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 ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP

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ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« on: May 17, 2016, 12:44 PM »
Hey Guys! I saw that tutorials were needed so I figured I'd put my WIP on here. I'm working on an ROTJ Boba Fett right now and I'm currently on the jetpack. I didn't document this the best, so feel free to ask any questions and I will try and answer as best as I can. I used WoF's templates that I got off of The Dented Helmet and got a lot of my build ideas from Matty Matts build on TDH.

Materials:
   -Foam Poster Board http://www.walmart.com/c/ep/foam-poster-boards
   -Chipboard http://www.amazon.com/Grafix-Chipboard-12-Inch-Natural-25-Pack/dp/B0013JRFUA
   -Cardboard Tubes http://www.staples.com/Staples-White-Mailing-Tubes-1-Pack/product_SS467860
   -PVC Pipe http://www.lowes.com/Plumbing/Pipe-Fittings/PVC-Pipe-Fittings/_/N-1z10xvn/pl#!
   -Gorilla Glue http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gorilla-Glue-50004-4-Oz.-Bottle/15085247 I used the one with the green lid.
   -Wood Glue http://www.lowes.com/Glues-Tapes/Glues/Wood-Adhesive/_/N-1z0s9ob/pl#!
   -Bondo Body Filler http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bondo-Lightweight-Filler/17130346
   -Bondo Resin http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bondo-402-3m-1-Quart-Fiberglass-Resin/17056866

Tools
   -Snap Off Blade Utility Knife http://www.lowes.com/pd_367243-16878-55911_0__?productId=50111410
   -Scissors http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scissors-8-in.-Length-Straight-3-1-2-in.-Cut-Right-Hand-Blue/36064195
   -Knife Sharpener http://www.walmart.com/ip/Smith-s-Jiff-V-Sharp-Knife-and-Scissor-Sharpener/16913555
   -Cutting Mat http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fiskars-2-Sided-Cutting-Mat-12-x-18/19216411

I think you can get all of these materials and tools at Wal Mart except maybe the chipboard. Obviously, these don't have to be brand specific or even material specific. All this stuff is fairly easy to come by, easy to work with (except maybe the Bondo) and pretty cheap. I did a horrible job documenting this process, so let me know if there are any questions and I will do my best to answer them.

This is some of the "framework" for the jetpack (the first pic). It is made from foam poster board. I think I used 3 of these full sized (1 for the base and 2 stuck together for the top) and then I used a few more to build up the "exhaust port", but cut the ends off and basically just used the center circular part:

You can see where the "exhaust port" is built up in the second pic. And you can see my knife, super glue, and knife sharpener that I used to sharpen the snap off blades. The sharpener saves you from repeatedly having to use new blades and will save you some money in the long run and it has a scissor sharpener on it as well;) Got the tip from Punished Props (he uses a different type of sharpener though).

This is the fuel tank housing also made from the foam poster board. I think I glued the pattern right to the board, cut it out, then cut V-shaped grooves (without cutting through the other side) down the lines where it will bend around the tank. I did this twice, but reversed the second pattern. I thought I had more pics of this part, but cant find them:(



I made the detail pieces out of chipboard:

I drew a line the same thickness as the chipboard in from the long edge with the curve (this was to allow for the thickness of the chipboard and you can see the line I drew is lighter), cut the pattern out in 3 separate pieces, and traced it onto the chipboard (hope this makes sense). I did this twice, but reversed the pattern for the second piece.


Here's a pic of the main part of the pack so far. I have a tube for the "body" of the pack and PVC pipe for the fuel tanks, they're just not in the pic. I will try and put those on tonight to see how they fit. I have to make the top frame part deeper to allow for the "piano keys" and I need to make the center detail piece that goes on top of the main tube part of the pack, but I think thats all I have left besides Bondo:/

Fuel tank caps, still need to make bottom caps.



Here is what I have for the rocket so far. I printed the templates onto card stock then traced them onto chipboard.





















The rocket isn't glued together yet so it looks a little crooked. Still have to add some details and Bondo it and add the cone.




« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 12:48 PM by NoahFett » Logged

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 02:10 PM »
This is an awesome start.  I respect these builds a lot as I do not possess the skill to do one myself!

Keep it up!

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 02:34 PM »
That looks like a great start! Consider yourself bookmarked :)

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 03:56 PM »
This is an awesome start.  I respect these builds a lot as I do not possess the skill to do one myself!

Keep it up!

Thanks man! I bet you would surprise yourself if you gave it a shot;)

That looks like a great start! Consider yourself bookmarked :)

Thanks! Hopefully I won't disappoint!

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 09:42 PM »
Very nice work

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 01:20 PM »
Really like this build vod! and will follow it with much interest. much respect for the build hopefully I can learn something from this and start on my own jet pack ^^

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 12:52 PM »
Very nice work

Thank you!

Really like this build vod! and will follow it with much interest. much respect for the build hopefully I can learn something from this and start on my own jet pack ^^

Thanks man! I really appreciate it. Its not as difficult as I thought it was going to be, just very time consuming. If it wasn't for The Dented Helmet I would never have even come close with this build!

I really appreciate the comments everyone, it makes me want to work harder;) I've been slacking again, but here's a little progress:


I got the PVC pipe for the fuel canisters cut down to the right size and realized I forgot to make the top caps:/ And I still need to make the detail piece for the body. Also have to make the rocket cone and piano keys:/ I need to flare out the base of the center tube and i'm not sure how to do it, any suggestions are welcome:D Rocket assembly looks really tall to me, but that may just be me.

A little more progress. Just the bottom "vent".






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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2016, 09:01 AM »
A little bit of an update:



Got the rocket assembly glued together, still need a cone and fins. I think everything is ready to be permanently attached, just have to finish the other fuel tank. I think I overthink things too much and then psych myself out, so I've decided to just do it and if I mess it up, oh well;)

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #8 on: Sep 15, 2016, 01:11 PM »
Here's a little more progress:



Everything in this pic is permanently attached, getting closer. . . I weighed it last night and what you see there weighs 3lbs on the dot. Not too bad I dont think.

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #9 on: Sep 15, 2016, 04:22 PM »
Not bad at all!

Keep up the good work!

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #10 on: Sep 17, 2016, 04:38 AM »
Great progress Vod!

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #11 on: Oct 12, 2016, 09:53 PM »
I really like your fuel canister caps. I'm struggling with mine. Any tips?

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Re: ROTJ Boba Fett Jetpack WIP
« Reply #12 on: Oct 17, 2016, 08:49 AM »
I really like your fuel canister caps. I'm struggling with mine. Any tips?

Thanks! I used WOF's templates that I got off http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/studio-scale-15-jet-pack-patterns-7559/ I printed the pattern onto cardstock. For the bottom caps I cut out the templates, traced them onto chipboard, cut the chipboard out with an Xacto and glued the pieces together with super glue. For the top caps, I cut out the templates from the cardstock and just glued the cardstock together. I think I added tabs so it was easier to glue the pieces together. I coated both with mod podge. For the top caps, since they were flimsier because of the cardstock, I used the baby wipe wood glue method (you dry out baby wipes and use them like fiberglass and use wood glue instead of resin). They actually turned out pretty sturdy. Hope this helps.

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