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    Mar 29, 2014, 4:42 PM - Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #1

    Hello RPF, for my next project I will be taking a break from the halo universe and making legit Ghostbusters costumes for my twin 6 year old boys. I started the proton packs this morning, scratch building from Styrofoam, craft foam, and random objects. I need to source out the patches and name tags if anyone can suggest a good source. I'm having trouble finding khaki colored jumpsuits for kids, but I might just go with OD Green as I've found a pretty good looking one. Anyway, here is what I have so far. The basic housing of the proton pack cyclotrons.




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    Mar 30, 2014, 11:48 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #2

    Got a lot done today, the cyclotron portion of both proton packs is pretty much done. Just have to make covers for the 'n- filters'.




    I'd say we're looking pretty good so far.
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    Mar 31, 2014, 2:55 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #3

    Added the red gels to the cyclotron eyes and added one more coat of paint. Lights will be installed later. I also cut the motherboards, which will be attached to custom PVC A.L.I.C.E. frames for support. I plan on having the crank generators done tonight. I think its coming along nicely.

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    Mar 31, 2014, 11:41 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #4

    Didn't get to the crank generators yet, but I did make the cyclotron brackets and accompanying hardware.
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    Mar 31, 2014, 11:45 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #5

    Looking good!
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    Apr 2, 2014, 12:38 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #6

    Carving main body parts, crank generators, booster frame, etc...
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    Apr 2, 2014, 12:55 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #7

    Thats looking great!!
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    Apr 2, 2014, 5:34 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #8

    Very cool project! I like where this is going and I think your boys will love the outfits!!
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    Apr 2, 2014, 5:42 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #9

    Psicorp7 said: View Post
    Very cool project! I like where this is going and I think your boys will love the outfits!!
    Thanks!
    One more post for today, sealed, primed, and painted...
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    Apr 2, 2014, 5:43 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #10

    Great Father way too go
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    Apr 3, 2014, 12:42 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #11

    Few more details...
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    Apr 4, 2014, 2:57 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #12

    Made mini A.L.I.C.E. frames for the packs today, just needto find some cheap backpacks to take the straps from...
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    Apr 6, 2014, 1:27 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #13

    I haven't gotten a whole lot done as I've been pretty much bedridden for the past few days with a horrible bug. Finished painting the frames, added the boosters, and added the two cylinders beneath the PPD. Just need to finish the injectors on the left side and the main body will be done. I found a high def file with all the labels, so I can scale them and print them on stickers. After that its just finding all the little detail components and wires. Should be able to start the wands this week.
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    Apr 6, 2014, 2:16 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #14

    Wow... thats truly impressive! I love a good scratch build!
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    Apr 8, 2014, 7:51 AM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #15

    Mounted the packs to the frames, finished the injectors, and added all the wires except for the ribbon cable.

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    Apr 8, 2014, 8:16 AM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #16

    Awesome work! Your kids will love it!
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    Apr 8, 2014, 11:38 AM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #17

    BEAUTIFUL WORK SIR!! Very clean!
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    May 3, 2014, 4:45 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #18

    what did you paint the Styrofoam with ?? - plus when i made my nephew a GB Proton Pack i got him a Gray Jogging top and bottoms as it says in the film "ghostbusters are at it again this tine at the dace club the rose, the boys in gray fight it out with a pretty pesky poltergeist then stayed the night to dance the night away "

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    2 Days Ago  Aug 31, 2014, 2:56 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #19

    Aidy Das said: View Post
    what did you paint the Styrofoam with ?? - plus when i made my nephew a GB Proton Pack i got him a Gray Jogging top and bottoms as it says in the film "ghostbusters are at it again this tine at the dace club the rose, the boys in gray fight it out with a pretty pesky poltergeist then stayed the night to dance the night away "

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
    Depending on the lighting their coveralls / flight-suits could be grey or khaki.
    I've seen navy blue, black and olive drab (green) suits.
    So either would be acceptable colors, depending on what's available in your area.

    BTW, AWESOME packs made from foam! Nicely done so far!
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 31, 2014, 6:39 PM - Re: Kids Ghostbusters suits for Halloween 2014 with custom proton packs WIP #20

    Gamera68 - the Gray Jogging top and bottoms was al i could find and afford at the time plus i wasn't gonna spend a lot on something i knew hew was gonna use once or twice lol. I have got a tan / khaki UK flight suit that need replacing when i can afford it as it don't look right and don't fit proper and i also ha a gray and black one
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