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Old 09-23-2018, 08:19 PM
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Those are some really nice looking tools.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:33 PM
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Thanks, I know a guy who makes 'em.

If anyone is interested I can do a step by step "how it's made".

It's surprisingly easy to do.

Really, it's not hard, for me anyway.


Gord,

I think it would be nice to see. Iíve been a woodworker since I got my first taste of working with wood in junior high woodshop class. (You have to be old to be familiar with woodshops in public schools!)

I bought a lathe, finally, almost 10 years ago, probably as a result of seeing your work, and actually getting a Pershing nose cone from you. Now Iím not advocating everyone quit buying custom turnings from you, and go buy a lathe! But for anyone that enjoys woodworking, the lathe is an incredibly fun tool to use. I turned nose cones as a kid using my dadís 1/4Ē single speed electric drill. Itís hard to describe the phenomenal step-up that a lathe represents. Iíve added some canopies to balsa nose cones, both commercially-available, and custom-turned, but a tutorial from you would be helpful to a lot of modelers here, I think.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:51 PM
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Gord,

I think it would be nice to see. Iíve been a woodworker since I got my first taste of working with wood in junior high woodshop class. (You have to be old to be familiar with woodshops in public schools!)

I bought a lathe, finally, almost 10 years ago, probably as a result of seeing your work, and actually getting a Pershing nose cone from you. Now Iím not advocating everyone quit buying custom turnings from you, and go buy a lathe! But for anyone that enjoys woodworking, the lathe is an incredibly fun tool to use. I turned nose cones as a kid using my dadís 1/4Ē single speed electric drill. Itís hard to describe the phenomenal step-up that a lathe represents. Iíve added some canopies to balsa nose cones, both commercially-available, and custom-turned, but a tutorial from you would be helpful to a lot of modelers here, I think.



I like that more people are learning how to use a lathe especially for rocket uses, but along the way you will pick up so many more things than just making nose cones.

My progress today involved decals for my upscale Falcon Commander.

Yes...they have lines in them! I don't care...it's...battle damage...yeah, that's it.

I really can't show you anything yet. I'm waiting for the primer to be really really cured. I could't find any of my regular Rustolium High Built primer I'm used to.

Not sure why all the hardware stores change it all the time, it must be their distributors.

The decal will be a "tribute" to the United States Space Force!


I am working on two step by step project nose cones The PNC-50SP upscale and an upscale Manta Bomber nose cone.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:39 PM
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Finally finished!

BT-60 main body, Metallic Black Testor's paint , gold decals and 24mm motor mount.

I couldn't get my camera to focus on the USSF logo on the tail so I added the logo from my T-shirt. Only, all gold no yellow and no red white and blue.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:27 PM
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Very nice Gord
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:37 PM
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Nice! The all gold decals give it a X-15 vibe.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:47 AM
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Very nice! Been trying to decide what to do with my unbuilt Estes PSII E2X Trajector - the first one flies great - if a BT60 Falcon Commander is good then a bigger one is even better.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:02 AM
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Very nice! Been trying to decide what to do with my unbuilt Estes PSII E2X Trajector - the first one flies great - if a BT60 Falcon Commander is good then a bigger one is even better.


Great idea. I too have a Trajector, just awaiting some alternate build. I just cannot build it stock.
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That came out great! It does have an X15 flavor.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:32 AM
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That came out great! It does have an X15 flavor.



Well, I'm glad everyone seems to like it.

I was afraid it might come out looking like Trump Tower.
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