How I Steampunked a Nerf Gun

I planned a Steampunk "Stopping Time..Forever Thirty-Nine" birthday party for myself last year and transformed my son's Nerf gun into a great Steampunk Costume Prop!
I started by spray-painting a Maverick Rev 6 Nerf Gun with bronze Metallic paint.
Next, I aged it by rubbing black paint all over the gun with a dry cloth to give it a worn look. I then lightly brushed silver metallic paint in accent areas. Once the paint dried, I added metal gears and miscellaneous hardware on both sides of the gun with super glue.
I then added a strip of pleather strapping to the top of the gun and added brads and buckles for embellishment.
Lastly, I decoupaged a piece of black lace to the handle for a touch of femininity.
Michelle Stewart
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  • Manny Paz Manny Paz on Jan 22, 2020

    Did you prime and sand before painting? Or did you just paint it as is?

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