#4997826
G'day everyone;
Thought I'd start this thread to show the progress of work on our Ghostbusters cosplay/impressions, certain events and if it helps others search for their own here in Australia. Although we are paying homage to the Original Ghostbusters, some of the kit/equipment we are making more "aussie". We purchased the majority of the impression from GBFans.com, including the belts, overalls and parts for the proton pack. The boots are from MilitacAust Qld.

First kit scratch built was the belt gizmos (pictured below).
These were made from:
*Purchased 1980/1990 Telstra Telecom phones (that no longer worked) from various sellers on eBay.
*Holsters are Bluet Ngue measuring tape holster purchased from Sydney Tools in Orange NSW.
*UHU Super Glue (*This will be for ALOT of the "builds") mainly purchased from Woolies in Orange NSW.

The gizmo was made by removing the telecom keypad from the shell casing, which came out in one hit and turning the keypad around for the large part of the gizmo. This was turned so the the keypad was super glued to the holster to keep the chip parts facing out and looking gizmo like, while still being able to be attached with the curly cord to the smaller "speaker" on the belt. The headset microphone and speaker were removed from their phone shell and super glued with the microphone being glued on top of the speaker and the curly cord attachment to microphone. A 3m hook was attached to the back of the speaker to attach to the belt.
Picture is from completing the three gizmos before attaching them to the belts.
Image

I will post more as work progresses and I can upload them.
All the best,
Steven.
prodestrian liked this
#4997827
G'day everyone;
In "certain events" news, we went watched the Ghostbusters Frozen Empire movie earlier in the month and my mate Lesley asked if we were able to purchase the poster when it was finished in cinemas. The Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Movie poster, used out the front of Odeon5 Cinema Orange was purchased on 9 May 2024 (with two days left, but already being replaced outside), for $10 dollarydoos.

Image
Image
prodestrian liked this
#4997857
Proton Packs.
G'day everyone;
below is the proton pack build, showing how I installed the lighting, sound kits and detailed the two proton packs that myself and mate will be using.
Parts:
*Proton Packs-Spirt Of Halloween Life Sized Packs purchased from Amazon (Aus).
*Alice frame for both Packs purchased from MilTac Australia QLD.
*Detailing and pack lights (Cyclotron & blue) purchased from SpongfaceMcGee eBay store.
*Wand & sound kit purchased from GBFans Shop with 40ohm speaker.
*Spirit LIFE-SIZE Neutrona Wand Track // Spirit Halloween Ghostbusters Proton Pack purchased from GreatScottPropShop Etsy Store.
*Duct Tape-garage
*UHU Glue from Woolies Orange NSW.
*Tamiya Color X-7-Red), X-11 Chrome Silver & X-12 Gold Leaf.
*8.8 bolts with nuts & washer.
*Dremel Tool purchased from Jaycar Shellharbour NSW (years ago).
*Soldering Iron purchased from Jaycar Shellharbour (years ago).
*Cable HU Red 13x0.12mm 25m Roll purchased at JayCar Orange NSW.
*Cable HU Black 13x012mm 25m Roll purchased at Jaycar Orange NSW.
*2x On/off switch purchased from Jaycar Orange NSW.
*Battery-DiaMec DM12-1.3(12V 1.3AH/20HR) Rechargeable purchased at Jaycar Orange NSW.
*PROTON PACK , GHOST TRAP , Ecto Goggles and Motorola MT500 radio Sticker Decal Pack purchased from ren_co50 eBay shop.

The Work:
After purchasing all the basic parts of A.L.I.C.E frame, proton packs; I purchased the detailing kit with sound and lighting kits from eBay and GBfans (see above). When they all arrived I started by soldering the red and black wires to the speaker and battery; to connect power to the sound board & have sound to make everything sure it would work as I went about the builds. I stripped the Spirit Halloween lights and sound from the pack & wand (keeping the screws to be reused).
I attached the blue lights with the cyclotron lights first as per the instructions and attached the ribbon cable to the sound kit. The ribbon cable from the wand to inside the pack had to have a slit cut into it to fit the ribbon through. The wand was the longest part.
With the wand I used various Dremel bits to cut out the holes needing for the lights, switches and cables. I tried to follow the instruction for the light kit, but it can be trial and error to secure some of the parts in a tight space. Made sure all switches would flick up for on and flick down for off. Originally had a rumbler using xbox motors, but they interfered with the operation of the lights and had to be removed for both wands. All the wires were secured and kept neat with duct tape, keeping them away from being crushed by where the screws are.
The speaker was placed into position and secured by the hobby wood and spear screws from the pack. Battery was held down by duct tape with foam padding (which was the pad from the back of the Halloween pack). Battery was soldered to the switch with power wires being soldered from the switch to the sound board. *Please note that the wires going into the sound board were not soldered directly to the board, but had soldered tips that were screwed down. The switch was placed on the side of the pack and was fitted to operate the same as the switches on the wand (up-on/down-off) after marking the dimensions and cutting out the hole for it using a Dremel.
8.8 bolts were used to secure the A.L.I.C.E Frame to the original back board from the pack and then screwed to the packs using the original screws.
The hole on the back was covered with a flap to access the batteries to recharge them. Sticker decals were used to replace or add details to the pack. To take the plastic look out I used Tamiya Color red to remove the pink wires, gold leaf for the brass areas and chrome silver for the metal areas.

Photos show the progress & result as of 17 May 2024, with one pack finished and the second pack is almost complete.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
prodestrian liked this
#4997940
Grey elbow pads are done.
To Complete:
3 Pairs of Strictly Stability, White Volleyball Knee Pads For Boys or Girls purchased from Amazon.
1xRust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover Winter Grey Gloss Spray Paint purchased from Bunnings Orange.
1xRust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover Flat Black Spray Paint purchased from Bunnings Orange.

The work:
I tried dying the Volleyball knee pads with fabric dye from Spotlight, but the material only went a wierd green. Next tried was light grey fabric paint from Spotlight and the fabric rejected it. So (although I didn't want to), I had to purchase Rust-Oleum 2x ultra cover Winter Grey spray paint. Old water bottles were used to keep the pads standing while using the grey spray paint. This worked and it makes the fabric a little stiff but the color holds. I also masked off a square around the hole, to represent the black square just like in the first film and used the Rust-Oleum flat black.

Photos show the progress and finished elbow pads:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
prodestrian liked this
#4998778
Update 21 June 2024.
After purchasing from gbpatches.etsy.com for our personalised name and gb1 "no ghosts" patches; I spent the last week sewing them onto our overalls. We all got to choose which No Ghost logo to go onto our overalls; Wilson chose Venkman, Cook chose Stanz & Williams chose Spengler.
I used sewing pins to hold the name patches on and black string to attach. I had to use a mix of fabric glue (purchsed from Spotlight) & pins with red and black string, to hold the no ghost patches into place and were alot more tricky. There was some "pinching" in the corners of the nameplates as well as with the no ghost patches. I think we did a good job considering I'm not a professional tailor/alter and we are aiming for a more used "in a rush/amateur" look.

Photos show finish products:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
prodestrian liked this
    Battery questions

    I have the gb fans wand light kit, amplified sound[…]

    I'll just be happy if they can "fix' thei[…]

    Yes I also felt with a new film that opened earlie[…]

    Happy Anniversary GB2!

    Still my fav. I'd like to see them telling the ma[…]