Featured Mod Friday: Ralph’s Sidestrike

It’s Friday, and you know what that means!

Featured Mod Friday!


More after the jump!

So it’s a day late as I’ve had no time to be at the computer at all on Friday, but better late than never!

I have to say that sometimes simplicity beats out anything else. There’s this elegance to a well painted small blaster that shows that a lot of time and care was put into it.

Case and point, Ralph’s Sidestrike.


Just looking at it you tell that a lot of work went into it. My eye immediately went to the handle, turns out that’s real wood in there. Seriously cool!

Internal mods:
– AR removal and 1/2 brass tube added
– Maverick spring added
– Removable barrel/4 shortened dart inline clip

For details on the external mods we’ll go straight to the modder’s mouth:

I sanded all parts (and logos) and primed all parts with Army Painter Primer “Black” (spray paint). The gun metal parts (f.e. slide, barrel, dart holder) are airbrushed with a thin coat of Revell Aqua Color “Silver 90”. After that I dry-brushed the edges of the these parts with Revell Aqua Color “Steel 91”. The grip’s color is mainly primer and I dry-brushed the edges with Revell Aqua Color “Anthracite 09”. I darkened the inlay with a wash made of a cheap, dark brown acrylic (Marabu). The shiny silver parts are painted with AK Interactive True Metal “Steel” (a polishable wax paint). I polished the parts a bit too much on the edges, so I get a realistic looking wear out. The square above the trigger is painted with Revell Aqua Color “Light Green 77”.

All work included, Ralph told me that it took around 10-15 hours total to complete this blaster, and I’d say the results are quite impressive!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



About Jaynerf

A Nerf enthusiast. Lover of all things that fling foam.
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