Sunday, August 9, 2015

Gun , Boot Sole, and Painting

Gun for Hound 
Hand Weapon is completed.  Turned out awesome.
Used the Nerf Strongarm N-Srike Elite pistol.

Taped off the handle for two reasons, one - I liked the original color already there, two - because this the gun grip, keeping it original means less fading from gripping the handle.

For some reason the clear coat spray reacted weird on the metallic spray paint coat I did, it wanted to chemically strip the paint, weird.  So no clear coat, bummer.
Kept the barrel nozzle and trigger the original orange, kinda like it and there will be no issues or questions regarding it at conventions.
I made a plastic shroud to cover the ammo cylinder and rivet in place, turned out better than planned.  

The slide I painted black with clear coat and screwed it in place,using a black screw cover to hide the screw.

Boot Sole
After I glued on that first rubber sole to boot last weekend, I realized the upcoming difficulty of clamping on more as the sole got thicker in height.  So I crafted a make-shift frame around the boot that would enable me to add rubber sole pieces with applied clamped steady pressure.  Started with the other boot and used the contact cement on the first layer of soles.  Tomorrow I will remove boot to check results.

Fenders & Hood
I also sprayed a coat of green on both lower leg fenders.  I will have to do a second coat of green, noticed too many deep scratches and sand marks.
Also did a final clear coat on hood.

Decided to just spray the inside of headlight funnels a chrome color spray paint instead of trying the reflective paper.