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Old 03-23-2005, 06:39 PM
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OK, I'll go first. These are a few of the half-finished rockets in my closet.
I'm posting the pictures in the hope that it'll embarass me into finishing them
within the next few weeks. If on or two of you guys would throw a "How're those rockets commin' along , there, Sean?" I'd appreciate it.
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:26 PM
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The Space Plane is on my list, but has only been there for a week or so. I like the FSI kits. What are they?
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:35 PM
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The Space Plane is on my list, but has only been there for a week or so. I like the FSI kits. What are they?



The one on the left is the Excalibur. The other one is a Estes kit, the name of which escapes me at the moment. Note the different lengths of the cones on the side pods of the Excalibur. FSI had some problems with their quality control.

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Old 03-23-2005, 07:38 PM
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The Space Plane is on my list, but has only been there for a week or so. I like the FSI kits. What are they?



That Space Plane has been 'on the bench' since 1993. All it really needs is the skid on the bottom, the elastic for the elevons, a launch lug and paint.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:02 PM
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I have been flying my 1967 vintage space plane since rejoining the hobby last may.

I have a 13mm spaceplane ready that only needs paint and elastic.

And a MMX spaceplane that only needs launching!


As to what projects I am working on....

I have a clone of the Centuri SST Shuttle 95% complete. Needs sealer and paint.

I always wanted one as a companion to my Estes Orbital Transporter.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:28 AM
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Just off the top of my head.......
1. Estes Andromeda - Summer 2001
2. BFTP Space Shuttle - Fall 2001
3. Shrox Icarus - Fall 2001
4. MPC Flare Patriot - Fall 2001
5. MPC Space Twins - Winter 2001
6. Estes S.W.A.T. - Spring 2002
7. Mercury Little Joe (conversion from Estes Mercury Redstone) - Summer 2002
8. Apollo Little Joe (Apogee capsule) - Fall 2002
9. Blossom V-2 - Winter 2002
10. Estes Alien Invader - Spring 2003
11. Custom Dynamic Carrier - Spring 2003
12. Rocketpad Astron Invader - Summer 2003
13. Semroc Laser X - Winter 2004
14. Estes Big Dawg - Spring 2004
15. Rocketpad Gyroc - Spring 2004
16. Cosmik Debris - Summer 2004
17. Custom Satellite Drone - Fall 2004
18. FlisKits Farscape - Winter 2004
19. Semroc Space Plane - Spring 2005
20. Sigma Black Brant variant - Spring 2005

Most of these I have construction pics of, but I have to find them. In several cases, something about the kit either turned out badly or scared me, causing me to abandon the project until I grew a new pair.
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:57 AM
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Hmm... what's on my build table? Lets see...

I've got a Semroc Sky Hook that just needs paint.
There's a modified Sky Dart (diff shape to wings, tail and nose) that I'm sanding and sealing.
An Estes Nighthawk in search of a boost pod (and S&S).
A Maxi Alpha that still needs some fins.
A downscaled Estes Aerofin (BT-5 wrap, MMX powered) that still needs its fins.
And an upscale X-ray on which I just finished the transition. Made the transition out of cardstock, and the super glue coating is drying even as I type this. I found some fluorescent light shield tubes that are almost perfect for a BT-60 (the nose will need a bit of shimming, but it isn't so big that it falls through. I'm using a Stormcaster nose for this rocket.

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Old 03-25-2005, 12:00 AM
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Interceptor clone Fall 2003 - finally getting decaled
Scissor-Wing Transport clone- summer 2001 - half built
Semroc Laser-X - summer 2003? - white paint done
Estes Sprite clone - summer 2000??? needs filling and painting
Missile Toe clone - fall 2004 - just needs chute
Proton Zond scratch - needs nose weight and chute
Energia/Buran conversion from Estes Space Shuttle - spring 2001? - Energia done, mostly. messed up Buran and waiting for new sheet styrene for vacuum forming
Estes Mercury Redstone spring 199?- cloned using merc capsule parts. painted, but dullcoat yellowed, so I am going to use the paper wraps downloaded free to redo it.

unbuilt:
Estes Saturn V
1/100 Saturn 1B clone, have most of the parts
Estes Outlander to Mars Lander conversion (have BT from R2-D2)
Estes Gemini Titan clone
Estes Space Shuttle Columbia to Buran conversion (got used Columbia off eBay)

Drew Tomko
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:18 AM
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Interceptor clone Fall 2003 - finally getting decaled
Estes Sprite clone - summer 2000??? needs filling and painting
Missile Toe clone - fall 2004 - just needs chute


I've had the Interceptor parts cut out ever since I bought the nose cone, pods and tail piece from Moldin' Oldies back in 2002 or 2003. My attempt at a Sprite is sitting on the shelf above my computer and dates back to 2002. I had trouble making the small balsa parts that go on the outside of the ring fit correctly and got discouraged.
I'd love to see a pic of the Missle Toe clone. Better yet, can you send the patterns to Scott? I don't think they're available anywhere yet.
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Old 03-25-2005, 02:18 AM
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I just finished building a Semroc SLS Scorpion kit.

Now all I have to do is come up with a paint scheme for it.

Bob
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