Nice jet pack man. I only hope mine looks half as good.
Nice jet pack man. I only hope mine looks half as good.
Not to be a stick in the mud but can we keep this thread on topic? Thanks... I'm still hoping for other people's thruster advice.
Humm, when it looked like it could be gray, or silver, or dirty...I mixed silver with light grey, enough so it gave it a slight metallic look, then once it had dried, I took some black and whiped the thing down to weather it a bit, concentrated it a bit more on the bottom for that oh so subtle charred look
I painted mine Rustoleum Aluminum (7737 I think). I took flat black spray paint and sprayed 'puffs' inside of the jets for that sooty look. It gave the bottoms (on the outside) a nice smoked look. I then took some gray primer and did a light mist from a few feet away, and finally some flat black acrylic paint (mixed with a touch of gray) and did the rag-smear thing for weathering. This is pretty much how I weathered all of my armor. I can't post any new pics tonight, but you may be able to see some pics of me sporting my jet pack on Brak's Dragon Con pic link. I haven't had the chance to look through all of them, but I know he snapped a few.
Thanks guys! Now we're rolling!
I haven't started painting my jet pack yet, but the pictures I saw looked like they might be more of a pewter-ish color (think Tampa Bay Bucs colors) than aluminum. I could be way off with the shade due to the lighting in the picture, but I'm going to try and find a less "silver" metallic color to use. And then of course weather the crap out of it.
I have the resin nozzles that I'm thinking about giving them away, once I have the plastic ones or bottles. Which ones do you have? We could trade these. Let me know.
I noticed that a lot of people paint the JP in different ways. This time I'm talking about the thrusters. I've seen some people paint it either silver or white, but in the pictures from the MoM of the real Bob Fett Jet Pack thrusters and it looks like the outside color is either a really light pale OD green or some other type of silver, like pewter or metallic gray with the usual scratches and dents showing the silver underneath, which makes our favorite Bounty Hunter famous and unique.
My point is which is the actual color of the Jet Pack thrusters??? Please, somebody let me know.
I painted mine with an off white spray, and I heavily misted them with a gray primer and black.
well im doing ESB and they seem to be the same shade of green as the jet pack.hope i didnt confuse you anymore, or me for that matter
Ohhhhhh, the ESB jet pack's thrusters. From the few color reference pics of that particular jet pack, I'd agree with you that they are probably the same shade of green as the rest of the pack. Judge for yourself.
thats the pic i used for reference also
I bought the Glade Air Freshners (actually the cheaper brand "Rezunit"), but they're great, they are even stronger than a spray or soda bottle, even though you have to sand them as well (fine grit sandpaper) to erase the designs in the outside, and by the way...they were .85¢ each, which is not bad at all. I still have the resin nozzles to sell or trade, if anyone's interested and wants them.
Hey, gang. I was wandering around the local Target today looking for inspiration, when I saw an advertised "New at Target" display on an end-cap in the cleaning section.
It's a hoighty-toighty looking dishsoap that comes in different scents like mint or mandarin. It's called Method, I believe, or something starting with an "M".
Anyway, it starts as a ball on top, then becomes a truncated cone at the base. It is possible to get a four and a half inch long by three an a half inch wide cone from the thing(yes, I carry a tape measure almost everywhere I go). Or any variation smaller by cutting accordingly. The price is a bit steep; 3.49 US if I remember right, but your dishes will smell real purty for a long time with all that designer dishsoap.
If anyone sees these and is better versed on the scale of the j/p, please advise here. I'm sure many of us would appreciate it. Thanks.
My jet pack nozzles are made from the upper halves of spray bottles, and I'm looking for a way to add a little detail to the INSIDE of the nozzle.
I've seen some prop-makers who added details with what looks like auto parts/gaskets/gears, to make the inside a little more 'rocket-looking'.
Any ideas? What was used?
I used the bottom of the "air fresheners", filed and shaped the squares there, sand or cut the lettering it has in the bottom, and glue it to the inside of the nozzle. Here's mine,
Hope this helps you. BTW...is cheaper ( ¢.90 each), besides, will leave your JPack smelling sooooooooo good!
That's a pretty good idea, Robert. Can you imagine have air actually channeled through the nozzles? You'd leave that clean, fresh scent, wherever you go!
I think that the picture you have is of an MB JP and I believe that for his details he use the outter ring from a set of undercabinet lights(see attached pic) and some PVC tubing.
I have a set of MB's thrusters just like the ones in your picture, only I added a piece of screen material to the inner/smaller circle for added detail. If you used the outter ring in yours, since it won't be solid resin like mine, you could add orange LEDs behind it to give it a cool glow like it's ready to fire up.
Hopefully this was helpful.
I hope the pic loads properly.
::edit:: fixed your pic error, but it still isn't showing up
DOH! obviously the pic didn't load properly.
Still a Newbie!!!!!!!
Use the TDH image host:
Pic is working now. Thanks for the help Jango_Wes!
You guys on TDH ROCK!
Good luck on the Thruster greeblies. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Actually, I used some sort of PVC fitting for the inside detail of my nozzles in my kits (first pic). It was gray in color, but I don't remember what it was. I believe the center was another pvc part.
I found a couple odds and ends from the local hardware store. Two electrical conduit line caps and a couple small PVC fittings. It looks good enough to me!
Sorry for the crappy picture, that's what you get from a cheap digital camera...
Sherlock came by to see what all the hub-bub was...this is what they look like before the glue and paintjob.
As I was loading these images, he knocked over the display, the rascal...
What are the base colors on the side nozzles? White or silver?