Still fires darts, although it only seems to fire whistler darts. Streamline darts seem to be more firm and don't want to go down the barrel all the way, like there's a lip that they catch on. Whistlers still shoot well and whistle through the air.
I originally had the wings glued on with expanding urethane glue, but the contact surface was so small that they didn't hold, which is why I had to switch over to a pair of brass screws. They hold the wings on super tight!
I gotta say, I love your paint jobs and your original stuff. And I can see you have some sculpting skills. Challenge yourself ! Go beyond the norm! Look at weird boxes or strange shaped throwaway stuff. Think out of the Nerf! I know ya got it in ya!
Scavenge for any thing that might look usable. I just cannibalized a old destroyed player piano and got tons of parts and bits! Forget custom mavericks, everybody and his troglodyte cousin does Nerf.
Just advise from a fellow prop builder...
There is a product you can buy that does instant rust also.
And again I'm awed by your painting expertise!
Anyway, this one looks freaking sick
I'm working on a steampunk costume myself, I love the pressure gauge and that wing shape thing. Wicked awesome paint job
The gauge and the watch guts both have a thing piece of clear plastic glued over them to give them a bit of a "gauge" glass look. I should get some video tomorrow to show it off from other angles.
Ended up running out of time for painting, I'll have to get around to that at some point. Might even add some stuff so I can use it in one of my costume projects, thanks for the inspiration