Estes Conquest Build and Musings

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  1. Apr 30, 2019 #61

    SecondRow

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    That looks awesome! I really like the black wingtips and the orange on the intake interiors.

    Except for scale models, I’ll usually deviate from the card art too. It adds a little something that becomes your own. I usually let my son pick the colors and design as a way for him to get involved on the more complicated builds. When he describes his vision to me I think, “there’s no way that’s going to look good.” But it always does.
     
  2. May 2, 2019 #62

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    That's a beautiful Conquest, very nice work.
    I'm a slave to the card art, on the first build. If I build a second one, then I go with something more creative.
    SecondRow, I used to let my boys pick the colors for their rockets. Sometimes it looked good, other times we ended up with color combinations that would have given Dr. Suess a headache.
     
  3. May 2, 2019 #63

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    Fantastic work. Great use of Interceptor decals! From the look of it you should still have most of them left over. :)
     
  4. May 3, 2019 #64

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    Thank you for the kind words guys! It was a fun build really. Neil, I do have some decals left over! I ended up giving them to my buddy Bruce though. I think I will try and get that nose cone painted a different color this weekend though. At any rate, I cant wait to launch it. Going with a D12-3 but i bet a nice, soft F12 would be fun if it stays pointing straight up during the boost phase! I will let you all know how it goes!
    Andrew
     

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