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By cckaiser2
#4854092
I'm new to the forums but have lurked for some time while I collected items to begin the whole kit.

The motivation for a GB build is that my company is hosting an 80's party this summer. While others are preparing bright neon and members' only jackets, I decided that GhostBusters would really be a slam dunk. However, the conference is in Denver and I live in the midwest. How do I get a proton pack, neutrino wand, goggles, and all other items to denver safely and in a format that looks great?

My plan is to build storage containers that will double as display pieces once the whole outfit is put together - basically a way to display them in my home office while keeping dust off of the proton pack, etc…

First up is a storage container for the belt items. Pics incoming.
By cckaiser2
#4854094
Here are some pics and steps taken:

I bought this aluminum box on eBay for relatively cheap.
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I've begun to sand it down to the raw metal.Image
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I'll need to use higher levels of sand paper but I'm not too particular as I plan to weather it. I'll prime it and paint it with a white enamel.

I'm open to suggestions!
By cckaiser2
#4854167
I ordered some small plastic signs on etsy to attach to the outside of the box:
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Once the box is painted, I'll epoxy them on and begin to weather it.

I'm also thinking of cutting a hole in the side and adding a Lexan window that can be illuminated with red LEDs. I'm attempting to etch the GB logo into the Lexan. Any thoughts out there?
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By cckaiser2
#4854235
Here's the first run at etching into Lexan. I'd like to do it into a thicker piece and may reverse the etching so the logo is etched and not clear. Then I can decide which one looks best in the box.Image
By cckaiser2
#4854436
@Robandliv: thanks! I haven't found much for prop storage, transport and/or display. If this one goes as planned, I'll look at building a bigger one for the proton pack and wand. I'm open to ideas or suggestions.
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By robandliv
#4854440
I was looking to do this as well. I saw a lot of people take their props and wrap them in a T-shirt or some kind of cloth then place the wrapped prop in the case and spray foam around it. I was going to try this as soon as I found the right case that can hold mostly everything.
By cckaiser2
#4854442
Thats a great idea! I haven't considered that option. I did find a place that will custom cut black foam for the case I'm using. I did find some larger versions of the case I have that are made of plastic - which might be easier as I consider a bigger case. I saw a post about a couple of old camera cases which is what gave me the idea. Someone had suggested some LEDs to give it some pazazz. I liked the idea. I'll have to try the spray foam once I have it all put together.
By cckaiser2
#4854518
@fearless-freak: that's also a good idea. I've looked around for decent foam and can only find cheaper soft foam. I might consider cutting it myself and layering it.
By cckaiser2
#4854519
I decided to order some thicker material for the panel - I got this from McMaster supply:
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Here it is with a flashlight shining thru it:
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It appears to be a good color red which will go with the enameled white painted metal.
By cckaiser2
#4854545
Anyone know of a good resource to laser etch the GB logo onto a piece of acrylic? I still may do this myself but it would look nicer if it was done professionally.
By cckaiser2
#4854600
Here are some updates. Half the box is painted and I added the small plaques. I also drilled the hole for the toggle switch. I am working on a reverse etching and if all goes well - will transfer to the red acrylic:
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By cckaiser2
#4854638
Here are some additional updates.

I finished the etching on the clear piece and cut the hole in the box. I'm waiting on the delivery of the rubber window trim. Image
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This is a rough estimate of how the items will go in the box. I'd like half the box to hold the flight suit and elbow pads. We'll see.
By cckaiser2
#4854713
Here's a pic of the 2 halves side by side with items in them. I also took pics of the depth measurements. The bigger half will lose at least an inch once I mount the plexiglas and lighting.Image
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I'm planning to paint the inside of the boxes a bright red in case I don't get any foam inserts
By cckaiser2
#4854791
I finished the exterior paint on the other half and took the tape off:
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Then I installed the window trim to see how it looks:
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Here's a glimpse of it with the red acrylic:
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And with the clear:
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I'll need to decide which one is best - red acrylic with bright white LEDs or clear acrylic with red LEDs. Also here is a pic of the inside of the smaller half:
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By cckaiser2
#4854817
Here's the finished exterior. Now I need to mount the plexiglass and lights, insert the case foam and I'm ready to travel - or display!
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By cckaiser2
#4855126
Here's a pic of the red acrylic. I have an led tipped pen taped to the edge. I'm thinking this will work great with the led tape strip attached to the edge:
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By Batfly
#4855146
This is pretty cool! Excited to see it finished!
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