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#4842598
Hey guys, something I've been thinking about doing for a while now.

I've done a handful of pack builds since I got interested in this hobby, from vaccuform builds, to fiberglass/resin, to a fiberglass/full aluminum part hero pack.

I have recently acquired enough parts for another hero style pack and have been contemplating doing a video tutorial series that could help out newer members or members that are looking to get into doing their first "real" accurate style pack.

Just gauging interest in this sort of thing, as It would be pretty time consuming! My plan would be to break each part of the build down into a separate video, for example mounting the shell to the motherboard would be it's own video ect...

One thing I wanted to ask specifically about before I go ahead and start making these; would it be possible to use some of the gbfans reference photo's in the video with credit given? It would be beneficial to show people a side by side comparison of placement of parts ect. I would just need to get AJ or Kingpins permission, or the original owners of the photography on this site :)

The youtube videos would not be monetized ect.. just my way of giving back to the community!
If this is something people are interested in, or if you have something specific you'd like to see in the series let me know!
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#4842605
I would say yes. There a lot of the same questions asked often, so maybe this will help. Not that there is only one way to do something, but people in general are visual, when we recall a memory in our mind we watch a "movie" of the events, not a text story. I think this would be great!
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#4842611
Cool glad there's a little bit of interest!!

The pack I would be building in the series would be a Chris Bosh shell GB1 hero style pack but with a throwing chicken resin thrower.
The resin throwers are a lot more affordable to most people (including myself at the moment), and the techniques to attach the aluminum pack parts are pretty much the same one would use on resin parts. Light kit would also be all GB-fans as that's the most popular, and user friendly kit I've seen so far!

Here's what we'd be working with (minus a few parts) with my two personal resin part and aluminum part packs in the background.

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#4842614
It wouldn't hurt, definitely something that hasn't been completely attempted before... I know people do videos of their build here and there, but never a full on step by step... I say go ahead, I think it's a good idea....
#4842918
Hey guys, I'm new to ghostbusters prop building and costuming... So any video references are awesome!

These forums have been awesome, but it's very easy to use et overwhelmed... With so many creative ideas for building, and so many details that are easily overlooked, it's a lot to take in.

Being slightly addicted to podcasts and tutorials, I'd love an on going video series!

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