Estes - (Battlestar Galactica) Laser Torpedo (#1311) Gallery

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  1. Dec 31, 2012 #1

    krusty

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    Hi All,

    I recently won an ebay auction for a sealed Battlestar Galactica Laser Torpedo rocket (Estes #1311) from 1978.
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    Not wanting to open the box, I figured I would clone it :)

    Both JimZ and Ye Old Rocket Plans have copies of the plans and decals. I found the scans of the decals weren't great so I re-did them in CorelDRAW. Now, just between you and me, the decals aren't 100% accurate but close enough that no one will notice - so keep it quiet.
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    The fins are 1.5mm plywood - a bit thinner than the original kit. The weight is about the same, so it won't be an issue. The nose cone came from Semroc.

    If anyone wants, I'm happy to supply the decals I created along with the fin templates, just PM me.

    Oh! I also left off the engine hook for no other reason than I've run out!

    Krusty


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  2. Feb 7, 2009 #2

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    Welcome to the Estes (Battlestar Galactica) Laser Torpedo (#1311) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes (Battlestar Galactica) Laser Torpedo (#1311) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: (Battlestar Galactica) Laser Torpedo: #1311



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



     
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    Estes (Battlestar Galactica) Laser Torpedo (#1311) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Laser Torpedo Also known as: Battlestar Galactica Laser Torpedo

    NUMBER: #1311

    Introduced: 1979
    Final Year: 1980
    Designer:

    Type: Exotic
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 15"
    Diameter: 0.976"
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    Weight: 1.06 oz

    Mfg. Description: Envisioned by Estes designers to be the most powerful weapon carried aloft and deployed by the Colonial Viper. Especially effective against the Cylon's thermal mines placed in various forbidden stellar regions. Our version features futuristically shaped nose cone, die-cut fins, quick release engine mount, and scale-like laser weapon decals. The Laser Torpedo will reach altitudes over 800 feet with "C" type rocket engine and returns to earth via 12" recovery parachute. (Estes 1979 Catalog)


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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
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    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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    You can see what I meant about the decals. Krusty's are a huge improvement.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2013 #5

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    Hey Fishhead, I have your photos saved in my 'Laser Torpedo' file from Rocketreviews - I used them as reference while applying the decals!!

    I've posted my decals as a PDF file here - print 'actual size'

    Krusty

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    Thanks. My BSGLT is currently without decals because these turned out so bad. I'll try again with the new set.
     
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    Cool :) Let me know if you need them in a different format. The original is in CorelDRAW but can save them as DXF, JPG etc.

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    My (mild) upscale of the Laser Torpedo. BT-60 main tube, 29mm lower tube. I kept it true to the original, in that the lower body tube is a minimum diameter motor mount, and retained the external engine hook and retainer ring under the fins. Decals are from Stickershock, the nose cone from Semroc.

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  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 11:22 AM #9

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    Has anyone ever made a Rocksim or Open Rocket for this one?
     
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    Yes I have... But It has some real issues.
     
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    Ok. Do you have the nose cone right?
     
  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:55 PM #12

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    It's based on the Semroc cone, but the numbers come from Randy directly.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2019 at 11:14 PM #13

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    Ok. I am thinking of making a 3D print for it.
     

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