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  1. Naush's Avatar
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    Sep 25, 2008, 11:06 AM - Rocket Jetpack #1

    I have just about finsihed painting my jet pack. I think it is looking pretty good aside from having to add weathering. Please feel free to make suggestions from the pictures below. However, I do have some questions, but the pitures first.





    Sorry, don't know why that 1st one came out so big. It shouldn't have.

    Anyway, I was wondering two things.
    1. Has everyone permently attached the rocket or have people made it removable for storage and transport?
    2. To attach the rocket cones and buckel clips on the back, what should I use to cut the holes?

    I would apperchiate any suggestions or help in this matter. Thanks.
  2. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 25, 2008, 11:10 AM - Re: Rocket Jetpack #2

    ummm...
    I believe the top tank caps have the paint reversed
    they should be like the lower tank caps
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    Sep 25, 2008, 11:47 AM - Re: Rocket Jetpack #3

    You're correct Slave1pilot, he's got the colors on the top cap reversed.



    As for your two questions, do a quick search in the "Rocketpack, blasters and shin tools" section for some of the scratchbuild jet pack threads. You'll find some great ideas there for attaching your rocket.

    As for the thruster attachment... you'd be best off to drill some pilot holes ( for placement ), then increase the hole size to accomodate the thruster. For this, I used a spade bit... but I'm sure that there are other/better methods for doing this.
  4. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 25, 2008, 11:55 AM - Re: Rocket Jetpack #4

    Thought so
    i'm not a "Jango Guy"
    But I did paint one for Disney a while back
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    Sep 25, 2008, 12:11 PM - Re: Rocket Jetpack #5

    Nice looking pack there slave1pilot!

    There are minor differences between the Jango and ROTJ packs, the most notable are the lack of excessive weathering ( scratches ) on the Jango, and the lettering/symbols. Jango has different symbols and more of them.

    Naush, when you weather your pack, try to add a misting of orange to the yellow parts to tone them down a bit. You don't need much, just hit the yellow areas more towards the edges/seams where they meet the other colors, and feather outwards.

    As for the general type of weathering... just keep this mantra in your mind. "Less is more"... you can easily add more weathering, but it's a re-paint to take it away.
  6. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 25, 2008, 12:19 PM - Re: Rocket Jetpack #6

    Quote Jango72 said: View Post
    Nice looking pack there slave1pilot!

    There are minor differences between the Jango and ROTJ packs, the most notable are the lack of excessive weathering ( scratches ) on the Jango, and the lettering/symbols. Jango has different symbols and more of them.
    Thanx for the compliment
    Yeah, i paint those ROTJ packs too
    Here's the comparison
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    Sep 25, 2008, 1:54 PM - Re: Rocket Jetpack #7

    For the thrusters, I drilled a pilot hole, then gradually increased its size with a sanding drum on the dremel.

    This is what I did for the rocket - these are I believe 1" PVC male/female couplings I found at Home Depot. They are JB Welded on.

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    Sep 25, 2008, 4:14 PM - Re: Rocket Jetpack #8

    Ugh, I don't know how I mixed up those colors. No worries. I can fix that. I was thinking about using a screw or two to hold the rocket in, but I like the idea of using the pvc. I'll see what I can find. Thank you for the assistance so far.

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