Here's the ghost trap part of my Ghostbusters costume build.
I wasn't sure how I wanted to approach any of the props for this build but of course I want a hero version of everything, eventually. I've been channeling my Ghostbusters fandom into my daughter and its always great to have the props and toys from the films to make playtime that much more immersive. I've used the Spirit store props as a base foundation for prop expectation, but am finding that modifying these toys is more work than I want to do. They're great props as is to be honest. A repaint and it'll look great for photos.
I was hoping to modify this prop but after seeing it in person, I've decided to leave it as is for reference and playtime. Its a solid toy for what it is. The handle mechanism is easy to operate and the simple belt clip does the job. Doubles as a toy carrying case. A repaint is all this requires!
I did, however, look into the pedal and found Charlesworth Dynamics on Etsy to be a treasure trove of goodies meticulously thought out and organized. GBfans was out of most parts so I figured a pedal from a single maker wouldn't affect the construction of the trap itself wether it be modified or 3D printed. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharlesworthD ... =564901150
I've decided to print his trap in addition to the pedal. You can find his 3D print collection here: https://www.thingiverse.com/countspatula/designs
Somewhere in this photo is a pedal.
I've printed up a PLA pedal base, but I'm thinking I'd like aluminum, plated at least. If the bottom of the pedal is going to face outward when hanging, I'd want to dress it up some how? Metal gives it pizzazz I guess. I'll have to figure that out, but seems like an easy swap. In this photo are CD's kits which include the deluxe and standard parts for pedal completion. I still need to study how it's constructed, and figure out where to drill holes for assembly. This should be a fun build and with 95% actual parts, not printed!
I'm printing out the trap parts now and hardware assembly parts are on the way. Huzzah. This project has been a long time coming. I can't wait to hold this piece of equipment!