(Also, this build does not include the scope pictured in the preview shot above, since that's an optional attachment.)
This build started in the usual way, with one new method.
Assembled all the pieces as per usual:
After that was all dry, I taped off the grip and lower stock, then threw on some silver.
She was super happy with the rifle, despite the rush job, and her outfit was a big hit. I'm still trying to pick my jaw up from off the floor after seeing the picture. Sooooooooo awesome!