Mrgr8ness jet pack progress thread

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    Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Finally decided to get going on my jet pack. Its a fiberglass Ruffkintoys. Started putting on the base colors-


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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Great jet pack and and excellent start !!

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    In a word......... NICE

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Very Nice. I've got one of those on order too.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    I think the blue is off a bit.....Oh wait, thats tape!!!! Lookin good so far!!!!!
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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Where you at MRG8? You should be done by now..lol

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Sorry, guys my progress has been very slow. Trying to build too many things at once Ok, finally got the base colors done. Its very tedious work to mask off and paint all the areas. Still need to do the rocket and thrusters-



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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    That is lookin great

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    oh man that is a thing of beauty. What colour blue did you use? I have all my colours sorted except for the blue

    well done on the JP though....exceptional

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Looking good bro, I think the blue is a bit dark, but it could be the lighting.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    I used Walmart royal blue, as many others have used. The blue looks a little dark in the pictures, maybe even just a tad dark in real life too. I will have to look at it again. May have to mist something lighter over top if anyone has a suggestion. I used Krylon satin burgandy for the red, same as my gauntlets. Krylon flat white for white. I had trouble finding the yellow. I finally found a color called Yellow Ochre in a craft paint, and had to thin it and airbrush it on. It appears to be a perfect match. I found another color called Antique Gold that was also very close.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Hmm I went through a bunch of progress threads. DarthMiller's thread showed the blue to be almost exactly the same color as the painters tape. After it was weathered, it looked perfect. Wes, the blue on yours looks very good as well, would you say it is close to the painters tape? I have a million bottles of acylic paints from when I did Warhammer, so I should have something to match, but I need to find the right shade. This will be a pain to redo, but I believe you are right that it is too dark. Better to fix it now, so I will be happy in the end. Thanks!

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    For the blue on my jet pack I used Tamiya colour spray can "Brilliant Blue, TS-44" It's lighter than the blue you have used but once weatherd up looks pretty good. Theres a pic under the "Jet Pack comparisons" thread.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    i used seeker's jango colors as a base:


    http://www.r2ro.com/images/newjangojet packcolors.jpg

    then misted over the blue with some navy / black to make it less jango-ish. i was thinking of it as the same type of pack, just years and years older.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    MRG8,

    The correct color is Floquil "Light Blue".

    It should be pretty close to the masking tape blue. But in the end its what you like. The yellow is a pretty good match too.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Ok, I went to my local train hobby shop-only place around with paints. I used Polly Scale D&H Avon blue, and a dusting of craft acrylic Bright Blue, made by Apple Barrel I believe. I also took the time to cut out the exhaust slots on the bottom of the jet pack. I may do a CO2 exhaust project someday. Looks a lot better-



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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Yea man, much better!
    Good job

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Thanks for the looking out Wes. I gladly accept constructive critism, in order to better my costume

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    No prob man, it will darken up to that dirty blue very well when you start weathering it.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Delta75 said: View Post
    MRG8,

    The correct color is Floquil "Light Blue".

    It should be pretty close to the masking tape blue. But in the end its what you like. The yellow is a pretty good match too.
    You can also use Polly Scale "Light Blue". Rogue Studios said they're exactly the same paint, just one's acrylic and ones' enamel. I used one of those on my jet pack, forgot which.

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    Re: Mrgr8ness jetpack progress thread

    Well, I dusted the old jet pack off and decided to try and get it done. Got a little damage and weathering done to it-


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