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  1. May 25, 2012, 8:33 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #26

    Quote norgs79 said: View Post
    Been following this as I am ordering my MoW jetpack this week. Thanks for the info and the pics, great job!


    I will be starting on the thrusters tonight/tomorrow, and should have this done by tomorrow night or early Sunday...pics will follow!
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    May 25, 2012, 7:11 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #27

    Cant wait to see them!
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    May 29, 2012, 3:03 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #28

    That is good workmanship
  4. May 29, 2012, 7:32 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #29

    thanks!

    Ok so i worked on the thrusters. The Darkside metal pieces were just slightly too big.


    So i took the barrel attachment to my dremel, making sure the the sanding barrel was a little over the top of the barrel itself like this:


    and i then placed it STRAIGHT into the insets for the greeblies and in a circular motion sanded away just enough to fot the metal pieces



    If you overdo the area for the notched piece, (i did this on one)it will end up sitting to low in the recess, so you can add a washer in there when you glue it.


    It should sit flush like this:


    I did the same sanding technique for the side greebs and now we have this:


    I also added magnets to the ends like so:

    i used gorilla high impact superglue. and for extra security, i put some hot glue around the edges

    Inside the pack i added a panel of ABS that i lined up with one of the thrusters by putting a magnet on the inside of it. With the thruster still "attched" by the magnet (its thrusterABS plate, Magnet) I hotglued the plate in place. once that set, i hotglued the magnets on the plate. I used 2 to make sure they had enough pull. you can then remove the thruster. So now they go on nice and easy and can be removed easily for storage/transport. Its kind hard to make heads or tails of it, but heres a pic


    I then went back to the thrusters and added the details with some fluid acrylic, and then misted them lightly with the back primer. I went more heavy towards the bottom of the thrusters for the "burn" effect.

    I added the metal greebs to the pack and it is now complete, less hooking up the electronics for the beacon and adding the dental file. Andy is checking to see if his wife sent it, cuz i cant seem to find it in the box.

    So here she is(the jetpack, not Andy's wife lol):



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    May 29, 2012, 8:24 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #30

    You did great prep work and an awesome paint job on the jetpack! It looks amazing! Congrats DV for the excellent job and TK231 for being lucky!
  6. May 29, 2012, 6:28 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #31

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    You did great prep work and an awesome paint job on the jetpack! It looks amazing! Congrats DV for the excellent job and TK231 for being lucky!
    Thanks Raf! Means alot coming from you, i know you know your stuff! Speaking of...i have a question for ya..PM commencing!
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    May 29, 2012, 6:32 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #32

    Looking great Lou!
  8. May 29, 2012, 10:27 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #33

    Thanks bud!
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    May 29, 2012, 11:18 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #34

    Nice job Lou I am very tempted to send you mine!
  10. May 29, 2012, 11:37 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #35

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    Nice job Lou I am very tempted to send you mine!
    hehe thanks man!
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    May 30, 2012, 6:03 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #36

    Sweet paint job. He should be proud to wear it.
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    May 30, 2012, 10:56 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #37

    Looks fantastic. Love the detail in the thrusters
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    Jun 7, 2012, 8:28 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #38

    looking flash!
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    Jun 7, 2012, 10:24 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #39

    This should be a "stickied" thread! Great assembly and paintup!
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    Jun 7, 2012, 11:13 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #40

    Well done DV Andy will be very pleased with that Jet Pack. Man I cannot wait to see what his whole costume looks like assembled!!
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    Jun 7, 2012, 8:33 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #41

    dayumm, thats a sweet JP! Looks good !
  17. Jun 7, 2012, 8:41 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #42

    Thanks guys!
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    Jun 11, 2012, 5:37 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #43

    Freakin' AWESOME work, DVH! Can't wait to get my hands on this pack...

    Everyone - I cannot stress enough how great Lou is to work with... he is extremely patient and meticulous, and his work has been nothing but top notch. I can recommend him wihtout hestiation to anyone considering his painting service.

    Best,
    - Andy
  19. Jun 11, 2012, 6:56 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #44

    Why thank you Andy
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    Jun 12, 2012, 6:03 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #45

    This jetpack turned out great!
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    Aug 16, 2012, 5:24 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #46

    Awesome work, mate. I have all the exact same components. I am also waiting for the rocket collar so I was going to magnet & bolt like you did. Great minds think alike. This gives me great confidence in what I was going to do seeing that it does work . Cheers, mate. Where abouts have you mounted the battery/button pack for the beacon. Oh, and how are you attaching the trap door to the back of the pack?
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    Aug 16, 2012, 7:22 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #47

    Great job Lou! Man you are a MACHINE
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    Oct 3, 2012, 12:08 AM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #48

    Great job! I have my own MOW kit and am using this thread like a Bible! Sanding and trimming tonight...then attaching some of the parts...What type of glue did you use to bond the plastic? Does Gorilla Glue work?
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    Nov 24, 2012, 1:43 PM - Re: TK231's ESB Jetpack build #49

    Hello, Where did you get the becon light (silver/gold thing on the left side) and the silver nozzel on the right?

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