By livewire008
#4916819
Well, it took long enough... just over 2 years and the traveler has come; my pack kit arrived last December (2018).

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If I were just assembling the kit as it came, I think it took me about 10 hours, working roughly 2 hours a night to get the pack/wand together, but I upgraded quite a bit from the stock kit and made a few modifications like having the crank knob control the volume, and added an external power switch, power jack and audio jack. The whole build + mods took me about a month. Unfortunately, I lost track of total hours involved.

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Things I upgraded;
Hat Lights/clip lights
Clippard Valves and brass fittings
Elbow fittings
GBfans lights/sounds
Aluminium trigger ring
PH-25 Resistor
Booster Ladder
Labels
Spongeface's Bar Graph bezel kit
Some of the body tubes were replaced with 1/8 tubing I had left over from my trap build.

The Alice frame is not the Anovos frame... I did order one but I had already bought a spare in case theirs never materialized. Since I had already mounted my frame, I took the foam off the top bar (hadn't sourced that yet!) and gave it to my brother for his spirit pack.

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Total investment; just shy of $1100. Not cheap, but still cheaper than buying a pre-built one, and I got to have all the fun of building it myself. This thing was a beast, but totally worth it.

I'm not great at hosting pics, but I did I document everything pretty thoroughly, and after a few weeks to make sense of all the chaos, I compiled my thoughts and edited everything into a build video.

https://youtu.be/O__Qz5kW-L4

TIME STAMPS
Intro -- 00:00
Unboxing and Prep -- 02:09
Painting -- 03:04
Upgrades -- 04:43
The Pack -- 05:48
The Wand -- 12:05
Putting it All Together -- 20:51
The Labels -- 25:53
Final Thoughts -- 27:26

I just wanted to thank everyone on this forum for being so helpful- it was really inspiring to see what people had done with their packs, and to be able to cherry pick from so many great ideas to take my own pack to the next level.

Had I found this forum before ordering, I probably wouldn't have gone the Anovos route, but I can say with complete certainty that my pack turned out better because of the time spent here.
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By deadderek
#4916823
Looks good!
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By Coover5
#4916824
I never want to go through the hassle of building an Anovos pack but seeing yours complete I must admit they do look so good after all that hard work. Excellent job. I'm starting to watch the video now.
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By livewire008
#4916954
Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Much appreciated.

Hopefully the video helps anyone brainstorm some creative solutions to problems they might be facing with their kit build; a lot of the threads on here helped me greatly in that department.

I'm extremely happy with how the pack came out, and how well the various mods/aftermarket parts plugged in. Even with all the issues, it's still a pretty nice base kit and with a little elbow grease, you can make it really shine.
By chris8414
#4917189
I watched your video and its a great build! Very Nicely done! I wish I had the time and patience to tackle this project, But I have bought a replica from someone that has already been fully built. My next task is to have Karnivourus Creations build me a complete Ghostbusters 2 Pack with full lights and sounds from the second film. Wish me luck! LOL
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