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 TCW Deathwatch Jetpack

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Hagen Nor'ak


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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #15 on: Jul 09, 2010, 06:52 AM »
Wow, that pull came out beautiful, but then agian who am I talking to here :P. What are the measurements were looking at here for the pack?

Have a good one,
Hagen

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Mafio

Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #16 on: Jul 09, 2010, 07:39 AM »
Damn...   I'am so gonna  want  one right now.    ;D

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #17 on: Jul 09, 2010, 09:30 AM »
I'm interested in one. PM sent.

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #18 on: Jul 09, 2010, 10:05 AM »
good job!

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #19 on: Jul 09, 2010, 05:38 PM »
prototype is assembled!



i mangled the bottom in assembly... over trimmed, over glued, etc...



but it will still be workable. i'm going to start in on the addon parts this week, and hope to have the pack knocked out by the weekend.

now i just need to learn how to use my lathe!

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #20 on: Jul 09, 2010, 05:54 PM »
looking good man! Nothing a little tlc can't fix;) keep it up!

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #21 on: Jul 12, 2010, 09:32 PM »
marching forward!

primer and final filler down on the body.



you can see there that i've also made up the base for the rocket assembly. it will be cast in resin ultimately, so for now the original is just loosely fitted into place.

i also made up the bottom vent/thruster/whatever for the center tube. it's not particularly accurate since i only had a couple of fuzzy shots of that part. it's good enough for me though! it will also be cast in resin.



the rocket base will be 1.5" PVC... it should plug right into the resin socket. i hope :)




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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #22 on: Jul 16, 2010, 01:34 AM »
now it is starting to look like a jetpack!



the lathe i have needs a few accessories to be able to turn the size material i would have needed for this, so i made that by hand.

i took a 3/4" dowel and centered it in a small segment of the 1.5" pipe i needed to join with the collar. i then sculpted up with apoxie sculpt all the way to the top.

i then turned it the "old fashioned way"... by hand, in front of a 1" belt sander, then finishing with sandpaper.

this is just the rough finish. it needs some spot filler and a couple more details added. but, considering it was made without the benefit of the wonderful spinning cutter in the garage, i'm very happy with how it came out.

similarly rough is the tank topper:



this also needs more sanding and some filler.

but, one more short evening of work and these should both be ready for silicone.

all that's left is to make the thrusters for the bottom. i'm contemplating funnels, or at least modding and molding a funnel. i have on that isn't perfect but is decent.

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #23 on: Jul 16, 2010, 02:35 AM »
Looking good so far; is good to do things the old fashioned way once in a while, keeps the skills sharp ;).

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #24 on: Jul 16, 2010, 03:38 AM »
great work how much one of these beauts' ?

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #25 on: Jul 16, 2010, 11:24 AM »
great work how much one of these beauts' ?

nothing's for sale at this point... i'm just focused on getting my own suit done.

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lightning667

Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #26 on: Jul 16, 2010, 12:42 PM »
4 sho either way great pack man

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #27 on: Jul 17, 2010, 02:56 PM »
Boy, building jetpacks is thirsty work...



Let's just pour a nice, refreshing cup of Smoothcast ROTO!



Hrm... this isn't tasty at all!



But it does make a pretty awesome base for the thrusters!



I'll just have to do a bit of detailing on the underside and make the base to mount it to the pack. The final ones will be made with Featherlite rather than ROTO, since ROTO is heavy.

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #28 on: Jul 17, 2010, 03:00 PM »
This made me laugh :D. Yet another clever way of making an armor piece. I'm going to have to pay more attention to drink cups and bottles and whatnot.

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Re: TCW Deathwatch Jetpack
« Reply #29 on: Jul 17, 2010, 05:17 PM »
And not just for gauntlets either!! :)

 


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