Estes V2

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 #1

    KILTED COWBOY

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    I know that this rocket is considered a semi scale model.
    What scale size would you consider it to be?
     
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    1/24.2 +/- semi-scale ;)
     
  3. Aug 17, 2019 #3

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    Thanks mcderek
    Trying to find some after market decals
    Not sure if I want to represent a German or American version.
    Some of the US versions look cool
     
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    Those are spectacular, James! Will have to get a set.
     
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    James think you,just what I was looking for.
    I was thinking of modeling Operation Sandy
     
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    Here's a pic of my own Estes V-2 finished with the "Operation Sandy" decal in this set.

    fullsizeoutput_1958.jpeg

    There's also a White Sands "gate guard" scheme, a simple tactical scheme currently on display at the Imperial War Museum in London, and the "splinter" camo scheme as seen on the V-2 at the National Museum of the US Air Force.

    IMG_4193.jpg

    Only $5.99 for a set that can do all four versions!

    https://spacemonkeymodels.com/products/decal-set-for-estes-1-25-scale-v-2-kit

    James
     
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    You certainly nailed the right shade of green for the IWM one!
     
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    Can someone post a photo of the fin black and white roll pattern all the way around.all the photos I have seen are only from one angle.
    Just ordered two sets of decals from space monkey
     
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    While on the space monkey website to order the sandy decals I saw his static V2 1:24 plastic model. Has anyone thought or has bought one of these to super detail an Estes kit?
    He has YouTube build videos and a lot of the parts maybe even the fin assemblies I think could be used to really add detail.
    Do y’all think it’s doable
     
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    Probably simpler to just use the conversion kit that Apogee offers for the kit:

    https://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket-Kits/Skill-Level-3-Model-Rocket-Kits/V-2-Conversion-Kit

    Here's a dirty little secret about this kit: I designed this to be a flying model first, as we used the parts for the the Bumper WAC models we flew in Internats competition from 2010 through 2014. A section of BT-55 fits very nicely within the airframe.

    I market the kit as a static scale model because that market numbers into the hundreds of thousands, while the model rocket market is much, much smaller.

    James
     
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    Thanks James, guess now I have to save up to get your 2 pack of V2 models and get the apogee conversion kit to make one fly.
     
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    "Can someone post a photo of the fin black and white roll pattern all the way around.all the photos I have seen are only from one angle."

    This is the full roll pattern from the early White Sands V-2's. This is the roll pattern used on that "gate guard" or billboard paint pattern.

    V-2 White Sands Nos 5 and 9 45.gif
     
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    This shows the complete paint scheme for the Sandy flight. It's similar to the earlier fin roll pattern, but with a black tail section quadrant below the "SANDY" insignia.

    V-2 White Sands Sandy 28 22.gif
     
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    The paint pattern on top was used for quite a few rounds starting with December of 1948.

    V-2 White Sands V-2 42 and 41 28.gif
     
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    Thank you so much PeterAlway.
    Those diagrams are just what I needed.
     

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