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    Aug 2, 2014, 8:28 PM - FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #1

    I decided to post this up as im doing some things differently than i have in the past. Its not going to be a full on step by step because i dont have the time to take pics of EVRYTHING...but im gonna do my best!

    So the first thing i wanted to address is the newer way MOW supplies the "teeth" for the packs. He's been doing it this way for a little bit and i think it works out for the buyer and the maker. Makerwise, and im sure this was part of the reason he did this, its good because this area likely went firswt on the molds, so now when the teeth molds go he doesnt have to make a mold of the entire pack again..saveas alot of time and money on his end. On our end, it gives you options for custom variations, and also assures us we will get clean pulls of the teeth (no pun intended!).

    So they come like this...one for eqach side..


    The only downside i see to this is that it adds an extra edge on top of the teeth...


    Rather than attach this part and then try and fill that seem without getting anything between the teeth....i take my mouse sander and sand the top edge off. You have to be careful when you do this as it weakens the piece a bit...this wont matter once its attched, and even if you broke it, you could just glue it on in 2 pieces, but i try not to do that lol. So i sand it until that top lip is paper thin. You can kind of see it here...im holding it upside down so the light goes through and you can see how thin i made it.


    I then just snap it off with my fingers and clean it up with an x-acto knife.


    As you can see it looks much cleaner now when installed




    After this i attached the slotted ring to the boday and sanded washed and primed the main body of the pack.


    Then i moved onto the rocket. I usually do my builds so the rocket can be broken down into 2 pieces when removed from the pack as this makes it easier to pack up for transport. I have used magnets in the past, but have had rowdy teenagers pull the top part off and try running away with it...(very thankful for squires!)..so i had done a few packs with a threaded rod that goes from the top part of the rocket through the bottom half and then into the pack with a wingnut. But that was kind of cumbersome and then the top part of the rocket had a long rod sticking out when you need to pack it away.

    So i came up with using one of the screws i use to attach armor to vests, and putting a nut into the base half of the rocket.


    First we need to remove some of the bottom of the top part of the rocket to compensate for the thickness of the nut that will be attached in the bottom half of the rocket.

    Cut and cleaned up


    Now we need to attach the scew to the top part of the rocket
    I marked off the size of the head of the screw with a pen and centered it best i could



    i then countersunk a hole the same size and test fit the screw



    I then used zap a gap to glue the screw in..and then to fill the space




    Now we need to add the nut to the other half of the rocket....drill a hole about the diameter of the screw you just used (or a tad wider) in the center of the inset


    Thread the nut onmto the screw leaving a few threads exposed..so the nut is not fully on the screw


    then put the collar on the top half of the rocket..put some zap a gap on the edges of the nut and place the rocket into the bottom half..amke sure it stays straight!


    Let the glue set for a few seconds and GENTLY unscrew the top part. This should leave you with the nut glued ionto the bottom half of the rocket


    I then put some more zap a gap around the nut and sprayed some zip kicker on it to fill any gaps on the bottom of the nut. Then i filled the inset with resin up to the top of the nut


    Let this set for however long the resin(or epoxy) you use takes to FULLY set. You now can thread the top half of the rocket into the bottom half

    I will add a short threaded rod to the bottom of the bottom half of the rocket and drill a hole in the main body and attch with a large washer and wing nut...i will do the same with the thrusters.
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    Aug 3, 2014, 10:54 AM - Re: MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #2

    Nice work
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    Aug 3, 2014, 11:46 AM - Re: MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #3

    Im dently going to whatch this build.
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    Feb 3, 2015, 7:35 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #4

    Any chance you have the rest of this thread hidden away somewhere DVH?
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    Feb 3, 2015, 8:08 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #5

    Oh, I was on holidays when you posted this. This is GREAT STUFF, Lou! So yeah, where's the rest?
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    Feb 3, 2015, 8:15 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #6

    Ya know whats sad....is i haven't worked on it since this...with my move i had to pack away the bigger stuff. I switched to painting his armor as that was easier in the small space i have set up until i get the shop up.

    ***side note, i ended up adding more resin to that rocket section with the nut. I put a screw into the nut and filled it a bit more to completely encapsulate the nut. When the resin cured i took a screw driver and unscrewed the screw.

    Glad it got bumped though, because i should be back on this pack soon!
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    Feb 5, 2015, 6:23 AM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #7

    Dam Lou, this is gonna be BADAS!!!
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    Feb 5, 2015, 9:50 AM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #8

    Looking great so far Lou......
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    May 16, 2015, 6:08 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #9

    Ok i FINALLY got to get to more of this. The threaded rods are now in the thrusters and the lower rocket. I drilled the holes with a drill press to make the nice and straight. I put zap-a-gap in the holes and threaded the rods into the parts.




    I also drilled the corresponding holes into the pack. Oddy, the thruster is too big for the indentaion on the right side only, so i had to dremel out a tiny bit around it to make it fit.



    I also decided to add screws to the beacon and stabilizer.



    here is the beacon mostly painted. the strip around the middle was still wet when i took the pic, but it is in fact a flat black.The stabilizer is just silver and nothing fun to look at lol.

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    May 16, 2015, 6:30 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #10

    Nice work Lou. I am curious about your jet pack stand, what is it?
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    May 16, 2015, 7:21 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #11

    Looks like an old guitar stand
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    May 16, 2015, 8:24 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #12

    Thanks Dave!

    Yep..its a guitar stand! Someone here posted a jetpack on one and i was like HOLY COW HOW DID I NOT THINK OF THAT! ..i went on e-bay and got 2 of them. they were $12 each. i chopped a littl off the front of it as it hooked up sharply and was kinda in the way. But they work fantastic!
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    May 16, 2015, 9:23 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #13

    lol hells yeah! my guitar lost it's stand a while ago too! some things just make sense ha

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    May 16, 2015, 11:43 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #14

    Ahhh now I see thanks guys!
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    May 17, 2015, 10:48 AM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #15

    That's a great idea for the stand DVH and jbdubs. I going to have to borrow that idea from you!
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    May 18, 2015, 8:37 PM - Re: FETTWERKS-MOW ROTJ Jetpack build/paintup for Verbal21 #16

    I masked and sprayed the blue on the main pack today, but havent snapped a pic yet...photo tomorrow!

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