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  1. mrbungle's Avatar
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    Oct 26, 2008, 10:07 PM - scratch build jetpack.....progress #1

    well this is my first jet pack build, and i could not have even come close to trying this with out wizard of flight's plans. HUGE shout out to him! thanks!!

    i started this then thought i would take pics as i went.....

    i used 3",2 1/2",4",1 1/2" pvc , foam board and epoxy filler.

    this is the basics , all cut for WOF templates.



    putting some epoxy filler on because i am terrible with a razor.

    two coats of epoxy filler and primer to show me how bad it looks HAHA!

    i am starting the rocket i will post some more pics tommorow.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 1:05 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #2

    Terrible with a razor.. Heh, at first I kind of tought that that's your blood on the pack.. You're of to good start, it reminds me that I should get some work on mine as well.



    Cheers.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 2:35 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #3

    It's strange, but I truly love seeing people put together their scratch-builds at this stage of the progress. Everything is so ugly. And then it's even cooler seeing when you work out all of the nasty pieces and put on that first coat of primer. That's when it all comes together.

    Great work!!
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    Oct 27, 2008, 12:13 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #4

    update , added the small band because i was not smart enought to measure right the first time . added some more epoxy at the top. lot more sanding to go before the base starts looking good.


    started the rocket and base ,got a long way to go on that.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 1:02 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #5

    Don't forget measure twice and cut once. Looks good so far.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 3:55 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #6

    Aye, lookin good. Which Boba are you going for? And are you using foam on your rocket? If so, you'll need to reinforce it with something to make it last. I used a lathe on mine, and made my rocket from 4"x4" block of wood.
    Keep up the good work, and watch for those razors.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 4:02 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #7

    can wait to start on my jet pack ^_^ but have to finish first my bucket :S
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    Oct 27, 2008, 4:04 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #8

    Excellent work man, excellent!!!

    G-Fett
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    Oct 27, 2008, 4:33 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #9

    i am going for the SE fett. i plan to make a fiberglass copy of the final jet pack and rocket when i am done making it, so it will not weigh that much. i am going to use ultrasil, i think to make the mold.

    i have never made a mold before so i doing a some smaller molds first ,i am building the cod armor peice and that will be my first mold. while i am building this.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 12:18 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #10

    UPDATE: a little progress i added an extra band at the top so the wedges would be more pronounced. i also added the side covers. now after it drys it will be time for bondo and filler. i need my end caps so i can finish the main body.



    i also added the bottom hole


    now back to the rocket . i have decided to let a wood shop make my rocket and end caps, because the foam would not be strong enough and i do not have a wood lathe or i would do it myself. i hope it is exact. fingers crossed.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 12:34 PM - scratch build jetpack.....progress #11

    Good work, this will be fantastic, Good luck friend!!!!!
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    Oct 29, 2008, 12:46 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #12

    Great work, it looks nice.
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    Nov 12, 2008, 5:30 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #13

    update, got my wood pieces back, had to do some sanding and fill work.

    starting molds for end caps and thrusters.
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    Nov 14, 2008, 12:31 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #14

    my first successful mold. YESSSSSS!!!!!!! and the sculpt for the rocket thruster detail.
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    Nov 15, 2008, 12:57 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #15

    good work, it looks nice man
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    Nov 15, 2008, 8:49 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #16

    Wow, that is truly awesome. My hat's off to you on this. Good job.
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    Nov 15, 2008, 8:53 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #17

    That is incredible!!! Will you be selling casts of your jet pack?

    G-Fett
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    Nov 15, 2008, 9:36 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #18

    Quote Studio Fett said: View Post
    That is incredible!!! Will you be selling casts of your jet pack?

    G-Fett
    thanks for the comments. as far as selling cast of it. i don't know at this point. i have just started making molds and stuff. you got to crawl before you can walk. if the pack turns out good. then i might do a couple.
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    Nov 16, 2008, 1:16 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #19

    Wow nice work hope I do as good when I do mine.
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    Nov 16, 2008, 2:31 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #20

    here's the finished main pack. still a little rough. one more time sanding and it should be ready for molding. when i mold it , i am going to use fiberglass ,so some of the small blemishes should come out. i also will be able to sand on the fiberglass more than i could with foam board and bondo. HAHA!!

    i am also doing the opening in the back like the boba maker jet packs.


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    Nov 24, 2008, 11:32 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #21

    after some thought , i look at this and realized that the pack looked like bantha poo-doo, so i am redoing the top caps and the teeth on the top band , and a hell of alot more sanding. so i will update this thread when i have the whole pack done and ready to mold.
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    Dec 3, 2008, 4:12 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #22

    update , i am done as done gets , this thing is ready for molds!!!! after much sanding and cursing, and redoing the caps and teeth on the band, i am pleased with the way it came out. if i had to do it all over again it would be easier and look better. well for my first try it ain't bad.




    still have to finish the door, but no big deal.

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    Dec 3, 2008, 4:19 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #23

    Looking good bro, now that is some sanding
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    Dec 3, 2008, 4:21 PM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #24

    tell me about it. i think i have lung cancer now..........
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    Dec 4, 2008, 7:29 AM - Re: scratch build jetpack.....progress #25

    It's always interesting to see these pieces from their beginnings as scrap to the highly polished finished product.

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