I hope tha tthe sintra works well for you. I really wish that I could've made my entire pack out of plastic, but with all of the curves on the rocket I found that cardboard was the best medium for me. Once coated and filled, it's actually water-proof and fairly strong considering the light weight.
I'll be watching your progress for sure, and if I can assist you in any way please don't hesitate to ask.
I'm sure I have enough for another pack, but I bought it in Amsterdam ( http://www.eisobergsma.nl/ ). In dutch its called "PVC Schuimplaat" (foamboard) and the brand is FOREX.
Thanx for your support. I have a stanley, which works on the 3mm, but the 5mm I will cut with this:
If I can't make the pieces from the sintra I will prolly try to make them with cardboard. If not I'll turn to Bobby here Also, thank you for your support
The first pieces I will try to make are hardest I guess: the cone shapes of the missile and thrusters. I will try the oven at 80c (carefully, I read some threads here about the dangers of sintra and ovens). Then I'll try the boiling water. If that fails I'll try a heat gun, which I will have to buy, obviously.
Complete noob question, but where did you get the backpack templates? B/C before I drop a couple hundred on a pack, I'd like to test my model making skills on a sintra version...I'm a little rusty, but, it's worth a shot.
good luck with your pack barry.
nice stuff the shuim pvc how they call it here in deventer (holland)i bouht it for my chest armor.
its not a problem you make the parts with 1-4mm but remember what BOBBY FETT says:Also, consider WOF's plans and reduce size as required, for example is he specifies 1mm compensate for this when using 3mm or you dimentions will be wrong.
i wanted to say you the same thing you have got the inner and outer size if youre working with plate material in dutch its:de binnen en buiten maat met het buigen van hoeken.
thanks for the temlates BOBBY!
i was going to make a second pack but now i have more temlates as i got ages ago from the mandolorian armor web site.
i will make the stabiliser and beacon the thrusters from alluminium and the missle also on my turntable.
barry if you want this,my offer is still on.
anyway good luck.
I have been aware of the thickness and I'm dealing with it pretty 'okay' if I say to myself.
Last night I created the first two parts for the Rocket. It lasted till 2am, so the last pics are a bit blurry, same as my own vision
I heated the parts in the oven at 80c / 176F until it became bendy and soft. I think I reshaped the first part a dozen times each time struggling to bend the smaller top. I created molds of cardboard ..yes...corrugated :facepalm. That worked pretty well, but the stuff just cools down so fast.
I think I did pretty well. Have some bondo filling and sanding to do, but thats not gonna be a big hurdle.
I've been dying to show you these. When I made the first parts they were not very round. But putting the glued parts into boiling water for a while allowed me to reshape them without the glued sides coming apart. I felt like shouting "It 's workiiiing, its workiiing!" like a certain young boy once did...
Anyway, very happy with the results and headed right into shaping more parts for the missile part of the jet pack such as the top. The sintra didn't allow me to bend it right up to the sharp tip. Prolly have to bondo it, I guess... Have to figure out what to use for the tip. Maybe wood :confused
The brown ribbed slice, is from a lid of a peanut butter jar :love
Inspired by Ambu Fett's beautiful jet pack, I'm putting in as much time as I can to keep up
I destroyed part 8 today (first ring below the top) on accident.. :cry
But finished most of the other pieces of the grappling system. Here's all the pieces I have at the moment after filing and sanding them. When loosely stacked, it's really staring to look like something.
Constructive C&C's encouraged, but please be gentle :cheers