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    May 9, 2012, 11:12 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #76

    Pure genius.................I just stumbled onto this build and wow .
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    May 18, 2012, 6:03 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #77

    Quote joshsurf said: View Post
    Duuudee! You should so do a tutorial on this i got sheets of sintra sitting around and was hoping this could be done! Just not sure where to start!! I got like a million questions!
    Unfortunately I didn't take a whole lot of photos when I was making stuff. I think I've posted just about everything I took. The first step is printing out the templates and getting them glued onto the sintra. Then start cutting away! The forums are filled with tips and great ideas. This kind of stuff can seem overwhelming at first but you just have to give it a shot. It's been a lot of fun.

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    You can fill em with foam to sturdy them up further, or even with resin, but then they will be a bit heavier. I wanted to ask how you did the ring where the rocket attches with the slots in it. It looks so perfect, i cant quite figure out how you did that so well.
    I did think about filling them with foam but I think they'll be fine as is. This is just going to be displayed so it really shouldn't see any kind of action. I spent a long time making that rocket collar ring. The outside part was cut out of one piece of plastic (kind of looked like a giant toothed lock washer). The inside was just a few layers of foamboard cut into circles and then covered in plastic. The tricky part was cutting about 50 tiny triangles to go underneath and give it the proper shape. I painstakingly cut them by hand and then glued them all into place. My wife thought I was nuts.

    Once again, thank you everyone for the encouragement. More updates coming soon!
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    May 19, 2012, 6:32 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #78

    Fantastic work! congrats!
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    May 21, 2012, 5:25 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #79

    Thrusters!!!



    Almost there...I just have to stay on target
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    May 22, 2012, 3:03 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #80

    Scratchbuilt?

    dude that is bloody amazing work!
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    May 23, 2012, 11:24 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #81

    exellent work
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    May 23, 2012, 12:42 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #82

    that jetpack is legit!
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    May 24, 2012, 5:34 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #83

    That is Petty impressive
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    May 24, 2012, 4:03 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #84

    Awesome thread, inspiring would be a better word really. You've done an excellent job on your JP. I've been wanting to play with WOF templates for a while and its great to see someone with talent do them justice.
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    May 29, 2012, 1:35 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #85

    good god man...unbelievable
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    May 29, 2012, 2:06 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #86

    Very nice, cant wait to see those puppies mounted on the pack
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    May 30, 2012, 7:01 AM - WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #87

    What sort of glue did you use to glue it all together? Pvc cement?
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    May 30, 2012, 7:43 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #88

    Quote joshsurf said: View Post
    What sort of glue did you use to glue it all together? Pvc cement?
    Super glue for a lot of the small detail stuff, GOOP for most of the big stuff, and construction adhesive (liquid nails) for the thrusters.
  14. May 30, 2012, 9:29 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #89

    Im still in awe of this build. I MUST do one of these!
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    Jun 5, 2012, 9:45 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #90

    One thruster done. I messed up a piece on the other one pretty bad and had to redo it. Not a total loss just a setback luckily.

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    Jun 5, 2012, 9:52 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #91

    okay that look cool
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    Jun 10, 2012, 8:54 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #92

    Whipped up some hooks and got them screwed onto the back. Messed up the other thruster AGAIN and had to redo it but I think I got it this time.



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    Jun 11, 2012, 11:21 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #93

    Excellent job on the hooks!
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    Jun 12, 2012, 5:43 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #94

    Matt,

    What did you use for the silver "ridged" piece directly below the finned portion of the rocket?
    See close up picture in Reply #62 above.
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    Jun 12, 2012, 7:06 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #95

    Quote dechels said: View Post
    Matt,

    What did you use for the silver "ridged" piece directly below the finned portion of the rocket?
    See close up picture in Reply #62 above.
    That was a cap from a plastic bottle. Some kind of cleaner in a gallon I think. I looked at a lot of different caps until I found one with really well defined knurls.
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    Jun 14, 2012, 5:40 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #96

    AWESOME build, Matt. I had so much fun building mine. Now have to do the painting... :/
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    Jun 14, 2012, 7:45 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #97

    EXCELLENT build Matt!!
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    Jun 15, 2012, 6:55 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #98

    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    Quote tk1450 said: View Post
    AWESOME build, Matt. I had so much fun building mine. Now have to do the painting... :/
    I remember your build!! That thing was awesome!
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    Jun 16, 2012, 7:58 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #99

    Well I think this is basically finished. Here it is on the mannequin I'm building.



    Here I'm just holding up the helmet because I thought it would look cool. The mannequin doesn't have any arms yet so things might look kind of goofy.

  25. Jun 16, 2012, 11:09 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #100

    Every time i look at this i want to make my own Jetpack. This is so inspiring man. I love it, looks great on the mannequin too!

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