1:100 scale Mercury Redstone

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  1. Dec 11, 2019 #31

    kuririn

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    Done (mostly). The vinyl wrap really makes this pop.
    Just need to do some touch up brush work (red on the aerospike and top of the tower, black on the ring at the tower base) and sharpie the black areas on the fin can.
    Will give a flight report whenever I get to launch this baby.
    :eggnog:
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    Very very nice.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2019 #33

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    (new guy alert) I want one of these as a non-flyer next to my 4D Famemaster Saturn V. But where do you get the BT-19 tube? Semroc's site didn't seem to work and the next site down was from Australia!

    (This is not complete sacrilege - I have the larger Estes Mercury Redstone kit that I'll be asking about as I start the build, and it will fly.)
     
  4. Dec 30, 2019 #34

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    Get it from eRockets:
    http://www.erockets.biz/bt-19/
    You will need about 6".
     
  5. Dec 30, 2019 #35

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    Much thanks! That is quite American! And very inexpensive. Don't know how I missed it.

    As well. my compliements to you on a very nice build!
     
  6. Dec 30, 2019 #36

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    A "blast from the past" . . . "Project Argosy", built by Greg Browning and Jim Tucci, in 1976 ( 5 Estes D12's and 2 FSI F7 "Steam Machines" in the Boosters ). The top section resembled a NERVA unit . . . Yes, it was "outside the legal limits", back then.

    For the record, the flight was "unsuccessful", but spectacular !

    Dave F.

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    Kuririn, you drink Seltzer Water out of a can?
    Only thing I've use such water for is 1:4 with Jameson's to bring out the fruity after taste.
    Or Amaredo Slammers (sometimes used 7up). Which makes a sticky mess. Found my socks stuck to the kitchen floor the next morning.
     
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    Yeah, doctor wanted me to cut the carbs and lower my triglycerides. Was drinking 5 to 6 cans of soda per day. Subbed flavored seltzer water. Same fizz, same fruitiness, no sweetness and sugar.
    He also wanted me to exercise more/lose weight. One out of two ain't bad.;)
     
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    I got on the scale 2 days ago. I dropped a few more pounds. Down to 212, from a little over a year ago at 280.
    Darn BP is still awful high still. Been doing my routines from PT, getting stronger, still a lot of pain though.
    And I gave up drinking some time ago. I realized there is quite a bit of my past I just don't remember?
     
  10. Jan 2, 2020 #40

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    Ah, the weight thing. I could sure use to drop 40 and here is the New Year! Blood Pressure, cholesterol... getting older is not for the faint of heart! But I push a mouse 8 hours a day, you ought to see how fit my double-clicking index finger is!

    Now what on earth is that monstrosity posted by Dave up there? Unsuccessful but spectacular?! I'll bet! All that weight in the back end, you'd have needed a lot of fin to get that bad boy stable. I like the launch platform and tower, though, very nice!

    I had a friend of a friend do that to me once, I was about 15. He brought this half-cocked thing made from a cardboard tube and insisted he'd tested it for stability, and I looked at it and thought "no...", and sure enough it tipped over right of the rod and zipped all over the sky, ended up in some guy's yard and he was NOT happy.
     
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    that is awesome!! well done!!

     
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    I as well are basing my collection of scale roockets on 1/100 size. Even though against my old school sentiments about rocket kits containing large amounts of manufactured plastic parts I went ahead and purchased some of the Boyce kits, namely the Saturn 1, SA5 and SA7 and a few parts for the Saturn 1B. I must say these are very nice partial kits. I other words you supply body tubes and paint. Everything went together perfectly. These are easy to complete. Highly recommended. My only complaint is it doesn't satisfy my TRUE scratch built rocket urges. -T
     
  13. Jan 20, 2020 #43

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    Anybody that could scratch-build an ACCURATE 1:100 scale of an of those would have me wondering if they were fully human or if maybe some super race really had invaded from outer space! Yow! I have an acquaintance that wants to learn how to fly a drone (quadcopter) by actually controlling all 4 motors, and I think unless he can split his brain into 4 pieces that still function, he'll be going through a lot of drone parts. While I truly respect your scratch built urges and abilities, well, I guess we agree there are limits! Thanks for the recommendation!
     

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