Little Joe Build

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by CardStalker, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. CardStalker

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    Thanks Rick, thats so COOOOLLLLL. Need to build me one of those. Next the fin parts are cut, folded, and edge colored. Again I used the siver sharpie.

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    Here it is half way assembled.

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    After the 4 fins are put together the next thing I did was round the inside abit cause the back of the fin was flat and it has to go onto a round rocket casing. So I pushed it across the side of my exacto knife handel and pushed down abit to make it curve on the inside.

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    Next I scraped off the clear coat on the rocket casing where the fin's attach and glued them on.

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    Next roll LJ9 into a cone and attach the ends with LJ9A joiner. And cut out LJ10 and put at the top of the cone.

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    Then place at the top of the rocket and glue. The capsule I started in my clear coat thread and I added the M3 part to the bottom of it.

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    The next parts are for the top of the capsule. Parts M4 through M6A. Roll M6 into a cylinder and glue the ends with M6A and close the bottom with M4. M5 is put at the top.

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    Next M7 and M7A. Roll M7 to cone and join with M7A.

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    Close the top with M8 and form M9 into a shallow cone.

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    next put it all together. As you can see the parts on the out side were clear coated and edge colored. Not to bad overall.

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    Thats all for tonight, next the escape tower. This is a fun job, NOT.
  12. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

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    Idea

    For the color of the exsposed areas, (Just a idea). Publish a bash part for this option of the kit, (In the parts bin).

    It would make a good feature for this pop. model.

    Carl
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    What an excellent build thread!

    I am thoroughly enjoying your build of this model, very nicely done!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Thanks

    Thanks for sharing this with us - very interesting.
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    Carl, I will see what I can do. Jim, thanks for the nice comments, BTW your not top poster right now, LOL. And thank you also Niels. Will try and get more on later tonight, but I have to go out for a business dinner. It's OK, I'm not paying, LOL.
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    Here are all the parts for the tower. ET1 to ET9. All parts were clear coated except ET1A andET2.

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    I am anxious to see this tower go together, but I am certain it will be just like the rest of this build...excellent!

    The comments come easy seeing how well this is coming out, my friend...and you're right, I hadn't noticed the posting count. That's great, because I think it means there is a lot of participation in the forum. The more the merrier!!:grin:

    I'm looking forward to the next update!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Very nice model you are doing here!!

    I built it a couple of years ago, but of course, I didn't do it with this degree of excellence.

    Here's a photo of the Little Joe in Alamogordo, New Mexico Steve Austin was telling you about; and a photo of the museum itself (the Little Joe can be seen reflected on it). I took these photos in a quick tour to the museum (just 2 hours from Juarez, Mexico).

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    Nice, isn't it?
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    This is pretty cool! Nice job too. I ask this question in hopes that is doesn't sound so stupid, but is there an advantage to gloss coating the parts before building them up? vs spraying them up after?
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    Thanks Jim, glad you like it. And thank you Gerardo. Cmdrted, I have done it both ways, but when the model is done it is harder to get all area's even and avoid runs, for me at least. With doing it before cutting, I can get a more even coat and can play with how much I put on with out runs. I also found it lets me cut the parts cleaner more crisp cut lines. But thats just me.