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By theorize
#4899318
Picked one up in-store in Toledo, OH today. Spirit on Alexis had two, now one. One of mine is shipping, other hasn't moved. May have a friend grabbing one from me who wants to do a Ghostbusters suit, if not I'll let everyone know if we have an extra available at cost.
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By Tyko
#4899339
Nice! Was thinking of taking a silver sharpy to my sons. Also need to find a rod for the ion arm.
By theorize
#4899340
So, bottle of folkart metallic silver sterling, 2 paper towels. I used the paper towels to just rub/smear paint around, that's it. I may touchup some places with a brush that should have more weathering, but that's about it. Didn't sand it, prep it in anyway... just slapped paint on.
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By Tyko
#4899343
Easy enough. Definitely adds depth to the packs default flat color. Makes some details pop.
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By Zharthaddeus
#4899785
Looks great!
By northphotog
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Stingercell22 wrote:Are there any Ghostbusters in Northern Michigan? I live in Petoskey, MI and I am looking to start or join a group in this area! I am working on my proton pack and uniform as I type this

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Nice work!
By deadderek
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Hey there!

Spirit Pack looks good bud! Possibly one day we can meet up for coneys, Faygo, and Superman ice cream!

Fb.com/mighostbusters if you feel like following a MI franchise!
By deadderek
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northphotog wrote: May 8th, 2020, 7:26 am
Specter wrote: April 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm Hey everyone!

Thought I'd revive this thread. Grand Rapids, Michigan, here.
Howdy fellow Michiganders! :)
Hello there!
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By MikeyJ122
#4939974
Hello,
I have a whole family of ghostheads (myself, wife, one 5year old boy, and two 15 year old girls). We live in New Lothrop (small town NW of flint in Shiawasse county).

I've been cosplaying a Ghostbusters since 2007, mostly for Halloween. I've had the suit and what not for all that time. The proton pack is what's been the hardest part to nail down. My original pack was a kenner RGB pack that I painted black, added some more odds and ends (to make it look bigger), glued to a piece of wood, then mounted to an alice frame. It worked ok for the first few years.

In 2010, I met my future wife, and she joined the my GB team that Halloween. We got her the dark suit from GB2 and she went as the "rookie." Her pack was even worse than mine, we really built it on a budget. I don't want to get into much detail, but it wasn't pretty.

Fast forward to 2019, our son is HUGE GB fan, so we wanted to get him all set up. So we decided to upgrade all of our stuff. We got our son a suit, I got a new suit (I out grew mine... Yes wider), and my wife wanted a tan suit, not the rookie one, lol. We also got 3 spirit proton packs, which my wife and I mounted ours on our old alice packs (so our original packs are no more). I also gave my son my old kenner pack to play with (but he's mad that I painted it black, he wants it blue, lol). I knew all along that our new spirit packs would be "works in progress."

This year all 3 of our packs are getting major upgrades. My pack will be the best (after all I AM the original Ghostbusters of the family). I'm adding the Hasbro wand, GB fans lights and sounds, cosmetic upgrades, as well as a slime blower tank like in TVG. My son's pack is getting the Hasbro wand as well (I couldn't get myself one and not get him one, he would be upset, lol). Both my wife and sons packs are getting a light upgrades as well. We couldn't afford to go all out on those this year (maybe next year), anyways they are getting a Velleman light kit added to them (it does a decent job simulating the cyclotron and power cell lights). My wife's pack will still have the spirit wand and spirit lights and sounds. But we are going to attach the trap to her pack (like from RGB). My son's pack will get the slime blower tank like mine (since the Hasbro wand does the TVG sounds, I had to add the tanks). I'm going to light up the slime tank and hose with some LEDs.

Finally our daughters, one of our daughters has cerebral palsey, and we usually dress her up as our "slimer." She is in a wheel chair, and has limited cognitive function, so it's really the best she can do. Our other daughter "likes" Ghostbusters, but isn't a huge fan like the rest of us. We didn't want to leave her out of the fun though, so she got my wife's old GB2 "rookie" suit. I'm going to repaint the old kenner pack blue, put spirit lights and sounds in it,cand make it our RGB pack. She will get that pack to wear. It won't be the best pack we have, no. But at least she will be involved, and like I said, she's not a huge fan anyways.

That's our story.
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