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Nerf Vigilon WIP Photo by JohnsonArms Nerf Vigilon WIP Photo by JohnsonArms
Ok, so I don't normally post unfinished stuff on here because I can put that stuff on the blog and elsewhere :) I wanted to post this one just because I'm really stoked about getting to work on it a little earlier than Nerf probably intended. I'll definitely be posting the final version when it's done. If you want to follow the build, have a look on my website, thank you!

**This is the second photo of the gun (just so nobody thinks they're crazy, heh) with some paint on it, I thought it looked better than the stock orange version!**

Brian

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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
brilliant :D
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:iconeralsparade:
eralsparade Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Srsly awesome paint job, I just got mine and this is truly awe inspiring.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Are you going to paint yours?
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:iconeralsparade:
eralsparade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeh, will ordinary spray paint do? I've followed youtube instructions and removed the safety features but there aren't any good paint tuts. :((. I reckon I'll just take it apart and give each section a bit of a spray then reassemble. Cheers.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are really good tutorials on there, sorry I don't know the titles to give ya. I think your plan of attack is good and you'll learn a lot just by doing. I didn't do much research myself, but that was because I wanted to have a style more of my own than a replica of others. That replica masters series I see often look fantastic, but in my eyes they appear to be a bit cookie-cutter. I always change things up a bit so everyone gets a gun or prop that is hopefully unique and yet still faithful to the source.

All the best and I will expect to see some photos when the time is right to share them :)
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:iconeralsparade:
eralsparade Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tips. Very kind of you to say so. Yes, I understand, the whole black on black does look generic and somewhat mediocre. The finish on your piece is impresssive. Ha, yes, it will be some time before I get to do that but when I do paint it, photos will be uploaded! Cheers.
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
is this new? what does it shoot? betta not have batteries
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
They launched on 9-10-11 and this one doesn't use batteries :)
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah i did some lookin around. i like how this one has the interal mag. i wanna get this one and the Praxis. the nitron looks stupid and sounds like a horse on hellium. to bad the praxis don come with that scope.
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:iconmewtwo888:
Mewtwo888 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
is that one of those nerf guns, a uh recon
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
mebbe! Title says Vigilon :)
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:iconmewtwo888:
Mewtwo888 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
oh sry
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
no need! It's an odd name :)
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:iconmewtwo888:
Mewtwo888 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
lol :) truuue
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:iconnt-121784:
NT-121784 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
this is what i love about the mod community. as soon as a product is out, it is modded
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed ;)
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:iconprotozerg:
Protozerg Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh snap. I wan't to see this get finished.

I want one. T.T
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not long now! :)
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:iconprotozerg:
Protozerg Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!
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:iconissacakutenshi:
IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I know people who have all of them. O.o
I personally despise them. >.>
But I can't wait to see what you turn it into! :D
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was a demo from Hasbro so don't despise me as much, k? :) Thanks and I should have something to show soon!
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:iconissacakutenshi:
IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I never said I despised you buddy! D:
I just hate the guns. They have better ranges, can curve shots in windy weather, have ammo that ricochets, and I fear will be the downfall of N-strike...
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:iconcpt-blackridge:
CPT-Blackridge Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Probably not, Nerf has said they're going to keep making N strike, and most nerfers prefer the design of darts over disks. It's just up to personal preference i guess, i have the Nitron but until ammo becomes more commonplace i'll be sticking with my Stampede or my Powerstrike 48
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Nerf needs to work on selling attachments and clips in my opinion. Like start selling the Stampede clips and Raider drums separately with ammo. I feel cheated that in order to get clips that have more than a 6-7 dart capacity I'm forced to buy the whole $30+ gun.
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:iconcpt-blackridge:
CPT-Blackridge Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
consider yourself lucky that it's only 30 dollars, the Aussie Dollar is higher than the Greenback and we're still forking out 70 dollars plus for our Stampedes its a bloody joke
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
No, no. $30 for the raider, if you're lucky.
Its... $55 for a Stampede here last I checked, which although is still less than what you have to pay, is still a good amount of money for an unemployed teenager.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, sorry was being funny or at least trying :) I know what you mean, but damn if they aren't cool looking :)
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:iconissacakutenshi:
IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Glad you made the edit in the description because I was scrolling down to reply to this and I just barely glimpsed at the picture and was like "Holy... um... was that always there? O.o"
I like it. Can't wait for the finished product.
There's this weird squiggly thingy in the background curtain and it makes it look like smoke is coming from the barrel. Thought that looked cool.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, you'll be sad to see yet another photo of the gun :) I figure I'll just replace the photos here until it's done and then I'll post a new final version, hehe. Keeping you guys guessing :)

the cord did look a bit like smoke, too. Good call!
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:icondeathbynature:
Deathbynature Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Cool beans!
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:iconcpt-blackridge:
CPT-Blackridge Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I JUST GOT THE NITRON!!!! YEAHHHH And in Australia in my little town in the middle of nowhere well before the official release date, happy me
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's awesome, glad to hear it! Going to mod it up?
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:iconcpt-blackridge:
CPT-Blackridge Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
i might keep it for a while stock, just in case i need it for HvZ, but if i ever get around to it i'll certainly attack it with some spray paint
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DrDisco777 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, just keep rubbing it in, Brian...
(just kidding)
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
poor Chris has to see my posts too many places :)
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:icondrdisco777:
DrDisco777 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know, right? I tell ya, I get no respect.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha, I think you're cool so who else are you worrying about?? :)
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:iconmugenoverlord:
MugenOverlord Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The targets and such around us don't have these yet! It makes me sad.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're not due out until 9-10-11, fret not! ;)
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:iconmeandmunch:
meandmunch Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Lucky dog. When I get one it's going straight into the Haloverse.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Follow me! I know the way in! ;) Can't wait to see what you do with it, I better step up my game on this one :)
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