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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: krohn on Nov 06, 2009, 11:23 AM

Title: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 06, 2009, 11:23 AM
I work on my jetpack today:
The start with a very very old Vacuum cleaner.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/Su7qg6dIuDI/AAAAAAAACHE/fjKFi9WZU94/s512/PICT0187.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/Su7qmWw9v7I/AAAAAAAACHc/3lBpICaSfis/s512/PICT0193.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvLNX5snBsI/AAAAAAAACLg/fOKu40mahvA/s128/PICT0223.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvLNZa_orsI/AAAAAAAACLk/KcveinFWaCk/s720/PICT0224.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvRJLWovB5I/AAAAAAAACMM/WT8pZWk_SGQ/s512/PICT0227.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvRJMYF_HVI/AAAAAAAACMQ/H-hLmr9nMss/s512/PICT0228.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvRJNA9jazI/AAAAAAAACMU/6F6C8enjDBA/s720/PICT0229.JPG)

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(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvRJP4mIRNI/AAAAAAAACMc/CLhn3xLZMD8/s512/PICT0231.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvRJQya0fvI/AAAAAAAACMg/evlM2dAkLgQ/s512/PICT0232.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvRJRoYsk2I/AAAAAAAACMk/iIimjci8Ecg/s512/PICT0233.JPG)

Other pictures here:
http://picasaweb.google.fr/ambassadeurkrohn/Mandalorien# (http://picasaweb.google.fr/ambassadeurkrohn/Mandalorien#)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Nov 06, 2009, 12:17 PM
Wow, that is a very cool use of old parts! 
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Mereelajum on Nov 06, 2009, 12:23 PM
Very cool.  :D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 06, 2009, 12:45 PM
Nice work so far.  That vaccuum cleaner makes an excellent base for a custom jetpack build like this.  Keep the pics coming!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Revan Ordo on Nov 06, 2009, 01:37 PM
Krohn,

Great work on the jet pack vod. It is really looking good.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 06, 2009, 01:42 PM
Many Thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Xyon Koreen on Nov 06, 2009, 01:49 PM
Awsome idea vod.  I never would've thought of using a vaccum.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Remo Jadd on Nov 06, 2009, 02:03 PM
a very inventive idea, keep up the good work ner vod ;)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Dar'kumn Vol on Nov 06, 2009, 09:51 PM
Wow vod! Color me impressed!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: M-Psy on Nov 07, 2009, 06:06 AM
Oh wow!   :o
Very awesome!!!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Tal Falco on Nov 07, 2009, 04:31 PM
That is very inspiring, impressive!.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 09, 2009, 08:57 AM
My jetpack today and I'm always working on.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvgeiNTirCI/AAAAAAAACOQ/_MYr5sMz7jo/s512/PICT0247.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/Svgei4EQuzI/AAAAAAAACOU/24Ja9wAnIZ4/s640/PICT0248.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/Svfuy2i5XfI/AAAAAAAACNI/N1sVC_kzvDI/s640/PICT0237.JPG)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 09, 2009, 11:06 AM
And finish for the day:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/Svg8AxTGHrI/AAAAAAAACPo/qAkqLriEjZg/s512/PICT0261.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/Svg8Bp6VfzI/AAAAAAAACPs/_vIcf1FO9Gw/s512/PICT0262.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/Svg8CxmH7HI/AAAAAAAACPw/ybXD9Ra5Q3g/s512/PICT0263.JPG)

I have to put of masticate for finishing before painting and to make the system of harness. And electronic for light:!
To see the evolution on construction, go here:

http://picasaweb.google.fr/ambassadeurkrohn/Mandalorien# (http://picasaweb.google.fr/ambassadeurkrohn/Mandalorien#)

Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Solus Kyr on Nov 09, 2009, 11:49 AM
That is just amazing. Great job.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Riya Morut on Nov 09, 2009, 12:19 PM
WOW!  This looks amazing!  And you weren't joking when you said that Vacuum was old...I'm pretty sure they stopped making those before I was born...  ;D

This is another excellent example of how one man's trash is another man's treasure.  Great job!!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 09, 2009, 12:39 PM
Awesome-ness! Was the center piece w/ the blue hosing made from the vacum parts?
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 09, 2009, 12:44 PM
Thanks!! ;D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 10, 2009, 03:21 PM
Work of the day, the lights!!!

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvmPl8nQLiI/AAAAAAAACQ0/53OhJJsaI6A/s640/PICT0273.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvmPn3srM-I/AAAAAAAACQ8/0pnt4rpDgvY/s640/PICT0275.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvmPo58VRnI/AAAAAAAACRA/WRNlCrg9dYw/s640/PICT0276.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvmPqkWggUI/AAAAAAAACRI/8CuWymj4tR4/s640/PICT0278.JPG)

To see all the steps, go to my picasa galery  :D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Utahman on Nov 10, 2009, 03:29 PM
Dude, that just looks awesome! I'm loving the fact that your using an old vacuum. It's a great way to recycle the old thing. I can't wait to see what this looks like when it's completely finished.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: IronMando on Nov 10, 2009, 10:02 PM
My grandmother used to have a vaccuum very similar to that one... man I wish I knew if that old thing was still lying around here. I haven't seen it in years, though, I'm afraid it got thrown out a long while back. If I find it though, I'm so trying this!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: wulfgar on Nov 10, 2009, 10:06 PM
Cool, very retro looking!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 11, 2009, 04:50 AM
Awesome-ness! Was the center piece w/ the blue hosing made from the vacum parts?
*

The center piece was made with a part of a toy (hHelicopter) and a reading head of video-tapes. I added part of pvc pipe.

My grandmother used to have a vaccuum very similar to that one... man I wish I knew if that old thing was still lying around here. I haven't seen it in years, though, I'm afraid it got thrown out a long while back. If I find it though, I'm so trying this!

Yes, I hope you'll find it!!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 12, 2009, 10:58 AM
Work of the day: mastic, holes for straps and painting.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvwtB6GzXWI/AAAAAAAACSU/n_PEajZ5Q5Q/s720/PICT0283.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvwtDtMoTxI/AAAAAAAACSc/uYmCeKuQWXY/s512/PICT0285.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvwtFRbD0FI/AAAAAAAACSk/5wB1xhE0ank/s512/PICT0287.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SvwtGdqLqrI/AAAAAAAACSo/9U6DmjXQ0tc/s512/PICT0288.JPG)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Atin Verd on Nov 12, 2009, 12:36 PM
awesome work man that looks great
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Johan Kordav on Nov 15, 2009, 09:34 PM
mind if i steal the bottle rocket idea for my jet pack?
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 16, 2009, 10:50 AM
 ;D No you can ! The sharing of ideas it is made for that!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Johan Kordav on Nov 16, 2009, 01:31 PM
ok kool did you fill the bottles with caulking?
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 16, 2009, 02:32 PM
I filled bottles with the expanded foam
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Johan Kordav on Nov 16, 2009, 04:11 PM
awesome kool  :D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Axon Kor Verda on Nov 17, 2009, 07:42 AM
This is a GREAT build! Great use of recycled materials!!

D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 17, 2009, 09:56 AM
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwK4J4SwOLI/AAAAAAAACUM/sw75PLqoXck/s512/PICT0298.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwLBMelu9YI/AAAAAAAACUw/3pcQO35-VYk/s512/PICT0300.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwLBOzg7YbI/AAAAAAAACU4/6MeVZEsK3Hw/s512/PICT0302.JPG)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Riya Morut on Nov 17, 2009, 01:45 PM
Lookin' good!  Are you planning on adding any other colors besides red and silver?
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 17, 2009, 01:54 PM
I add black ^^
Thanks ^^ The end of the work of the day:

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwLPqpTUJZI/AAAAAAAACVY/JpORB_KBENw/s512/PICT0303.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwLPrvQWJlI/AAAAAAAACVc/RToLYuP1qy4/s640/PICT0304.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwLPslAzoOI/AAAAAAAACVk/_wekp5HT1FU/s512/PICT0305.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwLPt8SNzPI/AAAAAAAACVo/QJs2IADNJu8/s640/PICT0310.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwLPu-pFNvI/AAAAAAAACVs/M37xCp0xSW4/s512/PICT0312.JPG)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Tal Falco on Nov 18, 2009, 02:44 AM
this is turning out amazing.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 18, 2009, 07:32 AM
The body of the Jet pack is finished but further to an accident I have a part from the pipe which makes an half  circle which broke. I restuck and that makes of a not deliberate battle damaged...

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwPnOnLEktI/AAAAAAAACWo/uaGA4FJjQOg/s512/PICT0325.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwPnNmZ4R8I/AAAAAAAACWk/ctrq7dJwOmU/s512/PICT0320.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwPnMgrDZuI/AAAAAAAACWg/P9PuHDun1W8/s512/PICT0319.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwPnQBvefxI/AAAAAAAACWs/wSF7HrkpT_U/s512/PICT0327.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwPnIYabrwI/AAAAAAAACWQ/7pQBlgcOI84/s512/PICT0314.JPG)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Tribe Moday on Nov 18, 2009, 11:59 AM
WOW that Jetpack is looking amazing
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Solus Kyr on Nov 18, 2009, 12:43 PM
Amazing. Great job!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 18, 2009, 01:27 PM
It's finish... tadaaaaaaaaaaaa

The first pictures...






(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwQbyiCg5II/AAAAAAAACXw/8VSMR3bB2lM/s640/PICT0337.JPG)






The second...

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwQb6UGgN0I/AAAAAAAACYM/4zAONyV0ZZE/s512/PICT0346.JPG)


And now...  You was enought waiting.... the jetpack ^^


(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwQb7SBeN7I/AAAAAAAACYQ/jZHXuEZYtns/s512/PICT0347.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwQb8vFzDiI/AAAAAAAACYU/gLZ1-I18ED8/s512/PICT0348.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwQbt3EX2FI/AAAAAAAACXg/kZ2EvientOs/s512/PICT0332.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwQbsg09saI/AAAAAAAACXc/zROb3TRIwlE/s512/PICT0331.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/SwQb4LVguaI/AAAAAAAACYE/w2xSGMVswk4/s640/PICT0343.JPG)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: E'don Rend on Nov 18, 2009, 02:12 PM
 :o incredible! GREAT JOB!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Johan Kordav on Nov 18, 2009, 03:26 PM
very nice vod, what do you have going up and down the side of the bottles?
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Riya Morut on Nov 19, 2009, 12:42 AM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

GREAT JOB!!!!  This looks AMAZING!!!!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 19, 2009, 05:08 AM
very nice vod, what do you have going up and down the side of the bottles?

Up it's a Siphon of kitchen sink and down join of pipe of air conditioning  :)

Thanks everybody.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Tava Kishon on Nov 19, 2009, 09:10 AM
Wow that looks great!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Revan Ordo on Nov 19, 2009, 01:23 PM
Great job vod. That is a killer looking jetpack. An excellent use for an old vacuum cleaner.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: uag'ram on Nov 19, 2009, 03:57 PM
that's rocks. wow
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Dradis on Nov 19, 2009, 04:11 PM
NIce job mate, it really looks the part.  ;D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: valou on Nov 20, 2009, 07:14 AM
Very pretty this french jetpack.
I look forward to the rest of the armor
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Lasruin Toth Lan on Nov 25, 2009, 09:02 PM
looks good dude ;)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Remo Jadd on Nov 26, 2009, 05:52 AM
very impressive vod ;)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Apollo Falco on Nov 26, 2009, 04:12 PM
so cool looking
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Nov 27, 2009, 04:24 AM
Thanks everybody! I'm paintig my armor.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Arden Fisk on Dec 02, 2009, 11:27 AM
This looks great, I cant wait to see what else you come up with!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: SnakeEyes1 on Dec 20, 2009, 03:38 PM
Wow I Like That It's Awesome Now I Have To Make Mine Like That LOL ;D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Durkev Zandar on Jan 11, 2010, 07:04 AM
coolness dude! very retro
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Jan 11, 2010, 03:02 PM
Thanks!!! :D
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: No'saj Huune on Jan 11, 2010, 03:25 PM
WOW :o  Gotta admit thats one slick pack vode!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Sinclair Reau on Jan 12, 2010, 05:39 AM
thats amazing!!!  :o
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Jangojedi on Mar 13, 2010, 10:59 PM
Excellent work!
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: lunar lord on Mar 23, 2010, 03:34 PM
Epic Win
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: krohn on Mar 24, 2010, 08:10 AM
Thanks evrybody!! :)

I don't post in thi sthread the last details of my Jetpack.

Little Bantha skull:

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/S4LJtk5-cmI/AAAAAAAADBs/u2NE7ybf3ZM/s720/SNV81020.JPG)

Damages:

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/S4LJzXAnIxI/AAAAAAAADB4/23ur2BeyFsU/s720/SNV81023.JPG)

The end of reactors burned:

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/S4LJvmcp8hI/AAAAAAAADBw/rOj4TVymNV0/s720/SNV81021.JPG)

And finished with the lights:

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vJ0OP8i8JU4/S4LKClau16I/AAAAAAAADCg/F2yKecYYrQA/s720/SNV81041.JPG)

In project I will finish the inside, under the reactor and some other details in painting.
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: No'saj Huune on Mar 25, 2010, 03:52 AM
Looks great, the weathering came out IMHO perfect.  But don't you mean Little Mythosaurus Skull?
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Geber Teg on Apr 04, 2010, 12:40 AM
Beautiful work! Very well done! I especially like the battle damage with the electronics peeking through. Now, I must find an old vacuum cleaner...


Looks great, the weathering came out IMHO perfect.  But don't you mean Little Mythosaurus Skull?

'Bantha Skull' and 'Mythosaur' are often used interchangeably.  ;)
Title: Re: Jet pack with an old vacuum cleaner
Post by: Serra Tayanami on Aug 11, 2010, 11:57 AM
very successful, congratulations!