Well I celebrated my 30th birthday a few weeks ago and I got to thinking what I wanted to do with the extra cash I got from some family. I decided that I'd buy a Jetpack kit and transform it into a really nice wall display. I've always been really into the ROTJ damaged jetpack. I don't know why but I think it's just a really cool gem hidden in the films. Only true fans notice such things. I had originally bought a bunch of Poly Scale and Floquil paints to do a ROTJ SE costume but ended up changing my mind and going with the ESB version and I gotta say I'm very happy with that decision. Anyway I have all the paints for this project so I decided to go for it. I purchased a MOW JP kit and received it today. I got to work gathering all my reference photos I had gotten from over the years and got to work. I started out by sketching out the damaged area. Then with a dremel I cut the center section out (Sorry MOW) I then got some plastic and heated it up in my oven to soften it. I then folded it like a hotdog and placed it into the hole and "molded" it with my hands around the curves of the damage. I then marked and scored the plastic and popped the excess off. It was a pretty good fit but needed a bit of tweaking. I used a heat gun to fine tune the plastic then used JB Weld to glue it in place. I also used industrial glue on the inside to make sure it was secure. I then wanted to fix the warping that happened. I don't know if it's from the mold or if it warped a bit in transit. Either way it was an easy fix using some bondo to level things out. I sanded everything down and got it to a point I think will work for my piece. I gave it a bit of primer and will end up adding some detailed damage bits later this week. I hope you guys will enjoy watching this build. I'm very excited and will keep posting and will try to take more progress photos along the way!