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TK231's ESB Jetpack build

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    TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Andy, known here as TK231, has commissioned me to paint his MOW Jetpack, ESB style. So i thought id put up a build thread so you can see how i do it. Of course everyone has different techniques, this is just my method. It is rattlecans and acrylics for the most part. He is sending over all the metalupgraqdes, so i did not add the resin ones the MOW pack comes with.

    So here we go...

    Here is the Man of War Studios 2011 Fett jetpack. As usual, a beautiful piece. and well made kit.


    First to prep, i sand off all the seamlines. MOW makes the seamlines very minimal and in good places to easily be removed.





    After everything is sanded i add the tank caps. The newer packs have these seperate, my old MOW pack had them cast onto the pack. My guess is its easier to demold the pack without these pieces.



    We can see the bottoms need to be smoothed out a bit before we attch them to the pack


    So i sand em on sandpaper on a flat surface, moving in a circular motion, like so..


    then we have this:


    Much better, i do the other one as well, and attch them to the pack. I also attached the "rocket ring"



    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; May 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM.

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    Next i assemble the thrusters. These are now a 4 piece solid thruster rather than the 1 piece hollow ones from the 09 pack.

    Glue the knurled circular wedge into the thruster cone like so:


    Then Glue the thruster "ball" on top:


    Then you attach the arm (sorry didnt take a pic of this, but im sure you get it lol)

    Repeat for the other thruster and you should have this:

    I didnt add the detail pieces, as Andy is sending me the metalupgrades he got from Darkside

    Ok, moving on...i decided to add the fins to the top of the rocket..pretty straight forward really.



    I also added a bolt with wingnut into the bottom of the rocket, and earth magnets to the bottom of the top half of the rocket. This way the entire unit is removeable and able to break down for transport and/or storage. For some reason i didnt take a pic of the wingnut. But i basically drilled a hole in the center of the rocket and epoxied a bolt into it. But here is the magnet mounted toi the bottom of the top half of the rocket and inside the bottom half of the rocket:


    i Then cut the trap door in the back like so:


    Now that everything is assembled, i will begin to paint!

    I painted the thrusters, rocket parts and main body of the pack with a white primer, and then with Rustoleum satin spruce green. I misted some of it with Krylon italian olive and then clear matte finish. The bottom half got a light dusting of krylon black primer. All done one after the other.

    So i now have this:



    I let everything dry overnight.
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; May 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM.

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    Woke up this morning and felt like working on this some more, so i startyed by mixing a color for the tank cap tops. I kinda just mixed it till it looked right to me. I used all testor paints. Gold a touch of silver, yellow, and turn signal amber to get the color. It looks very close to screen caps i have from cloud city scenes. I also painted the rocket collar. Andy will be getting the upgrade but is waiting for Darkside to make em. So i did this piece so ha will have something in the meantime.

    So now we have this:


    Rocket with the proper holes drilled:

    ..and the removable rocket top:


    I then misted the top upper right side with a light grey color with an airbrush (for more control) to begin the weathering..


    Then i misted with the black primer. Not sure why the color looks so different here, but, none the less here is how it looks:


    After this was dry, i then took 400 grit sandpaper and sanded select spots to get the effect i was going for.


    Trying to show the detail here, but it doesnt show up in pics so great, but i think you get the idea



    Added the rust spots

    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; May 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM.

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    I didnt take pics of the rest of the progress really, but basically i added some grey on the center strip with a chipbrush and then added all the silver and red details




    Just need to add the chips on the red teeth and then do the thrusters.

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    jakefox24's Avatar
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    Re: TK321's ESB Jetpack build

    Puka matey , nice job

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    Heres a comparison of the pack i am trying to emulate. Not exact, but pretty close i think
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; May 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM.

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Looks great!!

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    When you say "I then misted the top upper right side with a light grey color to begin the weathering" what are you doing?

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    oh haha i left out "with an airbrush". Im gonna fix that. So yea i meant misting , in other words, lightly spraying, a light grey color on with the airbrush.

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    DV great job on the pack Andy will be very pleased with it!!!

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Excellent job so far on that ESB jetpack! I love it!

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    DVH -

    Apoligize for the delay in taking a look at this thread... sometimes my connectivity just isn't there.

    So far, so AWESOME! Thanks for doing such an excellent job - I can tell your the attention to detail is going to be the icing on the cake.

    And I'll get you those upgrades quick as I can.

    Great work!

    - Andy

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    Thanks everyone! I think i have out done my own pack paintjob now lol. I may be getting myself an upgrade and redoing mine lol!

    No need to apologize Andy! Looking forward to completing this bad boy for ya!

    Next up will be the thruster weathering!

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    clonecollector's Avatar
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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Great paintup Lou!

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    Thanks Paul!

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    There's a lot of great information here Lou... Thanks for sharing!

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    Beren97 said: View Post
    There's a lot of great information here Lou... Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Great job you make it look so easy ! I'll definitely reference this for my JP.
    Last edited by Got2bfett; May 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM.

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    amazing work....an inspiration to us all. i will be using this as a reference guide fo' sho

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    beautiful work!

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    Matty Matt's Avatar
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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Great thread and great paint job! I'll be watching this closely.

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Thanks Guys!

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Looks AWESOME!! Cant wait til I start mine

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Thanks guys!

    OK the detail parts are in! i will continue this this week/weekend!

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    Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build

    Been following this as I am ordering my MoW jetpack this week. Thanks for the info and the pics, great job!

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