Another GB hero pack build but It's been almost a decade since I put together my current pack so I thought it was time for an upgrade.
There's not likely to be anything here that hasn't been seen a hundred times or more but thanks for taking the time to have a look anyway
I haven't exactly been all that active in the community over that time, regrettably but real life has a tendency of getting in the way of these things.
This place seems much more quiet than it used to be, sadly.
Most likely due in part to facebooks current grip.
Although its still the amazing resource that its always been.
I've really enjoyed reading over all my old favourite threads and finding some new favourites over the last couple of months or so while i slowly started to gather parts and give myself a refresher course on all the discoveries that have been made about the packs, so I cant wait to jump in and get started on a hero pack of my own.
I'll be canibalising my current pack for all of the vintage fittings and a few replica bits that I can salvage.
I've done a little special effects work over the last eight years or so and picked up a couple of things, so i plan to make most of the aluminium parts myself, other than those that I would need a milling machine to make.
I've made a start on the thrower so far but ive still got a long way to go with it.
( the frosted tube and trigger tip are from my current pack)
I decided to go with the GBfans shell for this build.
One of the selling points for me was that it seemed to come with the Homax style texture already present on the shell, going from the build threads that i could find.
For whatever reason my shell didn't really have this other than in a few small areas.
Instead there are patches of really rough, almost sand paper feeling texture dotted about the place and the odd smooth spot.
Kind of difficult to pick up on camera.
That's no big deal though, just a couple of extra steps before painting
The shell itself is a work of art, I'm loving all the details that have been painstakingly added to it.
Its a great, uniform thickness and sits really nice and level right out of the box.
I was a bit worried that it might have got manhandled and chipped on the way to Scotland but it's in perfect shape.
I've ordered the texture, which is going to take the best part of a month to get to me but thankfully I've got plenty to do in the meantime
Hopefully I'll have something to show soon!