Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nerf mod/repaint- Recon CS-6 and Spectre Rev-5


painting materials: 

  • Krylon  fusion for plastics spray paint black
  • Krylon  fusion for plastics spray paint cappuccino
  • cheap Hair spray 
  • Ceramcoat  -Burnt Umber 2025
  • Ceramcoat -Trail Tan 2435
  • Testors matte spray paint of your choice for the main color .i used a matte sand fpt the guns and medium green for the clips.
  • sand paper
  • big cheap brushes
  • water cup 
  • big sheet of card board or some place safe to paint
  • old never to be used again towel 

some basic steps:

  1. buy Nerf guns
  2. buy some Plastic airsoft scopes or gun bits off the internet.
  3. apply black spray paint to everything .keep all parts and accessories apart. let dry 
  4. mask off areas of choice .
  5. Spray masked areas with cappuccino paint
  6. spray heavely with hairspray to easy paint removal.
  7. spray with your color of choice .Tan in my example .let dry 
  8. remove masking material
  9. wet sand paper and gentally scour the newly painted surface (the non black area) .it will fall apart and turn to pulp in your hand but it should add cool nicks and scratches .Its really easy to go over board here .wipe off extra grim after this is done .
  10. Apply a liberal coating of thinned down brown paint to the newly painted  and weathered areas .Let dry and then wipe of raised areas with a damp towel leaving the recesses brown and worn looking.
  11. Apply a liberal coating of thinned down tan paint to the black areas.Let dry and then wipe of raised areas with a damp towel.
  12. assemble.
  13. destroy your enemies.


  1. Hi!
    First of all, awesome job.
    Well, I've some questions... Don't you use any final coat to protect the colors? And... what about with the movable slides? Do you color them or do you leave them unpainted? Don't they cause some trouble with paint?

    Thank you!

  2. cool thank you !To answer your questions :with the slides or any moving part i hit it with the black base coat and wash of sand color which is thin enough that it doesn't gum up the functionality but i think enough layers and you may start having issues.I did have to play with the revolving piece on the spectre quite a bit before it was working right and even now it jams here and there.The recon how ever is a champ and never had issues although there has been some minor paint ware from the slide but its really not very visible.As far a seal coat i didn't apply one but i really should have considering it could be used outdoors and i recommend people do.Again on that front i would be cautious of it being applied too thick and hurting the functionality of the gun.hope that helps !