I've ordered a Nerf Maverick pistol after having it repeatedly crop up on steampunk sites as a favoured sidearm. More importantly, oversized weapons a la Chronicles of Riddick (get used to hearing about this film - you don't get many Byzantine-styled SF films) and Warhammer 40,000 are also an element of Fading Suns.
Here's what it looks like out of the box:
And here is an idea of what I might do with it: specifically I'm thinking of the rich colours and the worn look. An added bonus is that all I really need to do is give it a new paint job.
(Image from the very cool Terminally Incoherent blog).
Does anyone out there have personal experience of modding a Maverick and would like to share?
UPDATE: In a strange bit in internet synchronicity, I have just found links for a site about modding Nerf guns. Nice.