Jetpack HarnessSubscribe
  1. ObitomoFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    137
    Nov 2, 2015, 1:46 AM - Jetpack Harness #1

    Hey guys!

    I want to save a little money on a JP harness and I'm not fussed on movie accuracy, so I was wondering what the best harness I should go for?

    Also if anyone has scratchbuilding one I'd love to see it!
  2. Become a member for 90 days and create 50 posts and you won't see these ads.Register now!
  3. WTFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    434
    Nov 2, 2015, 7:21 AM - Re: Jetpack Harness #2

    Backpacks or surplus army pack straps have been hacked up successfully before, and they can be found cheaply. I'd definitely suggest some kind of strap that connects in the front across your chest in addition to shoulder straps though to carry the weight.
  4. ObitomoFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    137
    Nov 2, 2015, 7:47 AM - Re: Jetpack Harness #3

    Quote WTFett said: View Post
    Backpacks or surplus army pack straps have been hacked up successfully before, and they can be found cheaply. I'd definitely suggest some kind of strap that connects in the front across your chest in addition to shoulder straps though to carry the weight.
    Has anyone done a scratchbuild?
    Would TK409'S guide be useful

    TK409.com Do-It-Yourself Star Wars Props - BOBA FETT COSTUME PROP ARMOR TK-409

    Refer to Jetpack Harness
  5. WTFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    434
    Nov 2, 2015, 8:13 AM - Re: Jetpack Harness #4

    That guide would probably work. That's pretty similar to the general shape of the strapping for the metal frame harnesses. You might have to finagle some of the straps so they don't slide around but that design should work fine.
  6. kevnaminute's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    130
    Nov 2, 2015, 3:41 PM - Re: Jetpack Harness #5

    I have one from Seeker that works pretty well. Here's a link to his Jango harness thread. But he does Boba as well, click on his flickr account to see pics. Very reasonable cost.

    PM him for cost.
  7. ObitomoFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    137
    Nov 2, 2015, 4:56 PM - Re: Jetpack Harness #6

    Quote WTFett said: View Post
    That guide would probably work. That's pretty similar to the general shape of the strapping for the metal frame harnesses. You might have to finagle some of the straps so they don't slide around but that design should work fine.
    I was thinking of getting some seat belt webbing to try it out, but I'm not liking the Velcro bit. Wouldn't it come undone due to the weight?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote kevnaminute said: View Post
    I have one from Seeker that works pretty well. Here's a link to his Jango harness thread. But he does Boba as well, click on his flickr account to see pics. Very reasonable cost.

    PM him for cost.
    Currently messaging Seeker
  8. WTFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    434
    Nov 3, 2015, 8:00 AM - Re: Jetpack Harness #7

    Quote ObitomoFett said: View Post
    I was thinking of getting some seat belt webbing to try it out, but I'm not liking the Velcro bit. Wouldn't it come undone due to the weight?
    I think because the weight is pulling along the the velcro horizontally it would probably stay put if the contact area was long enough. Or you just sew the straps and eliminate the velcro. Once you have it set up you shouldn't need to adjust anything.
  9. ObitomoFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    137
    Nov 3, 2015, 8:24 AM - Re: Jetpack Harness #8

    Quote WTFett said: View Post
    I think because the weight is pulling along the the velcro horizontally it would probably stay put if the contact area was long enough. Or you just sew the straps and eliminate the velcro. Once you have it set up you shouldn't need to adjust anything.
    Is there a way to add padding in order to make the rig more comfortable?
  10. WTFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    434
    Nov 3, 2015, 9:12 AM - Re: Jetpack Harness #9

    That's where I'd harvest some backpack straps.

Similar Threads

  1. attaching jetpack harness to jetpack HELP NEEDED
    By jangofett76 in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jul 28, 2013, 6:00 PM
  2. screen accurate jetpack harness for my mow jetpack
    By sgt kal in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep 24, 2012, 1:52 PM
  3. Jetpack Harness
    By Richroat in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Aug 30, 2012, 6:38 PM
  4. attaching jetpack harness to jetpack HELP NEEDED
    By jangofett76 in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Sep 5, 2011, 7:50 PM
  5. JETPACK HARNESS
    By FettDad in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Sep 29, 2008, 4:27 PM