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Custom Lanard X8 by Hypercats Custom Lanard X8 by Hypercats
Just a quick paintjob I did for a friend for his birthday. There's some blue hues to some of the metallic silver paint, but it's really hard to see with this lighting setup. I need to get my white levels better balanced. :/
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:iconthediggerman:
TheDiggerMan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I NEED IT!!!
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Maldracai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Can I ask how you removed the piece that was originally covering the hammer at the back?
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
With a dremel and a cutoff whell. :3
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:iconmaldracai:
Maldracai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*nods* Should be able to get a hold of those! I guess you just patch up any holes with something?
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, or you can just leave them. They're not really holes. You'll see when you cut the bits off.
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Timeship Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Outstanding concept design and craftsmanship. Bravo!
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Pretty! Where's the base gun from?
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lanard X8.
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TheLessImportantGuy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
thats cool but is that the settler pistol from rage?
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, but that settler pistol is pretty cool looking. I was just going for some dark metallic colors and dark woodgrain.
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Eckaaat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Artist
shurely different to my postapocalyptic Version, but pretty cool. I love this steampunk-style. :-)
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah I managed to pick up a couple of these and just wanted to see what it looked like with a quick paintjob. It's a fun shape and I'll probably do some more higher detailed paintjobs on them later.
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smokingbluecarebear Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! this looks awesome.
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconjackieblu:
Jackieblu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Looks great reminds me of hellboys gun
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah it's a good chunky shape for a revolver. You could probably paint one in a flat/matte black with silver highlight and use it for Hellboy cosplay.
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R603 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice paintjob!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconangussky:
angussky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I really like the wood grain on this.
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I have tutorials if you ever want to try it yourself.
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:iconangussky:
angussky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
would love to see them! I was even looking around for one of these guns, looks like they don't sell them anymore.
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
[link]

Yeah, the Lanard X8's been out of production for a while now. If you're lucky, you can find them on Amazon for $25, but that's a bit steep for me considering I saw them as low as $3.99 when they were in stores.
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:iconangussky:
angussky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Ahh, I should have recolonized the name. I remember watching this awhile back, good tutorial.
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, it was my first video, and I know it rambles, so I plan on making a much shorter version soon. I've got the process down to about 2 hours tops now.
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:iconangussky:
angussky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Nice.
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PAULLONDEN Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Wonder for what kind of alien paws this was designed...looks kinda cumbersome to shoot.Very good paintjob though.
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No idea, it does fit pretty nicely in my hand though.
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frogben Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
its because of YOU i'm gonna try to make my nerf stampede a custom bandit machine gun from borderlands 2...
sweet job by the by.
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! Let me know when you get some progress photos uploaded, I'd love to see it!
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Gavinlimkj Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Awesome. Simple colours worked out nicely. :)
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah sometimes simpler color schemes work out better than 10+ colors, decals, metallic paints, and a buttload of LEDs. :D Lanard made a good looking gun, I just pointed out all the good stuff without covering it in something it's not.

I mean, you could probably make a "Halo" or "Mass Effect" version of this gun, but it's pretty solid as it is.
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MechanicalMichael Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simpy awesome
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Another Hypercats Classic I'd say.:thumbsup:

Your skillful paintjobs amaze me everytime!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Hopefully I can keep learning and improving!
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Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
white levels better balanced? =O don't you dare touch it! thats perfect, if you gave me that i wouldn't even care if it didn't shoot!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah overall, the whole photo has too much yellow in it. The wood, plus the yellowish hue of the lighting just kind of washes the whole thing in yellow... :/

Also, it does shoot Lanard darts, but I don't know if regular Nerf darts work in it.
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safarimanpwns Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
It almost looks like Hellboy's Samaritan pistol
great job dude
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good idea! I might have to do that for my personal Lanard X8. The Samaritan is more of a solid gunmetal/dark metallic black, with tighter silver weathering on the edges. It would fit right in with Cyberpunk guns like Ghost in the Shell and Seburo guns. :D
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safarimanpwns Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
great can't wait
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Hyperwave9000 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
custom Nerf?
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
custom Lanard.
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Hyperwave9000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i was right XD
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Getting the right light with blue-hued metal effect can be somewhat tricky. Nice metalwork.
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I really need to get better lighting though, I mixed some black with the silver, and did a darker metallic colored drybrush on the upper barrel, and then I did a harder-edged silver drybrush over that, and it makes it look like a combination of wear/dirt, and a surface that's been scraped off or scuffed down to the pure metal. That's that wierd stripe of silver on the barrel in the pic. Looks much better in different lighting. :/ It's a cool effect, and I'll probably mix up a separate bottle of black/silver and do 2 levels of drybrush from now on.
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