Nerf Scout Octo mod Scoutopus, err OctoScout
Hello folks! It’s Saturday night and yes I should have far better things to do with my time than updating my blog, but such is the excitement at finishing my latest Nerf mod, I figured what the heck. The ‘Explorator Cephalopoda Ballista’ or if you prefer Scoutopus (or OctoScout – forgive me, I could not make up my mind!) came to me a wee while back, maybe a couple of months, I mentioned it on my Facebook that I’d had the idea, but finding a toy octopus for the job of sticking its tentacles out the exhaust ports was a bust. Well, as you have no doubt gathered… a couple of weeks ago I found one!
Oi!! Get out of my Nerf pistol ye slimy devil!
Firstly our octo friend was to sit in the upper dart holder beneath the actual barrel, so it could still fire, alas when I placed it there during prep, it looked silly, too far away from the exhaust ports for it to make logical sense. I’m not too fussed this Nerf Scout mod no longer fires, this was always going to be more of an art / display piece than for Nerf wars and the like.
Put the flash on as it showed up the colors slightly better. He's looking at you!
As you can see I went with blue accents and shaded the slide in so it was a bit like the sea, with foam around where the tentacles have smashed out of the exhaust ports of the Nerf Scout.
Nerf Scout octopus mod dismantled to show tentacles on both sides
This Scout mod was a lot of fun to do, though pretty time-consuming.
I hope you like the weirdness and the shout out to Cthulhu… tentacle goodness.
OctoScout - Not a blaster you'd want to hold really is it lol
Post written for GirlyGamer.com.au home of Nerfenstein on the interwebs. If you’re seeing it elsewhere it’s either on one of GirlyGamers social sites where it is autoflung via catapult, or swiped by evil websites that just copy other peoples hard work…. the sods.
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Have a great weekend!