Centuri Sabre Clone

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Here is my 3 day build the Centuri Sabre Clone. I normally don't build clones since most old rockets are pretty easy to obtain over time. I have noticed the newer Centuri kits from the 80's that utilized Estes parts are hard to come by. My guess is there were not as many of those kits produced. Luckily I had all the parts to build this rocket including the older one piece nose cone. The decals were printed on my Alps printer. The first day was spent building the rocket, went together fast, simple build. The parts online were perfect when printed out as you can see from the wrap around marking guide. The next day I brushed on 3 coats of dope based sanding sealer and shot the Krylon Gloss white. Next day, masked the white and shot Krylon Red. I allowed the red to dry a few hours then applied the decals. Fast simple build, finished in 3 days.
 

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Another nice classic build.

in an unrelated tangent, that Centuri lantern battery launcher would be a good candidate for taking detailed dimensions and making a 3D printable model, if there is not one already.
 
Here is my 3 day build the Centuri Sabre Clone. I normally don't build clones since most old rockets are pretty easy to obtain over time. I have noticed the newer Centuri kits from the 80's that utilized Estes parts are hard to come by. My guess is there were not as many of those kits produced. Luckily I had all the parts to build this rocket including the older one piece nose cone. The decals were printed on my Alps printer. The first day was spent building the rocket, went together fast, simple build. The parts online were perfect when printed out as you can see from the wrap around marking guide. The next day I brushed on 3 coats of dope based sanding sealer and shot the Krylon Gloss white. Next day, masked the white and shot Krylon Red. I allowed the red to dry a few hours then applied the decals. Fast simple build, finished in 3 days.
I like the launchpad cant find one. Would be a great 3D print project.

LG~
 
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