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 Ro'ush's jetpack build

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Ro'ush's jetpack build
« on: May 25, 2019, 10:27 PM »
After a few invasions I felt like something was missing so I decided to begin crafting a jetpack for myself

Step 1: grab your jetpack template from this link http://mandalorianmercs.org/get-involved/costume-templates/

Step 2: print out the pages with the internal skeleton pieces on it. Next, cut the frame pieces out and tape them together

Step 3: trace these onto your preferred material (I used sintra) and cut it out

Note: I labeled all the sides so it would be easier for me to place the external pieces

Step 4: trace the external shell pieces. Mine are 14" long and match up width wise to the skeletal pieces.


Step 5. I used a band saw and fence to cut out the shell pieces that I had traced up to this point


Step 6. Grab the materials that will make up your fuel tanks. My center tank is 3" diameter schedule 40 pvc, my outer tanks are 1.5" diameter pool hose. And cut them to your preferred length. I made each 16" long


Step 7. I cut holes out in the top part of the frame that I'll slide the fuel tanks through


Step 8. Glue the center fuel tank to the base frame piece then slide the top frame piece on


Step 9. Start gluing the shell pieces you cut out in step 5 to the insides of the frame pieces


Heres a shot of the right side of the shell on


In retrospect I would have made the entire center frame as one piece instead of individual pieces to cut down on seams, but I'll remember that for next time

Step 10.  Bondo up all the seams


Step 11. The bondo was sanded and spot putty applied and sanded down





Step 12. I started work on the bottom caps for the fuel lines using 1 1/2" threadless pvc caps. They were too long so I used a hack saw to cut one down (I'll use a band saw for the next one)



Caps are sanded down and attached with pvc glue. Just waiting for the exhaust nozzles


Exhaust nozzles are made from the middle sections of dollar store oil funnels and attached with e6000:


Step 13. I used the top 1/2s of Easter eggs as the top covers for my fuel lines. Attached with e6000 glue


I wasnt happy with how the fuel line caps looked so I went back and used the top portions of small apple juice bottles to give them a better shape:

Step 14: the center rocket is made using a portion of a large taco bell soda cup, the top portion of a 20 oz gatorade bottle, and a large Easter egg:


Heres the almost completed jetpack, it just needs a back plate and a paint job:


Step 15. Sketched out a back plate for the jetpack and cut it out of sintra




Heres what the pack looks like with the final plate installed



Step 16. This was always intended to be used for the aerial brigade and I just added the last missing piece. An additional thruster


With this the construction of the actual jetpack is done and now its onto paint and building a harness for it

Step 17: officially in the paint booth with the primer laid down


This is a wip so I'll keep posting updates as more progress is made

MMcFett


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Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2019, 10:32 AM »
Good start. How's it coming along?

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Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2019, 05:43 PM »
Good start. How's it coming along?

Thanks vod. Progress hasnt been as quick as I'd like but life gets in the way sometimes am I right

MMcFett


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Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2019, 09:50 AM »
I hear you! Took me just over a year to finish my jetpack. Going on over 3 years for my kit, still not ready for approval.

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Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2019, 10:55 PM »
I've been editing the first post with all my work. Currently in bondo purgatory

Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2019, 11:13 PM »
Out of bondo purgatory for the time being and moving onto the exhaust nozzles and missiles

Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #6 on: Aug 29, 2019, 05:45 PM »
Fuel line caps are done. Still looking for things to make the exhaust nozzles & missile out of

Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #7 on: Oct 08, 2019, 12:15 AM »
More progress, my exhaust nozzles are done, my center rocket is done, just waiting to buy a new sheet of sintra to make a backplate. Then it will get a paint job

Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #8 on: Oct 08, 2019, 07:28 AM »
Nice scratchbuild, can't wait to see more of it!  :like:

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Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2019, 01:01 AM »
Nice scratchbuild, can't wait to see more of it!  :like:

Thanks vod. Hopefully it looks good once the paint goes on

Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #10 on: Dec 10, 2019, 07:45 PM »
Getting even closer to the end. I want to go into the aerial assault brigade so I'm going to be adding an additional thruster before I paint this up

Re: Ro'ush's jetpack build
« Reply #11 on: Jan 11, 2020, 01:20 PM »
The jetpack is done. Now to paint and build it a harness

 


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