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  1. Geo's Avatar
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    Mar 29, 2005, 6:12 PM - Mini-Me jetpack #1

    Okay, here are the most current photos of my son's Custom Mando! I'm still refining and tweaking as much as possible before we have to leave for C3 tomorrow. The rangefinder is not on yet as well as the hoses aren't attached. The Ab-plate is off because I need to cut down the chest, ab and collar armor a bit. Other than a little "dirtying up" (he doesn't want any) I'm done! Whew! Enjoy!

    Geo

    Here are some pics of my 8 year old son's jet pack that I'm scratchbuilding for him. I'm making him a Custom Mandolorian for C3. Utilizing anything I can find. Rocket parts, air fresheners, both electric and cone-shaped, wooden discs, pvc pipe, paintball gun speed loading tubes, and lots of sintra.

    Also, the trash can armor works great for kids too!

    More pics to come later, I'm going out of town for 5 days and won't be back 'til Monday.

    Geo
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    Last edited by Geo; Apr 19, 2005 at 5:21 PM. Reason: Update
  2. Eagleskull's Avatar
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    Mar 29, 2005, 6:17 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #2

    Thats an awesome jet pack, i love the way it looks.
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    Mar 29, 2005, 6:20 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #3

    He wants smaller rockets on top of the red tubes, but I told him that will have to wait til I get the rest of his costume done first. He wants it to be Gold and silver with red highlights... His favorite color is RED! Possibly going to put vacuum tubes inside the red tubes also.

    Geo
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    Mar 29, 2005, 6:45 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #4

    THAT'S REALLY GREAT!!!

    NICE WORK! Your kid must be SOOOOOOOOOOOO Happy!!!

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    Mar 29, 2005, 6:48 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #5

    That thing rock's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 29, 2005, 6:54 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #6

    Too Cool! What a rad pack!
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    Mar 29, 2005, 7:20 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #7

    Cool Pack! What's that piece in the middle of the main canister with the slits? It looks familiar, like a Star Trek bridge. It's cool too.
  8. Mar 29, 2005, 7:58 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #8

    That part in the middle of the main canister is a plastic cover to a plugin air freshener. I've got 3 or 4 of em at home. Looks Awsome tho, very inventive!!!!! Wish my dad could have done this for me when I was that age.
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    Mar 29, 2005, 8:07 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #9

    Outstanding jet pack !! ... thats one lucky kid
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    Mar 29, 2005, 8:40 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #10

    Sweeeet!
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    Mar 29, 2005, 9:51 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #11

    That's one lucky kid. My jet pack probably won't turn out that nice. Great work.
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    Mar 30, 2005, 12:21 AM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #12

    GEO! You Suck! Bein' all Super-Dad! Sheesh! I am going to steal it from your son! That is what I am talkin' about!...OK, you don't suck. Sorry.

    John
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    Mar 30, 2005, 4:40 AM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #13

    very cool Geo, your kids going to rock!
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    Mar 30, 2005, 8:33 AM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #14

    My son is going to dress up as Boba at CIII. I only have a JD kid's helmet (which rocks), the commercial toy armor, gauntlets and blaster and grey sweats. I'm such a horrible dad!
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    Mar 30, 2005, 9:16 AM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #15

    Love the design.

    Show us pics of when it painted.

    David
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    Mar 30, 2005, 2:38 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #16

    I think it looks awesome as is!!! I wouldn't even paint it as the red on the side tanks looks freakin' awesome clear!!


    Steve
  17. Mar 31, 2005, 11:36 AM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #17

    I agree its the tank would look excellent clear. As for the pack Wow! Thats one lucky kid you've got their. :jet pack
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    Mar 31, 2005, 10:36 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #18

    NICE! I like that design a lot

    dan
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    Apr 3, 2005, 3:13 AM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #19

    I love it...well except for the rocket, it looks a little small IMHO, but the rest of the pack is sweet! Here's an idea, leave the tanks clear and fill them with water to slosh around - IE rocket fuel!
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    Apr 3, 2005, 2:55 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #20

    Yea that is totally bad ass. I would but some of the ribbed hoses like on the Tie helmets into the red tubes and fill with liquid.
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    Apr 4, 2005, 12:38 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #21

    Sorry for not posting again until today. My wife and I took a short vacation to Sedona, Arizona. Fantastically relaxing and fun! Got back last night.

    Anyway, THANKS for ALL of the great complements! It's been fun doing this. As far as painting and such, I was planning on leaving the red tubes clear and not painting them. (that's why I bought them in red).

    Yes Stormtrooper@rushmore, that pice is a plug-in. It was the one with a small motorized fan unit.

    I know the rocket is slightly smaller to scale also. But hey, who else other than "We the anal" (myself included when time permits) would notice.

    I basically scaled down the plans to roughly 70% for it to fit my son. The rocket is about 60-65% scale.

    I found a rocket at a hobby store that had the perfect pice and all I had to do was cut it in half and flip those to make the top part with the little fins on it. The upper most piece is a plastic propeller cone.

    Water sounds cool too, thought about it but then he's only 8 yrs old. hate to have a soaked 8 yr old at C3.

    Will post new pics when I paint it.

    Thanks again for allof the nice complements!

    Geo
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    Apr 4, 2005, 9:20 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #22

    Dude thats too cool! if you filled them with water you could run a tube to a squirt gun that you could intergrate into the left gauntlet and full the speed loaders with some ExTrEmLy flamable liquid, and then put a mini-pen tourch just past the front nozzle of the squirt gun and then when that kid gets a-squirtin' it'll be the 4th of July!!!

    Well...maybe not... but it seemed like a good idea at the time!

    Keep us posted on his mando progress! Thats too cool!
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    Apr 19, 2005, 5:28 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #23

    Update at top BUMP! Enjoy!

    Geo
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    Apr 19, 2005, 6:03 PM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #24

    Dude! Looks great. I bet your son is proud of his costume!
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    Apr 20, 2005, 10:04 AM - Re: Mini-Me jetpack #25

    Thanks. He can't wait to wear it at C3. I don't know how long he'll wear the jet pack. It's a bit heavy for him. I could've used a week just in tweaking and fittng. Oh well, soon we're leaving for Indy today. Still have a ton of work to do.

    Geo

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