Ghostbusters Prop Build Guides
Lay out all your parts.
First place the gun base into the gun body. Then place the small clear acrylic tube in the front handle hole . As seen in the next picture.
I find it best to secure the gun base in first so that's where we will start. Use the screws marked SG and parts listed on the gun kit screw sheet.
Most of the holes you need to drill are marked on the gun body . Be sure to drill all the way through the gun body and base lip.
It's important to remember to use a drill bit a size down from the screw size you are using . After you are done drilling you should the correct size tap to thread all of holes on your parts.
Thread the gun body holes too.
Drill the hole for the rear handle first and thread it. Then you can line up your pipe and drill the hole through the bottom.
This is what your gun should look like at this point.
I also recommend cutting the pipe at an angle to keep it out of view from the light vent. Just unscrew the pipe cut it and screw it back in.
Next part up is the trigger box / rear instrument bar. Start by drilling the holes on the aluminum plate . Then place the plate on the rare instrument bar to mark your drill holes . You will need 2 SD screws.
This is what your part should look like now.
Also included in your kit is a small piece of styrene plastic that is used to cover the bottom of the trigger box. I recommend gluing this in only after all of your electronics have been installed and the gun painted.
Drill your three holes on the backside of the rare instrument bar . The center hole should be big enough to get your wires through. This hole is around a half inch.
Line up your rear instrument bar up to the gun body and mark your holes for drilling.
You will be using 2 SC screws to affix this part to the gun body. I also recommend removing the rear handle pipe to make it easier for drilling your holes in the back of the gun body.
This is what your part should look like.
Drill a 1/8 hole where marked for your brass lever rod.
Here is the brass lever rod installed.
The side knobs are next . Use the SH screws for this part.
Drill and tap your holes.
Next affix your large side knobs.
And last the small side knobs.
Use the SC screws left in the bag for the front knob . Screw the screw from inside the body so it looks like this then thread your knob on finger tight.
The last SC screw will be for the hat knob. Again drill and tap hole and screw from the inside of the gun body. The small knob on top will be glued in after painting . You may need to file the end of the brass triger rod a bit too.
Use a SB screw to affects the top knob. The head of the screw should fit flat in the knob.
This is what your kit should look like now.
Here is what the inside looks like.
Look at all that room!!!!
Mark and drill your holes on the base plate.
Place the plate on the gun body base and Mark your drill holes.
You will need your SF screws to screw the base plate down.
Time to get the front handle to twist!
You should have half inch of aluminum sticking out of the front of the handle.
Drill you hole through the resin and the aluminum pipe I would suggest just hand screwing the screw into the resin handle.
Here is a picture of the screw it sticks out a little bit that's okay.
Now we need to carve a channel to make the handle twist it should look just like this there is also a vertical channel you will be carving to make the acrylic tip slide forward and back this process will be showed in the Step 37.
Draw you straight line and drill your holes on the line . Do not press down hard when drilling as your pipe can bend it is very thin aluminum.
Next is hand filing a channel my channel is 2 1/2 long and sits back 1 inch from the front tip of the pipe.
Now you can insert your 3 inch aluminum pipe into the bigger pipe.
I find using a little electrical tape helps secure the acrylic tip into the pipe better.
Next drill a hole through the aluminum pipe into the acrylic tip but don't drill through the other end of the aluminum.
Next tap the hole then using your 1 inch set screw provided to you in the kit screw it into the pipe but let the head set up just high enough to glide in the channel but also so you're resin handle can still twist.
Reinsert your twist screw.
Now your front handle should be able to twist in the acrylic tip can you go forward and back.
You will need to drill into the back of the front grip as the twist screw sticks out too far.
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