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  1. HeadlessHunter's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2008, 5:35 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #26

    Fantastic work mate!! Looks killer!!
  2. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2008, 7:24 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #27

    Cheers Joe. Just got the 'spine' added and got the end caps sorted. Piano keys next and the main body will be ready for the next stage!?
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    Dec 3, 2008, 10:03 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #28

    looks great bobby,alot cleaner than mine........ how are you getting the joints so smooth??do you have the rocket thrusters done yet??
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    Dec 3, 2008, 10:46 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #29

    *drool*

    Man, I hope mine looks even 1/10th that good...
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    Dec 3, 2008, 11:31 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #30

    You frickin rule, buddy!

    G-Fett
  6. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2008, 1:44 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #31

    Quote mrbungle said: View Post
    looks great bobby,alot cleaner than mine........ how are you getting the joints so smooth??do you have the rocket thrusters done yet??
    I have not got much filler on it. On this build I worked harder on getting all the bits equal and the correct size. After building the first pack I understood cutting and working with sintra (foamex). As an example, for the spine I have cut out the section in the centre of the curve and made the section to insert from the rear (the top part fits over the top shelf and sits infront of the wooden missile housing. The section was of a solid enough construction to not require the pack to support it. I will then use the hot glue gun to fix it into place.

    I will get some new photos up later :jet pack.

    The bottom of the thrusters are made, working on sculpting the ball sections next.

    RD, you can do it buddy. Take your time cutting out your sections, it goes together so don't rush it. Check out Jango 72's build also, it inspired me

    Thanks for the comments guys, good to know people are looking.
  7. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2008, 2:52 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #32

    Ok, a few (poor quality) shots. The pack has had a quick sand since the first coat of primer and some areas identified as requiring renforcement to make sure it will not sag or loose shape if it is to be molded.





    Here are a shot of the end caps too.


    :jet pack Bobby.
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    Dec 3, 2008, 3:15 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #33


    looking good Rob...
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    Dec 4, 2008, 1:59 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #34

    Beautiful! Every good rocket pack build I see makes me want to build one! You're is shaping up really well bro.
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    Dec 4, 2008, 2:57 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #35

    Wow, this is awesome! I love the turned rocket, great idea!
  11. Dec 4, 2008, 3:49 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #36

    Nice progress on you JP, see you been busy.
  12. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Jan 8, 2009, 4:36 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #37

    Hi guys, looking for some preferences here. I plan on casting a JP missile but want to keep the weight right down. At this stage I am thinking slush cast with maybe expanding foam to give it extra support, I want to avoid a solid resin missile at all costs. Anyone think of a better idea?

    Also I have a real problem I can't start a new thread or send pm's all the text is lost? Any one got any idea.....ohh can't use the smilies either? Any help would be good here? I could and my coputer has not changed? Totally clueless.
  13. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Jan 11, 2009, 2:14 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #38

    Hi all. not updated this for too long I have been short on time and stretched with other projects, but making real headway with them now so thought I would up date for anyone still reading

    First, photos.....








    Still some rough patches but you get the idea, and yeah, so proud I put my name on it Working on the door closure and final fitting at the moment.

    The missile is pretty much unchanged for now, but the missile housing detail is to be redone (more accurately).

    The main chassis will be ready for the molding process very soon and the materials are ordered The missile is to get a little touch up with a new knurled section (which will have more detail) and the main thrusters are being manufactured very soon by a precision engineering firm I have used through work before. I have decided to cast the top of the missile housing separately (I think it will be easier that way). I have also ordered most of the 'found part' greeblies to cast or supply original parts. I also have another meeting with my machine shop tomorrow to get an idea on what is involved in getting the metal frame off the ground for the harness

    So all go at the moment. Starting to take shape as a project now, and thanks for the patience of all you guys that have shown interest, this will be happening within the next few weeks

    Bobby.
  14. Jan 11, 2009, 2:39 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #39

    Nice work Rob. Like how you put your name on it!
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    Jan 11, 2009, 7:42 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #40

    Dude this is good stuff cant wait till I start my own jet pack.
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    Jan 11, 2009, 10:32 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #41

    Think you'd be up for making copies of it??
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    Jan 12, 2009, 12:35 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #42

    This pack is AWESOME!

    El1te
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    Jan 12, 2009, 12:44 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #43

    Absolutely!!! I love it, very clean looking. I also like the way you put your name on it.
  19. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Jan 12, 2009, 1:06 AM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #44

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Think you'd be up for making copies of it??
    Thats the plan.

    Need to sort out some rough spots and the door closure so it is ultra slick and then some markers (pilot holes) for the stabilizer and beacon. Also considering very slight recesses for locating jet pack hooks in the back. Then this part will be ready for casting.
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    Jan 12, 2009, 2:37 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #45

    Looking good there Rob, that's where you been hiding lol
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    Jan 12, 2009, 2:54 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #46

    Quote jedi-si said: View Post
    Looking good there Rob, that's where you been hiding lol
    I could ask the same

    Drop me a pm - or give it a big up? Would be nice to catch up
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    Jan 12, 2009, 3:09 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #47

    Quote Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    I could ask the same

    Drop me a pm - or give it a big up? Would be nice to catch up
    Lol pm sent m8
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    Jan 12, 2009, 3:12 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #48

    Well hello there Jedi-si...
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    Jan 12, 2009, 3:13 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #49

    Rob.. have not been able to view your last update till now! Nice! love the hatch cover detail...
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    Jan 12, 2009, 3:16 PM - Re: Bobby Fett UK's Scratch Built Jetpack #50

    Hi Mojo,
    yep agree lovin' the hatch

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