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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Dar'manda on Sep 06, 2010, 08:29 PM

Title: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Dar'manda on Sep 06, 2010, 08:29 PM
Ok so I found this vacuum and I am turning it into a jetpack, what do you thing I should do next?
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs316.snc4/41147_1558782299298_1527485640_31369989_8136363_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs297.snc4/41192_1558786739409_1527485640_31369992_5659875_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs434.snc4/47714_1558788419451_1527485640_31369995_973188_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Cdr. Ch'ren Jud'se on Sep 07, 2010, 08:02 PM
add some LED's, and turn the nozzels down.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Dar'manda on Sep 07, 2010, 08:45 PM
They are turn a just a bit of any angle because didnt look right pointed down.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Sep 08, 2010, 02:46 AM
 That circular area is just begging to have one of those Ironman Arc Reactors put into it. I'd probably add a bit to the nozzles to have them be more pronounced. More greebies are always good as well.
Everything else I might recommend would be more of personal preference; I like more angular lines on my stuff. So I'd try to give it more of a boxy look, but like I said personal preference.
Looks good though, does it already have hard points on it that you can attach it to your backplate, or are you going to permanently attach it to your back plate when your done?

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Dar'manda on Sep 08, 2010, 10:15 PM
Ok so here are some updated pix of the pack.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs429.snc4/47184_1561644970863_1527485640_31375443_5775317_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs661.snc4/60116_1561647210919_1527485640_31375445_5300378_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs599.snc4/57922_1561649410974_1527485640_31375449_8237066_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Johan Kordav on Sep 09, 2010, 01:03 AM
KANDOSII!!!! that looks awesome
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Tassone Phoenix on Sep 09, 2010, 01:30 AM
Super cool conversion!!! Those lights add to it for sure. May I ask what they are made from?
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Dar'manda on Sep 09, 2010, 01:32 AM
They are click lights.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Tassone Phoenix on Sep 09, 2010, 01:35 AM
They are click lights.

Thanks. Very crafty idea.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Sep 09, 2010, 03:34 AM
Very nice. I like how it has a mini Basilisk feel to it with the added vents. Heck give it a bronze paint job so it matches something like this (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090903052738/starwars/images/c/c5/Mandalorians_-_TEA.jpg)

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Saz on Sep 09, 2010, 04:23 AM
More greeblies and paint and dirt n stuff.

Oh and I'd find a way to get rid of the power and cable return buttons, doesn't look Swarsy when it still has hoover markings :)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Dar'manda on Sep 09, 2010, 04:52 AM
Yea just a fast metal coat over the whole thing; not very sure what color to paint it yet. I will be sanding down the markings on the buttons, I just didnt have a sander yesterday. What other grebs can I put that wont make it look too busy?

Thanks all
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Saz on Sep 09, 2010, 05:00 AM
I think to be honest it's more in need of a paint job to match your armour more than anything.

Personally, I'd take the buttons out and put something technical looking behind the holes :)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Zur'ta Ordo on Sep 17, 2010, 06:58 PM
I love the lights man, great job. What would make it really cool is if you put some Mando'a writing across it. Maybe wrapping around that circular vent in the middle of it?
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Sentinel on Dec 14, 2010, 06:15 PM
Can you throw up some WIP stuff on how you did the lights, I'm still learning on electronics
GJ
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 14, 2010, 10:48 PM
They are just clip lights from target with some added decorations.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Hiram Fett on Jan 08, 2011, 09:55 PM
I like it . I think its cool.  Good job.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: MandalorianEwok on Jan 13, 2011, 12:30 AM
I have to say... Now that is all I can look for when I am at a thrift store.  Not that exactly, but you've definitely broadened my horizon.  Excellent job and keep it up.  You are truly an inspiration!
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Dralkote on Apr 18, 2011, 04:26 PM
Best vacuum cleaner ever!  8)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: Gesai Primax on Apr 25, 2011, 08:17 PM
Awesome pack! Nice and simple. It has a Prequel vibe to it.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP; need input for more ideas
Post by: DendrosGenet on Jul 04, 2011, 06:57 AM
Dude!!! That looks amazing!!