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By starburst
#4910222
Great looking Pack... been watching quietly since the start but VS is right you, and your work, deserve my written admiration.

I only hope when I finally stop collecting parts and start building next year my own looks even remotely as good!

It’s funny though I’ve been following this build and the other day stumbled on a YouTube video which had a follow up posted today... I instantly thought “I know that build!”, your detailing on the Ion Arm cap gave it away!
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By venkman69
#4910225
That's mighty kind of you starburst! Thank you! I know the pain of collecting parts! It's taken forever to get all the ones I'm happy with! But once you do... oh lordy!!... it's sooooooo satisfying bolting them all into position!
Yep, we did the 2nd video on Monday! Was going to post a link up in this thread.
Let me know when you start your build and thanks again!
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By venkman69
#4910226
Hey all! So been busy last few weeks on the pack and it's really coming on. Added weld marks using No More Nails style of adhesive. Worked really well as I was able to push into it as it came out, getting a good weld style line! Also used a bit of bondo for the ion arm to tube weld. ImageImageImageImage
Just to mention, one of the last pictures shows first attempt at the respray. Didn't go that good, so sanded down and did it again. Turned out much better!
By CorfieldUK81
#4910766
I will be receiving my benofkent kit soon ( can't wait!) can you give me any tips? what screws to get / tools I'll need etc etc? really new to prop building and hoping to get anywhere near what you've done here! also what light and sound you planning? (gbfans I'm guessing?)
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By venkman69
#4910781
I will be receiving my benofkent kit soon ( can't wait!) can you give me any tips? what screws to get / tools I'll need etc etc? really new to prop building and hoping to get anywhere near what you've done here! also what light and sound you planning? (gbfans I'm guessing?)
Hey there!
I was totally in the same position as you! Pretty new to a major prop build like this, and not a Scooby! I got myself a s**t load of different he's bolts, in different sizes and went from there. There are some great ref here on Gbfans and Ben is super helpful! Take it a part at a time and really focus on that part. Once you've done that, move on to the next. I did a dry fit of all the parts, then sprayed. Hope that makes sense. Get yourself loads of reference photos up and have them on hand. Remember this is your build so take your time with it.
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By venkman69
#4910782
I will be receiving my benofkent kit soon ( can't wait!) can you give me any tips? what screws to get / tools I'll need etc etc? really new to prop building and hoping to get anywhere near what you've done here! also what light and sound you planning? (gbfans I'm guessing?)
Lights and sound kit I'm getting a rabid kit. Should be arriving soon so can let you know how it turns out. Ive done a couple of vids which are good to watch as they explain other bits. Tools bits get yourself a pair of digital calipers, and a dremel. Everything else is fairly standard!
By CorfieldUK81
#4911055
just made my final payment and will be getting my kit VERY soon, just a few questions since you are in uk as I am. What brand of Paint have you used / where to buy it? what method are you going to use when weathering ( if you decide to weather it) ?
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By venkman69
#4911057
just made my final payment and will be getting my kit VERY soon, just a few questions since you are in uk as I am. What brand of Paint have you used / where to buy it? what method are you going to use when weathering ( if you decide to weather it) ?
Awesome news!!! Exciting times ahead!! I use Hycote for everything. It's pretty good stuff, just apply with care and patience! Get it from eBay. Buy 3 at a time! Cheaper and you'll need it! Weathering, I've stared using rust. Where I rusted up some bolts, I used that over the pack. Looks really good because it's the actual thing! Hope that helps.
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