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

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #45 on: Feb 10, 2013, 12:23 AM »
Quick update on my thruster plate, I threw a coat of primer down on it so I could get a better look of what the structure of it looks like without being transparent, and I rather like it:



After that, I cut up some PVC couplings to sit at an angle and placed them inside, and ta-da! Nozzles!



I still have a bit of thinking to do on how exactly I want them oriented. I've also started to add layers of hotglue to places I plan to use a lot of epoxy, the hotglue is acting as a bit of a filler so I don't have to use as much epoxy to smooth everything out.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #46 on: Feb 10, 2013, 01:54 AM »
Looks good vod! With such large thrusters and shroud make sure to have some sort of fuel tank type deal, so it looks like it could actually work. For mine, I was working on the theory that since they are so small, they would not be used for sustained flight, but rather hoping over high fences or up a small cliff etc, therefore the main piece of the backplate has enough bulk that it could plausibly contain enough fuel for such small manoeuvres. I guess what I am trying to say is that it should make some sort of sense visually.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #47 on: Feb 10, 2013, 08:38 AM »
I plan on bulking up the mid section a little bit so that it looks like a plausible fuel source is inside, accessible from the inside of the plate. That, or I might take some airsoft co2 tanks and see what I can do with those.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #48 on: Feb 13, 2013, 12:39 AM »
Quick update on my thruster pack, I've been using a lot of epoxy to fill in the seams on my thruster plates and really try to make it seem like on solid system rather than thrusters slapped onto a plate. Here's a few pics:





I know it all looks a little rough right now, I plan on hitting it with some spot putty and sanding the edges down to a nice, consistent angle before too long.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #49 on: Feb 13, 2013, 09:49 AM »
Looks awesome. Inspired me some. ;D

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #50 on: Feb 13, 2013, 09:54 AM »
Awesome! How so?

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #51 on: Feb 13, 2013, 02:37 PM »
Awesome! How so?
helped me formulate ideas for jump jet thrusters for my backplate armor.
Check out the GAM link in my sig...

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters?
« Reply #52 on: Feb 13, 2013, 04:01 PM »







Thoughts?

I think you got a good ideal here. But take a look at the photo. Not fil in the open areas. You got a female chest armor set on the cheap.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #53 on: Feb 14, 2013, 12:55 AM »
Interesting idea there Vicious, might have to try that out next time a female friend wants chest plates!

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #54 on: Feb 14, 2013, 01:28 AM »
its a great ideal you got. but thats an off shot of it.

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #55 on: Feb 15, 2013, 04:55 AM »
I really like this idea

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #56 on: Feb 15, 2013, 09:58 AM »
Quick update on the thruster plate, which is what I spent most of my work time on yesterday.

I added a bit of apoxie to some of the final, untouched edges to fill in the seams, and I also hit the rest of my edges with some spot putty to fill even it out. Once that was sanded down and hit with a coat of primer, I was still unhappy with it, so I took a rough grit sanding bit on my dremel and evened it out a bit. This is what they looked like after a bit of cleanup:





Still needs a bit more spot putty here and there, and the nozzles need to be worked a bit before they get attached, but it's getting close to being done!

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #57 on: Feb 15, 2013, 02:17 PM »
The seams are still pretty rough bro, I don't think you're ready for spot putty yet. You could still do with sanding down and a few rounds of auto body filler and sanding. 

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #58 on: Feb 15, 2013, 03:01 PM »
reminds me of the thruster pack in Halo 4 on the Spartan IVs. awesome so far

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Re: Integrated Jet Boosters/Thrusters For Backplate Build
« Reply #59 on: Feb 15, 2013, 11:03 PM »
The seams are still pretty rough bro, I don't think you're ready for spot putty yet. You could still do with sanding down and a few rounds of auto body filler and sanding.

Some of the seams still need a bit of work, yes. Have faith, I won't start with actual paint apps until this thing looks fantastic.

reminds me of the thruster pack in Halo 4 on the Spartan IVs. awesome so far

This is supposed to have a similar function to those, except more constant lift, and less annoying recharge time.

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