Iggy

Iggy's Fieldpack Build

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Hello MEPD!

I am working my way towards a Sandtrooper :td: . I have an Anovos kit I picked up from someone else who decided they didn't want to start their build. I have so far build the whole suit up (rivets, screws, snaps and all) and have not yet started the weathering. I want to make sure I get the right parts weathered in the right places. 

 

I have a white pauldron with the sew lines, but I am looking to emulate the alley sergeant here:

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Meaning 2 small spanish pouches and Pack Number 1.

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Sneak into the armor build: 

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Anywho... I figured I would build up a few packs to at least meet P.O. Requirements until I can get more accurate and build a SWAT Level Pack.

Honestly I haven't found many posts on Pack Number 1's filter/vent thing upper left so I haven't ordered anything for that at this time.

I bent my 1/2" PVC to 150 degrees.

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Then I decided, lets bend more...

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Then cut to size. Next to some seed trays I picked up. (I can modify these as necessary, but I have seen these work in other builds here).

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I will be using 1/2" CPVC fittings to give the correct curves in the right places

I really like the look of the original Karrimor packs with the upper slight bend in them, so to do that I added a 1/2" CPVC Tee and 1/2" CPVC Cap. I also bend a piece of my 1/2" PVC to go in between. I also wanted to match the cut off look of the pack instead of just a curved upper portion. 

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The 1/2" CPVC fittings match really well with the 1/2" PVC pipe. To fit them together I used 1/2" CPVC pipe. I had to heat up the PVC in order to squeeze the CPVC inside (it is just a hair too big, but fits once heated).

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I will be using 90 Elbows and 45 degree fittings to match the shape of the bottom part of the frame.

In the meantime I started printing away at the Radio and other accessories.

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Until I ran out of filament. I did get the top face of the radio, bottom face of the radio, 2 sets of the strap brackets, the upper portion of the siphon, but only part way through the bottom part of the siphon).

 

 

 

 

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Hi, Reese. There's nothing wrong with the direction you're going for your pack but if you're going to print the more accurate radio, you might want to considering going  with the karrimor frame. You'll find out pretty quick that with the discovery of the Sonix radio dimensions that everything else needed to scale up. Those seed trays and frame will be too small. 

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On 8/10/2017 at 10:07 AM, Airborne Trooper said:

Hi, Reese. There's nothing wrong with the direction you're going for your pack but if you're going to print the more accurate radio, you might want to considering going  with the karrimor frame. You'll find out pretty quick that with the discovery of the Sonix radio dimensions that everything else needed to scale up. Those seed trays and frame will be too small. 

These would at least go for Police Officer correct?

 

Is there a thread here with dimensions? I see mention of threads, but all of the pictures are photobucket and almost all of the links are broken. The text I have ready hasn't really explained the exact dimensions other than the karrimor frame is 3/4" diameter aluminum tubing, which the 1/2" PVC is actually right there at 3/4" outside diameter., so I have based my frame starting with the correct size tubing.

Maybe we can compile an exact dimension of known parts thread. Lots of bits are strewn about.. Many forums are like this though, so I have been searching quite a bit for the different parts.

Where can one find the accurate sonic radio files? I have found some on thingiverse that are linked in the 3D print thread here. The sides don't have the milled upward lines though I have noticed.

Here is my newly created frame using the looks of the Karrimor:

36367793371_2732856828.jpgUntitled by Iggy, on Flickr

 

On another note, I purchased some wet ones for the packs and some tupperware pudding cups for the tops. :)

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Check out strider's thread on building from found parts. You can still click on the photobucket placeholder and it'll take you to the actual picture I believe. 

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Yeah. I no longer click on people's photobucket links. Half the time I get the picture. Half the time I get 10 pop up ads and the iphone tries to kill the pages, etc. Not fun. And I still have my photobucket account, but stopped using it as well.

 

Strider's is one of the pages I have been following for building this one. 

 

 

On another note, just submitted my Sandtrooper for basic approval. I have weathered in same style as the Docking Bay no pauldron V2 trooper, just need to lighten some of my fullers earth because the clearcoat made it much darker than I was wanting.

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On 14.8.2017 at 11:04 PM, Airborne Trooper said:

Check out strider's thread on building from found parts. You can still click on the photobucket placeholder and it'll take you to the actual picture I believe. 

I've just fixed the pics in the pack build with original parts and the grey-blue color thread :duim:

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3 hours ago, Strider said:

I've just fixed the pics in the pack build with original parts and the grey-blue color thread :duim:

YESSS!!

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