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  1. RafalFett's Avatar
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    Oct 6, 2011, 1:59 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #26

    I love it! Amazing attention to details.
  2. Fettered's Avatar
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    Oct 7, 2011, 8:05 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #27

    Quote clonecollector said: View Post
    Fantastic job!!!!
    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    I love it! Amazing attention to details.
    That means a lot coming from you guys. Thank you. There are things that are not perfect and I would do differently next time, but I am working to keep it as close as I can. The construction is quite sturdy and so far not that heavy.
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    Oct 7, 2011, 1:23 PM - #28

    nice work looks sharp!
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    Oct 7, 2011, 2:54 PM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #29

    Nice work bruv...!
    Which scale templates did you use? 15" ?
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    Oct 7, 2011, 3:14 PM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #30

    Yes, I used the 15" at 100%. I thought about scaling it down slightly to 98.5% or 99%, but decided against it. I hope that wasn't a mistake as I am 5'7" in my bare feet, but I think it is looking good in terms of scale. I did scale the armor I am making to 98.5%, and the pack still looks really good next to the back plate. I'm not scratch building my bucket (at least not right now) so I didn't want the bobble head effect you sometimes see. I'm trying to play a balancing act that way, scaling some things slightly to different degrees.

    I've also thought about looking into making a mold from it, but really have no clue how to do this with such a complex shape.
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    Sep 12, 2012, 12:08 PM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #31

    Wow it has been a long time since I've been on task with this! I've started back to it, and I think I've solved one of the pieces that was giving me fits--the rocket cone.

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    Dollar Store to the rescue!
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    I still need to dress and fit it, but I think it will be nice when done.
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    Sep 13, 2012, 6:26 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #32

    Fantastic! Great idea for the cone. Looks like just the right size. What did you make the piano keys out of? They look really good. Actually everything looks awesome.
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    Sep 13, 2012, 6:58 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #33

    Thanks Matt. That cone took a while to find. I kept a close up from the gallery on my phone so I could compare angles

    The piano keys are from sheet styrene. I cut two long strips to size for height and then laminated them together with zap-a-gap. I cleaned up the top edge, then used a block plane (woodworking tool) to cut the bevel. Smooth as butter. Then I just had to cut each key to width and sand the edges lightly.
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    Sep 18, 2012, 10:13 PM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #34

    So the back plate has been bugging me because the prop had significant thickness and curvature to it compared to what I had. After pondering for a while I finally tackled it, and am pretty happy with the result.

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    Sep 19, 2012, 10:19 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #35

    looks great to me, great build, awesome work!!!!
  11. Sep 27, 2012, 9:24 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #36

    great build so far, looks awesome! can't wait to see it completed!!
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    Sep 30, 2012, 6:52 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #37

    amazing work, keep those wips coming
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    Oct 15, 2012, 7:05 AM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #38

    Awsome Buddy!
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    Oct 15, 2012, 10:08 PM - Re: WIP: Scratch Build Styrene Jet Pack #39

    Thanks guys! I know someone who has molds for the canister caps. If he can find them he's going to make me some resin caps which should make that part of the build really clean. In the meantime I've mixed up some styrene sludge with the intention of cleaning up some seams and reinforcing some joints.

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