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    Jan 4, 2016, 5:14 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #251

    Happy new year everyone!

    Itīs been a while...
    In between watched Episode VII two times and really love "The Force Awakens". Didnīt wear my unfinished Boba Fett costume to the midnight premiere...

    Instead I choosed my Kylo Ren:
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    Now Iīll finish, what Iīve started...
    Itīs time to finish my ESB Boba Fett for STAR WARS: Rogue One premiere in december 2016!
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    Jan 5, 2016, 7:18 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #252

    Nice! Is that the target helmet you used there?
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    Jan 6, 2016, 3:07 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #253

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    Nice! Is that the target helmet you used there?
    Yes, it is. Still try to get the Black Series helmet. Really hard in Germany.
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    Jan 6, 2016, 7:11 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #254

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    Yes, it is. Still try to get the Black Series helmet. Really hard in Germany.
    Well the target helmet looks quite good (really only needs tweaking and a new paint job) so if you've done that I'd say you're set!
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    Jan 31, 2016, 4:50 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #255

    So, this thread is still alive!

    I was lucky to purchase a ruffkins-toys jetpack, built and ready to paint, which is in the making by Chuck at the moment. Will post pics, as soon as it arrives.
    Iīm so excited!
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    Feb 18, 2016, 8:55 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #256

    The jetpack is on itīs way to me... Canīt wait to hold it in my hands and start to paint it.

    Also waiting for an ESB EE-3 blaster rifle with electronics, which will be done by the maker himself, SIDEWINDER. The finish is in sight... but upgrades never end.
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    Feb 18, 2016, 7:17 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #257

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    The jetpack is on itīs way to me... Canīt wait to hold it in my hands and start to paint it.

    Also waiting for an ESB EE-3 blaster rifle with electronics, which will be done by the maker himself, SIDEWINDER. The finish is in sight... but upgrades never end.
    Excited to hear (and see, hopefully) some updates!
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    Feb 19, 2016, 1:11 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #258

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    Excited to hear (and see, hopefully) some updates!
    Updates will come!
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    Feb 25, 2016, 8:42 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #259

    Recieved my Ruffkins-Toys jetpack kit today. Now letīs finish this beauty!

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    Feb 27, 2016, 2:57 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #260

    Did some rough sanding and put on a first layer of grey primer on the jetpack mainbody. Iīll let the primer dry for 24 hours, then Iīll fill the small gaps, holes and cracks.

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    Feb 28, 2016, 3:04 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #261

    While the primer dries, I used the time to install a leftover light & sound module from a HASBRO EE-3 Blaster Rifle into my right gauntlet. I know itīs not accurate, but I like to surprise people with this gimmick. Also sometimes carrying Blasters is not allowed on some events in Germany, I will be able to do some "shooting".

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    Hereīs a little video... and YES itīs Lasse approaching in the background.
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    Feb 28, 2016, 10:56 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #262

    Started with some filling today... then sanding, some more primer... This I will repeat, until Iīm happy with a smooth surface.

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    Now Iīll let the second layer of primer dry for 24 hours. In between I tried the fitting of the rocket mounting. More sanding and filling to come...

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    Mar 1, 2016, 5:32 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #263

    Today I glued the rocket mounting in position.

    First I had to make sure it sits in the correct line with the jetpack-body. There are some huge gaps in some areas.
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    With a dremel I sanded the underside of the rocket mounting as far as possible.
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    After I glued the rocket mounting, I filled the left gaps, which are a little bit smaller than in the beginning.
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    After the filler was dry, I could sand it and put on some primer. Some more filling has to be done.
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    Mar 1, 2016, 6:00 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #264

    Now the time has come, where Iīll need to do some work on the inside.

    Therefore I cut out the prepared area with a dremel.
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    Here I found, what I expected: some areas with a very thin layer of fibreglas. To beware of cracks, if the jetpack might fall or I hit something too hard, Iīll fill those areas.
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    Started to fill the thin areas.
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    Mar 1, 2016, 11:43 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #265

    Last thing to do today... the door. It will be hold in place by rare earth magnets and is made of two layers of 3mm hardfoam.

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    Mar 3, 2016, 11:47 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #266

    Yesterday my lovely wife came home from work and had a surprise for me... a Kerr metal dental file for my jetpack! It felt like christmas. She watched me the last days searching the forum and the web for sources and references... I never expected, that her boss (an older dentist) would have one in an old box in the storage.

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    Mar 4, 2016, 9:56 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #267

    Glad to see this thread starting back up!
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    Mar 4, 2016, 10:13 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #268

    Looks fantastic so far! Keep up the great work!
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    Mar 4, 2016, 12:18 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #269

    A little bit top and bottom pieces for the side tanks done today. All 4 pieces will be glued but for safety also hold in place by screws.

    Put on some primer and sanded them smooth.
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    I had to do some rough sanding on the bottom of 1 top and 1 bottom part, because they were bigger than the other ones.
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    Then I had to drill the holes on top and bottom of the side tanks, so I could mark from the inside where the screws will sit later.
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    Now that I had to drill, I could also prepare the holes for the beacon and stabilizer. Here a first test.
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    Here you can see the arrangement. For the top pieces Iīll use longer screws. But the bottom ones have to be shorter to leave enough space for the 2 thrusters.
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    The mark is made, so I can dremel the area to fit in the screw.
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    The bottom piece is taped into position while the screw is fixed with gel superglue on the inside. Now repeat this for the other pieces.
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    After the glue is dry, I can fill the the gaps with some more gel superglue and after that with filler.
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    Thatīs all for now...
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    Mar 8, 2016, 9:14 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #270

    Used some modellerīs files for cleaning the edges of the piano keys.
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    To secure the screws from the inside, I cut some scratch/leftover pieces of hardfoam into a rough shape and made an opening for the screw.
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    Now I could glue the sidetank pieces in position with a slow-drying repair gel. So in case they wonīt fit perfect the first time, I could change the position.
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    After the gel glue was dry, I could put the hardfoam pieces onto the screws. The first ones I glued with hotglue, the other layers using gel superglue. Then at last I could screw on the washer and mother.
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    The difficult part is now to get the sidetanks and the pieces in one (nearly) perfect line. Therefore I use first of all a dremel, then some sandpaper to get them in shape. After that I fill the gaps and sand it again. This I will repeat, until I get a straight line. At the moment the filler on the top of the sidetanks has to dry.
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    Mar 12, 2016, 12:08 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #271

    My jetpack is leaking... No, serious. Iīm still sanding and filling some areas and had to recognize two cracks on the left side between the side- and center-tank... that sucks... So some more filling, from the out- and inside, is requiered.
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    Mar 13, 2016, 5:38 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #272

    had yours same problems with my ruffkin toys jetpack xD
    it's also a little heavy
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    Mar 13, 2016, 7:22 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #273

    I had no clue Ruffkintoy was still around,
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    Mar 14, 2016, 1:29 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #274

    Quote emme3 said: View Post
    had yours same problems with my ruffkin toys jetpack xD
    it's also a little heavy
    The problems are getting worse all the time. You fixed one end and behind the corner the next problem is waiting.
    I thought to save some money on doing it all myself, but now I know this was the wrong path. I was so unhappy with the misshaped rocket and thrusters, that I ordered perfect ones from Bobamaker. These parts are nearly the price of the jetpack, but I donīt want to spend any time to repair and change these delivered parts. And YES itīs heavy.

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    I had no clue Ruffkintoy was still around,
    Not at TDH. From time to time he offers a jetpack kit at ebay.
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    Mar 18, 2016, 8:28 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #275

    Recieved my jetpack hooks and clips from "Full Metall Fett" today! Amazing products!!! Now I canīt await his "US Divers" belt buckle to arrive!
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    Used a reddish/brownish filler-primer spray to seal the last minor gaps. I think Iīm nearly ready to start painting this "Mitrinomon Z-6" jetpack. Hope Bobamakerīs rocket and thrusters will arrive in the next 2-3 weeks, so I could paint it all at once.
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    In real life it looks like a CHOCOLATE jetpack now. You really want start eating it.

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