A special challenge was
the making of the satchel. It had to be not too heavy and at the
same time comfortable to carry. Also the "crestfallen"
shape in the middle part was very important.
First we made two identical
wooden boxes from thin plates. For the seam in the middle of the
satchel parts, we used beadings and attached them with glue. The
attachments on the upper sides of the two satchel parts were made
from PVC-tubing caps, a PVC-hose and wooden construction components.
The hose element with the four connecting units, which is situated
between the two satchel parts, were made separate and attached later.
At the original satchel you can see a coating in camouflage pattern.
For this effect we coated our satchel parts with bright cloth and
painted it in the Endor camouflage pattern. After the painting,
we mounted the attachments. The two parts of the rack were made
from simple wooden strips. For making the "crestfallen"
shape of the original part, we made an upper section and a lower
section, which we screwed together. After gluing, screwing and painting
the rack, we screwed the rack and the two satchel parts together.
For the harness we used black webbings, which can be adjusted for
the needing of the wearer. In total, we made two satchels.
Werner 2006 / Translation Claudia Riedel