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Hi Everyone!  

As often happens with convention season (it's starting to seem like more of an all year thing these days!), I've had to keep my focus on getting projects finished and keeping to hard deadlines (which is not what I signed on for, Sarge! hehe).  I shuld know of previous years that my spring and summer ususally get gobbled up, but this year has been that X10.  It's giving me the opportunity to work with some really talented folks as well as projects that I couldn't have attempted with the small shop I had been occupying.  So long story short is as soon as I can get around to editing and posting photos, there's going to be a lot of cool stuff going up on my page here on dA.   You guys are the best and I sincerely appreciate the support.  Keep up the great work on you own masterpieces and I'll see you guys on here real soon :)

I still fully intend to keep up with the commission requests, so please don't hesitate to email me about proposed projects.   I'm also always looking to do more in the industry so I would love to hear if you have any suggestions for career opportunities.  As much as I'm enjoying the props and replicas, I need dem heath benefits with all the paint fumes I'm inhaling, hehe.

Much Respect,
Brian Johnson
Johnson Arms Replicas and Props

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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

Brian Johnson
Johnson Arms

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Mr Johnson, would commissioning a Doom 1 Marine Helmet be expensive?
JohnsonArms Apr 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't locate an existing replica out there, so unfortuately I think it would be pretty expensive to make as a scratch build.  Feel free to email me if you had a budget and I can see what could be fabricated for ya, thanks!
SageKnight-Photo Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Work.
JohnsonArms Mar 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
GeoffRox24 Mar 26, 2014  New member
Do you take Requests?
JohnsonArms Mar 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I sure do, but only by email to keep things organized :)  You can reach me at   Thanks! 
GeoffRox24 Mar 29, 2014  New member
Good. if you see a Message from you'll know it's me 
peachify Mar 22, 2014  New member
Ahh sent you an email!
JohnsonArms Mar 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! :)
Hey man, I sent you an e-mail. :3
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