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Borderlands Claptrap CL4P-TP Nerf Vortex Proton mod

Borderlands Claptrap CL4P-TP Nerf Vortex Proton mod

What’s this, another Borderlands Nerf mod? Oh no my friends, this is no ordinary Borderlands Nerf paint job, this is a Claptrap Hyperion model CL4P-TP Nerf mod! Come on, who doesn’t love Claptrap, the loveable little robot dude so full of snark in the Borderlands video games. I love Claptrap and I spotted him lurking in the confines of the Nerf Vortex Proton, in much the same way R2D2 was trapped within the Nerf Maverick.

There’s something satisfying about bringing out hidden characters within an existing form, even moreso than adding character to an existing form, as with say Scoutimus Prime or any of the Mass Effect character Nerf mod builds. Seeing the character already existing in some part and that lightbulb of recognition going off, that’s the fun part.

Borderlands Claptrap Nerf Mod - Nerf Vortex Proton Claptrap Robot

Borderlands Claptrap Nerf mod – No smart backchat, just disc firing goodness!

I made a little base to go under the wheel just for effect, there’s a second part of the stand the grip can sit in so it stays upright for display. As you can see that initial shape of Claptrap is right there in the body of the Proton.

Claptrap Borderlands Nerf Mod - Nerf Vortex Proton

Borderlands Claptrap hiding in the Nerf Vortex Proton

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, you really have to hand it to the designers at Gearbox Software for coming up with a universe that you want to delve into artistically, be it via Nerf mods like this, or the many other mediums also appreciative of the original work.

Claptrap Borderlands mod - Nerf Vortex Proton CL4P-TP by Hyperion

CL4P-TP / Claptrap waves hello from beneath the Nerf Vortex Proton

I had to change the side shape slightly so it remained inline with the base gun, so the Claptrap shape is slightly different, but it’s all about interpretation and it needing to work with both, I think this was a good midway point.

Borderlands Claptrap Nerf mod and inset CL4P-TP Borderlands 2

Borderlands Claptrap Nerf mod and inset CL4P-TP himself

ADDENDUM:
Just a quick update. I was asked if I had any WIP pics so I went through and nabbed 3. I always forget to take WIP pics when I’m stuck into a mod, but these three show first priming, first black base and dry brush and then the start of the detail work.

Borderlands Claptrap Nerf mod WIP - Work In Progress images

WIP – Work In Progress – Borderlands Claptrap Nerf Proton

If you like this mod you may also like:
The Borderlands Sniper Rifle prop build
Borderlands Torgue Nerf Maverick modification
Borderlands Jakobs Law pistol variant.

I hope you’ve liked this Borderlands Nerf mod with a twist. Claptrap is so iconic to the game series, so it was a great modification to do and the fact the Nerf Vortex Proton already featured the overall shape I feel like it was meant to be.

Till next time funsters, do good things!
Nerfenstein out!

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Post written for GirlyGamer.com.au home blog of Nerfenstein… the geek you can catch up with on her Facebook page, or if you Tweet… there’s always Twitter!

2 Comments

  1. do u sell them?

    • This one took me so long to do, no one would pay what it is worth me selling it for ;p

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