Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

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    Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Want to buy a good jet pack. Talked with Boba maker (who's making my body armor) and he said it would take untill mid march for him to get one to me. Have tried to contact Rex at MLC but can seem to get a response. Can anyone recommend who makes a good pack. Want to buy soon (in the next week or so). Or does anyone know of anyone selling a good pack. Any info is greatly appreciated.
    I'm kinda new and putting together my first outfit.
    Thanks
    Dragon

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Howdy Dragon! If you're lookin' for a :jet pack that's already completed (looks like you need one in 2 weeks), then there are probably two places to look:

    The Cargo Hold
    EBay

    Every now and then, one may go up in The Cargo Hold ... just keep you eye on those threads. Usually you can find one on eBay, but no guarantee it's gonna be good. Usually if you're lookin' for a good :jet pack, you gotta wait like BM said you would. I've got one on order from him, and he quoted me about 3 1/2 months ETA. He is REALLY busy with orders right now.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    GCMgamer sells lasercut kits. I not sure about the price but I'm sure it's good quality. You might want to look him up, since I'm not sure if I spelled his name right, or if I left something out.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    TeamFett said: View Post
    GCMgamer sells lasercut kits. I not sure about the price but I'm sure it's good quality. You might want to look him up, since I'm not sure if I spelled his name right, or if I left something out.
    You're close ... it's GCNgamer128. I think he stopped doing jet pack runs temporarily due to a computer crash.

    But darn it ... I can't believe I didn't think of him off the top of my head. I'd suggest dropping him a PM inquiring as to when he'll start doing these again. He does really nice work!

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    There are lots of good scratch building threads in this section you might want to check out, if you have the time that is. If you are thinking about scratch building I would say get wizardoflight's plans. They come in PDF form and can be printed out and then traced on sintra sheets or garbage cans or old styrene signs or what have you.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    You're close ... it's GCNgamer128. I think he stopped doing jet pack runs temporarily due to a computer crash.

    But darn it ... I can't believe I didn't think of him off the top of my head. I'd suggest dropping him a PM inquiring as to when he'll start doing these again. He does really nice work!
    Hey there guys

    Yes, Jimmy BufFETT is right, my computer crashed and I lost the instructions on how to put the jet packs together *shakes fist*

    Once I get another jet pack laser cut, I'll put it together again taking pictures along the way, but first I need a digital camera! Give me a month or two, I'll be really busy around this time because I'm filled with a few orders, and I need some school work to do.

    I still make armour though, they weren't at all affected during the crash.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    I would wait for the BM jet pack. If you don't mind me asking, why would you need it so soon? You could use the time you are waiting for it, to study ref pics, research and buy the correct paints, etc. Anyway, just a thought.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    what about goldenarmor? how does their jet pack rate? i saw some pics of one in esb colors, i thought it looked pretty good.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    what about goldenarmor? how does their jet pack rate? i saw some pics of one in esb colors, i thought it looked pretty good.
    Nooooooooo, Goldenarmor sells some pretty low quality stuff.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    I'd go with MLC or BM.

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    saint_nasty said: View Post
    what about goldenarmor? how does their jet pack rate? i saw some pics of one in esb colors, i thought it looked pretty good.
    I would advise ya to steer clear of GA (not the state) ... I've read some pretty bad reviews about them.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Well, GA was $ xxx versus $ xxx for BM , delivered. So, you get what you pay for. I have the GA and it's competent, see photos on this board. But if you're really into this, wait and invest in the BM. It's all a matter of money.
    Last edited by asok; Nov 23, 2006 at 10:31 AM. Reason: Removed prices and names.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    got a quick question what is an MLC? I have 2 built chassis. one is totally outfitted with those parts (thrusters, missle ect. but the chassis is hommade) It has taken me 9 months. what is the chance (and price?) I could replace it if I offer it up. I have a sturdy ESB

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    MLC is a maker who does fiberglass parts. His stuff is very good quality and light. I have bought 2 packs from him and would highly recommend him and his work to anyone. Contact bountys hunted here on the boards for contact info.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Ruffkintoy makes a good looking FG jet pack. Tk7602 did a paint up on one this year.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    lorenreale said: View Post
    Well, Golden Armour was $ XXX versus $ XXX for Bobamaker , delivered. So, you get what you pay for. I have the GA and it's competent, see photos on this board. But if you're really into this, wait and invest in the BM. It's all a matter of money.
    We normally don't post prices of the sellers in public.....

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Everything is helpful.

    It's not that I HAVE to have a JP soon. I would LIKE a JP soon, lol. I would like to get working on it. Looking to join the 501st and I need to have the whole outfit done before I can join. I have lots of stuff (parts)coming in. It's nice to be able to work on something while other stuff is drying, ect.

    And On the time subject. I just have a hard time laying out all the money up front and having 3,4 even 5 month lead times. Just doesen't seem right. I mean It can be alot of cash (in the case of a BM jet pack). I work for a home improvement company and we can't tell people pay us and we'll be there in 4 months. I don't have a problem with giving a deposit or even 1/2 up front. But all seems a little tough. Also I have yet to have any piece come in on time It's always 3-4 weeks late.
    Oh well when they make what I need I guess they can make the rules. And when they are the best at what they do, Then........
    BM is making my armor, and my jumpsuit shold be here in a week or so.

    so anyway.....
    and thanks
    Dragon

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    Ripcode said: View Post
    Ruffkintoy makes a good looking FG jet pack. Tk7602 did a paint up on one this year.
    yeah, i'm pretty happy with my pack...



    this is the ruffkin pack. i don't know what his load is like, but i waited a couple of months for it.

    it kills me waiting for stuff. i always want it RIGHT NOW! i've often paid extra for overnight shipping on things just to save those couple of days

    it seems like the JP is something that just takes time. it's pretty big and complicated, so i can see that.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Yup thats my problem too. Want everything right now. Once I make the decision I want to start.
    Looking at Boba Makers site and looking at the details of how he made the molds and stuff, how intricate he is in making all the pieces, I can see why it is a long process. I'll probably go with him. and maybe try to pick up a cheaper one for the mean time.

    Dragon

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Dragon-Fett said: View Post
    Yup thats my problem too. Want everything right now. Once I make the decision I want to start.
    Gotta be careful with that temptation ... I've got the same problem. And I call it a "problem" because I think with me personally, it has gotten to that level. If there was something in the Cargo Hold or on eBay that was better quality than what I had at the time, I would jump on it in a heartbeat! And it has gotten to the point where I have gone through about 3 or 4 complete costumes! I have a painted ROTJ BM :jet pack ordered (ETA early January), and that will be my 5th :jet pack!!! I actually acquired my 4th a few weeks after I ordered my BM one because I didn't want to wait 4 months for a high-quality :jet pack.

    Now that's not to say I'd advise you to avoid giving in to that temptation, I'm just sayin' it's gonna cost quite a bit! Hey, it says you're from Glen Burnie, MD ... I use to live in Baltimore City! Perhaps we'll meet up at some point the next time I am in MD.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    For those of you looking for a new pack and want it right now check out my forsale thread in the cargo hold MLC Ver2 pack painted ready to wear.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=16254

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Hey Dragon,

    I STRONGLY encourage you to try and win the auction just listed above me unless you have already put an order in with somebody else. That :jet pack is VERY top quality.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    Thanks JB! Very nice of you.

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good jet pack maker

    I'm going to be needing a jet pack sometime in the next few months to round out my custom. I was wondering if anyone owns one of Ruffkins jet packs and what they think about it...I was also wondering if Dragon found a jet pack yet-anyone know? I also have the same problem as some of you. When I order something, I want it here, today, this very moment! Fortunately I've learned that rushing into a project involving expensive materials etc can get much more expensive after you thrash the first kit in your enthusiasm to get started...

    I'd recommend you go with Bobamaker if you can wait for it to arrive some months down the line. He's made the finest quality armor I've come across yet and I couldn't be happier with his products...


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