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boba87fett

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Well… please don’t tell my wife. I had one of those mail days that’s going to make me have to sell some stuff lol

My new found parts Nemrod holster and Pulce 40 arrived!

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And some gorgeous stuff from Dana! He sent me a piece of his found parts cape to compare to my vintage half tent, the most gorgeous toe spikes known to man - lightweight, solid and insanely accurate. He also sent me one of his EE3 slings which was much nicer than the one I made.

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ShortFuse

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Well… please don’t tell my wife. I had one of those mail days that’s going to make me have to sell some stuff lol

My new found parts Nemrod holster and Pulce 40 arrived!

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And some gorgeous stuff from Dana! He sent me a piece of his found parts cape to compare to my vintage half tent, the most gorgeous toe spikes known to man - lightweight, solid and insanely accurate. He also sent me one of his EE3 slings which was much nicer than the one I made.

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Well… it’s definitely not as nice as any of those things.
 

boba87fett

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Put some time into my jetpack today.

Topically painted the yellow with AX acrylic SP Armour Yellow, the base tube on the rocket launcher piece a mixture of AX acrylic Roof Brown and Boxcar Red. Piano keys a mixture of mostly Boxcar Red with a touch of Caboose Red. Thruster Greeblies are Caboose Red.

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boba87fett

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Got some more done. Painted the rectangles on the bottom of the thrusters. I used the AX acrylic Roof Brown and Boxcard Red like on the cylinder below the rocket.

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boba87fett

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Alright, so I‘ve been working on a second set of thrusters for my jetpack that will be made without the tubing for smoke and lighting.

Dakota from MachineCraft Replicas reached out to me and asked if I was interested in trying out his new thruster greeblies with the new hardware based on the original jetpacks. I was happy to agree and check them out!

They will be going into another hollow set of thrusters from Lou at 7CSProps. These thrusters take a considerable amount of time to clean up and assemble. Totally worth it for use with smoke and lighting effects. However, kind of brutal for regular thrusters. They take a lot of work and time to put together.

Dakota is including an accurate method of mounting using the cylinders and short screws for the side greeblies and an inaccurate, but easier way of mounting them using single pointed screws that thread into the back of the side greeblies.

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Inaccurate method on the left. Accurate method on the right:

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The greeblies arrive shinny and need a quick rub down with gray scotchbrite. The side greebly on the left haa been rubbed with the gray scotchbrite pad in the direction of the machining.

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The center greeblie on the left is as it arrives while the one on the right haa been rubbed down with the gray scotchbrite pad.

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And all done here.

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Next was brush painting them with Archive-X acrylic Caboose Red.

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Rough test fit.

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Next it was time to work on the thruster bodies. First I had to bond them - I used JB Weld.

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Then I used Bondo glazing putty to seal the seams.

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I then used red paint on the bottom of the mounting cylinder to identify the proper location when the side greeblies were fitted.

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I Dremeled and drilled out the proper size holes for the greeblie mount and the hardware to secure the thruster to the jetpack body.

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Then I used more JB Weld the reinforce the seams from the inside.

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I installed a mounting screw on the inside of the thruster ball with a nut on the outside of the thruster mounting arm to secure it.

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And mounted the cylinders with JB Weld.

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The thruster comes also needed some work.

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More to follow!
 

boba87fett

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More work on the thrusters. Attached the cones to the cylinder coming off the balls using blue Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty and then E6000. I plan on filling The balls with expanding foam and then sealing this area with some Bondo before putting the thruster discs on.

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Then it was time to test fit the greeblies.

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I decided to go back over all the seams with more glazing putty before giving it another round of sanding and primer.

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Compared to my effects thrusters:

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