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 Battlefront jet pack (new greeblie pg 6)

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #45 on: Aug 05, 2015, 12:03 PM »
Maybe screw a d-ring onto your backplate and loop a strap through? That would probably be the least invasive.

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #46 on: Aug 05, 2015, 01:07 PM »

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #47 on: Aug 06, 2015, 01:39 AM »
just to be clear, I don't have a back plate, I am doing this in lieu of a back plate so any attachment will be directly to my vest.

2.) If you cut two slots in the back where you want he straps attached, you could probably feed the end through one slot and out the other, but if you do that, I'd suggest leaving room between the two. I don't know how strong your material is, as I am a costuming noob (see signature), But I'd imagine that the closer they are together, the easier it'll be to bend or break in that spot.
The way I'm imagining it, if you have one slot near the top, corresponding to your D ring location, and the other slots halfway down, it'll be holding the pack from the middle, instead of the top, and won't be dangling or move around much. I figure, the more distance between the two anchor points, the more solid it'll be. But I am also not a physics expert.  :P
This is a great WIP, vod!
You are almost on point with what I was thinking, vod, and I am also somewhat worried about the strength of the strip, but I think it should be ok (I hope). I hadn't thought of other straps leading up to the upper D-ring, I will give that some thought, thanks! I was also thinking of making what would essentially be a kidney plate attached to the bottom of the pack. I actually have a photo to kind of show what I am talking about

as you can see in the area I outlined, there appears to be some kind of belt thing that is attached to the pack, and so I was thinking of doing the same thing but instead of a belt just doing a half wraparound/kidney plate type thing that is glued on the pack and that clips to the back half of my vest.
Thanks again for all the positivity everybody! And for that, I will give you all another update!  ;D
Weathering and clearcoat, done!



so the paint is done (I think  :P ) and so I am going to move on to the securing method and just do what I've outlined above and hope for the best. Now I don't know if I will be able to do it this week, as I am going on vacation and have a lot of other projects to do before I go. so if you don't hear from me for a little more than a week, you'll know why  :laugh:

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #48 on: Aug 06, 2015, 06:32 AM »
I would add more black char to the inside of the nozzles

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #49 on: Aug 06, 2015, 07:09 AM »
Great job vod! Paint looks great! It's been really cool to watch this build progress.

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #50 on: Aug 07, 2015, 02:25 AM »
I would add more black char to the inside of the nozzles
actually the whole inside of the nozzles is painted flat black, its just hard to tell in these photos. I may put more on the edges though now that I look at it more
Great job vod! Paint looks great! It's been really cool to watch this build progress.
Thanks vod! I actually just went back through this and it is crazy to think about where this all started, makes my hands hurt just thinking about all the cutting  :laugh:

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #51 on: Aug 18, 2015, 10:11 PM »
I'm back! ;D after spending a week in the Black Hills of South Dakota I'm ready to get back at it!
cut the holes in the back, starting with multiple drill holes

then feed a couple straps through the slits and put the hardware on it

This is what I came up with. I also temporarily attached my D-rings to see how everything sat. Now I think it is too low, but luckily I made the straps adjustable for this very reason.



Now do I need to cover up the D-rings and the clips or is it fine the way it is? also I am still planing on the kidney plate type thing and will be figuring that out soon. so, what do you all think? Anything I missed or does anybody have any suggestions?

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #52 on: Aug 18, 2015, 10:30 PM »
Like you said, it's sitting low. If for approval reasons you have to cover the d rings and clips, I think it would be easy to make small plastic or sintra boxes to slide over them. Or would it be possible to put the d rings inside the vest and feed straps through a hole?

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #53 on: Aug 19, 2015, 04:52 AM »
Definitely raise it up & I would suggest switching out those clips for parachute clips, much easier to use.

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #54 on: Aug 19, 2015, 09:20 AM »
How Funny I leave Tomorrow For , SD and a Trip out West ...  ;D


I Didn't Realize the Scale of this Pack until now .. it's bigger than I expected ...
Now as Far as fit and How it looks Strapped on that's a Matter of Taste but it Does need Something to
make it look Believable as a Jet pack and Not a Box strapped on your Back ...
Well .. I had this Same problem with my Jet pack .... but your Not going to like the fix ..  :-\

I had to Re-cut the Back pannel to a Concave Shape to fit my Back ... But that's me ... :-X

 I think the Straps should Work fine You may Just have to play With the Strap length and or Attachment points.

 Keep up the great Work .. 8)


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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #55 on: Aug 19, 2015, 08:44 PM »
Agreed on the parachute clips.  I disagree with Condar though, especially since this is a cannon build off the reference images in the game. 

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #56 on: Aug 19, 2015, 10:36 PM »
How Funny I leave Tomorrow For , SD and a Trip out West ...  ;D


haha, awesome! Great minds think alike I suppose  :laugh: It's a great place, if you are going near the black hills and need a couple places to visit shoot me a PM and I could recommend a couple places  ;D
Like you said, it's sitting low. If for approval reasons you have to cover the d rings and clips, I think it would be easy to make small plastic or sintra boxes to slide over them. Or would it be possible to put the d rings inside the vest and feed straps through a hole?
I would hesitate to cut holes in my vest to be honest, the material isn't a super strong duck cloth (Its not weak at all either, but I don't know how it would react with a hole in it)
Definitely raise it up & I would suggest switching out those clips for parachute clips, much easier to use.
You know what, parachute clips never even crossed my mind. boy am I glad I haven't sewed the D-rings on my vest yet! I am seriously going to have to consider this, it might negate worrying about covering the clips. Thanks vod!

I Didn't Realize the Scale of this Pack until now .. it's bigger than I expected ...
Now as Far as fit and How it looks Strapped on that's a Matter of Taste but it Does need Something to
make it look Believable as a Jet pack and Not a Box strapped on your Back ...
Well .. I had this Same problem with my Jet pack .... but your Not going to like the fix ..  :-\

I had to Re-cut the Back pannel to a Concave Shape to fit my Back ... But that's me ... :-X

 I think the Straps should Work fine You may Just have to play With the Strap length and or Attachment points.

 Keep up the great Work .. 8)


Thanks for the kind words! However, you are right, I don't like that fix  :laugh: below are a few pictures of the straps shortened and the 'kidney plate' thing. I am also going to be adding a couple things on the sides, so that should break up that boxy monotony look, especially when looking at it from the side.
Agreed on the parachute clips.  I disagree with Condar though, especially since this is a cannon build off the reference images in the game. 
Alright, I think that settles it, parachute clips it is!
Alright, photo time!



I think it already looks better being raised, and with the plate. I was thinking about cutting the plate back to line up with the opening in the vest, or should I leave it the way it is? Oh, I was also planing on putting a belt in the plate and running it through the opening in the vest. any suggestions on attaching the belt? maybe rivets?

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #57 on: Aug 20, 2015, 04:57 AM »
I think it could even go a little higher, and could we possibly see it on you from a side on angle instead of the 3/4 views posted above?

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #58 on: Aug 20, 2015, 11:49 PM »
realy awsome work

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Re: Battlefront jet pack
« Reply #59 on: Aug 21, 2015, 12:52 AM »
Thanks Nimrodt ;D
Alright so I got my parachute clips today and decided to try again


I hope that top photo is good Jorad
still looking for opinions on the plate

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