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I wanted to invite everyone to add me on Instagram, I think you'd enjoy seeing all the photos that don't make it on Deviant Art.  If you're interested, I'm listed under Johnsonarmsprops or instagram.com/johnsonarmsprops


See you all there!
  • Listening to: Stitcher Radio - Tom and Dan
  • Reading: Reddit
  • Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Drinking: Agua
Borderlands 2 inspired Jakob's Revolver Prop by JohnsonArms
Borderlands 2 inspired Jakob's Revolver Prop
This came out pretty nice, I think!  I did end up adding more gold details on the body after this photo was taken (I'll update it eventually!).  It doesn't fire anything gun being that it started as a light gun for a PS2 game, but it does have a huge barrel now and gets peoples' attention, haha.  Hope you guys like how it came out!



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Feel free to contact me regarding commissions here: Johnsonarms76@gmail.com
My Website and Blog: johnsonarmsprops.com
Check out all the progress on Facebook: facebook.com/johnson.arms
Lots of videos and tutorials here: youtube.com/johnsonarms
My shop on Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/JohnsonArmsP…
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Baby Groot Test Paint by JohnsonArms
Baby Groot Test Paint
Here's a 3D print of the infamous "Baby Groot" :)  It will eventually be a dancing version, but hopefully as faithful to the original seen on screen.  As soon as it's done, I will be sure to share it here.  I'm really looking forward to blowing my kids' minds with this one, haha



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Feel free to contact me regarding commissions here: Johnsonarms76@gmail.com
My Website and Blog: johnsonarmsprops.com
Check out all the progress on Facebook: facebook.com/johnson.arms
Lots of videos and tutorials here: youtube.com/johnsonarms
My shop on Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/JohnsonArmsP…
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Master Chief Mk V Helmet Replica by JohnsonArms
Master Chief Mk V Helmet Replica
Here's a finished replica of the MC's helmet in Halo 3.   I did the prep and paint on this one which I hope did the casting justice.  It really had a deeper color to it in person, sorry the photo got a bit washed out!


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Feel free to contact me regarding commissions here: Johnsonarms76@gmail.com
My Website and Blog: johnsonarmsprops.com
Check out all the progress on Facebook: facebook.com/johnson.arms
Lots of videos and tutorials here: youtube.com/johnsonarms
My shop on Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/JohnsonArmsP…
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Custom Halo Reach Pilot Helmet by JohnsonArms
Custom Halo Reach Pilot Helmet
Here's the first finished cast of the Pilot helmet from Reach.  That visor was a real pain in the $%#@, but I think any future attempts will be a lot easier, haha.  


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Feel free to contact me regarding commissions here: Johnsonarms76@gmail.com
My Website and Blog: johnsonarmsprops.com
Check out all the progress on Facebook: facebook.com/johnson.arms
Lots of videos and tutorials here: youtube.com/johnsonarms
My shop on Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/JohnsonArmsP…
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I wanted to invite everyone to add me on Instagram, I think you'd enjoy seeing all the photos that don't make it on Deviant Art.  If you're interested, I'm listed under Johnsonarmsprops or instagram.com/johnsonarmsprops


See you all there!
  • Listening to: Stitcher Radio - Tom and Dan
  • Reading: Reddit
  • Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Drinking: Agua

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Brian Johnson
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Thought it time for a re-write of all this after a year!


Thank you for visiting my page, I appreciate your interest in what I do. What do I do exactly? I'm not sure yet to be honest...but for the time being, I am a maker of custom props and painter of replicas. I work primarily in paint so what you see in the photos is all paint. There are a few times where this is not the case, but I generally point this out. I am seeing a bit of a move towards incorporating painted and non-painted parts to make a final product where you can't see where the real ends and the trickery begins, hehe.

I do work a lot with Nerf guns and those from similar brands. They're a blast and until I can afford the CNC machines, Ol' Brian has to work with what he can get his hands on. I do keep some functional when I don't have to muck around with the guts. Others are purely fantasy guns that look great with that insanely expensive HALO costume you just commissioned, heh. I also have a love for all things Steampunk and although my work would not show up at the definitive definition as such, I do feel they complement they style nicely and I'll strive to get better at making them.

So please have a look through my past year of playing Santa's helper. I hope you'll find something you enjoy and please feel free to contact me if you have something you need built to order. "If you've got the money, honey, I've got the time!" lol

All the best and thank you for you comments, support and friendship. You guys make it all worth while :)


Brian Johnson
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Dragolich82 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Photographer
I was wondering if you have the capability to make a PGM Hécate II and how much that would cost
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MrTommaya Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Hey there, your gallery is amazing!! Quick question, have you ever thought about proposing theses weapon models on the steam workshop of the Team Fortress 2 video game?
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Mad-Monstress Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Your gallery completely wows me!! You do absolutely amazing work that makes me drool on my keyboard lol :jawdrop:
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AxelHonoo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Brian it's been a while.
I've got a question for you. Would you be able to custom make a Halo Assault rifle and DMR for me? You're the only person I know that makes excellent replicas of the Halo guns. I can pay you through Paypal, since I know how it works now.
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hazeypics Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Hi there, loved the oakley longshot you did, got me thinking about decals, was wondering if you make yours? Or do you order them from somewhere? I tried cutting iut some masks but havnt found a good way of sticking down the paper whilst i spray, if you have any advice that would be great!! 

Ps. Amazing vulcan mini gun! (:
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you liked the way they came out!  As for the decals, I actually try to use vinyl negatives to make a self-adhering mask for painting over.  Then I peel off the vinyl and that leaves the graphic except it's in paint and can also be weathered or whatever :)  I also use waterslide decals which are printed with an inkjet and then sealed with a special spray for just that purpose (locks in the ink so it won't run when you get the decal wet at application time).   They sell the sheets online and you have a choice of clear or white.  Also pay attention to whether it says inkjet or laserjet because you don't want to get those two mixed up.   Laserjets use heat to bond the toner powder and inkjets just use in that dries naturally so they use different paper that isn't interchangeable.

That was probably more than you wanted to hear, but I tend to do that, haha.   I hope it helps you out!
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hazeypics Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
no man that was amazing!! (O: thank you for your time! ......... can i be reeeal cheeky and ask one more question, I want to smooth a couple of joins on my gun, couple of bits I thought could look good smoothed out, do you use a certain, mmmmmm, putty? bonder? if this is to much harassment let me know! I don't want you to feel like you have to take out a restraining oder on me lol 
PS. your battling gun is AMAAAAZING!!!!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
No worries at all, I use bondo putty as well as apoxy putty which hardens to a rock, but still able to be sanded.  Thank you and I'm glad you like my work!
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Sachelman Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I can't remember if I've asked this before, but what kind of paint do you use? I'm making a XL64 mock-up and I need to re-paint the l85's green furniture.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
For details I use modelmaster paint by Testors.  They're all good, honestly.  I do prefer the oil based enamels over acrylic, but that's a personal preference and also a smart idea for people painting indoors (try not to do that anyways.  haha)
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