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Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

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    Re: Official Show Off Your Jet Pack Thread

    BKBT's jet pack:


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    Re: Official Show Off Your Jet Pack Thread

    originally posted by defiler:

    Here it is, finally arrived today and I most say that I am very impressed with the paint job that my friend Austin did. Buddy, you did a hell of a job on the pack, thanks a lot.

    If you need something painted just send him a PM, he's a great guy to deal with.


    Here are the pictures, great attention to detail was taken(looks 1000 times better in person). I am so happy.








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    Re: Official Show Off Your Jet Pack Thread

    My old RA ROTJ pack:


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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)



    Here's my finished ESB jet pack.

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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    Here is my finished ROTJ Jet Pack, well almost, I just have to touch up the thrustors.

    http://groups.msn.com/BobaFett/shoeb...oto&PhotoID=84

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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    here's mine , got the body from a guy on ebay . then used the goffer poison method and plastic street hockey balls and funnels for the thrusters .i used a mini mag for the light , with top from a spray bottle . the adjuster is an antenna from some old rabbit ears i had laying around .and , notice the red led's in the thruster balls .


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    Re: Official Show Off Your Jet Pack Thread


    motorfish wrote:

    My old RA ROTJ pack:



    How did you get though the door with that on?

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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    Here is my new fiberglass stubby. It weighs a ton.





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    Re: <B>Merged:</B> show us your scratchbuilt jetpacks!!!!!

    i was wondering, the white material is it just some type of thick paper? or is it sintra? well i was wondering if you could tell me a quick step by step process on how you do it. i am making a classic jet pack, but i do not no where to start. please help.

    matt

    and is it cheaper to do it scratch built from buying a kit?

    how much was yours total?

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    Re: <B>Merged:</B> show us your scratchbuilt jetpacks!!!!!


    mattstrikesback wrote:

    i was wondering, the white material is it just some type of thick paper? or is it sintra? well i was wondering if you could tell me a quick step by step process on how you do it. i am making a classic jet pack, but i do not no where to start. please help.

    matt

    and is it cheaper to do it scratch built from buying a kit?

    how much was yours total?
    Its either sintra or styrene.

    And it is alot cheaper to build your own, you can build a jet pack for about &#36;100 dollars, the kits cost &#36;300 unpainted

    But it takes alot of time to contruct one, if you really push it you can have one in 3-4 months.

    Snoop around the jet pack forum for templetes and find out what you need and how to get started.

    I'm about half way threw with my scrap built, basicaly its just pvc pipes/sintra/balsa wood/2 hard solid plastic dog balls/air freshener cones, thats about it and alot of layered paint. also I did cheat and get the whole rocket assembly and lower vent regulator at the bottom of the pack, aint no way Im atempting those parts.

    There alot lighter to, kits weigh about 15-25 pounds while scrap built can go anywhere from 5-10 pounds. I just sold my fiberglass and resin jet pack it was way to heavy at 22 pounds.

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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    Cheaper? How much is your time worth?
    I only have &#36;30- &#36;40 in this pack but also 30-40 hours.
    It's made from sintra, PVC pipe, wood balls with air freshener cones, foam and bondo.


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    my scratch built stubby




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    Mine...

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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    Here's mine, it was built in a week and looks like it . Just how much too big is it?
    It's had a lot more detailing done to it since this shot was taken including decals and the nozzles.
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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    I guys and gals,
    I'm new to TDH, been working on my Fett Costume since September 2004. Pretty much done with it (...but are you really ever done??)

    Here's my second attempt to upload photos to TDH - my home made jet pack. The thrusters are not yet attached...but that will happen this weekend.

    Construction materials include:
    2.5 inch thick pink insulation foam board
    3 inch dia cardboard tube
    2 inch dia cardboard tube(s)
    two foam cones from local craft store (missile parts)
    two foam ball from local craft store (for tops of side cannister-tubes)

    Basic construction is all pink foam. I basically ripped the pink foam into sheets that were 5 inches wide, and about 1/4 to 3/8" thick, and about 24 inches long. This is VERY easy to do on a bandsaw, using a 1x4 as a fence. Then, I gathered a bunch of reference photos from TDH, sketched up the shapes, and started cutting out the foam. Glued it all together with yellow carpenters glue and tooth picks. Then, a layer of newspaper and glue over the entire jet pack to protect it from the spray paint. Spray paint (Rustoleum) eats foam!

    The missile is made from pink foam, 2" cardboard tube, and foam cones. It's removable for easy of storage and transport, it slides into the 3 inch tube.

    I was looking tongiht, and realized I forgot to add the fins to the head of the missile - I'll do that soon... just a couple pieces of 1/8 aircraft ply should do the trick.

    My other hobby is building and flying GIANT size radio control airplanes - airplanes with 100+ inch wing spans. Creating this jet pack was a nice change of pace and fun.

    Total time to construct the jet pack was about four hours (not counting glue drying time). Applying the paper mache covering took about three hours (an hour over three nights). Painting took another two hours - mostly masking.

    Sure, it's not as "accurate" as a $300 fiberglass kit you can buy, but it only cost me a total in materials of $12 to build. Oh, I had to buy a two cans of spray paint.

    I made sketches and patterns of most of the parts. Some of it, I just fudged to look ok. If there's enough interest, I could sketch up the patterns I did make with some dimensions.

    -GhostRider 505
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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    I forgot to mention... total weight is only about 3 pounds.
    -GhostRider 505.
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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    WOW!!!!! nice JP haunter. you do the paintjob?

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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    well this is the best pic i could find of my jet pack, i'll try to post better ones soon, since it's been dirtied up after these pics were taken.

    It's a GA vac formed kit and weighs about 2,5 kg, only want to replace the thruster nozzles in the future...
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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    Well here it is. My scratch built jet pack. Dont think it cost me a lot, around 20-40 bucks tops. Painted with acrylic hand paints, hot glued like a motha, and the blue was spray painted. Rub n buff was used on the rocket nose cone, and lots of cardboard, this plastic material I can get from my local hospital's x-ray department for free! (It's like thin sintra), And also other various items. I could not have done this without some of the stuff from lisafett's tutorial and the templates from secol_FETT. Let me know what you think!












    And here is what I modled my jet pack off, the great Star Wars Unleashed Jango Fett Jet Pack!


    Hope you all enjoy the pictures! BTW it is very light! And if the pictures don't load, photobucket said they were doing some emengency maintinance, so just try back soon and all should work! Thanks!

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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    Had to change the picture. Talk about bleached colors.
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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    hi all ,

    just put my new RA balls on it , god that looks sooooo much better then before .


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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    Here's mine . I have to admit I didnt make or modify . Ebay ..... the shame ! I think I will modify the harness and change the beacon and the other gismo to some nice screen accurate aluminum . Any suggestions ?


    Mike
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    Re: Official Show Off Your JetPack (scratchbuilt too!)

    That turned out nicely!


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