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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 13, 2011, 12:28 PM

Title: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 13, 2011, 12:28 PM
here is a jet pack im working on....i think the base is some Dora the explorer back pack or something but i figured i could mod it into a jet pack here's what I've done so far....let me know what you guys think.
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Pointoforigin on Mar 13, 2011, 01:11 PM
That requires no modding whatsoever. Leave it as is.

Oh maybe some weathering though.
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ori Dart on Mar 13, 2011, 05:19 PM
That requires no modding whatsoever. Leave it as is.

Oh maybe some weathering though.

Hahahaha... Such a happy pack!
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Mar 14, 2011, 06:41 AM
Is it bad that the first thought I had was "Kill it... burn it with fire!" Anyways besides the hidiously happy face on it, what are the dimentions on it? I serriously can't get past the happy face though, any quality comments I might have will have to wait till that things smug look get removed  :P

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Eerbes Semaj on Mar 14, 2011, 12:21 PM
The happy face is to throw off the victims ;D
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 14, 2011, 12:38 PM
yea i really hate the face too lol. but in answer to your question its size is about 1' tall 3/4' wide and 1/2' deep so its kinda small but the modding will make it a bit bigger
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 18, 2011, 04:32 PM
ok so here it is before paint
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 18, 2011, 04:34 PM
And here it is after paint... let me know what you guys think!!
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 18, 2011, 05:11 PM
need to mod the jet a bit more, still quite recognizable
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Eerbes Semaj on Mar 18, 2011, 05:18 PM
need to mod the jet a bit more, still quite recognizable

Wow, it has turned out better than I though but to go off of what McCoy said, perhaps cut the canopy section off all together  and fit a piece of Syntra in there and maybe flatten the nose. other than that cut some plastic pieces at random from a model kit that can be put on at random as greeblies to hide the jets form some more.
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 18, 2011, 09:15 PM
ya, looks really cool other than that bit
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 19, 2011, 02:21 PM
ok here are some more mods i made based on your comments let me know what you guys think
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ori Dart on Mar 20, 2011, 11:51 AM
That looks really good. Are you going to add more colour to it or just leave it black?
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 20, 2011, 09:40 PM
Vor'e ner vod, but yea ill probably add some green accents to help match my armor
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Eerbes Semaj on Mar 20, 2011, 11:54 PM
I am really impressed by your creation and knowing what you really built it out of is awesome and gives me insertion tobuild my own.
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 21, 2011, 03:33 PM
vor'e....its amazing how the chain of inspiration works isn't it...but thanks for the tip about using parts from a model kit cuz ive had an Apache helicopter kit lying  around for a long time and am kicking myself for not thinking of using parts form it sooner.
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Eerbes Semaj on Mar 22, 2011, 10:57 PM
Yeah Bud, inspiration is a great and wonderful bug that just gets into you. Though I am itching to get down to business with some stuff for my armor, but I have to wait for my next pay check to get more supplies. I am glad that the model kit idea helped I had thought about it because lots of sci-fi movies and television shows have utilized it to build ships and weapons in the past and then I was listening to some of the old podcasts and someone had mentioned it there for weapons so hey why not go with what works right. Again I love what you did. Keep up the good work. Buy the way because someone may not have asked how much did this project run you?
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Mar 23, 2011, 05:09 PM
it cost about $20 total....thank god for Goodwill lol
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Jango Jet on May 05, 2011, 11:26 AM
Looking real cool!!!!!  8)
great idea  :) Are there any pictures in which you are wearing the jetpack (such as size comparison)? Can I possibly use them on my Gam this idea? (Please excuse me, but English is not my main language)
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Gesai Primax on May 05, 2011, 01:24 PM
Now that was a creative use of parts!!
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: MandalorianEwok on May 05, 2011, 03:21 PM
I saw your finished product with you wearing it... and it looks a bit small to me.
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Jerek Darr on May 05, 2011, 03:22 PM
Judge me by my size do you?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: MandalorianEwok on May 05, 2011, 03:47 PM
Why yes... yes I do.   ;D

If I may quote.... "It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut. "

I know he's approved and all, and the jet pack looks great, but it just doesn't look like it could lift him off the ground. 
:)
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Jerek Darr on May 05, 2011, 05:07 PM
W eare talking European, not African correct?
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: MandalorianEwok on May 05, 2011, 05:42 PM
For reference:

http://style.org/unladenswallow/ (http://style.org/unladenswallow/)

But as we know... it doesn't matter.  Since we are here to talk about jet packs.  And, I still hold to my original statement, it just seems a bit too small.  Not knocking the work or the design as it is very clever and original.  Just seems on the smallish side. 
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on May 05, 2011, 10:24 PM
yea you have a good point..but since ive made it i think of it as more of a jump pack than a full on jet pack which is why it has the three thrusters which helps give it that quick boost needed to get me off the ground lol
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Alundra on May 06, 2011, 04:50 PM
Can you post a picture with you wearing it :D
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: kar tayl cabur on May 13, 2011, 08:55 PM
wow, just wow. when i seen the first picture i was like this must have been a joke thread. i didnt have the vision for the peice that you did.
I may use a version of this for my son's pack if you dont mind. he has one of those deigo packs sitting around.
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on May 13, 2011, 11:15 PM
yea no prob ner vod...and honestly when i first bought it i was just sitting there looking at and and was like ok what the shab am i going to do with this piece of Osik but once i started working on it it just sorta built its self lol
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Dar'manda on May 17, 2011, 03:38 PM
Did the original pack have any electronics?  Cause it would be hilarious to see the thing in it's state now belting out "Backpack, backpack" from the show. :D
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on May 17, 2011, 10:06 PM
yea it still does but it wont work the way ive modded it but yes that would be shabla hilarious lol
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Lasruin Toth Lan on Jun 29, 2011, 08:17 AM
sweet , when i seen the first post of what you were using i thought that it was doomed to fail , but i guess i can be wrong  ;D

OMG TOTALY SWEET  :o
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: bioshutt on Jul 20, 2011, 04:56 PM
nice use of F-14 tomcat model. was it revell?
Title: Re: Ijaat's jet pack W.I.P.
Post by: Ijaat Meerel on Jul 21, 2011, 03:02 PM
no actually it was an old GI joe toy