I'm putting together a pack right now out of air ducting, and some other miscellaneous metal. My engines are ok, but I'm not overly stoked on them.
I invested a wackload into the rest of the costume trying to get it pretty accurate and it would be a shame if the rocket fell short. I'm pretty confident I can get it to look pretty legit, but we'll see. The harness was a bit of a pain - had to get that custom made.
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very impressive, well done.
Nice work so far man! Can't wait to see this one finished!
I'm curious about what measurements you are using. How accurate do you think this will be?
How heavy is it going to be with the wood pieces?
This will be a touch smaller than the acme pack, my boosters are 6" dia not 7" dia and it's about 1.5" shorter.
This will be a fully slush cast resin kit. No wood will be in the final pack.
I am starting the mold for the booster tomorrow. After the mold is made, I plan to cast two boosters, peg them together and build the center section which will be molded and cast separately.
Same goes for the radiator.
Not a ton to show but... I did start molding the booster
More in a few days I hope.
Finished up my "projects" early today... So as I wait for Silicone to cure, thought I'd do a quick paint test on my first engine pull.
This is just flat black spray paint and brown filler primer with some steel wool buffing.
Found some inflation hose at the dollar store, I'm gonna paint these silver and see what happens...
this is looking awesome! one of these days I'm going to make a Rocketeer jet pack.. or maybe I'll start it anyway and add to my list of unfinished projects lol
anyway, I can't wait to see more
Great work so far MrPinski. Keep us updated.
I wish I had those wood working skills, looks amazing and your so FAST too!
Dude this is sick! Damn you....................................I've been wanting to build one of these for ever nice work bud keep it going!
Thanks guys! Been a pretty slow week due to a lot of Dredd helmets needing to be made and just molding this rocket but alas! I pulled two rockets and am happy to say that I'm pretty... Happy with the mold. These come out with ZERO divots and only a small amount of clean up needed!
These are two castings I pulled today. They are 100% RAW and will be used to build the center of the pack on Monday as I work all day Sunday.
Check them out. (don't mind the color, I went a bit nuts with pigments I got for free from my resin supplier)
Luckily these are just test pulls I will be using for the build (you might notice a few air pockets that got between the mold and the resin, the finals will be worked and cast in a slightly different manner.
Hope you all gig these.