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2 day budget tupperware backpack with usable storage

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Heres my "good enough" pack. i havent the funds for a screen accurate one so i pretty much ziptied tupperware together and came out with this. im 5'9"ish so the cistern and mortar tube are little shorter to be proportionate to my suit. on the inside i have a storage area to hold items i get at comic-con etc. hopefully thisll inspire some other 'financially responsible' troopers you can pretty much make a good looking pack out of anything. the weathering appears a little on the heavy side due to flash. it looks more natural in real life.

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the complete list of parts i used (mostly scraps and things i had already) :

2 rubbermaid shoe storage, as seed trays [available at walmart for like 2 bucks each]

1 hillshire farms container, as medpack or whatever [its the standard container the deli meat comes in]

1 wet ones container [with a drink/food dome top i got from a dessert cup]

1 small cardboard tube i got from aluminum foil/plastic wrap

1 walmart 'stackers' small storage, as radio [has tabs on top n bottom to remove, see pics for more info]

1 milk cap

1 bottom of a clear plastic solo cup

2 beer bottle caps

1 20w portable amp [like a bigger aker which speaker was big and it looked good]

1 bondo container plastic top [comes on the bondo containers]

1 pvc pipe and straight connector [scrap]

4 pvc tubes and elbows for frame, bent with heatgun

1 bondo fiberglass resin container top

1 plastic clear solo cup

1 paper towel roll

2 rolls of webbing for straps

2 backpack buckles

1 gladware container

1 small funnel

1 large walmart 'stackers' container for inner "trunk" shopping storage

piece of an old car air filter i had laying around [in the space near cistern for visual breakup]

2.75inch diameter cardboard tube

1 xbox/dvd case

a bunch of zipties and hot glue

some of the supplies prior to drilling holes and mounting

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pretty much imagine a montage of clips of me drilling, ziptying, hot glue gunning, exacto-knifing played to the theme from Rocky, then i realized theres all this open space i could take advantage of. more cutting

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then i put the trunk in

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this is how little its viewable. painted black cant tell its there. the lid to the radio is secure to the bottom box.

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with the lid on it still doesnt touch the back armor. a great use of space

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the amp allows for microphone talk AND aux for a mp3 player to play the radio chatter loop at the same time, as well as being rechargeable. the volume dial is extended out so i can adjust as i need in/outdoors. genius!

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the total weight is about 6 pounds and if i were to break something its easily replaceable and i wont feel bad :)

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Thatll do troop...., thatll do...... Move along.., move along.... :thumbsup:

Looks good to me Dizz. works in a pinch. I might have to see Dirty Boy for a new pack very soon. I have the filter pack.

If you want dibs on my old one let me know. Might need a little tlc but its all there. :yes:

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Thatll do troop...., thatll do...... Move along.., move along.... :thumbsup:

Looks good to me Dizz. works in a pinch. I might have to see Dirty Boy for a new pack very soon. I have the filter pack.

If you want dibs on my old one let me know. Might need a little tlc but its all there. :yes:

Old one? If Dizzy doesn't want it.. I'd be interested :duim:

PM me!

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its all yours jason, i gotta put some funds away for Anaheim :)

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Gah! I should be doing that too.. :pinch: Depending on the price, a pack might have to wait a bit longer. Sorry Al. :geek:

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Looking quiet good actually. That will do for sure for trooping.

And if you perfect the detailing (paint job) you will end up with a pack that even if not completely accurate, very good addition to your TD.

Reminds me a bit of my first pack...

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Good job!

Saludos.

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until i decide to save up some cash for a screen accurate pack, this forum topic is my bible, definitely a fantastic "on a budget" pack

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Thanks for this guide, really help for a complete newbie!

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