But, what does a cosplaying adventurer in the vein of H.G.Wells need to properly accessorize? A gun! (And a cool hat, but I didn't take any photos of the bulding-up process - I still have hot glue stuck to my fingernails.)
Cheapest bang for the buck on Amazon. All that is needed to continue are two cans of outdoor metallic spray paint, and a bunch of little doodads hiding around the house in need of a purpose.
Also, if you try this, stick all the screws that held the thing together on a piece of tape in the order you took them out - you'll thank me later.
|Nerf Mod - the basics|
Old buttons, washers, and paper stabby things (you know, the brass ones that were hip before staplers were invented) - who knew how retro-futuristic they could all look?
Nearly done, except for touching up some paint. And it works! (Thank you digital photography, you are the greatest invention, ever.)
You can get a feel for the "authenticity" in this photo created by scratching the plastic. Great use of old costume jewelry, too, if I do say so, myself.
|Awesome Steampunk Shotgun|
Funny that all the under 20's knew exactly what it was. Truly worth the effort, if only to exercise those "little grey cells" with a creative project!