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 My Arena-inspired jetpack

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My Arena-inspired jetpack
« on: Feb 24, 2014, 09:23 PM »
 I decided to indulge in a want I've been toying with since I joined, and made my own jetpack. Materials cost was $12 in plumbing materials from a goodwill-esque hardware store, and another $12 in adhesives and miscellania. I could stop here and call it finished, but it doesn't look quite right to me without a cone and a few more details to break up some flat spaces. I'll add those on once I can actually find a fraking cone.

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"finished" paint:



And what I will end up doing in the near future. I think these small changes improve the overall look almost immeasurably.


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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2014, 04:10 PM »
NICE. really like the simple and effectiveness of this. Can we get a list of the parts used?

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2014, 04:54 PM »
The nozzles were low GPM shower heads. The tubes were various PVC pipes with a few different kinds of adapters. All of this was found in the plumbing section of the store.

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2014, 03:51 AM »
Too freakin cool!

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2014, 07:52 PM »
Oooohhh I want one ;D

Except...I have..no use for a jetpack.... :laugh:

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2014, 10:37 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #6 on: Mar 07, 2014, 01:59 PM »
Very Very Cool  8) Great scratch build

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2014, 01:21 AM »
Far out.

This is so cool it's actually ridiculous.

Well done, kodiak!  :D

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2014, 08:08 AM »
Very nice work, one of the few "homemade" JP that looks good IMO. Changing the main topper will add a lot.

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2014, 06:10 PM »
Thank you everyone, I'm pretty damned proud of it. I'm still looking for a cone, though. They're hard to find, at least where I'm looking.

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 2014, 06:54 PM »
I keep thinking of when I was a kid, my mohter used the buy nylons that came in a round container with a dome top that would be almost perfect, I don't know if they still make that container (30+ years later) but you might check out the pharmacy section...or you could try forming one by heating plastic... good luck

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 2014, 07:36 PM »
I'll have to take a look at that. Heat-shaping some plastic may be the best option though. Thanks for the ideas.

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #12 on: Mar 25, 2014, 08:21 AM »
Ffs Tact, way to make me feel old. I remember those containers! That's a wicked pack man! It looks as awesome as my arena pack and mine cost me almost 300 bucks with shipping. Color me impressed :)

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #13 on: Jul 28, 2014, 02:57 PM »
Amazing build!! What did you use for the covers around the tanks?

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Re: My Arena-inspired jetpack
« Reply #14 on: Oct 24, 2014, 05:39 AM »
Thank you! I used sheet metal cut into shape and bent on a hard edge. Nothing weathers quite like metal, so I like to have it wherever I can.

As for the cone issue, I ended up using bondo to sculpt a cone onto the top of the cap I was using. It turned out just like I'd hoped.


 


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