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Re: Movie hero pack vs idealized pack

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  September 25th, 2017, 4:20 pm ¦  Forum: General Ghostbusters Discussion ¦  Topic: Movie hero pack vs idealized pack ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 436

The actual props were custom built by Columbia's prop house back in 1984. The original Hero packs for GB1 were actually built by Boss Film Studios. If I correctly recall the interview with the designer, Stephen Dane, they only had six weeks to get everything (packs, traps, and car) designed, built,...

Re: Movie hero pack vs idealized pack

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  September 24th, 2017, 8:09 am ¦  Forum: General Ghostbusters Discussion ¦  Topic: Movie hero pack vs idealized pack ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 436

For my packs, I tend to go for what I call "idealized production-accurate". For example, I incorporate a lot of the small and unusual details that are inherent in the Hero packs, such as the odd shell texturing, unpainted swatches on the motherboard for GB2, wooden block spacers for GB1, w...

Re: Pads and belt dying question

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  September 8th, 2017, 5:37 pm ¦  Forum: Uniforms ¦  Topic: Pads and belt dying question ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 178

I've had great success dyeing white cotton web belts with the pearl-grey RIT dye. After the dye bath (which shouldn't be more than five minutes), throw the belt in the washing machine for a quick wash, and you'll end up with a very accurate light grey.

Re: Prop Store auction: Screen-used Venkman costume

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  August 27th, 2017, 4:35 pm ¦  Forum: Ghostbusters News ¦  Topic: Prop Store auction: Ghostbusters Venkman costume ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 3605

This seems to be the same jumpsuit that is prominently featured on the reference page for the uniform; it's nice to have some higher-resolution shots of it.

Re: Anyone have an old pack they can sell me for $100?

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  August 15th, 2017, 9:42 am ¦  Forum: Proton Packs ¦  Topic: Anyone have an old pack they can sell me for $100? ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 359

The ALICE frame and webbing alone will usually cost at least $30-40. Even the time and labour involved in building a pack, even a junk pack, is worth more than $100.

You could always try building a pack out of foam-core, PVC, and found household items.

Re: should the LED on the pedal be functional?

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  August 12th, 2017, 7:56 am ¦  Forum: Ghost Traps ¦  Topic: should the LED on the pedal be functional? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 352

I don't think the light on the pedal is ever shown lit. Just because it's on there doesn't necessarily mean that it was intended to function - the sunken hat light on the thrower is another example of a non-functioning light.

Re: Does Anyone Have 1:1 Proton Pack Printouts?

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  August 7th, 2017, 6:04 pm ¦  Forum: Proton Packs ¦  Topic: Does Anyone Have 1:1 Proton Pack Printouts? ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 345

The motherboard should really be the last thing that you build. Just build the pack, and use that to trace your motherboard.

Wow. For a moment, I thought that last image was a photo of someone sitting in the Sony car.

Re: TMNT/GHOSTBUSTERS MASH UP FIGURES

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  July 21st, 2017, 10:01 am ¦  Forum: Collectibles ¦  Topic: TMNT/GHOSTBUSTERS MASH UP FIGURES ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 626

The throwers appear to have small clicker wheels that make the streams spin, very reminiscent of the old Kenner figures.

Re: New Diamond Select Figures

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  July 21st, 2017, 9:10 am ¦  Forum: Collectibles ¦  Topic: New Diamond Select Figures ¦  Replies: 1163 ¦  Views: 104487

I really hope that they at least make some effort to fix the belts; GB1 belts on the dark GB2 suits is simply unacceptable.

Re: Anovos Acquires GB License

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  July 18th, 2017, 9:20 pm ¦  Forum: General Ghostbusters Discussion ¦  Topic: Anovos Acquires GB License ¦  Replies: 239 ¦  Views: 28980

The only throwers that didn't have the green lever were the stunt packs and semi-hero packs from GB2.

featofstrength wrote:


The above scene with the Second Doctor is one of the most beautiful moments in the entire series.

But now to bring the first Doctor back to use him as they please is terrible.


Multi-Doctor stories have been a staple of the series since "The Three Doctors" in 1972/73.

Next to Ghostbusters, Doctor Who is one of my top fandoms, and I am very excited about what this new Doctor will bring to the show. It will be very similar to the Ghostbusters experience, for whenever I'm out in my Doctor costumes (2, 4, 5, or 12), people are going to come up to me and expect that I...

Re: Aluminium pack shell

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  July 12th, 2017, 9:46 pm ¦  Forum: Proton Packs ¦  Topic: Aluminium pack shell ¦  Replies: 275 ¦  Views: 24957

Kingpin wrote:You, me, and a whole host of other users, Photobucket's decision has been utterly counterproductive, and only turned people off completely to the service.


The other day I noticed that the links to all of my Venkman Hero pack photos on Photobucket were dead; at least it's not just me...

Re: Anovos Acquires GB License

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  July 10th, 2017, 6:44 pm ¦  Forum: General Ghostbusters Discussion ¦  Topic: Anovos Acquires GB License ¦  Replies: 239 ¦  Views: 28980

It looks like they modeled the above prototype after the Super Hero pack with the flush booster plug, unpainted rear cylinder, ribbon cable twist, etc.

Re: Aluminum trap build based off bishops plans

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 30th, 2017, 9:56 pm ¦  Forum: Ghost Traps ¦  Topic: Aluminum trap build based off bishops plans ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1577

Nice job on the track system for the cartridge. That was probably the most frustrating part to build when I made my Hero trap a few years ago.

Re: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 30th, 2017, 12:58 pm ¦  Forum: Ghostbusters (2016) ¦  Topic: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget ¦  Replies: 230 ¦  Views: 12486

Commander_Jim wrote:Really makes you wonder what Feig did with all the money.


I'm sure that Aykroyd pocketed a nice amount from the budget for his role as executive producer, of which he's publicly stated that he did little real work on the film.

Re: GBFans Heatsink Hole Size

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 29th, 2017, 3:14 pm ¦  Forum: Proton Packs ¦  Topic: GBFans Heatsink Hole Size ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 238

The GBFans heatsinks are threaded for 4-40 size bolts.

Re: Worst School Year Ever

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 21st, 2017, 9:10 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Worst School Year Ever ¦  Replies: 21 ¦  Views: 2092

Sixth and seventh grades were particularly unpleasant for me.

Re: R.I.P Henry Deutschendorf a.k.a "Oscar" from GB2. :(

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 21st, 2017, 7:54 pm ¦  Forum: General Ghostbusters Discussion ¦  Topic: R.I.P Henry Deutschendorf a.k.a "Oscar" from GB2. :( ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 688

This is pretty horrifying and tragic...

Re: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 19th, 2017, 3:34 pm ¦  Forum: Ghostbusters (2016) ¦  Topic: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget ¦  Replies: 230 ¦  Views: 12486

So...my unsolicited opinion on the matter... The above post is honestly the most mature and intelligent criticism of the movie that I've read. While I feel ATC is certainly an entertaining film, the humor is kind of all over the place at times; the technique of improvising a lot of forced humor in ...

Re: jaredaustin16-Any expereince?

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 16th, 2017, 8:00 am ¦  Forum: Feedback ¦  Topic: jaredaustin16-Any expereince? ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 762

It looks like there's some bad warping in the upper left corner on the EDA and power cell. Not a terrible pack by any means, but definitely overpriced.

Re: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 12th, 2017, 3:34 pm ¦  Forum: Ghostbusters (2016) ¦  Topic: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget ¦  Replies: 230 ¦  Views: 12486

It probably would have helped had Feig spent some of that money shooting more in New York and less money spent on pointless dance numbers. Location shooting in New York is extremely expensive. Massachusetts also has some very useful film production incentives, which Paul Feig explained was the main...

Re: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 5th, 2017, 11:48 am ¦  Forum: Ghostbusters (2016) ¦  Topic: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget ¦  Replies: 230 ¦  Views: 12486

I'm guessing that someone (probably Sony) called out Aykroyd on his bogus numbers (3-4 million versus his made-up 30-40 million) and now he's trying to backpedal. As for his response in regard to the "inclusion of the originators", I seem to recall Aykroyd talking about how happy he was th...

Re: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 5th, 2017, 8:33 am ¦  Forum: Ghostbusters (2016) ¦  Topic: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget ¦  Replies: 230 ¦  Views: 12486

I haven't read the scripts, but I've always found the idea of the original (and much older) Ghostbusters coming back to train a new generation rather unnecessary. That's just my opinion. The IDW comics took the idea of introducing new members to the team and did a far better job than any traditional...

Re: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  June 5th, 2017, 7:22 am ¦  Forum: Ghostbusters (2016) ¦  Topic: Dan Aykroyd on ATC's Budget ¦  Replies: 230 ¦  Views: 12486

I love Dan... but I admittedly can't help but feel his reaction/response in this interview is maybe a tad hypocritical, given how his own original proposal for Ghostbusters (prior to re-writes by Harold) was deemed too expensive to film. Not to mention the huge amounts of money that were paid to Ay...

Re: Powercell startup sequence...anything "definitive"?

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  May 24th, 2017, 5:32 pm ¦  Forum: Proton Packs ¦  Topic: Powercell startup sequence...anything "definitive"? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 719

xoff00 wrote:Is there a definitive (or at least a solid guess) of the startup sequence of the PowerCell LEDs?


I also used an Arduino for my pack lights, and I determined that the Power Cell takes exactly one second to cycle through all fifteen LEDs (with the bottom LED remaining lit at all times).

Re: New Diamond Select Figures

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  May 23rd, 2017, 10:35 am ¦  Forum: Collectibles ¦  Topic: New Diamond Select Figures ¦  Replies: 1163 ¦  Views: 104487

It looks like no attempt was made at recreating the custom black GB2 belts for the dark grey uniforms; even if the above photo is just of a prototype, it still comes off as extremely lazy.

Re: Tools and talent

 by Demon Vice Commander ¦  May 23rd, 2017, 10:29 am ¦  Forum: Proton Packs ¦  Topic: Tools and talent ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 1179

One of the most useful tools for a pack build is a step drill bit; this will make drilling most of the holes (particularly through aluminum) much easier.

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