Seeing as I'm currently waiting for parts to arrive, and for the funds to get even more parts, I decided that it would be a waste of precious time to sit and not work on something for my Jango costume. So with WizardofFlights templates and some cardboard and copious amounts of glue in hand, I sat down and started the first parts of my jet pack... the rocket.
Everything went together fairly well, so well in fact that I actually had to stop myself so that I could snap a few pictures of my progress thus far.
I still have to do some light bondo work with the spot and glazing putty, so the fins haven't been added or even constructed yet.
Here's the rocket as of this evening...
A closer look at the top of the rocket. This is the part that really needs all of the bondo attention. I really want to get rid of those ridges so it'll look smooth as a babys bottom.
Before I began the construction, I figured that it would be best to make the rocket removable for storage purposes. I didn't want it to twist or flop around, nor did I want it to be near impossible to remove with out the aid of power tools. I finally got the inspiration that I needed... I used the threaded neck and top from a Simply Orange juice bottle. Now all it takes is a quarter turn twist to lock it in place.
I'm going to start on the main body of the jet pack this weekend. I can't hardly wait. :jet pack