AVP Backpack from scratch

vinmanmac

Hunter
Hey Hunters,

I have been Jonesin' for a resin AVP backpack for my suit for sometime but with money tight I decided to bite the bullet and build it from scratch.
Here are the progress shots so far and a sort of chronological order of how the thing is coming together.

First thing I was concerned with and the biggest challenge in my opinion was getting sheet material to conform to the rounded arc of the main body of the backpack.
So I started out with a piece of large electrical conduit made from PVC, (Home Depot or Lowes)
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I created the fin portions, heated them by boiling and wrapped them around when I liked the shape I hot glued them on
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Next I began cutting out the flat panels out of layeres of Sintra and built them up and assembled them
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Then I started to assemble all the pieces I had created and fitting new pieces in as needed

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This is the progress to date. I hope to continue to work as much as I can until I knock it out
I'll try and post some more in the coming days.

Thanks for looking and as always observations and comments are always helpful

VinMan
 
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Macguyver

Blooded
Now that is one of the best scratch-built backpacks I've seen in here to date! GREAT JOB, VIN! :lol:

I've been wanting to do something like this for a few years now and seeing this might just be the kick in the ass I need to finally get started on it. Thanks for sharing!

Do you have any patterns that you could post up?
 

tusky

Hunter
Ha, the Vin man does it again!
Great looking backpack :lol:
Sure wish we had that sintra stuff in NZ, but can't seem to find anybody who knows what the hell i am talking about :lol:

I agree with Mac, please post up your patterns/templates :lol:
Excellent scratch building man
 

Usurper

Veteran Hunter
love it.

who says you need clay to make awesome props. looking forward to seeing it completed and painted up, congrats dude.
 

vinmanmac

Hunter
Man-o-man, Thanks for all the kudos. You guys are too kind!

I will have to tweek them a little but I will be happy to post the templates up
in my AVP template section very soon.

Carry on fellas and ladies! :lol:

VinMan
 

celtpred

Blooded
Vinman, You Rock to take some scrap and make this stuff it's the best feeling in the world.I make r/c model boats and tanks some 6.5feet long from stuff like this but now I can make some Pred armor instead. So keep posting templates and keep up the great work.
Stephen.
 

vinmanmac

Hunter
Here is the progress in the opposite side.
All those crazy organic multilayered rounded shapes are hard to figure out

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All of the pink goo is body filler that turns white when it's ready to sand.

I used multiple layers of it on top of the fins so that when they dry I can use a dremel
and sand paper to form the three dimensional scallop shapes in them.

I am going hard at this weekend and hope to have this thing completed by Sunday.
 
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vinmanmac

Hunter
Ok folks the build is complete here are a few shots
the painting is happening now
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here are a couple of teaser shots of the top coat before weathering
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Thanks for looking.

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