My Scratch Built ROTJ Pack [pic intense]


CombatBaby

Well-Known Hunter
Jet Pack body is done, I will have pictures up later tonight.

The only thing i have left is to make solid pieces of the following I am happy with. I have been playing around with sizes and pieces but I want to get something as accurate as possible before attaching things.

Rocket with base
Piano Keys
Tank top caps and bottom caps
Thruster "cones" and spheres

then of course,

i'll just have to paint it

So i'll put this project at about 50% complete


-=QuinN!
 
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CombatBaby

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As promised...be kind and constructive.



-=QuinN!

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Qman101

Hunter
OMG!!:eek: I'm speechless!!! nice work man! better than i could ever do...

agn, how much does it weigh?
 
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Qman101

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CombatBaby said:
Searching for materials has been trial and error and to tell you the truth I'd have been completely lost without Alan's (Wizard of Flight's) blueprints he has been gracious enough to release.
you weren't the only one confused with WoF's templates;)
 

CombatBaby

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Qman101 said:
you weren't the only one confused with WoF's templates;)

I was just saying without them i'd be lost, they didn't confuse me.

It only weighs 3 lbs

-=QuinN!
 
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Ronin677

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Hey Quinn

that jet pack is looking realy good, if mine turns out half as good i will be really happy.

well done buddy, you have real talent.
 

SOLOCHASER

Active Hunter
Yowser!!! Thats amazing...kind a makes me feel cheated paying a couple hundred for a fiberglass that weighs 15 pounds. Great work.
 

Qman101

Hunter
anything new? just wondering.

i also noticed u for got the strip where the piano keys are placed.are u gonna put that after u find some good piano keys?
 

CombatBaby

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Qman101 said:
anything new? just wondering.

i also noticed u for got the strip where the piano keys are placed.are u gonna put that after u find some good piano keys?


a few things, but i didn't post any of the pictures yet.

your question is covered in my post on the 7th of january above,
just didn't add them yet

-=QuinN!
 

cookiemongoloid

Active Hunter
Wow, this looks really good. I know you answered a very similar question above, ( i read the whole thing) , but you used Styrene plastic for the entire thing? (minus the pvc pipes and oatmeal can). Thanks, and BTW, it looks GREAT so far, i am looking forward toseeing the final product.
 

CombatBaby

Well-Known Hunter
cookiemongoloid said:
Wow, this looks really good. I know you answered a very similar question above, ( i read the whole thing) , but you used Styrene plastic for the entire thing? (minus the pvc pipes and oatmeal can). Thanks, and BTW, it looks GREAT so far, i am looking forward toseeing the final product.


When I finish this prototype I will be making a revised Mark II from which I plan to make a mold. I will also be providing an extensive list of found parts and materials used list, along with where the materials can be store bought or ordered online. I'm not into the whole "hide" information from newbies garbage that certain members on this board are holding ideals towards. I myself would lost without this place, and it'd be a real kick in the face to people like Alan who are providing free blueprints or others that have compiled extensive paint lists and tutorials.

To answer your concerns above it breaks down like this.

Base skeleton (backplate, bottom, top flat) of the pack are all 1/4 inch foamboard. I did this to provide a strong basic structure to build onto.

The main tank is as you noticed above an oatmeal container and another chunk of an oatmeal container bonded together.

I traced a circle onto the top of that container and cut a hole in the TOP FLAT foamboard piece with the rocket base tank containers circumference. I then used a bushes baked beans aluminum container as the second tank and adjusted it to be the correct height with the excess length just being hidden inside the lower tank.

From here on i started to fill the gaps between the backplate and the main tank with foam, you can use any light weight filler, whether it be insulation or gardening block foam.

Once you get stuff built up enough to not have any flimsy feel you can start cutting the styrene and constructing what will be the outer shell.

So most things lined up correctly I scored most of the edges of the styrene on any part where the plating bends, such as around the jet pack side tank housings. I also found I was using a lot less filler since the pieces of styrene were still barely connected.


I dunno how well you follow all that, but it will all make sense when I do a Mark II and take pictures at every single step.

But like i said, once I got a basic structure, it was mostly styrene from there on.

Along the way I have learned quite a bit from trial and error on what won't work and what will, so I will be using a few different materials the second time around. Plus I will be constructing the Mark II with the plan of having a mostly hollow inside so that any gizmos that I want to rig up will have space and be easily accessible. If I end up molding it, it will be hollow anyway, i'm just talking about the prototypes right now.


If you have more questions just post.

thanks for the kind words

-=QuinN!
 

Qman101

Hunter
CombatBaby said:
When I finish this prototype I will be making a revised Mark II from which I plan to make a mold. I will also be providing an extensive list of found parts and materials used list, along with where the materials can be store bought or ordered online. I'm not into the whole "hide" information from newbies garbage that certain members on this board are holding ideals towards. I myself would lost without this place, and it'd be a real kick in the face to people like Alan who are providing free blueprints or others that have compiled extensive paint lists and tutorials.

To answer your concerns above it breaks down like this.

Base skeleton (backplate, bottom, top flat) of the pack are all 1/4 inch foamboard. I did this to provide a strong basic structure to build onto.

The main tank is as you noticed above an oatmeal container and another chunk of an oatmeal container bonded together.

I traced a circle onto the top of that container and cut a hole in the TOP FLAT foamboard piece with the rocket base tank containers circumference. I then used a bushes baked beans aluminum container as the second tank and adjusted it to be the correct height with the excess length just being hidden inside the lower tank.

From here on i started to fill the gaps between the backplate and the main tank with foam, you can use any light weight filler, whether it be insulation or gardening block foam.

Once you get stuff built up enough to not have any flimsy feel you can start cutting the styrene and constructing what will be the outer shell.

So most things lined up correctly I scored most of the edges of the styrene on any part where the plating bends, such as around the jet pack side tank housings. I also found I was using a lot less filler since the pieces of styrene were still barely connected.


I dunno how well you follow all that, but it will all make sense when I do a Mark II and take pictures at every single step.

But like i said, once I got a basic structure, it was mostly styrene from there on.

Along the way I have learned quite a bit from trial and error on what won't work and what will, so I will be using a few different materials the second time around. Plus I will be constructing the Mark II with the plan of having a mostly hollow inside so that any gizmos that I want to rig up will have space and be easily accessible. If I end up molding it, it will be hollow anyway, i'm just talking about the prototypes right now.


If you have more questions just post.

thanks for the kind words

-=QuinN!

i have several questions.

1. is styrene like the "for sale" signs? not the cheap ones where u can simply rip them in 2.

2. Can u give me info for some good light filler? and is epoxy filler (sorry, forgot what it was spelled) a light filler?

and thats all. maybe i don't have several questions.

qman
 

CombatBaby

Well-Known Hunter
i'm not sure what kind of plastic they use for for sale signs, i usually don't use them because they are so flimsy.

by light filler i meant stuff like foam. epoxy doesn't add too much weight tho, unless you are using tons of it really, i just use it to round corners in styrene

-=QuinN!
 
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