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Road Block Pack 1 Build

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Hello Troopers,

While I patiently wait to be notified that my amour has been shipped from WTF, I have been researching and gathering parts required for my pack #1 build. Now for starters I am aiming my build around one of the black pauldron troopers in the road block scene so help is always appreciated. Here is a breakdown of what I have and plan on using for this build;

Karrimor Frame - EvilBay

Seed Trays - RWA

Syphon - RWA

TD Panel and end caps - RWA

Plunger cap - EvilBay

Radio - Sandie Comms (Thanks HAVO)

Bee Stinger - Lion Star Hunter Cooler Canteen(Thanks m4vrick)

Radar Dish (Vintage Tupperware #875 inner seal) - EvilBay

2 - 5" Universal backer pad for the back of the radar dish and 1 for the top of the bottle - ACE Hardware

1 - 4.5" Plastic polish backing disc pad for the top of the bottle - EvilBay

Bottle - Shampoo bottle from Wallymart

Tool Box - Original Brexton sandwich box - Tosche Traders

Filter Looking Box - Scratch build using various pieces

Lab Pipe - Scratch build using various pieces

Mortar Tube - 2.5" clear pipe

 

 

Here are some pictures that I found displaying different angles of this pack which I will be using as a reference for my build;

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For starters if you look at the side profile of this pack you will notice the top of the lower seed tray sticks out away from the actual frame. I believe I figured out a way to replicate this by simply just reinstalling the lower bar on the Karrimor up 4 1/4" from where it originally sat on the frame. I am currently still trying to figure what would be my best solution on securing the bottom portion of the lower seed tray to the frame, I might simply use screws or MacGyver a couple of zip tie's to fasten the two bottom corners of the seed tray directly to the frame.

 

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Tool Box

While researching this part I have noticed in different screen shots that the box used resembles the same Brexton box that is used on the pack 3, I might be wrong but I have highlighted the areas that stood out to me. Let me know what you guys think?

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Bottle with Saucer Plate

As for the bottle I used a shampoo bottle and followed Striders technique to cut the bottle down to the size I thought was best.  For the saucer looking top I used 2 style of backer plates and glued them together and I will use a toggle bolt to secure the backer plates to the bottle. Once I get the proper fasteners to mount the bottle to the seed tray I will seal the joint on the bottle and get it ready for paint.

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FILTER TYPE BOX

Today I finished putting together the filter box that I have been working on for a while now. I using a 7"x4"x2" project box which I picked up from one of the local electronics stores and I cut it down to size of 6"x4"x1 1/4". For the inside of the box which resembles some sort of filter,  I picked up from Home Depot 1 - 3/8"x5' PEX Pipe for around $2 and I cut it down to 10 - 6" pieces. For the inside and backing/mounting of the filter box I just traced and cut out a 3/4" MDF board which I had laying around from another project. Once it was all ready to be assembled I simply hot glued all of the pieces together. 

Here is the link for the Hammond Project Box that I used; https://www.hammfg.com/part/1591ESBK

Here is the link for the 3/8" PEX Pipe that I used: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.38-inch-x-5-feet-white-pex-pipe.1001012279.html

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Cut the front face of filter box and leave 10mm of overlap. I used painters tape as my cutting guide and a dremel cutting tool to make my cuts.

 

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Cut depth of the filter box to around 1 1/4".

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I removed around 1" on the center of both sides of the box, I though the best height for this would be around 6". Since the old mounting post holes for the cover plate was no longer required I removed them also using a dremel cutting tool. Removing them will also allow room for the pieces of PEX pipe. Once all of my cuts were ready I secured the box back together with some scrap pieces of plastic and later sealed the seam using JB Weld.

 

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10 pieces of PEX pipe cut down to around 6".

 

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Trace and cut 3/4" MDF for inside and backing of filter box.

 

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JB Weld cut seam.

 

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Sand it all down.

 

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Place the PEX pipe inside of the cover of the filter box and add hot glue to the cut out 3/4" MDF board.

 

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Add more hot glue around the back of the filter box.

 

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All ready for primer and paint.

 

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Great attention to details, I really like what you’re doing! 

Watching with great interest! Keep up the good work!    :duim:

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2 hours ago, RoCKo said:

Great attention to details, I really like what you’re doing! 

Watching with great interest! Keep up the good work!    :duim:

Thank you Roger.

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Great details.. i did count how many pipes should be in. Yours should be about right. Watching with interest....

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THIS is awesome! Love seeing very detailed builds. Troopers helping troopers! 

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Hope everyone is doing well...the last few days I have been working on a frame detail I noticed this pack has similar to the pack 3, the red material I assume is called a lower lumbar support strap. Unfortunately since my frame came with the brown strap I decided to easily make my own using red ripstop fabric, 2 1/8" x 3/4" x 4" metal flat bar and a shoe string. Here are some pictures if anyone is interested in making their own.

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Here is a quick peek of what it looks like up to date, keep in mind the filter, bottle and tool box are not secured to the seed tray as of yet.

 

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LAB PIPE

The next thing that I worked on was the lab pipe using 1" electrical PVC conduit cut down to 13.5" and a couple of irrigation fittings.

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 Cut the 1" PVC pipe down to 13.5" and use a rubber mallet to hammer the ends into the pipe.

 

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For the top of the pipe don't hammer the end piece all the way down as shown below.

 

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For the bottom hammer the end piece until all of the threads are no longer showing and cut the end cap off.

 

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I temporarily used a couple of zip ties to hold the pipe in place, I will more than likely secure it with a couple of screws.

 

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Yeah, you don’t cease to amaze us! 

 

I always disliked this specific backpack design but your build makes me try that one too!      :pint1:

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Looking very good, glad you left the endcap complete on the upper side, you got it perfectly right, nice work! :duim:

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1 hour ago, RoCKo said:

Yeah, you don’t cease to amaze us! 

 

I always disliked this specific backpack design but your build makes me try that one too!      :pint1:

Thanks Roger, my OCD kicks in when it comes to things like this. I loved this pack due to it's compact size and I wanted the challenge.

 

17 minutes ago, Hausi said:

Looking very good, glad you left the endcap complete on the upper side, you got it perfectly right, nice work! :duim:

Thanks Urs, glad to know that I am on the right track with the details. 

 

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My karrimor came with brown straps so I used Rit DyeMore to change them to black. The process was really easy to follow and I am extremely happy with the end result.

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38 minutes ago, 519 Trooper said:

My karrimor came with brown straps so I used Rit DyeMore to change them to black. The process was really easy to follow and I am extremely happy with the end result.

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Nice! I need to do the same, my straps are still green

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2 minutes ago, henselmonster said:

Nice! I need to do the same, my straps are still green

Highly recommend it, worked like a charm.

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Wow, looks like they've always been black, nicely done, keep us posted on how the colour is holding up. 

I have only spraypainted mine... :sweat:

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27 minutes ago, Hausi said:

Wow, looks like they've always been black, nicely done, keep us posted on how the colour is holding up. 

I have only spraypainted mine... :sweat:

Will do.

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SONIX RADIO BUILD - Sandie Comms

I was able to find some time this weekend and continue to work on my Sandie Comms radio that I started back in January, this is the one piece on the pack that I am enjoying the most to put together.

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I added a couple of 1/8" x 1" screws to each strap handle, this will allow me to easily secure them to the side of the radio once I add the pleather surround. First I cut the heads off of each of the 4 screw and then I dremeled a couple of mounting holes on the back of each handle and secured them in place with JB Weld epoxy.

 

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Once the epoxy dried I just sanded the backing to keep everything all clean.

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Handy idea with the strap handles, I just glued mine to the radio. I think your way is better.

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Yep, great idea!

But since your build is so accurate I highly recommend going for a accurate radio build also!

I don’t know if Woodman still sells his but I’m sure @GodOfLibrawould love to help you out with his amazing radios!

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7 hours ago, RoCKo said:

Yep, great idea!

But since your build is so accurate I highly recommend going for a accurate radio build also!

I don’t know if Woodman still sells his but I’m sure @GodOfLibrawould love to help you out with his amazing radios!

Your right, I have been contemplating that for a while and I decided to pull the trigger and placed an order today. 

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Just to clarify this, the Sandiecomms radio is SWAT clearable as well, you don't necessarily need to upgrade. All of the above mentioned are great replicas. 

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On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 6:55 AM, Hausi said:

Just to clarify this, the Sandiecomms radio is SWAT clearable as well, you don't necessarily need to upgrade. All of the above mentioned are great replicas. 

I couldn't agree with you more, I will keep the Sandie radio for another project.

 

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