Over the last couple of days i decided i had better make a start on my JP. Here are my results.
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Over the last couple of days i decided i had better make a start on my JP. Here are my results.
Great stuff! Can't wait to see more progress mate. I'm considering doing one now as well, I'm thinking it will be cheaper than buying from BM or MLC.
What materials are you using mate?
hi mate, i am using some 2mm plastic board from the Norwich group (might even have enough for a second JP), it is really sturdy stuff yet pliable enough to bend and cut. I am also using 56mm BT ducting for the fuel cells and i got lots of that you can have. Seriously i knocked this up in just two sessions. I am usings WOF's plans and they are really simple to follow. Believe me i am not spending £200 + when i can make my own as good as this
If you want to make one i can print you off the templates and see what material i got left. I even lend a hand if you want.
I got to still make the rocket (gulp) and add the last few bits to the body but hey its almost there
this way i might even have my costume ready for Jeremy Bullock in November (I still don't have a back plate but i might be able to get away with that due to the jet pack).
btw got the first couple of coats of silver on the bucket and will be painting it this weekend
Glad to hear the bucket is coming along!
If you could sort me out some template that would be great. Any left over material you have would also be much appreciated. let me know what you want for it. I've got some acrylic for your RF as well that just needs to be cut.
Keep me updated with this mate, it looks awesome!
Nice work so far. What type of glue did you use to hold everything together?
WOW! Jon, look at that!
Really great, can't wait to see it painted!
Well a little more progress. I have added the central tank and the extensions to one side of it (it looks a little lop sided with only one side of the body done). All in all it isn't looking too bad although it does need a lot of filling and sanding, also i need to trim the fual tank covers (they seem a little long and you can see the 'new' lines where i intend to shorten them)
Looking good! WOF templates I guess?? I've got a bunch of those pieces laser cut laying around...
I'm starting to see it come together.
I gotta get to work priming mine and painting it.
Looking real good! Can't wait to see the final result!
i love the scratchbuilt revolution brought on by WOF's plans
Looks great-keep going!
That is looking GREAT!! That is moving along nicely. Can't wait to see the finished project. What thickness material are you using?
Keep up the fantastic work!!
the stuff i am using is 2mm thick sign makers plastic. It is really nice as it is easy to cut but is extremely firm when put together (this thing will takes loads of knocks)
btw WoF's templates can be found at; (for those of you who have asked )
Any updates on this Ronin?
Can't wait to see what it looks like with the primer on.
will be doing a bit more on it this week, needs sanding, filling and priming. Then just the rocket to make.
btw does anyone know where i can get the thrusters as i don't think i will be able to make those.
I just started bondoing my JP yesterday.
Well done, it looks great!
looking a little more symetrical but very untidy (putty all over it). I also installed the curved plate behind the rocket housing.
That is turning out absolutely wonderful Did you start the rocket yet?
i remember when mine looked like that. sure is getting there. nice work
I have finally gotten of my backside and done some more on this kiddie. Its still very rough around the edges and needs a lot of sanding (and a bit more filling). I am currently working on the fuel cell caps (thanks WoF for the templates ).
anyway here it is.......
WOW!! Great job Jon!
smooth that thing out and you'll have one of the best scratches here
it is almost done now. I was just waiting to get a good coat of primer on it before i posted more pics. There is only one thing i don't like on it though and that is the diameter of the fuel cells (they are too narrow). This in turn has made the cell caps look too tall (you will see in the next load of pics).
Well just bought some 2 inch wooden balls for my thrusters. I will post pics ASAP as i want ot have them finished by the weekend.
Great Jet Pack
Whoa! That is an insanely good scratchbuild!!! Kudos to you!
I really let the dust build up on my scratchbuild 2.0 for the jet pack. I wanted to mold it up so i can make a sturdy reproduction and have a hollow inside for goodies and stuff. School must have gotten in the way and I put it off .
Yours is definately looking kit worthy. Dunno if you have the resources but this turned out very nice
Its ok but the fuel cells are too narrow (should be approx 64mm in diameter and mine are only about 54mm wide). Still it will do as version 1. When i eventually finish it, I might think about upgrading the fuel cells to the correct width, then if i can figure out a feasible way to do it, i might cast it. Just got to get this bl00dy bucket finished first (it will be molded again next month).
thanks for all the really kind comments though guys, i feel kinda humbled as i know there are far better scratch built JP's out there.
Awsome jet pack mate! look spot on!
I decided before i got any further with this bad boy that i would correct the fuel cells. The old one were far too narrow and thanks to Mandalore697 (Dan) i managed to get the correct size tubing. See what you all think.
There is a before photo and two modified.
That looks awesome mate, and a lot better too. I'm looking forward to seeing mine all completed now!
That looks GREAT Jon. Congrats
Cheers guys. those comments mean a lot to me
once again, thanks Dan for the tubing. You are a star mate
put keys on there and i say take a crack at molding the sucker.
one of the cleanest scratchbuilts i've ever seen.
Thanks for the kind words mate, I really hope I can make some progress soon. It's been sitting around for a while!
One thing I did notice though, I was looking at BM's pack on his site and noticed that the central column on his JP is the same width as the housing for the rocket. On yours it does look as if the central column is not as wide as the housing.
Perhaps you could add some filler to make these match up?
Or maybe once the "teeth" are on there it will look right!?
Last edited by mandalore697; 03-06-2007 at 07:19 AM. Reason: spelling
Good work with that recent modification ... it looks much better!
If you look at the bottom of my central column it is in fact nearly the same diameter as the rocket housing. Well spotted though mate
That Jet Pack is looking fantasic!! Great job! I am really looking forward to seeing it completed.
What size tubing did you end up using?
Very Nice work!
... if only my projects could look that good.
Well its almost there guys . I just need to add the bottom fuel cells caps and the internal system for holding the harness clips and then i can start painting this thing (oh and the thrusters :o )
That is a SWEET!! looking JP hope mine comes out as well.
This is really a great job!!
Great job Ronin, my respect !:thumbup
Hope you´ll finish it until CE !
Lookin awsome I wish I had that kind of skills....
great job! i've seen fiberglass ones that don't come close to that!
Great job! Very inspiring work!
That looks fantastic Jon!! Are you going to make a mold of this?
Alan (WoF). Without you buddy, this JP wouldn't exist, so many many thanks to you mate :thumbup
I have just finished the bottom fuel cell caps and will start painting it ASAP. Will keep you all posted.
once again thanks for all the encouragement.
Freaking outstanding work on the scratchbuild Jon! Damm, bro, sweet job!
Thanks for sharing!
Once again though buddy, thanks for your templates. All i did was 'bolt' everything together, i my opinion you did the hard work
looks great! u have some serious scratch skills!
Finally got the last bits of my JP. These arrived this morning and they are the dogs nuts ( i really can't say how wonderful these are, thanks Daz aka. Bobamaker)
now just to fit these and then treat you all with the painted finished product.
Complete. just needs a lick of paint now
DUUUUUUDE! That is awesome mate! I only hope mine can turn out as good!
You can't ask for better than that!! Wonderful job! A jet pack to be proud of.
excellent job! there's a project to be proud of!
That looks awesome! Can't wait to see the painted version.
keep up the good work!!
Wow! Fantastic work so far bro!
What an amazing job on that jet pack, it looks very sharp.
That looks great! Congratulations Jon Will you be painting anytime soon?
looks insane man nice work!
Can't wait to see this up close at CE buddy... Great work bro!
When do we get to see the 'Tutti-Fruity' paint job...
Well the painting has finally begun. Its a little bit shiny at the mo but with some weathering and dull coat i think it will be ok
Good look Ronin, and a perfect scratch
I was referring to the scratch built :o
Great work buddy... just hope mine turns out as good?
You may wanna put them on first then use the wash after that... then use scotch bright (or similar) to take off some of the edges to bring the silver through? at least that is what I was gonna do?
p.s. A week to go!!
I think you are right. I will put the scratches on first and then wash it. I might then add additional scratches to create an 'old' and 'new' scratch look.
Just a quick thought. do you need those bits for CE, otherwise i might be a good excuse to meet up at CE (i can hand you the cape and spikes in person). If you need them for CE i will post immediately
No worries Jon - The cape and spikes are not gonna complete any almost finished suit! but a welcome addition to the items I do have
bring them along to CE buddy and will chat over that/those pints I owe ya?
As for the scratches IMO it would look better if you went for the 'old' and 'new' look... the scotch bright is/would only be used very lightly to take away any wash in that area and create any fine scratch details. hope that helps or even makes sense...
Some great progress there mate. Can't wait for CE now, was just wondering how well you would be able to drive whilst wearing the helmet? It may make our road trip down pretty interesting!!
Now that would be interesting to see...