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District 9 Themed Nerf Diatron by JohnsonArms District 9 Themed Nerf Diatron by JohnsonArms
When I picked this up in the store, it just screamed District 9 to me (that happens when I don't take the meds!). I finally got around to finishing it and wanted to share the results!




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tman193 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I LOVE this blaster mold so seeing is customized makes me happy. I'd love to see what else could be done with this.
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venenation Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the first modded Diatron I have seen!
I actually picked one up the other day for a new paint job and LED additions.
Awesome work on this!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much!  Sorry the angle of the photo makes the protruding part look a little wonky, but I promise it looks a lot better in person :)   I wish you well on your project and I hope you'll let me know when you finish it up!  I'd love to check it out!
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Sessen18 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist
For me it screams "Dead Space". (Plasma Cuter)
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Agreed! :)
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AmpOwl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work! i love how you made it look like old, scratched metal, it really adds to the District 9 feel.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!  I'm glad you like the details :)
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Kl4pp5tuhl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013

Dunno why, but the Diatron always makes me think of these chinese dragons that you see at festivals.

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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's that gaping mouth that does it.  That could be a really cool idea for a paintjob :)
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Kl4pp5tuhl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013

I was thinking about doing that paintjob myself, but am inexperienced with using air-powered paintbrushes. Cause a regular spray can probably won't do for that.

 

But if anyone wants to pick up the idea, I'd love to see their take on it, you included.

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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I dunno, I do a lot with the rattle cans.  It's a bit of practice, but I think you could do it!
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WhimsicalCaptnJ Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dude! I don't know how I missed this one. The Diatron is just so sexy as a weapon. She's on my list of guns  pick up and play with for sure.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a very chunky gun, I think you'll like it.  the functionality isn't my favorite, but I get them for the looks and less for the ability to shoot straight! hehe
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zackg007 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah I love how they look but the functionality is stupid. Shooting 2 discs at once has absolutely no benefit. Too bad each barrel can't be triggered separately. I wasn't happy with the paint job I did on mine and never posted it. You have totally inspired me to start over. I'm thinking maybe a Tediore look from BL2
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm really glad it got you thinking about redoing yours.  Sorry for the slow response, it's been a really busy couple of months, haha.  Let me know how it goes (or went as the case may be!)
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BazSg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome paintwork on this man. The panel lines and the different shades really makes the color pop.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Baz! Sorry the photo wasn't better, but I'm really glad some of the paintwork does show through the haze, hehe
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ironvulture-JMW Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This, as well as all your mods, are great.  This model of Nerf gun reminders me of Isaac's plasma cutter from dead space. You have inspired me to paint mine.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope you'll let me know how it comes out!   I'm glad to have offered some inspiration for you to put paint to nerf ;)
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billy2917 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice work!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Billy!
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Tigadee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Just beautiful! You did an fantastic job!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!  I do my best to impress you guys, hehe
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