A few years back I was eager to build my first pack and like many GB fans made the mistake of buying a kit from Bob. At the time the price was really attractive and I wish I knew how much BETTER quality parts I could get for the same or a little extra dough.
Anyways, since then I've built a couple packs and I've been thinking a lot whether I should sell this thing, throw it in the trash, run it over with the car, set it on fire ect... But ultimately I've decided to try and re-build it (I guess it's just an excuse to work on another pack build )
Here it was in it's most recent state:
There's a lot of things problematic with it:
The mobo is too large
Power cell window too large.
Some imperfections on the shell,
The bumper is too small and recasted
Vac tube plate is just a tube inserted into the cyclotron, doesn't even have a baseplate
And ALL the resin parts are god awful horrid.
I will have to think about what is worth trying to fix and what is not.
My plan at the moment is to replace all the parts, add texture and some details to the shell and repaint it.
Last night I tore down all the parts that I could manage to get off with some ease. I've said it before, but if you guys are first time builders, think carefully before you epoxy parts down and consider just bolting them on. Epoxy is very "permanent" but if you ever have to replace parts you will be in trouble.
Since I was an idiot and used epoxy to attach my parts some of the gelcoat got torn off, but nothing that can't be filled and hidden.
The inside of the shell is just cloth fiberglass over the gelcoat. It's not great but will be okay.
These are the abomination resin parts that came with the kit. They are just going in the trash.
I've got some extra Nickatron parts that will help bring this thing back to life.
That's it for now!