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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    Greetings all, I thought I would share the early stages of my first build. First a few quick notes about my thrower and eventually my pack. I am not going for 100% screen accuracy. I will substitute some form over function. I attend several 500 person lan parties a year, so this will be my gaming rig. A case you can easily transport on your back! I decided to go aluminum for strength while keeping it somewhat light. This will probably be a fairly slow build, I'm shooting for a Jan 2010 completion.
    Here is what all of this will hopefully end up looking like, my inspiration:


    First things first, here is some of the raw materials prior to starting:


    Here is the body that will become the proton thrower gun:


    The inside with my brazing:


    A shot of what will become the front control panel:


    The front "palm" rest


    Continued in next post....

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    attaching rear gun handle:


    Riveted, later changed to coutnersunk rivet:


    Front and rear handles attached:




    The Cyclotron which will ultimately house my mATX Intel P55 board:


    Another shot with lenses in place:


    My res will become the "booster tube" part of the upper right of the pack:

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    This will contain a small 60mm-ish fan:


    A look underneath showing how it was frenched in:


    This is strictly a non-functional piece known as the "Ion Arm"


    Here is the gun primed, with carved handles attached. The primer is a polished alumimum paint, which doesnt phot very well, but will be covered with flat black. This will allow me to artifically "weather" ad distress the packs finish:

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    The next part I fabricated is the Gun track, which supports the mount to hang the gun off the pack. This part kicked my butt trying to machine it, but I ultimately went with a multi-part construction:

    Drilled out the outline of the track:


    Dremeled it out:


    Pre-assembled, needs hand filing and grinding.


    Assembled with small countersunk machine screws and JBweld.

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    That's where I am at for now, I am scaling up the plans for the pack ~10%. I should soon have the frame cut for the pack (Also known as the motherboard in Ghostbusters lingo), and start in on a ton of hand fabrication of the power supply, hard drive, and water cooling enclosures.

    More goodies arrived this past weekend, an Intel P55 mATX board, an Antec 550w PS.... Need more time and fundage to finish this beast! (Don't we all?!)

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    That's a really impressive start!

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    TOO FREAKING COOL!

    Dude that is sweet!

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    Dude that's some sweet metal work there. This is going to be pretty awesome. Who doesn't love the idea of a proton pack mod! Sweet!

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    Thanks for the kind words guys! It's been a really sloooow build so far, but also lots of fun.

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    Aluminum Ghostbusters Proton pack case

    A Proton Pack mod! Holy crap, that's awesome.

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