Who you gonna call?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Cybergrinder, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Not 911 :)

    Yes, I'm building the Ecto 1A from Ghostbusters 2. (We don't count the :stinkyfeet: 2016 reboot). It's |Julius' model from Paper-replika and already quite a fun build!

    Here's the wheels;

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    And the, erm, guess we have to call it the chassis, so far
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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    There was a reboot? :mooner:
  3. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Big bomb at the box office last year.
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  4. Tonino

    Tonino Member

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    I always hoped to see an actual build thread of this model.
    Thanks to Cybergrinder now I can!
    Looking forward for next episodes... (not the movies;)... the build! :))
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  5. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Me too! Looked at this one a bunch of times... kept putting off the download... got enough as it is!! But still think it is a cool subject and the model looked really well done! Thanks for letting us see the build!!
  6. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Thanks Tonino,

    All the internal supports completed

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  7. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    I see LED'S !!!!! Oh BOY!!

    That is way bigger than I thought!
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  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Only to avoid building the lights from paper. CHEATER!!! :D ;)
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  9. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    No, I'm going to build the lights and have the LEDs in the interior....

    Watch this space :)
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  11. Papa Mashy

    Papa Mashy New Member

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    Those internal supports look substantial. What materials are you using for this build please?
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  12. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    I got a link to an SUPERB way to make lenses for headlights, but you would have to work up an actual headlamp as a support for the led, and adapt the lens procedure a bit for your project. Would be way cool and look 100% real!

    http://wmc.kvaksiuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=4961&start=300

    I'm gonna guess , mat board for the supports... typical picture framing stuff.
  13. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    @Papa Mashy , it's a combination of 1.5mm & 3mm thick card. I actually don't like working with card too much, it kills knife blades and if you use scissors it doesn't cut clean:(

    @Gandolf50 ; Russin into that site was fun! Think I'm going to stick with my original idea though. Got some other surprises up my sleeve....
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  14. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Careful ..I did that and lost a part superglued to my elbow...;)
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  15. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Actually , there was a "third movie" which was a video game made for the PC called Ghostbusters the Video Game. It actually was quite good just didn't get a lot of attention though. The bonus was that you got to play like you were one of the ghostbusters and they had the actors from the other films doing the voiceovers. Quite cool.:) Unfortunately, they don't sell it on Steam anymore.:( Must have taken it down within the past year.

    But... here's a video of the gameplay:



    The more recent official reboot movie we shall not mention.

    Enjoy!:)

    Sky Seeker
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  16. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    I have this game! love it! kind of inspired me to do this build ;) Harold Ramis did say that the game was the third "movie" as it tied up the Gozer story-line
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  17. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    A minor diversion, I built this! :)

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    But wait, there's something missing!

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    And the boys having a break
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    "We got one!!!"

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    Guess they left the lights on...

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    Ok, back to the Ecto.... :)

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  18. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Love it!:Drinks: Nice "firestation". :King::King::King::King:

    As to the game - Yes I had a lot of fun with the game as well.:) It was one of the few that actually captured the "spirit";) of the game as well as having great cut scenes. Nice overall plot as well. They hopefully actually made some money on the game as well. Only negative that I remember was that it was too short.

    This was FAR FAR better than the overpriced, overly, PC movie. :stinkyfeet::eggonface::drowning::walkingdead:

    Hollyweird just doesn't get the concept of funny anymore.

    Sky Seeker
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  19. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Absolutley. I have not watched the re-boot, but everyone who has told me it stinks.

    This is still one of my favourite scenes

  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That's going to be one strong model, judging by the formers. ;)