Star Wars the Clone Wars Republic Pack WIP (99.1138%) Accurate

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Fierfek, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Fierfek

    Fierfek Sr Member

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    Hey guys,

    As most of you know I've been working on a number of projects and 3D models. So, I decided to revisit the Republic Pack design from the Clone Wars animated series to produce a more screen accurate and fully functional model.
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    Here is a comparison of my original backpack and my new version. It is readily apparent that I have dramatically increased the scale. This was done to reach a closer 1:1 scale, assuming that a clonetrooper is 6ft tall in the series.
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    Even so, it was difficult to find adequate reference pictures that featured good ninety degree angles, though I managed to the best of my abilities to keep it as screen accurate as possible. Still, I tweaked the original design a bit near the top for increased functionality and easier assembly.
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    It is interesting to note that there are at least a couple versions of this model throughout the animated movie and series, with some minor differences. Nonetheless, I aimed to replicate the best features of all the designs.
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    Now, off to the trimming, sanding and filling stage. Stay tuned for more progress.

    Enjoy!
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  2. abaddon1974

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    Re: Star Wars the Clone Wars Republic Pack WIP (99.3%) Accurate

    Nice build, you need to make a baby Hutt to go in it now.

    Craig
     
  3. Contec

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    OOOoooh how cute with that little Hutt baby.
     
  4. MightyTank

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    Looks fantastic!

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  5. FudgeMando

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    Re: Star Wars the Clone Wars Republic Pack WIP (99.3%) Accurate

    Awesome
     
  6. terryr

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    It looks like the outer half could swivel from the bottom over the top and close. I wonder if they meant it that way?
     
  7. CensoredAwe

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    What did you make it out of. Looks amazing! Great job!
     
  8. Fierfek

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    Re: Star Wars the Clone Wars Republic Pack WIP (99.3%) Accurate

    Thanks. You know I was thinking the same thing. Now I have to find myself a Huttlet. I promise I'll post a pic of it when I do indeed find one or a suitable substitue.
     
  9. Fierfek

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    That Huttlet is one of the reasons I decided to make one of these in the first place.
     
  10. Fierfek

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    Thanks. I can't wait to get a coat of paint on it.
     
  11. Fierfek

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    Thanks. I think it will look even better when I get it painted, strapped, and covered with the tarp.
     
  12. Fierfek

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    Re: Star Wars the Clone Wars Republic Pack WIP (99.3%) Accurate

    I don't think that it was designed to function in that fashion, the top is covered by a fabric tarp. After watching hours of the series for reference, I got a pretty good idea of how the pack functions and how the interior design looks. That's an interesting concept though, but I don't think I completely follow your explanation.
     
  13. Fierfek

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    Thanks. It's made of cardstock from the pep file I modeled and has been fiberglassed.
     
  14. Spade

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    That looks amazing man. I'd love to build it if you ever release the file. i have ideas for the buckles, top cover and straps. You should look at the the bobble bee backpacks.
     
  15. Lucien Kane

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    I am so going to make that... and put my baby in there lol!
     
  16. rosskow

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    why the 0.1862% drop in accuracy target? don't lower your standards already
     
  17. Fierfek

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    Well, I thought I might as well adjust my safety margin in case I can't find a suitable candidate to serve as my Huttlet. Besides the 1138 moniker seems to be a winner anyway.
     
  18. rosskow

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    i have just had to google and read up on that, i didnt know the 1138 running theme, like kevin smith and his number 37
     
  19. Fierfek

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    Thanks. I've checked out those bobble bee backpacks and couldn't find anything in particular of interest about them. What inspired you about the bobble bee design?
     
  20. Fierfek

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    After a couple sanding sessions followed some wet sanding, I have finally got this thing as smooth as a huttlets bottom and probably as equally slimy for the record. I will be primering tomorrow and then will cut the slots for the straps accordingly.
    Although I used a heat gun to fix minor warping, this backpack easily weighs as much as a huttlet alone with all materials considered. Still, it's structure is very durable and can take the beating of CIS forces.

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  21. craden

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    looks great just need a little hutt to sit inside :)
     
  22. Fierfek

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    Thanks, I think I found a suitable candidate. I'll post pics of it in the pack when all is said and done.
     
  23. Fierfek

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    Here's how it's looking after some filler primer.
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  24. Fierfek

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    I hit it with some more filler primer and will now start drawing the slots for the straps on the back.

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  25. wolfsbane

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    Awesome pack!
     
  26. bhodie

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    I have made the smaller one but the larger one looks even better! I look forward to seeing your finished pack.
     
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  27. Fierfek

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    Thanks, I hope to have it painted soon. Still have to make a decal for the front insignia.
     
  28. Fierfek

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    Thanks. The smaller backpack from Dung0beetle's pep file was wanting in screen accuracy, so I had to make a new moreover accurate model.
     
  29. Djymm

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    Looks awesome so far.
     
  30. Fierfek

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    Thanks man, just wait until this baby is painted.
     
  31. Fierfek

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    I got around to cutting the slots for the straps. I had to do without my dremel cutting disks, which have been conveniently misplaced.

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  32. msleeper

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    Looking great!

    Did I miss the pep file for this, or did you not add it to your thread yet?
     
  33. Fierfek

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    Thanks and no I haven't added this pep file to my thread yet. I have edited and plan to edit my model again since version one. I originally had modeled the pack in four sections to build for vacu-forming and decided it might be easier to build if I welded all elements into one piece.
     
  34. Fierfek

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    I got the front painted with a coat of flat enamel to get that animated plasteel look.

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    Here's my huttlet candidate

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    I still have to paint the decal on and add some battle damage.
     
  35. acesh007

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    Looks really good. I was hoping to adding one of these to my clone one of these days.
     
  36. Fierfek

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    Thanks, I'm hoping to add a clone to my bacpack one of these days.:lol
     
  37. Fierfek

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    So, I got the insignia painted on and the small extruded spots on the front. Now, I just have to work on the straps, tarp, and then some weathering to get that battle damaged sooty look.

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  38. Spade

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    well your pack and the bobblebee have the same kind of curves and scope at the bottom. i assumed the over-the-top flap and shoulder straps would be interesting to see on your build.
     
  39. Fierfek

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    I see what you mean now. I like the colour of this bobblebee:


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    I'm still working on the pattern for the tarp and strap padding. Will update soon.
     
  40. Djymm

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    So what did use for cutting?
     
  41. Fierfek

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    Actually I just drilled some holes around the outline of the area I marked and then used a grinding bit to clean up the edges. It wasn't the best way to go about it, but it worked in the end.
     
  42. Fierfek

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    I have finished the straps. Now just have to do the tarp.

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  43. 9Gs

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    Very nice! Love the lines, and the huttlet :p
     
  44. Fierfek

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    Thanks, I think my little huttlet is a winner. I still have to get the right material for the tarp.
     
  45. Xerakon

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    "This thread is worthless without huttlet!" J/King. Very good build and design. Can't wait to see the end!
     
  46. Fierfek

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    Yeah, every thread should have a huttlet.

    Thanks, hopefully I'll be getting back to this soon as time permits. Still have to pick up the appropriate fabric for the tarp. Maybe I'll even make a transparent waterproof covering over the fabric tarp to keep out the rain as well.
     

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