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Old 03-01-2021, 03:24 PM
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here are 3 G.H.Stine designs from the early to mid 50's ....these are models, ie, not model rockets.... the FAFNIR was on the cover of the GHS book " ...And A Star to Steer Her By..." circa 1953...GHS handmade this model 4 to 5 years before model rocketry existed....the exhaust is cotton balls . This are just models, not flying model rockets although I'm sure they might be able to be converted. this book: https://www.amazon.com/Spaceship-Ha..../dp/097076040X has all the detailed drawings of them. GHS books also has drawings of them . The Absyrtis is in Contraband Rocket. Also check out Rocketman and Starship Thru Space. The last pic is GHS with his cat Cosmos who was a character in his book Starship Thru Space. This isn't a very good pic but if you look real closely next to the FAFNIR is a scale rocket to give you an idea how BIG the FAFNIR would have been in real life. The launchpad is depicted in a drawing of the cover of Rocketman.



Thanks for posting the pics of G. Harry's rockets. I see you have the Athena in there, as well. I am almost done with a RC RG of the Athena from the Saturday Evening Post story "The Day the Rocket Crashed".

Big fan of the Spaceship Handbook. Used the Athena drawing in there to scale my RC RG version. It is BT-80 sized with Dynasoar Rocketry/Frank Burke style Depron flying surfaces. Done except for a custom 3D printed nose cone and the canopy fairing. Pic attached. Have a PNC-80 on there for now. If the custom printed cone takes too long, I will put a paper hat on it and go ahead and fly.

The rockets from G. Harry Stine's stories were fairly huge. The Athena as designed (as interpreted by Jon Rogers) was 136 feet long. The Fafnir was 303 feet long and the Absyrtis was 197 feet long. The BT-80 Athena works out to 1/46.15 scale.

Anyone know if the Antar design was featured in one of his stories? And, are there other G. Harry Stine fictional rocket designs floating around out there, besides the ones in the Spaceship Handbook and the Antar?
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:38 PM
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I like that design on rocket - realistic!!!
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for posting the pics of G. Harry's rockets. I see you have the Athena in there, as well. I am almost done with a RC RG of the Athena from the Saturday Evening Post story "The Day the Rocket Crashed".

Big fan of the Spaceship Handbook. Used the Athena drawing in there to scale my RC RG version. It is BT-80 sized with Dynasoar Rocketry/Frank Burke style Depron flying surfaces. Done except for a custom 3D printed nose cone and the canopy fairing. Pic attached. Have a PNC-80 on there for now. If the custom printed cone takes too long, I will put a paper hat on it and go ahead and fly.

The rockets from G. Harry Stine's stories were fairly huge. The Athena as designed (as interpreted by Jon Rogers) was 136 feet long. The Fafnir was 303 feet long and the Absyrtis was 197 feet long. The BT-80 Athena works out to 1/46.15 scale.

Anyone know if the Antar design was featured in one of his stories? And, are there other G. Harry Stine fictional rocket designs floating around out there, besides the ones in the Spaceship Handbook and the Antar?


I don't know if the Antar was featured in any of his stories, but I'm trying to find out. In Earth Satellites and The race for Space Superiority on page 65 is a diagram for a rocket called the Griffon, on page 55 Aeolus and Nomad. There may be some rocket designs in RocketMen
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:22 AM
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Great Pic! May I ask where you found it?
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I don't know if the Antar was featured in any of his stories, but I'm trying to find out.


Terry,

Bill and I discussed this before the release. We agreed that as far as we knew it never appeared in any of Harryís books. And I donít really know if it appeared in any of the magazine stories, but Iím way less familiar with those, because there are just so many. If you find out something different, that would be fascinating.

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I don't recall ever seeing this one either.
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Chris:
Great Pic! May I ask where you found it?


I may have gotten it from Kevin Wickart.
I think he built a Fafnir model for the then newly created FF/FS event.
I am not really sure.
Too many moons ago.
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:57 AM
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AC Supply has pushed the ANTARís availability to April. Not a big deal I suppose, I have enough unbuilt kits to last for at least that long 😉
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:52 AM
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AC Supply has pushed the ANTARís availability to April. Not a big deal I suppose, I have enough unbuilt kits to last for at least that long 😉

So do I. We are talking about April, 2035, right? :-)
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Old 03-07-2021, 09:21 AM
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Slightly off topic, but I sure wish that someone would work with the Stine family to get all of the more vintage G Harry Stine/ Lee Correy stories published in e-book format. Pretty much everything before the 1970s. There are a few I have never been able to locate and a couple I have not read since the 1960s.

I have been meaning to check out the Stine Archives, to the limited extent possible on line.
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