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by Commander
Sun, 25 Aug 19, 18:05 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mars Snooper
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Mars Snooper

and....

tada :!:
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by Commander
Wed, 21 Aug 19, 05:31 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mars Snooper
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Mars Snooper

Personalization didn't go as smoothly as I would have liked.
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A little touch up here and there and I'm on to the decals and gloss coat.
by Commander
Wed, 21 Aug 19, 02:49 am
Forum: Commander's Log
Topic: Only at the Sagitta Cantina...
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Only at the Sagitta Cantina...

can Glen Miller's In the Mood be followed by Meatloaf's Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth :!:

:)~(: Party :!:
by Commander
Tue, 13 Aug 19, 04:25 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mars Snooper
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Mars Snooper

Finally, after these many years, she's finally 98% done. :USA: Just the decals and maybe a little personalization. :D 101_1253.JPG I used a "High Heat" Black Rustoleum for the cones and hand painted the vanes silver. It's not as noticeable in the photo, but the flat black of the High Heat Black offs...
by Commander
Mon, 05 Aug 19, 18:42 pm
Forum: General Rocketry
Topic: Armstrong Song
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Armstrong Song

I neglected to post this a couple of weeks ago on the anniversary, but here is a thoughtful and lovely song about the moon landing.

by Commander
Sat, 03 Aug 19, 20:18 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mars Snooper
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Mars Snooper

The original Estes Kit has 2.2oz. which converts to 62.4g. Any way you look at it, she's heavy. She is however nearing completion. Mars Snooper 2.JPG Mars Snooper 3.JPG On this previous attempt to paint, I had laid down a base coat to even out the color, and while sanding, you guessed it, one fin tr...
by Commander
Sat, 03 Aug 19, 19:37 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mars Snooper
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Mars Snooper

Well good news/bad news. I went to weigh the Snooper and the lower section fell to the floor :o and no damage occurred. :shock: :D The bad news? She weighed in at 107g. That's 130% of the listed weight of the Sem-Roc Mars Snooper (with thicker tubes) and I haven't even finished painting her. Mars Sn...
by Commander
Sat, 03 Aug 19, 17:09 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Mars Snooper
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Mars Snooper

I guess it's time for an annual update on this build:
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by Commander
Thu, 18 Jul 19, 04:02 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Figured I better get it started if I want to fly it on the anniversary: Saturn V Estes 2157

Well I have come to the sad conclusion that my Saturn V won't be ready for the July 20th anniversar6y :cry: Too many things have conspired to keep me from being able to complete it in time, unless do a slap dash build, which just isn't in me. I cut off the original shroud for the LEM and tried print...
by Commander
Sun, 14 Jul 19, 16:07 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans
Replies: 0
Views: 52

NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans

July 12, 2019 MEDIA ADVISORY M19-069 NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans Just days before the 50th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest achievements – astronauts first walking on the Moon – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will host a media teleconference a...