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 RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)

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Johan Kordav


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RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« on: Aug 31, 2010, 04:24 PM »






i was originally gonna make this a jet pack but the Tag turned it upside down and and gave me the wonderful idea to turn it into a backpack, Kraam also told me about the ysalamiri and im going to make it into a pack to contain and support one. will have more pics soon.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack
« Reply #1 on: Aug 31, 2010, 04:34 PM »
I freaking want one now to work on. :D  While it's not "spot on"...it's definitely got the look of an RC backpack when the handle is facing down.

Johan...what model vaccuum was that?  Does it say on any of the panels?

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack
« Reply #2 on: Aug 31, 2010, 05:04 PM »
ok i did some research and it looks like a Sears Kenmore Magicord canister vacuum cleaner the model number is 116.26941, or atleast thats what it looks like. i believe its from the 70s, i'd kno more if Kraam didnt wipe everything off the front

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack
« Reply #3 on: Aug 31, 2010, 05:38 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack
« Reply #4 on: Aug 31, 2010, 06:34 PM »
looks to me like a vacum compartment thingy, good luck with it, i cant wait to see it completed  :)

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack
« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2010, 06:39 PM »
i need to get a dremel tool before i can do too much more work

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2010, 06:51 PM »
what do u plan on cutting out from it ? in my unprofessional opinion (lol) id say to just add some stuff to it and not cut anything out of it, but yea, what kind of direction are going with the backpack ?

ohh and if u wanna find a dremel, hit up your local flea market or your neighborhood garage sales, virtual gold mines.  ;D

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack
« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2010, 07:01 PM »


this is what im looking at doing, its mostly gonna be used and a life support system for a ysalimir, i dont need or really plan to cut out anything else from the body, i just need it to chop up parts to put on

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #8 on: Sep 01, 2010, 05:54 AM »
If my memory serves me correct, all that was needed for the ysalimir was a branch from one of the type of trees they hang out on. Somehing about thats how they got the nutriants they needed to survive off of. So they were just thrown into a bag with said tree branch if I remember the books and comic correctly. That being said, the base you got there would bad shebs for any type of pack you want to make out of it. Was a really nice find there.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #9 on: Sep 01, 2010, 12:30 PM »
It was a tree branch hooked up to a sort of life support system. My suggestion would be some fish tank tubing hooked into the pack and a fake piece of wood. Not sure about the ysalimiri though. Not much cannon art of them I don't think.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #10 on: Sep 01, 2010, 12:37 PM »
It was a tree branch hooked up to a sort of life support system. My suggestion would be some fish tank tubing hooked into the pack and a fake piece of wood. Not sure about the ysalimiri though. Not much cannon art of them I don't think.

Actually I found quite a bit of mages when I googled them.  Some from toys, and some from comics.  Canon enough I think.  There was even one with Thrawn as an action figure with the pack in the package.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #11 on: Sep 01, 2010, 12:59 PM »
Are you gona have a Yslamiri poking it's head out?

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #12 on: Sep 01, 2010, 01:04 PM »
Some Sandblasted grapevine would work excellently as a substitute for Olbio wood.  it is very strong, and light, and can be found at any good pet store in the reptile section.

I also plan on making an Ysalamir to carry with me, maybe using some puppetry to make his head move or his eyes blink.

I cant wait to see how this turns out.

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Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #13 on: Sep 01, 2010, 03:40 PM »
Yeah. Always confused me when I was younger, reading the Heir books and looking at the comic and being like "How can Thrawn be holding a yslamiri like a pet? you can't hold them without a backpack I thought..." Was a long time till I figured out it was just continuity errors.

Spanner, I might suggest rooting the Yslamiri to some kind of treebranch or something that you've hollowed out, and put mechanical clamps onto and stuff. I never thought it made sense that it took for ever to figure out how to transplant the yslamiri onto a mechanical frame when one could literally just cut off a square of tree and cyborg it.

Re: RC-ish looking backpack (ysalamir support pack)
« Reply #14 on: Sep 01, 2010, 05:44 PM »
Very true, you actually can't remove them from the branch if memory serves me correct, their claws grow into it or something like that.

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