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  1. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Jan 30, 2011, 3:47 PM - Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #1

    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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    Jan 30, 2011, 4:16 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #2

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    Jan 30, 2011, 4:21 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #3

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

    DC
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    Jan 30, 2011, 5:45 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #4

    very cool
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    Jan 30, 2011, 7:07 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #5

    You HAVE been quite the busy bee, haven't you! Looks sweet so far....
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    Jan 30, 2011, 7:11 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #6

    Man....that is absolutley sick!!!!!!
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    Jan 30, 2011, 7:23 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #7

    Look great Rob, my next step is the arena pack, so i will be watching this very closely
  8. Jan 30, 2011, 7:50 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #8

    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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    Jan 31, 2011, 8:34 AM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #9

    Can't wait, looks fantastic...
  10. Feb 1, 2011, 2:29 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #10

    Nice Rob!
  11. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Feb 1, 2011, 2:33 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #11

    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
  12. Feb 1, 2011, 2:46 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #12

    Ok Rob! Hope to get other things sorted first though! Guns and gaunts!
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    Feb 1, 2011, 4:48 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #13

    Quote 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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    Feb 2, 2011, 1:58 AM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #14

    Rob, your PM box is full
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    Feb 2, 2011, 3:16 AM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #15

    looking good. may I ask what magazine is that in the bottom of the last pic?
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    Feb 4, 2011, 8:52 AM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #16

    Not to be a pest, but any progress? I have money burning a hole in my pocket.
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    Feb 4, 2011, 9:00 AM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #17

    Ohh yeah!! put me on the list.
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    Feb 4, 2011, 9:06 AM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #18

    I started my Jango, I will need one of this, looks so movie accurate!!
    Giovanni
  19. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Mar 5, 2011, 4:14 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #19

    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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    Mar 5, 2011, 4:43 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #20

    Great news!
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    Mar 5, 2011, 8:13 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #21

    Nice, looks like a wonderful finish job, keep on!!
    Giovanni
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    Mar 5, 2011, 8:56 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #22

    Rob, that looks perfect !!! I am in the line to order one of this
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    Mar 5, 2011, 9:14 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #23

    This is a very nice looking cast. I can't wait to see one painted up.
  24. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Mar 6, 2011, 2:35 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #24

    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.
  25. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Mar 6, 2011, 2:57 PM - Re: Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack Build - AKA Arena Pack #25

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

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