Here is one with the parts sitting in place. Since this pic I have attached everything and I have done some cleanup on the paint. But I am waiting on paint to dry before I can those pics.
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Looking better. Now weather that puppy up and strap it to your back.
looking good, and yeah, can't wait to see it after it's been weathered up
looking good! that'll be a nice addition strapped on to your back. i'm glad that my thread helped you make such a nice looking jetpack.
Last edited by Mike M.; Feb 23, 2011 at 2:11 AM.
Thanks for the compliments. Saint_nasty it means a lot to me coming from you. No doubt that your thread helped. I am very happy with the colors now. I think it is much closer to the pic I had in post number 1 than it was going to be with my color selections.
That looks really great! Can't wait to see pics of the complete costume.
Here is a natural light pic, complete with over cast day and everything for the best look.
And if you are ever wondering why it takes me so long to do things, those little helpful hands behing the JP might have something to do with it.
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that looks great. awesome work
i would give you a hi-five for that jetpack.
So what is the customary way to attach the door to the JP. I was considering magnets, or maybe just velcro. I want to be able to get the thing off with out much trouble but to stay in place when it is supposed to.
My plan right now is to get a Fettdad harness in the near future. I was going to go as canon as possible in the attachment with the black nylon straps and buckles. I think the Fettdad harness comes with just about all that you need. (I think) The other thought is the Seeker harness, I think he is still making them. The Seeker harness looks to have really good weight distribution. Decisions decisions......
I have some earth magnets and I have been leaning toward that route.
coming in with the late reply! you've probably noticed by now that the door is completely hidden by your backplate, and it's not necessary if you'd rather go without. but one thing i would strongly suggest is to put a piece of 1/4" craft foam on either side of the door just under the hatch so your pack isn't rubbing against your backplate. i doesn't need to be a big piece, a 1"x2" rectangle on either side should be enough to protect your shine!
let me know if i'm not clear enough in my description and i'll post a picture showing what i mean.
Actually I have been trooping with the door off.
I throw my cell phone, keys and wallet in the pack so that I don't have to leave them unsecured somewhere. I put a little bit of foam near the JP hooks at the top......adding just a bit at the bottom sounds like a good idea.
The foam is a great idea, although I'm still a WIP and a ways off from it. I'm also still trying to figure out in my head how it all hooks together, Mullreel's been great with giving me a lot of info on the Jet Pack.