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    Feb 22, 2014, 2:29 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #51

    Hi again, Iīve boguht some PVC pipes with the correct diameters to continue with thi scratch build...



    A friend of the Spanish Garrison told me that the jetpack missile he has is a little bit short, he thinks that it must be larger in order to pass a little bit above the helmet, what do you think with this result?



    Jajajajajajajajaja I was joking, it looked a funny image for show you...

    Ok, letīs get serious, the PVC pipes have standard measures and if you need a different diameter you have to make it yourself, so I decided to put some 2 milimeter plastic board around one of them to get the desired diameter (I have to do this in two layers). To adapt the plastic board to pipeīs shape I used a hot blower. You have to take care not to burn the floor if you have wooden floor, in this case I have a ceramic floor so it doesnīt matter..















    Now I follow with the rest...











    Tbhe largest pipe is for smoke xtract use, it has 120 milimeters of diameter, it is easy to cut with hobby knife making three or four passes you can crash it a very clean way, then you have to cut the sides to fit your pieces...



    Well the pipe in itīs place, donīt take care now about the separations between this big pipe and the side pieces because this space will be closed with other pieces, and epoxi plaster...



    Now you can see what I was trying to xplain about the side pieces that close the separations...





    Well, thatīs it I hope you like it....
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    Feb 22, 2014, 2:36 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #52

    Some more advances....

    Now I show you one the most difficult piece in my opinion....









    Now itīs time to make some angle cuts, this is very tricky...





    I have to see how it fits..





    Now itīs the turn of one of the top side cilinders...





    Before glue anything, I like to put the pieces together to see the result...



    Iīm closer to finish it....
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    Feb 22, 2014, 2:41 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #53

    Letīs finish the side small cilinder...





    The cap...



    Some sanding and the line made, all with some primer...





    Now itīs time to mold it because I donīt want to repeat this process three other times and take in count that the bottom cilinders have some differences in their tops... Iīll solve this in my home lathe...



    I put some child plaster in order to avoid the silicone to filter inside..









    Itīs time to wait 24 hours to let the silicone to cure...



    How itīll look like?...

    Weīll se the result other day I think that I have putted to many images for today, I hope not to be boring... see you all, thanks for watching and greetings from Spain...
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    Feb 22, 2014, 6:11 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #54

    Everything is excellent so far, it's giving me motivation to finnish my own jet pack build.
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    Feb 22, 2014, 6:25 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #55

    Looking good, keep the pics coming.
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    Feb 22, 2014, 9:42 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #56

    Your build thread is amazing (I already said it a few times) and it keeps getting better and better with each post!

    The jetpack 'rocket' is visible behind the helmet if the jetpack is positioned in an almost vertical position, which is possible only with a good jetpack frame with harness or any good substitute. But it also depends on the stance of the body, the viewpoint you look at the whole suit and other factors:

    Attachment 74679

    Note that the ROTJ jetpack is positioned much lower because the harness upper strap is much longer than the one on the Pre-Pro #1, but also the body position is different: the Pre-Pro #1 is leaning a bit forward while the ROTJ is in a straight position.
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    Feb 22, 2014, 10:17 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #57

    Many thanks to all of you, thank you for such good comments, RafalFett, I missed you jajajajajajaja, I remember your good comments 2 years ago when I started this project but I had to stop for almost 2 years because many reasons but now Iīve come with more strengh and forward to finish this eternal project and with many pics of my progress...

    Here you have more pics, hope you like them... see you.

    The casts ofthe cilinders and the missile started...





    After some lathe and sanding here are the differences beetween the upper cilinder and the lower cilinder models...



    Now itīs missile time....













    Letīs see if it fits...



    Like a glove... jajajajajaja



    The first cone. I made the cones heating plastic boards with hot blower and following the templates given in this forum...



    I was lucky for finding a cap of a medicine that had the perfect diameter, height and the lines around its perimeter... it fits perfectly...



    The upper cone...



    I see you...
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    Feb 22, 2014, 1:16 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #58

    I'm in awe.
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    Feb 23, 2014, 2:08 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #59

    Hi all, I continue...

    I fixed the cilinders and made the holes for exhausts....



    I bought some pipe of 32 mm of diameter and I cut two smal pieces and then I put them caps in order to demake them a hole in each cap to hold de screew taht will hold the exhaust to the jetpack (I donīt have pics of the holes, I forgot to take photos)..





    The pipes in their place...



    Now letīs se the vertical piece that it is set on the central biggest cilinder...





    After sanding...



    Lets see if it fits..



    The astual look of the jetpack, with the holes around the cilinders closed with plaster and waiting them for cure.



    Ok thatīs all for today, I am closer to finish this project..., see you.
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    Feb 23, 2014, 3:08 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #60

    Mind blown.. you've done an awesome job..

    Sent from my PadFone
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    Feb 23, 2014, 7:50 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #61

    Thatīs looking perfect, mate! Keep up the good work.
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    Feb 23, 2014, 1:24 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #62

    Quote skeg_man said: View Post
    Mind blown.. you've done an awesome job..

    Sent from my PadFone

    Quote Notlewis said: View Post
    Thatīs looking perfect, mate! Keep up the good work.
    Many thanks for the good comments....
  13. Feb 23, 2014, 8:28 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #63

    Wow....just WOW!!!
    I'm gone for a bit, and look at the great stuff you guys are doing!
    I'm really enjoying (and envious) of your hard work and progress, man.

    SUBSCRIBED
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    Feb 25, 2014, 3:47 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #64

    Hi again, while the plaster applied on the jetpack dries and cures, Iīve done the Shin Tools...

    The process is well known yet :wink: ...















    Letīs do another one...







    The most difficult (not so, but in comparison with the other tools..)









    The Shin Tool taht looks like a tube key or pipe is curing inside a mold taht I made from a real tool with some modifications...

    The next, the jetpack advances..., see you.
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    Feb 27, 2014, 6:36 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #65

    Man you have some talent there! just blown away with you work and progress.
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    Feb 27, 2014, 6:49 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #66

    Quote RobaFett said: View Post
    Man you have some talent there! just blown away with you work and progress.
    Many thanks, here I put you some more advances...

    Here I put rthe stripe where the little rectangles will be placed...



    The little rectangles...



    The angle cut of the little rectangles...



    And the rectangles finished..



    Now all of them put on their place.



    A layer of primer..., now itīs the supertrooper jetpack yeaaaaah.....






    Thatīs all for today, maybe later or tomorrow Iīll can put mnore images, bye....
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    Feb 27, 2014, 1:29 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #67

    WOW… awesome job!! Looking forward to the rest! What's the name of that material? Is it a type of PVC?
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    Feb 27, 2014, 1:51 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #68

    Quote BobasDent1138 said: View Post
    WOW… awesome job!! Looking forward to the rest! What's the name of that material? Is it a type of PVC?
    Many thanks man, the material is Forex, is a foamed PVC board of 2 milimeters of thickness....
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    Feb 28, 2014, 12:01 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #69

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    Many thanks man, the material is Forex, is a foamed PVC board of 2 milimeters of thickness....
    Awesome! Good to know! Keep up the great work!
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    Feb 28, 2014, 7:34 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #70

    Wow! Your jetpack looks amazing! Good work you are inspirational!
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    Mar 1, 2014, 3:51 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #71

    Hi again , letīs go with the back plate...

    Now you see it like a monster but it has been the best way to get that shape...







    Jajajajajaja menudo Frankenstein, eh?, bueno ahora a probar que encaje bien con el collar...



    The holes for harness stripes...



    The first plaster...



    Little bit of sanding...



    With primer to see errors better...



    Final plaster



    Now the missile top..

    I made it with a 1mm of thickness plastic board but it didnīt look good, so I decide to cover all with plaster and then sand it.



    Here you have metalized layer for scratches in the jetpack...



    See you right now...

    - - - Updated - - -

    I told you, here I go again...

    The top of the missile sanded...



    In itīs place...



    A wider angle of view...



    The three hooks that are functional in the original version, but not in mine, sorry...



    The hookx fixed...



    Metalized layer to make the scratches later...





    See you...
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    Mar 3, 2014, 7:34 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #72

    Those are some amazing skills you have there. You are doing an fantastic job! I'll be watching this build a lot closer.

    Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Alan
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    Mar 4, 2014, 3:47 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #73

    Quote wizardofflight said: View Post
    Those are some amazing skills you have there. You are doing an fantastic job! I'll be watching this build a lot closer.

    Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Alan
    Many thanks, Iīve been following Rafalfettīs and your templates and stencils, so many thanks again for your previouswork of investigation...

    Here I go again...

    Here you have some finished itmes...

    The boots with dirty soles...





    The finished gauntlets...





    The cod piece and the back part of it...





    The dirty gloves...



    The pouches (I had to make a new pouch the invert the position of the cap..)..



    The spats



    Almost all together...



    A little bit closer....



    I continue in another post because if I try to put more itīll crash...

    - - - Updated - - -

    Ok letīs continue...

    The jetpack and the backplate...

    The beacon...



    The silver zones with mask...







    Grey layer and itīs mask...







    Al last the green layer, it looks very desaturated, but it is because of the light, then varnished it will be more vivid...





    Masking the cilinders for yellow zones...



    The yellow cilinders, letīs let it dry...



    The back plate...



    Now itīs time of weathering and exhausts...

    See you
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    Mar 4, 2014, 7:38 AM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #74

    Iīm back with more images...

    Masking for dark red areas...





    The scratches are more soft, then Iīll do it....





    Here are the soft silver zones, the up right area is not well, Iīll repair the paint there....



    Some dirt...



    E voilá...

    I donīt have the exhausts buildibng process because the memory card of my camera crashed and now it is not legible by any computer, sorry, I have another one to follow taking pics...

    This is the only image I could recover...



    Now the exhausts put in their place...



    Here the up right area repaired and with itīs white dot...



    The detail of the machined aluminium tops (the airbrushed red area that is out of the hole will be cleaned...)



    Iīm prepared to send the photos to the 501st for approval, Iīll show you the result soon....
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    Mar 4, 2014, 2:15 PM - Re: My scratchbuild armor first step #75

    Absolutely awesome! Hope you get accepted!!

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