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Character / Vehicle Blaster Mods – When is a blaster not a blaster?

Character / Vehicle Blaster Mods – When is a blaster not a blaster?

One of the first Nerf mods I did that featured a ‘character’ was Mav2D2, a Nerf Maverick / R2D2 mod. The character was already hidden within the blaster, I just happened to see when I turned the blaster on its end. I personally think finding the hidden in the blaster mod can be as satisfying and doing the mod itself. Thinking outside the box when Nerf / blaster modding is a lot of fun and can lead to some strange results. I thought I’d cover a few of the more strange blaster and Nerf mods I’ve done over the past couple of years for those who might be new to my Nerfenstein Facebook Page or blog (no one likes scrolling back years now do they!).

First up let’s take a look at Mav2D2 the Nerf Maverick R2D2 mod. As you can see the shape was already there. I wrote this up as a tutorial for anyone who wanted to give it a try themselves.

Nerf Maverick R2D2 mod artoodetoo Mav2D2 Star Wars meets Nerf

Finished Mav2D2 from the different angles.

Next up, time for a Nerf Rayven CS-18 Train mod! Choo Choo! Take a look, tell me the Nerf Rayven doesn’t look like a train? The ammo clip was done as tracks.

Nerf Rayven mod Train Nerf rail gun mod with tracks

A new sort of rail gun! Nerf Rayven Rail. All aboard!

Fish On! Look at the gills on the Nerf Rebelle Guardian Crossbow! Two of the more bizarre Nerf mods I’ve done come in the form on the Nerf Rebelle Guardian Crossbow Shark mod and the Nerf Rebelle Pink Crush Billy Bass.

Nerf fish mods Nerf Rebelle Guardian Shark bow and Nerf Rebelle Pink Crush Billy Bass

Something fishy this way comes. Nerf Shark and Bass fish on!

Time for another robot / droid trapped in the body of a Nerf blaster. This time it’s Borderlands Claptrap, clearly trapped in the body of the Nerf Vortex Proton. As with Mav2D2, the initial shape was already there!

Nerf Vortex Proton Borderlands Claptrap blaster mod

Hiding in the Nerf Vortex Proton the whole time! It’s Borderlands star Claptrap!

Does it need to be a character or vehicle? Not always. Here’s the Nerf Rayven guitar mod I did in 2013, it turned out pretty cool. It didn’t play, but did still fire and had real strings.

Nerfender the Nerf Rayven guitar mod aka Nerfender

NerFender the Nerf Rayven guitar mod – Music to my ears.

Robots seem to be a thing with me, though this next one wasn’t hidden inside, so much as it was added. Making the dart exit the chest piece to a Transformers style robot? Yes please! Oh and it stands on your shelf looking badass. I left the blaster all the one color, like those puppet theaters where the puppeteer wears all black so the puppet stands out.

Transformers Gundam style Nerf Scout mod Scoutimus Prime

The finished mod Scoutimus Prime in all his glory… on some remote planet, obviously ;p

One of the earliest blaster mods I did was a Buzz Bee Single Tek into a HR Giger style Alien. The shape of that iconic dome head was – once again – already there. A sweet gloss coat over the top of the black to green shading and boom. Not one of my favorites for neatness, but I was just a beginner.

Alien blaster mod 2011 Buzz Bee Tek Blaster

Ripley would hate this mod! Buzz Bee Tek Blaster mod Alien style!

As a huge fan of the movie “Aliens” a few mods spring up with a certain theme, here’s a Nerf Vigilon modded into a spaceship, the cargo vessel “Ripley’s Hope”. The Nerf Vigilon just looks like a spaceship, don’t you think? The cool thing about this mod? It stands on your display shelf on its own landing gear. It also has armament turrets on top, gunzzz on gunzzz.

Cargo Vessel Ripley's Hope - Nerf Vigilon spaceship mod

Come in Ripley’s Hope, do you read, over.

Mass Effect cast? This was a huge multi mod I did and when finished I actually wished I hadn’t bothered, mainly because I hated it, but live and learn. Here’s the main characters from video game Mass Effect as Nerf mods. This mod teaches us that not all wacky modding ideas are good ideas lol.

Mass Effect character Nerf Mods

Mass Effect characters as Nerf blasters…. ugh.

Achtung Panda! This mod was another ‘vehicle’ mod, but just in paint scheme. Based on the infamous Panzer Tank Division 10 I put a comedy twist on an otherwise serious subject. This remains one of my favorite mods, which is odd as it’s relatively straightforward. I think because of all the hidden detail I did, Rommel’s signature, the Panzer logo in the Panda’s face, a lot of photoshop stuff to bring out the humor.

achtung panzer panda nerf rayven art mod

Achtung Panda! Who eez scared of an itty bitty teddy bear!!

That’s just some of the ‘character’ mods I’ve done in the last few years, vehicles, robot / droids, spaceships, fish and even a guitar. I hope this shows that you don’t always need to mod your Nerf to look like a ‘gun’. Sometimes injecting some character into the Nerf / blaster is more fun.

Till next time people… what do we say?! ….
Nerfenstein Out!

Originally written for home blog of Nerfenstein… Gold Coast based Nerf Modder, Prop Maker and Artiste who just happens to have a vajayjay. Catch up with her on her Facebook page, or if you Tweet… there’s always Twitter and guess what, she actually replies!

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  1. Wow, Nerfenstein. I can’t believe how good these are! Especially the Rebelle Fish! Really amazing work on all of these blasters.

    Nerfenstein, I noticed you closed down your Etsy shop. Do you still have plans to sell your work somewhere? It’d really be a shame not to.

    • I’m moving house, so I’m doing an online garage sale shortly. I love that fishy too, but I don’t have a lot of room…… so he’s in the sale ;p

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