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    How long does it take to assemble a MB jet pack? What is a good glue and filler to use?


    Jay
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    Assembling that pack takes the most time of anything on that costume, especially if you're doing the multi-color ROTJ pack, which I know you are Jay.

    I used both hot glue and superglue on various parts. I used the green Squadron putty.

    I used the pvc frame system inside like on jedi-academy.com

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    Since you are so good at doing the jet packs and I know that you jet pack looks good! Guess who I will be calling when mine gets here! LOL


    Jay
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    Mr. Fett,

    Excuse my ignorance but what is green putty and where can I find it.

    As far as the glue, what brands and techniques work best?

    Thanks

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    Hope you don't mind but I will take a stab at that question.

    Green putty is found at any hobby shop like Hobby Lobby, Hobby Town or an RC store and if for filling in scratches and gaps. There is also a red putty that can be used for smaller scratches and finer detail. They both dry fairly quickly and can be sanded easily. Here is a link to a site that has the putty http://www.hobbyplace.com/tools/glue.html **they also have glue Red putty at http://catalog.craftsetc.com/viewPro...item_id=373869

    The following is a link to some good glue. It is like Super glue and comes in different thickness for the different applications.
    Thin http://catalog.craftsetc.com/viewPro...item_id=373825
    Thick http://catalog.craftsetc.com/viewPro...item_id=373827

    [img]images/smiles/icon4.gif[/img] Technique Tip: If you have a gap in your plastic that you need to fill, a good trick is to apply a little bit of glue around the edge of the gap, slowly sprinkle some baking powder into the glue. The baking soda will bind with the glue and build up a plastic like material that if you keep working your way towards the middle of the gap will fill in the gap. Once the baking powder has filled in the gap, put a little thin glue over it to bind it together. I hope this isn’t too confusing. It works real well and can be easily sanded afterwards. If anyone else has tried this method, you might chime in and explain it a little better. This is best used when the gap is too big for putty or needs to have some structural integrity.

    Am I link happy or what

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    Whoa! I've never heard that baking soda trick. Nice one!

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    I'm almost done assembling my new MB Jet Pack, all I need is a harness. So I'm in need of a harness system, any help/leads would be great -

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    You may find some leads here.

    ::edit:: (click on the word "here", then enter "harness" )

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    WHERE???

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    RA, thats where mine came from.

    Lynn

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    Lynn you have any pics of your harness? Thanks -

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    RA's is the best one !!!!
    I love mine fo' sho'
    heres a few photos of it, you can wear it two ways, over the shoulder, or cross your heart style. RA gives you plenty of slack for the perfect fit!!!






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    Is that harness strong enough to support an "old style" Bradely JP?

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    Now is there a special way for both BKBT & RA harness systems to be installed? This is my first time assembling a JP & I just want to get everything down right -

    Also, can you guys spot me some prices on these harnesses? Thanks - Jaster

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    I happened to ask BKBT the same question on harness pricing a couple days ago...I just shot ya' a PM about it.


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    Thanks for the info NH! I'm going to see what else pops up, but I'll keep the info deff -

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    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=5019&forum=6

    This thread offers some other ideas, including my own. Also, check out Seeker's custom rig. If I ever redo mine, I'm doing it HIS way!

    Mine works great for mid- to heavier-weight packs. It distributes most of the weight down to the hips and waist, instead of the shoulders.

    Let us know if you need any more help!

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    Anyone ever try something like this milkitary harness for their heavier packs?

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=59061

    I just ordered one. They have a 100% return policy, so I figured it is worth a shot.

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    That shows some promise, Bob, especially if you could replace the buckle with one like Lee found. I just wonder how long it is as you wouldn't want to to stick out below your vest. Some load bearing backs come all the way down to your hips, but I can't tell if this one does or not.


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    The harness is adjustable. It can sit however high or low you need it to.

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    I should have the pack ready in time for this delivery (6-7 days) I will post pics.

    They have several styles and weights of harnesses(sp) there under the Government Surplus section.

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    After owning a couple of different harnesses I for one still like the ST-138 PRC 25/77 military radio backpack.I've got the RA presently and sold my old JP with the ST-138.The only thing with the RA is that it really puts all the weight on the shoulders which gets tiring after a short period.Something that distributes the weight is a lot more comfortable.

    Steve

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    Steve,

    Where did you get the ST-138 PRC 25/77 military radio backpack???

    Bob

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    Off ebay.There are usually a couple on at any given time.I first got the idea for it off OB1's Jedi Acadamy site.The pack needs some stripping down,but it's perfect for a cheap price.

    Steve

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    That's what I use, too. I've worn my FG jet pack for close to eight hours before and it felt fine.

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