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Title: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Feb 22, 2013, 02:58 PM
I have been playing with the idea of making a jetpack for awhile.  I recently went to the local good will store and found  some pieces that I think work well together.  All of the materials are plastic with a little bit of wood  so it is pretty lite.  The biggest piece is a gutted paper towel dispenser. The rest of the materials are jawaed from found plastic items.   It is a work in progress. Everything is attached with screw, nuts and bolts and a little hot glue.   Any way here are some photos before painting and after a base coat was done.

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/BackJetNP_zps0de72322.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/FrontJetNP_zpsd4194dda.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/FrontJetP_zpsd410a12b.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/BackJetP_zps5b1a3f60.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Tact Kor on Feb 22, 2013, 03:01 PM
I like it   ;D

I really like how you did the thrusters, are you planning on adding more colors?

How do ou plan to attach it?
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Feb 22, 2013, 03:47 PM
I definitely plan to do a better paint job and weathering.  This first paint was to just see how it looked altogether.  I plan on using my current strap and buckle system.  Two buckles on the top and  two on the sides as a waist belt.  I have a backpack I troop with sometimes this will be my alternate. ;D
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: jinstarkiller on Feb 22, 2013, 07:32 PM
that is a really good job and creative use of parts
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Feb 23, 2013, 03:12 AM
Thanks.. it is a work in progress.. The plan is to get the buckles and straps next and see how it works on my back..
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Thaxos on Feb 27, 2013, 10:08 PM
Interesting base and added parts, looking forward to seeing how it looks painted up and weathered.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 27, 2013, 10:15 PM
Nice base. I've always thought about using one...  :rolleyes:

The rocket seems a bit long for my taste, and it might interfere with helmet room.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Feb 28, 2013, 03:24 AM
Thanks... vod.. it is a work in progress.  I am thinking about cutting the rocket on top down. Have not messed with it any more.  Plan to play with it again this weekend if not sooner.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Mar 09, 2013, 02:53 PM
I did a second Mod on my Jetpack Recently.  I shortened a few things and added some things. Here are some pics. I think with the modifications it looks more like it should.

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Second-Mod-1_zps48e26d59.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Second-Mod-2_zps9d09eeae.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Second-Mod-3_zpsb041e044.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Second-Mod-4_zpsbfbae440.jpg)
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Mar 09, 2013, 02:59 PM
After the Second Mod the next step was to paint the Jetpack.  I started by painting the entire thing black. I then added some blue accents, then copper and then finally brown.  I then added some more black and then began to  add some weathering.  Here are some pics of how the Jetpack looks currently.

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Painted1_zpsd865c712.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Painted2_zps25d04aef.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Painted3_zps63b8ce14.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Painted4_zps7892ea65.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Painted5_zps305e9678.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Painted6_zpsf9ecab37.jpg)

I plan to work on how to attache it to my back next.  What do you think?
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Niabi on Mar 10, 2013, 11:42 AM
Very Nice vod ;D very nice indeed ;)
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Tact Kor on Mar 10, 2013, 03:01 PM
Looks very cool!  8)

How heavy did it turn out?

How does it sit when you put it on your back?
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Mar 10, 2013, 08:53 PM
Thanks Vods...I am still working on attaching it to my back. I have the buckles and the webbing I just need to rig it up.  I don't know the weight of it.  Its hollow and  empty inside so it doesn't weigh much.. I will work it on it some more this evening.  The goal is to have it  wearable before the local St Patrick's day parade.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Solus Raam on Mar 18, 2013, 11:47 AM
Very cool. Great work!
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Mar 18, 2013, 04:53 PM
Thanks vod.. I'm still going to do some tweaking on it.. before I call it done.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Thaxos on Mar 23, 2013, 06:10 PM
Might want to consider adding some more minor weathering and hitting it with a black wash for some grime.

Apart from that, looking good!
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Mar 24, 2013, 02:57 AM
Thanks vod.. I plan to work on it some more tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll have some more photos soon.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Tact Kor on Mar 25, 2013, 08:15 AM
We want pictures! We want pictures! We want pictures! We want pictures! We want pictures! We want pictures!  :P
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Apr 07, 2013, 07:21 PM
Have been working off and on my Jetpack.  Here are some updated pics.  Added some more parts to it all plastic with a little bit of aluminum.
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Jetpack-update_zps85d50477.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Jetpack-update2_zps56e0f4e7.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Jetpack-update3_zps52038aeb.jpg)

Here is the back.  I am using some buckles and sliders to attache it to my back.  Still need to do some more sewing.

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Jetpack-update4_zps058358d3.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Jetpack-update5_zps54002e2e.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Jetpack-update6_zpsa9ea7bef.jpg)

I also added a plastic jar inside of the jetpack so that the pack will look like it has electronics inside. The plan is to put  glow sticks or another light source inside the jar.  The light should then show through the planned holes.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Tact Kor on Apr 08, 2013, 08:03 AM
Looks great!

I really like how you detailed the thrusters
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 08, 2013, 08:19 AM
Let me start off by saying I Like that fround part. It looks very cool and futuristic.

But, I think it's a bit blocky all around, and I'm not a fan of the sides.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Apr 08, 2013, 02:01 PM
"Blocky"... interesting observation..as in Lego blocks?  I guess I can see that.  Thanks vod..for the input ... it is a work in progress..  The sides need some work I agree..
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Jul 15, 2013, 07:20 PM
Did an upgrade recently on my Jetpack.  It was hard to troop with so I made it more user friendly by making it more collapsible.  Here are some pics:

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Off1_zps117322b9.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Off1_zps117322b9.jpg.html)

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Off2_zps8bff73bf.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Off2_zps8bff73bf.jpg.html)


(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Right_zps2c233383.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Right_zps2c233383.jpg.html)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Front_zpse9f28477.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Front_zpse9f28477.jpg.html)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Left_zpsb4eb4ea5.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Left_zpsb4eb4ea5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 15, 2013, 08:26 PM
Very cool! Much better. Next upgrade: The rocket  :D
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Jul 16, 2013, 12:01 AM
I need to find a nose cone.  Still looking for one.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Jul 29, 2013, 10:15 PM
Did another upgrade on my jetpack. Instead of finding a nose cone for it, I made one.  I also fixed a couple of things and repainted some.  Here are some pics.
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Off_zpsb904e28a.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Off_zpsb904e28a.jpg.html)

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Off2_zps6d7df891.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Off2_zps6d7df891.jpg.html)

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/off3_zps42da3ccf.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/off3_zps42da3ccf.jpg.html)

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Off4_zps40218e54.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Off4_zps40218e54.jpg.html)

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/Fronttogether_zps1b81b511.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/Fronttogether_zps1b81b511.jpg.html)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g331/Christopheroswald/backtogether_zps3ce208a0.jpg) (http://s1096.photobucket.com/user/Christopheroswald/media/backtogether_zps3ce208a0.jpg.html)

 The colors are darker for the most part, my flash on my camera lightened things up.  What do you think?
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Thaxos on Jul 30, 2013, 02:37 PM
Updates are looking good.
Title: Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
Post by: Kiriath on Jul 31, 2013, 03:08 PM
Thanks vod.  I don't know if I will do anything else or not.