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  1. Kokuma's Avatar
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    Mar 27, 2016, 6:47 AM - Jetpack Build Up - WIP #1

    Hi All

    I decided to have a go and construct my own Jetpack.
    I used WoF's awesome templates as a base, scaled them slightly bigger and changed a few bits to make it easier to construct from 3mm and 5mm foam board.

    I know you lot like a step by step build so here goes

    I got the majority of the parts CNC cut.
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    A couple of hours or so later and its coming along nicely.
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    I'm off to get some lunch so more to follow later!
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    Mar 27, 2016, 11:30 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #2

    looking great so far
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    Mar 27, 2016, 1:47 PM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #3

    Impressive!
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    Mar 27, 2016, 2:45 PM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #4

    Most impressive!
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    Mar 28, 2016, 5:44 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #5

    thanks guys..

    OK so back to it.... heated up a 3mm thick piece of foam board for the main curved piece, bent it around a large cardboard tube and got the correct shape, trimmed it and glued it in place.

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    Added more of the main body "parts".. its beginning to look familiar

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    Mar 28, 2016, 6:04 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #6

    Wow, looks fantastic
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    Mar 28, 2016, 12:24 PM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #7

    This is great. Good timing too, as I'm going to do the same to replace my cardboard jetpack when I finish remaking my armor. I'm curious about how much you scaled it up, and how you decided how much to do that. My cardboard version seems small on me, I'm 6'2". It's reassuring to see you can shape the 3mm sintra (what I also have) to make the center tube. Do you think you'll be able to do the same for the side tanks? I was thinking of using thinner sheet to make caps and other shapes from.
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    Mar 28, 2016, 12:58 PM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #8

    Quote Gregory said: View Post
    This is great. Good timing too, as I'm going to do the same to replace my cardboard jetpack when I finish remaking my armor. I'm curious about how much you scaled it up, and how you decided how much to do that. My cardboard version seems small on me, I'm 6'2". It's reassuring to see you can shape the 3mm sintra (what I also have) to make the center tube. Do you think you'll be able to do the same for the side tanks? I was thinking of using thinner sheet to make caps and other shapes from.

    From memory and without looking at my artwork files I scaled it to 415mm wide which is about 16 1/4" I just scaled it to what i thought looked right to me looking at reference pics.

    The side tanks will be made from PVC pipe, I got a 2.5m length of pvc pipe from the local building suppliers and its close enough to the size I need... in theory you should be able to make them out of a sheet by heating and bending it.
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    Mar 31, 2016, 9:29 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #9

    Not much progress over the past few days but I've started to fill and smooth a few of the areas, will get those done before I add the side tanks and the lip and top centre box section.

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    Mar 31, 2016, 9:51 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #10

    Niiiiiice!! Lookin good Del!!
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    Mar 31, 2016, 9:54 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #11

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Niiiiiice!! Lookin good Del!!

    Not sure it'll ever be up to your standards Lou but its coming along better than I thought it would... mind you this is the easy bit, the hard parts are yet to come!
  13. Mar 31, 2016, 4:24 PM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #12

    Very nice!! What program did you use to scale them? I've built a few packs (all kind of imperfect ones built the week of a Con) so the next one I do I want to be closer to the actual size. Any advice on scaling these?

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    Apr 1, 2016, 2:54 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #13

    Quote BobasDent1138 said: View Post
    Very nice!! What program did you use to scale them? I've built a few packs (all kind of imperfect ones built the week of a Con) so the next one I do I want to be closer to the actual size. Any advice on scaling these?

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    I re-drew them up in vector format (so Illustrator or Corel Draw etc) then scaled them to how I needed the jetpack to be, then I exported the file to a CAD format ready for cutting. I cant remember the actual percentage size I went for but I can check my files later if you need to know.
  15. Apr 1, 2016, 8:37 AM - Re: Jetpack Build Up - WIP #14

    Awesome! Thanks!

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