long winds ahead...
Ive seen a couple of people just paint up the pack in toon colors but, I am not a fan. I'm well aware that I won't get a 100% accuracy but, I would like something similar.
Any help you have would be greatly appreciated.
First draft of ideas are:
1) New thrower
I cannot find a project box that I would like to use for the main body. Based on my quick measurements, the box where the wand mounts is 3.5 x 3.5-4in. I have to account for the side rails to slide over the box. I have searched everywhere and haven't found any vague dimensions to scale this to. Ill probably just use a V-clip.
I dont really want to scratch build a box.
2) Replace booster with red PVC, use a small funnel, and run a tube over the existing fitting where the big green tube goes.
The top part of the booster screws off but, the frame is still moulded into the body. I had thought about just painting that red but, I want to replace the top part with a box.
I could possibly cut out some PVC pipe, and fit it over but, the PPD would be in the way. I might even keep the PPD and run the funnel under it. I could also cut out the frame.
3) Remove Clippard on pack. Repace with arcade button.
4) Mounts for the trap
The trap at full size, is huge in relation to this pack. Ill get this pack finished before I dive off into that massive project.
5) Cut out a piece of PVC to cover the box with the big "Warning" label over it. Obviously in banana yellow.
seems easy enough.
6) Remove crank on generator. Replace with voltage meter (if I can find one proportionate)
If anyone knows of a small one, point me to it.
7) Make Ion Arm bigger, width wise. Replacing where the top of the booster screws off with a box.
I figure I can find an electrical box at lowes to do this, epoxy it to the arm, and hide the evidence with Bondo.
I want to figure something out about the bottom half of the Cyclotron.
I currently have no solutions.
Ill keep a bunch of the pack as, I don't want to ruin the structure of it. The V2 seems a bit inferior to the first version I have. I like that most of the fittings are screwed in, without being murdered by poorly applied superglue.
The injectors will stay, I will remove the top half of the N-filter, ribbon cable will go, and I think the HGA might stay or, be covered.
I also be using an aluminum motherboard. Keeping the existing straps is fine but, ill be adding a seatbelt for the waist.
A huge relief from having to mount the thing to an ALICE.