BoochmaN's ROTJ WIP


Boochman

Active Hunter
JETPACK:
Finally got around to painting the first layer on the thrusters, rocket base and rocket. I hit the rocket with silver, and the thrusters and base with white (all rattle cans).

I also picked up some Jetpack stencils from Lucksy31 and got my hands on the FOUND PART for the bottom greeblie!!!
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Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Looks great Boochman !

I’m nearly done with my Jetpack. For those who take on a Jetpack endeavor. I thought it’d take a couple weeks max. But my pack has taken me at just about a month. Hats off for those who make it through it!

I noticed your pack is missing the two little rivets on the right white bar. I have a couple extra and can show you some pics of mine. Assuming you don’t have them just yet......I’m more than happy sending the two I have for your pack if you’d like, just PM me your address and I’ll get em’ shipped out to ya. (No charge)

-Iron
 

RamSkirata

Hunter
Looks great Boochman !

I’m nearly done with my Jetpack. For those who take on a Jetpack endeavor. I thought it’d take a couple weeks max. But my pack has taken me at just about a month. Hats off for those who make it through it!

I noticed your pack is missing the two little rivets on the right white bar. I have a couple extra and can show you some pics of mine. Assuming you don’t have them just yet......I’m more than happy sending the two I have for your pack if you’d like, just PM me your address and I’ll get em’ shipped out to ya. (No charge)

-Iron
thats whats good about the Fett community. Props to you, Irongladiator !
 

Boochman

Active Hunter
Looks great Boochman !

I’m nearly done with my Jetpack. For those who take on a Jetpack endeavor. I thought it’d take a couple weeks max. But my pack has taken me at just about a month. Hats off for those who make it through it!

I noticed your pack is missing the two little rivets on the right white bar. I have a couple extra and can show you some pics of mine. Assuming you don’t have them just yet......I’m more than happy sending the two I have for your pack if you’d like, just PM me your address and I’ll get em’ shipped out to ya. (No charge)

-Iron
The jetpack will end up being THE PIECE of the whole costume. It has certainly taken the longest to prep, paint and assemble. I've been collecting the greeblies for quite some time (the actual found parts), and had a few painting setbacks with tape pulling paint off, but in the end it will be the part that I am most proud of!

I know I am missing the rivets - I don't have them in my possession and would certainly take you up on that offer Irongladiator ! My question is HOW are the rivets actually attached to the body...? Are they riveted on...? I just get nervous drilling a hole to pop a rivet into the body - not to mention the pressure and force exerted on the fiberglass when installing one, ya know?
 

Lazerjock

Active Hunter
I have the rivets on my pack. I knocked the pin out of the rivet by opening my vise a little wider than the shaft of the rivet and gently tapped with a hammer to get it out. Then carefully drilled holes and used high temperature hot glue to hold them in place. This way there are no stresses applied to the plastic.
 

Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Lazerjock
Aside from the Hot Glue, you pretty much explained my process to the "T"! (y) I was gonna save the below photos for my WIP - but no biggie, I'll double post - here and my WIP. ;)

First the 501st's CRL photo and info.....
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A picture I'm sure your familiar with. To make it clear, the rivets, are an optional Level II Certification - and doesn't note any specific sizes. In my eyes I see two different sizes of rivets one smaller and the other larger. The smaller on being near the bottom and center mass. And the larger one near the middle of the white piece and off-center (To the left).

....And now to the pics. Here are the rivets I used (And are proposing to send you - if you wish).
The Rivets.jpg


As Lazerjock stated I also used a vice to gently knock the pins out. (I'd have this step done for you ;))
Knocking Out Pins.jpg


I tossed the pins in the trash, but here are the rivets....
Pins Knocked Out of Rivets.jpg


I then drilled my holes (Using a 13/64 Bit & a 9/64 Bit)
Drill in Holes.jpg


And ensured they fit good. (They dropped right in - perfect fit!)
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Using a small scrap block of 2x4 I drilled in shallow holes for painting...
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I let them dry and then used Gorilla Super Glue Gel to get them set....
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....and here is the end result.
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I gotta say I do like like this and I think it makes the pack come that much more alive! For me....not going for 501st approval. but just my two cents on how I did it.

Again just let me know if ya want me to send it out. (You can PM me your address)

Thanks,
-Iron
 

Boochman

Active Hunter
Thanks Irongladiator - that's very informative! IDK how I missed it in your build, especially considering how I've lived in your and Lazerjock's almost more than mine, hahahaha!

Believe it or not - I think I might have some rivets laying around at my Dad's house. I think they are WHITE too, which would certainly be a bonus! Stay tuned, and I appreciate your willingness to help out!
 

Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Thanks Irongladiator - that's very informative! IDK how I missed it in your build, especially considering how I've lived in your and Lazerjock's almost more than mine, hahahaha!

Believe it or not - I think I might have some rivets laying around at my Dad's house. I think they are WHITE too, which would certainly be a bonus! Stay tuned, and I appreciate your willingness to help out!
Not a problem, Just say the word and they're yours. Also I haven't gotten around to posting it in my WIP just yet, but plan to in the next 48 hours when I have it completed.

-Iron
 

Boochman

Active Hunter
GIRTH BELT - COLOR MATCHING:
Today I wandered back into our office for work, and I brought my girth belt with me to see if it matches the Pantone color described in the CRL (Burgandy: PMS 181C). The interior designers I work with have a fan deck of Pantone colors, and interestingly, the color described in the CRL is a “coated” color, as designated by the “C” in the number.

They said it’s tough to compare the coated colors when applied to fabrics, but here are the results from my recent dye job:

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RamSkirata

Hunter
GIRTH BELT - COLOR MATCHING:
Today I wandered back into our office for work, and I brought my girth belt with me to see if it matches the Pantone color described in the CRL (Burgandy: PMS 181C). The interior designers I work with have a fan deck of Pantone colors, and interestingly, the color described in the CRL is a “coated” color, as designated by the “C” in the number.

They said it’s tough to compare the coated colors when applied to fabrics, but here are the results from my recent dye job:

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I'd say you hit it pretty darn well, Booch!
 

Boochman

Active Hunter
JETPACK GREEBLIES/ FOUND PARTS:
As you all may know; these greeblies are hard to track down. 1, because some of the parts have only recently been identified (that red knurled quick disconnect thing), and 2, because some of the parts, though identified, are hard to buy “off the shelf”...

Anyways, I am SUPER EXCITED to have this small pile of found parts for my Jetpack! Special thanks to Lazerjock for the white momentary push button (bottom greeblie) - it looks great!!!

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