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BFUK Jet Pack Run starting phase one.

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    OK guys

    Firstly, thanks for the support and interest so far. Work has been slower than I wanted, but it needs to be right and some reworking has resulted in a better finished pack and the extensive work on the thruster was not something I thought would cost me so much time, but has been well worth the effort.

    Although some things have changed I have held the price at 180. This project is not about making money and the costing is tight, but due to us working together as a co-operative I am going to be ordering up materials in bulk which helps make it work.

    So, as of today I have a fully finished mold that I have produced the first finished pack body. Production is now underway on main bodies. The thruster, I am promised will be with me and complete before the end of the week - even if have to spend all Friday night in the shop till I get it. The missile needs some slight filling and sanding. I will be making the molds for these at the weekend, with a view to shipping the first pack Monday as it is required urgently. I have a stock of greeblies on hand and a number of basic harnesses available.

    Optional Upgrades
    Basic Harness 28
    Bulb & wiring to greeblie switch for beacon pre-instaled 10

    Shipping in the UK 20
    Shipping Worldwide 35

    I do not yet have confirmed availability or prices for the following optional upgrades:
    Metal Harness Rig - waiting on prototype - confirmed availability
    Knurled stainless steel missile section - confirmed availability
    Ali Thruster End caps/Greeblies - confirmed availability
    U.S. Divers buckle cold casting
    Ali beacon
    Ali Stabilizer
    Jet Pack mounting hooks

    All optional upgrades can be retro-fitted if you want to upgrade at a later time and some may have exsiting parts to use.

    So with everything in place and as it should be I am ready to place an order for materials. I have updated the interest list and have enough greeblie parts to fulfill all those on the list at this time. As I have no order in which to run the list I think it would be best to throw it open to all on the list and ask for the first 5 to make paymnet. This will then be phase one and when complete we will all have a better understanding of the time scale for the next phase.

    My paypal is bobby@bobbyfettuk.co.uk

    Photos will follow asap of the finished body and thruster by weekend.

    Thanks all......and here we go

    PHASE ONE

    xfettx ***Shiped DHL Tracking 404 9615 555 received***
    Dutch Fett ***Finishing Stage***
    Boba Trooper ***Collected***
    Private ***Shipped DHL Tracking 404 9615 566 received***

    NEW STYLE

    kwally89 ***Awaiting collection by courier DHL Tracking number 4049615570***
    Lisa ***Finishing Stage***
    Cr4nky ***Production Started***
    99centTaco ***Production Started***


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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    wow phase one

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    will be sending payment probably this weekend. pm sent.

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    Nice...!
    Can't wait to see all the pics of the pieces assembled bruv, you know the one i'm wanting to see!

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    sending payment today in the evening. PM sent.

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    Bulb & wiring to greeblie switch for beacon pre-instaled 10
    What is this? I have no experience with jet packs, so I have no idea, haha. But I love cool stuff, so I guess this is something I want?

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    Btw, you can put me on the list for april-may somewhere if anyone wants to get theirs earlier, I have no time to paint it now anyway.

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    Sweet!!! Paypal sent this morning 3-5-09!!

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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    Lisa said: View Post
    What is this? I have no experience with jet packs, so I have no idea, haha. But I love cool stuff, so I guess this is something I want?
    Hi Lisa, this is an upgrade to allow the bacon to light up. It is used with an ali beacon. As seen in ESB, but I and many other ROTJ boys have it also, it adds more magic when trooping . I am able to instal the wires to the working greeblie switch located on the bottom of the pack. It comes with the bulb and battery conection all ready to push inside an ali beacon as and when an ali beacon is fitted to the pack.

    Hope that helps.

    Bobby.

    Also, thanks for payments so far - list updated. I hope to get some more photos on tonight.

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    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Hi Lisa, this is an upgrade to allow the bacon to light up.
    Yummy! I want some light-up bacon! Is that like from a radioactive pig?

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    Yummy! I want some light-up bacon! Is that like from a radioactive pig?
    I am using one of those little 'web book' style laptops and the keys are not good, in fact the whole thing is not good! Any one currently thinking of getting one I would advise them against it.

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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    As your painting mine Bobby I'm at your mercy as to when you'll have mine ready. Also mate just to let you know I would like the beacon light up option.

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    Payment sent for JP kit and basic harness

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    Im not sure which phase Ill end up in here, but put me up for the bulb upgrade.

    Looking forward to this, mate!

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    Bobby, please don't forget the plastic clips for the harness I pm'ed you about, I really need those things.

    I'm SO looking forward to your pack!!!!

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    Wow!! This is going to be AMAZING!! Can't wait!

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    Hi Rob

    Sent payment to you today sorry its taken a week or so but been away for 2 weeks anyhow should have the payment in ur paypal account mate now.

    cheers

    bobatrooper

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    rest of payment and pm sent! woot!

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    OK guys, I know it apperas things have been moving slowly but I have ironed out all the issues encountered this far and all is going to plan. I have all the materials in my work shop and a huge box of greeblies too!

    I have now got the solid ali thruster master and intend on making the molds and casting the new missile, thrusters and the last greeblie over the weekend and shipping the first 2 packs very soon after!

    I will try harder to get some photos up, but hope to get a photo of the first complete kit posted to fire you up very soon.

    Thanks again guys.

    Bobby.

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    Shipping the first 2 packs!!! That means ME!!!! YEAH!!! Can't wait buddy!

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    "You want to show us photos"......."Do it quickly"

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    Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!!!! Can't wait to see the packs.

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    .................getting there.

    Why does work and family always get in the way of hobbying

    small update. I got the Thruster master - and made the mold of the ball section. I have some photos and will hook my camera up to get them uploaded. In fact, I will take some more and get some good updates on tomorrow.

    I have finished the missing greeblie sculpt and molded and cast some. I have also got a quantity of correct screws to attach the greeblies, and a quantity of switches and electrical components for the beacon lights.

    I do however need to finish the bottom section modification to the missile.

    Photos tomorrow of wip - but I can't wait to get the full finished pack photos together with greeblies mounted etc.

    Working hard guys - and have some changes taking place at work which will give me the opportunity to get more time working on these

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    Here is my solid ali master thruster. This is the master I intend to cast from, it is too heavy to use as a costume part and far too expensive - although the research and development has been done

    Here are the parts.

    By bobbyfettuk, shot with DSLR-A100 at 2009-03-16

    Closer detail

    By bobbyfettuk, shot with DSLR-A100 at 2009-03-16

    Assembled

    By bobbyfettuk, shot with DSLR-A100 at 2009-03-16


    By bobbyfettuk, shot with DSLR-A100 at 2009-03-16


    By bobbyfettuk, shot with DSLR-A100 at 2009-03-16

    As you can see the parts are not handed so one master works for both thrusters. I intend to cast the parts separately and glue together and use the parts to help install onto the pack main body. More to come on the fixing method later. Also the centre greeblie is also removable so in theory an ali centre can be upgraded if desired and will fit perfectly.

    More updates to come today
    Last edited by Bobby Fett UK; Mar 17, 2009 at 1:59 AM.

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    Re: BFUK Jetpack Run starting phase one.

    Man that thruster is beautiful!

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