Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

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    Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    After getting about 90% done on the build up of my foamboard/pvc jet pack I scrapped it (well, put it aside for possible use later) and started all over again.

    This time I went with almost entirely cardboard. The ONLY thing in this pack that is not cardboard are the fuel cells which I used PVC Pipe for (Central Vac pipe to be exact .. very thin and very very light) and the straps.

    It still needs a few touch ups on the paint job, details and weathering but not bad for a total of about 26 hours work and $50, paint included!

    Total weight is about 4.5 pounds.

    Materials used : Cardboard (mail stiffener boards), Central Vac Tubing, contact cement, spray paints, straps and plastic connectors.





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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    very nice

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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    Looking cool

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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    Nice job there mate

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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    Heck yeah, scratch built rocks!

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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    I forgot to mention this was done using WoF's templates Couldnt have done it without him!

    I've done more work on it .. pics to come once I get my batteries charged up again. hehe

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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    Nice work, that can't be easy.



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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    Do you have any pics of your harness system?

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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    Ronin677 said: View Post
    Do you have any pics of your harness system?
    I do not have any at the moment but I will take some when I can get home and do my update photos on Friday.

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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    As promised .. My harness system.

    It's pretty simple really. I took an old Military Web Harness that I had lying around (got it at the army surplus store about 15 or more years ago). I snipped off the 2 metal hooks that were on the back of the shoulder section so that they wouldnt lift my backplate up.

    Then, I took some nylon strapping and a plastic buckle .. using snaps I made the two sections, and snapped them around the existing loop on the web harness, and the other half I snapped around a length of PVC pipe inside the pack.

    Adjustable and I can take it all apart easily if I need to.





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    Re: Rorschach9's Scratchbuild v3

    Except for a beacon (which I havn't managed to find anything suitable for cheap/scratchbuild purposes yet) and the keys (which I will make, paint and apply later), the jet pack is done, painted, weathered and ready to go!



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