The original parts. Alice frame and welding goggles off Ebay for about $30 for both.
The pack is based off Norm's plans.
My foamboard cuts are not clean and I later found out I did not take into account the width of the board, so in the end my pack was not perfectly spaced.
The gunmount and motherboard are made of 1/4" MDF
I used wood filler to hide the foamboard edges and to fix my uneven cuts. I then primed
Primed and PVC painted
My lighting is bought from superbrightleds.com. They have great products that are prewired and ready for power without having to mess with resistors. Each 3 led piece has red leds
I just used colored plastic folders for the lighting
After the flat black it started looking very good. I used both the $1 black paint and the $5 Kyrlon paint, and I think it is really worth the extra money. I did a first coat of the $1 paint, then coated over it with the $5 paint
Bumper A-La-Norm. I wish I had a real bumper, but I was short on time and it ended up alright in the end.
Ready for stickers
I got the stickers from HProps and got them printed at a shop on sticker paper. I then clear coated. I was a little unhappy with how the clear coat dulled the black and silver (especially the silver, looks more gray now).
Testing the lights. I am using a single 9 volt battery that will later be housed in the gun, but for now was taped to the back of the mobo
My semi-finished pack.
Not bad for 4 weeks (plus I have a newborn so most of my time is with her!)
I decided not to paint the ALICE frame, partly for time, and also because I liked how it looked normal.
Suited up. Also goggles are on. The goggle were quick Norm goggles that took maybe 1 hour to throw together.
The lights worked great, although I wish they blinked. They are superbright though and were cheap (maybe $12 for all of them) and easy to install.
That is it for now. I will be starting on the thrower soon and going to make a very quick trap in time for Halloween.
Things I know are messed up and questions for you guys:
1) All the parts are a little crooked from when I mounted to the mobo. I kind of blindly drilled holes for the L-brackets.
2) The power cell is VERY crooked from attaching the the injectors are too long since I only glued them instead of drilling a hole for them.
3) There are too many brass connectors and are the wrong sizes. Mainly because I just threw a bunch of them in my basket at Home Depot, and that is what I used (Those brass connectors are expensive though!)
4) Do you guys adjust the waist belt for the ALICE pack? In the movie it looks like a very thin belt attached to the frame and mine has a large padded belt. If I use it, it covers up the utility belt.
5) I have not decided if I am going to weather the pack or not. I may just use some silver paint.
6) I know little about batteries, etc. I am using 1 parallel wired 9-volt (with spare handy) to power everything. By the end of the night the lights were dieing. Can I just hook up another 9-volt, at the same time or will that mess things up, or just make it last longer?
My Pack build: http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... f=2&t=7910