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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Cod'av Fehn on Oct 25, 2012, 04:44 PM

Title: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Cod'av Fehn on Oct 25, 2012, 04:44 PM
So, I may be extremely far away from actually starting work on my kit, but I made some doodles today and thought "Ehh. What the heck."

(http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx107/chaddieohyeah/Custom%20Mando%20Armor%20WIP/2012-10-2516-18-44130.jpg)
The idea is that it's a pack for a Mandalorian field tech, and it could be functional to take off, stand up and tools could come out for photo shoots and whatnot.

So I figured I'd get some feedback? Ideas? Thoughts? Criticism? All is welcome.
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Niabi on Oct 25, 2012, 04:48 PM
I like it Vod ;) cool design  8)
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Slade Kel on Oct 25, 2012, 10:18 PM
Be a little tricky to build legs that fold out that are more than the length of the pack or so, but it sounds like a pretty cool idea. The design looks good as well :).
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Ordeyn on Oct 27, 2012, 05:09 AM
Sounds pretty sweet to me. So if you have a rotatey radar, you should have blinkey lights too. :P
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Cod'av Fehn on Oct 27, 2012, 03:14 PM
Be a little tricky to build legs that fold out that are more than the length of the pack or so...

That wasn't drawn very well, but the idea was to have them just fold out like some acoustic guitar stands work. The full length of the pack itself has a double legged section on the back that just simply hinges out about a foot or so.



Sounds pretty sweet to me. So if you have a rotatey radar, you should have blinkey lights too. :P

I'm planning on having an LED strand across the top of the "T" on the back, where the upper plexiglass door will be, similar to RepCom helmet visors, to illuminate the tool compartment.

And some other lights for control panels and such, of course :P
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Thaxos on Oct 27, 2012, 08:22 PM
Cool concept, let's see it built!  8)
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Nat'rii Ramikad on Oct 30, 2012, 11:55 AM
Nice art work. Looks like a cool design. BUILD IT, BUILD IT, BUILD IT, BUILD IT.... (chanting/table pounding draws looks from everywhere in the room)  oops,  :-[
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Nikolai on Nov 01, 2012, 11:26 AM
It's a really neat design. For a stand, would it be easier to run a length of 1x6 or 7/16" plywood down the spine of the pack, hinged at the top? Might be a little less complicated?

Hope that made sense, can't wait to see where you go from here!
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Cod'av Fehn on Nov 01, 2012, 10:51 PM
Thanks for all the feedback guys ;)

As soon as new developments come up with this project, I'll post them :)
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Nov 04, 2012, 09:44 AM
Get to building, we need you for clan status !  8)
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Cod'av Fehn on Nov 04, 2012, 10:02 AM
I know! I just don't have to time or the resources to do anything other than doodles right now.

Plus I find it extremely hard to work on any type of building materials in my cold garage in the winter...
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 04, 2012, 10:17 AM
From what I see it's Very Doable ..... LMK if you need some pieces for it .
I've Got some Greeblies that you may like ..... or not ....

 Either way great Concept ner'vod .  ;)
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Jerek Darr on Nov 04, 2012, 10:29 AM
Someone, I beleive it is Igloo, makes a drum shaped cooloer that has fold out telescopis legs that create a stand for the cooler.

Nope not Igloo but here is a link to a retailer that has an image.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/freestanding-cooler/prod4910429.ip?navAction=#desc
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Nov 04, 2012, 11:41 AM
I know! I just don't have to time or the resources to do anything other than doodles right now.

Plus I find it extremely hard to work on any type of building materials in my cold garage in the winter...
I  know ghostbusting keeps ya busy lol damn winter, etc .. Hurry up though  :D
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Cod'av Fehn on Nov 04, 2012, 09:37 PM
From what I see it's Very Doable ..... LMK if you need some pieces for it .
I've Got some Greeblies that you may like ..... or not ....

 Either way great Concept ner'vod .  ;)

Thanks, I may be hitting you up on that...
I'm definitely interested ;)


Someone, I beleive it is Igloo, makes a drum shaped cooloer that has fold out telescopis legs that create a stand for the cooler.

Nope not Igloo but here is a link to a retailer that has an image.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/freestanding-cooler/prod4910429.ip?navAction=#desc

That's an idea I hadn't considered, but if I were to go that route I could just tear apart a cheap camera tri-pod.


I  know ghostbusting keeps ya busy lol damn winter, etc .. Hurry up though  :D

Hey, Ghostbusting is some hard work!
I've been going between school and work mostly...but when I do get free time I don't have the money to buy parts to work on Mando stuff. Or I would. So to do something I troop with 501st or NWIGB.

That's my point lol.
Title: Re: Mandalorian Field Technician Pack-Thoughts?
Post by: Jerek Darr on Nov 05, 2012, 07:36 AM
This was just to show that a colapsable leg CAN be done so it folds up within the pack's hight, the legs hinge at the attatchment point on the cooler giving you an additional 16-ish inches of length.