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Shop Update 7-28-12

Hey Folks! Here’s a few of the projects getting wrapped up this week. There’s a few things needing that last 1%, but that shouldn’t keep ya from enjoying the photos :)

I’ve had a lot of inquiries about resin replicas this week and I thought I’d let it be known that I can get just about anything if you have the funds! If there’s anything you’ve been looking for, just shoot me an email and I’ll let you know if it’s possible. Thank you very much!

Until next week!
Brian Johnson

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Sometimes you just need a grenade

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So, in my free time (ha!), I decided to work on a grenade. Seemed logical at the time. I had some plastic grenades left from a project, so I paired them up to LEDs and a bit of epoxy clay. This is the result :) I think it looks pretty cool and I hope you guys enjoy. If anyone’s interested in one or a few, please let me know. I have a lot of other styles to try out, hehe.

Brian

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Back to some Steampunk stuff!

Tonight’s photos are a mix-match of topics, but the one I’m really getting into is the Longstrike based Steampunk Rifle. I worked on it last night for about 3 hours and completed most of one side.  Embellishments will be added later and weathered to match the rest of the gun. The photos don’t show the recon extension, but that will also be painted to match the rest of the gun. I hope I kept close enough to the core SP colors to make the loyalists happy.

Enjoy the photos and I will have some much better quality shots from the DSLR in the next few days!

A gray variant of the N7 Stampede. I used a smaller decal for the N7 this time, partly to avoid the poorly located screw hole on the reverse side. Definitely check out the larger photos that I’ll be posting soon, they show the weathering and I think you guys will dig the look :)
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A little weathering practice for a District 9 gun I’ve been working on for the past 3-4 weeks. I felt weird taking brand new plugs and making them look nasty
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My latest TV Show “Firefly” Lemat pistol is getting closer to being done. I have more work on the main body, but the grips are basically done and I’m happy with how they came out. One photo shows the resin gun with the Denix metal Lemat that was apparently used for making the kit. The 2045 on the original is still visible on the cast :)
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Grip detail
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Metal prop vs my resin casting.  I did a small amount of painting on the Denix grips
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Progress on a grenade prop also from Firefly

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Last night’s progress
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Steampunk Longstrike
from last week..
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Progress made last night
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I’m making a gauge with one of the decals. I’m not sure if it will be one of these or the others provided by Christopher Glas at http://vaultLOL.com. Check out his sweet Carbon Fiber Longstrike he made a while back. It’s very cool 😉 If anyone visiting knows a source for cheap steam punk appropriate bits and gauges, please shoot me a message, I’d really appreciate it!
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This baby isn’t going to get painted, but it’s going to be a lifesaver as it gets colder (yes, I’m a Floridian and 50F or lower is cold after hours of exposure, hehe.

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My sincere thanks for visiting my site.  You guys make this all worth the long hours.  Without you I would not get the enjoyment I do, so thank you.  :)  I’ll hopefully have my kidney stone passed soon and I’ll be back to full-speed, heh.

Brian

Shop Update 11-16-2011

Hi Folks!

I’m just getting caught up with the holiday rush that’s begun so forgive the slowdown on posts :) I’ve also had the opportunity to work on some projects that I’m not able to share right now, but hopefully I will after the first of the year. It’s pretty cool stuff so I’m bummed to not be able to share right now. I hope these photos will do until I get a chance to edit and upload the other photos still on the memory card! :)

Starting off, I’m working on a Nerf longstrike with a recon barrel, trying to make a cool steampunk style rifle. The scope is from a Longshot
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next we have a Nerf Element with some screw holes being filled and internals gutted to make it a prop only. It’s strating to look a bit like something from Terra Nova maybe.. :)
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Buzzbee Tommy 20 being done in a 50’s deco style, might end up looking like something out of Fallout, I hope
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A detail shot of last week’s Lasertag LTX blaster. It shows a bit of the smaller stuff sometimes lost in the full gun shots
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What’s taken most of my free time over the past few weeks :)
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A little test mule nerf scout. I decided to try out some carbon fiber vinyl, I hope it’s decent for a first try (second photo)
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and a halo themed Scout for good measure :)
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The Resin Mass Effect M5 is getting some much-needed attention
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Some results from doing some shopping and thrift store rummaging :)
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and proof that sometimes the post office breaks things. :/
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Some goodies for the Firefly fans
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First coat of paint on the beast rifle. Gray goes on next
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and lastly, proper photos of the Recon/Longstrike Assault rifle in HALO looking trim
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Thanks as always for visiting. Please let me know if I can make something for ya!

All the best,
Brian
johnsonarms76@gmail.com