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  1. sleepalot's Avatar
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    Jun 19, 2012, 9:07 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #101

    Wow, I think everyone covered every single emotional way to describe looking at it. That's a nice work of art you made and the price to make it is hard to believe hah. Very Nice.
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    Jun 20, 2012, 7:50 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #102

    WoW excellent
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    Jun 26, 2012, 7:34 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #103

    great to see it finished, foamex and pvc is the way to go, especially for in the tropics, as my card board one has been a struggle, shame i gave up on mine and bought a MOW, but still might give it a go, love the work!
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    Jun 26, 2012, 8:14 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #104

    Superb!!!
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    Jul 11, 2012, 7:21 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #105

    Here's another pic on the mannequin. I've added a little more weathering to the thrusters. I'll probably add a little more to some areas like the rocket as well.



    Thanks for the encouragement everyone!
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    Jul 11, 2012, 8:21 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #106

    Matt-
    Looks darn good brotha! Hope mine turns out that well!
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    Aug 8, 2012, 1:58 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #107

    any chance you can give a little more of a breakdown how you made the hooks? there seems to be a major shortage of those on the board. your jetpack is amazing
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    Aug 8, 2012, 8:39 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #108

    Quote sausagemahoney said: View Post
    any chance you can give a little more of a breakdown how you made the hooks? there seems to be a major shortage of those on the board. your jetpack is amazing
    Absolutely. I made the hooks from the "feet" of a metal paint tray. You could use any similar pieces of metal found in a hardware store. I just ripped them off the bottom of the tray and bent them in a vice. Then I drilled the holes for the screws, and sanded and polished. They're not perfect but they work.
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    Aug 9, 2012, 12:32 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #109

    matty matt i don't know you, but i am going to go out on a limb and say that you sir....are a genius. thank you
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    Sep 1, 2012, 3:55 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #110

    Great job, Matt! One quick question: I noticed you attached the pieces for the "flare" just above the piano keys separately - is there a reason you didn't include that bit on the top deck of the pack body? Obviously more pieces of the same shape were needed below it to give the desired thickness, but I'm starting a scratchbuild myself and figure it could make my life a little less "interesting" to use a one-piece top deck as a support.
    Thanks!

    PS: a picture to highlight the bits I'm talking about...
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    Sep 1, 2012, 4:18 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #111

    If you can do that in one piece it would be better. Then you won't have a seem to hide on the top. If I remember correctly, when I cut that piece out it didn't quite fit so I just cut it in half. When building stuff like this you have to make a lot of changes on the fly. Good luck on your build and be sure to post lots of pics.
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    Sep 3, 2012, 8:04 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #112

    Awesome, thanks. Starting to cut pieces out for the body now, and ran into another question. What's the deal with this "margin" piece around the grate on the bottom of the pack? Does the recess taper in toward the grate (that would be a major pain), or is it another detail piece? I can't find any pieces in the template file that would correspond there except the bottom plate itself.

    The bit I'm referring to:
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    Thanks again!
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    Sep 7, 2012, 12:11 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #113

    Matt, I have to say that your jp is phenomenal. There are many people on this forum that would throw money at you to make them one(me included). Since my chest armor isn't coming until next year, I might give this a whirl, but I know that it will probably suck and I'll end up buying one completed. (how much would you want for it lol?)
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    Sep 17, 2012, 8:43 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #114

    Quote Morbios said: View Post
    Awesome, thanks. Starting to cut pieces out for the body now, and ran into another question. What's the deal with this "margin" piece around the grate on the bottom of the pack? Does the recess taper in toward the grate (that would be a major pain), or is it another detail piece? I can't find any pieces in the template file that would correspond there except the bottom plate itself.

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    Thanks again!
    I think that is just illustrating the wall of the recess, like is seen in this reference photo.
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    Sep 22, 2012, 9:55 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #115

    This is an amazing tutorial, I'm starting to build my own and this has helped alot!
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    Mar 3, 2013, 1:11 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #116

    Bump for recent pics since there's been some scratchbuilt jetpack interest lately. I would like to replace the resin beacon and stabilizer at some point. I also used the 15" templates to make this, so anyone thinking about making one might want to size up a little because I think it's a little small overall.











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    Mar 4, 2013, 3:12 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #117

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    Mar 4, 2013, 7:05 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #118

    It's gorgeous Matt, i'm starting mine soon. I have a Q, the foam board you used, was it 5mm or 3mm thickness?
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    Mar 4, 2013, 8:05 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #119

    Amazing suit!
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    Mar 4, 2013, 8:08 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #120

    You should be very proud of that scratch build.
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    Mar 13, 2013, 12:28 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #121

    WOW...just .....WOW!
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    Mar 13, 2013, 12:33 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #122

    Just out of curiosity...how much did this cost total?
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    Mar 13, 2013, 8:55 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #123

    nice job
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    Jul 14, 2013, 10:32 AM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #124

    Amazing work! What did you use for the square around the nylon washer on the thrusters?
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    Jul 19, 2013, 1:52 PM - Re: WIP: Scratchbuilt Jetpack! #125

    Quote Ripar said: View Post
    Amazing work! What did you use for the square around the nylon washer on the thrusters?
    I believe I used a larger nylon washer, and just flattened the edges.

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