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Offline scottminium

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Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« on: May 15, 2018, 03:00:47 pm »
Saw this in the store the other day and couldn't resist.  Unfortunately, I'd forgotten why I dislike car models!  Too late now!

I plan to deviate from the kit (which is ECTO-1A) to give a fair representation of the original. 
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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 07:14:56 am »
Hey, Scott!

I was gonna ask what was next after your Y-Wing, but here it is!

Good luck on this one and, as usual, I will be following along!

I have a few aircraft and cars that I have to build, no lights, so I understand your sentiment...

Unfortunately, I'd forgotten why I dislike car models!  Too late now! 


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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 08:24:35 pm »
Hello again!
As is typical of my builds I work on many parts at once.  While trying to figure out a good lighting solution for the headlights, I have also been working on the 'equipment package' on top and the 'police lights'.  For the equipment package I decided to cutout the panels rather than try and paint the support beams apart from the background.  Also, some of the components have been scratch built to be closer to ECTO-1.  However, there will be some ECTO-1A present as removing it all is just too much of a hassle!

First are pics of the initial parts, then pics of the work on the roof mounted equipment package.

Next up, recovering from chemistry stupidity!
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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 08:27:37 pm »
The lighting plan, if it works (?!) is to light the police lights, the headlights, and some of the other spotlights.  Most give plenty of room, but there will be challenges.  Have to say, it was fun working with the Arduino to get the police lights to flash as desired.  Now, will they look OK mated to the kit?.....stay tuned!
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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 10:42:14 am »
Love this! When you complete it, many Shrubs and Zuuls will know what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day I can tell you!


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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 07:30:03 am »
Love this! When you complete it, many Shrubs and Zuuls will know what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day I can tell you!

Neil! Glad to see that Scott and I are not the only ones who quote movie lines with ease! And you picked a good one!  ;D

Scott - this must be my day to ask Arduino questions!  8) ;D

Why did you decide on the Arduino? Wouldn't a smaller module do just as well? (i.e. WeMos or ATtiny85)

Where are you gonna hide the thing? In the back of the ambulance? Have you placed the code somewhere to look at? (Bad grammar, I know, but it's Monday morning and coffee hasn't kicked in yet! :)  )

Keep going!

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