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Title: Battlefront jet pack (new greeblie pg 6)
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 13, 2015, 02:19 AM
Well here I am again, this time I am starting on my jet pack, and as the title suggests I am going to be making the pack from the new battlefront game
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/36c7219e-6a0e-4572-9231-0d1280f73c98_zpsgcepvm2w.png)
Here is the first photo I grabbed of the pack, I have another from the E3 Hoth video that has a slightly different angle that I am using for most of my work. so, without further ado, here is my progress so far
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150712_111437_zps5vi3kcq6.jpg)
started with the front and back sections
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150712_144417_zps3oaefs39.jpg)
began taping to see how it would all go together
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150712_215726_zpsqgjfsykp.jpg)
and this is where it sits as of now, glue drying and ready for the recessed part to be cut and glued in place. Now I need some help identifying the greeblie circled in the picture below
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/bea6b557-29ba-46ca-8c86-8504c2e2e7e4_zpsrjwxqnrs.png)
I know I've seen something similar to this somewhere, but I don't know where  :'(
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Mystic5523 on Jul 13, 2015, 02:55 PM
Looks kind of like the backs of these construction lamps:

 (http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/171070256807-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Ka'len Bes'uliik on Jul 16, 2015, 11:32 PM
Shab! If only i'd been a few days sooner on my wip ;)
Looking good, ner'vod! Excited to see where you go and totally not gonna steal any techniques for mine!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 17, 2015, 03:20 AM
Shab! If only i'd been a few days sooner on my wip ;)
Looking good, ner'vod! Excited to see where you go and totally not gonna steal any techniques for mine!
haha, just spotted your's vod, what a coincidence, huh?  :laugh: can't wait to see your's progress too!
Well I have made quite a bit of progress on this thing, however I have gotten increasingly bad at taking progress photos lol
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150715_140710_zpsxwxvs7wx.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150715_175023_zpsos1wjbgd.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150716_232630_zps184miegd.jpg)
As I was writing this I noticed a glaring mistake on that bottom-most section you see in the last pic. The outside corners of it should be at an angle and I made them square, so now I have to fix that while it is glued on  :'( and a few other things on the reference photos that Ka'len posted that I am debating on weather I will fix or not
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Ka'len Bes'uliik on Jul 17, 2015, 05:41 AM
Still looking great, mate! It looks good to me aside from needing a rounded corner.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 17, 2015, 08:40 AM
First Off  , I want to Say I think this is a Fabulous Build ....
Your Doing a Great Job with the Construction , most impressive .. ;D


Next , I know what the Greeblie your looking For is ... or How to make one ... As you stated
 it looks Reminiscent of one of the pieces used on the Rebels Packs on Hoth and Endor .  ;)

I made mine pretty easily with some Common things ... I have some Good Images in my Build Thread
  if your interested .... (Page 14 -15 ) http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=47732.195
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Jul 17, 2015, 08:58 AM
looking good, can't wait to see how this turns out.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 17, 2015, 06:42 PM
Thanks everybody!

Next , I know what the Greeblie your looking For is ... or How to make one ... As you stated
 it looks Reminiscent of one of the pieces used on the Rebels Packs on Hoth and Endor .  ;)

I made mine pretty easily with some Common things ... I have some Good Images in my Build Thread
  if your interested .... (Page 14 -15 ) http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=47732.195
thanks for the help ConDar! I even spotted how you attached the pack to your back, I might have to steal that idea too if that's good with you ;D
More progress!
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150717_125721_zpsxq4kqrss.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150717_125740_zpsj7p39g6l.jpg)
bondo! so while that is sitting outside drying, I decided to cut out those little 'fins' (I guess that what they are called, the heat-sink thingy)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150717_144358_zpszggagie9.jpg)
I foresee loads of sanding in my future :laugh:
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Havelock on Jul 17, 2015, 07:08 PM
This is looking amazing, vod.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 18, 2015, 02:22 AM
Mine is a J&J (Johnson & Johnson) Mini first Aid kit ... (sold at most Drug Stores )then The Fins are placed over it (cut & shape accordingly)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 19, 2015, 10:23 PM
Thanks Havelock!  ;D I really appreciate the words of encouragement! And that's good to know ConDar, thanks again!
Well I spent some time sanding it today before this strange clear substance started falling from the sky and drove me inside  :laugh: here's how far I got
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150719_170444_zpsmuwonzy0.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150719_170458_zpsfyzcfsvw.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150719_170509_zpsrgjyncyd.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150719_170525_zps7ng2iiwx.jpg)
I still have a ways to go, and more spot filler to use, but it is coming along!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Havelock on Jul 20, 2015, 01:55 AM
Vod, this is looking seriously amazing!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Straka Zulu on Jul 20, 2015, 01:58 AM
I'm not a jetpack fan, but this is turning out nicely. :D
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 20, 2015, 11:53 AM
Mine is a J&J (Johnson & Johnson) Mini first Aid kit ... (sold at most Drug Stores )then The Fins are placed over it (cut & shape accordingly)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/Pack%20greeblie_zpsaz0mjlr6.jpg)

Use Just the Box , then Cut the Fins out of Foam or Sintra .... I opted for the Craft foam .. they Do a good Job
of Taking up the shape of the Surface when Glued then Having to Sand and Fill the Void normally left in a Job like this ....

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/Pack%20greeblie%203_zpsrbudz8pt.jpg)
(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/Pack%20greeblie%202_zpsck3gserk.jpg)

Then you Can add any Greeblies that You may Want ... I used nylon & Metal washers Stacked & Glued  ... You Can paint these
  a Contrasting Color first and then glue them to make life easier  .. ;)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 21, 2015, 10:30 PM
Thanks again everybody! Now this is a big update (at least it is to me, as this took all day  :laugh: ) It began with four of those fins being glued on with two part epoxy (I didn't trust E6000 for this job)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150721_145937_zpsvhnsin6f.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150721_145949_zpsikgnrm9i.jpg)
and I let the two inner ones dry for a good hour before moving on and this is why
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150721_165209_zpstwfartjb.jpg)
in order to keep the fins spaced correctly I had to use temporary spacers and lightly push against the previous fin and hold it for about five minutes while the epoxy cured (thank the maker for music  :P ) so after doing that a total of eight times you end up with this
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150721_182455_zpskvubhykm.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150721_182507_zpsgaek3rns.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150721_182514_zpspxw595j4.jpg)
now if you think that the space in the middle looks a little bigger than the rest of them you would be correct. I worked from the ends inward in case this would happen, thankfully, to me, it is not totally noticeable
OH, I nearly forgot, I also started on the nozzles
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150721_191154_zpszxdczfps.jpg)
I took the template for these from the Boba Fett jetpack template
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 22, 2015, 07:30 AM
Looks Great ! !  8)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Ka'len Bes'uliik on Jul 22, 2015, 05:14 PM
Looking absolutely stellar!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Jul 22, 2015, 07:52 PM
This is looking so cool. It's nice to see a different jetpack than the Boba or Jango... Not that those are bad... but this is really great.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 23, 2015, 02:17 AM
Thanks all!
This is looking so cool. It's nice to see a different jetpack than the Boba or Jango... Not that those are bad... but this is really great.
Thanks vod! that is actually precisely why I wanted to do this pack, well that and it looked a little simpler than a boba jetpack build  :laugh:
Well, another day, more work completed! This time on what I call the 'main greeblie'
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_213225_zpsuju7gx1z.jpg)
Keep in mind that none of the extra bits are glued on yet.
Now I did use a bit of a different method than you, ConDar. I had some spare wood from my blaster build that was the perfect thickness so I cut that and shaped it to have a slight slope on the sides. However, I did take your advise on the little bits that are on it and dug through my washers and pulled a few out that looked good
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_214331_zpswmmq3zt9.jpg)
Now they are just placed on there at this point, and when I go to actually attach them I will probably fill in the holes that the bolts usually go through.
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150722_214345_zpscmhs98eu.jpg)
and a nice close up.
So that's it for today, I probably won't get much, if anything, done tomorrow, but I will be back at it in the next couple days  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 23, 2015, 07:45 AM
Going Very Well I see .... Do carry on ....  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Korran Orainn on Jul 23, 2015, 07:56 AM
This is an amazing build, can't wait to see it all painted up!

You should send some pictures to Dice/EA when it's done, i'm sure the devs would love to see it in real life :)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 24, 2015, 06:50 PM
And I'm back! made a little progress today, mainly with gluing, but first I made a discovery
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150724_113121_zpsxt4v7obv.jpg)
I looked through my model kits that I won't build for one reason or another and pulled out this piece. and lo-and-behold it fits like a dream and look pretty darn cool! Anyway, back to what I have glued so far
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150724_121313_zpszktwswjz.jpg)
I got those extra raised panels done, and right now the big greeblie is drying. And that's not all, I also made some progress on my nozzles
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150724_121239_zpspt7gbllq.jpg)
yep, not only did I find the right sized balls, I have already bondo'd them. Tomorrow will be sanding and figuring out how to attach them so the won't fall off, I have an idea that involve PVC pipe and a drill, the pipe is the right diameter for the pipe that holds the nozzles on the pack, so hopefully my plan will work. I've also been thinking about how I am going to attach it to my back, so stay tuned for that (that will mainly consist of me asking if it will work :laugh: )
This is an amazing build, can't wait to see it all painted up!

You should send some pictures to Dice/EA when it's done, i'm sure the devs would love to see it in real life :)
Thanks Koran! I hadn't even considered that, it would be neat getting their input on how it looks  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: NeX on Jul 24, 2015, 07:08 PM
Love this build.

Could you post/link the templates or measurements for this?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 24, 2015, 08:56 PM
I would post templates if I could, NeX, however I don't have any as this was all done by eyeballing/guessing the measurements as well as I could based on how it would fit on my body compared to the game. However I will whip up a few photos with my measurements, just give me a couple days and I will do my best ;D
Just a couple of extra photos for the day
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150724_170450_zpsi7ghanef.jpg)
glue has set and I am one happy Mando  :laugh:
Now I need a little more help, I've been staring at my reference photos endlessly and I am at a loss for one thing
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/f11f80e4-7baf-4243-abb6-4ccd25c7c15d_zpsgsdx0d5m.png)
Sometimes I see this (the circled area) as T or L track, sometimes I see it as a louver type setup, and sometimes I'm not sure what I see  :'(
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 24, 2015, 11:29 PM
the Small details are Easily added later ...
 If you have the Basics your Good ....  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Jul 25, 2015, 05:21 PM
It almost looks like you could use a plastic vent piece off of a dehumidifier or something.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 26, 2015, 12:37 PM
The Vent thing looks a lot like the Gillette pro-glide Disposable Razor Holders ...  :rolleyes:
although I'm not Quite Sure of scale of your pack they may be too small .....
 I've Been saving Tons of them for Vents on other projects ...  ;)

Just sayin .... good luck with your Build , it's looking Great So far ..  ;D

Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 27, 2015, 12:01 AM
The Vent thing looks a lot like the Gillette pro-glide Disposable Razor Holders ...  :rolleyes:
although I'm not Quite Sure of scale of your pack they may be too small .....
 I've Been saving Tons of them for Vents on other projects ...  ;)


eh, they might be the right size, I'll have to go check :laugh:
It almost looks like you could use a plastic vent piece off of a dehumidifier or something.
That's a possibility, thanks for the idea!
Well here we go, more progress!
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150726_191845_zpslcjvg4th.jpg)
got the nozzles done and then...
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150726_194402.png_zpsuxtcgszx.jpeg)
mounted! Now it's starting to look like a jetpack! just a couple more details and it'll be ready for paint  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Jul 27, 2015, 12:17 AM
So close! Almost time to build me one! :P
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Havelock on Jul 27, 2015, 12:35 PM
Seriously. Frakkin'. Cool!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 28, 2015, 02:15 PM
Thanks again vod'e! and NeX I still haven't forgotten about the measurements, so I will hopefully be posting those soon.
so I am in the home stretch! got the nozzle covers mounted
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_170413_zpshxsaxpgc.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_170426_zpsrzoo79v1.jpg)
now my dad was checking it out and did point out that the fins are a little flimsy, and feel like they might break off if bumped, and I tend to agree with him, so here is a proposed fix
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150728_093022_zps7a0tm2cz.jpg)
it is just a simple piece in between the fins, and since it will be painted black/dark gray it should be minimally visible. so what do you all think of that? Anybody have another suggestion?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 28, 2015, 04:19 PM
No I think that is a Great plan ... ;D

 Con/Troop Friendly ... isn't very Friendly at all ... So Reinforce Everything 3 times is my Moto ...  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Jul 28, 2015, 06:26 PM
Like you said, once painted you won't be able to see it. Good job planning ahead.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: NeX on Jul 28, 2015, 07:06 PM
This look so good  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 30, 2015, 12:33 AM
Thanks again vod'e! all of your feedback and encouragement has been a real motivator to keep this moving  :)
Alright, here we go, last chance for revisions/additions on anything before primer! Here it is
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150729_154023_zpskloijmuz.jpg)
those supports made the fins 100x better, I am not as concerned as I was before about those breaking. Unfortunately I won't be painting tomorrow, but I should on friday. After paint is when I will add the other details.
 Now in the mean time I could use some suggestions on my attachment method. so the top portion I was thinking of having two straps at the top of the pack with clips like so
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150729_205024_zps09pkmlwg.jpg)
and having two d-rings attached to my vest at the corresponding spots. I am at a loss as to how to attach the straps to the pack however (I should note that I am willing to cut into the back of the pack if necessary) Then for the lower portion I was thinking of making something similar to a kidney plate that is attached to the pack and will attach to the vest by either velcro, snaps, or some other method.
Does this sound good or is there a better way?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Jul 31, 2015, 07:49 PM
Woop! Got my primer on!  ;D
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150731_150630_zpstnnojrnj.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Jul 31, 2015, 08:28 PM
That looks really good man. 
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Nimrodt on Jul 31, 2015, 10:04 PM
the inspiring of the upper detail on your jet pack was from E6 endor soldier back pack

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt231/chat2k5/Soldado%20de%20Endor/endorbackpack01.jpg) (http://s615.photobucket.com/user/chat2k5/media/Soldado%20de%20Endor/endorbackpack01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 04, 2015, 01:12 PM
well, its been a few days and I have made some progress
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150803_151714.png_zpsyug7xswr.jpeg)
metal coat
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150803_114153_zpshpzfbhfi.jpg)
and my dark grey coat, the main color for part of the pack
I will be weathering the osik out of the grey, so while right now it may look glossy and unconvincing, I will make it look good! (I hope  :P )
and I am still looking for advise on my strapping, especially on how to attach the straps to the back of the pack
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Havelock on Aug 04, 2015, 02:16 PM
No clue on the strapping, but it's looking phenomenal!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 04, 2015, 03:21 PM
My packs are Attached a bit unconventionally ,  But it Works Well ...  ;D

Page 16 I believe .. ;)

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=47732.225
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Aug 04, 2015, 08:51 PM
this looks amazing.  I wish I had the time and money for something like this.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 05, 2015, 02:12 AM
Thanks everybody!
And thanks again ConDar, I did see that and it was actually the inspiration for the idea I posted a couple days ago, I just reversed it  :laugh: but I'm still unsure how to get the straps on the pack, I'm thinking of cutting two slits per strap and just run it through (if that doesn't make sense just say so and I can draw up a crude image) but I fear with that that it won't be strong enough
Well I was able to get more done today!
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150804_194039_zpsvkpvzwo9.jpg)
got the OD painted. and with that my main painting is done and I will begin weathering tomorrow
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Avix Dreylestre on Aug 05, 2015, 06:44 AM
I was just thumbing through this thread-- Really nice work here! I'm not an attachment method expert (or any kind of expert, for that matter),  :laugh: but I was thinking,
1.) If you had the two straps attached to the pack, hooked on to your back plate, you could have one centered or two parallel downward-facing clips that could hook on to your belt so that all the weight of the thing isn't all on your back plate?
And/Or
2.) If you cut two slots in the back where you want he straps attached, you could probably feed the end through one slot and out the other, but if you do that, I'd suggest leaving room between the two. I don't know how strong your material is, as I am a costuming noob (see signature), But I'd imagine that the closer they are together, the easier it'll be to bend or break in that spot.
The way I'm imagining it, if you have one slot near the top, corresponding to your D ring location, and the other slots halfway down, it'll be holding the pack from the middle, instead of the top, and won't be dangling or move around much. I figure, the more distance between the two anchor points, the more solid it'll be. But I am also not a physics expert.  :P
This is a great WIP, vod!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Syko Voss on Aug 05, 2015, 11:21 AM
Great job, and great way of documenting the build - nice one!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Aug 05, 2015, 12:03 PM
Maybe screw a d-ring onto your backplate and loop a strap through? That would probably be the least invasive.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Zedrin Ho'dag on Aug 05, 2015, 01:07 PM
(http://cs614719.vk.me/v614719127/dfb/ELs7ZHxTQK8.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 06, 2015, 01:39 AM
just to be clear, I don't have a back plate, I am doing this in lieu of a back plate so any attachment will be directly to my vest.

2.) If you cut two slots in the back where you want he straps attached, you could probably feed the end through one slot and out the other, but if you do that, I'd suggest leaving room between the two. I don't know how strong your material is, as I am a costuming noob (see signature), But I'd imagine that the closer they are together, the easier it'll be to bend or break in that spot.
The way I'm imagining it, if you have one slot near the top, corresponding to your D ring location, and the other slots halfway down, it'll be holding the pack from the middle, instead of the top, and won't be dangling or move around much. I figure, the more distance between the two anchor points, the more solid it'll be. But I am also not a physics expert.  :P
This is a great WIP, vod!
You are almost on point with what I was thinking, vod, and I am also somewhat worried about the strength of the strip, but I think it should be ok (I hope). I hadn't thought of other straps leading up to the upper D-ring, I will give that some thought, thanks! I was also thinking of making what would essentially be a kidney plate attached to the bottom of the pack. I actually have a photo to kind of show what I am talking about
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/4c29ba76-a0aa-4af5-b1a1-4155aa64a4bd_zpszveilwad.png)
as you can see in the area I outlined, there appears to be some kind of belt thing that is attached to the pack, and so I was thinking of doing the same thing but instead of a belt just doing a half wraparound/kidney plate type thing that is glued on the pack and that clips to the back half of my vest.
Thanks again for all the positivity everybody! And for that, I will give you all another update!  ;D
Weathering and clearcoat, done!
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150805_182359_zps63tnfkia.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150805_182408_zpss44dv9cx.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150805_182422_zpsoyeih50n.jpg)
so the paint is done (I think  :P ) and so I am going to move on to the securing method and just do what I've outlined above and hope for the best. Now I don't know if I will be able to do it this week, as I am going on vacation and have a lot of other projects to do before I go. so if you don't hear from me for a little more than a week, you'll know why  :laugh:
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Aug 06, 2015, 06:32 AM
I would add more black char to the inside of the nozzles
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Aug 06, 2015, 07:09 AM
Great job vod! Paint looks great! It's been really cool to watch this build progress.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 07, 2015, 02:25 AM
I would add more black char to the inside of the nozzles
actually the whole inside of the nozzles is painted flat black, its just hard to tell in these photos. I may put more on the edges though now that I look at it more
Great job vod! Paint looks great! It's been really cool to watch this build progress.
Thanks vod! I actually just went back through this and it is crazy to think about where this all started, makes my hands hurt just thinking about all the cutting  :laugh:
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 18, 2015, 10:11 PM
I'm back! ;D after spending a week in the Black Hills of South Dakota I'm ready to get back at it!
cut the holes in the back, starting with multiple drill holes
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150818_120951_zpsvkk3zrwb.jpg)
then feed a couple straps through the slits and put the hardware on it
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150818_161504.png_zpsti3z1h6q.jpeg)
This is what I came up with. I also temporarily attached my D-rings to see how everything sat. Now I think it is too low, but luckily I made the straps adjustable for this very reason.
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150818_155825_zps9szeww2z.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150818_155840_zps08lux2hl.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150818_160627.png_zpsxdr7e0kd.jpeg)
Now do I need to cover up the D-rings and the clips or is it fine the way it is? also I am still planing on the kidney plate type thing and will be figuring that out soon. so, what do you all think? Anything I missed or does anybody have any suggestions?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Aug 18, 2015, 10:30 PM
Like you said, it's sitting low. If for approval reasons you have to cover the d rings and clips, I think it would be easy to make small plastic or sintra boxes to slide over them. Or would it be possible to put the d rings inside the vest and feed straps through a hole?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Naasad Tal on Aug 19, 2015, 04:52 AM
Definitely raise it up & I would suggest switching out those clips for parachute clips, much easier to use.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 19, 2015, 09:20 AM
How Funny I leave Tomorrow For , SD and a Trip out West ...  ;D


I Didn't Realize the Scale of this Pack until now .. it's bigger than I expected ...
Now as Far as fit and How it looks Strapped on that's a Matter of Taste but it Does need Something to
make it look Believable as a Jet pack and Not a Box strapped on your Back ...
Well .. I had this Same problem with my Jet pack .... but your Not going to like the fix ..  :-\

I had to Re-cut the Back pannel to a Concave Shape to fit my Back ... But that's me ... :-X

 I think the Straps should Work fine You may Just have to play With the Strap length and or Attachment points.

 Keep up the great Work .. 8)

Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Aug 19, 2015, 08:44 PM
Agreed on the parachute clips.  I disagree with Condar though, especially since this is a cannon build off the reference images in the game. 
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 19, 2015, 10:36 PM
How Funny I leave Tomorrow For , SD and a Trip out West ...  ;D


haha, awesome! Great minds think alike I suppose  :laugh: It's a great place, if you are going near the black hills and need a couple places to visit shoot me a PM and I could recommend a couple places  ;D
Like you said, it's sitting low. If for approval reasons you have to cover the d rings and clips, I think it would be easy to make small plastic or sintra boxes to slide over them. Or would it be possible to put the d rings inside the vest and feed straps through a hole?
I would hesitate to cut holes in my vest to be honest, the material isn't a super strong duck cloth (Its not weak at all either, but I don't know how it would react with a hole in it)
Definitely raise it up & I would suggest switching out those clips for parachute clips, much easier to use.
You know what, parachute clips never even crossed my mind. boy am I glad I haven't sewed the D-rings on my vest yet! I am seriously going to have to consider this, it might negate worrying about covering the clips. Thanks vod!

I Didn't Realize the Scale of this Pack until now .. it's bigger than I expected ...
Now as Far as fit and How it looks Strapped on that's a Matter of Taste but it Does need Something to
make it look Believable as a Jet pack and Not a Box strapped on your Back ...
Well .. I had this Same problem with my Jet pack .... but your Not going to like the fix ..  :-\

I had to Re-cut the Back pannel to a Concave Shape to fit my Back ... But that's me ... :-X

 I think the Straps should Work fine You may Just have to play With the Strap length and or Attachment points.

 Keep up the great Work .. 8)


Thanks for the kind words! However, you are right, I don't like that fix  :laugh: below are a few pictures of the straps shortened and the 'kidney plate' thing. I am also going to be adding a couple things on the sides, so that should break up that boxy monotony look, especially when looking at it from the side.
Agreed on the parachute clips.  I disagree with Condar though, especially since this is a cannon build off the reference images in the game. 
Alright, I think that settles it, parachute clips it is!
Alright, photo time!
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150819_162518_zpsnrow2sex.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150819_162527_zpsgxizrpxh.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150819_162539_zpslqvsykck.jpg)
I think it already looks better being raised, and with the plate. I was thinking about cutting the plate back to line up with the opening in the vest, or should I leave it the way it is? Oh, I was also planing on putting a belt in the plate and running it through the opening in the vest. any suggestions on attaching the belt? maybe rivets?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Aug 20, 2015, 04:57 AM
I think it could even go a little higher, and could we possibly see it on you from a side on angle instead of the 3/4 views posted above?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Nimrodt on Aug 20, 2015, 11:49 PM
realy awsome work
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 21, 2015, 12:52 AM
Thanks Nimrodt ;D
Alright so I got my parachute clips today and decided to try again
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150820_125950_zpsoafwkmej.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150820_130003_zps5yijbk0o.jpg)
I hope that top photo is good Jorad
still looking for opinions on the plate
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Aug 21, 2015, 08:41 PM
That is perfect, exactly what I wanted.  My suggestion would be to add a pad of some sort under the wrap around plate (that white thing) at the small of your back to kick the bottom out from your back.  2 reasons; 1) it will pivot the top 1/3 of the jet pack a bit closer to your upper back and decrease that massive gap,  2) it will get the jets pointed away from your buttox and upper legs.  If you tried to fly with this as is, you'd burn up that entire region of your body....which isn't what you want I assume?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Havelock on Aug 22, 2015, 02:07 PM
This looks completely amazing, vod!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 30, 2015, 12:49 PM
I think it's Coming along nicely ...  ;D
Be careful going through Doors ...  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Aug 30, 2015, 05:47 PM
Thanks again everybody! got back to work on this after my first week of school and getting some tools that I needed
I think it's Coming along nicely ...  ;D
Be careful going through Doors ...  ;)
funny story, I already knocked one of the nozzle covers off going through a doorway in my house  :laugh: but I was able to reattach it, so all is well
So here is my progress
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150828_194526_zps131kitax.jpg)
got the belt attached with the rivets and secured the parachute clips
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150830_113604_zpsqvwioppy.jpg)
primer
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150830_131245_zpsiuno0ck3.jpg)
paint and rivet holes. I left that one part unpainted to allow the epoxy to cling on better
from there I glued and riveted that plate on, and I addressed this
That is perfect, exactly what I wanted.  My suggestion would be to add a pad of some sort under the wrap around plate (that white thing) at the small of your back to kick the bottom out from your back.  2 reasons; 1) it will pivot the top 1/3 of the jet pack a bit closer to your upper back and decrease that massive gap,  2) it will get the jets pointed away from your buttox and upper legs.  If you tried to fly with this as is, you'd burn up that entire region of your body....which isn't what you want I assume?
now why would you assume that? I think char-broiled mando might be an interesting look  :laugh: but in all seriousness, I did add a temporary piece of padding to see how it would look. so without further ado
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150830_134751_zpscwd48mhe.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150830_134820_zpsjo8ieakn.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150830_134828_zpsjnkowwmm.jpg)
so I already raised the straps a little more after looking at these pictures, but other than that I think its just about done! (for now :P ) but what do you all think?
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Aug 30, 2015, 07:03 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Teilyr Farsel on Aug 30, 2015, 07:57 PM
I love the pack! Great job!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Aug 30, 2015, 09:13 PM
Yeah, that about does it.  I imagine the padding would also help on long troops where it might bounce against your lower back and start to annoy you.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Syper on Sep 19, 2015, 03:08 AM
Great build Me:)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Sep 20, 2015, 09:47 PM
Thanks vod'e!
you know, I just realized I never updated this post with a photo of it on my kit
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/ess1441568976694_zps0swemfw9.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/ess1441569227763_zpsdcotzjxk.jpg)
(bonus sneak peak at my next project  ;D )
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Sep 20, 2015, 11:54 PM
Looking great! Excited to see what you do with your future project!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vhett Naast on Sep 21, 2015, 12:20 AM
That is freakin amazing man! you did a fantastic job translating that from screen with no templates.
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Jorad Werde on Sep 21, 2015, 06:36 AM
Have you thought about putting together a parts list/templates for it?  I'm sure more than one person out there will want to do this build.  I would also imgaine you could sell them for a pretty penny
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack
Post by: Vinthiz on Sep 22, 2015, 09:01 PM
Thanks everybody!  ;D
Have you thought about putting together a parts list/templates for it?  I'm sure more than one person out there will want to do this build.  I would also imgaine you could sell them for a pretty penny
I am actually in the process of putting together a blueprint type thing for it, since the only real "part" used was cut sintra. I hope to have it posted up today  :)
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack (updated with schematics)
Post by: Vinthiz on Sep 24, 2015, 02:04 PM
Well I said I was going to post this up a couple days ago, but trouble with my scanner and getting sick prevented me from doing so  :'( however I decided to forgo the scanner and attempt just taking a photo of the schematics. so here you go
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_104528_zpsg4mzogqh.jpg)
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150924_104425_zpsfzctrbas.jpg)
I hope this is clear enough, both in the fact that you can see it and understand it. If ya'll have any questions or just don't understand, feel free to ask me any questions/shoot me a message.
*Disclaimer: most of the measurements should be close/correct, however I may have been off in a few places, so you will probably have to extrapolate some of the measurements yourself*
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack (updated with schematics)
Post by: Pesh 'katar on Oct 02, 2015, 12:46 PM
Amazing build, brother! I've been against the idea of a jetpack/backpack for my kit because of some artwork I have on my backplate, but have begun collecting parts to start on one. You have taken an image and turned it into something spectacular, great work!
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack (updated with schematics)
Post by: Vinthiz on Mar 22, 2016, 01:18 PM
well it's been a while since I've done anything to this pack, but I thought it was finally time to update this a little.
so the main detail I am focusing on with this update is the "towel rack" greeblie
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160322_095624_zpsnenvbmk1.png)
I guesstimated the size of the bar and decided to use 1/2 inch schedule 40 PVC, it may be a little thick, but not at the level that it would bother me. I also decided to make the mounts out of sintra
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160319_194309_zpstzflhwte.jpg)
the start
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160319_194412_zpsg2g5hhjj.jpg)
a dry fit to check size
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160320_140211_zpsqszcuqv6.jpg)
mounting plate and filled in the gap between the two outer pieces with heated, bent, and trimmed sintra
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160321_141229_zpsfsfvi3ra.jpg)
and finally some bondo.
next step is sanding then paint. I still have to figure out how I want to mount it, I am thinking about using pop rivets and epoxy then covering the rivets with the fake bolt heads I am going to have to make, or just using epoxy
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack (updated with schematics)
Post by: Vinthiz on Mar 23, 2016, 06:42 PM
More progress!
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160323_134217_zpssm7v3snz.jpg)
sanded and primed
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160323_141057_zpsutbnzhg9.jpg)
and main color. I went without the silver coat because last time I did the silver coat under this paint it had quite a bit of crinkle. so now I just have to wait for the paint to dry and then weather it
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack (new greeblie pg 6)
Post by: Vinthiz on Mar 27, 2016, 03:09 AM
weathered, matte coated, and finished!
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l252/modeltech1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160326_232758_zps6ysoti6k.jpg)
complete with fake bolts and everything. Now all I have left is the vents on the sides and this thing will be done, however that is a project for another time :laugh:
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack (new greeblie pg 6)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 27, 2016, 09:20 AM
Looks Brilliant mate ...   ;D
Title: Re: Battlefront jet pack (new greeblie pg 6)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Mar 28, 2016, 03:35 PM
Nice addition man! looks very in-game accurate, it's all in the details right?