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Old 09-24-2014, 05:19 PM
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Thanks much, Foamy. I can't say enough about Excelsior's decals. They really finish the clone nicely.
In fact, having lost the above Defender at my first Fall club launch, I immediately cloned another. Just received Sandman's decals for that and they are terrific as well.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:24 PM
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After beating the heck out of my last Semroc Goblin, I just completed a clone body to go with the existing nose cone. First launch last Saturday, extra long shock cord, resulted in a strike on and crumpling of the top of the body tube. Still flyable, so I have that going for me.
With this clone completed, I have a couple of questions about my next two builds. (Is it bad to be building two at a time? My fleet is making inroads on most of the floor space around here.) 1) A 1:1.54 Goblin upscale, using a perfect ST-20 tube and beautiful upscale nose cone from Sandman. I'd like to make this a two D engine cluster. Does anyone know where I could order such an engine mount for an ST-20 tube? 2) A standard Wolverine clone, again props to Gordon for the quality nose cone. Does anyone know off the top of their head the thickness of the original Wolverine's balsa?
As usual, thanks for the help!
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After beating the heck out of my last Semroc Goblin, I just completed a clone body to go with the existing nose cone. First launch last Saturday, extra long shock cord, resulted in a strike on and crumpling of the top of the body tube. Still flyable, so I have that going for me.
With this clone completed, I have a couple of questions about my next two builds. (Is it bad to be building two at a time? My fleet is making inroads on most of the floor space around here.) 1) A 1:1.54 Goblin upscale, using a perfect ST-20 tube and beautiful upscale nose cone from Sandman. I'd like to make this a two D engine cluster. Does anyone know where I could order such an engine mount for an ST-20 tube? 2) A standard Wolverine clone, again props to Gordon for the quality nose cone. Does anyone know off the top of their head the thickness of the original Wolverine's balsa?
As usual, thanks for the help!


Sucks for the Goblin. I did the same thing you did, made a new body to go with the old nose cone. It was yellow, then orange, then yellow again. Still doesn't have the decal.
Geez, I wish I only built two at a time.
I thought the Wolverine balsa was 3/32". I've never gotten one to fly without a wiggle. Something about that fin setup.
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VERY Nice Defender clone.
I need to build one of those along with a Skybolt.
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Next, from a Crossfire kit, a clone of the Black Brandt III. Personally, though, I call it the Jeffy Jeep Special, because he was kind enough to provide me with his fin pattern. Also, this is the first time I used floor polish in finishing, a technique I picked up from his threads.

"Photo NOT by Jeffy Jeep". Now THAT's funny!

Great builds! The Defender has been one of my favorite sport flyers ever since the kit was introduced. I've built a few of them, but I never thought about bashing a CC express kit. I've always done them completely from scratch since the parts are all quite common. What kind of blue did you use?

As for the BBIII, I was dancing in the streets when the Crossfire kit came out--making the BBIII PNC and nozzle obtainable.
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Those are some great looking rockets! The cd was a great bonus chuckle!
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Thanks, all.

Fish: No worries. I'll just re-re-clone the body. Still need to buy a new one from Semroc.

GH: I don't really remember the Skybolt from back in the day, but checking the catalog it looks pretty cool. Bet it's a good flyer, too.

Jeff and Kimble: Glad you enjoyed the cd. I was tempted to post a blurb along with that one. "Has been outside, has flown more times than I can count and has been handled more than a college cheerleader." Discretion, discretion.

I believe the blue was Testor's rattle can flat blue, plus dull coat.
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Astron Avenger clone. Semroc parts, Sandman decal.
Hasn't flown yet, but soon.
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BMS Cobra clone. I've always liked this design, but never built it as a cluster until now. It's flown three times at da club, each on C6-7s, using a 12 inch chute. Flies great.
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Renegade clone, Sandman decals. I love this one on an E9-6.
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