1:25 Scale Ecto-1a Build

Ecto-1a model kit

Ecto-1a model kit

When it rains it pours, I just can’t help myself! Yet another project I am working on. I know what your saying “No wonder you never complete any projects, you are working on too many projects at the same time” and you are probably right. But I’ve tried working on one project at a time, and I seem to lose interest after a while. Perhaps jumping very quickly between different projects will always give me an option for something else to work on for when I am temporarily tired of working on a particular project. Or perhaps I’m just building everything up for an epic failure.

Ecto-1a Dashboard

Ecto-1a Dashboard

Either way I’m proud to announce my 1:25 Scale Ecto-1a build. This is nothing too fancy as it’s just a simple paint and glue kit that you can buy from the store.  These sorts of “Follow the directions” projects are very soothing for me, and act as a break from the projects like the video game or proton pack where I have to over-analyze ever step. In this case I’m able to just check the directions, paint and glue, and zone out.

Interior Progress

Interior Progress

I of course started by sanding the piece that represents the interior to help the paint stick. Then I simply began painting, starting with the grey floor and adding in the black, and coming in with details. What you see here isn’t finished (I think I may paint one of the devices in the back more of a grey). Also I have noticed there seems to be some in-consistencies between online references of the Ecto Interior and what’s in this model. I’ve decided to attempt to not loose any sleep over the fact that my interior will not match the Ecto, and I’m sure most people won’t care or notice.

Kutters Countslash Car. Cutting blades yet to be added

Kutters Countslash Car. Cutting blades yet to be added (No, seriously)

This model is very simplified compared to the Lamborghini model that I’m turning into the countslash car from Carmageddon. There is no engine or intricate parts to worry about, just large pieces for the body, and some stuff that goes on top. After the interior, the next step will probably be to start the sanding and painting of the exterior. The process is fun, but a bit tedious as painting a model car body is very similar to painting a real car body. Many light coats with nearly endless sanding in-between. When done right you get a truly remarkable finish, but it takes time.

Depending on time and how long I can remain interested in this project, there may be a couple surprises in store.

Proton Pack 'Metropolis'

Start of proton pack ‘Metropolis’

I have taken some time away from obsessing over game dev, to now obsessing over a prop I always wanted to own… a proton pack! You might be surprised to learn that coming across all the parts you’ll need to build a close to screen accurate prop, is actually quite easy. Thanks to thousands of obsessive fans that won’t let this 30 year old masterpiece be forgotten.

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