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Mike Howie

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While checking out some art work on the web, I saw a painting
for what the artist called a "Colony Ship". I thought it doable.
Here's my take on it:


A view from the rear:



I hope the embeded pics work.
 

hokkyokusei

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I like that!

P.S. I think that embedded pics need to be on the web, rather than on your disk.
 

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Very cool, I love it! (and yes the pics need to be on the web)
 

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Nice design! How will you paint all those details? Airbrush or masking?
 

Mike Howie

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Originally posted by rocketsonly
Nice design! How will you paint all those details? Airbrush or masking?
Masking and rattle cans. You can find very small masking tape
nowadays.
 

Mike Howie

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Welllllll,,I build backwards. Once I have it finished, then I'll
RocSim it, and make any changes to make it stable. Right now
the cg is in front of the bottom cone. About 1 inch up the
front transition. You can't really see from this pic, but it has
five fins, with those tube fins on the end, and finally a single
ring fin on the bottom. For a bottom view check out the posting,
'2nd try'.
 

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It's very cool. I hope you post some finishing and launch pics. Lots of angles during building ehh? Looks like you used a small miter box.
 

Mike Howie

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Originally posted by tmcqueen
Can you post the link to the original artwork?
Sorry, when I see a nice looking rocket, I hard copy it, and move
on. I have no idea where I got the original pic.
 

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Mike,

Very cool. Please spend a little extra time and document this whole thing for EMRR...

Heck, hold onto your documentation and submit it for RMR Descon 15 which should start 11/1.

Very neat.

Nick
 
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