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Old 10-05-2008, 05:39 AM
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Having been motivated by many fellow rocketeer's here (especially by scigs30) I have committed myself to finally start finishing my rockets that I started oh so many years ago and finish them once and for all.

I'll be updating this thread with every completed rocket.

So to start here my finished Estes Helio-Copter that I started back in the late 80's. It is the first issue:



Next up my Estes Defender having sat nakid since early 90's or so:



Keep watching this space for future developments ...
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:36 AM
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An hour ago I applied the decals on my Alpha III. This rocket was built in the 80's. However I goofed on the decals because I applied them too early not waiting long enough for the paint to dry. At some point I removed the body tube and built and painted a new one. This was some time ago.
Well, today I finally applied the decals



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Old 10-05-2008, 08:57 AM
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Great looking rockets Leo and great photos................
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:04 AM
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Great looking rockets Leo and great photos................


Maybe Estes should hire Leo?!
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:39 PM
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Maybe Estes should hire Leo?!


I'll put the good word in for Leo..............
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:23 PM
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Very nice rockets Leo,, How do you get way up there to take the pictures?
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Very nice rockets Leo,, How do you get way up there to take the pictures?


Leo knows how to use photoshop very well; I've asked him this question a while back and he
even showed a few "before" and "after" pics of the same models so we could see for ourselves. That's why I suggested to the Rocket Doctor that Estes should hire Leo; he'd really be able to take great model shots for the long awaited catalogs.....
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:44 PM
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Leo,

Congratulations on clothing the naked elderly.

Doesn't it make you feel good about yourself to finally get those projects done?

Last spring I went into a frenzy to finish up all the old projects and got my Constellation, Silver Comet, Eager Beaver, and Nike Ajax all done in a week.

Now if I could just get my Soyuz done.
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:04 AM
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Thanks everyone

@Dave

Hhhmmm.... that would be a good reason to move to the States .....

@Gus

You're right. It feels real nice. As soon as I get back from my SC vacation I will continue
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Leo knows how to use photoshop very well; I've asked him this question a while back and he
even showed a few "before" and "after" pics of the same models so we could see for ourselves. That's why I suggested to the Rocket Doctor that Estes should hire Leo; he'd really be able to take great model shots for the long awaited catalogs.....


If Leo could use Photoshop so well, why even bother painting the rockets in the first place? Why not just "Photoshop" them to have whatever paint job he wanted?
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