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    Jan 20, 2009, 5:02 PM - Ambu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #1

    Ambu Fett, a brand new member to this forum, has decided to help us with the Boba Fett Rocket Pack. Ambu Fett is a fellow propmaker here at work and is very suited to building this pack from the prints. The best part of this pack will be the ability to make the grappling fins functional.

    Let's face it, there are a lot of great packs out there that are available. We've gone to great lengths to ensure that this pack is the correct size as well as proportional. This will not be hypefirm BTW. LOL... Fiberglass is the intended material at the end.










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    Jan 20, 2009, 6:13 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #2

    Excellent! I'm in the market for a new pack, I will watch with interest.
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    Jan 20, 2009, 6:35 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #3

    man It already looks great! when these are ready and you start producing them I'm in for one!
  4. I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    Jan 20, 2009, 6:59 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #4

    Wow guys, again? Why did you have to steal my artwork? Send it back now free of charge to this address...

    wait...uhhh I mean

    Great job guys, If the price tag isnt the same as your hyperfirm EE3 I am in for sure!
  5. Jan 20, 2009, 7:06 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #5

    Whoa. looking forward to this!
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    Jan 20, 2009, 8:51 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #6

    Nice - Make sure to make an extra mold to make a Stubby/Arena Jango pack.
  7. Jan 20, 2009, 9:12 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #7

    UHHHHHHHHHH , WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

    This sounds incredible and from the initial pics, the project looks to be off to a great start!

    Again, Seriously Interested!

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    Jan 20, 2009, 11:12 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #8

    Thanks for all of the comments! Please keep them coming and feel free to point out any glaring irregularities. This place is filled with folks who are way more in touch with the in's and out's of this piece.

    I will be making the bottoms for the side canisters at lunch tomorrow, like I did for the tops today. Pics tomorrow if all goes well.

    Thanks for the bump start John!

    AF
  9. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jan 20, 2009, 11:22 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #9

    shouldn't the rocket tip be curved on the sides?

    J/K
    looking good man, nice progress
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    Jan 20, 2009, 11:48 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #10

    I'm gonna kill yu Nate.... But seriously, it is ... a little.

    AF
  11. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jan 20, 2009, 11:51 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #11

    I'll concede that it is curved on ROTJ, but not ESB
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    Jan 20, 2009, 11:58 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #12

    It seems to be the product of a poor cast on the ROTJ. Nice comp shots.

    Thanks!

    AF
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    Jan 21, 2009, 12:00 AM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #13

    Quote Ambu Fett said: View Post
    It seems to be the product of a poor cast on the ROTJ. Nice comp shots.

    Thanks!

    AF
    Just like we surmised this weekend.


    Stupid John.
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    Jan 21, 2009, 9:41 AM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #14

    Personally, I think that they probably broke or chipped the top of the rocket during or after ESB and they had to repair it for ROTJ. That rounding and the sharper point looks to me like a poor repair job.

    Smart John. Stupid Nate.
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    Jan 21, 2009, 9:44 AM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #15

    the models cone on the left side seems to have a slight curve to it. the right seems to have a straighter angle to it. do you guys have an estimate on what these are going to cost?
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    Jan 21, 2009, 9:53 AM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #16

    I like what I see!!!!!!!! Looking forward to more pics!!!
    D
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    Jan 21, 2009, 11:26 AM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #17

    Quote postmortem01 said: View Post

    Smart John. Stupid Nate.

    He straight up called me out.
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    Jan 21, 2009, 12:04 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #18



    i like very much!
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    Jan 21, 2009, 12:22 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #19

    Quote postmortem01 said: View Post
    Personally, I think that they probably broke or chipped the top of the rocket during or after ESB and they had to repair it for ROTJ. That rounding and the sharper point looks to me like a poor repair job.

    Smart John. Stupid Nate.
    To me it looks like they may have made a vertical block mold, in a tube and the weight of the resin in the tip bulged it out.

    It would explain why it appears bubbles ended up in the bottom of the fins.

    This rocket looks really nice. Looking forward to seeing the end results.
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    Jan 21, 2009, 12:35 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #20

    Very nice! Are you designing the whole pack digitally?

    -Ryan
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    Jan 21, 2009, 12:43 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #21

    Stop the presses...whoa very nice!!

    We're on the edge of our seats now - standing by...
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    Jan 21, 2009, 3:13 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #22

    Good work, as always!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jan 22, 2009, 12:16 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #23

    Good thoughts on the "rocket" tip. I look at it this way; The ESB tip looks to have straight sides and the ROTJ looks to be a wonky casting of the ESB - so, if the rocket was found also to be warped - I would probably omit that mistake from my recreation as well. Feel me?

    Got the fin slots milled and the base of the rocket completed - also laser cut some fins for the static version.

    Pics up shortly!



    AF
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    Jan 22, 2009, 1:00 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #24

    Maybe it's just me...but I also think those angles are slightly different and the ESB is more upright than the ROTJ. The ROTJ seems to be leaning "back" away from the camera slightly -- which accentuates that perceived curvature.

    Not that it isn't "wonky", but if you think about it the bottom part of a cylinder cannot possible be convex or concave all the way around. In order for the end points of that line to meet, if it is curving upward at one point, it has to curve back down somewhere to stay in the same plane. Not sure if that is the best way of describing it, but maybe you see what I mean.
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    Jan 22, 2009, 2:01 PM - Re: Abu Fett / Sci-Fire Boba Fett Rocket Pack... #25

    Quote postmortem01 said: View Post
    Smart John. Stupid Nate.
    ENnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!

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