Hello, is there anyone out there? Phase Three
Well, my quest to create my own motherboard for the Rubie's/Spirit Pack was a little harder than I thought. Living in a rural area I couldn't obtain the MDF I needed to use for my pack. I had seen a pre-cut MDF motherboard on eBay but it was very expensive... but thanks to an eBay coupon that popped up I was able to get it down to a price I could live with.
I was going to go with a larger cut, more like the movie boards that stick out a bit wider than the pack shell, but for this 80% pack I actually like the way this board fits inside the shell. I utilize Doug's(GhostLab42)
A.L.I.C.E. frame mounting hardware so I had to measure and cut out a little rectangle for the middle mount, but after that I threw on a few coats of paint and it was done.
While I was pulling the frame off to begin this mod, I noticed the foam neck pad started to tear where the straps are mounted, so I decided to wrap them in tape. I'm not sure if I'm liking it too much, so I might pull it off and try a different kind of foam padding.
So much better than that flimsy cardboard/cloth motherboard the thing came with. I was finally able to put the "Danger" sticker on the back which I feel really finishes it off.
For now, I think I'm done. I'm pretty happy with the way it looks now, and I think I will wrangle my efforts into creating a true full size replica.