WIP: ESB Jet Pack

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    grungie_42's Avatar
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    WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    Hey TDH!

    I wanted to share my Progress on My MoW Jet-Pack Kit. For those who can remember, I recieved my pack a couple of weeks ago, and it was broken in transit:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/j...transit-43638/

    I've since repaired the damage, and today I finished putting all the pieces together and have given it a layer of grey primer!


    I went down to the local hardware store and grabbed the PVC Pipe and joiners and put together the Pipe structure for the inside of the pack (So the thrusters will "move") I used the Blue PVC Cement to stick it together.



    When I tried to put the Pipe in the Jet Pack it wouldn't fit, so I had to Dremel the back opening, so I could get the pieces inside (This had to be done anyway)




    Once I had the Thruster In place, I glued the Top things on!




    Then glued the bottom half of the "rocket"





    And I have just "placed" the very top of the rocket in the joint, as I want to upgrade to the Metal Greeblie eventually.





    I then started on the primmer!



    And this is the finished primed jet pack! The paint had beaded a little, so I'll need to sand it back some more when it's dry enough, but I'm really happy with my progress so far! Next week, the Blaster! Please any thoughts or comments welcome!



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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    This is a great build so far! But...
    Before you do anything else, push the thrusters further into the main body by shortening the center pipe. If this is just a preliminary fit, then ignore what I said.

    trusters2-jpg

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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    oh man, really? thats gonna be really hard, I'll have to start again...it's already glued in place. ahhhh.....

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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    looks great mate...on hols soon so be getting stuck into my jetpack

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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    you did a awsome job fixing that broken mess. keep up the good work

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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    ThePhantom said: View Post
    looks great mate...on hols soon so be getting stuck into my jetpack
    sweet dude, get stuck in! only advice I can give is when your making the pvc pipe structure, make sure it's not sticking as far out as mine, I'm gonna have to cut it in the middle, shorten it, then re-join it, should be fun!

    Unclefettster said: View Post
    you did a awsome job fixing that broken mess. keep up the good work
    thanks mate, a friend of mine here in melbourne helped me with the right glue (Thick super glue) and accelerator (So that once I had glued it in place, the accelerator made it dry super fast, and it become like a bog, so you can sand it back into shape

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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    grungie_42 said: View Post
    sweet dude, get stuck in! only advice I can give is when your making the pvc pipe structure, make sure it's not sticking as far out as mine, I'm gonna have to cut it in the middle, shorten it, then re-join it, should be fun!
    Have a guy here in our garrison who made his Jango a little while back he has a MOW jetpack too and I had a look how he did his not as elaborate as all the pipes but I think it works well. Will photo it up once I get to that stage.

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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    Very nice fix on that bro

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    Re: WIP: ESB Jet Pack

    ThePhantom said: View Post
    Have a guy here in our garrison who made his Jango a little while back he has a MOW jetpack too and I had a look how he did his not as elaborate as all the pipes but I think it works well. Will photo it up once I get to that stage.
    Sweet man, looking forward to seeing the pics!

    redkraytdragon said: View Post
    Very nice fix on that bro
    Thanks man, very cool of you to say.

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