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    Jul 9, 2013, 12:34 AM - ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #1

    I've been working on this for a good couple of months, taking it slow while hunting for jobs and taking care of my family. I finally got it finished, and it just needs the beacon and stuff attached now... as well as the hooks... but it is pretty much done.









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    I'll take some flash free outside pics of it tomorrow and get them on here, just to get some clarity for you guys.
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    Jul 9, 2013, 1:53 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #2

    Looking dam good! Love all the fine little details on the ROTJ pack and you nailed it!
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    Jul 9, 2013, 8:46 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #3

    Ya man, that looks great!
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    Jul 10, 2013, 11:08 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #4

    Many thanks guys! I could never have gotten it done without this site. The reference materials here are the best on the net. Now I just have to figure out what I want to do about the harness!
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    Jul 12, 2013, 1:44 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #5

    As promised... better pics.

















  6. Jul 12, 2013, 2:09 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #6

    That looks incredible! Excellent job!
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    Jul 12, 2013, 6:27 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #7

    Thanks man! Weathering this thing was a blast. Fett Seven's kit rocks!
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    Jul 12, 2013, 7:08 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #8

    You did a great job capturing the ugliness of the ROTJ paintjob.
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    Jul 12, 2013, 9:19 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #9

    That kit turned out great, paint work looks real good
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    Jul 12, 2013, 9:30 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #10

    Was that all done with rattle cans ? Looks great!
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    Jul 12, 2013, 11:02 PM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #11

    Thanks F7! Your kit made it happen man. And Fubar..

    frb13, yep... all spraypaint, with only the symbols painted on, and weathering powder for the finishing touches.
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    Jul 13, 2013, 1:02 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #12

    Nicely done DarkArtrist!

    Can you tell me your painting process? I will probably do something similar with just spray paint. Did you use masking liquid? What was your layering process?
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    Jul 14, 2013, 1:48 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #13

    Thanks Deathproof! And I will absolutely share the technique. I washed everything, did all the sanding, gluing, and then did a single coat of aluminum. I used masking fluid to mask off all of the damage. I painted the blue first, then yellow, then red, then white. If you need names of paint colors and brands, I can give you that as well.

    Before doing white I did a little misting of brown for weathering, and after the whole thing was finished I weathered it with weathering powders and sealed it with a clear sealer. Easy as pie.
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    Jul 15, 2013, 8:35 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #14

    looks great man! always cool to see more rotj packs out there!!
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    Jul 15, 2013, 8:39 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #15

    Awesome looking jetpack, great job!
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    Jul 15, 2013, 10:09 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #16

    Quote darkartist81 said: View Post
    Thanks Deathproof! And I will absolutely share the technique. I washed everything, did all the sanding, gluing, and then did a single coat of aluminum. I used masking fluid to mask off all of the damage. I painted the blue first, then yellow, then red, then white. If you need names of paint colors and brands, I can give you that as well.

    Before doing white I did a little misting of brown for weathering, and after the whole thing was finished I weathered it with weathering powders and sealed it with a clear sealer. Easy as pie.
    I wouldn't mind knowing the paints you used. Also it appears there's a darker blue tone on spots of the normal blue? It might be a totally different color all together besides "darker blue", but it creates a nice blend like the real packs had.
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    Jul 15, 2013, 10:54 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #17

    Those Krylon paints and clear coats dry pretty soft. They're much more susceptible to scratches and damage. I would finish your great paint work off with a coat of Testors Dullcote. It's a very strong laquer- that is unless you won't be trooping with this.
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    Jul 15, 2013, 11:18 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #18

    Testors Dullcote is indeed a great top coat for Boba Fett. I coated my entire armor with it after painting.
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    Jul 15, 2013, 11:27 AM - Re: ROTJ Jetpack kit Finished #19

    Thanks for the advice BobaFiend! I might just do that. Definitely want to protect the paintjob. And Mr. Fett.. good eye! I used Krylon True Blue, misted with Krylon Navy Blue.

    My color list:

    Krylon Satin Burgundy
    Krylon True Blue misted with Krylon Navy Blue
    Valspar Flat Caramel Honey
    Krylon Satin Ivory
    Krylon ultra-flat Brown (Camo)
    Krylon Ultra-flat Black (Camo)

    After the red and blue were painted I misted them very lightly with brown and black... VERY CAREFULLY and lightly. Markings were painted by hand with acrylic paints...save for the black stripes.

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