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  1. Formerly Tempus RPF Premium Member Dave Porter's Avatar
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    Nov 1, 2011, 8:42 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 10/10 #101

    Truly a thing of beauty.

    Well done.

    I need to find one of those kits one day.
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    Nov 28, 2011, 5:57 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #102

    It's been a while since I have been able to get in the shop and work on this, but today I was finally back.

    It is all but finished:

    Work done today:
    -Rocket tips painted using "Alclad Polished Brass"
    -Black line under rocket tips hand-painted (too much hassle to tape off and airbrush, paintbrushing was the better option IMO)
    -Radiator detailed using black pinstripe tape
    -Vent grills glued into place
    -Fan glued into place
    -Engine flaps, engines, radiator screwed into place

    Work to be done:
    -Order and attach gas springs to engine flaps
    -Purchase and glue into place mesh screen behind the small openings under the radiator
    -Design and build display stand
    -Have the harness custom made

    Here are the photos. Enjoy







  3. Finhead is offline Finhead
    Nov 28, 2011, 6:08 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #103

    Looking awesome great attention to detail. I am going to have to break down eventually and buy a kit I do believe.
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    Nov 28, 2011, 6:48 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #104

    Finhead said: View Post
    Looking awesome great attention to detail. I am going to have to break down eventually and buy a kit I do believe.
    My gratitude for the kind words
    I'm looking forward to getting the last few details worked out and getting this baby home - but first I REALLY need to design and build a suitable display stand so it has somewhere to "live" when I get it home.
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    Nov 28, 2011, 6:58 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #105

    Beautiful.

    Simply beautiful.

    Well done!
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    Nov 28, 2011, 7:39 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #106

    Tempus said: View Post
    Beautiful.

    Simply beautiful.

    Well done!
    It's an expensive kit, however if you have alot of love for this movie and this prop it will be worth it.
    Getting it to where it is now was all a labor of love and glad I only had to do it all once - I can't imagine doing this again!
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    Nov 28, 2011, 11:08 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #107

    Truly sensational!!

    Warmest congratulations mate….

    Highest regards

    MARK
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    Nov 28, 2011, 11:15 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #108

    GeneralFROSTY said: View Post



    Wait a sec.....

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    Nov 29, 2011, 12:01 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #109

    Looks Awesome Frosty, great job!

    Where to put it was an issue I had with mine as well, ended up mounting it on the wall.
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    Nov 29, 2011, 12:34 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #110

    Thank you so much for the kind words everyone!
    And Brad, I will assume you like it too despite being compared to Corey Feldman haha!
    If I had his career as an actor, I'd be happy - Im going to be stuck doing dinner theater for a while until I get "discovered".....
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    Nov 29, 2011, 1:20 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #111

    GeneralFROSTY said: View Post
    And Brad, I will assume you like it too despite being compared to Corey Feldman haha!
    If I had his career as an actor, I'd be happy - Im going to be stuck doing dinner theater for a while until I get "discovered".....
    Oh hell yeah. I am not a Rocketeer fan but this pack is SICK!! Plus I wouldn't mind having had Feldmans career OR his ex-wife:

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    Nov 29, 2011, 9:14 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #112

    I'll take that.
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    Nov 29, 2011, 9:59 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #113

    Such a beautiful thing!
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    Nov 30, 2011, 10:58 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #114

    I'm going to have to build a crate with foam fitting inside to get it home. I have to keep it safe until I have the time to build a display stand for it.
  15. Finhead is offline Finhead
    Nov 30, 2011, 11:00 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #115

    Just fly home with it. Looks like it could do it, seriously great build.
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    Nov 30, 2011, 11:07 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #116

    Finhead said: View Post
    Just fly home with it. Looks like it could do it, seriously great build.
    Thank you so much!
    Since I'm going to have to take off the engine flaps anyway to attach the gas springs, I was thinking I just may go ahead and heat weather the flaps.
    I know it will get some flat black but I was thinking of doing that metallic blue look on the outskirts of the black.
    Does anyone have any recommendations for the color scheme of the heat weathering?
    Example pictures would be appreciated.
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    Dec 1, 2011, 2:06 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #117

    I have the paints to help you do this if you don't.


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    Dec 1, 2011, 7:33 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #118

    the one prop ive been putting off for like forever
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    Dec 1, 2011, 3:18 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #119

    nice job.. the pack looks great!
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    Dec 1, 2011, 10:13 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #120

    So I'm looking for a flat black center, with the edges going from blue to purple to yellow.
    Id like to make it as subtle as possible, so the look I want will have more flat black but Aaron, if you have the paints I could use them.
    Hit me up sometime...
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    Dec 1, 2011, 11:02 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #121

    words...do not...describe
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    Dec 2, 2011, 1:25 AM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #122

    GeneralFROSTY said: View Post
    So I'm looking for a flat black center, with the edges going from blue to purple to yellow.
    Id like to make it as subtle as possible, so the look I want will have more flat black but Aaron, if you have the paints I could use them.
    Hit me up sometime...
    The next Monday I have off is Jan 2nd :/ Is that absolutely the only day in the week you can go to the shop?
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    Dec 2, 2011, 12:11 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #123

    TridCloudwalker said: View Post
    The next Monday I have off is Jan 2nd :/ Is that absolutely the only day in the week you can go to the shop?
    Unless I drive up myself on weekday evenings or Sundays - Mondays are the only day we typically do not have a perfomance at the theater so I hitch a ride with my pops to the shop.
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    Dec 2, 2011, 12:37 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #124

    Can't say it enough, Absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to seeing how the harness comes out and is attatched.
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    Dec 2, 2011, 1:36 PM - Re: Acme ROCKETEER Rocketpack kit build PICS 11/28 #125

    Talyn626 said: View Post
    Can't say it enough, Absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to seeing how the harness comes out and is attatched.
    Speaking of the harness, I'm going to need some help there.
    I have a professional leather worker all lined up to replicate it for me, but right now I need as many reference photos as I can get my hands on.
    I have found several decent ones through Google and Yahoo image searches, but I am going to NEED someone to adivse on some of the details like how exactly the harness should attach to the pack (this way, the leatherworker can make appropriate design elements to accomidate the bolts that will hold the harness to the pack)
    Also, I am on the lookout for suitable buckles to use.
    As we all know, the waist buckle used on the original is about as rare as an item can get, so I will need an appropriate "close enough" alternative.
    Any and all help is appreciated.

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