This is for other Ghostbusters Props that don't fit into the categories above.
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By cowbybill
#312834
I know there is a thread about police style badges somewhere, but I have searched and searched for it and cannot find it.
A while ago I came across the thread where someone had made a metal police style badg. So I figured why not, I'll give it a shot. I went to a site and had one made, went on E-bay bought an enamel pin dremeled the pin off and attached it to the center of the shield (at this point I need to add this was not my idea and if I could find the thread about it I would give proper credit to whomever did it.) this is how it came out:
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I also got a badge wallet to go with it so I could have my badge with my GBFans ID card:
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And finally since I'm going to Wondercon and wanted a way to place the badge and the wondercon badge together I picked up one of these:
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The place I ordered the badge from was BadgeandWallet.com and cost approx $80.00 and 15.00 for the wallet.
I found the badge holder at a surplus store for $10.00. You need to be sure to tell them not to include a shield on the badge so you can put a GB logo there. The number on the bottom is the month and year I was born.
And of course the GBFans ID card was purchased through AJ and the site.
Like I said if I could remember who did this I would want to thank them. I'm really happy the way it came out.
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By cowbybill
#312841
hawaiiangb originally came up with the idea:
Thanks for giving Hawaiiangb the shout out :-D
I like to give proper credit for these things. I simply could not remember who it was
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By cowbybill
#313034
Thanks Sam..Wondercon is gonna be a blast! I gotta keep my credit cards at home though I'm sure there's going to be a boatload of stuff there!
By Lumokan
#342290
Would there be any legal issues with these? ...cause i kinda want one now.
There wouldn't be. It is illegal to impersonate a Police officer, Fire officer etc. but having a "prop" for novelty purposes of a COMPLETELY fictional and no-chance-of-existing movie company is fine.
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By Gareee
#342292
I picked up the pin almost 2 years ago planning on using it to make a badge. Which design is that, and from which website?

I always think of this too late to be delivered in time for an event.
By Lumokan
#342294
HawaiianGB, (it looks like) cowboybill and I all used http://www.thefirestore.com/store/build ... ibi_type=1.
(Unfortunately I can't direct link on that site) so go to:
-Smith and Warren
-Eagle tops group 1
-TFSS528

I got the nickel with soft enamel, block, red text.

I bought it at the same time as the "perfect fit" badge wallet. Also! You'll notice when you put the badge together that you have to select a seal to go in the middle. Select any free one and when you get the badge put it over the steam of the kettle to melt the glue a bit and jimmy it off - that's what I did.

Definitely worth getting, such a cool and not-so-common prop to have.
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By Gareee
#342307
Thanks! I was at the store a few months ago, and couldn't locate that same badge. That will help!

Did you select the duo tone?
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By cowbybill
#384630
It's funny I was this on my Alice frame strap on my shoulder and It's usually the first thing people comment on:
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By Cardboard Buster
#385737
Where do you get badges from? You all seem to have the same kind: longer than it is wide with an eagle on top. Is that a standard costume badge?

Also how did you customize it to say "Ghostbusters Paranormal Investigations and Eliminations" ?
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By Gareee
#385738
This is where I was directed to for the badges. They make them custom for you. The logo in the middle is a vintage pin that shows up on ebay every now and then.


http://www.thefirestore.com/store/build ... 2b511755TR

BTW, That link was reposted four posts above yours.
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By Some_Guy
#385753
Also, remember guys.

That website is a company that makes badges for real EMTs, Police Officers, and Fire Fighters; don't flood them with Ghostbusters Badge requests - they might remove the ability to make customized badges if you overwhelm them.
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By cowbybill
#385761
I got mine from here:
http://www.badgeandwallet.com/

I had them leave the center empty so I could place the pin in there. When they called to confirm my order I explained why I wanted the seal left empty and the guy on the phone thought it was pretty cool (this was a year ago mind you).

Also just want to thank HawaiianGB again for the inspiration to do this, without his post I would not have thought to have one made.
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By sorak
#432533
nice custom job.
where did you source the GB logo for the centre piece?
is there a site which makes them or was it a ebay find?
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By Gareee
#432534
We mentioned the enamel pin several times in the thread. I got mine off ebay UK.
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By BuuZero
#433995
Dumb question but how do you attatch the GB pin to the badge? Also I can't order with a blank seal
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By cowbybill
#434005
Dumb question but how do you attatch the GB pin to the badge? Also I can't order with a blank seal
I used JB weld, also I called them and asked them to leave the seal blank.
By Lumokan
#434010
Dumb question but how do you attatch the GB pin to the badge? Also I can't order with a blank seal
I called them and asked them to leave the seal blank.
That's a better idea than mine, I just ordered a random seal and held it over a boiling kettle to steam it off. Worked a treat but it would have been easier without one.
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By Nboucher2392
#434014
I looked into getting a badge like that made. Found some really nice ones out there. I may end up having to really get one now after seeing how awesome they look.
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By BuuZero
#434322
I found a canadian maker of badges and ordered one, i went with a medium size, the pin will be tight but it will work
here's a mock up for my badge and id card, will post the physical copies when i receive them
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By Gareee
#434338
Is thats a scale insert of the pin everyone is using, you are probably going to find that badge is a bit on the small side. When you post a pic of the badge, please also put something for scale in the pic as well, like a ruler or quarter or something
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By Alex Newborn
#434345
I found a canadian maker of badges and ordered one, i went with a medium size, the pin will be tight but it will work
here's a mock up for my badge and id card, will post the physical copies when i receive them
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I hope they caught the typos and fixed them.

The missing L in Alberta was the first one that jumped out at me, but there are a couple more.

Alex
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By Gareee
#434358
They are probably going to do exactly what you sent them.
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By BuuZero
#434359
*facepalm* shoot didn't nottice that, gonna have to get it reprinted

Shows what happens when you don't proof read, only out $11.00
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By BuuZero
#438685
Woot, ID and pin have arrived. sheild and wallet are enroute. should have pics by the weekend. just need to pick up epoxy
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