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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Jetpacks/Backpacks => Topic started by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Oct 16, 2011, 02:56 AM

Title: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Oct 16, 2011, 02:56 AM
So I've decided to scratch-build a Jet Pack for my Jodo Kast project. I was in the process of attempting to re-vamp a Rubies JP, ad had made decent progress, but it's just not as crisp as I would like it to be.
  after trooping with Saint Nasty and seeing his Fett up close and personal, I just couldn't bring myself to troop anything that wasn't top notch quality.

so here's what Ive got so far: I"ve only had two days into it so far, and that's been spent cutting out the main parts of the body. I"ve still got to cut out the back portion, and I expect to be doing that tomorrow. it's slow and tedious work, but precision is Key.
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/IMG_0334.jpg)

and for referance, here's the Rubies I had been working on... I intend to finish it some day, but for now it's just going to sit on the back burner.
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/IMG_0335.jpg)

More to come as I progress
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Nov 04, 2011, 11:39 PM
Made progress on this... here's where I"m at so far...

(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_7801.jpg)
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_7800.jpg)
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_7799.jpg)
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_7798.jpg)
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_7792.jpg)
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_7796.jpg)
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 05, 2011, 11:53 AM
OUTSTANDING! Yer flying right along bro!
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Kyorla Kar'ta on Nov 05, 2011, 12:55 PM
Even though I'm a member of MAJIC me likey and can't wait to see more :D
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Bubba D. Fett on Nov 05, 2011, 01:58 PM
Even though I'm a member of MAJIC me likey and can't wait to see more :D

Ti'MeshLa is also a member of MAJIC but making a Jodo requires him to make one of those foul contraptions.

Sweet work Ti'MeshLa, can't wait to see the finished product
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Kyorla Kar'ta on Nov 05, 2011, 02:39 PM
Ti'MeshLa is also a member of MAJIC but making a Jodo requires him to make one of those foul contraptions.

Sweet work Ti'MeshLa, can't wait to see the finished product

Oh I know that doesn't mean I can't make a lil fun of out Montana Mando!
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Nov 05, 2011, 08:00 PM
Oh I know that doesn't mean I can't make a lil fun of out Montana Mando!

HEY.... Ba-a-a-a-a-a-D Kyorla! :D
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Kyorla Kar'ta on Nov 05, 2011, 08:12 PM
HEY.... Ba-a-a-a-a-a-D Kyorla! :D

ok I literally LOL on that one. you Montana folk crack me up . . .  or have you even been there long enough to be considered "Monatana folk"?
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 06, 2011, 01:05 AM
HEY.... Ba-a-a-a-a-a-D Kyorla! :D

There ya go, quoting those sheep again...
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Kyorla Kar'ta on Nov 06, 2011, 01:19 AM
There ya go, quoting those sheep again...

O.O!  I hope you're not saying what I think you're saying!
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: DZerimar on Nov 09, 2011, 01:01 PM
maybe he won't use it in combat. and just use it to fly around and look cool checking his datapad.
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Adan Ordo on Nov 14, 2011, 09:23 PM
What is it made of
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Nov 16, 2011, 07:54 PM
What is it made of

it's made from foam-core poster board. I'm going to be filling all the seams in with bondo after it's all put together.
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Dragon Sunkiller on Nov 17, 2011, 12:54 AM
Great work so far! Are you basically treating it like pepakura then? Depending on how much time it takes you, I may decide to do one myself. Looking great vod! Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Kardos Shantiel on Nov 17, 2011, 01:50 AM
Dude, that looks awesome!!!  ;D :o
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Nov 18, 2011, 10:52 PM
Great work so far! Are you basically treating it like pepakura then?

I'm not sure if I am or not...  but the foam bord, if not cut all the way through, allows for the tempate to be shaped with ease. the tough part so far is making the smaller parts. lots of detail cutting, takes 15 minutes just to cut out the parts :D
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 18, 2011, 11:01 PM
Ol' Papa Jodo approves of yer progress  :D ;) ;D
NOW GET BACK TO WORK! LOL!

Naw, this is pretty much how mine was made. And with patience and excellence like what Dave does, I know his too will turn out great.
Title: Re: WOF Jet Pack for my Kast Build
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Nov 21, 2011, 09:01 AM
thanks for that bro... I'm wanting to make more progress, but Darth Life has got me in a choke hold just now. I've beenworking a TON of 12 hour shifts at my new job... needless to say, that doesn't leave much time for anything else. soon though!