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TiMesh'la Akaan


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making a Rubies jetpack better...
« on: Apr 19, 2011, 10:54 PM »
    So the Rubies boba pack isn't a compleat pile of PooDoo, but there are several things about it that would make even a Jawa turn it's nose to it.
    for starters it's not quite put together with any kind of love... this was clearly just a pay check to whoever constructed it. the seams are sloppily bondo'd and the paint job is less than great.
    but I am convinced that with a little TLC this could make a fine Pack.


you can see here I"ve already began the process of cleaning up the seams, and have de-constructed a couple parts.

My next step is to fill the entire interior with expanding foam to prevent future crush dangers...

I"m also planning on replacing the rocket with resin parts, as well as the jet nozles... neither of these parts are any good



That being said... does anyone know where I can get quality replacement parts?

Needless to say, I've a long road ahead of me, but I'm looking forward to the chalange, and of course the end result :D

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2011, 11:02 PM »
i didnt know rubies made jetpacks

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2011, 11:03 PM »
Huh looking forward to seeing how this plays out

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2011, 11:05 PM »
It's part of the Rubies Supreme.  One of our guys got the whole set cheap and we salvaged some stuff and parted it out.

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #4 on: Apr 20, 2011, 03:26 AM »
As far as replacement parts, I don't know of anyone that offers said parts by themselves. That being said I'd try contacting ManoWar or maybe sending StormtrooperGuy a pm. Besides that there Bobamaker and Bobby Fett UK  over in the UK that makes jetpacks, might see if they might be able to help you out.  Hopefullly your also on TDH, cause thats the only way to get ahold of everyone except STG, that I know of atleast.

Have a good one,
Hagen

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #5 on: Apr 20, 2011, 11:38 PM »
I've removed the jet Nozles and an attempting to clean them up so they might be salvaged for use

Before:


Currently:




I've also salvaged the beacon and have cut out the slots so as to install a light later down the road


Loads of work to do to make it look half decent.

Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #6 on: Apr 21, 2011, 01:57 AM »
Looking forward to seeing this progress! As for the parts go you may try fleabay, I've seen bits and pieces on there before made of resin.

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2011, 12:50 AM »
so my first Nozle is neering compleation, I"ve bondo'd the seams and sanded them smooth. then primered the whole thing. it's not perfect by any meens, but still a sight deal better than what it was.

here they are side by side for comparison, I"ll be working on the second Nozle tomorrow.





the pack is currently filled with expanding foam and is doing it's thing... once the foam has cured I'll be bondoing the seams again.
I"ve also primered the greablies

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #8 on: Apr 23, 2011, 11:36 PM »
well I've been a busy bee these past couple days, I finished smoothing out the second nozle, filled the pack with foam, bondo-ed and sanded the seams, and ate dinner.
here's the latest pics







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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #9 on: Apr 24, 2011, 03:44 PM »
Looking good. Filling it with foam was smart. I didn't even think of that.

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #10 on: Apr 24, 2011, 06:08 PM »
Looks great , But the same old story of , Rubie = Osik loads of work . Im sure this will look the business when its done  ;)

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #11 on: Apr 24, 2011, 06:15 PM »
I have to admit, you've got guts taking on a project like this. It's amazing how little regard Rubies has for the license. I mean look at the thrust nozzles, they aren't even the same size!

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #12 on: Apr 30, 2011, 05:21 PM »
Going through this process myself at the moment - looks like you are doing a great job. Will be watching with interest - bestof luck with it :D

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2011, 09:08 PM »
made a little progress in the past couple days, not a ton mind you since it's been raining non-stop for a bloody month... but here's where I'm at.

got everything bondo'd primed and my base coat of silver... not perfect, but a sight deal better than what it was.








I've also decided to see what I can do with the rocket since a replacement is outside my meens currently
just as a reminder, here's how it looks right off the kit... like the Nozles, I've a long way to go to make it not look like Poodoo

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Re: making a Rubies jetpack better...
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2011, 02:42 AM »
Brilliant - already 100% better than the original - well done vod

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