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    Jan 23, 2007, 3:37 PM - My scratch built ESB jetpack #1

    Just wanted to know what you guys thought...
    I made this thing from pvc pipe, sintra, a gopher poison cone, child's toys, and many other odds and ends. It took three days.

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    Jan 23, 2007, 3:39 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #2

    Great job! Would love a tutorial if you have the build up pics.


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    Jan 23, 2007, 4:29 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #3

    cool!!!!! son I will start mine, in a "all pvc" way..........
    yes, put some pics of the work in progress as a tutorial
    great work!
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    Jan 23, 2007, 7:15 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #4

    Unfortunately, I don't have any build-up pics because this was my first costume and I didn't have the forethought. However, here is my website with a picture of what the jet pack is made of. Just go to the how to page:

    home.earthlink.net/~bobafettdaddy
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    Jan 23, 2007, 7:25 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #5

    I love seeing these, people scratchbuild these for $30 of materials or buy fiberglass ones for $200+

    Most of them all end up looking great

    -=QuinN!
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    Jan 23, 2007, 11:29 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #6

    dude the pack looks great.......its actually amazing. but I keep hearing about this gopher poison that looks like the rocket and Icant seem to find that poison can youi help me out?
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    Jan 24, 2007, 6:41 AM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #7

    Go to Wal-mart and look in the lawn and garden stuff. It is a yellow cone with a white screwcap on one end. Look in the poisons. There should be some on the shelf as soon as spring starts to spring.
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    Jan 24, 2007, 8:35 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #8

    Ooh, that's great! How much does it weigh?
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    Jan 24, 2007, 8:46 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #9

    Believe it or not, 10 pounds.
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    Jan 25, 2007, 12:08 AM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #10

    10lbs? Ouch... what is it filled with?
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    Jan 25, 2007, 1:28 AM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #11

    That black ops trooper is pretty sharp! I see two different lids though...I know one is a modded Rubies but the other is what? Modified BARC trooper? Great work on the JP as well!

    -rocky b
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    Jan 25, 2007, 6:50 AM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #12

    That black ops trooper is pretty sharp! I see two different lids though...I know one is a modded Rubies but the other is what? Modified BARC trooper?
    The Black Ops in one of the pics is a modified Rubies (which I'm willing to sell to anyone who wants it). The other is my own creation based on a picture on page 30 of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game Rebellion Era Sourcebook. I took a baseball helmet, cut the visor off, then carefully bondoed a sintra built face mask onto the helmet. I made the whole thing myself. It even has an LED in the bottom right corner of the visor (which is red plexi) for effect. It's a big hit back here in Oklahoma with JediOKC. Everybody likes the black ops. Here's a closeup pic of the helmet.



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    Jan 25, 2007, 6:53 AM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #13

    10lbs? Ouch... what is it filled with?
    The interior framework is pvc pipe. That's what makes it so heavy. It's not so bad to wear, though. Mandos are tough.
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    Jan 25, 2007, 4:27 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #14

    That is frickin sweet...bravo!

    -rocky b
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    Feb 3, 2007, 4:35 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #15

    hey, BFDaddy, very good work here....I like both...!!!
    tellme please how you made the gauntlets, they look amazing!!!! I have see the templates that you have used, but the pic is blurry, and don´t undestand how to do it..............
    THXXX
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    Feb 3, 2007, 7:10 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #16

    Boba was my first costume, and progress pics are non-existant. I basically used the templates and just pieced it together bit by bit using a phenomenal substance you get at Wal-Mart called "Welder". It comes in a silver tube and you can find it over in the paint section. I then used the Smithsonian reference photos and slowed down the shots of Boba in ESB to get a good look at the gauntlets. A lot of it was less measuring and more "eyeballing" as we say in Oklahoma. I just made them look as close as I could. I then bondoed all the cracks and sanded, primered and painted them.
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    Jun 19, 2007, 2:25 PM - Re: My scratch built ESB jetpack #17

    I give many a great kudos! I was thinking about constructing mine out of styrofoam, but this seems to work just as good! Now, I'll have to go to Lowe's this week...

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