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Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

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    Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    So it's time to move on and this will be my second attempt (nice landlord threw out my half completed JP months ago).
    Printing out Alan's templates is like opening a Christmas gift for me now......I can't wait to get started.
    SO here we go. lots of scissor and tape work for me today.


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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    I KNEW IT!!! just a matter of time Josh...
    Can't wait for this.!!

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    Man what a mean landlord. I will be scouring the landfills for your half complete pack, lol.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    Well, I guess day one was productive. I accomplished alot more than expected. The blueprints are foolproof........print 'em out, trace and cut the plastic. No brainer. WoF got the curve on the back of the JP perfect, which was a concern of mine trying to bend sintra in three directions at once. I'm very much looking forward to getting the base pack finished so I can move on to the funky complex curves on the rocket itself, and the Thruster balls............(no Idea how I'm going to pull those off).




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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    Did you atleast tell your landlord to take it out of your rent?

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    Where did you get the templates from? I will probably start on this project this week since I will be getting my airbrush in soon.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    I did get a little money from my landlord for his stupidity.......but it doesn't account for time spent.

    This is the thread for the templates.........i think.
    http://home.comcast.net/~wizardoffli...n_Beta_Ver.zip

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    Thanks Kripps.

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    Nice work!!

    The rocket is the most difficult part it took me two trys before I got the mock-up to look right. what I am planning on doing for the final version is to take a dowel and use it as the center support, drilling holes through the top and bottom disks for each section and gluing them to the dowel first. Then wrapping the outer skin around the whole mess. this should help keep everything straight.

    Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Alan

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    Quick question, where are you buying your materials for the JP from?

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    I am going to try to get started on Monday, then maybe next week start painting since my airbursh should be in by late this week.

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    What thickness of plastic are you using?

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    Little more progress last night. Mounted the side panels, top tank, and started work around the central column.

    DonnieDarko688 the plastic is all 3mm sintra from a local sign shop and a for sale sign I had lying around from the last helmet.


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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    how!!!!!!!! I have to try this!!!!
    WOF is the man!!

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    Are you using the for sale sign as the back to the JP?

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    Lookin good! Real good.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    So I'm goofing around with the bottom endcaps for the fuel tanks.........trying to figure out an easy way to make them.
    So. I slam bondo into the bottom of a small spray can, put a screw
    in it........wait for it to cure and pull it out. I'll tweak em a bit before they
    go on, but I think they fit the shape nicely.


    Stuff is like silly putty. Even picked up the serial numbers on the bottom of the can.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    Nice idea. That's genius man! That looks to be the right size.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    Come on, admit it.
    That's a regular size spray can and you just have BIG GIANT HANDS!!!


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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    HAHA! Great progress and ingenious idea for getting the cones bro!

    Keep it up!

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    superjedi said:
    Come on, admit it.
    That's a regular size spray can and you just have BIG GIANT HANDS!!!

    Thanks bro, had a bad day and that made me laugh.

    Josh

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    are there tutorials on how to build this thing? that is tight! great job man!

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    That is looking good, got anymore progress pics ready for posting? Oh also how are you going to do the top part of the JP, the cone part?

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    Re: Scratchbuilt ROTJ ala WOF.

    DonnieDarko688 said:
    That is looking good, got anymore progress pics ready for posting? Oh also how are you going to do the top part of the JP, the cone part?
    As of 30 minutes ago.


    It's going slow because I'm filling and sanding each "layer" so I've got room. When I put the tanks on I figure it'll be a pain in the but to fill/sand any imperfections around the center. I'm going with WOF's plan for the rocket........using a dowel, mounting the discs at the appropriate height and then wrapping the cones, etc around them.

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    Ahh I got ya. Take some pics while you are doing the dowel and making the top of the rocket so that I can see how you are doin it. Looking great so far though. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you get the rockets on.

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