening to the Audiobook version.