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Low budget Boba jet pack

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    Low budget Boba jetpack

    Just started my jet pack- as with the rest of my costume I'm trying to build it using only what I can scrounge in my garage or get for free. The majority of the jet pack will be constructed of foam and cardboard.

    I just started the missile tonight- it's being constructed from styrene sheet. I've got to hustle if I'm going to finish by halloween.
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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    wow thats a great start

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    Wow! Looks GREAT!

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    That is just amazing work... I know that after seeing this piece, the rest of the jet pack will rival some of the best makers.

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Wow! Looks GREAT!

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    That is just amazing work... I know that after seeing this piece, the rest of the jet pack will rival some of the best makers.
    Oh I doubt that! The seam on the back side isn't so pretty but it should clean up OK. My requirements are make it cheap, fast, light and reasonably strong. Then comes accuracy!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    I have the seam on the back of my rocket too, I used the CNC laser to cut my WOF pieces out, they formed fine, and bondo covered up the seam once it was smoothed out and painted. I'm sure the styrene was easier to form, it looks to be 1/16" thick.

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    I originally wanted to make mine from thin gauge sheet steel and use my laser welder to weld it together. It would have been exceptionally light and strong. Unfortunately there just isn't time- maybe after Halloween is over.

    Jerome

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    Did you use the WOF templates to make that? Or was it freehanded?

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    WOF templates all the way!

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    the rocket is the hardest part.

    the jet pack is easy, especially after you make it once, i learned all the tricks after my first try, well it wasn't a try since i finished it. but i like my second one better

    -=QuinN!

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    I just finished the missile- now I need to get going on the rest of it!
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    WOW!! That looks FANTASTIC!! Great job, can't wait to see the rest of the pack!

    Alan

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    That's some great work there.

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    Your Boba Fett will turn out fantastic with the amount of detail I've seen... Have you transformed your car into Slave 1 yet?

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    sweet jesus...thats awesome

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    Thanks guys! Next I'm going to try and cut the jet pack body out of blue foam- should be interesting!

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    Honus said: View Post
    Thanks guys! Next I'm going to try and cut the jet pack body out of blue foam- should be interesting!
    Hey that's a good idea for a material ... your :jet pack will be VERY light-weight.

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    That missile is pimp dude.Got any progress pics?I am going to try and tackle one of these in metal as soon as I get some free time.
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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    Those are the only pics I took- I was just in too much of a hurry to get it done! I had thought of laser welding one out of thin sheet metal at my work- it would have been awesome but it just would have taken too long to make.

    I'm really hoping the blue foam idea works- it'll be a major time saver. And yes it will be very light.....

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    Here's my progress so far. I ended up making it out of cardboard as I didn't have enough blue foam.
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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    Hah, crazy!!

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    It is crazy! Who would have thought you could make a Fett costume using only what you have in your garage.......

    Here's some more progress pics. I still have the thrusters to make as well as some detail bits but it's getting there. Only one week left!
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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    Simply amazing. Inspires me to try something like this. Ive always wanted a jet pack lol

    -tubachris

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    man, that is amazing!, that's it I need to find this cardboard you're using. where did you get it????

    tell me !!! lol

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    Re: Low budget Boba jetpack

    I got it from some boxes from work. It's about 1/16" thick- it's really a kind of paperboard- very much like the stuff sold at craft stores in large sheets for use in framing art.

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    You're tellin' me that's all cardboard?????? Absolutely unbelieveable ... dude that :jet pack is amazing. I'm stunned and how well you could shape everything by just using cardboard. Awesome job!:thumbup:thumbup

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