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 I Hate Backpacks - Finally Complete!

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I Hate Backpacks - Finally Complete!
« on: Dec 17, 2010, 10:49 PM »
Yeah, bet that got your attention.  It isn't that I hate backpacks its more that I thought they would be too hard or not worth my time as everyone was doing them.  And then Ol McQuarrie got me inspired.  Though my kit will not be an exact replica of the Proto-Fett, it will be heavily inspired.  And, I might add, it should be a fun build.  I've already mapped out in my cranium what I will use for the various pieces.  Of course, your input would be most appreciated.

So, I no longer hate backpacks and am very excited to get this one started.  Where it will be in my process, I don't know, but I'll build up while I can.

Here's my inspiration!


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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #1 on: Dec 17, 2010, 10:52 PM »
do it man, much better that McQuarrie job than a dracula cape.

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #2 on: Dec 17, 2010, 10:52 PM »
That's pretty awesome, man :D I'll be watching this thread :D

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #3 on: Jan 01, 2011, 02:51 PM »
Any progress made?
It's a very cool concept.

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #4 on: Jan 01, 2011, 03:09 PM »
Great mind's think alike , I was thinking about a Weapon pack (Missiles etc) cos i dont like Rocket packs (M.A.J.I.C.) They get you into trouble LOL , I thought along the same lines , multiple missiles and maybe grenades . Ejection grenades for near use etc etc , nice concept ner'vod  ;)

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2011, 02:24 AM »
I have that bust  :D  But seriously like you it's inspired me as well to make a "heavy hitter" pack thats gone through several attempts but nothing good enough to even post pics of.  Glad to see someone else likes this design.  ;D

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2011, 04:35 PM »
I've spent all my latest free time on my helmet.  Now that it is complete as I can make it until my tint comes in, I'm looking at my next project.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure what one is next.  I see a lot of PVC piping in my future though.  As I think I can make a lot from that.  The weapons rack will be the easiest.  (And by easiest I should say, the least difficult.  That is to say hard but not as hard as the rest.)  :)

I'm sure I could go the sintra (sp) route, but I'm hoping to come across something at a thrift store or Goodwill Superstore that screams "Use me!"  We'll see.  And, I will most definitely keep ya'll posted as I progress.

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #7 on: Jan 26, 2011, 08:20 PM »
OK, so here's my shopping list and plan for my back pack.  My exciting new project in my quest for a Mandalorian suit.

First, I give you the plan:


Now, the PVC sizes are approximate and may change as I start the build.  But this is what I have planned to start.  The additions will most likely be sintra strips.  But like everyone knows, plans can and may change.

Secondly, I have plans to make the back pack semi working.  The plan is to incorporate a fan into the back pack and have it blow cool air into the helmet using #1.  Also, if you notice above #8, there is another small box as well as another hose.  (Sorry, didn't have a # added to this one.)  The plan for that one is to have it be the power for the voice box.  That is, if I have one.  But it will open so I can add it at a later date if need be.  Also, if you look at the picture below, you'll see what looks like a speaker box.  If I make the armor similar to the McQuarrie Concept Fett, I may use this as the speaker.  



The rest of the back pack will be mainly cosmetic and aesthetic.  Though it is possible I may decide to also incorporate a water bladder into it as well.  (Just thought of that as I was typing this.) :)

So, that's where I'm at.  Still at the planning, but moving ever forward.  Input would be appreciated if someone feels the need.

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2011, 10:16 PM »
It's a tiny, tiny piece of input, but I think the bottom horizontal tube should be 3" not 2". It appears to me to be half the width of the piece you said to be 6".

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #9 on: Jan 26, 2011, 10:24 PM »
Seems you do have it well thought out for your shopping list.  I can't wait to see what you come up with for the fans to push air into your helmet.  Some others have had that type of concept but I have yet to see anyone actually do it.  I hope it works out for you!  Good luck!!   ;D

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2011, 10:39 PM »
Watching with great interest  ;)

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 2011, 10:42 PM »
It's a tiny, tiny piece of input, but I think the bottom horizontal tube should be 3" not 2". It appears to me to be half the width of the piece you said to be 6".

That's the kind of input I need.  A second or... many eyes never hurt. 

As for pushing the air...  I've got a few ideas rattling, but gonna wait until I have the parts.

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #12 on: Jan 27, 2011, 07:00 AM »
Watching with great interest  ;)

Ditto!

Although, I would suggest looking at your plan again. It looks like you have #3 and #5 pointing to the same thing. You probably could do that with the 5in pipe and an end cap. Other than that, it looks like you've got it pretty well in hand.

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #13 on: Jan 27, 2011, 08:47 PM »
3's arrow should be pointing to the part between 2 and 5... But I see what you are saying.

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Re: I Hate Backpacks
« Reply #14 on: Jan 27, 2011, 11:40 PM »
You've just helped me figure out the missing pieces to my Orbital Drop Mando's THANKS. I'm gonna be watching this.

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