AVP Backpack from scratch

Discussion in 'Predator Props' started by vinmanmac, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. AlienKiller13

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    Have you posted templates for this yet?
     
  2. Jon

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    Agreed on the inquiry about the templates! The backpack/medkit is the last thing I need to build. Templates would be great!
     
  3. dboyslade

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    HOLY COW! Now thats a * great job!
     
  4. reaver

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    I'd love to see some templates, as well. But I'd also like to know what that pink filler is that you use. It it the same stuff that is used for body work on cars?

    Oh, and by the way, absolutely awesome work.
     
  5. TokyoRose

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    This is killer man.
    Great work!
     
  6. Atlantian

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    Now I cant wait to start on my backpack, I tried a cardboard one but failed miserably :mad: I made sholder bells from sintra before so this seems a great way to do it. Do you still have your Templates?
     
  7. XtcofPain

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    Thats fantastic. Great job man
     
  8. philly blunt

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    what size pvc pipe is that?
     
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  9. slyknight

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    :D wow speachless that looks amazing. It does pay to look through old threads

    good job Vin
     
  10. eaglewood

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    My friend. That is so totally sick and off the hook. Shows the talent that is here. Hollywood aint got nuthn on the talent here!
    I only hope I can do half as well when I get rolling . Great work

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  11. nicothehunt

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    simply amazing.cant wait to get rolling on my suit you and everyone on here are great inspirations for me.thanks to all.
     
  12. rysjin7717

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    Awesome TUT bra!!!! Ya got some mad skill set!!!
     
  13. johnathonm

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    Love how u did it. Looks great.
     
  14. Shai tan

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    Most accurate AVP Backpack to date! Amazing, and well done!
     
  15. Usurper

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    looks about perfect to me, great job.
     
  16. Air Elmo66

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    Nice work my friend .  Hot detail and paint job fits perfect. Kudos!!!
     
  17. Dreadtek

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    I know that this thread has been dead for a while, but this thing is amazing!  On par with professionally sculpted pieces! 
     
  18. yoshiwa1985

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    Vin. Did you ever get a chance to upload the templates?
     
  19. Rha Grioto

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    woah! this has to be one of the best scratch builds I've ever seen!!!!!!
     
  20. sevenstar75

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    I've decided to dive in and follow this method in making a Backpack for my Fiance's Pred build.

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    Obviously this is in the very early stages. I bought the electrical conduit as VinMan directed, and used that as a basis for scale for everything else.

    I eyeballed his template for the "scales" that go on top of the conduit, drafted it out and cut out three of them and glued them on. Then I started on the base of the backpack. VinMan appeared to have made his out of several layers of Sintra with a balsawood top. I used EVA foam mats instead to save on weight, and topped with one layer of Sintra with the designs cut out.

    Then I fashioned a "bracket" to hold each end of the conduit above the base. That's as far as I've come so far... I'll be working on the sidewalls tonight, and then moving on to the surface details.
     
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  21. sevenstar75

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    So some more progress shots....

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  22. BATIMAN

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    That is looking very impressive :)

    Alex
     
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  23. yoshiwa1985

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    Some updated pix from sevenstar's avp backpack.

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  24. Shai tan

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    Coming along nicely. And my AVP Cannons are a great match for these AVP Backpacks. ;p We have a Vers. 2 UBER AVP Cannon coming soon btw. Lighter suit friendly version. Keep up the great work!
     
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  25. sevenstar75

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    Thanks! I was very conscious when making this of trying to save weight wherever possible. I used foam for far more of it than i had anticipated because of this.

    A HUGE debt of gratitude is owed to VinmanMac for coming out with this to begin with! :)
     

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