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Title: Jacad's Jetpack
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Jul 26, 2011, 02:06 AM
Hey guys, I've decided to show my incomplete Jetpack kit I got.

Its made out of PVC piping, thick cardboard and *shudders* plastic cardboard. The next thing I need to do is Bondo it, then Prime it and than paint it with a few coats of silver and finally my mando colors (Black and hunter green)

This Kit has many design flaws I had to work through and It nearly ripped all my hair out trying to correct these errors. As I'm posting this, I am using my Drafting equipment to correct these errors and produce another Jetpack to fix the previous errors. Thats right Ladies and Gents, I actually have more parts to produce about 10 of these. My improvised Jetpacks are going to use Sintra instead of this Plastic cardboard crap and I'm bascially going to make a simialr design to the JT-12, but with a bit of Jacad's customizing (I'm also going to attempt to make a Z-6 with these templates).

Another thing you notice right away is that there is no back shroud/plate that meets near the missile tub, thats because there was none, another thing I need to fix.

One final note is that the Missile is missing, because the one the kit came with is completely undesirable and I'm going to build an improvised missile (My mando is a weaponsmith and part time engineer)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110724.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110724_1.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/07-24-11_1615.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/07-24-11_1616.jpg)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP
Post by: Ciryc Cuyan on Jul 29, 2011, 12:18 PM
looks good so far as is

                                -Ciryc-
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jul 29, 2011, 01:16 PM
looks good, i do like the angular look of it  ;) .
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Jul 31, 2011, 01:12 AM
After using Bondo for the first time (took me 3 hours to bondo the uneven jetpack, I sanded the bondo excess and primes in 2 coats.

After that, I applied about 3 coats of metallic silver as a start for weathering before I apply my mando colors on.

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/07-30-11_1833.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/07-30-11_1832.jpg)

Also notice that I removed the funnels from the jetpack, my regional squad leader who has a Jetpack gave me even a better altertnative for thrusters

Not pictured, I found sheet metal that was trianglular that can be placed on the sharp angle of the missile tube, after playing around with it and coating in 2 coats of black paint, I got myself an armor plate my jetpack has to prevent those pesky misfires that Ol' Boba fell prey to.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Jul 31, 2011, 10:55 PM
After a bit of painting and decorating, this is my nearly completed jetpack, the only things missing is one more greeblie, a missile, a backplate and a harness...

I'll black brush the open silver spots to emphasize the weathering

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110731.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110731_3.jpg)

I use a piece of a cole latern that was battery powered for it on the missile tube
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110731_4.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110731_5.jpg)

A close up of the sheet metal plate, I used a hard wire brush to make the metal, then kept the area around the rough edge to give the weather spot a carbon look to the metal

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110731_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Remo Jadd on Aug 01, 2011, 07:45 AM
you need to work on your weathering more. at the moment it looks like camo blotching. get some scratches in there, but also look at how natural weathering works. for example, areas that would be handled a lot, edges would be worn, blast marks, natural dirt. all these things need to be taken into consideration when it comes to weathering.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Ciryc Cuyan on Aug 01, 2011, 09:41 PM
you need to work on your weathering more. at the moment it looks like camo blotching. get some scratches in there, but also look at how natural weathering works. for example, areas that would be handled a lot, edges would be worn, blast marks, natural dirt. all these things need to be taken into consideration when it comes to weathering.

    i agree with remo, some tips are you can simply skip it on concrete some black wash and a screw driver for some scrapes but your almost there keep on it .

                                                 -Ciryc-
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 01, 2011, 09:43 PM
you need to work on your weathering more. at the moment it looks like camo blotching. get some scratches in there, but also look at how natural weathering works. for example, areas that would be handled a lot, edges would be worn, blast marks, natural dirt. all these things need to be taken into consideration when it comes to weathering.
Alright, at the moment, I'm painting the edges silver to give it a worn look, I'm about to add another Greeblie near the missile tube
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Dar'manda on Aug 01, 2011, 10:02 PM
did you save the templates
???
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 02, 2011, 12:23 AM
did you save the templates
???
Yes I did, and I have materials to spare
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Dar'manda on Aug 02, 2011, 12:28 AM
yea we can use them to make more!!!!
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 02, 2011, 03:12 AM
yea we can use them to make more!!!!
Once I finish this one, I'll lay down the skinny on mass producing these Packs  :D
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 02, 2011, 03:25 AM
I went a wee little crazy on the silver paint and sand paper, to create a weathered look, whatcha think?

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/Snapshot_20110802_2.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/Snapshot_20110802_3.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/Snapshot_20110802_4.jpg)

And yes, those are car accents acting as auxillilary vents for the missile tube.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Remo Jadd on Aug 02, 2011, 05:37 AM
better, now you just need to add some grime.  ;)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Gesai Primax on Aug 03, 2011, 02:34 PM
Definitely better! It might be a bit much, but a good amount of black wash /grime will knock it down. I like it!
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 03, 2011, 10:55 PM
Alright, just did a bit of Dry Brushing, I tried to black wash but I couldn't get the mixture right or that the areas I was painting on had paint and caused it to dissolve with the mixture of Acrylic/brush cleaner and flat black

Here is what I got

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110803.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110803_1.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110803_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Dar'manda on Aug 04, 2011, 06:06 AM
nice work
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Remo Jadd on Aug 04, 2011, 08:11 AM
dry brushing is as good as any teqnique, i use it a lot. but yes, that looking better  ;) .
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Thaxos on Aug 04, 2011, 01:34 PM
Definitely better! It might be a bit much, but a good amount of black wash /grime will knock it down. I like it!
What he said  :P
Black wash will definitely dirty it up and make the weathering look more natural.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 24, 2011, 09:32 PM
Alright Ladies and Gentlemandos, As I just got my hands on some foam PVC plastic to serve as a backplate/shroud for my Jetpack. I am in a Dilemma of finding parts to make a missile. In the picture below is my workbench and those are actually all the parts I Propose that could make a missile.

I am not really crazy for similarities to Jango's Concussion missile or Boba's Anti-vehicle missile. Since my Mando is a Weapon smith, he pretty much made the missile himself and have plenty of more.

(*PICTURES COMING SOON!!!)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 24, 2011, 10:48 PM
Alright, here are my Greeblies, and yes that is my Jetpack in the background, XD. ITs leaning like that because I'm letting the hot glue slide around inside to find the cracks of my newly attached Backplate

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Greebliegame.jpg)

Greeblie 5 an fit on 3 very easily, shown here

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110824_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jerek Darr on Aug 24, 2011, 11:49 PM
Invert #4, add #1, stack #3 on top, cap with #5.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 25, 2011, 02:15 AM
As Proposed and fit on the top of the pack
(I used tape to hold all the greeblies together)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110824_4.jpg)

Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Nate Jangotat on Aug 25, 2011, 06:51 AM
Looks a bit huge to me, I'd either take away the bottom of the 2 blue ones or remove both blue ones altogether - wouldn't want you to knock it off while walking through doorways  ;)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Jerek Darr on Aug 25, 2011, 11:17 AM
Now that looks mean! Almost gives off an EMP missle vibe.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 90% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Aug 25, 2011, 08:45 PM
Here is the second proposed Missile

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110825.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/Snapshot_20110825_1.jpg)

(Note that Greeblie 1 can fit the top of the jetpack snug)


(Greeblie 5 & 4 alone wouldn't be able to fit on the top of the pack)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 85% complete!
Post by: Zebra38 on Aug 26, 2011, 01:05 AM
wow nice  ;D
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 90% complete!
Post by: Nate Jangotat on Aug 29, 2011, 12:34 PM
I want one. Looking good ;)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 90% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 04, 2011, 07:06 PM
Just worked on my missile, Just need to weather it up and use hot glue to stick all the part together.

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/09-04-11_1505.jpg)

After that, I'm going to need to make a harness...somehow
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 06, 2011, 12:54 AM
Alright chaps, just finished up my missile *PICTURES WILL BE COMING SOON!!!*

Now there is one last thing that must be done for my Jetpack to be considered complete, and that is a harness system.

What can be done to make a very basic but strudy harness?
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Remo Jadd on Sep 06, 2011, 10:25 AM
if your pack is not too heavy, just use a simple webbing harness like i did. Basically over and under your shoulders and round your chest. i had no problems with mine over a full day. but make sure you pad the shoulder straps. i didn't and it dug in.  ;)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Dar'manda on Sep 07, 2011, 01:00 PM
What the heck was greeblie #3 and where did you find it?  I like that piece...
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 07, 2011, 07:57 PM
What the heck was greeblie #3 and where did you find it?  I like that piece...
You know that Hasbro Build your own Lightsaber toy set that came about 3 years ago? That is supposed to be the Lightsaber Emitter for Darth Maul's Lightsaber  ;D
Realizing that I still had it laying around, I kept it around after having for a while

Unable to find anything to fill the expose areas, I lucklily found the blade that came with it, cut it the emitter's length and I painted it silver
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 07, 2011, 08:19 PM
Good news Guys, just got a new phone with a better camera.

So here's my missile and my missile going on my jetpack

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/2011-09-07_170222.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/2011-09-07_170422.jpg)
From an old battery powered lantern I found a round piece that can fit on bottom of the missile, with my industrial glue gun, I sealed the bottom of the missile with glue.

That copper pipping is for sticking my missile into the open hole that is slightly larger than the pipe. This is so I can take off my missile and put it back on guranteed that it won't fall off if moved around a bit.


(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/2011-09-07170508.jpg)


The only thing now is...What in the world would this missile be? Anti-vehicle? A concussion missile? A Cluster missile? A Home-made Diamond boron missile?
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Cpt. Rhiis Mok'tau on Sep 08, 2011, 03:27 PM
I've also got one of those jetpacks. For the last six months it's sat in my shop because I've had no motivation to tackle all the errors in it's design. Good job fixing this up, and nice work on the missile!
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jerek Darr on Sep 08, 2011, 03:55 PM
High yeild EMP, capable of shutting down ground attack vehicles and un-sheilded ships.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 08, 2011, 06:51 PM
High yeild EMP, capable of shutting down ground attack vehicles and un-sheilded ships.
a DEMP?

Specified for taking down droids, disabling vehicles, and incapacitating organic targets via electrocution... hmmmm 8)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jerek Darr on Sep 08, 2011, 08:08 PM
It don't have to blow up, to be out of the fight.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: MandalorianEwok on Sep 09, 2011, 02:28 AM
Excellent work.  Nice and sleek.  Superb job on the missile!
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 10, 2011, 08:05 PM
Here's a full body shot of my pack

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/2011-09-09_19_41_38.jpg)

(That is aluminum tape on the bottom, the only bug I've been trying to fix is the jetpack nozzles falling off. The Good news is, they are no longer falling off and yes, thats kitty doo doo at the bottom right)
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 10, 2011, 08:14 PM
I've also got one of those jetpacks. For the last six months it's sat in my shop because I've had no motivation to tackle all the errors in it's design. Good job fixing this up, and nice work on the missile!
Thank you  ;D

I can pretty much tell you the errors this pack nearly ripped all my hair out in frustration.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Sep 13, 2011, 07:55 PM
Hey Everyone, I just posted an interest thread.

The link is Here (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=43001.0)

I did say I can make more of these Jetpacks, but out of Sintra this time, rather than Cardboard plastic.

Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Garik_Kyrbes on Sep 17, 2011, 11:50 AM
 :o nice pack i love what u did with the rocket
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 95% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 25, 2011, 01:49 AM
Alright chaps, I just about to put some final touches to my harness....

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/2011-10-24224301.jpg)

Any idea how I'm going to attach clips on my Jetpack? My back plate is made of 6mm Sintra

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k298/inudarklord/My%20Mando%20Project/2011-10-24224139.jpg)

edit: Oh, about the full pic of my pack, I painted the Aluminim tape...
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 99% complete!
Post by: Jerek Darr on Oct 25, 2011, 01:46 PM
Chicago screws.
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 99% complete!
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 26, 2011, 02:20 AM
Just installed Screws on my backplate and got my Jetpack Attached to my harness.

I am experiancing a bug that I'll be fixing shortly: Using webbing straps and buckles with adjustable pull. The weight of my jetpack is causing the harness to go up and the Jetpack sinks below where I want it. To fix this, I need to mark where exactly i want the straps and hand sew that area to keep my jetpack in place, permantly
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack WIP 99% complete!
Post by: Adan Ordo on Oct 26, 2011, 10:03 AM
Thoose are sweet won't mind getting some templates
Title: Re: Jacad's Jetpack
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 29, 2011, 12:52 PM
Finally completed my pack, pics of its completion on my kit will come soon