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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 20, 2013, 03:45 PM

Title: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 20, 2013, 03:45 PM
Well here is the start to my required jetpack for my Protector kit!!

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-20150141.jpg)

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-20150215.jpg)

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-20150230.jpg)

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-20150310.jpg)

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-20150444.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 20, 2013, 03:47 PM
parts include a plywood back piece, pvc pipe, cardboard tube, pressed cardboard packing boards, plastic lids and cups etc
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jan 20, 2013, 03:56 PM
The body looks great, but I would recommend some filler for the gaps to make it look like one solid piece.
The thrusters an rocket need work IMHO.
Some really good thrusters can be made with those cone air fresheners from the dollar store and some wood sphere shapes. Some Jangos I know of make replacement thrusters this way.
The rocket doesn't look like a rocket to me, sorry. It also doesn't match the references. Wizardofflight has some templates for making the rocket or you can buy a rocket from someone for pretty cheap.
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 20, 2013, 05:15 PM
The body looks great, but I would recommend some filler for the gaps to make it look like one solid piece.
The thrusters an rocket need work IMHO.
Some really good thrusters can be made with those cone air fresheners from the dollar store and some wood sphere shapes. Some Jangos I know of make replacement thrusters this way.
The rocket doesn't look like a rocket to me, sorry. It also doesn't match the references. Wizardofflight has some templates for making the rocket or you can buy a rocket from someone for pretty cheap.
as you can read, its says here is the start, not the finished product, thanks for looking!!
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 22, 2013, 08:42 PM
some more progress

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-22180145.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Saz on Jan 22, 2013, 08:43 PM
Looks like someone should become a member of MABEL :)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 22, 2013, 09:13 PM
 :laugh: i havent put it on yet !!, when i do i have to resign my majic # first  ;)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Vhett Naast on Jan 22, 2013, 11:00 PM
That looks sharp man  8)  I would love to have/build a jetpack but am afraid of trying to build one....looks like I could easily mess it up  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 23, 2013, 05:01 AM
I was scared to death, but once I started, its pretty fun really!!
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: lolow on Jan 23, 2013, 05:57 PM
your getting good at this .......keep it up 8)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jan 23, 2013, 06:19 PM
Looks good! Sorry if my comments came off somewhat gruff. I was trying to be helpful, I promise  :laugh:

I like the new rocket and fuel canister toppers.
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 23, 2013, 06:32 PM
your getting good at this .......keep it up 8)
thanks Vod, I try !! 8)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 23, 2013, 06:37 PM
Looks good! Sorry if my comments came off somewhat gruff. I was trying to be helpful, I promise  :laugh:

I like the new rocket and fuel canister toppers.
no problemo !! I appologize too, i was in a bad mood during my response!!  8) my other Costume club ( ORB) was shut down, so i have been pretty grumpy  >:( ever since then!! Sorry !! ;)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 29, 2013, 09:25 PM
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-29175410.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 29, 2013, 09:29 PM
First coat of silver, needs a couple spots gone over again with spot putty, but almost ready for paint apps!!

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-29185457.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Vhett Naast on Jan 29, 2013, 11:36 PM
Looking nice, how are the thrusters attached?
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Niabi on Jan 30, 2013, 02:13 PM
Looking cool Vod ;)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 30, 2013, 07:13 PM
Looking nice, how are the thrusters attached?
Thanks, they are screwed and glued, i had them movable at first, but they kept becoming loose, and that bugged me, so i finally hot glued them stationary today !!
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 30, 2013, 07:14 PM
Looking cool Vod ;)
Thanks Vod !!
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Vhett Naast on Jan 30, 2013, 07:54 PM
Thanks, they are screwed and glued, i had them movable at first, but they kept becoming loose, and that bugged me, so i finally hot glued them stationary today !!

Gotcha  ;)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 30, 2013, 08:12 PM
First color down over the silver, red and white and medium green to go..

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-30175315.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Jan 31, 2013, 10:31 PM
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-31200941_zps3f095195.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 01, 2013, 09:35 PM
Fin.  ;D

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-02-01203346_zpse6f48d0e.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 01, 2013, 09:50 PM
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-02-01203702_zps493d4991.jpg)

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-02-01203712_zps6a1a4608.jpg)

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-02-01203727_zps32e18967.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 01, 2013, 11:04 PM
I can dig it  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Niabi on Feb 02, 2013, 03:42 PM
Very cool Vod ;D
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 02, 2013, 05:12 PM
Thanks  :D
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Rafn on Feb 03, 2013, 01:51 AM
SWEET!!!
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 03, 2013, 06:26 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 03, 2013, 06:28 PM
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-02-03170311_zpsf274094b.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Shev'la Kaan on Feb 09, 2013, 10:56 AM
some more progress

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-01-22180145.jpg)

Looks great, Vod.

Can you tell me what all the white pieces in this photo are?  I especially like the top one with the grooves.
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 09, 2013, 01:35 PM
The top piece is a plumbing auto vent , the domed pieces are from a child safe door handle , and the little domes are johney bolt caps from a toilet( new of course)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 11, 2013, 09:09 PM
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh638/Uneek_Top_El/2013-02-10174518_zps3dbc3e5b.jpg)
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Shev'la Kaan on Feb 11, 2013, 09:45 PM
Looks great, Vod.  I really like the way it looks like the red has worn away
Title: Re: Uneek Protector Jetpack
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Feb 11, 2013, 10:03 PM
Thanks