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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Uria Searing on Feb 05, 2011, 04:09 PM

Title: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Uria Searing on Feb 05, 2011, 04:09 PM
(http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/lykin1508/DSCN0321.jpg)
(http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/lykin1508/DSCN0322.jpg)

Its made from some old motocross armor that i painted a long time ago with plastic gutters from home depot along with some pvc couplings male and female also from home depot.....so what do you guys think?
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: 72555 on Feb 05, 2011, 04:17 PM
for some reason first thought to cross my mind after seeing this is ''transformers''
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Bazii Malric on Feb 05, 2011, 07:33 PM
Very nice take on a jet pack/jump pack.  But, I think you need to add a bit more to it to hide the sports gear.  That still shows through way too much...  which is a CRL issue.  It has potential though.  You could add some sintra (or other plastic) to it as a back plate and just cover up the main backplate area and maybe a few more greebs.  Hope that helps.    ;D
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: MandalorianEwok on Feb 05, 2011, 09:54 PM
Excellent jumping off point!  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Uria Searing on Feb 08, 2011, 03:57 AM
Update! still not done with the main colors but this is all that i could get done today in between homework
(http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/lykin1508/DSCN0328.jpg)
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Feb 08, 2011, 09:41 AM
Very nice. I do think I'd cover up the mesh area's on the lower back and the two most outer mesh area on the upper back with greebies though. Do your homework faster and get back to working on this  :P

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Chucko on Feb 08, 2011, 12:11 PM
Wow this is pretty dang cool. The main thing that gets my attention is the stitching to the point I cringe because IMHO no matter how much time you spend, it would still look like a rush job. It's the small attetion to detail that makes a kit great. Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Uria Searing on Feb 08, 2011, 09:43 PM
what stitching?
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Kav'an Hatfield on Feb 08, 2011, 09:49 PM
God i miss Zoids....oh hey!  My mold sets are only 3 feet away from me.
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Chucko on Feb 08, 2011, 10:53 PM
what stitching?

All around the plastic it connects the armor to the padding underneath
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Uria Searing on Feb 08, 2011, 11:05 PM
you mean the silver square things no they are not mesh or stiching its part of the plastic they are like vents thats why i left them alond i like the metal look of it
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Chucko on Feb 08, 2011, 11:33 PM

i hope this helps
(http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo2/The_Concussion_Effect/jetpack.jpg)
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: MandalorianEwok on Feb 11, 2011, 02:37 PM
I had to do something similar with some shoulder pads I made.  One of the easiest things (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong) is just uses some bondo to fill in the gap where the stitching is.  A little sanding, back to painting and you are golden!
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Ajax Kaal on Feb 21, 2011, 08:46 PM
I love the direction of this as I have been thinking of a jump pack / sleek pack look. This is a nice looking one, but I have to agree, fill in the stitching line with some bondo or something and that will help, along with taking care of some of the mesh parts. Think about what each part would do if it were real...what are those vents supposed to be doing?


The overall look is very cool and gives me ideas.

Keep it up.
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Dar'manda on Feb 22, 2011, 08:35 PM
that outta work as a backplate and a pack, looks really cool and unique
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Sidewalker on Feb 27, 2011, 06:58 PM
Personally I like the look of the mesh vents. Perhaps that's too many on there. I'd say cover the top ones with greeblies and leave the back ones open. As far as covering the stitching goes, bond would likely crack and fall off that armour. I would use silicon, even if it's just caulking, and then paint over it.
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Dralkote on Apr 18, 2011, 04:07 PM
Coming along nicely Uria. ^_^
Can't wait to see it finished!
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 18, 2011, 04:15 PM
I think it looks brilliant , maybe some hoses coming from the vents into the upright pieces on either side would look good , 100% for creativity  ;)
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Shev'Dela on Apr 21, 2011, 02:01 AM
I think some of the venting would look nice but less is more- This is a great sleek looking build!
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: JR on Aug 03, 2011, 08:49 PM
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/lykin1508/DSCN0321.jpg
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/lykin1508/DSCN0322.jpg

Its made from some old motocross armor that i painted a long time ago with plastic gutters from home depot along with some pvc couplings male and female also from home depot.....so what do you guys think?

I'm going to have to find some of my old Zoid models for inspiration now. Yes I use to build those models.
Title: Re: Liger Zero inspired jetpack WIP
Post by: Kav'an Hatfield on Aug 04, 2011, 01:43 PM
I'm going to have to find some of my old Zoid models for inspiration now. Yes I use to build those models.

nothing wrong with that!  I have the Lightning Saix, Buster Eagle, and Red Blade Liger IN MY LIVING ROOM....with some of my Gundam models.