The first thing that I want to say is thanks to anyone who has helped me out so far by providing info. parts etc. We all know that these builds are truly collaborative efforts.
I have been gathering parts for a few months now and am just now getting started. I am still waiting on various bits and pieces and will be ordering my GBFans shell next week. My first purchase was the new Throwing Chicken V3h kit. Man does this guy make it easy to make a noob like me look like I know what I am doing. If you are looking for an amazing thrower kit that is easy to build and insanely accurate, I'd go with TC!
After basic assembly I started my fake welds. I made the mistake of first using regular plumber's putty and a day later realized that the stuff never sets and stays gooey. After a bit of research I removed those welds and moved to the good stuff. Moldable Plumbers Epoxy. Much better! I used Throwing Chicken's method of rolling tiny balls of clay and applying them individually. It takes a little bit of time but the end result is really cool. I am happy with my fake welds for a first time try.
So I am maybe 70%-80% done with my thrower. I still have some touch ups to do on the pain and than a little weathering. I did a coat of "Rust-Oleum Flat Gray Primer" and than two coats of "Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish". After that was two coats of "Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Black Satin".
I did a little bit of light weathering as the second coat of Black Satin was drying and am pretty happy with the results so far. I will try and get some more detailed photos as I go.
Once everything was dried I installed my aluminum gun knobs (Thanks to Colin @ MMM). If you are going to make one upgrade to your TC kit I would go with the aluminum knobs. I'm still waiting on my tap and bit for the 4-40 screws so I have not put the top knob on the gun yet. I also added the dry rub transfers thanks to the GBFANS shop. I still have to add the label to the side of the light bar, I will be doing that this week.
ALSO: The Clippard valve on their right now is my 331. I need to switch it out with my 701 once is arrives.
Like I said I have some more work to do on the gun like adding the banjos and red tubing. I have not picked up an aluminum gun knob yet so that will happen soon. I am also going to change out the green tubing on the side lever so that it matches the one that connects the two barbs on the other side. I am also adding the hat lights from the GBFANS shop.
On to the pack as I said before I have not gotten my shell yet but it will be here soon. I have a lot of parts gathered right now and am only missing my GB1 Ribbon Cable and Clamp, Bumper, Bellow, and ALICE Frame. Everything else has been ordered or has already arrived.
The Resin pieces that you see in the photo are all from CRIX's Resin Hero Parts Kit. They are awesome parts and the next best thing to all aluminum parts. The booster tube is also from that kit. Big thanks to Crix for these!
Clippard 331 (eBay)
Ion Arm End Cap (GBFANS)
Red and Blue Lenses (GBFANS)
Aluminum Ribbon Clamps (GBFANS)
Dale RH-50 (eBay)
Dale PH-25 (GBFANS)
Sage Resistor (GBFANS)
4mm SMC Elbows (ebay)
Crank Knob (Wiz-GB008)
Legris Straight Replicas (Wiz-GB008)
Clippard Elbows (JackDoud)
Aluminum L-Brackets (Ejgunth87)
Motherboard (GBFans through Lewis Tully)
My Uniform and Props Thread--http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 0#p4797540