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    Aug 6, 2009, 3:08 AM - Carboard Jet Pack #1

    Hi guys, I'm Scorlord, Scor for short, long story why I use the name. Anyways I got into the "armor" making after my dad got me a Ruby's Boba Helmet. Which I promptly modded and thinking about making a new one. So then I ordered off ebay chest and shoulder armor, and started a slightly scratch build on a cardboard jet pack. I've used patterns and such, but most of that goes out the window when I get to the cardboard cutting.

    When I worked at a butcher shop I nabbed all the empty cardboard boxes, coragated, and started on the jetpack. Also got some plastic tubing from a plotter at school, and tons of hot glue, and white glue.


    At the moment I've been cleaning the edges with another ton of spacle, and sandpaper. Since this is my first try its being respaded by spacle, yeah for shotty work. I'm hoping to finish up the spacle work and start work on the greeble work.











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    Aug 7, 2009, 7:15 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #2

    Looks Great!!! Do you have any pictures of the armor???
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    Aug 8, 2009, 12:27 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #3

    good start there keep it up and good luck with the build.
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    Aug 8, 2009, 12:36 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #4

    That looks great, my jp is cardboard as well. However you need to be careful with the hotglue. I relied on it very heavily with my jp and it half falls apart after every outing. I would recommend reinforcing the jp with whatever you can find, such as some sort of epoxy, etc. Keep up the great work!
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    Aug 9, 2009, 4:50 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #5

    Thanks guys, the armor ain't special, haven't put much work into. I do need help crafting the rocket part, any tips?
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    Aug 9, 2009, 8:47 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #6

    Coffee cups

    Is the armor fiberglass or sintra, and is it painted already, or are you going to paint it???
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    Aug 9, 2009, 9:36 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #7

    I bought plastic cups and funnels at walmart!
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    Aug 10, 2009, 2:41 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #8

    Started with plastic cups.
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    Aug 12, 2009, 12:18 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #9

    Kandosi! I have to build a JP for my son, so I'll definitely be watching this thread. Keep up the nice work!
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    Aug 13, 2009, 12:08 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #10

    Looks great! Now I gotta start stocking up on spare cardboard!
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    Aug 15, 2009, 6:34 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #11

    Does anyone recomend a good suppler for Boba Fett parts? I wanting to get a premade rocket for my cardboard pack, since I'm really not pleased with how the cups are turing out. Until then I'm currently working on my gaunts, using cardboard and foam board, pics will be up.
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    Aug 27, 2009, 2:41 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #12

    I recently built a rocket I think looks rather good, not screen quality, but least it keeps me motivated.


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    Aug 27, 2009, 4:31 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #13

    looks great! I made my JP out of cardboard/PVC piping, quite a task :P I don't have my rocket done yet so if you find a good supplier for them let me know!
    Great job!
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    Aug 27, 2009, 6:40 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #14

    you should cast that puppy with some silicon caulk and sell it as a starter jet pack rocket.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 11:16 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #15

    Dang, thats better than I could ever do.
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    Aug 28, 2009, 12:51 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #16

    The rocket is gonna be shortened, cause my two white cylinders, just foamboard and cardstock, are too big. I still have some detail work to put on her, mainly the base where I have it screw on and off. I want to try and hide the edge better. As for strengthening the entire pack I'm gonna wait till I'm happy with everything. And this nerfer has caused me so much trouble I'd never sell it.
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    Aug 28, 2009, 7:50 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #17

    no, I meant mold it to make multiple copies really easily.
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    Aug 29, 2009, 2:32 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #18

    Got a tutorial for me somewhere?
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    Aug 29, 2009, 2:46 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #19

    yeah,

    here ya go

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...silicone+caulk

    you would have to do it in 2 parts probably.
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    Aug 29, 2009, 10:42 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #20

    Hey man I could make you a rocket if you want. Send me your email and i'll send you some pics if you want. You have a good solid JP body all it seems to need is a little more
    smoothing here and there so you're doing a great job and keep up the good work.
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    Sep 2, 2009, 12:55 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #21

    Okay I did a little work on my rocket, I shortened her, smoothed it out, and hid the "screw" point in the pack. I'm quite happy with this pack, I would like to upgrade to a better pack, or at least rocket in the future, and may just make a cast of the body with a new rocket in the future.




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    Sep 3, 2009, 1:02 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #22

    That's pretty awesome!
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    Oct 26, 2009, 2:44 AM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #23

    Hey guys, long time, no post, mainly do to the fact I repainted my motorcycle helmet. Well I've been working on the jetpack and been bondoing, sanding, bondoing, sanding, etc. So I recently slapped some primer on it to find all the rough areas and such and though I'd post it up.

    I still need to work on finishing the fuel ends, and get my thrusters done. I'm trying to get it ready for a cheap coat of green pain for Halloween. Also I have a picture of my armor at its present status. The middle part was left out cause I forgot to put it in before the pic.

    I recently got a jumpsuit, which is way to dark at the moment, so I've been washing it, and bleaching it. Once that's done I'm gonna go match the fabric color and finish the soft parts on it.

    Still need to build a better helmet, currently have a Rubies. Build the guantlets, belts, gun(I use a Thompson for cheap pictures) knee, groin, and boots. Plus all the minor details.


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    Oct 26, 2009, 8:50 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #24

    Looks really good keep it up.
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    Nov 2, 2009, 1:36 PM - Re: Carboard Jet Pack #25

    I am about to embark on my cardboard jetpack. I was wondering has anyone thought of reinforcing the internal cavity of the jetpack with some of that foaming insulation material (Great Stuff) to keep it from being hollow. I think it might add some strength to the overall body.

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