Non-TF: The Real Ghostbusters Proton Pack

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  1. _Flashback_

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    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.

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    80stastic.
     
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    WOW.
     
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    Wow this is cool. On the Plus side, if you ever make a life sized shockwave, you have his cannon done
     
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    Cool! I like the toggle switches and knobs. I wish you well with the rest of your project.
     
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    Totally!
     
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    SLO-BLO??? :lol  awesome work! Got plans to light up the barrel?
     
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'll post more pics once I make progress on the pack itself.
     
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    This rocks hard.
     
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    Thank you! I forgot to mention that I do plan on adding a lights and sound kit eventually.
     
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    Very cool! I liked the design of the cartoon proton packs better anyway! Your's looks great. Next you need a ghost trap.
     
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    Very cool! Love this.

    Any plans for a cartoon accurate PKE meter to go with it?
     
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    Thank you, funny you should ask. I'm doing a cartoon PKE meter as I do the pack. It's small, so it should be done in a week or so. Stay tuned!
     
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    Looks great man! Make a trap too!
     
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    Thank you! The trap is on my list too, I'll never take the Mattel version to a party!
     
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    awesome!
    a movie style cartoon proton pack :D 
     
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    Thank you. I've made some progress on the pack itself. Not much worth taking pics of yet, but i have the basic shapes made up. I'll post pics when I have something worth looking at. Stay tuned Busters
     
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    I want instructions. now.
     

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