Foamboard Backpack

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ofak

New Member
Basically going off a picture of the P1 backpack, but adding in some of my design. Just building as i go really...I started doing my back pack in foamboard, i wanted something light but strong.
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I made a cardboard template of what i thought looked good, i will be attaching the backpack to a pair of football shoulder pads that will eventually be covered in my mosiac style (foamies) like the bio mask and other armor below.
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I made pieces out of the foam board, each piece is cut into a tongue and groove like pattern to make it stronger.
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I hope you like it, i am surprised on how strong this really is with the tongue and groove! i have to get the proper mounting bolts to attach it too the football pads before starting on the top blades.
 
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Robiwon

Master Member
Gone but not forgotten.
That's a great idea and a good start. I may have try that out on my build. We have a used sporting goods store in town and I could probably get a set cheap.
 

ofak

New Member
I payed $24 for mine, i was shocked when they told me the price, i got it from play it again sports, which is like a used sports equipment place. If you have one near you, you should check it out.
 

Lflank

Well-Known Member
I payed $24 for mine, i was shocked when they told me the price, i got it from play it again sports, which is like a used sports equipment place. If you have one near you, you should check it out.

My first suit used football pads as armor too (it's pictured in my sig). I dressed it up with some pieces I cut from a vinyl car floor mat.

I like the backpack idea. I may give it a try on my next backpack. :)
 

ofak

New Member
Got a little done today, added some inner pieces for strength (only) not cosmetics. And also added some corrugated tubing for looks. Once the glue drys i will start on the fins on the top and mounting the animatronics on the shoulder for the plasma canister.
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djmikeyc

New Member
Looking really good keep it up. I have to start on my backpack soon so this is great for a reference.
 

ofak

New Member
Starting on the fins (if thats what you call them)... I have to say this is the hardest part of this back pack, and im not sure if it is going to have the look i want. Time will tell i guess O:
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ofak

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Well between the busy time with the home life and work i was able to get a little done on the backpack. I will try to describe my vision for what i hope will be finished soon...

I took a basic glow in the dark $1 dollar Halloween mask, and cut little pieces from it that i glued behind some custom alien symbols on the back of the backpack. I wanted the symbols to have kind of a green ghostly appearance.
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After cutting the pieces i realized that type of material has to have some kind of light source exciting the molecules in that material for it to glow.So i am putting together some led"s that will be controlled by a switch to help them stay ghostly :) (pictures in time).

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I have also been trying to blend in the pack to the cannon animatronic box... (been kind of a mind bender)
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Everything is in its rough stage, but after the foamies i think it will look as good as i hope it will in time O:
 
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Double H

New Member
That thing is starting to look awesome my friend, great job.

Thanks for the info on the spikes, nice idea
 

ofak

New Member
Thank you all for the words of encouragement and motivation!
I added some 7000mcd leds to each symbol, when the leds are off, the symbols still glow green with that ghostly look i was hoping for, unfortunately after 9 pictures i took, the camera could not pick it up :mad: , but it looks great in person
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After the foamies, paint and closing in all the corners the light from the leds shouldn't seep through.
 
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Double H

New Member
Wow, loving that. Always been a fan of using LED lighting on the suit. I was looking into adding some to mine behind some symbols like pred yjautia (i can't spell lol) langauge. Also wasn't sure whether to use white or red LED's. Thinking of going with red to match the bomb computer.

Great work. this is reallt helpful in showing how it can be done. Would love to see this in person - bet it looks awesome. It really brings it to life and gives more of a space-age feel. Loving the details on them symbols- really shining through

Well done
 

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