My Jet Pack

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    My Jet Pack

    So I decided to make my own jet pack to save some money. it's turning out...ok in my opinion but there's a lot of things that I want to improve on it or would have liked to do differently. Here's the pic, I have yet to make the missile and a few other things.



    The main thing that bothers me is the unevenness of it, hopefully weathering will cover some of that up. This was my first attempt working with cardboard and fiberglass and since I've improved a lot...thankfully. Let me know what you think and what I could do to improve it.

    Forcebewitya.

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    Re: My Jet Pack

    Forcebewitya said: View Post
    The main thing that bothers me is the unevenness of it, hopefully weathering will cover some of that up. This was my first attempt working with cardboard and fiberglass and since I've improved a lot...thankfully. Let me know what you think and what I could do to improve it.

    Forcebewitya.
    Forcebewithya,

    Weathering will only cover so much bro, have you thought of maybe sanding/filing down the unevenness, making some straight angles? Since it's fiberglass, I don't think it'll be a problem. But if you can't for whatever reason..i.e. too thin etc, use bondo to shape it up and then sand it down to get the straight angles.

    Good luck and thanks for sharing your first scratchbuild, it's got potential!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: My Jet Pack

    I've been doing that for awhile now the problem is that it is very thin in places ecspecially the rectangular parts on top. I've sanded once since this picture was taken and I'll probably go over it with bondo and sand one more time but it's getting to be a burden. I'll probably get a new one eventually anyway.

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    Re: My Jet Pack

    What I would do, even tho it'd be a bit of work, is sand everything down as straight as possible and apply some thin styrene sheet to it.

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    Re: My Jet Pack

    IMHO,

    I'd say you've got the basis of a good pack...just gotta work on the details and reshaping to make it a nice one.

    Try the bondo and reshaping, it might be alot easier than you think.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: My Jet Pack

    yeah my girlfriend said she'd sand it for awhile lol. She's taking an autobody refinishing class so that will be a big part of her job and she's done a great job sanding parts for her Samus Aran costume so I'm going to have her give it a go tomorrow or friday. I'll keep this thread updated with pics it already looks better than this pic.

    Forcebewitya.

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    Wow. Wish I had a girlfriend that would help me.....

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