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Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (modified from the Ecto-1A kit)


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Here is my latest completion – a 1/25th scale Ecto-1 Ghostbusters vehicle.

The kit that I bought was actually an Ecto-1A, which was the vehicle from the second movie. After doing some research, I learned that the vehicle in the second movie had quite a few additional gadgets added and modifications made to the vehicle from the original movie. I have included a photo of both vehicles to illustrate how different they were from each other.

I wanted to build a vehicle that represented the Ecto-1 from the first movie. The modifications I made include:

1) Modifying the frame on the roof to remove the extensions that had been added to the front and rear for the second movie.

2) Making the radar system (the gadget with the 2 red tubes coming out of it).

3) Adding the GPS system (the white dome with red stripes at the rear of the roof frame).

4) Making the siren and red light on the front of the frame (caps from pens were used to make the bodies for these).

5) Adding the black hoses on the driver’s side rear (wire was inserted into black heat shrink tubing to create these).

6) Adding the antenna on the driver’s side rear (plastic rod bent to shape with a drop of glue to form the ball on the end).

7) Making the ladder for the passenger side (made with pieces of plastic strips).

😎 Added the gray hose behind the ladder (A piece of gray wire).

I took some creative license with the interior by adding a lot of control panels and gauges to the side of the rear interior compartment.

While it’s not an exact replica of the Ecto-1 from the first movie, I think it turned out to be a reasonably close representation of it.

Thanks for looking!












Not my models below, but it helps to illustrate the differences between the car in the first 2 movies.



Edited by bh1701
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