Rocket Ornaments

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Johnnie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2002
Messages
4,292
Reaction score
0
For the last couple of years, I have been using my Hobby Lobby 1/2 sales to pick-up a bunch of those Small Estes Quarks and similar size kits. I would build a bunch of these, paint them, make fake flames from mylar, put a piece of ribbon through the launch lug, and pass them out as Christmas tree ornaments.

Very easy to do. If you do decide to try this, make sure you personalize them and put the year on them, because the recipient will always remember the friend he got that cool ornament from. When we get our tree out, I will find the couple we have and post pics.

Anyone else make Rocket themed Christmas ornaments??
 

rocketdad0934

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
222
Reaction score
0
I never thought of making rocket ornaments. someone gave me a nasa ornament several years ago it's a simple glass ball with the space shuttle inside. the kids always make me put it on the tree with the angel. I wonder what my wife would say to a Quark in the tree or maybe my Tumble weed better yet the Farscape poking through the needles might get her going. Yeah thats the ticket. :D :kill:
 

Stones

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2012
Messages
1,843
Reaction score
0
IIRC, Sandman has a pic of a tree he decorated. I did a search but I couldn't find it.
Hmmm...gives me an idea.
 

sandman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
10,563
Reaction score
8
Stones,

I found it!

This was from last year and it gives me some place to put my Micro Maxx model.

Maybe get one of those Micro Maxx value sets. Lots of ornaments in there!

Other possibilities, Flis Tumble Weed, Astron Scout, Astron Birdie.

Enjoy!
 

Micromeister

Micro Craftman/ClusterNut
TRF Lifetime Supporter
TRF Supporter
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
15,074
Reaction score
48
Location
Washington DC
Ah Ha Haaa! now that is funny Sandman! Humm I'm thinkin most of the minimum dia Micro's would make perfect orniments:D

but johnnierkt I alway thought we were supposed to make rockets out of the ornaments? maybe like this HO HO HO...yea!
 

sandman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
10,563
Reaction score
8
John,

I just figured it was better than hiding them in a shoebox!:D

Now you guys know what to do with the crappy plastic MicroMaxx models like the Saturn V and shuttle that don't fly so well!:)

The 1/200 Mercury Redstone and the Mercury Atlas from the old AMT kit would work pretty good as ornaments too!

Maybe throw in some Corgi or Matchbox stuff too.

The Astron Mark makes a nice "star" for the top!
 

rstaff3

Oddroc-eteer
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
11,763
Reaction score
21
A real hardcore rocketeer would use a large 6' rocket as a trunk and would attach branches (real or artificial per personal preference). Then add the 'ornaments'.
 

hokkyokusei

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2012
Messages
2,908
Reaction score
3
Aerocon used to have a paper santa on a paper rocket for download from their web site at xmas. I made a few up a couple years ago. Need to make some more because they're getting a bit tatty now!
 

Micromeister

Micro Craftman/ClusterNut
TRF Lifetime Supporter
TRF Supporter
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
15,074
Reaction score
48
Location
Washington DC
OK Tis the Season

Heres my favorite Rocket/Christmas scene.. Yes they are micros and yes they both fly:D HO HO HO
 

wwattles

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
2,870
Reaction score
0
A couple days ago, Brian Moulton (of the birdhouse rocket infamy) launched a large lawn-ornament candle with a 38mm mount inside. Total length was around 30". I didn't get any pics of it, but maybe someone else out at Fiesta Island did.

WW
 

rabidsheeep

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2009
Messages
1,634
Reaction score
2
purposly putting rockets in trees

you guys are inhumane. :p

personally, id rather find rockets under the tree then on it :D
 

Starbug

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
144
Reaction score
0
Originally posted by hokkyokusei
Aerocon used to have a paper santa on a paper rocket for download from their web site at xmas. I made a few up a couple years ago. Need to make some more because they're getting a bit tatty now!
Do you have the link? Or the file, even? Sounds good.

Pete
 

hokkyokusei

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2012
Messages
2,908
Reaction score
3
It's a Delta 7 Studios design, but I can't find it on their web site. I'd rather not post it, as it's someone else's copyright.
 
Top