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    So I hear "It is the winter build season" a lot. In fact, I tend to have something on my bench at any given time....But this year....it is kind of funny....HAVE been doing a fair amount of building this Winter....more than usual.

    So here we go. I just finished another rocket and thought it would be fun if we all posted some of our recently completed projects. I hope to see your creations!! I look forward to it. I will post the photos as soon as I find my camera.....

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    Behold...The Estes Centuri. I call it the "Big-Little Rocket". This model was a real fun build. I did leave out the small tail cone and used the new screw on 18mm retainer. I always disliked the engine hooks. I did pick up another one to modify for a 24mm mount to use D12's. This kit was a surprise...seemed like a little model rocket until it came together...it has some presence. It will be nice and slow on C6's...cant wait! I really recommend this kit. Fun build and GREAT decals.

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    That's the second model I built after becoming a BAR. Still really like it. It is indeed a bit slow on a C6 (slower than I would like, to be honest); next time I fly it will be with a QJet C12 or D16.
     
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    The Interceptor-D....YEP...I finally did it. I made a standard Interceptor and put a 24mm motor tube in it. A friend did the Roc-Sim (on YORF) and he told me I needed 14g of clay in the nose to be ship shape. The motor tube sticks out a little and was painted with high-temp grill paint. I will friction fit D12-5's. I finished this in NOVEMBER and have not launched it yet! As soon as I get a chance....it will be first on the pad.

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    Thanks for the heads-up Neil! I think I will pass on the C6 and go straight to Q-Jets or use a precious 18mm D10-W
     
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    My Wife got me this little kit for Christmas...launches on the mighty A10. It was a fun build. Anybody know how much weight I would need in the nose if I put a 18mm motor mount and went with a C6?....I bet a lot!!
    Anyway...I also cant wait to launch this little guy...

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    Okay one more...I have not launched this one yet. My wife also purchased this for me this Winter. I decided to use a spare 3" section of tubing (same as Pro-Series) and extend this kit a little. The Yellow section is removable and is friction fit on a polyurethane - saturated coupler. This way if I suffer a lawn dart, I simply pull off the yellow section and paint and replace. I dont think I will have any troubles as the Pro-Series Leviathon (sp?) has the same cone and I also have never had any issues with last Big Daddy. I also used the 24mm screw-on retainer. The inside is sealed with polyurethane and has a Kevar shock-cord mount. Fun times....

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    Don't get me wrong, it flies OK on the C6, but weathercocks a bit and I would hope that the QJets would get it going a little faster.

    Beautiful job on all these finished models!
     
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    I hope you all share some photos of your recent/winter builds!
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    Thanks for your compliment Neil. If I get a calm/no wind day...I will try a C6. but it is rare where I live to have little or no winds. I think the Q-Jets would be better.....I just wish that they had a longer burn...
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    Here's 4 that I've done over the last few weeks. I've got issues, lol. The first is a LOC kit and the other 3 are Rocketarium. 20200106_190428.jpg 20200105_221417.jpg 20191226_152753.jpg 20191225_153234.jpg
     
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    What's a 'finished' build?
     
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    I suppose a build is never "done" but a work in progress. At some point it is "complete" and ready for launch.....but I have never been able to snatch the pebble from the master's hand and thus be ready to leave the temple.....

    But this thread is not that philosophical, grasshopper...... :)
     
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    Concerning rockets, I don't have anything currently finished.
     
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    I suppose if I thought this through....I would have said something like "post a build in progress/finished photo".

    It would be cool if you all likewise posted photos of works in progress....show us what your building now or "This Winter".....its all good..and interesting.
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    All finished in last two weeks, still a Rocketarium Jayhawk, a Flis Kits Tres and the Moonbug 2 to finish (all three this weekend). 20200109_181024.jpeg 20200102_181743.jpeg 20200102_181722.jpeg 20200102_164026.jpeg 20200101_214538.jpeg 20200101_151804.jpeg
     
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    Rich!
    Wow!!!! Yea.....I thought Tyler builds a lot. IMPRESSIVE builds! I like each and every one. Very cool indeed. I love this....great stuff.
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    Hey Tyler...great stuff. I have to look more into the kits from Rocketarium...very sharp. I also remember something in a thread that you use airbrush acrylic. I would love to learn how you do it. Would be cool if you did a thread on how to airbrush rockets.
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    On my LOC Park-flier IRIS build I'll explain a little more about how I go about it. It's not a complicated color-scheme but good enough to show some basic technique.
     
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    I wouldn't be too impress guys, the 10 just finished and 3 almost finished were 2 years from start to finish. A monster of a rocket called the Nuclear Sledgehammer took almost a years worth of my build time so until it was finished these collected dust. Being a board member of our club which has a small cadre of staff and busy launches cuts down on my flying time, last year I made 3 successful and 1 CATO flight iirc.
     
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    I'm still suffering with the Saturn build. How many years?
     
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    It's way too early in the winter for me to have anything finished, but my Ultimate Skywriter build is in progress...
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    That looks very interesting Neil. Show more photos if you want. Do the fins slot in by the eraser end? Very cool!
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    Cool! Is it the 1b or V? Post some photos. Is it a kit or scratch? Sounds interesting.
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    Oops....sorry Neil...just saw the link to your build thread....
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    To everyone that's posted a picture on this thread....
    STOP IT!!! ;)
    You're making us (ME) feel so unworthy!!!

    I'm not one that likes to stick with standard paint/stickers/decals and such...but...
    WOW!!! AWESOME!!!
    Again..WOW!!!
     
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    It's in the Mid Power section under Sheri's Saturn V.
     
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    So I thought I would toss in a "Work in Progress" too! I know I can be long winded, so I will try and be brief (HA!).
    So, you may know with my SLV and Geo-Sat build threads...that I like "real world" looking rockets. I hope Estes makes more of them. So with that in mind, I made this. It is a smaller version of one I made from a Pro-Series II Ventris.

    It is based on BT-55 to BT60 tubes and the side pods are BT-20. The nose and transition are 3D printed from The Geo-Sat kit (Teflon-Rocketry on YORF) The side pod cones and nozzles are 3D printed from the same guy.

    Estes SO could make kits like this with little effort. IMO I think rockets like this...would make a fun kits. As you can see I am continuing with my "zipper top" design. If the top section (separation point) zippers or is damaged, I can simply pull it off and paint a new section and replace. The fake conduits are balsa strips. The little hole is a vent hole between the centering rings. This is currently the first coat of primer...I have to sand-then do second prime-sand-tack-then paint...My big issue now is finding some decals that will work on this.....I think a D12 will work nicely on this.
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