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    Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack

    Hey guys

    After being asked by a few people about me offering a stubby pack I decided the time was right. This is due to the inspiration from Jo at GK and her Rex pack build, and the Mandalorian Deathwatch pack seen in clone wars. Until now I did not really like the "stubby" or "Arena" pack, much preferring the "Classic" probably due to the Boba link. Now that we see other characters using packs based on these it seems more established, and after working on one I now appreciate some of the subtle details a little more. So, the idea is to build a pack base for a pack that can be Jango/Rex and Deathwatch depending on what accessories are used. So far I have got the base roughed out and prepared the Jango variant armour plates, these will be cast seperately and not on the main body, but they give you an idea.

    Lastly, and I feel I want to mention it, this will be a "real world" pack. We know what the real world objects would look like, and the animated stuff does nothing for me.

    OK, here is where I am.

    Probably the most noticeable difference (after the armour plates) the ribbing, shelf detail and lack of "piano keys".





    The much larger and steeper angle to the center spine.




    Subtle beveled edge to the top of the fuel cell walls.




    With Jango stlye armour plates.





    Next, onto the lathe to turn the domes........

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    Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack

    Perfect timing! I want to build one as a have the standard pack and want an arena one too.

    DC

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    Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack

    very cool

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    You HAVE been quite the busy bee, haven't you! Looks sweet so far....

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    Man....that is absolutley sick!!!!!!

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    Look great Rob, my next step is the arena pack, so i will be watching this very closely

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    Very spiffy indeed.
    I have a mate who's doing a Jango at the moment.
    I'll be sure to give him a nudge this way.

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    Can't wait, looks fantastic...

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    Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack

    Nice Rob!

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    You can have a look on Saturday Phil.

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Hey Devilstar, sorry about those crazy messages, I have sorted it now lol

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    Ok Rob! Hope to get other things sorted first though! Guns and gaunts!

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    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Hey Devilstar, sorry about those crazy messages, I have sorted it now lol
    lol... No worries...

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    Rob, your PM box is full

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    looking good. may I ask what magazine is that in the bottom of the last pic?

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    Not to be a pest, but any progress? I have money burning a hole in my pocket.

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    Ohh yeah!! put me on the list.

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    I started my Jango, I will need one of this, looks so movie accurate!!
    Giovanni

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    Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack

    Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates. The moulds are being completed as I type this, so here are some new photos of the body prior to mould making.

    To fit with the Deathwatch/Clone pack I decided to remove the two details on the central section, and add the "lip" to the base of the central dome section.



    Next I moved on to the thruster location, working hard on the angles required and making sure they were both the same. Here we can see a board to check they are level with each other. Below we can see the "shafts" used to create the inner tube they will locate in.




    Now, after some more work and a little clean up we can see the thrusters locating. We can also see the side greeblie that will locate in the old thruster socket.





    The thruster will attach in the same way as on my classic pack.



    After a clean up and problem areas sharpened up. Top mounts created for the domes also.




    I forgot to take photos of the exhaust vent, but the mould is finished for that part, so I will take one of a casting tomorrow.

    Should have this wrapped up in a few days.
    Last edited by Bobby Fett UK; Mar 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM.

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    Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack

    Great news!

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    Nice, looks like a wonderful finish job, keep on!!
    Giovanni

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    Rob, that looks perfect !!! I am in the line to order one of this

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    This is a very nice looking cast. I can't wait to see one painted up.

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    Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack

    Not got the cast pulled for the exhaust port cover, but here is the sculpted piece. I decided to go with casting the screws into the part rather than screwing it to the bottom of the pack body, that way it can be glued on, or holes could be made to screw it on if preferred, but I think glue would be a more practical option.



    Thanks for all the great comments guys, I am really pleased with how this is shaping up.
    Last edited by Bobby Fett UK; Mar 6, 2011 at 2:42 PM.

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    Really nice job you're doing BFUK, really impressive bud, really impressive

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