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Templar's HWT Pack Build.

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OK guys here is a brief explanations of my pack build. This is not a detailed "How To" per say it is just a good visual showing how I solved some of the build issues. I will answer any and all questions regarding how I did any part of it if you are interested. Just drop me a PM. Here is a quick overview: 

 

For the base I used an oil pan. Company and item number are shown in the pics. Starps were taken from a $9 Walmart packpack and bolted onto base. Boxes are project boxes from radio shack. I chose them based on best fit from the screengrabs in the HWT thread and the posts from Quartermaster showing his awesome pack builds. Covers were made from sticky back floor tiles from Lowe's at 88 cents each. Used one and a half of those babies! The buttons were furniture end caps from Lowe's and all the boxes were rivited to the base before the covers were put on. Slanted box was hand cut then re assembled. Tube is a handi wipes or bug repelant tube with the face cut out so I could rivet it to base.

 

Pre drilled and test fitted all rivets before painting. Tube was painted, riveted, and piece from another tube was painted black and glued over opening. I think rivets make the overall pack more sturdy. Radio box was two project boxes bolted together then the face was made from floor tiles and painted before applying after riveting boxes to base. Pictures show the cups I used to make the funnel. Yes that is Olaf! I ended up riveting a flat piece to the bottom of the cone and then using that to glue the cone to the base. Getting it on the pack is the tricky part due to the shape. I did not get a good picture of this but if you need one to help explain I will get one for you. 

 

Tube is 1.5 PVC and caps are 1.5 end caps then cut to 1" and glued on after tube base was painted. Side cap is 2" PVC cut to match screen grabs and then small ABS strips left over from my TK build were cut to length, heated and bent to shape and glued to try and match screen grabs. I riveted that to the pole. That's really it and I hope it helps. Again any questions hit me up and I will do my best to help.

 

 

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Unbelievable!  You used the EXACT same floor tiles I did, (great minds think alike)....  Wish I would have angled the vent box like you did, though.  Looks incredible!

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Thanks sir. I will add a few more pics today to fill in some of the build gaps.

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Hey Charles just caught this build thread. Amazing how different builder's backpacks almost look a like yet completely different ways of building them. Looks great sir  :duim:

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I have long been looking for the main case back and finally I found it , many thanks and a big hug from Spain .

Thanks man. Troopers helping Troopers is what it is all about. I can't wait to see your build!

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When you get a chance can you post the dimensions of the boxes you used? Thanka

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Well I am going to do another pack. This one will be smaller and I am going to try and get it close to the screen shots from the game I hope. I will post pics soon as I am diving into the build today!

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Well I am going to do another pack. This one will be smaller and I am going to try and get it close to the screen shots from the game I hope. I will post pics soon as I am diving into the build today!

Can you do a list of the materials and where you found them as well of pictures ?? I want to follow your build ti do mine :)

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I'd appreciate knowing the box sizes too.

I just ordered your recommended oil drain pan and want to get the rest of the stuff.

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Hi family!

 

I have actually gone smaller as Templar726 states trying to be as loyal as possible to the Battlefront screenshots, my oil pan is 13.8 litres, or 14.5 US liquid quarts if that makes sense (I use metric :P). Dimensions are approx. depth= 130mm, width=300mm and height=50mm. Hope it works to be honest :)

Although a little highjacking, CRL for a HWT states a Thermal Detonator must be present, just like in the videogame. Do you guys know is this is required for approval as the visual aid photos on the CRL clearly show a large backpack and no TD. With my size and the size of the back pack, I could probably wear it underneath :)

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So CRL is wrong? How do we get that changed?

 

http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TD_hwt

 

 

 

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CRL change, Staff is working on it! 

 

Not sure what the big deal is here, just don't put it on.  :peace:

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CRL change, Staff is working on it!

 

Not sure what the big deal is here, just don't put it on. :peace:

No problem whatsoever! Sorry it came across as such - just making sure I know what I am doing before messing up!

 

 

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So CRL is wrong? How do we get that changed?

 

http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TD_hwt

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No the CRL is not wrong:

 

Note: The Thermal Detonator is omitted from this costume when a pack is worn.

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Yes what Tony said. If you look at the last statement in CRL it says omit when pack is worn. As a HWT you should be wearing your pack. Just make a clip for your belt and wear that pack proudly. You can't see the thing anyway!

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No the CRL is not wrong:

 

 

Thanks buddy, my mistake! Not trying to cause any trouble :)

 

Sorry for the thread highjack!

 

 

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Tom, no worries brother. You had a legitimate question and concern. Problem easily solved, no need to apologize. 

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