Jango72s scratch built jet pack progress thread ( from WoF templates )


Bobby Fett UK

Active Hunter
Hey Jack, looking good bro. You may want to address the spine section, it should be flat at the sides not ramping up. Also, you may want to make the top deck thicker, the flat part at the top of the body. A word of advice would be to use pack reference photos in conjunction with the amazing wof templates. As for the piano keys, whatever works buddy. I tried two things, sanding sintra in a long length to the desired angle, then cutting out the teeth. You could also try building up some of your material at one edge and using filler and sanding that to the desired angle. I hated the piano keys, but once you get them sussed out they are pretty easy to get done.

Rob.
 

JackFrost

New Hunter
Hi Rob,

the last few days, i´ve been tried to get these piano keys on the pack. I´ve cut some pvc out and cut it in the desired angle. But I´m not very happy with them. I´ve cut the pieces in a length of ca. 6 mm and glued them on. But I think they are not working very good. I hope that i can work them out after I put zum car filler on and sanding them to fit better. I´ve put some pics online in an new thread.



Thanks for your help so far!

Jack
 

clonecollector

Active Hunter
You might try using rubber erasers to make the piano keys. I used a similar thing for my scratchbuilt jetpack.
Hi Rob,

the last few days, i´ve been tried to get these piano keys on the pack. I´ve cut some pvc out and cut it in the desired angle. But I´m not very happy with them. I´ve cut the pieces in a length of ca. 6 mm and glued them on. But I think they are not working very good. I hope that i can work them out after I put zum car filler on and sanding them to fit better. I´ve put some pics online in an new thread.



Thanks for your help so far!

Jack
 

JackFrost

New Hunter
HI,

oh thanks, that´s a good idea. I´ll try to Make some on this way and look how it´s works. And can you oaint them without problems?
 

Jango72

Active Hunter
When I made my piano keys, I cut strips of 1/8" hardboard the width I needed, then trimmed off to the basic length. I then used a dremel with a sanding drum to sand down the angle.

To get the angle, I marked off how far in from the bottom the angle will slope up. Then using the sanding drum, I sanded the slope from the bottom edge until it reaches the marked line.
 

Boba Pat

New Hunter
Wow this is a time consuming build! I can't thank you enough for documenting this.:cheers Every ones involvement has given me an awesome amount of help with nine.(y)
 

RobaFett

Hunter
Once again awesome, Iam doing mine out of board, so the more info I see, hoping mine will turn out so well.I used a vegimite jar lid for my bit below the rocket.
cheers jango72
 

DASOTAdex

New Hunter
more of a general question, but wouldn't you need to seal the cardboard with something to prevent it from warping when spraying? or is the board just resilient/you use real thin layers?
 

Jango72

Active Hunter
The answer is both... I used a clear coat to sprayed on in thin coats to seal the cardboard and hardboard, then I layered the colors over top in thin coats. Once done, I then applied another thin coat of clear coat to protect the finish. :cheers

more of a general question, but wouldn't you need to seal the cardboard with something to prevent it from warping when spraying? or is the board just resilient/you use real thin layers?
 

ObxFett

Active Hunter
Been here almost a year and never saw this thread. I've had my patterns all cut out and ready to go for awhile…. But to see it step by step- INSPIRING!!! Thank You, thank You, thank you!!!
Excellent work!!!
 
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Jango72

Active Hunter
what an amazing build. I'm inspired to say the least.

To inspire and aid with direction was the original intention of this thread, and I'm glad to see that it is still aiding others in their builds. (y)

If you have any specific questions, you can ask away and I'll do my very best to answer them. :cheers
 
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