Discussion on ROTJ Jetpack... within the Boba Fett Costume forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; Did a little searching and found a few things...the AOSW
Well, the first is AOSW. You can tell by the plug in jack at the bottom. Don't know when the second one was photographed, but it's not the same pack, obviously.
The second jetpack is also the AoSW jetpack, pictured around 1980, modified while filming.
look at the vent in the bottom on the AOSW pack its clearly horizontal that one is vertical
Ah, so the port jack thing was added during filming, therefore the second pic is before it was added?
F4R, I can't see the vents clearly, but I've seen them going both ways. For what it's worth, Man of War has a circular vent that fits in as a seperate piece so you can position it in either direction. Your choice.
I haven't really studied the vent on the AOSW speicifically, but perhaps the vent piece was also seperate or screw in or whatever. I'll give the ref pics a look.
No the second pic is not the same pack...notice the vents are sideways in the pics of the actual one used the other was a different pack with the same damage
The fact that the pic with the tape measure shows symbols on the lower end like a prepro pack is strange. And here is a prepro pack, which looks like the vents are a seperate piece
And here's the MOM pack
And check out that nest of wires above the vent.
It's always been a mystery to me about the reason why the slots go different directions.
Here's yet another shot of a pack with slots going up and down.
LMAO yeh...the prepro pack is different in the way that the damage is painted on though its closer to MOM pack in that respect this pack looks the same paintwise just a different pack maybe the hero pack when they werent on the barge?
yeh my BFUK pack has the vertical vents which is why Im trying to work this out a little, debating on if i want that hole and button on the bottom or not basically lol...guess theyre both correct?!?!?!
The vent section must be removable.
See here in the MOM pic, the slots are Vertical on this pack
But you can see that the circular round portion is a separate piece than the pack and the detailing is different than the AOSW pack.
and it's the same pack that is in the "Star Wars the Exhibition"
Which is the same style as this PP1 pack, but a totally different pack
as you can see in this AOSW pic, the vent portion has been replaced with a non-matching section. It appears to be glued over the original hole
and also this pic from CIV
The AOSW, CIV, and ROTJ SE Promo pics use the same pack
Which is also The Heilman Pics Jetpack. you mentioned above.
The weathering scratches are exactly the same.. Not just really close, but EXACTLY THE SAME.
here's a comparison of the Heilman (left) and the AOSW,CIV, ROTJ SE Promo (right)
Regarding the symbols on the packs, You can see them faintly in the comparison shot above.
I added the fullsize pic below (just keep clicking it)
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Wow, I never saw that last pic from CIV before. You can see the saddle bags are stitched onto the girth belt with red thread. Interesting.
Someone was selling metal insert pieces of the vents on Ebay at one time, FYI. Maybe Evolution?
Look, the AoSW was on tour around 1980 with the RotJ helmet and also the Sandy armour (picture #2). While on tour it had diferent aluminium parts on the thrusters (painted red) and also the correct vents of the jetpack cast. While filming it was modified because it was used as a SFX jetpack so the cut the vents (you can see the hole in pic #1) and added some little things all around the jetpack.
And also the RotJ Publicity shots.slave1pilot said:
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SO we're going with when it was modded it got the vent replaced with a sideways vent...and its been weathered a little more by the guys mishandling it...roger thanks S1P....figured u would have a solution...they also added those funny plastic strips to the sides
It all depends if you're going to do the RotJ/SE jetpack before/while filming or after production.
Man, this thread just makes me wish the jetpack was correctly replicated. Several have been close, but nothing has been 100%. Same with the boots. Some very close attempts, but nothing has come close enough to satisfy me.
As far as what I have for a jetpack right now, I have a modified hybrid pack
Yeh Im trying to get close to screen as possible, but thats what im trying to work out was the hole there or not? and were the plstic strips there i didnt see them so i dunno
And what do u have as far as JP right now slaveI ? Ive been looking at my missile and its for sure to thin around the center...I like BFUKs JP body its pretty close to the pics from what i can tell thrusters are a little off as is the missile
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Like I said, mine is a hybrid of different ones, with main body being a MOW, but so many things changed out and modified, it's hardly that anymore.
A very good pack for the money, though, and arrived superfast, and a super clean casting.
The last MB pack would have been good if it had been sized up maybe 15%. Everything looked right as I remember (it's been a while since I saw one), but it was just too small for my taste.
None that I've seen have had the correct concave angled structure on the inner wall. I thought about resulpting mine, but that's a lot of work for something you'd see very little of. Maybe on version #4
BFUKs has that concave inner wall u speak of...but like i said the missle and thrusters arent right
Have the link to a good pic of the inner wall of the BFUK? I don't remember ever seeing one that got that right.
The thing most makers are really off on is that ribbed ring that sits atop the central cylinder.
LMAO i was just talking to Sonik on the phone about that myself....BFUKs is correct but to scaled down IMO it should have more girth the missile that is and that makes the ribs off a little bit...Ill take pics of mine in a week Ill have my internets up and running right. And hopefully my audio parts from bobby will be here to install in the JP...repainting it this week....just laid the maroon and white down tonight...onto the yellow tomorrow
i would go with the movie prop references on this one. although keep in mind if we're thinking technical here in star wars, he has 6 jetpacks in his posession on the slave 1-4. 3 are green of sorts, the 2 from the series are there, and the last two i think may be his fathers old ones, but i digress.
oddly enough ive never had anybody point this out. good save man.
As promised my BFUK packs back side...and front used the photos to guess what it looked like before those modifications and what not