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Fanhome 1:8 Ghostbusters Ecto-1
Originally designed for the Eaglemoss/Hero Collector Build the Ectomobile, these high-quality, screen accurate mods are also fully compatible with the Fanhome build-up.
These meticulously designed upgrades bring an extra edge to your 1:8 scale model with screen-accurate design. The Ghostbusters Ectomobile is one of the most iconic vehicles in movie history. My mods take this awesome model to another level, with details that really help bring the spirit of the Ecto-1 to life.
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Complete your Ecto-1 build in style with these incredibly detailed kits. Designed to replace and upgrade Issues 36 and 37 of the Fanhome Build the Ectomobile, which is where many builds got stuck when the original publishers Eaglemoss went bust.
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Bring your Ghostbusters Ecto-1 build back to life
The original Ghostbusters Ecto-1
The first Ghostbusters movie, which burst onto our cinema screens in 1984, remains a classic. And it’s hard to imagine this era-defining supernatural comedy without thinking of its central non-human character. Not the spirits, but the movie’s seriously cool car – the Ecto-1, or Ectomobile. With its super-stylish tail fins, fun Ghostbusters insignia, and ghost-catching gadgetry, the Ecto-1 certainly made an impression. And it remains one of the all-time great movie vehicles.
Ghostbusters featured as a staple in my early movie-watching years. As an 80s kid, I was mesmerised by the irresistible blend of action, humour and mild menace. On top of the supernatural element, it was the friendships between the Ghostbusters team that helped make the film such a winner. Who could fail to be entertained by the dry wit and charisma of Bill Murray as Peter Venkman. Or by the distinctive character traits of the other Ghostbusters, Winston, Egon and Ray.
And the Ecto-1 had a charm of its own. In the movie, the car was customised by Dr Ray Stantz as a mobile command centre for use by the Ghostbusters in their new spirit-neutralising enterprise. In real life, the Ecto-1 was adapted from a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor. These vehicles were used as ambulances or hearses. Ghostbusters hardware consultant Stephen Dane brilliantly adapted the car as the Ectomobile for the film.
The Build the Ghostbusters Ecto-1
The Ectomobile model from Fanhome (and originally released by Eaglemoss under their Hero Collector brand) is an officially licenced replica of the famous Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle. It’s a 1:8 scale replica which you self-build in monthly instalments.
Each stage of the Ectomobile model project build is accompanied by a magazine. In every issue there are features about the Ecto-1 and the Ghostbusters movie, including images and behind-the-scenes glimpses. If you haven’t already subscribed, you can do so through Fanhome.
Being a big fan of the Ecto-1 and Ghostbusters myself, this is a dream project for me, and one I couldn’t wait to get my hands on! It has shaped up as a stunning model and a great tribute to the original vehicle. Fanhome are synonymous with replicas of iconic cars such as this, so it’s good to the Ecto-1 in safe hands. And it’s fantastic that model fans will continue to have the opportunity to build their very own piece of the Ghostbusters world.
Modding the Ecto-1
It’s been very exciting to watch the Ectomobile project progress. The overall build quality is superb as ever, and the detailing and working parts are a joy. But naturally, my critical design eye has alerted me to aspects of the model I’m keen to tweak, fix and take up a notch. So, it has been a pleasure to develop a range of my Ecto-1 mods to enhance the build!
Among the first of my Ecto-1 mods available to buy were upgraded hood vents, which more closely resemble those on the original screen car. Magnetic licence plate kits were another mod I developed early on for the Ectomobile. These are now part of a diverse collection of mods I’ve designed to upgrade your model in various ways.
The Ecto-1 1:8 model offers beautiful design and great construction quality. If the 1984 Ghostbusters movie holds a special place in your heart, as it does for me, this replica is a must-have item. But I hope that my mods for the Ecto-1 present you with options to make your model even better. By making subtle but crucial corrections, and bringing fun extra features to your model, these mods can really help bring the spirit of your Ecto-1 to life.