Soyuz 1/25... why not ?

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Apr 30, 2021
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Hi Daddy!!
I explain you my technique.
I prepare a sort of mold made with 3 or 4 cones done with light paper.
Same shape like the final one.
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These cones are easy to make since the normal paper bends easily.

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Then i put the cones one inside the others.

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So the "mold" is done.

The final cone (thick paper) is pre-bended with the steam iron. Here below the tools used. (Not high tech... but they work. )

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So the final cone is pre-bended and then inserted in the mold.

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Then with the steam blowed in the cone inside, the paper gets the final shape.

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Then, the cone is glued having as reference the printed lines. Since the cone is bended to the final shape, it keeps the position without particular effort.
Thank you so much for sharing how you did this with such great detail! Great technique!

This was a really amazing flight / build... Totally incredible. I love the look of that rocket but those cones looked to hard to build so I moved on to more cylindrical models...