July 2, 2022
how to paint plasma guns

I am so excited to share with you this new tutorial on how to paint your own plasma guns! I am a huge fan of painting various items, and this is my first time making paint plasma guns. This new tutorial is for beginners, but I am also including some tips that can help you out if you are looking for more advanced techniques!

I hope that you will enjoy this article and will comment below if there is anything else that you would like to know about these paint plasma guns.

Why paint plasma guns?

A lot of times when we see paint plasma guns on the big screen we see them being painted, or painted black, and/or we do not know how they were made, because they are fake.

There is really a lot of money to be made making and selling these guns, so for the first time I am showing you how to paint these guns! Here is why…Paint plasma guns. Why paint plasma guns? First, it’s a LOT of fun! I like to paint plasma guns just like the rest of my hobby items. I also love the color changing quality of paint. It’s a lot of fun.

What you will need to paint plasma guns

To start out, you will need to make 2 sets of guns. You can get these made from various sources online or you can get some from Radio Shack. The only thing you will need to do is add a little filler material between the gun and the prop or hanger. Then you will glue on your blue paint.

Afterwards, if you would like, you can attach an electrical supply cable to one end of the paint plasma guns. You will attach the electrical supply to an outlet or even to your light switch. Finishing the plasma gun.

How do you color your guns?

Now that you have the parts you need to paint your guns, it is up to you to add the finishing touches. Color is usually the most popular finishing touch. Color and paint will bring out the natural colors in the plastic.

How to paint your own plasma guns

The first thing I want to point out is that I wanted to use non-toxic paint to show the plasma gel I am using. If you are using paint containing some sort of heavy metals, you will likely be ok, but I wanted to make it as safe as possible.

On to the rest of the tutorial…I first started out with some of the basics, such as making sure you are getting a perfect hand print. I chose to do some basic “cloudy gun” paint plasma guns., and decided to go with different effects on some other guns that are more detailed.

Depending on the look you want to get with your gun, you can start out by removing all the sawdust from the body of the gun, and cleaning up any blemishes on the body and feet of the gun.

Painting your first plasma gun

What is a plasma gun?

The term “paint plasma guns” is used to refer to any gun that uses ionized gas to fire a projectile. Plasma is a type of ionized gas that is commonly referred to as “ionized air”. It is the same gas that is used in X-rays and for burning-proofing many types of plastics. They are a favorite of sci-fi movie fans, as they are pretty cool looking weapons and a great way to show off your comic book collection.

These guns have two different surfaces, one made out of metal (top half) and the other one made out of the same material as the gun itself (bottle). Both of them have to be painted separately. Designing the gun itself is pretty easy and you can use any old bottle. The part that glows inside the gun is called the “gun barrel”. Let’s get started on the actual painting.

Painting the other two plasma guns

If you would like to paint the other two paint plasma guns, then you will need the following:

  • 3″ Craftsman cotton pad
  • black paint (I used flat black)
  • Lead citric acid (This can be found at the hardware store)
  • Paint brush
  • oil and/or putty

Polyurethane-rated non-corrosive paint (I used Tamiya silver metal).Don’t forget that there is some great art contest going on, check it out here.

  • Blue gun
  • Purple gun

Glow in the dark paint (of course you can choose to add any color to this gun. And if you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your Facebook and Twitter. Thank you. This tutorial was originally published here.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and have enjoyed learning more about the plasma gun. I have plenty more tutorials that you can follow if you are looking for tips on how to add holograms to a plasma gun or how to build your own paintball helmet.

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