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  1. Matty Matt's Avatar
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    Jul 12, 2010, 6:06 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #26

    Update: Almost have the rocket done. Will be moving on to the thrusters next.



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    Jul 28, 2010, 8:31 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #27

    Here's a couple pics of the completed rocket. I decided to use a threaded rod to attach it to the pack.



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    Jul 28, 2010, 9:26 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #28

    Looks great! Amazing work, just like my BFUK pack how much $ have you spent on this thing if you dont mind?
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    Jul 28, 2010, 9:54 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #29

    That certainly looks good does not look scracth built at all. Very professional looking
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    Jul 28, 2010, 10:11 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #30

    I think I have around $30 put into this thing now. I used cheap or free materials whenever I could. I would have just bought a MOW, but the $300 is out of the question for me, haha. Thanks for the encouragement!
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    Jul 28, 2010, 10:16 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #31

    amazing for $30
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    Jul 28, 2010, 10:35 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #32

    When you get done I will give you a cool 50 bucks for it, thats a solid Jefferson right in your pocket. Come on, What do you say?
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    Jul 29, 2010, 7:43 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #33

    Quote Mullreel said: View Post
    When you get done I will give you a cool 50 bucks for it, thats a solid Jefferson right in your pocket. Come on, What do you say?
    haha...I think I'll have to take a pass on that, but thanks for the offer!
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    Jul 29, 2010, 1:56 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #34

    This is an awesome buildup!... I want to redo mine now! Keep showing us pics!
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    Aug 1, 2010, 8:55 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #35

    All primered up and sanded. Still have to make the thrusters and the vent thing that goes on the bottom.



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    Aug 1, 2010, 9:06 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #36

    That looks great, you are demonstrating some skillz
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    Aug 2, 2010, 3:09 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #37

    I can't wait to see how you do the thrusters, especially the "ball" part.
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    Aug 3, 2010, 6:49 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #38

    very nice work
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    Aug 3, 2010, 7:31 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #39

    Quote elusivesolution said: View Post
    I can't wait to see how you do the thrusters, especially the "ball" part.
    Yes, let us see... This is absolutely amazing really. I looked at mine today, and then your pics... I have to redo it definitely!
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    Aug 5, 2010, 12:53 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #40

    wow man that is seriously awesome
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    Aug 8, 2010, 9:04 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #41

    Wow, that looks amazing! Well done.
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    Aug 8, 2010, 10:27 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #42

    Figured I'd slap a little paint on while I work out the thruster issue. I'm going to have a lot of weathering to do!



    I also drilled holes in the sides for the thrusters.
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    Aug 10, 2010, 12:03 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #43

    This jet pack is turning out great! I take it that you're taking a topical approach to the weathering?
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    Aug 10, 2010, 9:43 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #44

    Quote elusivesolution said: View Post
    This jet pack is turning out great! I take it that you're taking a topical approach to the weathering?
    Yep, topical all the way. I did a layered/topical paintjob on my helmet and while the layered method is cool, it's just not worth the aggravation to me.
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    Aug 10, 2010, 10:41 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #45

    Quote Matty Matt said: View Post
    Yep, topical all the way. I did a layered/topical paintjob on my helmet and while the layered method is cool, it's just not worth the aggravation to me.
    It's funny that you say that, because that's pretty much the exact same story with me. I was thinking of doing a layered paint job on my pack but I just don't think I'll have the time to be meticulous once school starts.
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    Aug 17, 2010, 8:32 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #46

    Not a big update but I got a little more painting done. All the main colors are on and I've started to lightly distress the paint.
    Next I'll hit it with some dull coat and start on the damage.



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    Aug 26, 2010, 3:15 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #47

    Where can i find these templates can anyone help me?
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    Sep 3, 2010, 3:09 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #48

    Amazing work Matt. I'm going to take this on myself after seeing your amazing work!

    A couple of questions, on the piece with the teeth where the rocket goes into the jetpack (pic jetpack009), is that foam core also? How in the world did you do that?

    Also, did you use a combination of glue and tape to bond the thin plastic? It seems like it would be very hard to bond because it's so thin. How did you get a smooth surface on the vertical seems of the cones?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Oct 14, 2010, 1:15 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #49

    Nice work on this one, man. Looking very good. Any new developments? I haven't heard the terms "topical" or "layering" for the painting approaches before. Does topical mean that you go back and just add the metal color in the spots where it shows through instead of undercoating the whole thing in that color? MM
  25. Oct 14, 2010, 1:39 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #50

    This is 1337. Very excellent work my man.

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