Inspired by the many scratchbuilds i've seen here, heres the start of my Jango rocket pack - I started on the rocket. I'm lucky enough to have access to a laser cutter at work, so it was pretty easy task cutting the card parts out. Thanks to WoF for the CAD plans - they are brilliant! One thing i did before getting stuck in, I decided to scale the plans down to 95% so the entire pack would be a touch smaller to better match my body size.
The rocket is made of plastic coated card (for a smooth finish) 5mm foam board used as framework in the form of several 'rings' and a 16mm wooden dowel through the centre.
the card parts cut out:
After seeing Jango72's scratchbuild thread I too opted for a screw attachment to the jet pack body so that it could easily come off for transport/storage. I found some hose fittings that were perfect:
heres a pic showing the foamboard rings used to solidify the base of the rocket around the screw attachment:
threw a few foamboard wedges into the larger sections for strengthening:
heres a couple of shots showing the construction of the holey ring - it has a foamboard ring inside again for strength:
Once all the parts are assembled,they can be slid onto the wooden dowel:
The inside of the nosecone is filled with poly filler, as i imagine this would cop the most abuse:
so were almost there, just need to build the base which the rocket will screw into. again, a foamboard core, using small foamboard wedges under each of the fins.
and after a weekend of fun... tadaa! Still need to add a few details, and eventually I'll fill in the gaps and cracks, sand, prime and paint.