All Metal Boba Fett ROTJ Hero Level 2 Build PIC HEAVY


Slave1Pirate117

New Hunter
I've been working with some updated templates from WOF on the jetpack again. Getting closer.
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Slave1Pirate117

New Hunter
The Grapple/Missile exhaust vent. This is comprised of 4 pieces of sheet metal. 1 piece is bent and shaped to make the well that the other 3 stack on.
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Slave1Pirate117

New Hunter
What a mission this has been. So after some modifications to dimensions and shapes and some new part additions, I believe I am finally done drawing up Boba's jetpack to be plasma cut. Here are all the pieces. Thanks wizardofflight for the files. I also drew up the flight stabilizer. Thanks RafalFett for your wonderful drawings with dimensions.
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Slave1Pirate117

New Hunter
I've begun working on the armor pieces. Some are complete, some are just getting there. I get burnt out working on one item for too long so I move to something else to get a break.
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Upper Jet Pack hooks
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Lower Jet Pack hooks
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Strap louvers to be welded to back plate
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2D cod piece with hem flaps
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cod piece after bends and folded hems
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See the hems. They give the look of heavy armor but still light. I plan to weld each gap once all the bends and folds are done.
 

Slave1Pirate117

New Hunter
So after some thought and drawing attempts I have decided to go with a heavy gauge aluminum for the torso armor plates and sheet metal for the cod piece and kidney plates. There are just too many radii and bends in the torso armor to hem if I were to make it out of sheet metal. This decision will add more weight but in the end will be much more profitable for the final look. It will require me to hammer and shape the torso armor pieces. Although they are different thicknesses, the sheet metal parts will be hemmed so that the final thickness is the same as the torso armor plates.
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For the cod piece I am using WOF's 3D template. I combined the 3D portion for the lower cod piece into one and left the tabs for reference although they will be cut off when welding time comes as shown below.
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Slave1Pirate117

New Hunter
Well I just finished making my first greeble for this build: The flight stabilizer. Like aforementioned, I used the prints from RafalFett and adjusted them as I needed. I decided to use a 3/16 shoulder bolt with a .5" shoulder and based my 3d drawing around the use of that bolt which best suited the specs in the blueprint.
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The dimensioned drawing of my 3D model.
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Made out of aluminum, this shoulder bolt needed to be knurled at the head. So I used my lathe.
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And a knurling tool to make this:
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Now to make the main body, I had a piece of 1.25" aluminum bar stock rolling around.
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My DRO (digital read out) stopped working after I did a major clean up on the lathe so I am going to have to replace that. This had to be machined the old fashioned way: with micrometer and a pair of eyes.
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Here are the parts after a quick polish and bath in the ultrasonic cleaner
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I tapped the threads into the main body and now the shoulder bolt can simply be installed into the main body with an allen key.
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Completed Flight Stabilizer.
 
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