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Here's where I'm at on my backpack build: 

 

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That's two years of sitting in a box in my workshop worth of weathering. I can't really take credit for this much of the progress, as it was assembled when I purchased my kit a couple of years ago. I will have to finish it, though. 

 

I've never read anything that requires backpack strapping to be a certain way, and I'm unsure of what to do there. 

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Looks good. Some pieces need to be repositioned but looks good.

As for strapping, there is no requirement so whatever works for you or what you find comfortable. I found and old backpack at a local thrift store, cut the straps and used them on mine. They work pretty good and I can go about 2 hours before I start to feel the pack weight.

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Oh, good. I've got some memory foam I can shear up and wrap in black canvas or vinyl. That'll be nice. Thanks for the info. 

 

I will look harder at reference photos for this pack, in the interim. 

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Yeah! Looks nice already. Just need to position correctly some parts. 

And as for the straps, I too used an old backpack's straps. The one thing that I really like and helps me keep the load off my shoulders is the across chest strap. That I wear under the chestplate. Lots of help to carry the heavy pack!

 

Saludos.

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Near as I can tell, my exhaust port is crooked (turns out it was just loose and needed a little tightening), but that's all I see as being out of position. What else?

 

Im missing the stinger tail, and a laboratory pipe. What else? 

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Missing the two rectangular shapes on the top of the toilet siphon 

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Came up with this for the stinger tail. A pill bottle cap, a vape juice cap (I cut the top off of the eye-dropper bulb to give the pen something to adhere to) and a pen. A little bondo to smooth out the rough edges, build up a more curved slope toward the antenna, a little paint, and it'll be ready to mount. 

 

 

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I used a kitchen sink wand hose i picked up at Lowes and inserted a wooden dowel 

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