making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic


Ok, I have a toy blaster someone gave me. I'm trying to make it look more realalistic. I already got some great idea's from one poster here and I was wondering if anybody else had any thoughts for me.

I'm going to bondo and paint it. Does anyone else have any ideas?

Here's what it looks like before I started:

I would definately fill the holes and seam with the bondo. The dart holder there looks like it would be perfect to hold some modified metal cigar tubes that you could make into grenades. Fill the gap between the red end and the body. Definately add he greeblies. Maybe add a few metal rods down the sides or something. Paint the hell out of the thing and you will have a damn fine blaster!
Thanks for the idea's. I've bondoed and put the first coat of paint on it so far. This is the first time I've done anything with bondo so it's not perfect but I think it looks pretty good. I'll post pics when I'm done.
Yeah, Bondo is a love/hate thing with me too. You can shape it to look nice, but oh the sanding and the sticking mess it makes..

Post some new photos for us.
ok, I'll try to see if I can figure out this pic thing again. LOL I may need my friend to talk me through it again.

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Now remember, this is just bondo, primer and sanded.
I hope the pics work, if not I'll fix them later.
Looking great!
You appear to have really caught onto how to use the Bondo!
Keep up the good work! I love it!
Thanks everyone *blush* I'm running into a little trouble with the paint job though. It's not turning out like I want it to so I may have to strip it, and repaint it.
Looks like she fixed the posting addy on the pics so they are viewable now!
Looking good so far! Want to see more!
Still looks a little too 2-Dimnsional to me. i'd add something to the sides and maybe a "silencer" or "cooling tube" to extend the barrel out a bit. You know something with some holdes in it.
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