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By LandoSystem
#4882362
Lights are possible. I'm doing that now.
You could add a motherboard and some kind of alice-style frame to hold a speaker and battery.
This is roughly 80% scale. I recently made an 80% scale pack and this looks very close to that.
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By njmar
#4882444
Lights are possible. I'm doing that now.
You could add a motherboard and some kind of alice-style frame to hold a speaker and battery.
This is roughly 80% scale. I recently made an 80% scale pack and this looks very close to that.
Mine arrived today. Small but should be great on my three year old. Any ideas on lights? I found this but seems a little small for the cyclotron https://www.amazon.com/LED-Clip-Blinky- ... l_huc_item and this looks a little large. Thanks for any suggestions!
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By Kingpin
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#4882483
Lights are possible. I'm doing that now.
You could add a motherboard and some kind of alice-style frame to hold a speaker and battery.
This is roughly 80% scale. I recently made an 80% scale pack and this looks very close to that.
Mine arrived today. Small but should be great on my three year old. Any ideas on lights? I found this but seems a little small for the cyclotron https://www.amazon.com/LED-Clip-Blinky- ... l_huc_item and this looks a little large. Thanks for any suggestions!
The light bit itself might be on the small side, but you might be able to fix it in place with a layer of coloured acrylic.
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By LandoSystem
#4882541
Lights are possible. I'm doing that now.
You could add a motherboard and some kind of alice-style frame to hold a speaker and battery.
This is roughly 80% scale. I recently made an 80% scale pack and this looks very close to that.
Mine arrived today. Small but should be great on my three year old. Any ideas on lights? I found this but seems a little small for the cyclotron https://www.amazon.com/LED-Clip-Blinky- ... l_huc_item and this looks a little large. Thanks for any suggestions!
Since the pack is so squishy and flexible, I'm a little afraid that things like lenses will have a habit of popping out when it's worn.
I put some hot glue where the cyclotron lights are to act as a diffuser and it has kind of worked. It's not as smooth and even as a lens but it looks alright. Once I find a way to tint them red I'll post some pics.
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By J-place
#4882690
I've been cutting out the foam from the back and using dollar store food storage containers to fill the void and hold the lights, speaker, and etc. I did make a mother board for it and chose to keep the hooks built into the pack as an attachment point to the motherboard.
By TheWug102
#4882770
Can someone post pics of what they've been doing to modify this pack? I bought one and am currently taking some measurements to make more decals for it and am debating (since I lack the electrical knowledge needed) on whether or not I want to cut this apart and start trying to light it or if I should just be happy with reflective vinyl.
By TheWug102
#4882812
I took pictures and measurements and scaled down the decals you can find on this site and printed it them out. I work at a sign company so I have access to vinyl plotters and printers. The ribbon cable is a banner I printed on both sides and the areas where there should be lights I used reflective vinyl so it will glow when hit with a camera flash, I did the same for the gun barrel and the top vents. I also just bought some straps for an alice pack and replaced the crabby ones it came with.
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By ghostengineer
#4882815
That work looks amazing. Thanks for sharing that pic with us. I have a full size scale pack I made years ago which looks amazing but with back problems stemming from a broken back 2 years ago I don't see wearing it any time soon. I did order one of these with the hope of going out this Halloween and now seeing the work that can be done, a nice hero pack will be a great addition. After all, weren't the hero packs in the movies made of foam? I'm sure they were closer to scale, but still ..
By njmar
#4884183
I took pictures and measurements and scaled down the decals you can find on this site and printed it them out. I work at a sign company so I have access to vinyl plotters and printers. The ribbon cable is a banner I printed on both sides and the areas where there should be lights I used reflective vinyl so it will glow when hit with a camera flash, I did the same for the gun barrel and the top vents. I also just bought some straps for an alice pack and replaced the crabby ones it came with.
That looks great! Could you post a pic of the back where you mounted the new ALICE straps? Thanks!
By GabOchoa
Supporting Member
#4884213
Here's mine.
The color printer at Office Max is broken but once it's fixed I'll add labels.
There are Alice shoulder straps but they aren't visible here.
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Very nice! how did you add the lights to the pack?

I had to go with the reflective tape option:

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By ccv66
#4884225
Straps are unimpressive, similar to the kenner rgb packa from the 80s. Would have loved this as a kid.
I had low expectations. Looks pretty good and doesnt take much to improve it. Its small but super light. If i had to pick a pack to where for several hours at party with people bumping into me all the time.. Id pick this one
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By LandoSystem
#4884279
Here's mine.
The color printer at Office Max is broken but once it's fixed I'll add labels.
There are Alice shoulder straps but they aren't visible here.
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Very nice! how did you add the lights to the pack?

I had to go with the reflective tape option:

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Reflective tape is a good option, especially for the power cell. It's hard to cut it straight and my light kit didn't fit.
The pack lights are extra Heavy Props lights with a 9volt. I just punched a hole through the foam and fed the lights through.
The cyclotron lenses are hot glue tinted with a red sharpie.
The wand is hollow so you can cut it open. The lights are static and home made.
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