AVP Backpack from scratch

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  1. vinmanmac

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    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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  2. mortenharket

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    Great job vin!
     
  3. thebeastwithin

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    yes , thats wut im talkin bout :lol:
     
  4. PredatrHuntr

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    Bloody awesome!
     
  5. MothMonty

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    Lack of money is the mother of all creation. That is one great looking backpack.
     
  6. pred666pain666

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    :lol: Thats absolutely class!
     
  7. crawjaw

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    Brilliant improvisation and a very clean lined build. Should look even better when painted. Great work.
     
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  8. FZ1

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    That's awesome man! :lol:
     
  9. djgs

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    hey vin

    you are amazing with thats sintra foam, AWESOME job


    djgs
     
  10. Macguyver

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    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 * I need to finally get started on it. Thanks for sharing!

    Do you have any patterns that you could post up?
     
  11. tusky

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    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
     
  12. Uhlakk

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    Very creative!

    Awesome work, dude
     
  13. big bad wolf

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    holy sh#$@ !!!!!!!! wow ! :lol:
     
  14. Usurper

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    love it.

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

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    Lookin Awesome! cant wait to see it finnished :lol:
     
  16. vinmanmac

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    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
     
  17. FZ1

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    That is awesome!
     
  18. DerGrundel

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    Looking great!
     
  19. Ruffkintoy

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    Very nice work!
     
  20. Shaka Zulu

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    Awesome.
     
  21. celtpred

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    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.
     
  22. vinmanmac

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    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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  23. vinmanmac

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    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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  24. thebeastwithin

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  25. djgs

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    bloody hell vin


    thats wicked
     
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