Those boots are looking great! Really nailed the tones.
Really nice, so are those just the normal Mojo spikes, are they the most accurate option? And I see you added larger headed pins to secure them, I'm guessing the ones that come with them are to small, an the pull tabs are they accurate? I've not spent to much time studying the Pp2 boots (yet any way)
You have done a really good job on these, hope mine come out any were as nice as yours have,
OK Hope that helps Brother.
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Found these PP2 gloves many years ago in the cargo hold, not sure who made them. When i first got them they were really shinny faux leather with the correct patches but they looked a bit odd being shinny leathery looking. I weathered them up a bit and now i need to know what yalls think please. i know their not 100% accurate but i kind of like the way they feel.
Check out the pics and give me your thoughts please or
Dude those gloves are freaking beautiful! The material should bother you, they look damn good!
These are excellent! and probably the way they should have been on the pre/pro 2
I’m looking to have both versions, cloth and these faux leather gloves in my collection. I hope the 501st doesn’t beat me up too bad over them[/QUOTE
I've never seen any 501st PP suits man. Yeah the material isn't accurate, but really.. They're so detailed and on point that I wouldn't care haha
Dude, if you'd get that thing done they'd probably use yours as the CRL pic...
Syper, have you had any time to work on the independent servos for the rockets on your JP?
Got the parts I needed but I’m still looking into better battery options. I’m planning to test out a few new RC batteries for greater ampacity.
I recently took delivery of a dual servo driver unit I picked up from ServoCity. My new plan is to determinate one dial, join both servos to it, mount this unit in the pack then install the a dial under the ammo pouch. Running the servos independent and getting the back to rest at a center point is the real trick here. My goal is to have both servos on one control and move in tandem with each other.
My PP2 is on a bit of a holding pattern ATM, waiting on my helmet and other upgrades in the works. I’ve been working on my Custom Mando build as of late and having fun with that.
BTW - smoke unit info: I get a nice amount of smoke for a short amount of time. Toying around with it, I have learned that the unit eats up a lot of battery power then it stops producing smokeL also important to keep in mind, using the proper amount of smoke fluid. Too much and it won’t burn, too little and it burns out fast and you won’t be able to add more easily. I’m also toying with the ideal of an auto drip system to supply the proper amount of smoke fluid.
I hope to have these issues worked out as soon as possible.
Nice sounds like it's going along well. Any idea as to the total weight of the pack? One thing to keep in mind is that as the JP grows in weight you will need to figure out a way to keep the JP in place on your back plate. With mine I have a fiberglass one, after 3 hours of trooping the weight of the JP causes my neck armor to start cutting into my neck, not the greatest of feelings. Anyhow, when you come by next Sat we can take a look at it. Looking forward to seeing your suit together! It's going to knock the socks off everyone in the GGG!
This build is outstanding!!!
Anymore updates Syper? I'm also doing a pre pro (not sure whether 1,2,3) and this thread has been great to follow.
Really solid work on the jet pack,
Working on that smoke unit must be maddening,
Personally once I get to that point I'm just going for the upside down can of compressed air,
You've really done a tone of amazing work on this costume
Just a small JP update:
I was using a 12V – AA battery setup to power on all the jetpack effects but the smoke unit was eating up battery life very quickly(5 minute runtime). At first I thought there might be something wrong with the it but turns out the smoke unit is fine, it was just not getting enough sustained battery power. My bubby Ken picked up this battery and I’m going to start testing the JP effects again. Not really a setback but more of an upgrade, same voltage but longer capacity.
Ok so this is a Lithium Ion battery most commonly used for motorcycles, a bit bulky but very light weight, 1 pound and 6 oz. My biggest challenge will be installation placement.
MMG2 Lithium Powersport Battery
All components are designed, manufactured, assembled and packed in one location assuring high quality and consistency Extremely lightweight, 50% to 70% lighter than standard batteries Built-in LED test gauge Increased cranking amps over lead acid batteries Fast recharge, can be brought up to a 90% charge within 6 minutes Easily 6 to 12 times more cycle life compared to lead acid batteries Long shelf life, up to 1 year before requiring recharging Can be mounted in any position No hazardous acid or heavy metals, non-explosive and non-combustible More precise fitments compared to other brands of lithium batteries 6 months warranty.
L: 5.90 x H: 3.65 x W: 3.42 (in)
Battery weight: 1.6 lbs
DAT HELMET! Holy ****, looks kickass!
Don't know about what's going on with robe hood material? But I like it! adds mystery.
i Love this thread!