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 Kiriath's New Jetpack

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Kiriath's New Jetpack
« on: Feb 22, 2013, 02:58 PM »
I have been playing with the idea of making a jetpack for awhile.  I recently went to the local good will store and found  some pieces that I think work well together.  All of the materials are plastic with a little bit of wood  so it is pretty lite.  The biggest piece is a gutted paper towel dispenser. The rest of the materials are jawaed from found plastic items.   It is a work in progress. Everything is attached with screw, nuts and bolts and a little hot glue.   Any way here are some photos before painting and after a base coat was done.






What do you think?

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2013, 03:01 PM »
I like it   ;D

I really like how you did the thrusters, are you planning on adding more colors?

How do ou plan to attach it?

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2013, 03:47 PM »
I definitely plan to do a better paint job and weathering.  This first paint was to just see how it looked altogether.  I plan on using my current strap and buckle system.  Two buckles on the top and  two on the sides as a waist belt.  I have a backpack I troop with sometimes this will be my alternate. ;D

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2013, 07:32 PM »
that is a really good job and creative use of parts

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2013, 03:12 AM »
Thanks.. it is a work in progress.. The plan is to get the buckles and straps next and see how it works on my back..

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2013, 10:08 PM »
Interesting base and added parts, looking forward to seeing how it looks painted up and weathered.

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2013, 10:15 PM »
Nice base. I've always thought about using one...  :rolleyes:

The rocket seems a bit long for my taste, and it might interfere with helmet room.

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2013, 03:24 AM »
Thanks... vod.. it is a work in progress.  I am thinking about cutting the rocket on top down. Have not messed with it any more.  Plan to play with it again this weekend if not sooner.

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #8 on: Mar 09, 2013, 02:53 PM »
I did a second Mod on my Jetpack Recently.  I shortened a few things and added some things. Here are some pics. I think with the modifications it looks more like it should.





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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #9 on: Mar 09, 2013, 02:59 PM »
After the Second Mod the next step was to paint the Jetpack.  I started by painting the entire thing black. I then added some blue accents, then copper and then finally brown.  I then added some more black and then began to  add some weathering.  Here are some pics of how the Jetpack looks currently.








I plan to work on how to attache it to my back next.  What do you think?

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #10 on: Mar 10, 2013, 11:42 AM »
Very Nice vod ;D very nice indeed ;)

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #11 on: Mar 10, 2013, 03:01 PM »
Looks very cool!  8)

How heavy did it turn out?

How does it sit when you put it on your back?

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #12 on: Mar 10, 2013, 08:53 PM »
Thanks Vods...I am still working on attaching it to my back. I have the buckles and the webbing I just need to rig it up.  I don't know the weight of it.  Its hollow and  empty inside so it doesn't weigh much.. I will work it on it some more this evening.  The goal is to have it  wearable before the local St Patrick's day parade.

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #13 on: Mar 18, 2013, 11:47 AM »
Very cool. Great work!

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Re: Kiriath's New Jetpack
« Reply #14 on: Mar 18, 2013, 04:53 PM »
Thanks vod.. I'm still going to do some tweaking on it.. before I call it done.

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