Not really a clone.....

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  1. Feb 11, 2003 #1

    astronboy

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    Hi Guys, I have finally finished a rocket that I have had kicking around for sometime. My wife purchased this for me for Christmas along with the original box and an unbuilt Zoom Broom (no box). The kit was nore than 1/2 built, and the kid who built it was .... well, a kid!! There was sloppy white glue everywhere. So I decided to finish the kit and detail it like the catalog pictures. So it is not really a clone..... I cannot wait to fly it!! It certainly is as the 1973 catalog states, one of the "zaniest flying freaks in the Universe". What were they thinking?
     
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    I love ANY clone or original 'old" kit...no matter how stupid the concept. :D

    Very nice job too! An original is always better than a clone.

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    Very nice craftsmanship but MAN what where they smoking back then?!?!?! Although I think I saw one of these oddball rockets that had a big eyeball nosecone that looked kinda neat..
     
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    Do you mean the Star Snoop? Here is my clone of that little screwy rocket. It flies great on A10T engines, and the kids all love it!!
     
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    Here is the pic... sorry!!
     
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    One more time.... sorry guys.
     
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    Very Nicely Done Astronboy!
    I've been threattening to add a missile toe to my Odd-Roc collection, maybe an unscale and/or Micro-maxx downscale may be in order:D
    Wonderful job on the finishing. What method did you use to fill the wood grain and body seam lines?
     
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    Missle Toe: The woodgrain was sealed with Elmer's Fill N Finish, plus 2 coats of Wal Mart flat white as a primer. The topcoat is WalMart Gloss white and Gloss black. I did not fill the tube seams specifically. As this is a vintage kit, the tube is an honest and true ESTES stock tube, and has a very very small spiral. The two coats of sanded white primer fill this up easily. Yes, those are the original stickers and the stripes are pinstriping tape.

    Star Snoop: Fill N Finish again, with the two coats of flat white primer. The basic body color is Testor's Smoke Grey Pearl for a 'starry' black. Nose cone is white with a blue iris and black pupil.
    The repro stickers are printed on a solid sheet of sticker paper. Right from Jim Z's website.
     
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    HAHAH ya that's it! I don't think I'll ever do it but a super upscale eyeball rocket at say 12 inch diameter would look cool!
     

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