Clone build: Estes mini scale combo pak #0874

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Rummaging through my build piles again while the paint dries on my other builds.
Amazing the projects you find that you bagged the parts for and completely forgot. šŸ˜„
Anyhoo, this kit included two mini powered rockets, the IQSY Tomahawk and the Exocet MM38 missile.
I will be doing clones using parts from erockets and the plans from JimZ's.
Parts:
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Tubes, thrust rings, nose cones, and laser cut fiber fins from erockets.
Got the fins when dinosaurs ruled the earth, so don't know if they're still available.
Shock cord will be kevlar anchored to the thrust ring.
Original had rubber shock cords anchored to the airframe with two slits, with a paper cover.
How nostalgic. Brings back memories of my first kits.
But unsightly.
No chutes or streamers. Recovery is mid blow break apart.
Couplers from my stash.
Decals from the scans at JimZ's, modified on white paper with a black background.
Only the Exocet has decals.
This should be a fast build.
TBC.
EDIT: I re-read the instructions. This will be nose blow break apart, so I don't need to couple a 5" and 3" tube together. I'll just use an 8" tube instead. KISS.
Laters.
 
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Launch lugs were glued on and everything got filleted and left to dry overnight.
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Kevlar was tied to the thrust ring and ring was glued into the body tube.
Screw eyes were glued to the nose cones (except the Exocet which needs two washers for nose ballast). Need to run down to Home Depot.
Kevlar shock cords were tied and glued to the screw eyes.
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Assembly is done.
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Will update when paint and decals are on.
 

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Seeing even these "simple" builds I discover that my masking techniques....suck. Practice, Practice I guess.
 
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