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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: MMcFett on Apr 30, 2019, 05:09 PM

Title: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on Apr 30, 2019, 05:09 PM
Here is my almost completed jetpack build up.
First, I started with a secondhand NME Mercenary Rocket pack. The person I bought it from had started some modifications before selling it to me.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20180520_201856_zpsqs1lkfix.jpg)

My first step was very little cleanup and then primer.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/MVIMG_20181004_155747_zpsb4rc0rmx.jpg)

Next, because of the size of it, I decided to spray a metallic paint for the base layer.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20181004_160320_zps3fsefmuh.jpg)

It looked good, but wasn't as shiny as Rub n Buff, so I ended up putting Rub n Buff on most of the jetpack over the metallic paint.
You can see here that the previous owner had done some work to the main rocket. I tried to 3D print some replacement fins, but they are a bit warped.
I don't think any of this is reusable at the point, or at least not worth the effort.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20181004_161048_zpsxipa4eq3.jpg)

Next, I put down a base layer of my gunmetal color, to match my armor.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190201_160411_zpsttqwmprq.jpg)

Then I marked off areas for some red and yellow caution stripes.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190202_122710_zps38wkoplr.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190202_130740_zpsyyduwjsq.jpg)

And now for the big reveal! The tape pulled off too much of my base layer, so I'll have to touch it up.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190202_142756_zpsokv7q7et.jpg)

Which I did here and added some stripes on the centerbody.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190214_143910_zpsalao8h6i.jpg)

Next I added the vent and the piano keys.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190215_142455_zpsnnpav2h8.jpg)

Then painted the thrusters.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190215_145629_zpscp3krvuw.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190217_153853_zpstevljsft.jpg)

Then I added the jetpack stabilizer.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190217_153903_zpsayioemrq.jpg)
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on May 09, 2019, 06:17 PM
So I did a blackwash to get it all dirty. Next was to get my vest ready for wearing!
Here's the harness with vest on:
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190427_141431_zpskrjlbvtx.jpg)

With backplate:
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190427_141559_zpssc5sdwye.jpg)

And with the pack, blackened, sitting on the harness:
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/MVIMG_20190427_142149_zpszv9eqq4q.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190427_142152_zpsoe50iak2.jpg)

It seems to sit about where it needs to.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/MVIMG_20190427_142158_zpsqd1l8iqb.jpg)

I have a little room to adjust the straps:
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190427_142217_zpsm00ar9ta.jpg)

And here it is in full kit! A big May the 4th debut!
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/59560845_2718138731546638_622360208802316288_n_zpsuz3zruer.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/59417561_2718138768213301_4093396453504843776_n_zpsluouowc6.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/59570587_2718138831546628_6936450390099492864_n_zps4gqnufz6.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/59321418_2718138394880005_2898323942286557184_n_zpsbpyzjedo.jpg)

I have a beacon on the jetpack with a red LED, that apparently I didn't get any pictures of. You can barely see it here:
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/59556242_10213467842626051_538179863412998144_n_zps6qnt4mze.jpg)
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on May 15, 2019, 09:32 AM
I had my second troop with my jetpack last week and in this picture you can see my beacon a little better.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/60339174_2231329936890119_2851567918984986624_o_zpsxrh4uv8e.jpg)
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on Jun 04, 2019, 10:20 AM
So I finally got a picture of my beacon.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190525_140918_zpszygtowdm.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190525_140910_zpsncbzum6c.jpg)

And my new rocket from NME finally arrived.
It's a very good cast, didn't really need any cleanup. First coat of primer.
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190525_150910_zpsvvvywrkp.jpg)

And then a layer of Rub n Buff, and some black acrylic for soot and a little bit of brown/sand for dirt and it's all done!
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/IMG_20190602_164132_zpsz7ofup98.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/MVIMG_20190602_154721_zpsvl9szodg.jpg)
(https://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/MVIMG_20190602_154732_zpsibxbxjzd.jpg)
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: Havelock on Jun 05, 2019, 12:55 PM
Looking really nice, vod!
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on Jun 05, 2019, 03:19 PM
Looking really nice, vod!
Thank you!
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on Jul 24, 2019, 03:10 PM
So here's a good view of my jetpack from behind at a troop I went to a few weeks ago.
(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/memcguireII/Mando%20build/received_2604411476270765_zpsw96fbv6s.jpeg)
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 24, 2019, 04:50 PM
Lovely.

Also, digging that signature gif.

 :boba:
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on Jul 24, 2019, 09:26 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: Pyro on Jan 19, 2020, 05:18 PM
Any updates on your kit? What do you need to get official?
Title: Re: MMcFett's Jetpack
Post by: MMcFett on Jan 21, 2020, 10:04 AM
I need some more soft part weathering and to adjust some floating plates. I think that's it. One good armor party should do it!