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 Apollo's Backpack

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #15 on: Nov 25, 2010, 10:45 AM »
Hmmm I really like this pack.  Have you thought about some type of tubing over the chain links to make it look like it's hooked together "electrically"  If not great work
GJ

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #16 on: Nov 25, 2010, 11:58 AM »
before I saw the webbing with the armor I didn't think it would fit well at all either, but I kind of like it now that I've seen it. I might darken it up with some good old teabag weathering, but I think if if cover more of the straps up with techy looking stuff it will hardly be noticeable.

GJ, I get what you're saying about the attachment, but I'm not totally sure how I'd cover it up; it's sort of in an awkward position for tubing. I like the feeling of having things bolted together rather than glued together though

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #17 on: Nov 25, 2010, 12:54 PM »
The olive drab looks off when compared with the black vest, tan flight suit and red and white armor, but you're right, once you add more stuff and a little weathering it'll likely be just fine. It certainly looks more comfortable than any kind of pack harness I've seen or used.

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #18 on: Nov 25, 2010, 01:07 PM »
I wonder if a swimming pool supply store would have some cuplings and tubing that would work,. Do you have any more pics of the rack you made from the pvc tubing?
GJ

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #19 on: Nov 25, 2010, 01:29 PM »

GJ, I get what you're saying about the attachment, but I'm not totally sure how I'd cover it up; it's sort of in an awkward position for tubing. I like the feeling of having things bolted together rather than glued together though

You could always try out some PVC cut to fit those angles then split so they could clamshell the links and be glued together.

Second thought is making an enclosure to cover the links and close up that space *if* it is something you want to do of course.  I think the whole thing looks good as is, really nice job,  I'd only recommend darkening the hardware.

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #20 on: Nov 25, 2010, 01:31 PM »
Apollo, youve been workign away at this as long as Ive been here. The more teaser pix I see the more I want you to hurry up and apply already! Looks great man!

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #21 on: Nov 25, 2010, 02:24 PM »
Get on the com and get us some fire-power boy!!! Hahahaha thats all I think when I see your pack; its a good thing.

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #22 on: Nov 25, 2010, 11:08 PM »
The olive drab looks off when compared with the black vest, tan flight suit and red and white armor, but you're right, once you add more stuff and a little weathering it'll likely be just fine. It certainly looks more comfortable than any kind of pack harness I've seen or used.

it might just be a problem with the color in the camera. I say this because my flightsuit is grey (it's an ROTJ boba) and the harness is more tan than OD. Regardless, the one thing that definitely bugs me is the color of the dropcloth strips compared to the harness and that definitely needs to change.

Do you have any more pics of the rack you made from the pvc tubing?
GJ

The best pics I've got are on the first page since I'm pretty bad at taking progress shots unless I really think about it. The rack is pretty uninspiring though, just a long piece of pvc with some angles bent in and one elbow joint to bring the whole thing together. I'm actually pretty surprised that it was that simple

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Re: Apollo's Backpack
« Reply #23 on: Nov 26, 2010, 01:14 AM »
It actually could be my monitor; I realized today that the colors are starting to go a little wonky here and there; it's an old one that I'm hoping to replace around Christmas.

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