Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Urban vs Tacticool

I think I may have managed to paint the most badass raider ever. Not going to lie when I say this is, hands down, my favorite so far, despite it being 2 years in the making.

Basically, I was working on one of my signature Maverick commissions when I saw the half painted husk of my raider sitting on the table. I had put it there weeks ago with the thought that I would life to finish it, but losing motivation shortly after. This time I was not to be deterred. I mixed up some paint until I could match the old brick color I used a couple years back, and very happily found a match; then I got to work.

About halfway through painting side two I had a dilemma. The first side had some cool custom graffiti that I painted on, but what was I to do with the second side? As luck had it, banksy was on my mind, and I don't think there would've been a better inspiration for what I wanted this to look like. A little later I had the brick all painted on and was cutting out a small stencil to put my own little banksy touch to the brick, and it couldn't have turned out better.

One thing I realized later was that I did mess up a little originally and put cs-6. I don't know what I was thinking. That was 2 years ago and probably the only thing wrong in the whole thing, but it doesn't matter cause it looks bad ass. 

The hardest part of this however wad the fact that the blaster had been torn apart two years ago. Lucky I had a second raider to tear apart so I could try and figure out what I was doing. Somehow I still had all the screws and everything went together just fine.

I took a few pics and then grabbed the Rayven I did recently, feeling it would make a perfect partner in a picture. Looked pretty neat.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Boredom Spawned Motivations

Hopefully some of you are still watching my blog, I finally have some updates for you!

After falling off the planet for the nteenth time, I finally got something new done. I have a number of blasters I've been wanting to work on and finally finished one. My tacticool Rayven. Yeah tacticool may be kind of fading from popularity, but I still love the style. It's another blue color accented blaster, yes I need to break away from that color a little, which I plan on doing.

The next is something you haven't seen in forever, and that is progress on the forgotten alpha meson blaster. I'm still not sure if I'll ever finish it, but I'm a few steps father forward. And even if it takes me years more to finish it, it's not like dr. who is going to fall out of popularity.

Anyway, I'm posting this on my phone because my 9 year old computer suffered massive failure for the 3rd time in the last year. I don't think I'm going to fix it this time, but I'm just telling you in case my pictures don't work, that is the problem.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

WTF China?! TaoBao Is Full Of Weird And Awesome

So, I know that China loves to pretend copyright laws don't exist... or at least it seems that way some times.

Now I don't know if you've ever had the enjoyment of looking through the TaoBao website, (Basically a Chinese eBay) but if you have, you will probably have noticed a number of things that made you tilt your head or maybe wish you could get your hands on for it's unique look.

Well, through a recent fun search through this interesting selection I found a few, that I thought were worth noting to everyone else.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

'Murica! The Air Force Inspired Long Shot

Hello again everyone!
We are extremely excited to show off our newest creation and commission! I'm going to admit we had our doubts about how it would turn out while we were working on it, but in the end it became another stunner; dear to our heart, and it will be missed as it goes off into the wild blue yonder.

My wife's sister's husband is the one who commissioned us to make this for his brother's birthday. We got the idea when thinking about the commissioner, who was enrolled in the ROTC for the Air Force. We figured something a little more personalized would be awesome to see. The best part is that he has no idea what we've done to it yet. He just told us he wanted one of the 'big Nerf rifles'. So I'm sure he will be just as surprised as his brother.

Anyway, without further ado, here it is:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Super Soakers and More of the Tek 4 LOTS OF PICS!!

Hello! Sarah here! I decided to try my hand at taking photos and uploading the blog. Ben has been very productive the last few days and finished two Super Soakers and the Tek 4 (which has already been posted). Enjoy! 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Neo-Tek: The Tek 4 to Die For

I know you have all seen many of the week looking, goofy colored buzz bee blasters, including the wimpy looking Tek 4. Well, I surprised myself this time with how well this paint job worked out, and managed to make one of my favorite blasters to date. I'm sure this is one that anyone would be happy to show off, and have amongst their armory.

More pictures after the jump. --->

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Commission Week: It's Finally Over

It's been a long 15 day week getting these blasters finished, but well worth it! The results are stunning as always, and I know you are all jumping out of your seats to look at the pics. So, without further ado, here they are. (Mixed in is a few of the older blasters I've done, was just how I set up the shots was all.)