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    I helped at SDCC '08 Fett Seven's Avatar
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    Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    OK, here comes my second scratch build jet pack. The first was an ESB Boba pack built from everything I could find in my garage. This time for the stubby pack I'm keeping the different building materials down to a minimum.
    I've used WOF's Boba pack plans as a base for the stubby pack. Being that this is my second build, my goal is symmetry and even lighter weight than the first pack.
    I didn't post the main body construction because this "WIP" post was an after thought. I will post construction pics of the side "side tanks" and center cone/missile. I have many more photos to post in the days to come and will be asking for advice from all you veteran builders out there.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Looking very good there buddy.

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    The main body was made from two materials, 3mm sentra plastic sheets and a 4-1/4" cardboard tube(the tube carpet comes rolled onto). You can see the cut away of the cardboard tube for access off bonding the tube to the plastic and for weight reduction.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Looking good Jess keep it up bro!!!!

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    The next step I took, was to make the side tank covers/housings. I don't have pics of the steps in building these, but this is what I did to assure symmetry.
    There are three angles or corners on the housings. I measured the angles on paper(WOF's template) with a simple angle meter. When gluing the four panels together to make the three corners(one at a time),use the angle meter as a guide.
    The side tank cover were made as separate components and not permanently attached for now (mock up purposes).
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    This is looking superb! Like how you doing the jetpacks from Scrath build.

    Will you be making stubby jetpacks in the future for people?
    They seem to be hard to get these days. I don't think anybody makes them anymore.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Mandalorian Guard said: View Post
    This is looking superb! Like how you doing the jet packs from Scrath build.

    Will you be making stubby jetpacks in the future for people?
    They seem to be hard to get these days. I don't think anybody makes them anymore.

    Keep up the good work!
    FYI, I know that MOW is or was making the Stubby pack. His work is top of the line stuff.
    If I do get to the point of mas producing a pack, it will be a budget "kit".

    As you will see in future postings, some the components of the pack I don't have official or unofficial dimensions for.
    Like most who like to build, finding a low cost and simple way to fabricate a component is an enjoyable challenge. I'm always open to opinion on an easier, better, or lower cost way on making something.

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Very well done man. i wish I had the time & patience to build from scratch. When you get it together, I'm sure you'll wear it with pride!

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    AWESOME! Great build to be seeing, keep the pics coming bro.

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Scratch building rules! Keep the pics coming. Nice work.

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Thank you all for all the kind words.

    When making the side tanks on my first Boba jet pack, I used the soda can method.
    The soda can is method or approach to making the side tank body I learned here on TDH.
    The only problem with that is, the soda can is very thin and can be easily dented.
    What I'm using now on the Jango pack is black plastic pipe(found at Home Depot). It is not the correct diameter, so it must be cut and expanded(with heat gun) to desired diameter.

    I am also making the caps of the tanks different than before. I invested a little time and money in making a master and molds of the top and bottom caps. By using a slush cast method, I was still able to obtain a light weight hollow cap.
    Making up the side tank assembly is the tank body, cap and cone.
    In my next post, I will have a mock up picture of this three piece assembly.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Like I said in my last post, I'm mocking up the side tank assemblies. I have come up with prototypes for the cone that sits atop of the side tanks.
    The cone on the left(in the photo below) was made from modeling clay, molded,casted and painted. The second one, cone on the left.
    I took the top 1-1/2" off the donor cone that will become the cone for the main rocket(more on that later).
    I was going to put the cone of choice to a vote, but with all three cone together in a comparison photo, it's clear witch one most resembles the original.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Beautiful job as always man!

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    lookin great man!!! wish i could get my hands on one of those!!!

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Once upon a time I came across a child's drinking cup from Denny's restaurant. I thought to myself "that looks like a shape I'm looking for".
    So I took that shape filled in the drinking straw hole, made cheap test mold and cheap test casting. This became the base for the center cone/rocket for the stubby pack.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Center cone Part-2
    I found that the size of the red cone in the previous post would not be tall enough for the stubby pack center cone. I cut a section form the body of the drinking cup to extent the skirt of the red cone. Made a latex mold and casted a piece that comes very close(or close enough) to the original stubby center cone. The last photo is a side by side of the finished casted cone next to the donor.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Nice bro looking good, great idea using that kids cup for the cone I cannot wait to see this finished.

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Center Cone Part 3.
    Using what I could easily find to make the support body for the center cone.
    I used a 3" plastic PVC pipe coupler found at a home improvement store.
    The rings that reduce down to the diameter of the center cone are the centers from rolls of tape.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Ok just now getting back to this old project. This project that was to be a one time Arena pack scratch build became the Boba Fett jet pack kit I offer for sale. With the help of a friend who makes the molds for me I can now make multiple copies of parts not just "one offs".
    So here are some pics of the "my" Arena pack kit. My friend Dynamic1 will also be posting pics on this thread as his WIP. He has a copy of my kit and is doing a build and paint up.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    ALright guys..here I go w/ my first Stubby JP assembly as well as paintup : ). I have been amazed watching this unfold. Below are some initial shots beginning w/ the prelims. I wil be posting as I migrate thru the process as usual.

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    Here are the initial stages of light sanding and primer.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Alright guys, began the paint process. I was able to get my hands on the Regal gloss blue by Krylon but went w/ a more turquoise blue for the trim which seemed very close.

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    Excuse my obsession w/ the tape : ). At ThirdEthree's advice I went w/ the Tamiya masking tape and man what a HUGE difference w/ the detail w/ respect to the lines!

    Fettseven and I decided to go w/ a bright silver metallic airbrush on the back as well as trim areas to save the stress w/ rub n buff. This will allow for an easier time when applying the r and b.
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    Layed down the rest of the blue followed by the "turqoise/blue". Notice the detail I was able to get w/ the Tamiya masking tape...thanks again ThirdEthree!

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    That JP is coming out killer!! Keep up the fantastic work! Glad the tape worked out.

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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Here are some pictures of my Arena kit parts assembled and painted.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Some progress pics of the jet pack main body. Dynamic1 and I are building separate kits at the same time.
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    Re: Jango Stubby Scratch Build

    Right behind you Jesse..Was able to lay down more R and B while watching a lil CW : ).

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