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Title: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Sep 18, 2015, 11:03 PM
Howdy All,

here are the pics of my first ever jetpack build utilizing skips pep file.

on 4 coats of resin now and currently fibreglassing the inside and some sections of the exterior.
going to grab some expanding foam tomorrow at home depot to fill some of the sections.

Questions to some of you jetpack experts ...

1) ive coated the cones in resin and they feel quite strong, should i try and get into them to fill with foam or should i bondo/rondo them suckers on top and call it a day?

2) should i use bondo on top or mix up some rondo and apply a thin coat?

Thanks all! 



(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/TBND/1442165094846_zps5w4hfzsf.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/TBND/media/1442165094846_zps5w4hfzsf.jpg.html)

(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/TBND/20150913_165613_zpslildz4ih.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/TBND/media/20150913_165613_zpslildz4ih.jpg.html)

(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/TBND/20150918_172137_zpsfrwt7yeu.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/TBND/media/20150918_172137_zpsfrwt7yeu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Sep 19, 2015, 07:10 PM
Spray foamed the inside
and added a thin coat of rondo onto the top

Going to smooth out a bond the poop outta this thing

Working on a backplate as things dry
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Sep 19, 2015, 07:37 PM
Also love it when my fiance creeps on me and makes memes  of my mandalorian escapades 
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/TBND/Mobile%20Uploads/image1_zpsmotn1iof.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/TBND/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image1_zpsmotn1iof.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Drako Katora on Sep 21, 2015, 11:56 PM
That is an incredibly crisp looking pep. I would have recommended the rondo on the inside as opposed to the outside but it's really personal preference. How is it looking now?
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Sep 22, 2015, 08:43 PM
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/TBND/Mobile%20Uploads/20150920_162720_zpscntzlq6h.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/TBND/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150920_162720_zpscntzlq6h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Cin Cabur on Sep 24, 2015, 04:58 PM
Looking so great man!  Really looking forward to seeing it in person.  I think we'll be the only 2 people in the clan wearing jet packs.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Sep 28, 2015, 03:09 PM
Thanks ! Been working hard at her.
Here's an update(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/TBND/Mobile%20Uploads/20150928_125522_zpsewmjlv8f.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/TBND/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150928_125522_zpsewmjlv8f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Drako Katora on Sep 28, 2015, 03:27 PM
Wow that is really breakneck progress. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Sep 28, 2015, 08:11 PM
Thanks man, all I have to do now is a black wash on the silver and develop the mounting system to my body.

Need to have it done for Saturday as I have an event to attend
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Oct 07, 2015, 03:06 PM
Completed! .... for now.

not as happy with my backplate but everything still looks great.

here is a teaser shot until i can get better photos.
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/TBND/12087803_10153543736215465_3253158954566083193_o_zpsosxmj6fu.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/TBND/media/12087803_10153543736215465_3253158954566083193_o_zpsosxmj6fu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Apr 18, 2016, 10:59 AM
Looking really good. why aren't you happy with the back plate? and how did you mount it on you're back? still thinking whats the best way to ma a jetpack. Pep or just from scratch, I'm afraid when making it out of pep it would get to heavy because of to much bondo. any tips?

 
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Apr 27, 2016, 10:00 AM
Hey L3R0Y,

i put velcro on the centre of the backplate right below my shoulder blades and have 2 chicago screws on each of the shoulder bells.
and as for weight with the jetpack mine is super light. i have it braced with two wooden bars and filled with spray foam.
bondo isnt as heavy as you think it is and besides your going to sand away alot of it in the shaping and refining process.
if i had to do it again i would definitely go with pep again.
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Apr 27, 2016, 02:20 PM
Hey L3R0Y,

i put velcro on the centre of the backplate right below my shoulder blades and have 2 chicago screws on each of the shoulder bells.
and as for weight with the jetpack mine is super light. i have it braced with two wooden bars and filled with spray foam.
bondo isnt as heavy as you think it is and besides your going to sand away alot of it in the shaping and refining process.
if i had to do it again i would definitely go with pep again.

thanks vod for the info :D I will give it a try :D any plans with you pack or is it finished?
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Jewbacca on Apr 30, 2016, 06:22 PM
She is finished!!! It's comfortable to troop with so it's a keeper
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Apr 30, 2016, 06:40 PM
She is finished!!! It's comfortable to troop with so it's a keeper

Congratulations Vod. hope you can enjoy that beautiful jetpack for a long time ;)
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on May 05, 2016, 10:16 PM
I have a lot of respect for these builds. 

Looks great!
Title: Re: Jetpack WIP
Post by: Llenexx on Aug 26, 2016, 01:02 PM
Hey man the pack looks great where did you get the templates for it i would love to try and make one