Su'cuy an. I've been doing prop work over the years, from Halo to Terminator, for random fandom and theatre department alike, I've garnered some experience under my belt in that field. So when I started on my besbe, I naturally gravitated to the accessories, especially the blasters. They are especially good for me as I live on a ship and I have limited space to work on and store my besbe. For now. . . Anyways, here she is:
I started out with two Nerf single shot "holdout blasters."
I quickly figured out how the thing works, and dismantled the bottom half and took out the inner workings.
After that, I cut the very bottom of the charging handle to preserve them as well as I can, just in case I decide I don't have enough greebs.
Once that was done, I reassembled the bottom, and to my satisfaction, could possibly have been good and done once I destroyed any evidence it was a Nerf gun.
But, true to my nature, good wasn't good enough (when it comes to guns, that is). I toyed with the idea of a longer barrel, and grabbed the first thing I saw that fit the bill. It worked so well, in fact, I used every external part of the marker at first.
Some tape to hold it in place, as well as some spackle to start disguising what the thing really is, and it's started taking shape.
Last night at an armour party, someone offered me some of their bondo, and I applied that to the other for both comparative as well as story purposes. As they are both custom Chadra-fan built blasters, they are essentially snowflakes that happen to look similar. Photos to come for that one. As it is, I like the bondo more because it adds some weight to the feather weight gun and it makes it feel more solid.