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Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1

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Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« on: Sep 02, 2016, 06:32 PM »
So, I got a chance to crack on with my backpack today. However, I had to change my plans a bit. As my original design had a maglock built into it, but apparently the one I was gonna get is now out of stock as well as the 12v battery. So, I decided to put that project on hold and build a comms pack instead as I got soooooooo many greeblies from work this last week I just had to use them :3

So. Started off with building a wooden frame for support and rigidity, then started on making my sides. As I have an Extremely large supply of 3mm foamex I just used that and build it up with layers to make it thicker and stronger.



Then cut out the caps I needed for my side details and glued them all down. Using an apartment key card security system and a broken lamp dimmer.


Stuck and nailed the sides together as well as built up the back. I also managed to get a hold of a small access hatch so built that in for when I add a couple of blinkies and flasheis. :P



Then cut out the top and bottom panels and starting coming up with ideas for what I'd like to add onto them. So far I've got a dishwasher salt thingy, a sds pilot top with an old toy stuck to it, as well as a PIR top.


Then the plan for the middle, started to bend it but got tiered so put it down. Using two digital thermostat things and a TV digybox.


All that's left is to fit it all together, fill it up with eproxy to make it neat and flush then paint it. But I need a nice rod thingy for my main antenna thing..... but not sure on what to use for it, might see if I have an old radio lying around somewhere tomorrow.  :laugh:

I do also need to find an attachment method.... as it will be quite heavy once it is finished :/
Anyone got any ideas?  :laugh:
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #1 on: Sep 05, 2016, 08:26 AM »
Woo double posting :P

Next update.
 


Top has been stuck on as well as the front. Also stuck some of the details on, The black box thing and the thermostat controller aren't stuck on yet I've just used tape on them for show, I've still got a bit to do to them.
Half the items on the top need sticking on as well, then it's just down to adding more detail in places.

filled in all the gaps with some eproxy so will sand that all down when it hardens.

As for the attachment method. When I was in halfords looking for some eproxy resin, I came across those bike bag things that you clip in the sides.


The clips look great so I got them then ripped them out of it  :laugh: I also thought that I could reuses the fabric to make pouches and a holster out of it so it doesn't go to waste.

Also when I was waiting for the glue to dry on my pack I got bored and decided to make an axe out of a broom handle.




I still need to sand it all down and add a couple of layers but got the basic shape I wanted  :P
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #2 on: Sep 06, 2016, 07:59 AM »
Pack looks awesome man!
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #3 on: Sep 06, 2016, 10:41 PM »
That looks great, nice work.
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #4 on: Sep 07, 2016, 08:12 AM »
Looks great im thinking of doing something like this eventually
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #5 on: Sep 16, 2016, 04:49 PM »
That looks sweet! I might borrow some elements for my comm pack!
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2017, 11:03 AM »
Sorry for the late reply but thanks all.

Im back finally gonna resume work on this.
Just a bit of sanding left to do but its ready for painting.
However. It is now quite heavy and i need to somehow find or make a harness so i dont break my back. Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #7 on: Jan 09, 2017, 01:53 PM »
Oh wow I like this. Nice job!!! You could use parachute clips on your back possibly and then put straps inside. Looping it around the wood blocks you have inside to mount it.
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #8 on: Jan 09, 2017, 02:13 PM »
This is looking great! Keep up the good work

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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2017, 05:23 AM »
Thanks guys

Oh wow I like this. Nice job!!! You could use parachute clips on your back possibly and then put straps inside. Looping it around the wood blocks you have inside to mount it.

Aye thats what i have done. Webbing with a clip sawed onto it and then threaded through the back and screwed down so it holds.

What i need though is, is to have some some sort of harness that goes under my vest to support my back and shoulders s




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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #10 on: Jan 13, 2017, 01:51 PM »
Check out this link to The Dented Helmet, http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/rafalfetts-misc-templates-blueprints-47395/ and scroll down to "Boba Fett jetpack frame with harness rings:" I think this would work for your pack.
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #11 on: Jan 13, 2017, 10:21 PM »
I'm going to be starting on a comm pack soon, too.  Might borrow some of your ideas.  But for the harness, I have an old ALICE frame I'm going to use.  Depending on the final weight of the pack, I may end up bolting the pack directly to my backplate (which is metal).  Not sure just yet, though.  The frame does have straps, so I may thread it through my vest and wear it as designed.
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Re: Ryi'nocks comms pack MK1
« Reply #12 on: Jan 23, 2017, 01:15 PM »
Awesome work, glad to see another comm pack out there.
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