I hope you all are finding your own Vortex guns at the local stores, I know I’m seeing people posting on Facebook with their “early” finds. I managed to grab a Proton and Praxis after work and have spent part of the evening shooting my walls with little green frizbees I took a few photos of them in stock form so no shocking spy photos here, but I figured I better post a few just in case you haven’t found better ones already online.
They shoot great and I think they’ll make great props. Expect to see them worked into the schedule next week. Let the spring and screw losing being!
So I really like the packaging on the new guns. I expect more from the dart guns now. I do not want to be able to touch the gun before I open the box!
The Praxis – the cocking mechanism seems to delay shooting the next round for just a fraction of a second, but maybe I’m just imagining things…still love the gun and it’s design. For the price I kinda expected some scope that would compliment the gun. Ah well…just gotta buy the big daddy for that bit of kit
The Proton – It’s small, but it’s awesome in my opinion. using the little side levers to load the disk makes me smile for some weird reason. I’m going to have fun with this one for sure
Bonus photo of some post-apocalyptic weaponry for a Fallout style costume
Sorry for a short post tonight, but I wanted to get a few photos up before heading out. I painted the rear part of the Vigilon to get a sense of the color-scheme (military/HALO-ish) and from that I think the gun will look pretty cool when it’s all done. I also started breaking up the canvas that is my NERF version of Vera from the TV show Firefly. That’s one heck of a detailed prop and so I’m doing my best to replicate the different surfaces. I’m certain it will look good when it’s done, but I’m shooting for great so we’ll see how the next week goes!
Enjoy the pictures and thank you for visiting my humble little blog site.
Spent a good part of the day at the workshop and I think I got a lot accomplished. Too tired to know for sure..I’ll check to see what I actually did tomorrow Hope these photos will work until I get some good sunlight tomorrow!
Second primer on the Vigilon
Vera getting some detail work now
Finished Lanard X8 in steel and brass
Lanard X6 Work in progress, but getting along nicely!
Thanks to a generous gift in the mail today , I started work on a custom painted Nerf Vigilon from the upcoming Vortex series. It was stamped with a few odd phrases…DO. NOT. SELL. I didn’t pay a dime, so I’m going to assume I won’t have my doors kicked in any time soon! I posted some photos below of the gun out of the box as well as into the sanding phase. It’s got putty drying right now, but tomorrow I should be ready to base coat and then get after masking this weekend. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it comes out, because I have no idea what I’m going to do with it at the moment
Stay tuned, as the photos show there are some other cool props in the works as well! Add me on facebook if you want to see more WIP photos of this and all the other silliness! facebook.com/johnson.arms
Santa came today!
Laying out some of the loot
Sanding..still my fav!
DO NOT….nope, can’t make out the last word 😉
Weathering on the StrikeCon
Vera from Firefly gettign close to detail painting stage
I am IRON MAN! (Thanks to Pocket at Urban Taggers for the idea!)
For the nature crowd, here’s a few shots of some of the skies we’ve had thanks to Hurricane Irene
A Smattering of stuff from the past week. Sorry a lot of them are phone photos, folks, but I don’t bring out the heavy photo weapons when it’s 120% humidity
There a lot of things in the works, so I promise there will be some neat-o things to see soon. Until then, thank you all so much for the support and commission requests. I am truly honored to have such great people around me.
Enjoy the photos and don’t forget to tell a friend…or a movie producer. 😉
Fankenstein assault rifle – Recon Body / Longstrike Barrel with shortened front end / Raider Stock / Stampede Magazine 😉
Steampunk Otterbox 2.0
Special Unit 2 Replica – Resin Cast
Sam Howe’s Stainless Steel Maverick with Leather Grip
With a WIP sparking pistol in bronze
In an almost finished state
Samus’s gun from Metroid – This was as close as I could get without more time!
Long Las (WarHammer 40K) and Space Marines Shotgun – Both WIPs
Firefly WIP – Just the drybrushing base in this photo