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  1. #1
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    ACME inspired rocket

    Thought some of you might like my latest scratch build.
    its another mini engined backyard flyer.
    I planned on just using a long stick for stability, but chickened out haha.

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    Sweet!
    Very KEWL Acme rocket!
    Keep em Flyin Micronzied
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    Thanks micromeister!
    GlenP that's exactly what I was going for.

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    I'm in the mood to invent a word. Now there's a shiny toonmissile.
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    Looks very nice. I especially like the way you created the ropes.

    The fins appear to have a grain oriented parallel to the rocket. That is very possibly a trick of the light or the fins may be plywood (I can't tell); could you clarify?
    I ask as having such a grain direction weakens the fins to bending and could result in them breaking during flight.

    On a separate note, would it be possible to launch with the stick going through a tube as a guide?

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    Nice build. I think I might have to upscale this sometime
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    Incongruent: the grains not entirely parallel, most of what you see is brush strokes from the acrylic paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amsterdam View Post
    Incongruent: the grains not entirely parallel, most of what you see is brush strokes from the acrylic paint.
    Okay, thanks for clarifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incongruent View Post
    Okay, thanks for clarifying.
    You're welcome. I used acyrilic craft paints mixed with elmers glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amsterdam View Post
    You're welcome. I used acyrilic craft paints mixed with elmers glue.
    I will try adding glue to my acrylic paint next time I use it. I had some issues with adhesion when I did the steampunk rocket, though the issue may be an incompatibility with the material. (metal foil)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incongruent View Post
    I will try adding glue to my acrylic paint next time I use it. I had some issues with adhesion when I did the steampunk rocket, though the issue may be an incompatibility with the material. (metal foil)
    Its a trick i learned when i was painting ABS plastic. 40 glue / 60 paint ratio.

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    Very nice build. I love the firecracker/ 4th of July looking rockets. Heres one I made awhile back. The NC is the top off of a bird feeder that was a barn w/silo.
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    Thats a good looking rocket scottydog. Love the use of the birdfeeder top.

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    Joker tried to launch Batgirl on one of those: (classic Batman & Robin TV series, RIP Adam West)

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