Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Alright here we go I have acquired enough parts to get started. So here is what I have starting with the pack. I am following a few build threads as well. 

 

1. GarageBoss Drain pan (Amazon)

2. Photo Box for the radio (Michael's)

3. Radio knobs from Hodgepodge paste jars

4. ABS sheets for the cover plates (Not Pictured)

5. Popit Containers XE-041, XE-051 and EX-061

6. 1" Soda bottle cap (Not Pictured)

7. Bumper Pads (Amazon)

8. 2" Black PVC tube 2 ft. in length (Hardware store)

9. 2 x 2" PVC caps (From Hardware store)

10. TK extra shoulder bridge (From AM kit)

11. Various cups for the Siphon 

12. 1" clip buckles and 1" black webbing for the shoulder straps (Hobby Lobby)

13. ArmorAll cleaning wipe container. 

14. All other misc items I will post along with the build

 

 

SurkSai.jpg?1

 

 

 

For the Belt:

1. Extra AM Ammo belt

2. Extra square rivet covers x3

3. New belt from Rob Kittell 

4. Magazine pouches from E-Bay. Had to buy 2 sets to get the 2 for the belt. 3rd with top pouch is for the Paldron. I have a extra one with the additional pouch. 

5. Palron is ordered from Katarra8 

 

ifse90N.jpg

 

Edited by Greg S
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, MaskedVengeance said:

Saw your post on fb. Looking forward to following along on your HWT build!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

Today was my lucky day I found a can of the Slate Blue Spray paint at my local Ace Hardware store.

 

VkVgkW7.jpg

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Always GREAT to see another HWT in progress!  Looks like you are well set up for this, Greg, and I look forward to following your build!  If I could offer a quick suggestion, it would be to securely glue the white PVC caps to the ends of the tube before cutting the rounded parts off.  Using a shim to keep the tube/cap level will give you nice squared end, especially if you are using a chop (radial) saw.

 

oYMjbnR.jpg?2

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

Always GREAT to see another HWT in progress!  Looks like you are well set up for this, Greg, and I look forward to following your build!  If I could offer a quick suggestion, it would be to securely glue the white PVC caps to the ends of the tube before cutting the rounded parts off.  Using a shim to keep the tube/cap level will give you nice squared end, especially if you are using a chop (radial) saw.

 

oYMjbnR.jpg?2

 

 

Awesome thanks @justjoseph63 I will do this for the tube. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Started off with the tube. First I trimmed the tube to proper length of 2 ft. Next glued the caps on. I used some tape to make a straight cut line. I have a side bench vise that Kept it square. Using a hack saw I cut off the rounded parts. Finished with a file and sand paper. Next I took the spare TK shoulder strap. Used a heat gun to make it flat. Trimmed it to the required 7 bumps. Heated it once again and formed it to the tube. Clamped and glued it in place 2" down from the cap edge.  Moving onto the boxes next.

 

AUjPHB1.jpg

 

i4Qr0eP.jpg

 

qjAMMlm.jpg

 

Pc26y0L.jpg

 

na8xxZ7.jpg

 

8323zfV.jpg

 

IYQVhKQ.jpg

 

OWrSzKC.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Moving onto the radio box. I cut the box down to 2 1/2 inches. Cut the lid down for the back. I cut and glued in some wood supports for a more solid mounting points on the pack. While the E6000 is drying I will start on the radio face plate. 

 

cCYetlJ.jpg

 

uSjkeqg.jpg

 

9vQ4wWb.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Made the radio face plate details. I used 1/8 abs for the top trim and 1/16 abs for the bottom trim. Next is to glue them to the front of the radio box when the wood stiffeners are fully dry.

 

Tyx7qA3.jpg

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

 "I cut and glued in some wood supports for a more solid mounting points on the pack".

 

Excellent idea!

 

Another idea I used was to cut out the entire circular area.  This served 2 purposes-  It allowed me access to the interior to better secure some of the attachments with short drywall screws (including the side tube), and it allows the OII plate to sit nestled inside the rear of the pack so it doesn't make the pack sit too far out away from the armor.  I lined the entire rear exterior with 1/8" thick black craft foam (EVA), which can be pressed into the circular opening and prevents the pack from scratching your armor.

 

SHpdUKy.jpg   BecGzRM.png?1   udpXueH.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to watching this come together.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

 "I cut and glued in some wood supports for a more solid mounting points on the pack".

 

Excellent idea!

 

Another idea I used was to cut out the entire circular area.  This served 2 purposes-  It allowed me access to the interior to better secure some of the attachments with short drywall screws (including the side tube), and it allows the OII plate to sit nestled inside the rear of the pack so it doesn't make the pack sit too far out away from the armor.  I lined the entire rear exterior with 1/8" thick black craft foam (EVA), which can be pressed into the circular opening and prevents the pack from scratching your armor.

 

SHpdUKy.jpg   BecGzRM.png?1   udpXueH.jpg

Yah thanks I want to make the card board box a rigid and durable as possible. Yup I know about removing the drain funnel. Good idea on the foam. I have some left over on a Shore Trooper armor commission I did a while back.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Sly11 said:

Looking forward to watching this come together.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Thanks. I should make some good progress this week on the pack.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, ukswrath said:

Wow fantastic build so far, nice work Greg :jc_doublethumbup:

Thank you Sir. Just getting started.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
Posted (edited)

Been a bit since my last post. So I finished the radio box. Finished the round canister. Finished the PopIt boxes. Next need to get on the siphon.

 

Radio Box assembly

sZdrQsB.jpg

 

kD9cGkE.jpg

 

Canister

39mEmf5.jpg

 

295u0Y4.jpg

 

kO9aXuw.jpg

 

sG0w98U.jpg

 

PopIt Boxes cut the lip and ABS sheet bottoms and top plates. Added all the appropriate parts. 

 

NswhImO.jpg

 

ybn2dCw.jpg

 

ABS cover plates

 

TnUJf0j.jpg

 

ZATr2ZC.jpg

 

B8LQB9k.jpg

 

TQveNkT.jpg

 

xjF4x8G.jpg

 

u8EVAas.jpg

 

YmF8l1P.jpg

 

wolvUR3.jpg

 

All the completed parts so far. They are not mounted yet. Need to make the siphon now. 

 

Txlztxk.jpg

 

 

 

Edited by Greg S
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW!  This is looking fantastic, Greg!  I assume you will be taking your HWT to higher levels (wink wink, nudge nudge) after Basic approval, so don't forget to weather that bad-boy up!

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

WOW!  This is looking fantastic, Greg!  I assume you will be taking your HWT to higher levels (wink wink, nudge nudge) after Basic approval, so don't forget to weather that bad-boy up!

Thanks Oh yah you know it all the way to Centurion of course. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Got started on the siphon. Cut down a cup 4" on top to 3 1/2 on the bottom. Cut a piece of 1/16 abs for the top and glued it on. I will glue the soda cap later. Also I had a super thin abs 1/32 i think from a older project. Rolled into a cone. Glued and clamped. That's it for now need to let the glue dry for the cone 24 hrs. 

 

yyVbpWO.jpg

 

rWOorYI.jpg

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you haven't attached the cone yet, I would suggest adding a generous amount of E-6000 to the inside rim of the top as seen below, especially if you used CA  (super) glue.  The reason being is that CA can (and will) get brittle over time and the bond can fail, especially when the pack gets banged around during transport.  ;)

 

vhkspCj.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

If you haven't attached the cone yet, I would suggest adding a generous amount of E-6000 to the inside rim of the top as seen below, especially if you used CA  (super) glue.  The reason being is that CA can (and will) get brittle over time and the bond can fail, especially when the pack gets banged around during transport.  ;)

 

vhkspCj.jpg

Yup did that. No Ca glue just e6000. It’s really solid. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ukswrath said:

Very nice work on this pack so far :jc_doublethumbup:

Thanks a bunch 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...