For those of you who don’t know who Johnson Arms is, prepare for a lesson in The Art of Awesome. Brian Johnson is the owner and operator of Johnson Arms, a specialty aftermarket shop for Nerf (and other brands) blasters. Brian is VERY capable of taking an average blaster and completely tricking it out into a one-of-a-kind piece of art. And they aren’t just for show; What Brian produces is fully functional and is meant for battle. I’ll make a post following this one showing a few of his latest achievements, but this post focuses on what he’s whipped up for me. I think Brian threw in some gold dust, eagle feathers, some tech out of a James Bond movie, and a whooooole lotta talent into a cauldron (probably made from crystals from Superman’s Ice Fortress) to make me this; a custom Paladin Scope. Equipped with an extra knob to give it a sniper scope feel and an internal blue glow to scare the heck out of my opponents, this bad boy will be sitting atop my blaster for the entire HvZ Reloaded series. It isn’t 100% finished as of yet, but here ya’ go, bon appetit.
You can contact Johnson Arms about making your own custom blaster by emailing him at JohnsonArms76@gmail.com.
JohnsonArms has impressed yet again (and so soon too!) with two more pieces of his Mass Effect line of custom painted blasters. The latest additions include a Maverick REV-6 and a Recon CS-6, both with custom Mass Effect paint schemes. I especially like the scarlet red accents. 😉 Brian also gives a worn, metallic look to the blasters (and that’s a very hard trick to pull off on plastic!). Below are a few pics of some other blasters within the series.
All of Brian’s work is for sale, and he takes custom orders, so if you see something you like, or if you have an idea for your own, one of a kind blaster, send him an email at JohnsonArms76@gmail.com to get a quote (Also, tell him ShiningFoam sent you there!). When you walk into battle looking like Commander Shepard, or any other alien-slaying superhero, you won’t regret it.
Profesional customizer JohnsonArms went into collaboration with Christopher Glas Studios on this project. They’ve turned a Nerf Stampede ECS Pulse Rifle style with loads of custom bodywork and a sweet paint scheme. The suped-up blaster is based off the one seen in the movie Aliens, and is now equipped with an air-soft shotgun, a styrene shell, a metal barrel and an electronic dart counter. The non-Nerf parts are just for show, but man does the thing look sweet. Brian mentions that this is just a prototype, so we can expect a bigger and badder version in the future.