My background in costume construction has only been TK armor with the 501st. I had a blast putting it together and shimming it to fit myself. This project, of course, seems more involved but I'm up for the challenge. As of now my questions really revolve around price per quality and the time allotted that would need to build from start to a completed working pack with lights and sound.
I've been on these forums for years ever since I joined the 501st back in 2004. I guess getting the pack together is more of a puzzle that can be constructed in whatever order you like. However, the daunting part for me is the electronics and the best way to mount and troubleshoot lighting and sound issues. Obviously, the soundboard and hardware from here have been hard to come by as I would like to give back to this community. Unfortunately, I may have to find another vendor for those bits. Part of that 'puzzle' of constructing the pack, what are the best ways to incorporate those electronics while putting the pack together but still have access to them if there needs to be repairs or replacements of any kind? I'm having trouble with visualizing this part of the project which really has held me up on purchasing anything from the start.
I've been fumbling on how to ask for opinions on this stuff for a while, but with only 5 months to go, I thought I should just try to get a response from anyone that is willing to offer their suggestions and opinions.
Thanks in advance!