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By Rvonvolen
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I've always wanted my own proton pack since I was a little kid, and now my wait is finally over. I should've documented more of the process as I went along, however the pack has become an after work project more or less. Even though I forgot to take pictures (whoops) in the early stages I'll gladly answer any questions anyone has to the best of my ability.
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Here's where the pack and wand are at at this point. I was conflicted as to whether to use a Hasbro Plasma series wand or to use the less accurate wand that I rushed on as I was bored during quarantine, however I decided to redo some of the aspects of my old wand and go from there.
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Last edited by Rvonvolen on January 27th, 2021, 1:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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I ended up applying fiberglass to my shell. I used the cutting board method and some blocks of wood for the plates at the bottom of the pack. I then installed a light kit I got from the gbfans store. My wand also uses the gbfans kit, I'm just waiting for a replacement sound board as my first had came in broken. I used an old ginger ale box to make cones to keep the light in as I couldn't find any flashlight reflectors. I cut out the cyclotron and power cell lenses out of a sheet of plexiglass.

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I recently started working on the motherboard. I bought an alice frame, some 3 inch 5/16 bolts and 24 5/16 nuts and pretty much went to town trying to mount the alice frame to the motherboard. I know my diy 'spacers' aren't movie accurate, but in my opinion it was better than buying some off Ebay or cutting a hockey puck in half. I still need to figure out how to attach the shell.

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CAZAFANTASMA wrote: January 28th, 2021, 6:52 am Pretty awesome. The SC shell is a good starting point. How did you attached it together?
It actually came in one piece! I was really happy to know that I could avoid the step of having to bolt it together or something like that.
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Update! Electronics are done, my Gbfans soundboard came in. I was contemplating between adding in a rumble motor or camera flash bulb to my wand, but I figured I'd use an old DC motor I had with a bolt glued to it and put in a fake one when I get my barrel and trigger ring. I'm still waiting on my resin parts from knowonesdesignes, parts from gbfans, and a trigger ring and tubing from holeintheground productions, however they should get here in a week or 2. I was also able to score a GB1 ribbon cable off of Etsy for 30 bucks, what a steal!
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By Rvonvolen
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nastynoah wrote: February 10th, 2021, 3:14 pm Is your motherboard purchased or did you cut it? I have to SC shells that I would like to upgrade with a metal MB.
I used the gbfans motherboard. After adding the spacer plates on the bottom it fit with minimal excess space.

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