venkman69 wrote:I've fitted a couple of clippard barbs to the injector tubes and managed to put a slight sticky residue on the bumper. I saw in a build once on RPF (completed by RPF member Westies14), that Venkman's bumper had this. I don't know if that's 100% correct, but I kinda liked the idea so went with it!
Hey man, great build so far!
I just wanted to chime in and clarify the bit about the sticker residue: The bumper we used in that build was molded and cast directly from the screen-used GB1/2 prototype hero (“Super Hero” to some here, I think). At some point after production, its MOTOR SYNCHRONUS blue label was incorrectly stuck on the left side of the bumper. While it was removed for molding, the residue underneath remained and was texture enough that the silicone reproduced it. The crew replaced the sticker after molding it, and it remained on the wrong side in storage at Sony until it was molded again by Anovos for their high-end pack offering. I’m not positive, but I believe they may have moved it to the correct side after their own molding work was complete.
Long story short, none of the packs on screen actually feature that residue - we actually sanded it down for that Venkman build which you referenced.
I like weathered elements on packs though! This is an organic-looking detail which feels real because it’s specific, outside of the patterns of weathering covering most of the pack, and there’s no good reason for it to be there. You did a great job recreating it, too. I saw the image in this thread’s preview on tapatalk and assumed you were doing a build with the same bumper!
Keep up the good work!