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 Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build (Updated, page 6 pics!)

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 18, 2012, 11:29 AM »
Interesting.  I had an idea of integrated thrusters for my kit but didn't have a clue where to start.  Looking forward to see how this goes.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 18, 2012, 11:41 AM »
Awesome! The thrusters idea is great!!!

Interesting.  I had an idea of integrated thrusters for my kit but didn't have a clue where to start.  Looking forward to see how this goes.

Thanks guys! I'm also looking forward to seeing how this turns out  :laugh: . I have a pretty good idea of what I want out of it, but that will probably evolve over time as I work on it.

What did you guys think of the spine plates idea? I'm trying to gather opinions before I actually start working on it, so any input would be extremely appreciated!

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 18, 2012, 11:46 AM »
Well, having spine plates on my kit... I would be lying if I told you it wasn't a good idea...!!!  :D


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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 18, 2012, 12:27 PM »
Excellent, that looks great! Thanks Kelan, I appreciate the picture,a nd you put some of my fears to bed as well! I'm assuming that's much more flexible than a standard plate. So how much of the back are we required to have covered? Because my spine design would leave a good portion of the lower sides of my back uncovered.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 18, 2012, 12:35 PM »
Cool Idea Vod ;D looks very cool ;)

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #20 on: Oct 18, 2012, 04:58 PM »
Thanks Niabi! Now for spine plates, does the "rule of thumb" for spacing still have to be followed? Or can they be layered? Or perhaps layed end to end, so it looks like one piece that's segmented? Any answers I get to this will really help narrow down my design process. I have a good idea of what I want, I just need to know if I'm allowed to execute it before I start really getting into it.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 18, 2012, 05:14 PM »
Thanks Niabi! Now for spine plates, does the "rule of thumb" for spacing still have to be followed? Or can they be layered? Or perhaps layed end to end, so it looks like one piece that's segmented? Any answers I get to this will really help narrow down my design process. I have a good idea of what I want, I just need to know if I'm allowed to execute it before I start really getting into it.

I'd say do what you like the "rule of thumb" applies only to the chest/ab/collar/diamond plates... So yeah they can be layered... Or laid end to end... No problem there.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 18, 2012, 05:32 PM »
New thruster idea is boss. I love it. I had a similar thought with my armor, but never got off the ground with it. I was thinking of adding boosters to the hands to deliver a faster punch... Sadly flamethrowers and missile took the place on my gaunts instead.. But I like how this is going  ;D

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #23 on: Oct 18, 2012, 07:39 PM »
I'd say do what you like the "rule of thumb" applies only to the chest/ab/collar/diamond plates... So yeah they can be layered... Or laid end to end... No problem there.

Are you absolutely sure about this Kelan? Because I think I recently saw a kit that had a segmented back plate that had to be covered up because of the rule of thumb. Just making sure!

New thruster idea is boss. I love it. I had a similar thought with my armor, but never got off the ground with it. I was thinking of adding boosters to the hands to deliver a faster punch... Sadly flamethrowers and missile took the place on my gaunts instead.. But I like how this is going  ;D

Thanks Ronin, glad you like it! My gaunts may not include the boosters immediately due to time constraints, but they will be there eventually!

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #24 on: Oct 18, 2012, 07:54 PM »
Are you absolutely sure about this Kelan? Because I think I recently saw a kit that had a segmented back plate that had to be covered up because of the rule of thumb. Just making sure!

You can't have more space than what's allowed in the front, but I'm pretty sure you can have less... After all the back plate is supposed to be one piece.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #25 on: Oct 18, 2012, 08:18 PM »
I might have to ask an app team member just to be sure, but thanks for the input regardless.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #26 on: Oct 21, 2012, 10:47 PM »
Liking the thrusters you've re-purposed, and the spine should definitely give it a cool look.

Keep at it!

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #27 on: Oct 22, 2012, 09:55 AM »
I might have to ask an app team member just to be sure, but thanks for the input regardless.

Kelan IS an App Team member, and what he tells you is correct. Heed his advice ;) .

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #28 on: Oct 22, 2012, 12:48 PM »
Kelan IS an App Team member, and what he tells you is correct. Heed his advice ;) .

He is officially an App Team member now, though I don't believe he was one quite yet when we where discussing the topic  ;D. Regardless, advice heeded, feedback, as always, very appreciated, and a hearty congratulation to you for joining the App Team Kelan Ord!

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #29 on: Oct 22, 2012, 01:14 PM »
Thanks! And you're right I wasn't in the team yet at the time...!!  ;)

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