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    Mar 11, 2008, 8:52 PM - My Jetpack #1

    I'd say it's 90%. A few tweeks on the thrusters and some damage here and there, but this is how it looks today. I got this kit VERY cheap and I know it's not nearly 100% accurate, but it's good enough for me for now. I have had to put A LOT of work into this to get it here. It arrived broken, the thruster housings were almost ripped off when I opened the box. I have put so much time into it and I think it came out pretty well. I'm not a master painter by any means, but I do like it. I think my Fett is going to rock! Enjoy the pictures.


    HOW IT STARED OUT:






    HOW IT IS NOW






    -Matt
    Last edited by jawafive; Mar 11, 2008 at 9:03 PM.
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    Mar 11, 2008, 8:59 PM - Re: My Jetpack #2

    looks great dude! you should post before and after pictures for effect! no but really, it looks like it's going to be sweet.
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    Mar 11, 2008, 9:04 PM - Re: My Jetpack #3

    Did that for ya man. That is the original seller's pic. I believe this is a goldenarmor piece.
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    Mar 11, 2008, 9:49 PM - Re: My Jetpack #4

    very nice paint job!..... did u use laytex masking? or mustard?
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    Mar 11, 2008, 10:03 PM - Re: My Jetpack #5

    I used some latex I had left from making Batman costumes. It's a little thicker than the stuff you get at the craft store, so I found it easier to shape to my liking.
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    Mar 11, 2008, 10:06 PM - Re: My Jetpack #6

    Quote jawafive said: View Post
    Did that for ya man. That is the original seller's pic. I believe this is a goldenarmor piece.
    DANG! that looks great! awesome job dude!
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    Mar 11, 2008, 11:11 PM - Re: My Jetpack #7

    Hey, I recognize that set of keys
    you took a $100 JP and turned that into a fantastic ROTJ masterpiece! it doesn't look like the same pack to me, are you sure it's the same one????
    well done Matt.

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    Mar 12, 2008, 2:01 AM - Re: My Jetpack #8

    Very nice job ... it looks great. One little recommendation: the stabilizer looks at bit tall. You may want to trim it down if possible.
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    Mar 12, 2008, 8:19 AM - Re: My Jetpack #9

    Thanks Jimmy. I'll take a dremel to it a little bit later.

    -Matt
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    Mar 12, 2008, 8:22 AM - Re: My Jetpack #10

    Also, the thrusters look like they're tilting inwards. Otherwise, great job!
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    Mar 12, 2008, 8:36 AM - Re: My Jetpack #11

    They're not permanantly fixed in that position. The MLC thrusters are a little too small for the holes that were already there so I'm padding them to make them fit. The right one needs more, but the left is pretty good.
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    Mar 12, 2008, 9:23 AM - Re: My Jetpack #12

    Excellent job on the pack! This is the one part of the costume I'm dreading to do as I have no experience painting something with such intricate detail. Yours looks great!
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    Mar 19, 2008, 3:36 PM - Re: My Jetpack #13

    by the power of greyskull and oprah magazine, that's a fine looking jet pack.
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    Mar 19, 2008, 6:32 PM - Re: My Jetpack #14

    Quote saint_nasty said: View Post
    by the power of greyskull and oprah magazine, that's a fine looking jet pack.
    So true, that's funny.
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    Apr 15, 2008, 4:03 PM - Re: My Jetpack #15

    Quote gbeef said: View Post
    very nice paint job!..... did u use laytex masking? or mustard?
    Mustard?
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    Apr 15, 2008, 6:42 PM - Re: My Jetpack #16

    Quote Slave I said: View Post
    Mustard?

    ...the newest "thing" in liquid mask....while I haven't used it personally I've seen the results and they are on par with most run of the mill liquid masks.

    Nice JP by the way!
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    Apr 15, 2008, 7:15 PM - Re: My Jetpack #17

    Nice job! Did you use a piece of the Renuzit air freshener for the stabilizer?
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    Apr 15, 2008, 9:38 PM - Re: My Jetpack #18

    Quote DL44 Blaster said: View Post
    ...the newest "thing" in liquid mask....while I haven't used it personally I've seen the results and they are on par with most run of the mill liquid masks.

    Nice JP by the way!

    Okay, so it's a variety of masking, then? I thought people must be thinning down condiments and brushing them on.
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    Apr 15, 2008, 10:36 PM - Re: My Jetpack #19

    I did all the scratches by scraping paint away except for the rocket, which I did with thinned-down latex for mask-making. It's essentially the same thing as the masking fluid you go to the store and buy by the time I'm done with it.

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