Cant wait to see them!
That is good workmanship
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):
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!
Looking great Lou!
Nice job Lou I am very tempted to send you mine!
Sweet paint job. He should be proud to wear it.
Looks fantastic. Love the detail in the thrusters
This should be a "stickied" thread! Great assembly and paintup!
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!!
dayumm, thats a sweet JP! Looks good !
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.
Why thank you Andy
This jetpack turned out great!
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?
Great job Lou! Man you are a MACHINE
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?
Hello, Where did you get the becon light (silver/gold thing on the left side) and the silver nozzel on the right?