- December 18th, 2011, 8:25 am
Finally received my trap the other day! I've had a close look at everything after trying to work out what was possible and how easy it'd be, and have a fairly good idea of what needs to be done.
I think i'll leave the doors, they seem ok and it'd take a bit of messing around to get rid of the 'hinges' and paint the stripes wider. Maybe a bit of flat clearcoat or some Fuller's Earth or something will improve the look?
The only problems i can see are the sides. The silver and black sections are all one piece, and are attached inside the hollow wings. Does anyone know how these are attached? They look like plastic rivets or something?? The easiest way i can see of doing things is by drilling the connections out from inside the trap and then cutting pieces to fit inside the wings. I'm guessing these can just be epoxied in, and then the metal plates can just screw into this (a bit of modelers putty can fill in the gaps). It actually doesn't seem that hard to do, the annoying bit will be getting the cut pieces to fit in the gaps.
So far i've attached red tape and cable ties to the ends of the cable (which sounds simple, but is a recommended mod as it looks SO much better), and just finished attaching roller skate bearings in place of the wheels. This wasn't too hard to do, it takes a bit of wrangling to get the wheels off but everything else after that is a breeze.
Oh, and i've nearly finished the pedal. I'm waiting for the ribbon cable from GBFans (and the lens, but this is for the trap after everything else is done), and i need to transplant the electronics from the Matty pedal over to mine, but after that all it needs is a lick of paint and it's done!
I'll start posting pictures once i've made a bit more progress.
And finally, i've posted in the wanted section, but where does everyone get their trap labels? I want the basic set, plus the pack label (for the bottom and battery box), the metallic label for the relay, and a waterslide for the other project box (i've only seen this as part of a set for the proton pack and seems a waste of $20 or so for one label, so may just use a printed label).
Right, THIS is the final question - how many metal plates are there on the trap? MMM has a six (GB1) and seven (GB2) plate set, but where is the extra plate?
Sorry for the long post, and thanks for the input so far!