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Variations of a Theme by JohnsonArms Variations of a Theme by JohnsonArms
I changed up the style a bit on the gray version and I quite like it. That may be the new standard :)

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Noaskywalker14 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Hi JohnsonArms ! I'm french so excuse me for my english.
I've got a paintball gun, and I would like customised it on District 9 theme or Mass Effect... I watch your pictures, and I find it's really beautiful ! Could you please explain to me how you do,  what material you used, what process....

Thanks you in advance !!!!
Laurent
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XxArisu-HeikaxX Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey fellow redditor, looks awesome :)
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there! Thanks for making the jump over here! Less kitten photos! (I think..hehe)
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Red-Syric Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Awesome work!
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mikemars Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow. very real!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Mike! Much appreciated :)
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mikemars Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
np your props are stellar. i'd love to see some process shots in various states of completion. im dying to know how all that comes together.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Woking on that for ya now :)
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JECBrush Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this because I'm a Mass Effect fan. The paint job on the guns are excellent! All they need now is an installation of mass accelerators in them!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like em! I'm working on the MEA's right now! May take me about a millennia to complete tho hehe
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JECBrush Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only NASA could fund a mission to find a Prothean Beacon on Mars. :P That should speed things up!
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haydenator35 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
What do you use to paint your guns, what brand of paint do you use, and how do you get that "metalic" effect at the tips? I've tried doing that and I use Krylon for plastics, but I can't get them to look that good.
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DB11337 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
'It's nerf or nothi-' Okay screw nerf gimme a spraycan.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Grab a few! :)
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DB11337 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wish I had painting talent like you! But you, sir or ma'am, are AWESOME.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) It's all practice so I'm hopefully still improving. Always be improving, right?

Brian
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DB11337 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
1- Now I don't have to be confused as to who you are.
2- Keep up the amazingness
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, yes I am a guy! :) Thank you very much :)
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I REALLY love the new Gray. One of my favorite of your N7 Stampers for sure... maybe my favorite. ^_^
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That means a lot, thank you
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watson415 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I wanted to stand out at a convention or something the red would be awesome, but the realist inside me says that the guy with the big red gun is the first to get sniped...

They both look spectacular but I prefer the grey. I like the gold(ish) detail work. Adds excitement to an otherwise dull colored (but infinitely more practical) weapon.
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x19a Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Star Trek theory about red shirts, huh?

Agreed on preferring the grey, but IMHO the red would go really well [link]
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think you're right, but what if you're on a red planet like mars hmmm? Hehe. I like to think the guns have an active camo skin that allows the user to dial in the color that would best suit the environment. Hey, it's the future!! :)

I think you'll like the olive drab version I'm doing so keep in touch!
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watson415 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweet concept! And while I'm virtually broke right now I still wait with great anticipation for every prop you make. Maybe one of these days my greed will trump my frugality...
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wish you much success and moolah! When the time is right, I'll be happy to help ya with a really cool gun :)
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
I'd go for the red too
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thats the one that's been most popular. but it was also the one Kotaku posted on their front page so it's been seen the most. I do like doing the other colors when the opportunity arises tho!
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Practicality-wise the light grey would be better in an urban warzone as it would blend in with the dust & concrete.

I've got a hankering to one in burgandy, orange, dark blue or bright green. Tigerstripe camo would be a good one, albeit a bitch of a paintjob to do!

"choc chip" desert camo paint job?...Hmmmm? :)
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those camo jobs are a real pain, I agree. I wish they didn't look so cool when they were finished. It'd be easier if they looked crap so I could just wash my hands of it all :)

The orange is also one of the colors I want to do, I'm just thinking of ways to break up that much bright color. I think maybe a few shades of orange (or for a lime green version). Now that I think of it, the burgandy would be cool mixed with a brighter red maybe. All good ideas, let me know if you end up painting one yourself, I'd definitely like to see that!
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Now i actually find "field" camo to be an easy option. Saves having to keep masking a lot of it up.

Been thinking along the lines of a "mars" camo myself...orange, red & burgandy.

As for the orange or lime green on it's own, i'd chose a gun that has sections that could be painted (a la plastic/metal furniture/grips, sights etc) so it's also broken up by the gunmetal/black, then REALLY weather it. Scratch, batter & grime it right up. Maybe have some markings? Maybe add the weapons pet name scrawled on it with marker or etched by bayonet?
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Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
love how the red one really pops!
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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sryates Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Red's defiantly more eye catching.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
What's funny is I had people who said red couldn't look good on a tactical weapon :)
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sryates Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dunno what they where thinking lol.
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SgtBash96 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
HOLY S**T!!

AWWWWWWWWWWSOME!
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