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Old 04-12-2005, 12:42 AM
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Nice. I've always been a fan of the Rogue. I had a buddy who had one in 1977, but he insisted on calling it the Rouge.
I've been wondering if he painted it (pause for dramatic effect) RED instead of orange.

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Old 04-12-2005, 01:13 AM
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I've been wondering if he painted it (pause for dramatic effect) RED instead of orange.

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As a matter of fact, yes, but the name didn't spring out of sophistication. More like stupidity. (This is a guy that called spaghetti "busketti" from the time I knew him.)
He painted it red and black because his family had a garage full of those colors just like the rest of us. (Although pearl pink and army green would have made for some butt-ugly rockets. Good thing I got that deal on Rocket Red.)

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Old 04-12-2005, 08:50 AM
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The inspiration is the 1966 catalog. Page 21 gives the best amount of B/W detail of all of the 1960's catalogs (In other years, this pic is a but fuzzier. at least in my catalogs)


http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...66/66est20.html

And the back cover gave me the colors:

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...s66/66estb.html

I realize that these colors very may well be retouched, but they look good to me!! I also left off the Stars and bars as I believe that it is incongruous with the rest of the design.

Although, as a kid, I decaled the Stars and Bars on everything!!

The roll patterns are my design based on the catalog photos. I also believe that I will add this to the Excelsior line of decals in the near future.

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Old 04-12-2005, 10:58 AM
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The inspiration is the 1966 catalog. Page 21 gives the best amount of B/W detail of all of the 1960's catalogs (In other years, this pic is a but fuzzier. at least in my catalogs)

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...66/66est20.html

And the back cover gave me the colors:

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...s66/66estb.html

The roll patterns are my design based on the catalog photos. I also believe that I will add this to the Excelsior line of decals in the near future.

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How could I have possibly forgotten the picture with the purple Cobra???

Thanks for the pointers...


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Nice. I've always been a fan of the Rogue. I had a buddy who had one in 1977, but he insisted on calling it the Rouge.


Did he call it that, or just spell it that way?
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:16 PM
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It's what he called it. I don't think his interest held out long enough for him to have a reason to write it down. (1/2 a launch.)
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It's what he called it. I don't think his interest held out long enough for him to have a reason to write it down. (1/2 a launch.)

Heh, how do you do half a launch? Press the button and walk away?
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:52 PM
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Ahh, humor!
I consider it half a launch because he only paid attention for half the time the rest of us were there. I think there were seven of us that launched that day. Three of us maintained our interest for the entire time and then some. Two others launched a couple of times, then were itching to leave. The other two, one of whom was my brother, discovered "piggybacking" grasshoppers and after one flight, spent the rest of the day walking around stomping on them.
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:30 AM
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Heh, how do you do half a launch? Press the button and walk away?
Only if you're halfway paying attention.

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Old 04-15-2005, 12:34 AM
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How could I have possibly forgotten the picture with the purple Cobra???
Craig,
It looks pink to me, as does the Astron Space Plane. But yeah, that color choice doesn't really seem very... manly.

*Les* Manley, perhaps.

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