Fresh off the bench, I bring you the first buildup of the Anovos proton pack kit.
I'm just going to jump right in.....
Here she is, finished.
Just a heads up, this isn't a build thread. It's simply to showcase a quick throw together of the finished kit. We are in the middle of filming a few in depth videos on how this thing goes together and those will be finished and up in a few weeks but until then, here's a few shots of the kit assembled right out of the box.
No mods, no upgrades, just the kit as it comes and with some respectable quick weathering.
Total build time from start to finish, (including trial and error while making notes about possible improvements in the future), decals, light paint and weathering- 7 hours.
It's ridiculously easy to put together. May as well be Duplo blocks.
NOTE: This pack is pretty much UNPAINTED. It comes with some kind of tough, velvety, black, poly-coating over the parts so really all I had to do was weather it.
Without further ado,.....here she be.
Some shots of the particle thrower....
Just for fun,....here's a shot of the assembled ion arm assembly from the kit in the build video.
And for comparison, the unboxed particle thrower from the new kit, (black), next to the raw fiberglass casting of the GB 2 "Spengler" hero we molded.
Just a quick parting thought on the kit.....from a fan perspective, I can't imagine a better way to spend $600. As a BUILDER,.....I can't imagine a better way to spend $600.
Are there things I would change? A few.
Is it worth bitching about? No.
Can you switch out certain parts to upgrade it to a killer GB 1 OR GB 2 hero? Yep. From the shop on this very site and for very little $$$.
PERSONALLY,.....If I were gonna go house on one of these kits, as a FAN builder? I'd by the lights and sound package from here, upgrade all of the lens caps for the thrower, maybe supplement some of the labels with metallic and a handful of metal upgrades and real clippards and you have the pack you've always wanted.
Like I said, Anovos and a small group of builders set out to create the plug and play proton pack kit we would have killed for back in the day.
I'm pretty ecstatic about it and I hope you are too.
Between this, the upcoming high-end Spengler hero, and my Ectos I dunno how much further I can go down this rabbit hole. Short of buying the firehouse I think it's a mic drop.
<3 you nerdy bastards.