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Old 11-01-2006, 12:58 PM
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Have you thought about slicing a master copy in half and pulling a sheet of plastic over it twice? That would allow for a much lighter final piece, and the customer could do the actual glue-up of the two halves...


That is one of many ideas I've had...I was also thinking of a two piece hollow resin piece.

My problem is details...I like a lot of details and there are just so many Nike Hercules "Gateguards" around that it's awfully hard for me to ignore the details.

You know the rivets, panels, clamps, bolts and such.

How about a basic model and you guys go nuts on the details?
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:33 PM
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You could create a basic kit and provide instructions for adding the details. Built up paint/paper/card stock/balsa/basswood/whatever That way, you sell a high quality kit that can be either no details, low details or high detail, depending on what the builder wants.

Honestly, I think that because there are so few kits for a Nike Herc available (any?) that anything you produce will be a good kit that sells well.

Eh, just my $0.02

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Old 11-01-2006, 02:25 PM
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Here is an idea from a novice...please no flame throwing. Make a basic kit that when built, looks good w/o alot of detail. Anyhow, provide instructions/drawings that if/when the builder wants to, can add w/o any modifications to the base unit. This way you can produce an excellent kit for those whose skill level is say a 3 and detail upgrades for those of 4+ skill level.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:48 PM
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There seems to be an echo here!

OK, a basic kit it is.

You guys can do the rivets!

Now i still have to figure out how to reproduce the darn transition cheaply!

It's still going to have a whole bunch of parts!

12 fins.

1 nose cone.

1 tail cone.

1 transition.

10 body tubes.

8 centering rings.

WHEW!!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:16 AM
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Glad I saw the "heads up" on the other forum about your latest project, Gordon. Looks great! Looking forward to it, it's on my Christmas wish list!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:50 PM
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How come this has not been mentioned at TRF? I have been looking around for a N-H with no luck. I am keeping an eye on this thread for sure.,..
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:00 PM
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It's been a long time since I've had a 'big project'. OOOHHHH I'm STOKED!!!


Well it won't be THAT big. It'll only be about 37" long overall but will have 4 D's for the booster.

The booster is 14.125" long and uses 4 BT-55's

This is what I finished up tonight.

I still haven't worked out "exactly" how I will reproduce the transition.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:08 PM
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Hey! Moderators!!

How did THAT happen???

I replied to OK Turbo's post and it appeared BEFORE his

AAaaaaaand! It says he replied at 7:00 AM tomorrow morning!!!

Does somebody have a flux capacitor hooked into their computer!
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Hey! Moderators!!

How did THAT happen???

I replied to OK Turbo's post and it appeared BEFORE his

AAaaaaaand! It says he replied at 7:00 AM tomorrow morning!!!

Does somebody have a flux capacitor hooked into their computer!

Don't get me started on Michael J. Fox!!!

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Old 11-03-2006, 07:38 AM
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Gordon!!! You sly dog... I've been lurking away at TRF.com and there's been no mention of this until today. I guess I need to check out YORS Forum more often.

I'm a sucker for the Nike-Hercules, so you know I'll buy whatever you come up with.

On the booster transition....with a good master plug, a mold could be made to make fiberglass copies. There are some good videos on-line of the process at this site. http://www.freemansupply.com/video.htm

If you do the N-H, it definately has to be staged. The trick is getting the sustainer's conical tail into the booster transition like the real one.

It's been a long time since I've had a 'big project'. OOOHHHH I'm STOKED!!!
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