Like most first time builders (I'd have to assume anyway), after you build your first you see everything you did wrong and everything that could be improved. I have a laundry list of things I would do differently or not 'rush', as I did build the pack rather quickly. I had a lot of help through the original process but a lot of people WAY more talented than myself and I cannot thank them enough for all of the help. The pack was built as a "semi-hero" GB1 pack as I didn't have the funds for a full hero. I used Crix's awesome resin cast 'hero' parts as well as ThrowingChickens V3 wand. All of which, I cannot give enough praise. I also used foil-backed sticker paper for the labels. While nice, it doesn't give the same feel as aluminum or vinyl. So I thought to myself, "I can make this better as it sits and upgrade it.". SO I started pricing options out to upgrade to metals parts and such and I came to a realization -- just build another pack! O_O
Only problem with that theory is I don't have the funds to build my dream hero GB1 pack. So I dwelled on it for a while and ultimately decided once I priced what a full hero would cost with all the fixings and how much I "might" be able to sell my pack for, I decided I could totally make up the difference! So, with my wife's (reluctant) blessing, I embarked to sell my semi-hero and build the full hero prop.
The pack was sold last month to a member here and now resides with them peacefully. Once everything was safely in its new home, I started planning and buying parts. I wanted accurate Legris elbows, and as many people know, those are next to impossible to find. After some digging and asking around, a member here sold me his Nick-a-Tron replicas. (Shout out to noslltt!) I am stoked to finally have these and cannot wait to get these on the pack!
Also, wanting to make this as accurate as possible, I wanted an XLR jack. I knew a few people on here made them, so I found a few and ultimately decided on nstevic's awesome deluxe bundle. Its an awesome piece and, again, am excited to use it!
*Almost* all the parts have so far been ordered for the new pack so I am just waiting for them to show up and for a few others to become available. So here is the breakdown of what I am using:
ejgunth87 - Full aluminum hero parts as well as gun track, shell mount, and GB1 ribbon cable
AJ/GBFans - All the odds and ends. ALICE LC-1, Shell, mobo, arcoelectric lights, legris straights and banjos, real R-701, hat lights, full pack light and sound kit(s).
jackdoud - Real Clippard R-331
MMM - Pacific, Sage M-50, and Dale RH-25 resistors, Ion Arm
order_thru_the_phoenix - eBay, tubing, colored lenses, ribbon cable clamps and clippard fittings
Nick-a-Tron - Bumper, booster frame, crank knob, ALICE mounts
I am also waiting for Freeky Geeky to get his thrower kits back in stock and I'll be ordering the full sha-bang from him. Updates will come as they happen! Super stoked for this build!!!
Also... need to decided what type of barrel extension system I want... spring loaded or 'lever push'. Any insight is helpful
Oh... and forgive the photos... I am trying to figure out my wife's canon DSLR I got her for mothers day... so bare with me
My GB1 HERO pack build! --> http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =2&t=36997
My GB1 uniform build!--> http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =4&t=36254
My 3D Printed Ghost Trap Build!--> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41650