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    Aug 5, 2011, 4:33 PM - Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #1

    Hi guys this is my almost complete ESB Jetpack.

    I never got a chance to take progress pics because I worked on it piecemeal. I used rere earth magnets to assemble the rocket. I also used rare earth magnet disc to secure the base of the rocket to the rest of the jetpack. Thanks to the SaxeCoburg for that idea!

    I added the "holes" underneath the cone of the rocket as well. Thanks to Fett4real for showing me that detail... gonna add the white "dot" too!

    I'll be getting a stabilizer from Mojo soon but I'll use the resin beacon supplied by MOW until I can find a hollow metal one (with an LED)

    I made a placeholder for the dental file using the tip of a Hasbro clonetrooper blaster. (I think you mentioned this Fett4real )When I can get a real one (or casting) I'll get that on.

    The thrusters aren't completely painted yet either. I have to add the black details around the center.

    I have to add a bit more weathering to the rocket and some other spots and I think I'll be good to go! Thanks to MOW Studios for an awesome prop!!

    Edit:forgot to mention the decal! Not sure how I want to handle this one. I may hit up Lucksy for a decal or I may try to make something more thre dimensional. I remember seeing a thread here that discussed that. When I find it I'll make a decision.

    Critiques? Comments? Thanks!



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    Aug 5, 2011, 4:39 PM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #2

    Yeh, I did mention those details and the clone blaster haha...i just found one of those i had made earlier today looking good u need to add some dark grey smudges to the rocket i think
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    Aug 5, 2011, 4:51 PM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #3

    This is just a comparison photo of my very first scratchbuilt JP painted (the first time) with the new one. I think I've gotten a little better no?

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    Aug 5, 2011, 4:53 PM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #4

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Yeh, I did mention those details and the clone blaster haha...i just found one of those i had made earlier today looking good u need to add some dark grey smudges to the rocket i think
    Yes the smudges that cloud up the silver scraped area right?

    That little Hasbro blaster really looks good!
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    Aug 5, 2011, 5:31 PM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #5

    Very nice pack!!!!!!

    Leo
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    Aug 5, 2011, 6:14 PM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #6

    looks great ur scratchbuilt wasnt bad either
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    Aug 6, 2011, 11:13 AM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #7

    Thanks!... I wore the scratchbuilt at CV but I had repainted it a little darker green. A garrison mate owns it now.
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    Aug 11, 2011, 11:32 AM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #8

    I took my MOW resin beacon and cut off the top with a hacksaw. I used a mitre box so the cut was square. Then I used a combination of a drill bit and a Dremel sanding bit to bore it out.

    I used various sized Dremel sanding bits to hollow out the cap and the vents.

    Right now I reconnected them with some washers just to keep them together. I think I may use rare earth magnets with holes in the middle to put them back together and still take it apart when I get a light kit.

    Pay no attention to the color right now because it needs to be repainted after this mod.









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    Aug 11, 2011, 11:43 AM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #9

    This is another little mod I came up with. I tried making a placeholder for the dental file using the tip of a Hasbro clonetrooper blaster (thanks F4R!) but I wasn;t really happy with the way it looked next to the other JP parts... especially when I get a Mojo stabilizer.

    This was made bt taking the piece of metal and hooking it into my Dremel and letting it spin over a hacksaw blade to get the top and bottom groove and then over various grits of sandpaper to make the curved top.







    I used these "things" don't know what to call them from old computer cable plugs (I save bits I think look interesting) to fabricate a dental file until I get a real one, or a casting of a real one.

    These two other ones are just experiments to see if I could make something close.


    What's missing is the ridges along the side.
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    Aug 11, 2011, 11:49 AM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #10

    That is looking nice.....
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    Aug 11, 2011, 11:59 AM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #11

    Thank you!... its getting there! Since I have to rework my clone forearms, thighs and torso I'm making sure I have at least one suit to troop in this Fall!
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    Dec 7, 2011, 9:04 PM - Re: Almost complete MOW ESB Jetpack #12

    very good idea
    If one no "ORIGINAL METAL Micro Mega Hedstroem Files"
    looking Great

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