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Nerf Longshot 19 3 of 3 by JohnsonArms Nerf Longshot 19 3 of 3 by JohnsonArms
Last shot showing the latin phrase "Deus Ex Machina". Thanks for looking!



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darkknight1986 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm about to attempt modding my first Longshot... trying to make a sniper rifle prop for a film. Any tips on the paintjob? How did you achieve that textured look?
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those are all just learned techniques that I don't really teach, but the natural scruff of 220 grit will probably give you the look you want :)  Also make sure to sand down any shiny surfaces so the paint will stick better.  Alternatively you can use a "sand-free" spray that preps the surface to accept paint.  It's just expensive to do some of the steps I use, but if you put on 3-4 light coats of black matte paint you should be ready to google drybrushing.  You'll also want to check out rub-n-buff which is a wax and works great for disposable props, but not something you want to keep for a long time.  The wax eventually wears off and so does the silver.   Good luck and let me know how it goes!
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taburde Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you take apart the scope to paint it? I've been trying to take mine apart so that I could paint it along with my longstrike for a sniper cosplay, but I'm having issues with taking the end-caps off.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The secret is that I didn't ;) you just use blue painters tape to cover the lenses and then use an x-acto knife to cut carefully along the edges so when you paint it, nothing gets on the lens!
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taburde Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes a lot of sense actually.

But my problem is is that I have a yellow plastic longshot, and the scope that I am using is from that same package. Any tips to take it apart?
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately, you can't. It's seams are welded and you can't take the body apart without cutting. I don't suggest that ;)
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taburde Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that sucks then. I'll just see if I can use my friends blue scope.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ya, but it's not too visible inside. I wouldn't lose sleep over it :)
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taburde Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rodger that. I'll be sure to post a finished picture once I'm done painting it, and thanks for your help!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
any time! :)
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