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 Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid jetpack
« Reply #15 on: Mar 05, 2015, 10:22 PM »
I have some ideas for painting some more blue stipes to break up the green and make the side tupes yellow as well. still trying to refine the color scheme.

A new issue. Finally finished adding the greeblies and sanding.  Started priming to night.

As for the harness i Managed to get it high enough but it tilts to much. I am considering adding a foam bad in the small of my back that protrudes about 3 inches and sewing it into the harness or possibly my vest. Another thought looking at the pics is perhaps the straps on the jetpack are too low or too much slack. Ill tinker and see if I can get them to to tighten up which may make them flatter. That may be easier than trying to rig up a pad in the lower back. Just thinking out loud here.

Mullreel do you have anything at the small of your lower back to keep it from tilting out or is the backplate enough?

See pics below.



Notice the sagging and protrusion.


Me holding it to the desired position with my backplate slid into place. I dont think its going to be enough.

Thoughts?


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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid jetpack
« Reply #16 on: Mar 09, 2015, 12:10 PM »
Big update.

As far as the harness goes here it is.



and the back plate



A close up. Not as "clean" as the normal jetpack but it works. Basically just cut a slot and used the head gun to bend it out. Then painted and washed.


Only odd thing is I have my harness straps basically permanently affixed to the chest armor now. Its a pain in the backside to push the clips through and I don't want to deal with that every time so I just decided to let it hang.

On to the stuff that matters... ( or rather the fun stuff)

Primed- a few tiny bondo spots but after 4 coats I gave up. After paint it will hardly be noticed.





Rub n Buff, a little of half a tube for the whole pack.



As for colors.  Hours of masking for 10 minutes of painting.  :-\
Yellow first- i had to come back and do a touch up as my lines didn't line up. But you get the idea.



Black- The center tube rubber greeblie all came off when I peeled the tape. Rub n buff primer and all. Again had to go back and touch up. Might do the rub n buff metal over the paint for this part


Did blue to, waiting for it to dry. Green tonight and should be all done except for final wash and weathering.

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid jetpack
« Reply #17 on: Mar 09, 2015, 10:14 PM »
Dude, that ain't a rocket...It's a cruise missile!   :P

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid jetpack
« Reply #18 on: Mar 10, 2015, 12:12 PM »
Go Big or Go Home!

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid jetpack
« Reply #19 on: Mar 11, 2015, 08:49 AM »
MARK 2 Completed. Got new spat. Got double sleeves. Next upgrades are weapons, knife and assualt/sniper rifle. Anyway, after laboring away until bedtime last night I have officially become MABEL!

Enjoy.

Painted Pre Weathered





Black Wash Phase




FINAL POST WEATHER COMPLETED JETPACK








Tonight I will don it in all its glory with my backplate and pray that it is not crooked and the straps are high enough on my back. My wife will be serving as squire duty. I can no longer gear up alone. :)

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid jetpack
« Reply #20 on: Mar 11, 2015, 06:19 PM »
Solid work! Also that harness system is pretty crafty, may have to steal it later  :P

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid jetpack
« Reply #21 on: Mar 11, 2015, 09:29 PM »
Steal away. Its easy to make. Probably took 2-3  hours to hand sew the clips.
Jetpack probably has close to 50 hours of work.

Here are pics with my torso armor.

Questions are expected. I went into this knowing full well i was the test subject.

Managed to talk the wife into being my squire by bribing her with candy.
My neck seal is a little snug but I can breath. Sometimes it gets cocked to one side(i think because of the center straps. Might have to worry about rigging those to the sides.) We will see at all con. Basically i just twist it back.

Does this seem to fit right.




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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #22 on: Mar 12, 2015, 09:22 AM »
Dude... Wow.  :o

Also, digging the 40K greebs  ;D

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #23 on: Mar 12, 2015, 10:01 AM »
Dude... Wow.  :o

Also, digging the 40K greebs  ;D

Thanks
Yeah, I have those hidden all over my kit. On my gaunts and pistols as well.  It allows me to "cross universe" ....sorta lol


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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #24 on: Mar 13, 2015, 03:18 PM »
Very nice scratch build!

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #25 on: Mar 15, 2015, 03:17 PM »
So did a con this weekend. The harness needs fixing as it sags down. Im going to try and sew nylon straps directly onto the lumbar harness and get rid of the elastic all togehter.  And my nozzle broke off on the bottom so repair work already. 

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #26 on: Mar 25, 2015, 12:02 PM »
AWESOME PACK  8) Vod! sucks your harness saggs so much. it looks good.

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #27 on: Mar 25, 2015, 12:12 PM »
Damn that looks good man. When I saw the comments about the 40k greebs I had to take another look...I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Great job dude!

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #28 on: Mar 26, 2015, 11:25 AM »
This harness is being a pain. I ordered hooks and D rings and they are actually bigger.

I think im going to sew the straps directly into my vest. Unless anyone has any ideas. I took a look over on the dented helmet and saw a vest harness. Basically a second completely independent vest with the harness rig on it. Seems like a little much for me. Only concern is that sewing the straps into my vest may end up choking me.

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Re: Dynas Custom Hybrid Arena/Rocket Jetpack
« Reply #29 on: Mar 30, 2015, 10:12 AM »
SUCCESS with the Harness!

The wife was sick which barred me from trooping so I decided to work on the harness. Without further delay it was FIXED.

I synced it ALL the way down as tight as physically possible. See this pick. Both the sliders are at the very bottom with the velcro at the bottom. I wore it for 10 minutes with no sagging. I do get a slight choking but nothing to bad as I can still breath!







Ignore the crookedness


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