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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: JCent1105 on Jan 07, 2011, 12:07 AM

Title: compact jetpack
Post by: JCent1105 on Jan 07, 2011, 12:07 AM
Hey everyone, I have cruising around the jetpack forum and I notice that all the jetpacks are quite bulky. I am going to be making an assassin mando and want to get a smaller jetpack (stealthy like). Anyone have any ideas or people I should look to?

Thanks!
JC
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: Kail Ordo on Jan 07, 2011, 12:10 AM
Check out the Cody jet packs, their fairly sleek and stealthy looking, or Whitecrows jetpack, he did an awesome job on that one and it's pretty small and stealthy looking as well
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: JCent1105 on Jan 07, 2011, 12:15 AM
I will look into them thank you very much!
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: JCent1105 on Jan 07, 2011, 12:32 AM
I cannot seem to find how much they are =(
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: Pointoforigin on Jan 07, 2011, 03:11 AM
The Cody one is around $40, but you'll be more likely to find it on The Dented Helmet, apparently.

Whitecrow1's pack was a scratchbuild, as far as I know, so good luck finding a price there :P
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jan 07, 2011, 09:20 AM
I havent seen the Cody ones for 40.00. When I had bought mine it was about 125.00.

Ive seen people convert over Buzz Lightyear jetpacks, convert MegaBlocks Jetpack carrying cases, scratchbuild from paint trays and aluminum energy drink cans etc. You're only limited by you imagination!
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: Ori Dart on Jan 07, 2011, 09:35 AM
I've actually been thinking about building a slim jetpack built from cheap automotive ABS hood scoops. Haven't checked the local shops yet but on the bay, there's tons of stuff for cheap.
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: JCent1105 on Jan 07, 2011, 11:10 AM
I found a hood scoop on ebay! I got it for 0.99 haha its coming from china. Its a basic one but maked it easier for me to customize.

Thank you all for your help!
JC
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: Verix T'lgor on Jan 07, 2011, 11:54 AM
Be sure to post pics... I want to see how this turns out...
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: JCent1105 on Jan 07, 2011, 06:32 PM
I will  ;D
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: Verix T'lgor on Jan 07, 2011, 07:02 PM
I've been playing with the idea of a stealthy jet pack...
Title: Re: compact jetpack
Post by: Ori Dart on Jan 09, 2011, 03:29 AM
I found a hood scoop on ebay! I got it for 0.99 haha its coming from china. Its a basic one but maked it easier for me to customize.

I was actually thinking about getting two of them (the same) and then mating them together to get a thicker pack. The ones on our favourite auction site are usually only 1.5" - 2" deep so even if the pack was 4", it's still pretty small and I think it might add a bit to the whole deal. Plus, you could throw in some model airplane parts and maybe some other intake-like grills to make it all look a bit more realistic.