So, for those of you who are collectors of the Mattycollector Ghostbusters line, and you have bought up more than one Peter Venkman for the proton streams and the gloves, you probably (like me) have tried to figure out a few things to do with your extra Venkmans.
Well, I decided to make a casual Pete without his proton pack on. First off, removing the Proton Pack was no easy task. They REALLY attach them things! Once I was able to remove it (a little hot water and some gentle prying, and I still couldn't avoid breaking the thing off), I had some excess plastic on his back that had to be removed. I used a Dremel cutting tool and a sanding tool to remove the left over straps and get his back flat, and then I used epoxy to fill in the holes that remained. After sanding down the epoxy to make it flush with the original mold, I used a wet sanding sponge to buff the epoxy and plastic down smooth.
Finding a color mix to match his flight suit was a bit tricky, but I think I got pretty close with just the right mix of black, white, antique gold, and brown.
To finish him off, I realized on his down time, Venkman always seemed to be smoking. I figured since all the heads were interchangeable, I could make an oddball with a smoke hanging from his lips.
Some other minor changes included a coiled up tube from his flight suit and his gloved hands were removed (and swapped with my Egon Spengler figure).
Well, it's not one of my most major customs, but I always wished they would've released the guys this way, too. I figured to have at least one of them this way would please me. ;c)
Hope ya likes!!