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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2011, 01:51:18 pm »
Dangerously Ostentatious Rocket Kreators Society    has a nice ring to it.  Trying to find a suitable tank myself. 
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #101 on: April 12, 2011, 04:05:41 pm »
Beware of the DORKS.  Somehow that's just not right.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #102 on: April 20, 2011, 01:08:41 am »
Maduncle:
Just got my Number 1.  Many, many thanks!  I'll post some pictures in a few days. 

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #103 on: April 20, 2011, 06:51:20 am »
Maduncle:
Just got my Number 1.  Many, many thanks!  I'll post some pictures in a few days. 

yeah, recieved Number 4 ! thanks!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2011, 08:25:43 am »
I am now the proud owner of a large number 2.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2011, 08:38:41 am »
I am now the proud owner of a large number 2.

:)

Well done! Shake twice and don't forget to put the seat down.  ;D
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Back on topic, nice rocket packs everyone!
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2011, 09:13:31 am »
I am now the proud owner of a large number 2.

:)

Lovely..thanks for sharing!

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2011, 09:48:05 am »
I am now the proud owner of a large number 2.

:)

Lovely..thanks for sharing!


thihihi, he said number two.  ;D

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2011, 11:04:49 am »

And to complete the picture - I was recently seen sporting my rocket pack in public with number three attached.



(Although the three is on the other side!)
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2011, 12:26:24 pm »
Why do I keep thinking of cigarette cards?
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2011, 12:42:22 pm »
That's tight, Smaggers, keep adding to your workload...

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2011, 12:46:42 pm »
What is a cigarette card?  Is that like a baseball card?

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #112 on: April 20, 2011, 01:21:58 pm »
What is a cigarette card?  Is that like a baseball card?

Cigarette cards were collectable cards that used to come free inside packets of cigarettes (not surprisingly given their name). They  stopped doing it years ago and so  full sets of cigarette cards are now very collectable. They would come in a variety of themes like sports men of the day (Footballers, cricketers and rugby players mostly)..vintage cars..planes..flags of all nations..and military uniforms for example. They were slightly smaller than baseball cards usually measuring about one and a half inches by about three inches.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #113 on: April 20, 2011, 02:25:50 pm »
Fairly particular style of illustration as well, usually watercolour line and wash, or pastel, or hand tinted photos.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #114 on: April 25, 2011, 06:14:38 pm »
Player's Airforce Cut??

Some things can only be one colour.


A light dusting of weathered BRG added to the pack frame and some added mesh work to keep the hot bits away from the tender regions.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #115 on: April 25, 2011, 10:27:07 pm »
I am about to embark on a mission to create a rocket pack...
it will be a prop (there will be 3 of them) in a home theater I'm working on
that is based on an airship.
My drawings are usually just kind of a starting place for my pieces and
I'm sure this one will be no different!


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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #116 on: April 26, 2011, 12:40:28 am »
pyxlboy - Welcome to the Rocket Pack Collective.
Based on your sign, you should have no problem creating a great rocket pack.  Looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #117 on: April 26, 2011, 04:15:47 am »
Another photo of my second rocket pack with the helmet I made for use in the test flight photos.  I have since changed the color scheme on the helmet a little. Not sure if I like it.  My third rocket packet is almost complete. Just waiting for the paint to dry so I can attach the straps.


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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #118 on: April 26, 2011, 05:31:10 am »
He's got THREE!!??

'Mister President!! We cannot allow  a Rocket Pack Gap!!'
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #119 on: April 26, 2011, 07:53:17 am »
half the fun for the cig cards would be the branding on the other side.
a lung full of whimsy, along with that warm medicinal curing action of all that healthful smoke. everyone knows coughing is good for you, most invigorating!

I have been totally blocked on making a pack, can't find anything that looks even remotely rocketish. bah humbug.

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #120 on: April 26, 2011, 10:30:32 am »
half the fun for the cig cards would be the branding on the other side.
a lung full of whimsy, along with that warm medicinal curing action of all that healthful smoke. everyone knows coughing is good for you, most invigorating!

I have been totally blocked on making a pack, can't find anything that looks even remotely rocketish. bah humbug.

Brass fire extinguishers are good for cylinders.

Brass chandeliers are good for trumpets and pipework.

I love the new ideas that are flying around on this thread - I look forward to issuing more numbers to new rocket packs (and yes people with three packs can have more numbers!).

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #121 on: April 26, 2011, 11:11:15 am »
Or, buy a real jet pack and paint it brass. Add a few fake gears and you're done.
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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #122 on: April 26, 2011, 11:47:25 am »
Well, that looks both practical and affordable!

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I've tried my hand at some brass etching, so It's fairly inevitable that my pack will have a nice brass makers plate...

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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2011, 03:58:26 pm »
Here is my rocket pack number three on its display stand.  I was inspired by Maduncles use of red.  This is made from muffler parts and candlesticks. It is the smallest and simplest of the three.  This one is designed to be test fired like my second rocket pack.





Here are the three of them together.



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Re: The rocket pack collective thread
« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2011, 04:53:48 pm »
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I love the new ideas that are flying around on this thread - I look forward to issuing more numbers to new rocket packs (and yes people with three packs can have more numbers!).


I thought that the consensus was that the nimbers should be issued as a registration of builders, rather than individual rocket packs.

I think it makes more sense to have the racer, rather than the rocket, determine the reg. number for the series.

I guess I would agree.  Never mind my previous.
Thanks!

In my humble opinion, that would be the best way.


I now have almost all of the components that I need. I just have to wait until I can afford some paint and plumbing parts, a fan and metal flower bowl, before I start putting my creation together.