First post...Found this place looking for some information....
My prop building skills are mediocre at best. Last year, I built my first display proton pack...mostly just to see how easy the task would be. YouTube - ‪Proton Pack Construction‬‏ ...This year, I tackled the trap. A few minor goofs along the way, including a broken handle that snapped right in half, and this is the final result..
Not the best looking one in the world, so, here is try 2.
It started off with a small gluing error that was easily fixed thanks to a little magic eraser trick. Two minor drilling errors lead to a slightly cracked side plating, and a misplaced rod. But so far, below is the result of what we have so far..
If I can't fix this, I'll most likelyspring for a new plate for try two. I'm not quite sure if I'll leave the stickers on the doors or not.
This side doesn't look as bad. I still need to get two more screws for the left plate that are the proper length. Next trip to Sears.
And of course, the most nerve wracking part.. Drilling the holes for the lights. I ordered lights, and a door opening servo from Hyperdine Labs. I'm debating on how to get the lights to sit on the top plate properly...if anyone has any pictures of their setup from HDL, most appreciated in seeing pictures.
Once I get those two installed, and a final paint job, it'll be finished.
Next up will be the wearable proton pack.