After cleaning up my room and finding my proton pack parts again, my interest is rekindled in the project.
I ask you, my readers and friends, to take a look at the pictures in this Flickr set.
These are the knobs on the proton pack’s wand, and the ghost trap. If you’ve seen these anywhere before (or even know where to obtain them) PLEASE let me know.
Most of these have never been identified. Many were probably custom-machined, but it’s possible that a few are found parts. Keep in mind that a lot of the parts used for Ghostbusters props were industrial/electronic/pneumatic parts from the 1970’s and 80’s.
The rectangular knobs in this picture in particular http://flickr.com/photos/animakitty/2539289350/ look like they may’ve been slider knobs on a sound board.
I’ve seen knobs like these http://flickr.com/photos/animakitty/2538467297/ on old cameras, but nothing that’s an exact match.
Additionally, if any of you know a local place where old electronics and such are sold, I can give you a list of stuff to look out for. The prop community pays quite a bit for some hard-to-find bits.
Happy birthday Talonsaurn! May this be a day of fun and feasting for you, ;K)
Over on RPF, someone posted their PKE meter build. Very very nice.
http://star.walagata.com/w/rnags/Props/PKEmeter.mpg Clip of it in action
http://therpf.com/showthread.php?t=44350 Originating forum thread.
And finally less impressive but hilarious, light-saber ‘chucks.
If you were a member of Proptopia.com, you could see three guys turn this,
step by step. *checks* Sadly, the forum isn’t accepting registrations at the moment. I’ll be sure to let you all know when it is.
Happy birthday Aeto, and Aethergard. There sure are a lot of us May birthdays, aren’t there? Sheesh! Spring chickens, all. :K)
T’day is Galis’s birthday, so wish the drakey well and smother him with affection. :K)
The ones you get at Trader Joe’s? I now realize: they’re trash. These, these are the real deal. *river of drool*
…I’m so glad to find this in the news today. Not really work-safe, but…oh well.
It makes up for the story I read earlier about the man who tased his 18-month old son to ‘toughen him up’ for a cage fighter career.
They didn’t screw up Reepacheep. S’all you need to know. Go see it.
I am such a whore for RPGs.
This is hilarious, and a great way to kill 30 minutes or so a day. I’m a level 3 Pastamancer, and I wear pants made of junk-mail! I have a 7-pound mosquito as a familiar! I’ve kicked werewolves in the nards!