Odd'l Rockets Little Green Man and Pigasus

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  1. Nov 28, 2018 #1

    kuririn

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    Not a build thread, but thought I'd share this while waiting for paint to dry on some other builds. Pulled the Odd'l Little Green Man and Pigasus from my build pile a couple of days ago. They use the same 6" ST-18 tube and nose cone as the Semroc Groonie line, so I'm calling them "Grooniesque". Building a collection of Goonies and Groonies, big fan of both (don't laugh!).
    Instructions are clear and well written, precise measurements are given. At first glance this may seem like a kid's rocket, but assembly might be a little too much for the youngest builders. This would be a good parent/child project.
    Anyhoo, here's the assembly of the LGM so far. Balsa has been filled before assembly with CWF and sanded. Need to primer, paint, and decal/finish.
    Next: Miss Piggy......er, Pigasus!
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  2. Dec 3, 2018 #2

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    Good luck with this one.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2018 #3

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    Thanks. Well, assembly of the Pigasus has been largely completed. Like the Little Green Man, there are some aspects of the construction that would make it a little too difficult for the younger model rocketeers. For example, gluing the two part wings and legs and pressing overnight, beveling the root edges of the ears and wings, and the unusual configuration of the wings to the body tube. But another good parent/child project. Anyway, I need to primer and paint these beauties before I can finish the rest of the detailing.

    The fin configuration:
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    The wood has been filled and sanded prior to assembly, so it's all downhill from here!

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    To be continued.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2018 #4

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    Great work!
    You are right, these aren't ARTF or Skill Level 1 kits.
    Both are still very popular. At club launches, the cameras always come out.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2018 #5

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    Being from Arkansas, with a son in the University of Arkansas Razorback Band, I think it is almost a requirement that I do a Pigasus at some point.

    Cool pics. :cool::cool::p
     

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