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 What Jetpack kit would you recommend? And harness ideas

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Hey vode

I have been given the green light to get a Jetpack, scratch building is too time intensive and I know the finished product won't be to my standard. So I am looking at getting a kit to build I really like tbuts Boba Fett style JP but i am also considering the DW like the one that Eternal Armory is offering. MOW is bit more then I want to spend...NME looks like a nice kit and it's almost in my budget...

My questions to you all is what other options are out there are what would you recommend? I am not too concerned about the weight, I'm mostly concerned with the quality and durability.

Thanks for your feedback

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 12:45 AM »
NME. Best Resin i have worked with yet.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 07:02 PM »
I thought NME were fiber glass...

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 09:18 PM »
When Fett Seven was doing them himself they were fiberglass. Now NME has his molds and does them out of their resin.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 10:34 PM »
So I am looking at getting a kit to build I really like tbuts Boba Fett style JP but i am also considering the DW like the one that Eternal Armory is offering. MOW is bit more then I want to spend...NME looks like a nice kit and it's almost in my budget...

The Eternal Armory one is the cheapest, but what a pain in the shebs it is. It's almost like scratch building it.

I'm almost positive that MoW is only $25 more expensive, and I've heard that MoW is lighter than NME. I've seen both Arena and Normal packs in person and they're really nice. I can't speak for NME though.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 02:28 AM »
I got a MOW, the are spectacular.   The only thing about them is that they are difficult to paint.  But once you do they look awesome and are of very good quality.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 07:04 AM »
Wow, this is great exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

Revan,

Where can I find ordering information for the MOW JP? Why is is difficult to paint?

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 08:13 AM »
MOW sels them through Ebay, one of the only Fett items it's actually safe to buy from there :P

Manofwarstudios is his name on there I believe.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 09:36 AM »
MOW sels them through Ebay, one of the only Fett items it's actually safe to buy from there :P

Manofwarstudios is his name on there I believe.

Thanks I found out that he is actually rebuilding his molds right now. I guess I hold off for a bit until production start back up at EA and probably go that route, unless I come across someone who is selling one second hand


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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 01:29 AM »
I have an NME arena jetpack and have to say it's one of the most durable and easy to work with pieces I've ever bought. I've banged mine off of a brick wall accidentally before and didn't even scratch it. You can see how it looks and how well it paints in my costume thread.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 02:23 AM »
I got one of the Jango Fett Arena packs before is molds quit on MOW.  Very nice pack, only thing I have to do is cut the slots for the support harness when I am ready to mount it. 

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 03:23 AM »
I got a MOW, the are spectacular.   The only thing about them is that they are difficult to paint.  But once you do they look awesome and are of very good quality.

The resin he uses must not like paint. You get a weird reaction, like snaking and spider webbing designs. Basically you have to wetsand, prime, wetsand, prime until the faces are even. 

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2013, 10:35 AM »
MY kits made buy NME props are from fiberglass. The main body and rocket are fiberglass.
All the other bits (thrusters, cones) are casted in resin.
Nme props offers both style kits, the classic Boba Fett and the Jango Arena pack.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend? And harness ideas
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2013, 01:23 PM »
Okay so I ordered a Boba style Jet pack from NME, I can't wait to get this and start building.

Now I am looking for any suggestions of how you would recommend attaching the Jetpack, I got some great information from BobaFiend but I thought I would open it up for others to chime in. I want to keep it affordable and comfortable I can wear my kit for eight hours as it is and I would like to keep it that way, also I can get my kit on without help it would be cool to be able to attach the Jetpack solo also.

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Re: What Jetpack kit would you recommend? And harness ideas
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2013, 05:10 PM »
I need help to get mine on the way I showed you. 

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