http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =2&t=34388
Aside from giving him a kick ass costume (that he won first place at a convention kids costume contest for), I wanted to give myself some experience with the basics of a pack layout.
That being said, the wife and kids got me my first real pack for Christmas. It's a GBFans shell and it's been in the shipping box since the end of last year. I ordered a Crix resin kit and that was about it. It has been way too cold here in Michigan this winter to be outside doing anything. With a big local convention coming up in May, I needed to get moving and have it done by then for the big reveal. Well thanks to the forced savings account called the tax return, the other day I ordered almost every remaining component from the outside in, including a Matty wand and other electronics, MB, hoses, fittings, lenses, Alice pack pads and such. I'm waiting I the arrival of the pieces, at which time if all goes well, I put the entire thing together. My uniform got completed last fall so at least I have that. That being said, I officially start my build thread. Thanks for all future input.
Right now, all I'm in possession of other than the GBFans shell is a Crix resin kit and the ion arm resistors. Still have to clean up the resin pieces, nothing major.
My build thread: http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =2&t=36523
My kid sized garage build: http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =2&t=34388
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