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Anyone wanna see my hardware store pack build?pic intensive

PostPosted:November 2nd, 2011, 2:16 pm
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
So this is my first proton pack built with found items and, wherever possible, as close to Stefan's plans as I could get. I built with durability in mind, and with a few frustrating exceptions, it held up. The ion arm is made from two pieces of wood, the booster is PVC, the booster ladder is cheap hobby wood, the gearbox is made from electrical boxes (a'la Gareee's build), the HGA is the cap from a can of spraypaint, the gun box is a metal electrical box with wooden ribs glued to it, the spacer is foam core covered with plastic from a FOR SALE sign, the sync gen and cyclotron are both plastic containers from Wal Mart. The bumper was bulit by bending a piece of metal strapping to shape, then gluing wood to it for thickness, then wrapping that in FOR SALE plastic to hide the grain. All the fittings were chosen to closely approximate the real thing, but almost nothing is screen accurate.

The cyclotron had chasing lights from Walgreens and the power supply was a flashing safety light common at hardware stores.

For Halloween, I mounted a can of silly string to the thrower (visible in the last photo) for something to impress the ladies:)

I love this thing. So here it is.

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PostPosted:November 2nd, 2011, 4:44 pm
by Ray Stanz GB
wow very very nice!! that took a lot of imagination and craftsmanship. good job.

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PostPosted:November 2nd, 2011, 5:41 pm
by KieranWalker
Amazing what you can pull off with some hardware store crap and a little ingenuity. That came out looking real nice.

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PostPosted:November 3rd, 2011, 8:20 am
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
Thanks, guys. It's kinda heavy, but it looks cool when it's on.

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PostPosted:November 22nd, 2011, 8:46 pm
by Joeyvenkman
What did you use for the lights? Thanks!

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PostPosted:November 23rd, 2011, 6:20 am
by Silverstreak
This looks fantastic. Very nice results using these materials.

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PostPosted:November 23rd, 2011, 7:48 am
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
Thanks very much.
What did you use for the lights? Thanks!
The lights are from a cheap Halloween light kit at Walgreens. They happened to chase, so at the last minute I swapped out the Christmas light kit I planned on using.

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PostPosted:November 23rd, 2011, 8:44 am
by xtrmn8r17
Pic intensive thread is Pic intensive

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 3:29 am
by sanityattack
Absolutely fantastic! I love 'found parts' builds. So much character whilst being instantly recognizable.

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 7:57 am
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
Thanks a lot!

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 12:35 pm
by kind2311
Anyone wanna see my hardware store pack build?
meh. not really.

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 1:52 pm
by Phish4dinner
Post whatever makes you happy bro. ;)

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 2:06 pm
by Charlie Richter
I'm pretty sure the people that make these random boxes base them on proton pack pack parts. ;) Good work mate. Love seeing people making something from nothing.

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 4:19 pm
by KagaSakai
Nice work using the materials that were available to you!

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 4:25 pm
by parksdesign
Why didn't you just go to the proton pack department at Ikea? You know— the same place the original prop makers went? Seriously though, looks good.

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PostPosted:November 25th, 2011, 10:07 pm
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
Thanks, guys. Now I have to stop obsessing about the things I would change...

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PostPosted:November 26th, 2011, 4:16 pm
by Phish4dinner
Thanks, guys. Now I have to stop obsessing about the things I would change...
I would change the ribbon cable to a gb1 or gb2 just so it stands out more. Other than that, it looks great. :)

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PostPosted:November 27th, 2011, 10:12 am
by nick-a-tron
Thats a great pack!

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PostPosted:November 28th, 2011, 8:47 am
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
Thanks for the kind words from such experienced builders!

Thanks, guys. Now I have to stop obsessing about the things I would change...
I would change the ribbon cable to a gb1 or gb2 just so it stands out more. Other than that, it looks great. :)
I agree. Also my current light setup is a bit of a hassle. May have to go with a more accurate model.

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PostPosted:November 28th, 2011, 5:47 pm
by Drummermarine
Wow amazing I never would of guessedthe parts, Thank you very much for that I have great ideas for the future now. Check out my original prototype in my props too.

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PostPosted:November 28th, 2011, 7:20 pm
by belldandy4087
good job! It looks awesome! you should be proud of your hard work!

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PostPosted:November 28th, 2011, 7:39 pm
by slimershomie
Wow great work, i love the custom parts you added into this!

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PostPosted:November 29th, 2011, 8:31 am
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
Thanks. That EGB pack is AMAZING by the way.

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PostPosted:November 29th, 2011, 10:20 am
by Warrenzo
Fantastic mate, u certainly put alot of work into it.

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PostPosted:November 29th, 2011, 10:30 am
by Silverstreak
I keep coming back to this thread for inspiration. I'm going 100% movie accurate on my build either, and this pack keeps giving me ideas. I'm really liking that thrower, the movie thrower's shape bugs me for some reason.

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PostPosted:November 29th, 2011, 12:10 pm
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
I keep coming back to this thread for inspiration. I'm going 100% movie accurate on my build either, and this pack keeps giving me ideas. I'm really liking that thrower, the movie thrower's shape bugs me for some reason.
Wow, thanks. Let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!

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PostPosted:October 29th, 2012, 11:31 pm
by GreenAdder
I'm trying to get something built in time for convention season next year (late Spring / early summer). What are you using to hold the thrower onto the pack?

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PostPosted:October 30th, 2012, 1:45 am
by joeghostbuster
I like it!

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PostPosted:October 30th, 2012, 8:21 am
by Full-Roaming-Vapor
I'm trying to get something built in time for convention season next year (late Spring / early summer). What are you using to hold the thrower onto the pack?

I'm using Ace Hardware Flush mount hangers. http://www.acetogo.com/photo/product/5329941.jpg They're available in two kinds, http://www.acetogo.com/photo/product/5329958.jpg

I've had varying degrees of success with them, so if I had to build again, I would use the standard v-shaped hook that everyone uses.

Thanks for looking :)