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Author Topic: In Defense of the "Nerf" Logo  (Read 653 times)
Harvey Midnight
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« on: July 17, 2016, 05:02:52 pm »

Ok.. call it my own base laziness, I dunno...

When I paint a 'Nerf" gun into the steampunk style, there seem to be steps that everyone else takes, which I don't. I don't take them apart, as I don't have the technical skill nor the patience to put them back together.    

I don't use spray-paint for my primer-coat... I keep them in one piece and paint one side, then the other, with a dark gray acrylic color called 'Pavement'.

I do, of course, sand them quite a bit, to make sure the paint sticks. Plastic and paint don't always get along.

BUT--- as I was doing 'Youtube' based research on how to 'steampunk a Nerf gun'-- seems like nearly everyone uses a sanding tool, or just elbow-grease to completely get rid of the Nerf logo.  I've decided I oppose this practice.

Now, my first painted gun was a Nerf Doublestrike-- I used a bit of card-stock, cut into the shape of that little hole the Nerf logo is in, painted it to match the panel around it, and stuck it forever with sealant. But as I workin' on my most recent gun--- also a Doublestrike-- it just occurred to me:

Nerf designed the Maverick, the Hammershot, the Vagabond, the Doublestrike... ALL guns that are perfectly designed for Steampunk, Dieselpunk, post-apocalyptic gun props. Is there any OTHER brand of gun we so often use for these projects?  I should LOVE Nerf, for makin' these things in a style I admire!

So, just for me... again, maybe it's also just my laziness, in not wanting to fool with it -- but I decided I have enough positive regard for "Nerf" that I'm gonna keep their logo on the guns I paint from now on. Not gonna sand it off, gonna let it be displayed.



That is all.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 06:22:22 pm »

An interesting idea. It could do with a bit if backstory- how a plastic toy maker tuned into Nerf Heavy Munitions, for instance?
(Or would that be front story- as none of it will be/has/was/will/won't have happened yet... if you get my drift?? )

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 07:22:10 pm »

An interesting idea. It could do with a bit if backstory- how a plastic toy maker tuned into Nerf Heavy Munitions, for instance?
(Or would that be front story- as none of it will be/has/was/will/won't have happened yet... if you get my drift?? )

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HP


Historically, don't you mean "How did a heavy munitions maker start making toys?"
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 07:57:25 pm »

Would that be the Norfolk-Edgeworth-Riley Firearms Co.?
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 10:22:06 pm »

An interesting idea. It could do with a bit if backstory- how a plastic toy maker tuned into Nerf Heavy Munitions, for instance?
(Or would that be front story- as none of it will be/has/was/will/won't have happened yet... if you get my drift?? )

 Grin

HP


Historically, don't you mean "How did a heavy munitions maker start making toys?"

That would depend upon which direction you approach history from, n'est ce pas?  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 09:31:45 pm »

In order to preserve a 19th century look, I had thought of making logos in polymer clay or etched brass that spell out "Nerf" in the same typeface that Coca-Cola and the Ford Motor Company use.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 09:44:09 pm »

In order to preserve a 19th century look, I had thought of making logos in polymer clay or etched brass that spell out "Nerf" in the same typeface that Coca-Cola and the Ford Motor Company use.

was thinking that something like that would work well if you wanted it to say nerf. the curren logo is just to modern. Something that says Nerf Arms Co. or something would look good
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