Death Watch Deathwatch Jetpack Project

Discussion in 'Clone Wars & Rebels Costumes' started by Cruzer, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, decided to revisit this project thanks to the encouragement of a couple members. Its beginnings were previously posted in another thread that I can't recall without some searching, but figured it's been sooo long that a new thread would be ok. Public reference pics proved difficult to find. So I used a combination of couple Clone Wars screen grabs as well as the jetpack seen on one of the Kotobukiya Troopers, and tried to find a happy compromise that would be acceptable. Still need to add a few details here and there, it's approximately 15.75" wide at the outermost edges, and the size comparison pic is next to my Bo Katan master. Take it easy and let me know if you guys see any blaring discrepancies. Thanks -Cruzer
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  2. eqdizzle

    eqdizzle Jr Member

    Looks stellar, brother!

    Are you building this to match one of the currently available back armor plates?
     
  3. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

    I'm so out of the loop these days I'm afraid I'm not familiar with who the armor makers are. I just decided to finish this project because two members here asked me to. So I'm basically making this body a larger version of my Bo jetpack which I primarily used Lucas film 3D model pics as references, and adjusting as needed to resemble the DW details. I was told my Bo jetpack back was spot on to the Bo backplate Kevin made, so I'm just hoping this one matches DW backplates similarily.
     
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  4. eqdizzle

    eqdizzle Jr Member

    If you're wanting to match one, the EA or KW are the most accurate plates.

    Keep up the amazing work!
     
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  5. Kjeldo

    Kjeldo New Member

    Looks awesome! Can't wait!
     
  6. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

    Slowly making some progress. Used the packaging of the cone I ordered to make a resin cast because the real cone was too narrow. The white resin pieces are just for reference and from FettSeven's awesome jetpack kits, however, I think the exhaust part looks pretty compatible! The last pic is the reference I ultimately decided to use for these parts. Not sure if it's the best to use, but it seemed to be the one that showed the best details out of the very few I have.

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  7. Kjeldo

    Kjeldo New Member

    Lookin' great! Thanks for the update!
     
  8. Kjeldo

    Kjeldo New Member

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  9. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I feel it's looking pretty solid all the way around. Still need to add a few small details, finish the back, make the center cone removable so it can be swapped out for the rocket at a later time, and then give everything one final coat of primer. I'd like to have it ready for silicone by the beginning of next month.
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  10. Kjeldo

    Kjeldo New Member

    Amazing detail! Thank you for the updates again!
     
  11. mrfred

    mrfred New Member

    The work is looking fantastic so far! Can't wait to receive this!!!
     
  12. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

    Took two attempts but the back is finally finished. Please let me know if any of the Deathwatch experts see any shapes/angles that need to be tweaked for better accuracy or improved fit with the readily available armor being used.
    Thanks,
    Cruzer
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  13. hvacdon

    hvacdon Jr Member

    Looking Awesome !! Can't wait for update pics..
     
  14. eqdizzle

    eqdizzle Jr Member

    Hey Cruzer!

    That center stripe should be a touch narrower and more rounded, more like the Nite Owl and less like the Jango. Otherwise, I think you've got it nailed.
     
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  15. WhyItMatterz

    WhyItMatterz Jr Member

    Man, that looks great!
     
  16. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

  17. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

    Thank you for mentioning that about the center strip, as I had completely forgotten about adding the second strip to the top of it that will give it its additional height and narrower look. So glad you caught that
     
  18. eqdizzle

    eqdizzle Jr Member

    No worries, Brother! Looking great!!
     
  19. Cruzer

    Cruzer Well-Known Member

    Added the little raised areas near the neck of the center tube. I think it’s completed unless anyone sees anything else. Silicone should be arriving tomorrow!
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  20. WhyItMatterz

    WhyItMatterz Jr Member

  21. eqdizzle

    eqdizzle Jr Member

    Nailed it!!
     
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  22. Kjeldo

    Kjeldo New Member

    That looks great! Thank you for the updates!
     

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