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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 24, 2013, 06:50 PM

Title: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 24, 2013, 06:50 PM
As the title says, I purchased one of IOA's fantastic and beautiful b-pull backpacks (that is actually an a-pull but he tested primer on it ;D so he sold it as a B) that I intend to use for my new kit. Well after having it sit in my corner for freaking ever, now that I have pretty much every material that I need to assemble the kit I went to work on getting my back armor/pack set up.

I spent about 2 hours today just scratch building a backplate that I could mount the pack to. Wasn't hard, just slow going. Let that be a note to everyone, if you don't have anyone to help you shape your armor and you need to do your backplate, take it nice and slow, don't rush it. It'll come out beautiful I guarantee. So, I still have more work to do on this. I just got the basic plate set up and mounted the pack. I still have to fill the seems between the to, add the details, and well paint.

Anyway here are the pictures I won't bother you all with the details of the day anymore.

Checking shape and fit on the backplate before I finished cutting. Remember its always easier to cut than add. Trim away little by little what you don't need. Don't just go chopping massive amounts away until you know how it fits and what needs to stay and what needs to go.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/67406_10200468200455797_1357862961_n_zpsf682ac8e.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/67451_10200468201695828_804371112_n_zps04fa3584.jpg)

Mounted IOA (Imperial Outpost Armory)'s Galactic Marine Backpack. It has tabs on it to help mounting to the actual GM backplate that he sells. I utilized these to mount this pack. I lined it up marked where the tabs sat, sliced through the backplate, slipped them through, heated them with the heat gun and bent them to secure the pack. This thing is solid and it isn't going anywhere! As you can see I also added the minute details like the iconic rear neck guard the boba plates have to the backplate (look at the top...)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/484666_10200468427181465_970260707_n_zps10ee211b.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/5001_10200468426741454_2009077775_n_zpse75167b5.jpg)


Now see how it looks on you! You know did a good job with the backplate when it sits well on you without tape. ;D

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/734640_10200468311378570_809958987_n_zpscc169ef4.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/166549_10200468309658527_468834232_n_zpsa5228ea3.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/428367_10200468312138589_460382074_n_zpsa03ebc82.jpg)

Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 24, 2013, 07:25 PM
Niiiice...all you gotta do is cut a bottom slot, drop some paper towels in that baby, and you'll be the HandyMando!  :P

Rob
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Manbrolorian on Jan 24, 2013, 07:36 PM
Niiiice...all you gotta do is cut a bottom slot, drop some paper towels in that baby, and you'll be the HandyMando!  :P

Rob

YES. That would be so helpful during outdoors troopings.

 :laugh: Looks neat, Drak. Can't wait to see it finished and striped!
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 24, 2013, 07:38 PM
Oh don't you to tempt me, cause I'll do it! lol
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: redkraytdragon on Jan 25, 2013, 02:32 AM
Looks great so far bro! Thanks for sharing this link, I'll definitely be watching this thread  8)
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Kebii'tra Verda on Jan 25, 2013, 06:30 AM
I'm sorry...I'm just getting over the fact that you actually showed your real face in a picture. You're kind of like Boba Fett that way - once you see him, you're doomed!

:P

Seriously, looking good, John!

dAVid.
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 25, 2013, 08:29 AM
I'm sorry...I'm just getting over the fact that you actually showed your real face in a picture.
dAVid.

^^^This.^^^

Rob
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 25, 2013, 09:19 AM
I'm sorry...I'm just getting over the fact that you actually showed your real face in a picture. You're kind of like Boba Fett that way - once you see him, you're doomed!

:P

Seriously, looking good, John!

dAVid.

Lol I was gonna put my helmet on, but I was tired, hadn't slept yet that day coming off of work, straight to school, then home to work on armor; so I just wanted to get it done lol. Enjoy it, for it shall be the last.
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Niabi on Jan 25, 2013, 03:38 PM
Looks Cool Vod ;) Looking forward to seeing it come together ;)
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Sirus the Red on Jan 31, 2013, 12:55 AM
....Still think you should incorporate a karaoke into that thing... :laugh:

But seriously, you already know hoe much I love that thing, but I have to say it again; it looks great, excited to see what you do with it.

And also, completely stole that tab idea for attaching my thrusters to my back plate. Thanks for the inspiration!  :D
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Mar 22, 2013, 02:12 AM
Okay the backpack has been finished. I'm rather happy with it. Completely different from what I planned originally in all honestly, but I think it turned out better than my plans. Excuse the crappy phone flash pictures. All of what looks like black blobs of a horrible paint job in these pictures look much better in person. The camera really ruined it here :/.


(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_210803_zps83697bd6.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211157_zps8c406ff5.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211732_zps87653868.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211404_zps9aee60b4.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211340_zps6478a705.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211326_zps4926c85c.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211259_zps70478bf4.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211721_zpsc2ca4e10.jpg)



This shows how the wireless transceiver connects to the voice amp in the chest from the inside of the backpack. Its supposed "In Universe" purpose for Drak is a high tech com unit, and its real life purpose is a com unit :D.

transceiver

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211457_zps8624af18.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/gargoyta/20130321_211447_zpsede39b4e.jpg)
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Mar 22, 2013, 02:41 AM
That looks really good man! Like it was always meant to be :)
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: Niabi on Mar 22, 2013, 03:46 PM
Very Nice vod ;)

How secure is the blaster when its attached ?
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Mar 22, 2013, 07:00 PM
Very Nice vod ;)

How secure is the blaster when its attached ?

That blaster isn't going anywhere.
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: redkraytdragon on Mar 23, 2013, 03:02 AM
Came out great dude. I love the vents you added in the circles, sharp idea  8)
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: Arrik Draykon on Apr 02, 2013, 10:59 AM
Very nice! I've been planning to do a backpack instead of a jetpack for my kit, when I reach that point.
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: Blackfeather on Apr 09, 2013, 09:38 PM
very nice work 
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: bioshutt on Apr 09, 2013, 11:55 PM
This GM custom pack is awesome and few words can describe it
Title: Re: IOA Galactic Marine Backpack Meets the Tiger Mando (Complete) 3/22/12
Post by: Remo Jadd on Apr 22, 2013, 01:06 PM
Love it !!!. One thing, i've always been a fan of your attention to quality and detail, i just wish more would try that little bit harder.
One of the best kits out there, keep it up ;) .