So I picked up the Deluxe Proton Pack from Spirit today. Not too bad. Price wise it's good. I know it's 3/4 scale but visually it doesn't look too tiny on me.
It needs work. The electronics AND cosmetics will need some upgrades before I can troop with it.
I have been looking at the builds here and it looks like Spongeface has some good upgrades for the Spirit pack for reasonable prices. If I can get this Spirit pack looking and acting proper, it'll serve as a starter Pack until I can swing an uber nice accurate pack.
Pics and more as I get these Upgrade kits in and start the install. I plan on having it ready before Dragoncon 2020!