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View Poll Results: Which vintage Estes poster do you prefer?
The Saturn 1B on the Tiltapad. 24 92.31%
The Saturn V image. 2 7.69%
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:57 AM
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I grew up in Aurora. LOTS of huge, open spaces to fly rockets on back then.

Us Easterners have been watching our wide open spaces revert to woodland. Big fields are hard to find.


I really like that 1977 Estes Catalog Starlab poster.
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This one is my favorite.
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I think I have a good scan of that somewhere..... let me look.

That would be great. IIRC, I made my poster by using a catalog image and doing a lot of photoshopping. It is just a bit fuzzy blown up.
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This one is my favorite.

That one needs scanning in too!
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That would be great. IIRC, I made my poster by using a catalog image and doing a lot of photoshopping. It is just a bit fuzzy blown up.


Here's the one I scanned and spliced together with Photoshop. I may have a larger image at home. I'll check tonight.
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...ter_resized.pdf

Scott also has these other posters,
Orbital Transport poster
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...r/OT_Poster.pdf

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http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...Poster/mrhq.pdf
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[QUOTE=Eagle3]Here's the one I scanned and spliced together with Photoshop. I may have a larger image at home. I'll check tonight.
http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...ter_resized.pdf

That may be what I started with instead of the catalog cover. I remember spending a lot of time on it.
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This one is my favorite.


That is a great catalog cover (1971 catalog with Interceptor). A friend of mine several years ago talked about this catalog a lot. It was the first one he ever looked thru. And like many of us, ended up having a dog-eared copy from endless hours of thumbing thru that first catalog.

I was buying Estes catalogs on eBay and found that catalog. I bought it for him and gave it to him on his birthday. I am sure he had a tear in his eye upon seeing it, and I probably would have had a similar reaction. For me it's the 1964, but eBay prices are just crazy when one appears.

Another popular catalog for me is the 1970, with the Orbital Transport on it. I am currently finishing up a scratch-built Super Orbital Transport. I just put decals on it today, and will clearcoat tomorrow, one day prior to leaving for NSL. I'll post a picture of it on the NSL thread.
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The '71 catalog cover is one of my favorites. I finished an Interceptor E with one of John Pursley's wraps, and I felt a strong urge to recreate the cover.

I found the same background image on NASA'a photo archive, and I did my best to duplicate the lighting angle.

I think it turned out okay.....


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The '71 catalog cover is one of my favorites. I finished an Interceptor E with one of John Pursley's wraps, and I felt a strong urge to recreate the cover.

I found the same background image on NASA'a photo archive, and I did my best to duplicate the lighting angle.

I think it turned out okay.....


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That's pretty awesome!
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