Lately I have been pulling easy builds from the stash to create some relaxation time. Over the past couple of days, these three have been added to the fleet:
- Solaris - a boxed Estes kit that goes together really quickly. I like the orange and yellow decor of this 18 mm powered rocket.
- Splendor - A patriotic BT-55 based rocket, also powered by 18 mm motors (B's and C's).
- Show Stopper - A shiny out of production model the same diameter as a BT-60. Being fairly beefy, 24 mm motors are recommended for this one.
|Solaris (Click to enlarge)||Splendor (Click to enlarge).|
|Show Stopper (Click to enlarge).|
The last build was the Estes Mongoose, a two stager that uses the Generic fin can. It has a strange purple and yellow decor, but I guess the appeal will grow over time. The good news is that I can scratch this one off the Generic fin can list.
|The Mongoose (Click to enlarge).|
Speaking of the Generic list, today I filled and primed body tubes for the Screaming Eagle and 3 more rockets:
|The Scorpion (part of a starter set) from the 2000 Estes catalog (Click to enlarge).|
|The Estes Generic (Can you believe I haven't built one yet?).|