Pred Backpack from scratch WIP

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oneuglymf

New Member
So I recently bought a storage ottoman and when it was delivered it had some great carveable foam in it, so I set to work. I loosely eyed up how I wanted the shape, and began with a wiltshire stay sharp, carving a general shape.

then I kind wrapped the hell out of it in heavy packing paper and packing tape, so it would hold its form. Then I eyeballed out the "Fins" and cut them from the yoga mat. Nice and pliable.


sorry for the cruddy blackberry pics.


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so far so good. Gonna detail the hell out of it of course, so please don't judge its humble beginnings too harshly. This is my first attempt at a backpack and I think the general idea came out alright.
 

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Kithunter

Well-Known Member
mind if i judge?...i think you've got something there to work with....lightweight and durable and best of all it cost almost nothing to produce.

you stand judged, you one ugly mother f....what?...it's his screen name :)

am
 

xdmray

Well-Known Member
if i may. i like that you did the flaps with foamies. you might want to continue that and "plate" the whole thing in foamies. basically veneer it. it will give it a smoother finnish more like metal. great work though putting it together, you wont get tired with that on your back!
 

oneuglymf

New Member
if i may. i like that you did the flaps with foamies. you might want to continue that and "plate" the whole thing in foamies. basically veneer it. it will give it a smoother finish more like metal. great work though putting it together, you wont get tired with that on your back!


Thanks everyone. I agree, adding more foamies will look better. I'm using reference pics to try and match the armors contours and shape better. this is just the rough base framework for it so far. any suggestions, resources, or constructive criticisim is welcomed.
 

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Bovine13

New Member
I agree with Xdmray...add more foamies and cover it completely. Layers of foamies with relief cuts will give it depth and detail. I think you on a good track though.
 

oneuglymf

New Member
took off the original fins, and fortified underneath with cardboard, added new fins. More foam added, and some electronic components and plastic bits from here and there. Its getting there slowly but surely. Next is trying to figure out a stable spot to mount the plasma cannon.

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xdmray

Well-Known Member
nice, once you paint that i think you will be a lot happier with the look. and adding greeblies always steps up the look! GJ
 

oneuglymf

New Member
Thanks guys. I agree about the paint. A few more spots to fill in and then I will let my friend have at it. as far as ataching it to myself, I hadn't thought that far. I've no where to put any straps or anyting as I didn't leave any openings or holes to do so. Cart before the horse eh? I'll have to figure something out. Maybe buy a cheapy backpack at walmart just for the straps and somehow glue it on there. ahhh I'll think of something.
 

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xdmray

Well-Known Member
try to find a place that sells webbing by itself like a camping store. it will be cheaper and wont be puffy backpack straps. plus you can usually buy the buckles as well.

or a climbing store might have loose webbing but that might be more expensive.
 

TweiKarikna

New Member
Im using this technique myself for my pack, which im leaving hollow to toss my camel bak inside of. oh sweet water how us costumers need you so.......
 

oneuglymf

New Member
Update.

Had some extra rubies armour and "Deluxe" hands with gauntlets, which I cut up and cannibalized to add to the backpack. Mainly i used it to cover unsigtly areas of the foam. Tried to make some pred symbols, but they don't look the best IMO. I think I might try those bits again.

anyways, enjoy the pics

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