Estes - Big Daddy (#2162) Gallery

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  1. Aug 29, 2011 #31

    Zetoyoc

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    I just finished this big daddy. It will be a lot of firsts for me. First D sized launch, first through the tube fins, first attempt at flames, and first paint failure. I love the flames. Much better outcome than I expected. But the black turned to leather. It still looks good and I am afraid to redo it since I may not get the flames right again :)

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    It's my biker rocket, Leather n Flames :)
    can't wait to put it in the air.
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  2. Sep 14, 2011 #32

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    Der Grosser Vati
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    DS hooking up his BD
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    Wet
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  3. Sep 14, 2011 #33

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    It just now dawned on me. Even though I've noticed it before, I just realized your avatar is an x-ray of a Big Daddy! That's awesome! Any chance you could post a bigger image of it?
     
  4. Sep 14, 2011 #34

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    A carbon fiber Big Daddy with a 54mm motor mount. Outstanding!
     
  5. Sep 14, 2011 #35

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    Here is my Big Daddy. I originally painted it red and black, but on a dare, I repainted it yellow with a smiley face.

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  6. Sep 14, 2011 #36

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    As requested. That's as big as Photobucket would let me make it without getting all fuzzy.

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  7. Sep 15, 2011 #37

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    That is really cool!
     
  8. Sep 18, 2011 #38

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    Firs time poster. This is my first custom paint job and I was so excited about it that I had to share it on here.
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    My girlfriend and I just recently got into rocketry. This Big Daddy is our seventh rocket and the first one that we've done a custom paint job on. We're getting better at finishing our rockets every time.

    I'm particularly proud of how well the masking turned out since it was our first time doing that as well. It's not 100% perfect but we're quite satisfied.

    We got a BD because it seemed like a great rocket to hone our sanding and painting skills on since it's a nice big canvas.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2011 #39

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    Looks Awesome. Reminds me of Charlie Brown

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  10. Sep 18, 2011 #40

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    That's what we were going for :D
     
  11. Sep 18, 2011 #41

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  12. Sep 20, 2011 #42

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    I'm just starting to do the finishing on my Big Daddy.

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    It will be flat black with some gloss hot rod flames like one of the rockets in here. Going to use omni or dupont black basecoat with some airbrushed flames. Looking at about 5 hours of work. Hope I can get it done soon and get a picture up
     
  13. Oct 30, 2011 #43

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    The Big Daddy is my favorite rocket of all time. Durable construction, great flights, dramatic recovery, it just doesn't get old. I've flown mine 4 times. This thing is awesome on D12-5's. I don't think this paint scheme has ever been done... Here it is.

    PS: Zoom in on the picture, the smaller it gets, the worse it looks...

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  14. Oct 31, 2011 #44

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    And what you put on that canvas is bright and attractive.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2011 #45

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    My Big Daddy

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  16. Nov 2, 2011 #46

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    Looks good!
     
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    Looks really good!
     
  18. Nov 18, 2011 #48

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  19. Nov 18, 2011 #49

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    What kind of masking tape did you use on it? Great job....kind of reminds me of Charley Brown's shirts from the Peanut's cartoons...
     
  20. Nov 18, 2011 #50

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    Love this post.
    I am debating whether or not to add the decals,....

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  22. Nov 19, 2011 #52

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    What is that cluster fin can in the background?
     
  23. Nov 20, 2011 #53

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    Here is today's launch on a D12. It was very windy so I didn't dare launch on anything bigger. I used the stock Estes plastic parachute, which in this kit came with the shroud lines already attached. A couple of the lines stripped off on deployment but the rocket landed unharmed. I'd like to have a calm day so I could put in an E28.

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  24. Nov 20, 2011 #54

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    I was just test fitting the motor tubes for another winter project. It is a LOC parts 5.5" dia. rocket - about the size of a Magnum. 54mm main w/(6) 29 mm outboards. Similar to my avitar pic
     
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    I added the decals

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  26. Nov 20, 2011 #56

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    Backyard glamour shot, and.....

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    ...on the pad at NARAM 53.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the whole "Der Grosser Vati" thing, but that looks great!:)
     
  28. Nov 20, 2011 #58

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    Good call.

    Orange doesn't do anything for me but that yellow accent really dressed it up to look nice. Good combination.
     
  29. Nov 21, 2011 #59

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    My Big Daddy (Pictured somewhere above) is undergoing an upgrade. I replaced the shock chord with a heat proof elastic chord. I also sanded it down and have begun repainting it.
     
  30. Feb 7, 2009 #60

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    Welcome to the Estes - Big Daddy (#2162) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes - Big Daddy (#2162) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: Big Daddy: #2162
    Excelsior: Der Grosser Vati: Basic Information in the Estes Der Red Max Gallery



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



     
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