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rklapp

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Done!

I'll probably seal the decals on the booster, but I don't want to add mass to the glider.







This was a real pleasure to build! A very high quality kit.

2 suggestions on building.

1. As I said be careful of paint on the glider mount. The fit is tight. No real big deal, just a bit of sanding to fix it.

2. The booster side stripes decals. The stripe needs to be snug against the canard. Cut it such before you wet the decals. They will cut with a sharp xacto when wet though. I speak from experience on this.

Here she is next to my 1960's kit:











The MMX booster fits on the "full" sized booster:



If the weather holds I might get to launch her tomorrow!

One final thought, You guys did Carls memory proud with this kit!
A modern classic.

Thanks
Looks awesome. Spirals could use some work...
 

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Thanks for the Vinmo call! worked great! Very easy.
 

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The Youtube links work. Good stuff! Very nice slow-mo and camera tracking on the Mars Lander launch.
 

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Thanks!
I'm new the posting video.
 

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Have always been a huge fan of the OT. Picked up one of these and some motors on my last order from E Rockets.

Very impressive little kit!
 

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Have you started it yet?

It goes together very well.
 

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I need to get started on an MMX fleet..... (of course I have to get rid of the regular & upscale fleet to make room)
 

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Have you started it yet?

It goes together very well.
Oh, yes. Picture is from right after assembly was finished the other night, plus one of the kit parts laid out. Very enjoyable build and it goes together perfectly.

Now the little guy has had all the voids filled and it is ready to sand in preparation for a light coat of primer.
 

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I need to get started on an MMX fleet..... (of course I have to get rid of the regular & upscale fleet to make room)
But it's MMX, so it won't take up too much room....
 

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Oh, yes. Picture is from right after assembly was finished the other night, plus one of the kit parts laid out. Very enjoyable build and it goes together perfectly.

Now the little guy has had all the voids filled and it is ready to sand in preparation for a light coat of primer.
Looking very nice!

Will you go with the traditional colors?
 

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Looking very nice!

Will you go with the traditional colors?
Yes. Always liked the stock decals and color scheme.

Will fly it a few times, but I predict it will soon become a display model on a little stand on my desk..:)
 

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I'll post pictures when I can, unfortunately it will be at least a couple of weeks before I can do that. We are preparing to move into a larger location and things have already started getting boxed up prior to the move.
Where are You Folks moving to? I know where ERockets is located having lived in the Dayton, Ohio general area for 20 + years now. Thanks! :)
 

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All done except for adding the nozzle to the glider and a coat of Future type acrylic clear.

Very fun little build. Decals were darn good. Finished with a spray can of white Krylon Short Cuts lacquer I happened to have on hand.
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Well, done. The size of these rockets makes you use skills in different ways. I have just started to get back building them and they do make you think about what will work best for their size.
 

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All done except for adding the nozzle to the glider and a coat of Future type acrylic clear.

Very fun little build. Decals were darn good. Finished with a spray can of white Krylon Short Cuts lacquer I happened to have on hand.View attachment 453459
Nice job on the build and finishing!

I just love the overall OT design!
 
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