Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bazookafied: Blue Spectre

Earlier on Tactical Tag, I had been brainstorming on what the best route to take with my Spectre Rifle look, which uses a Raider-style stock and a Longstrike barrel.  The solution that I came up with then was a Yellow-painted Longstrike barrel to match the yellow Spectre and Raider Stock (the yellow one that came with the Value Pack Barricade).  I liked the look of it, but I decided to try out another option, which was to use the Blue Raider Stock and Longstrike Barrel with a blue-painted Spectre.

After sanding off the warning labels, priming it, setting the silver details and using masking tape to cover up said details and the trigger handle, the Spectre is blue now.  However, now I know why my original plan with the Yellow setup was the better choice.  The first is that the priming handle tears into the blue paint job a little, which is a bit of a downer considering how nice the paint job turned out.  The second issue is that I couldn't really find a shade of blue that matched the plastic of the stock and barrel, so it looks a little bit off.  As a standalone blaster, it looks great, but I'm a little disappointed overall that the blue I settled on didn't match better.

To top it off, I can't find my good camera for some reason, so I had to settle with my iPod camera to take these shots.  If I can find my camera and my blue Longstrike Barrel, I may take a few more pictures.


  1. I am in love with that blue. It's a shame it didn't match the Longstrike's barrel extension though. It would have been really snazzy with it on there.

  2. Dang. That is awesome! Now when and if I get a spectre or another mav I'm gonna do that. The blue makes the spectre look so cool. It looks like something I would eventually make but simpler.

  3. That blue is so purty :o I would make the attachments match that rather than making it match them.