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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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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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Incongruent: the grains not entirely parallel, most of what you see is brush strokes from the acrylic paint.
 

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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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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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