After being asked by a few people about me offering a stubby pack I decided the time was right. This is due to the inspiration from Jo at GK and her Rex pack build, and the Mandalorian Deathwatch pack seen in clone wars. Until now I did not really like the "stubby" or "Arena" pack, much preferring the "Classic" probably due to the Boba link. Now that we see other characters using packs based on these it seems more established, and after working on one I now appreciate some of the subtle details a little more. So, the idea is to build a pack base for a pack that can be Jango/Rex and Deathwatch depending on what accessories are used. So far I have got the base roughed out and prepared the Jango variant armour plates, these will be cast seperately and not on the main body, but they give you an idea.
Lastly, and I feel I want to mention it, this will be a "real world" pack. We know what the real world objects would look like, and the animated stuff does nothing for me.
OK, here is where I am.
Probably the most noticeable difference (after the armour plates) the ribbing, shelf detail and lack of "piano keys".
The much larger and steeper angle to the center spine.
Subtle beveled edge to the top of the fuel cell walls.
With Jango stlye armour plates.
Next, onto the lathe to turn the domes........