I themed the paint job after a black panther because the blaster is called a panther, just as a joke. I think that it turned out remarkably well, especially the eyes. The reason I added the white and gold, aside from aesthetics, was to keep it from looking like a real weapon.
Because I replaced the pump, and didn't want a hole where the stock pump used to be, I machined these polycarbonate plates for the front of the shell.
I just used my scroll saw to roughly cut out a rough outline of the front of the shell, and then sanded it down to fit perfectly. I then cut it in half down the centre to allow the shell to open.
I am really impressed with this blaster, for it shoots extremely well and looks really cool.
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