ELBOW PADS- i got a good review over on the facebook with these. i just didnt understand why i havent found anyone who has tried to do the same. its simple, effective, and i guess "more accurate" to what was used in the film. All i did was turned them inside out and pinched the pad and attached two elastic bands to hold its position and presto! then to add my touch i used leather for the square on the inside of the arm, then stiched the gb logo and my screen name on the leather fabric with a hint of gray so all the detail isnt lost.
this is a shot of it next to my old elbow pad which was a defender if im not mistaken.
now this is a shot after dragon con and a bunch of wear. now this was planned but rushed so the final stamp of approval is not on it.
BOOTS- nothing special here just a pair that i really liked and thought i should treat myself since i never bought boots for any gb gear in the first place.
STRAPS- here i wanted to do the same and add my own touch without going over board.
i used this back strap of this army issued LC-2 kidney pad.
i used this to be the middle
and this is where you rest your kidney. I saw this and was really digging the pattern and thought this would be something that would definitely fit.
what was done here is i picked up a pair of after market OD and black straps and took them apart and mixed them up.
i added two straps to hold an iphone, theres this really cool app for the iphone that i found last year that i always said would look cool if mounted like so.
next we have the belt buckle. one thing i think the cartoon did right. i always felt that the buckle used in the movie was too flimsy and too easy to break and just over all weak looking. i thought, you know, i got this nuclear thing on my back, it should be secured better. so i went with this. easy in, easy out.
Another fine detail most likely missed at dragon con cause no one's eyes were on my crotch was this easter egg... i took a poll on facebook of a few phrases and this one got the most votes. i love it. HEAT 'EM UP!
all together now
THE SUIT- i started back in 03' with an rgb egon suit and made others since then but when i got to the movie platform i just went with the norm last year. but for this build i wanted something different. i popped open my ghostbusters game for xbox and played multiplayer over again and paid close attention to each color suit as you ranked up. this is the color i liked the most at first. (i will make another one for halloween) so i ordered a navy blue tru-spec and sat there infront of my tv and had izzy help me tape off all the areas where the colors were different. i wish i would have took a picture of suit with all the tape on it but i didnt.... it looked really funny. To me, honestly, the uniform was the coolest part of this whole build. I LOVED HOW THE SUIT CAME OUT. ... sorry for the caps, but it was so refreshing to have something new and different. and when it was done right and no detail left off it was on the money. the colors dont look like they match but camera was acting funny. but its the same colors.
this is the only picture i had to show the color pattern from the back part of the shoulder to under the arm
One extra thing i wanted to show you guys.. i didnt want to blow money like i did last year at the bar. so i got an old camelpak from my brother and picked up an olive drab and black gb logo patch off ebay and slapped it on and bam! this thing fit fine while i was wearing my pack. and it kept my back nice and cold while in those sticky parties.
Enjoy and please let me know what you think
RGB PACK http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 75&start=0
ECTO CAVE- http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =7&t=17029
RGB FRIGHT PETER - http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 49&p=33249
NYGB ECTO- http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 13&t=31073