Jet Pack Vent Placement

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    Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Hey gang,

    I'm working on a WOF Boba Fett jet pack.

    I'm at the point where the vent needs to be built. However, I'm not sure how it should sit in the main body... or how deep it should be????

    I did a quick diagram using a page from WOF's temps.

    Should the vent sit like (A) same angle as the bottom of the jet pack or (B) the vent's top sitting parallel with the top deck?

    If someone out there with a jet pack could please let me know how deep the vent should be and how the vent should sit? I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Angled.

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    'A' is the correct option

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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Thanks guys,
    If I made the vent's dept 3/4" deep would that be too shallow or should I make it an 1"?

    Thanks.

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    1" or 25mm I think is about right? at least that's what i'm gonna do?

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    The vent should be 1" deep.

    As for the position, angles or straight... most of the packs that I've seen are like diagram "a". I personally made mine like diagram "b", and I think that it looks really good that way.

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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Hi gang, it's me again.
    I finally have some free time, so I've been working on my jet pack.

    I need some advice regarding what vent design I should use. I'm shooting for a ROTJ look. I'm not sure if I'm suppose to be using the initial design in WOF templates or follow the Alternative design from "the Art of Star Wars"????

    Does anyone have any insight on this matter and could someone please post photos of the different vents?

    Thanks.

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    I think that all the jet pack have the vents like the MoM jet pack. And after they did a repair on the AoSW jet pack. I don't know why but this is what I think. If you look them you will see that the AoSW is like a forex piece glued on and painted.


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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    As everyone said... Style A Here is a shot of the MoM RotJ rocket pack.
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    And the AoSW/C4 rocket pack
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    In regard to what rocket pack is more "RotJ accurate" I am not sure that is a fair question. Multiple rocket packs were used in RotJ. Below is a photo of the pack we now call the AoSW/C4 pack... if you look closely, it appears that there is no cover plate on the bottom at all, just an empty hole.
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Fettenstein01, any progress photos.

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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Thanks for the advice everyone. A bigger thanks to Art for the super detailed photos of the vent. These will really help.

    I kind of knew the progress photo question would come up soon. I took a few photos this morning.

    Go easy, this is my first attempt at building model parts from scratch. Everything is made from sheets of styrene.

    Anyway as I said before, I'm working really slow on this and I have a lot of filling and sanding to do.

    Thanks again fellow members.
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    Sweet, that is just the part I am upto next! That looks great, can't wait to see the rest of the build.

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    Hey there,

    I finished my vent and paced it in the body.

    Please excuse the JB weld. I've been using it as a filler for small gaps and scratches. I still need to make the vent's grill or not... seeing the ROTJ pack only had a hole.

    I may make the grill out of aluminium. My plastic prototype seems a bit flimsy.
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    what are you using for materials? this looks great....

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    that looks great!!

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    Very nice progress! Are you using styrene, sintra, or something else?

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    Thanks everyone.

    I've been using styrene and Testors plastic cement. I also reinforce all the joints with JB Weld.

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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Hello fellow members. It's been awhile but I'm finally back at it. I'm setting out to finish this jet pack. It's only taken 2 1/2 years! This jet pack is a scratch build and there's no way it's going to be a total accurate build.

    Anyway I'm trying to stay as accurate as I can... where it counts. I have a few small concerns that I hope some of you may be able to shed some light on.

    First question: Please keep in mind that I'm doing a ROTJ pack. I've noticed in photos that the piece of the rocket that sits under the top cone has 2 small holes in the side. Is that just a ESB/PP feature or do all versions have that? Should I incorporate that detail and are there 2 holes on either side?

    Second question: I'm not sure if this was on the actual movie prop but is there suppose to be an extra disk sitting between the shaft (labeled A) and the part (labeled B)? It shows up in some photos and other movie stills it's not clear.

    I hope to post more photos soon. I'm currently working on the thrusters. I'll try to stay in touch.
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Well I worked a little on the thrusters this weekend. There's a very weird story behind the spheres. My wife and I bought a house last year and I found them way under the basement steps while cleaning. There they were 2 toy balls and they must of been left there by another owner, because the people we bought the house from didn't have kids. They're the perfect size!

    Anyway, I'm posting some progress shots of the thrusters, main body and the rocket (which I've added some detail to). I still have a lot of work to do.

    Enjoy.
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Here's a shot of the shin tools I scratch built last spring. I've already posted these here but on another thread. I thought I share them on this thread as well.
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    Re: Jet Pack Vent Placement

    Hey! I did not think of doing the the thruster details (pic# 3) like that when I scratchbuilt mine. I may have to redo mine since I'm in the process of modding my pack. Thanks for the pics and the idea!

    Fettenstein01 said: View Post
    Well I worked a little on the thrusters this weekend. There's a very weird story behind the spheres. My wife and I bought a house last year and I found them way under the basement steps while cleaning. There they were 2 toy balls and they must of been left there by another owner, because the people we bought the house from didn't have kids. They're the perfect size!

    Anyway, I'm posting some progress shots of the thrusters, main body and the rocket (which I've added some detail to). I still have a lot of work to do.

    Enjoy.

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    You're welcome clonecollector. That's what this forum is all about... sharing ideas.

    Can anyone tell me what this wire ring is (if that's what it is), and why its there?
    Thanks.
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    Art Andrews said: View Post
    In regard to what rocket pack is more "RotJ accurate" I am not sure that is a fair question. Multiple rocket packs were used in RotJ. Below is a photo of the pack we now call the AoSW/C4 pack... if you look closely, it appears that there is no cover plate on the bottom at all, just an empty hole.
    That's right Art.
    is this the same pack as the "Heilman" photos show?
    In those pics, the vents are missing.
    I believe they were taken before the scene above was filmed.

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