Monday, March 26, 2012

My Raider's Rebellious Paint Job

So I decided with my Raider I wanted to try something new. I usually go with steampunk-ish styles, and faux-wood additions. This time I wanted to do something a little more radical than that. I received some inspiration after watching an episode of Samurai Champloo which involved a bunch of old Edo era punks and graffiti.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Un-Sight-ly: Too Attached To Your Attachments?

Now we are all aware of the many different accessories that Nerf has released over the years for their N-Strike lineup. There are sights and lights to spare, but which ones should you use?

There are tactical lights, tactical sights, tactical scope, barrels and clips upon clips. Some came with the guns, and some came packaged separately.

My First Pinpoint Sight

Well, it really pays to know Spanish today.
Why? You may ask. Because for about a third the usual price on eBay I was able to pick up an N-Strike Pinpoint Sight Mission Kit! It's all thanks to the extra little lingo I learned while living in Spain.

I got this baby off of the Mexican eBay site, Mercadolibre; and it was significantly cheaper than any of them I've seen on eBay. The most expensive cost was just shipping it here, but even then it was still a fraction of a shipped one within the states.

Anyway, I'm still not sure what I will put it on. I don't plan on getting rid of it any time soon, and you can be sure that if I do stick it on something I sell, the value of that blaster will go up.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My Hornet Giveaway Arrived At Destination

I'm just going to post up real quick a video that NerfPause made. He finally received the custom Nerf Hornet that I sent him, after winning it on Bazookafied's weekly giveaways. It took twice as long as I was told it would, and I was worried it may have gotten lost. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this video just as much as it appears NerfPause is enjoying the Hornet.

One of the things he mentions in the video is a lack of clear coat. This was one of my older paint jobs and I have been clear coating things for a little bit now. All aside, it was a mistake that I used to make in the past, but has been remedied because I realized without the clear coat I wasn't giving people nearly the reliable quality that I had originally wanted to.
I was very happy to see this video, as it is basically feedback to me as well. He likes the paint job, but I need to work on a few things to improve upon it. It's things like this video that help me improve to give people the best I can.