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PunkRocketScience

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Okay, so I set out simply to come up with a really cool finish for my new ACME Spitfire... But the experiment has gone terribly RIGHT!

Apologies to Jim Flis, but with what started out as a stock Spitfire has become a set of four-in-one clones! Using the ACME airframe, I substituted the fin patterns for the Red Max, Wolverine, SPEV and Goblin. I scaled the fins so that they were about the same size as the stock fins, to maintain stability. The paint job on this thing is definitely a challenge. Astronboy Phred helped out with the mixed assorted decals that were needed, and PRESTO!

Hope that you all enjoy this one, and hopefully it will inspire some creative clone/kitbashing!
 

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Cool Idea!

Sorta looks like JimZ's site exploded all over your model!
 

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Awesome!!! I love it - most excellent. :cool:

Of course, the bad thing is now I want one of them there ACME rockets.

Off to check the old bank account...
 

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great idea! a real eyecatching rocket!
 

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Very unique twist to a twisted rocket :) great job!
 

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Kinda reminds me of a rocket I had a dream about....After tooo much "Green Sauce" from Taco Bell...:p

Seriously...great Job!
 

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Sort of looks like you picked up the pieces after a day of bad launches, went home and 'Frankensteined' something!
Great idea!
 

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Maybe he used the teleportation machine from 'The Fly' :D
 

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Thank you all for the praise. The Spitfire always looked like it was "Frankensteined" together to me anyways, so this was kinda a natural progression.

I'm just waiting for Jim Flis to chime in....;)
 

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I think it mutated,
You don't live close to a toxic waste site do you?
Looks cool.
 

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Originally posted by RocketmanTM

I'm just waiting for Jim Flis to chime in....;)
**chime**

Oh man, youse guys is *sick*!! :D and I love it!

This is the kind of thing that I be Vern Estes would get a real kick out of! Folks actually having FUN with rocketry! who'da'thunk it??

I gotta admit, i'm thinking about doing another spitfire just so I can do something like this (different but just as nuts) :)

I love it!

Save this one... ...I plan on having an ACME skin contest before too long!

Please, please, PLEASE post pix of her launch and the reaction from the field :)
 

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I plan on launching next weekend at PlasterBlaster, so I will get the pics posted as soon as I can afterwards!
 

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now that is to cool I love it I did mine in the tin can paint and then used the ol duct tape on the seams see it at fliskits.com in the photo gallery the rocket just screams for a paint/ decor job as goofy as the builder can dream up. keep it up!!!!!!!!!!:D
 

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Very AWESOME!!! My question is how come I did not think of that idea?

Didn't the wolverine have parasite gliders? Or was it a glider? ... hmm... gotta look that up...
 

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Originally posted by jflis
**chime**

Oh man, youse guys is *sick*!! :D and I love it!

This is the kind of thing that I be Vern Estes would get a real kick out of! Folks actually having FUN with rocketry! who'da'thunk it??

:)
You never know, I suspect Mr. E might surf through here once in a while... lol...

You know the kind of mind that came up with the Spaceman and Birdie could probably dig it...

:D :D :p :D
 

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That model captures the spirit of what the ACME Spitfire is all about.

What a great model.
 

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Pics...as promised.

Still amazed the silly thing flies as well as it does. It doesn't land so hot though.... I popped a fin on both landings, but that could be due to the non-stock fins.
 

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Great pix.

She does fly very well, doesn't she? :D :D

Also, I was going to comment on the fins with the concern that those larger fins may pop off... I didn't cuz I didn't want it to sound like I was dis'ing your design (cuz I ain't!) :)

Try putting strakes on either side of each fin to act as a beefed up fillet and see if that helps.

jim
 

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Thanks for the suggestion, Jim. There were 3-4 Spitfires flying at Plaster Blaster this year....too bad mine was in the pits for repairs when they got drag raced! Anybody got pictures?
 
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