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  1. #1
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    Estes Gemini Titan

    I've recently acquired an Estes Gemini Titan (#1978). The construction appears to be straight forward. However, the finishing seems to be almost too simple. For those that have built this rocket, do you have any tips or tricks to make it's appearance pop...above and beyond what is listed in the instructions?

    Thanks.

    Last edited by Night Tripper; 28th February 2009 at 03:21 AM. Reason: add image
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    Gemini Titan built

    Here are three pictures of my recently completed Estes Gemini Titan. It is one of my favorite Estes rockets because it looks way cool! I think now it's time to clone the K-21!!!
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  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Tripper View Post
    I've recently acquired an Estes Gemini Titan (#1978). The construction appears to be straight forward. However, the finishing seems to be almost too simple. For those that have built this rocket, do you have any tips or tricks to make it's appearance pop...above and beyond what is listed in the instructions?

    Thanks.

    Jonathan,
    unfortunately the instructions for this kit are incorrect (IMHO).
    In step 7 you should mark the tube with a paper ruler 1 1/4'' from the raised line on the lock ring. Don't do it. 3/4'' are enough. This is very important when it comes to the correct positioning of the decals.
    In step 12 you should mask off the white areas. The upper 1 1/4'' wide stripe must be 8 5/8'' from the rear end of the tube (instead of 8'').
    The paint scheme of the model on the front panel is wrong. Titan #12558 (= Gemini 4) didn't have a khaki ring on the capsule. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._4_-_Start.jpg)
    Be careful with the decals. One of the four black rectangles is a bit wider. It's the one that should cover the supply line. Test whether the wrap-around decal with the dots fits (supply line!).
    Hope this was useful!

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by comet79 View Post
    Here are three pictures of my recently completed Estes Gemini Titan. It is one of my favorite Estes rockets because it looks way cool! I think now it's time to clone the K-21!!!

    Wow, that is great detailing!
    How much of that was standard and how much did you add on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pem Tech View Post
    Wow, that is great detailing!
    How much of that was standard and how much did you add on?
    I didn't add anything that doesn't belong to the original kit. So all the parts and decals are standard. However, I sealed the seams of the body tube as this is a scale model.

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    Thumbs up

    Absolutely great looking rocket
    fred

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