Discussion in 'Other' started by eggplant, Sep 11, 2011.
A modest start into rocketry, 5 of them, 3 are scratch build.
Nice looking fleet. I still love that Bullpup. A modest start you say? Yeah, that's how it starts, all right. Before you know it you'll have rockets in 4 or 5 rooms in your house.
LOL, I know that you are right. And thank you for your help along the way too!
yes it's a XB-70
It's a 18mm and it flies !
It's been about a year, so here's what things look like now:
From Left to Right:
Back Row: Semroc Swift Boost Glider (pod is at home), Quest Mean Green, Estes Maxi Alpha 3 (with a different nose), Estes Blue Ninja, Wildman Dark Star Mini, Bay Area Rocketry Crayon Bank conversion, PemTech King Kraken
Middle Row: Quest Viper, Estes FreeFall, Semroc Tau Zero, Estes High Flier, Estes Viking, Estes Phantom, Semroc Point, Fliskits Diminutive Deuce, Fliskits Crayon.
Front "Row": Estes Wizard (parts of it anyway.)
Also visible: Dr. Rocket's 29/360 case and some various other crap on my desk.
Not pictured: Estes Ventris (stitting at home waiting for launch guides, paint, and vinyl.)
Nice fleet, Robert. I remember when all my rockets would fit on a desk. I really do need help... LOL
Well as you can tell most of my fleet is 'lost in the 60's'. There is the Estes, Centuri, and everything else. The only original is the SAI Judge circa 1970. I've added a AeroDart and Hustler since photos. A couple of closets full not included here, time to rotate stock.
It's been raining for days, stuck inside, here's a few more. The RockaChute is a remake of an earlier build, had the scale wrong (same with SuperSon).
What a fantastic thread. I want to be a part of it. I built rockets as a kid, and since January of this year I've been building them again. It's a great thing that some of my favorites are still in production. So anyhoo, here's my modest fleet so far:
Here is a recent addition as of this weekend:
Ugh. This is pretty pathetic compared to what I had. Still, will be fun restoring it to its former glory =)
What happened to your previous fleet?
I like the fleet. I had to do a double-take on the lava lamp in the corner - I thought it was another scratch built rocket....hmmmmmm........I see a future scratch build in my future......
Here's just some of my fleet...
2x Mercury Redstones
2x Mercury Atlases
2x Astrocam, look back mods
1x Venus Probe
1x Black Brant III
3x Black Brant II (those are the latest three, there were three before them)
1x Apollo Saturn V
1x Apollo Saturn 1B
1x Cherokee D
3x Exocet Missile
2x Photon Disruptor
1x Photon Probe
3x Magnum mods (one destroyed on maiden flight)
1x Alpha Mod
1x Quest ????
2x Yellow Jacket
Not shown, (WIP)
3x Sentinel, 2 stage mods
1x **** **** (don't ask, I'm not saying)
2x Space Shuttle (vacuform boost glider version)
2x? Space Shuttle (foam boost glider version)
2x R2D2 (one small, one large)
2x Tie Fighter
1x Darth Vader Tie Fighter
1x X-wing Fighter
1x Jupiter C
1x Klingon Battle Cruiser (25th Anniversary edition)
1x Centuri Saturn V (ca 1970)
1x V2 (ca 1970)
1x Honest John
1x Citation Patriot
Since these photos, I've added 5 Cherokee D's, a upscaled Yellow Jacket, 2 Estes Optima's, 2 Omega's, a Night Hawk, Hawk, Der 1.5, 2 Estes Magnums, a Supernova, 2 Comet Chasers, another Venus Probe, a Maxi Icarus, another Citation Patriot (mod), and a few others I can't remember...
Lost the Venus Probe in the photo.
John, I like your retro fleet and... the launch pads. I haven't started on that Centuri pad, yet.
Hey Robert, your fleet is growing! I just got a Freefall kit. I'm working on an upscale of it.
Thanks, I want to built a LIA-77 using Carls plans, but still trying to get settled in new house. I had a 30x30 garage at previous home but now trying to fit all that stuff in smaller basement.
Yep - but my build pile is growing faster. :facepalm:
The Freefall is what my 8 year old got me for christmas last year, after a slight mix-up at the school christmas gift bazaar. (My wife tells me he didn't notice the flashlight he picked said "grandpa" until after he got it home.) He went with mom to the LHS and picked it out himself. My wife recounted the in-store discusion to me later:
Son: "Mom, I want to get dad tat one!" (pointing at the Freefall.)
Wife: "Are you sure that's one he'll like?" (Thinking about some of the larger, more complex, rockets I've been seen buying.)
Son: "Yeah mom, it's totally cool! It's even got a little parachute guy!" (bouncing and pointing.)
Wife: "Ok..." (still skeptically)
Sales clerk: "Hey guys," (then recognizing the boys) "where's your dad?"
Son: "He's at work, besides we're picking out his christmas present."
Sales clerk: "A rocket, I bet he's going to love it."
Son: "I know, right?"
And yes, I did love it. I'm not above building and flying an E2X, especially when it was a gift from my kids. (Also, the little parachute guy is pretty cool. )
Figured Id start a thread where you guys could show of your rocket fleet! So Ill start.
From left to right: SpaceX Falcon 9 with Dragon Capsule, Dr Zooch Saturn V, Dr Zooch SLS, Estes Mini Honest John
Its not much but its what I've got!
Mod Edit: I merged Odo's thread with the Post Your Fleet Gallery
Thanks for contributing, Odo!
Sorry Odo, it's already been done...
Nice start though...
Pointy Side Up!
Nice work there young sir! I see you have a taste for scale models, very cool!
Those look good !
I like the fact that their scale !
here are my scale collection:
Here's my MPR fleet and a Big Daddy. I have a few more LPRs not in this pic.
Awww, that is so cute! That's got to be your favorite rocket!
Holy scale rockets.
Is that an unpainted V2 I see to the right? Also love that delta II to the far left.
this was about 6 months ago the V-2 is painted now.
I'ved added a Soyuz, Saturn 1b, Mercury Atlas, Nike Hercules, X-15, Little Joe II (1/100th)
an F-15, and a mini space shuttle.
Picture of the Soyuz?
Those stands look really cool-did you make them yourself?
Nice! Is that a kit or a scratch build?
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