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  1. I decided to start a build thread here. After waiting two weeks and watching the tracking number go from Texas to Florida back to Texas and then back to Florida I finally received my Alice pack. Here are some comparisons photos between the medium that I already had in the large. The frame is pretty much the same. Medium on the right. I almost tried to fudge it and use the medium pack that I had but the details are just too different. I'm glad I ordered the large pack. I was surprised to see that US is missing from the large pack. Luckily it came with the correct shoulder straps.
  2. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    Just like a Jedi to stab you in the back, pack.
  3. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    I forgot to mention, the straps that hold the bedroll on did not take to ether type of bye. I took a lighter to one of the ends and it melted together like plastic so I think I'll try again when I re-dye the alice pack. If after I'm still not happy I'll eventually buy new straps.
  4. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    I took it out for a troop yesterday, I'm just waiting to get the pictures back to post them here. A few things I learned: Even after cutting the extra plastic off its still a little heavier than my HWT pack. When I did my test fit before the troop I was worried this would be a problem. Fortunately I didn't really nothing during the troop. I was really pleased with how the backpack preformed. I did have to duck a little going through door, kinda felt like a limbo party every time, but in armor. At this even there was an area under the main building that had a low clearance that I couldn't really enter. It was later explained that my antenna was about 4 inches too high and I would have been scraping the ceiling the hole time. But honestly, how often does that kind of situation arise. The other this is the pack is harder to get on and off than my HWT pack. I can do it on my own but the chance is mich higher that I was damage my shoulder bells or the conection straps. Luckily, I don't think I have ever trooped alone and most likely never will so there is always someone to help me. Another thing I did was rum an elastic strip from the chest to the sholder bell, as the backpack pushes the shoulder bells too far apart. This worked well for appearance but it limits my arm motion a bit. I have also decided to dye the alice pack to make it darker. I'm happy with the brown as it looks a lot like the hot toys figure, but it really should be a little more movie accurate. Hopefully I'll get to it next week. My fear is that after, it will be all black and I will loose that brown all together. Maybe by leaving it in the dye for a shorter amount of time I can achieve this. Another thing is my rubber antenna cord. First off I think it's just a little too thick. I may try to look for a thinner one. I know it looks fat next to the inaccurate rod but still. The other thing is (and I'd be curious to know if anyone else has had this problem) because the cord is rubber it has started to turn grey. I was thinking maybe some tier cleaner to make it not so dried out. I'm open to suggestions.
  5. Yosh's Build

    So this started foe me when I got the 1/6 scale hot toys fig and just fell in love. I thought (and still do) that this pack is just the coolest. I debated for a little bit on making the crystal patrol pack but then decided to stay with my first love. I started out pulling measurements from the fig and making a moc up with cardboard just to get an idea of size. I hope everyone can see the photos. I knew the parts the attached the antenna would need to be solid so I made the out of 1/2 plywood. Again sizing up my parts
  6. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    Please remember this is still a wip This is weird, in all the photos the alice pack looks much more of that original green than in real life. I darkened up the bottom photo ti give you a better idea of the color. Also, I was working with some plaster and I flung a little bit on it to give a dirty look. The straps are from the Swedish backpack and did not take to the poly iDiy so I just have them tied on for now. I'l try a natural diy this weekend. What can Brown do for you
  7. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    This shows what I cut off of the sides. I also sprayed it with some dark grey to knock that green back a little. I just used an orange spray paint I had lying around to try to get a decent effect. I did tape it off and was hoping for a more squared look but that's ok. Hard to tell from the picture but I sanded down the hook so that it sits a little more downward. I wanted more of a hanging effect. I started on the bedroll. To get an even look I glued together some foam and used a ban saw to round over the edges some.
  8. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    I'm sorry everyone, but I just couldn't justify spending $40-60 on a fishing rod that I'm just going to cut and use a third of. So I went to Walmart and pick up this 6' rod for $10 I had some of this aluminum wire lying around that I feed through the rubber tubing to help give it more of an even spiral and to help it hold its shape. I think it came out pretty well. Not the most accurate but that's OK with me for now. After you guys see what I did to my Alice pack, you'll know I'm not all that worried about an inaccurate antenna. Maybe one day I'll upgrade.
  9. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    This is where I lose the purist. I noticed that the ammo box had a little bit of wight to it so I started cutting off un-needed plastic. I actually cut more off the side, I'll take a picture and show it later. I thought "why not" I have the other half to replace it if it doesn't work.
  10. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    I cut off the old timey clips from the Swedish backpack. I hit everything with some aluminum black to knock the shin down and sanded them to give them a great used look
  11. Yosh's Hot Toys Build

    I got my frame and ammo case. Like I posted before, one of the clips that hold the bedroll on came in smaller as the others. I decided to go ahead and use it though.
  12. Writing the R1 TD CRL

    Forgot to follow up. Approved with no problems. GML said "You're good to go with your R1 Sandtrooper (especially considering you're the CRL model!)" LOL
  13. 82 dollars for half a fishing rod is so hard for me to justify at the moment. I expected to find a cheap replacement but I had no idea fishing rods were so expensive. Thanks for sharing David
  14. I'm just so proud, I wanted to post up here as well. Big thanks to Krookknight for sending me some of the 3d printed parts. And yes, I did flip the top boxes to be the right way. More pictures of me wearing it to come.
  15. Yosh's Field Pack

    I got the buckles in and one of them is smaller than the others. Personally, I like the smaller one better. I thought about complaining to the supplier and trying to get more small ones but in the end decided to just use what they sent me. What do you guys think?
  16. Yosh's Field Pack

    Thanks, I might just do that. You think I should boil the water on the stove top then pour it in the washing machine?
  17. I'm building one as well. Looking forward to seeing this build and get some tips for mine
  18. Yosh's Field Pack

    I just love Rogue One so much I decided to make the other pack as well. Parts - I've got the frame, ammo box and the cord that runs up the antenna. I have a medium LC-1 alice pack and I was hoping it would work, but I'm looking at the differences and there are just too many for me to be happy. So I ordered the large LC-2 with what should be the correct straps. I still need the fishing rod, I think I'm going to try to find someone in the stores here, it won't be screen accurate but I really don't want to order from the UK and wait two weeks for it. I've ordered yhe idye poly in brown and black. I don' have a big enough pot to heat up the water in, so I'll have to get something for that. I've got some foam for inside the bag, but I'll need more. I messaged for the hook greeble so I should have that ordered soon as well. The bed shouldn't be too hard to make. Finding the right fabric and dyeing it may be difficult. I'm hoping to be able to accomplish the orange on the sholder with the spray paint I already have.
  19. Yosh's Build

    A few people have pointed out that the pauldron is inaccurate. The conection pieces should be attached underneath and have white material on them. I cut them off I decided to go with a thinker fabric (probably has a name but I don't know it) so that it wouldn't fray and I count just glue it down and not worry about sewing through the think leather. Also decided that instead of trying to patch the holes I would sew along the line and make it long, hopefully making it look intentional. I used the original holes for the rivets. And after a little weathering looks somewhat like it should.
  20. When I do a search for the fishing rod all I get is .uk sites. Even when I search for the NGT 12ft float master alternative all I see is .uk. Any alternatives for the us? Also, is the bedroll still undetermined? I don't see any info for it. Side note, this is so cool! Great work and detail! I saw this over on FIST and at the time thought 'some day' Now I'm ready!
  21. Writing the R1 TD CRL

    Lol! Photos submitted to the FL GML
  22. Yosh's Field Pack

    So I just wanted to show off. This is how it breaks down for easy transport. This is a size comparison to my Heavy Weapons Trooper pack. It's a little smaller. Weighs about 10 pounds which is not bad. I think I can get it even litter by replacing some of the wood parts with foam.
  23. Yosh's Build

    So I just wanted to show off. This is how it breaks down for easy transport. This is a size comparison to my Heavy Weapons Trooper pack. It's a little smaller. Weighs about 10 pounds which is not bad. I think I can get it even litter by replacing some of the wood parts with foam.
  24. Yosh's Build

    I noticed as well. I wish they had attached it to the bottom and not the top like a regular pauldron. I've debated glueing a piece of white fabric to it