It no longer shoots. I am however working on turning a Nerf into a working Mantis sniper rifle
As for the size, I didn't have any exact dimensions to work with. So I studied how it compared to femShep's body and also adjusted it to better fit the Nerf's size.
The reason I did not add the grip at the top is two thngs - because I ran out of time and because it would be another part to worry about when transporting. It needs to survive numerous rough baggage handlers as well as fit in my current duffel bag.
I did not weather it because with all the wear and tear I'll be giving it, it'll weather on its own. The same happened with my previous modification.
Again, thanks everyone! I put easily over 350 hours into it and it warms my heart to see this. ^_^
After almost two months since I started, roughly sixteen days worth of work, weighing nearly ten fucking pounds, and possibly giving me the first of my grey hairs... the M-920 Cain can finally be deemed as done! What was once a Nerf Recon has turned into one of the deadliest heavy weapons in the Mass Effect universe. I'm really happy with how well it turned out. Now to celebrate!
The first image in this was from =Troodon80's Reference Sheet, which helped me create this beast - [link]
If you want more pics, including some where I have the barrel glowing - visit here - [link]
Here it is with the barrel glowing - [link]
This gun will be coming with me to E3 and will make an appearance at SDCC!
Nerf Dart Tag Speedload 6
Dart Tag Sharp Shot
Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 Dart Blaster
Nerf N-Strike Rayven CS-18 Blaster
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rayven Cs-18 Blaster by Nerf
^ other guns you could use . love the gun but I would like it more if it could still fire nerf darts.
Congratulation on your very well deserved DD.