These are my childhood survivors. They've been painted and repainted multiple times. During quarantine, I made it a mission to touch them up and make them as good as possible.
The Real Ghostbusters:
CaptCyan credit for proton pack parts.
It's amazing what some paint and lights do for the Kenner Ecto.I agree, I think it really accentuates it's curvy cartoon accurate style.
Nice work! Even as a little kid I can remember being bothered that the guys didn’t have the colors on their cuffs and collars like they did on the cartoon. I really like the added lights and details on your ecto too!Thanks! Me too, although I never had series one, I had (these are) the Slimed Heros figures. I just painted them from head to toe w/ the exception of Egon & Peter's face. The Kenner Ecto was my quarantine project. It was a labor of love and I'm very pleased w/ it!
Lovely work all around. What a difference a bit of paint detailing makes to the Kenner Ecto-1 and figures.Thanks Kingpin! Drew some inspiration from the great examples of custom Kenner Ectos throughout the forum here. Ultimately I wanted to have cell accurate colors with LED's hidden inside. Yes, the Hot Wheels were a nerve racking mess. Once started there was no turning back and one customization led to another. But they are my gems, hidden out of sight and reach of the kiddos.
Loving the lights on the Hotwheels cars.
Okay, so Matty didn't make tan flight suit versions of Peter and Egon to go w/ the slime blower figures, so I made some. Here's how I did it: Water slide decals for the logo patch & name tag for the correct font style. Painted the walkie talkies yellow for a Lifeguard II. Warning labels throughout all the packs and slime blowers. A hot glue gun + paper clip slime stream custom painted pink w/ purple wash. All my pack wielding busters have custom olive drab painted pack straps and a added waist belt/strap. All zippers have been painted brass or steel depending on location.
Matty GBII Tan Uniforms:
Matty GBII Dark Uniforms:
Are you going to make use of Hasbro's Kenner rereleases to make any more customs like "Citizen Ghost" versions?Not planning to at the moment, but that could change if a commission opportunity presents itself.
Nothing permanent, OEM still underneath:
Since I fixed up my other childhood survivors, my Kenner busters & car, I really wanted to light this bad boy up. The starting point and glaring task was the sign. How to do it. Found lots of ideas, some cheap, some expensive, some cosmetically pleasing, some so-so looking, then I had the idea of the Matty stands. It was too coincidental how perfect it fit over the replacement sign logo I made years and years ago:
Boom. Done. No money, no paint, a small amount of glue and the LEDs that have been waiting for their new home in GBHQ.
The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse:
Not before March 2021.
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Excellent solution! :)