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why can’t my shitty school let me do this I’d probably be the only one but still represent 

thatonearminobsessedwithlevi:

why can’t my shitty school let me do this 

I’d probably be the only one but still 
represent 

First Kuragehime trailer!

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"obama is fuckin up"

true 

"should have voted for the other guy"

FALSE 

A summary of my thoughts about Bioshock Infinite

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danny-deneato:

Tag your horror please

Tokyo Ghoul Ending Seijatachi by People In The Box

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this hedgehog is cheering for u bc u can do anything image

From Toy to Raygun!

2artists4hire:

This is the step by step on how to turn a terrible water pistol into a not-so-much terrible laser gun with all the charm of retro science fiction 

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Tools: 
-Scissors 
- X-acto knife Or modeling knife 
- Painting stuff (brushes, water…)
- A piece of cloth
- Airbrush (optional) 
- Hairdryer (Optional) 


Materials: 
- Water gun (obviously!) 
- EVA rubber 
- Instant glue 
- White glue
- Pigments (optional
- Acrylic paints
- Primer in spray 
- Paper tape 

- And tons of imagination!

STEP 1

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I came across this little aberration arising from the depths of an Asian bazaar. Fortunately, it is one of the most interesting models and the more retro line that I could find … 

Important from now: try to visualize what you want to achieve with the gun. Will it be steampUnk? Cyberpunk? Industrial? Or just Retro? 

I opted for a somewhat whimsical line that haunted my head … now you will see!

STEP 2
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With the modeling knife remove all the annoying (and cutting) mold lines that this kind of pieces usually have. A little sanding will do, too.

STEP 3

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A sheet of EVA is all you need to include any detail we could desire. Its lack of hardness allows us to cut it with scissors, and the instant adhesive is perfect for joining the parts, since it gets them easily attached to any surface. 

STEP 4

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In this case I opted for a series of retro wings, as well as many rivets of the same material. 
Personally I would recommend doing serious emphasis on camouflage the water tank. 

It will be crucial in the final aspect that we forget that this gun used to launch water. Now it throw rays. 
Visualize. 
Are you visualizing? Are you? 
Perfect, let’s move on.

STEP 5

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The EVA foam is a pleasure to work with. 

Be careful with it if you want straight pieces as I added on the wings, because it gets easily deformed. If that’s the case, return them to it’s place with some heat.

 STEP 6

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Remember! make the water tank look like… uhm… an Ion Capacitor! That’s it!

STEP 7

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Bam! Magic. 
Next, apply a bit of white glue over the entire EVA. This will harden it, and it will allow us to forget that it folds easily.

I usually add some pigment to make sure which parts are already hardened. This will as well add grip and texture for priming

STEP 8

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Apply the primer to the gun. A couple of generous coats assure us that we won’t have problems when painting

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Good primer, good painting! 

STEP 9

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After the primer I usually apply a general layer of some color. A “second primer”, somehow.
This brings out a more realistic base tone than a pure black base, and it’s closer to the finish we want

STEP 10

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Silver! 
Several layers of different metallic shades, and we’ll have soon a deep metallic look!

It will take a while to get the final steel look, but … it already looks different!

STEP 11

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Details in gold.

As in the previous picture, my recommendation is to apply various shades on several steps. This gives depth to the color, and allows the successive layers of pigment enrich each other.

STEP 12

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Ha! Masking! 

I wanted to add a splash of color to the piece, so red seemed appropriate for the barrel and grip. 
With pieces of masking tape delimit the area that will not stain and colored to destroy prior work and having to retrace our steps!

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I used the airbrush. It offers a uniform and elegant finish. Small masks also serve the purpose of chipping.

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Et voilà! Tape off, the gun begins to have a look quite finished! 
Now it only needs dirt! Lots of dirt!

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