I thought id start a thread pertaining just to this if anyone wants to share thoughts or askl some of our experts here about the exhibit, and of course the Fett suit displayed there. I know other folks have posted some stuff here and there but thought 1 thread for it would be a great resource in the future.
So I think the exhibit was very good. it was great to see the old TIE pilot and Boushh in person..i love the Boushh suit. Also the TFA pilot as i havent seen that in person previously at C7 like the TFA TK and Snowie. The classic Stormtrooper displays were great as well..although that room is a little trippy with the hanging helmets and mirrors everywhere lol. I will say overall, it was like 60-70% Amidala stuff. But i guess she did have a new dress on every time you turned around so... lol
Ok...Now onto the important part. Fett lol
Now the thing i most wanted to see in person was the jetpack as i feel the correct sizes of things on the pack are hard to determine just from photos. Plus i wanted to see what i can improve on my own sculpt.
I wanted to ask someone here who may be more in the know than I...maybe Raf or Keegan...do we know that the tour Jetpack is a screen used or at the very least derived from one? Because it seems alot of parts on it are smaller, or bigger than i thought. My wife only took 1 picture because the cellphone lesns distorts everything. But from the packs ive seen in person, the sizes seemed off, including my own.
Now for comparison purposes i will only use my packs as a sizing example since i made it and no one can get mad at me pointing out some flaws in my own pack lol.
What i noticed right away is that the thruster balls are way bigger than any ive seen. they look to be either 2.75-3" in diameter. Mine are 2.5" and the ones on display were definitely bigger. But its very hard to tell in a photo. In the 1 photo my wife took, it instantly looked smaller. More like most of the pics ive seen all over the net. Ive seen tons of photos of the pack and always thought the thruster balls were larger than most make them...but in most of the pics ive seen it doesnt actually seem that way. Only the ESB promo shot taken directly from behind does the thruster ball seem fairly larger..almost the width of the fuel tank cap. But after seeing it in person...it is definitely bigger than what i perceived it to be and made me think that that ESB promo shot was a more accurate representation of the sizing. It may be a photo that was taken from a decent distance and zoomed in, as that tended to get rid of alot of distortions. As a matter of a fact, i think the old 2008/2009 MOW ones were actually correct now after seeing this pack in person.
I also noticed the rocket parts seemed smaller in certain proportions as well. When i made my pack i combined Raf's measurements with the WOF templates and tried to get to something accurate using the 2 ...along with.. a "does this look right" kind of thing lol. I noticed the vertical straight part on the bottom half of the rocket, before it tapers outward to the cone shape, is def shorter than mine. That was something i did notice before the exhibit and had planned to fix, but this confirmed my thought for sure. Another thing i noticed, the top part of the lower rocket, where the collar would sit, is very narrow. Definitely more narrow than mine. The top part of the rocket also needs to be a little smaller on my kit.
The pack also appeared to be a little shorter from top to bottom than mine. I think the width of my pack is good, but at one point i was making it 1/2"-3/4" shorter based on Raf's measurements. I had actually taken that first "master" cast and cut it in half from left to right...removed about 1/2" and put it back together....but i thought it looked funny ...so i ended up putting the strip back in. Now im thinking maybe i should take it out again for the next version.
Im going to go back with a tape measure and try an get some pics. The pack is pretty close to the glass so even if the photo gets slightly size distorted the numbers should be fairly close. I may try and bring casts of my rocket parts and thruster in my pockets for comparison..but i dunno if i can sneek them in but i'll try lol the exhibit is there until Septemeber..so i'll try to hit it up once it gets warmer out again, maybe in the spring.
I did notice the helmet was the PrePro3..which was a bummer...i would have liked to see the actual ESB hero..but oh well.
If anyof you experts would like to chime in on anything please do...and fo course anyone who wants to post up their thoughts on the exhibit or just Fett in the exhibit, also feel free!