AVP Backpack from scratch

Jon

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

reaver

Unblooded
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.
 

Atlantian

Blooded
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?
 

philly blunt

Blooded
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)

I created the fin portions, heated them by boiling and wrapped them around when I liked the shape I hot glued them on

Next I began cutting out the flat panels out of layeres of Sintra and built them up and assembled them

Then I started to assemble all the pieces I had created and fitting new pieces in as needed

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
what size pvc pipe is that?
 
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eaglewood

Hunter
I stayed up until 5am doing the weathering and working on the paint up on my shins from Mr Fett.
Any way the beast is completed

As always your comments are always welcome

thanks

VinMan
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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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nicothehunt

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

Dreadtek

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

sevenstar75

Hunter
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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sevenstar75

Hunter
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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