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Scaled up my very first rocket...same colors too!

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Anyone like to scale up the original Rockets of your past?

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spacemanning

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This is the Centuri Starfire scaled up and scratch built. The Starfire was the first rocket I launched in 1971. Paint job is the same minus the stripe. It is great to touch base with yesteryear!
 

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Cool. Care to tell us about the build?
The boattail was the hardest to make. scaled up the pattern then cut from 2 sheets of spotlight gels. I purchased the nosecone for $15 (ouch, 7 x the $ of the original rocket) The fins are cut from basswood. I built this everywhere I went..laundrymat or work. It was a lot of fun. Homemade parachutes too.
 

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Good project!

First time I walked into my regular laundromat with a 3" booster to work on masking, the lady behind the counter just raised an eyebrow and said "Don't blow us up...."
Now they don't even bat an eye if I come in with something to work on.
 
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