Annother Baby Bertha Bash

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Stymye

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yet annother thing to do with the Baby Bertha
an Estes Alien Space Probe Downscale
The original is a BT-80 so I just multplied the key dimensions by.63

heres the original plans
https://www.dars.org/jimz/est2038.htm

I reworked the decals to fit an overall white paint scheme
and tweaked them down to size,,the dowels scaled down to .100 dia , I happend to have some .100 evergreen rod and it worked out well !! also the body tube was trimed to 6"
I kept the 18mm motor mount,,
It only took about 2 hrs to build(aside from fillets)

Next step, filling,sanding,paint and decals
 

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Nice! Makes me want to thumb through some old catalogs to see what else could be done.
 

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wow thats sweet! What are those at the bottom of the legs?
-Karl
 

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I LOVE those baby Bertha bashes!! Looks good!!
 

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What are those at the bottom of the legs?
Karl,
the original plan calls for 2 cardstock discs glued together

my foot pads are made from a fiberboard disc with a tiny centering ring glued on,I just wanted them to be a little stronger

the void eventually gets filled with glue-soaked tissue
a thin layer of filler and sanded
 

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Awesome ... I was gonna do an upscale Mosquito but this kit-bash has me re-thinking that plan of attack !
 

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The Baby Space Probe is ready for deployment
 

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what I did to finish

Krylon gloss white ,than a layer of Future, applied Bel Decals
than coat with annother layer of Future

came out nice and glassy
 

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that alien space probe is awesome!!!!!!! I have the original from back in the day (albeit in a few pieces).
 
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