I've been a Ghostbusters nut at least as long as I've been into TF, and always wanted a decent proton pack (unlike the old Kenner toy, or the multiple hack jobs I made myself as a kid). Mattel's prop replicas reignited that old flame, but a movie replica pack would be too difficult and expensive to make myself. So I decided to make one based on the redesigned gear from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon (my other favorite show as a kid). I started with the gun. The body is scratchbuilt from sheet styrene, and finished to look more "real-world" than the animation model. I'm now working on gathering materials to make the pack itself.