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The Dreameater by EricTcrow The Dreameater by EricTcrow
After I was happy with my sketches to begin modifying the Nerf gun, first removing the air restrictors as to get more air to the darts. Second whole lot of cosmetic changes to the basic form, such as heavily modifying the barrel area. The trigger guard, and even the trigger itself. I took off most markings that were on the Nerf gun such as the name the n-strike logo of Nerf logo and various warnings,basically giving myself a clean slate. After working on it off and on just about a year.trying to find the perfect pieces to my puzzle. Everything from the brass pipes to the copper cartridge holders even pieces for my gauges, most of them came from things I had sitting around. After a long while of trying to get it right. I finally came up with something that I liked. Then asked my friends to help me name it. Finally, was born the Dreameater.

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:iconsfishffrog:
sfishffrog Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Very well done!
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JAKBunny Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very nice. ^'='^
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Mockles Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I WANT IT... or be able to make something like it xD great job alot of mistakes some people make is going overboard with mavericks but this is great
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:iconlady-soso:
Lady-Soso Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
The beautiful lines and the particulars are amazing.
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
does the Co2 actually power it?
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:iconirisgoddessofrainbow:
Can I buy one from you?!
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:iconsnowmonk:
SnowMonk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. Very Very Nice.

The tubing on the side fits so well, and the trigger, oh man the trigger.
Is it carved, sanded like that, or are the details added in after being cleared out?

Again, Fantastic work.
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:iconshadowwolves89:
shadowwolves89 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
OMG i wish i had the skills u have for this...
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:iconchellomoon22:
ChelloMoon22 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
So...beautiful... must.....not....cry..... WANT!!!!
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kewlstuff1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
hi eric don't worry i'm takin great care of the Dreameater ! it comes with me to all of the conventions i go to thanks again for the epic craftmanship :)
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I saw this gun on google images and on youtube and ive fallen in love with it ever since! I cant believe i never thought to heck deviantart for it!
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BCK666 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Sweet
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:iconarcanependragon:
ArcanePendragon Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Is there something on the trigger to keep the swirls in? And do the pipes below the barral do any thing?
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:iconrathkeaux:
Rathkeaux Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Truly Awesome. That is easily the coolest trigger I've ever seen! The dremel work is amazing as well. This gun was my inspiration for getting into nerf modifications and I'm having a blast with it, though it has covered my house in darts and guns!
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Stormbringer117 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
amazing
you must make a tutorial or something!
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so it uses air pressure, like a paintball or air soft gun?
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:iconflors:
Flors Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
awesome
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Thank you :D
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:iconzinnestheyl:
Zinnestheyl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
This took my breath away. Beyond words for me.
Zombies would scream from it.
And everyone would drool over this.
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Please watch my gallery if you like this piece you'll love some of the ones coming up. thank you very much for the praise it makes it all so much more worth it. :)
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:iconzinnestheyl:
Zinnestheyl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
No worries I will! You're gallery is like my fantasy toyland.
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SeanMallonWriting Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Holy Crap!

I'm in love with this gun as soon as I laid eyes on it. Great work and all the little extras fit right in to the scheme of the gun too.
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EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
If you enjoy it, please watch my gallery so you can see when i get new pieces in. Thank you very much for the complement.
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SeanMallonWriting Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I added you to my watch. :+devwatch:
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GhostGriffin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is incredible! One of my favourite nerf mods by far! The intricate detail is exquisite and the pressure gauges + pipes just make it all the more authentic in appearance. I'm always disappointed when nerf mods are no longer functional - that takes all the fun out of them! You made it work better as well though, I commend you. :D
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EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I looked around for a while before i even started it, i wanted it to be better than those i had seen before and personally the details always make it so much more believable. I'm glad to hear you like it. If you've got a few minutes take a look at some of my other pieces, feedback always helps me improve my designs :)
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:iconacerzw:
Acerzw Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Cool piece of work... looks great...
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thank you feel free to take a look at my gallery and watch if you want to see my updates
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:iconnon-void:
non-void Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
mehehehe if only it shot real bullets
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
:D check out some of my other stuff if you get the chance.
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Sarkazum Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
luvly
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Why Thank you :)
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:iconvenikins:
Venikins Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely job :D
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Always good to know people like my work, thank you
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Venikins Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconperzikhoofd:
Perzikhoofd Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you really did a great job on this! I love the swirly things and how you modded it ^^
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thank you, Personally i enjoy small details good to hear others do to.
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:iconperzikhoofd:
Perzikhoofd Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love details :love:
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CarmillaMurray Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's awesome.

It's a nice, elegant mod of what I think is the most modded gun lately.
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Thank you very much. I always appreciate knowing people like my work.
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Dialogous Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010   Writer
Does it still shoot?
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Yes still fully functional and much better than it previously was :)
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Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010   General Artist
I love the details in this. I know nothing about making guns but I want to go play with this. :bucktooth:
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Honestly I do sell them ... eventually. :)
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Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010   General Artist
I totally believe you!
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Theoslianwarmachine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
really nice this makes me wanna paint my maverick now :D
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:iconerictcrow:
EricTcrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
:) Always good to feel like I may have inspired someone.
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lintila Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I wasn't really expecting much from yet another Maverick mod, to be honest, but this is absolutely fantastic! You kept it functional, which right away makes me happy, and modifying it to IMPROVE function- awesome! The added hardware was thoughtful, appropriate, and is sensible in design, i.e. it works with the gun, instead of being a nonfunctional gear stuck on for no apparent reason. The filigree is lovely, and the filigreed trigger? An absolutely excellent touch.
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EricTcrow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Awesome! Thank you very much for the honest opinion. I honestly try to focus mostly on "function" in the design. I don't see much point in having something there that doesn't seem to have any purpose. If you like this one Please check out my other stuff and keep an eye out there will be many more coming.
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lintila Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
You're welcome!

I, unfortunately, fall in the category of wanting to have it work, but lacking in enough knowledge and skill to take something apart and put it back together functional.
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