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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2017, 07:27:56 am »
As expected, masking the checkered red/white pattern is giving me fits.  Itís not as easy as just slapping down some uniformly even squares...  :banghead:

Anyone got any tips for masking lines over curved surfaces?
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2017, 04:08:39 pm »
How about slapping on the masking tape any old how, where it fits, and then using a marking block and pencil to go around the rocket at each level marking where to cut?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2017, 05:24:28 pm »
Thatís a good idea Kit, and somewhat the solution I settled upon in the end.  The main problem is that because my rocket is 100% scratchbuilt, the dimensions are not quite perfect all the way around. So even though I did the math... it didn't quite work. So in the end, I used the math to cut some curved tape and get approximate squares. Then I just used my eyeballs to make it look as balanced as possible (including cheating to hide some of the construction dimension flaws). In the end, it needs to look right, not necessarily BE right... right?  :)

Once I realized the biggest challenge was that it was not the 100% true shape that we are used to when dealing with kits created by machine, I made my peace with it. I actually don't think I could've done any better, and on-sight i think it looks okay, but the slight variations in shape make the careful calculations methods very frustrating.  After I turned to art and not science, it was a lot less frustrating... but I still had a grip on my ruler, just for comfort.  :)




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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2017, 07:56:30 am »
Blast off!






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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2017, 10:06:21 am »
The resut is very good, congratulations!  :thumbsup:
Has your wife found a new name for it, now that's complete?  ;)
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2017, 07:27:13 pm »
Iím afraid to ask...  :o
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2017, 02:26:55 am »
Lovely job.
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2017, 06:05:24 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2017, 06:20:58 am »
Iím afraid to ask...  :o

Well, there's one obvious (& inappropriate) possibility, of which I shall say no more, or she can just admit you've built a fine model of a classic rocket! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2017, 11:49:11 pm »
Thanks for the kind words, fellas.

I took a few "final shots" against my white backdrop today just to finish it off properly.











I don't think it leans THAT much... and even my wife has begrudgingly agreed it looks like a rocket now - so I'm calling this one a win!
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2017, 01:24:58 am »
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2018, 09:40:07 am »
Ooh that's nice, even with that added launch railing and all. Great job on the sanding as well. It isn't easy creating a rocket body from a pickle.
As been said earlier, the XFLR is about 98% similar to the V2/A4 launcher. It just needs other fins and the checkered pattern.

I know it is hard to come by a good manned version of the tintin rocket today, the one I built (in 1/96) was taken off the web after the creator got a cease and desist warning from the Hergť-estate. He wasn't even selling it, just sharing it for free.

And on a side note: it actually is easier to create this model from paper, I am sure! (-; Ralph Currell has a great 1/32 paper model of the V-2 for free!
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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2018, 02:01:19 pm »

I know it is hard to come by a good manned version of the tintin rocket today, the one I built (in 1/96) was taken off the web after the creator got a cease and desist warning from the Hergť-estate. He wasn't even selling it, just sharing it for free.


Can they actually do that if he's not profiting from it?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Help with a Tintin rocket!
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2018, 06:43:32 pm »
It'd probably come under the purview of the 'Intellectual Property' Beast... I guess they didn't like the thought of someone wanting to do an homage... *shrug*

That came out really well!  :thumbsup:

Are you going to keep to 'The One True Scale' if you do the manned rocket, or do one that will fit on the shelf?  ;D