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HALO Nobel Medium AR Prop by JohnsonArms HALO Nobel Medium AR Prop by JohnsonArms
Ok, this is the one from a week ago, but it's weathered and I decided to try out the totally non-functional magazine. Just for looks! :)

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:iconmattyes:
mattyes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist
How did you achieve the weathered look? I'm split between a metallic base-coat / flat main-coat sanded down for weathering and brushing on metallic 'weathering'.

Also, did you use a clear-coat seal? I imagine your paintjobs are just as smooth as the stock gun, haha.

Questions aside, commenting now, WELL DONE SIR. You have inspired me!
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Matt!  The weathering is generally done with layers, I try not to sand anything down unless I absolutely have to.  I consider it cheating a bit :)   What you see here is mostly light over dark paint, but beyond that it must remain a mystery, haha.  Check out drybrushing to get some ideas!

As for clearcoat, I definitely do.  It's the only thing to help protect the paint from sweat and oils in the skin.  Most of the pieces end up in some kind of display setting, but I do expect them to be handled so I do what I can to help the finish last a long time.

Thank you for the questions and comments and I hope you enjoy yourself here on dA, it's a great community of people on here!
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
How did you do the Nobel team logo?
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I made it with vinyl. It's nice and crisp, just a little on the expensive side if you have to get it made at a sign shop :)
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
so its a sticker?
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Does the mag still work?
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
On this it did not, but we make curved magazines that hold 6 actual rounds and have the look of being a longer magazine - mainly for show, but it's cool to have people thing you found a way to bend 'em around a curve :)
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Eh, one day people will make 30 round clips.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
and then they will outlaw then in NYC. hehe
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
NYC?
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:iconmg1342mg:
mg1342mg Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
New York City
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Oh.
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:iconknux39:
knux39 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Shut up and take my money!!
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:iconelectricocomics:
electricocomics Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
epic
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:iconthelastironman:
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
DO WANT.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha thank you!
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:iconbuildmypaperheart:
BuildMyPaperHeart Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Most of the parts here are stock! This is a really awesome gun. Love the asthetic appeal!
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's the fun of it..maybe like a Munny doll, they're all the same, but man they look different painted in 10,000 ways :) Really glad you like it!
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tehkiwiman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sneaky move you did there with the barrel (I was wondering if you modified the recon barrel.. but it was a longstrike :P) Great job!
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks! It was more of a situation where I had those two parts available to try out. I liked the results so I went ahead and finished it up. Glad you spotted the contributing parts! :)
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Frankyboy440 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
nice
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Frank!
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:iconfrankyboy440:
Frankyboy440 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
your welcome:)
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:iconchram-avast:
Chram-Avast Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Halo and Nerf combined... can it get any better?
very nice!
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I submit that it cannot!! hehe Thank you
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:icondeathbynature:
Deathbynature Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
It does look pretty gewd.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconprotozerg:
Protozerg Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That clip is pure awesomneness. Did u have to customize the clip or did u get it from some other gun?
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Custom yo! Doesn't work, but it was for a prop gun so fuction mattered zip! All looks, no brains! :)
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha ha. Awesome. Should find a way to make it functional. That would be badass. :D
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Must... try to make... functioning version... of that clip! D:
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Man, I wish! The thing has a block-o-wood as the core, but even without, the best you could do is maybe a mini mag with about 3 rounds at the top before the angle...if you figure out something though, lemmie know :)
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I have a few theories on how to get it to work. Basically I think it just needs to be rounded more. I feel the spring could work with a gradual curve as opposed to a sharp angle. I need to get a bunch of clips of both sizes first though before I can put any of it into practice.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
report back :) That would be cool to cut out with a bandsaw. Then you could just space it the same as the stock mag and mate it to the top where it locks in.
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Or, if your really good at plastics and have the equipment, make a completely new clip.
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:iconmugenoverlord:
MugenOverlord Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Non-functioning or not, that clip looks badass.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Blood was spilled making that mag. It is now a holy relic :)
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:iconbobafettdk:
bobafettdk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconnosebleedplz: so epic!
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Justice served? :)
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:iconbobafettdk:
bobafettdk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
justice? if this were mine I'd go around and shoot everything with it XD
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha ok that's the other option I 'spose :)
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:iconbobafettdk:
bobafettdk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hahaha XD
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
so you cut and glued the extended mag. does it still work?
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, block of wood in the body to support and add weight to the gun it's destined for. That angle won't allow for darts to travel unfortunately.
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student General Artist
to bad
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Ngggrye58 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Artist
i need a clip like that
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:iconm40inc:
M40inc Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think it would be possible to make a working version of that mag? Cause I would love a mag like that. Also the rest of the gun...
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
There's no way that I'm aware of looking at it. Raally glad you like the gun and I hope you'll check out my blog and FB page, there's a lot more photos than what I feel are appropriate for dA
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:iconm40inc:
M40inc Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can do!
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CPT-Blackridge Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
sooooooo purty
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