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Offline Marderman

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Sins of youth- rockets
« on: April 13, 2021, 04:32:10 PM »
In the article "40 years of Leopard 2" I wrote that I was moving. I recently looked through my box with the rockets I had built myself. They are over 45 years old junk, but I want to show them.


























The Matador was an old Faller-Kit (HO), I put him on an Wiking- Truck

« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 04:40:53 PM by Marderman »

Offline Marderman

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Re: Sins of youth
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 04:40:14 PM »
Yes, I also built airplanes when I was young










Camouflage at the undersite  :-\

Greetings,
Didi

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 11:23:07 PM »

Camouflage at the undersite  :-\

It's a whif! ;D

So, how old were you when you built these? ???

They're showing their age, now, but, even for an early-teenager, they're pretty good. :smiley:
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 12:03:53 AM »
 Junk you say? Pretty inspired and elegant junk to my eye.

Offline Marderman

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 12:49:12 AM »
I was 15, when I build the Heinkel 177. The Canberra and the Spritfire(Seafire) I build before I was 13. Then I started also with 1/35 tanks.

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 05:14:47 AM »
All the missiles are fantastic!

What are these?



Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2021, 09:43:47 AM »
I was 15, when I build the Heinkel 177. The Canberra and the Spritfire(Seafire) I build before I was 13. Then I started also with 1/35 tanks.

See! Not "junk", just age appropriate! 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Story

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 03:28:41 AM »
Echoing the above, these are perfectly cromulent snapshots of moments of joy, inspiration and curiosity.

Don't trash 'em.

Offline Kerick

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2021, 06:37:26 AM »
Or whiff them into something new! The rockets look like a great way to use up model parts. Rattle can silver always gives the 50s b movie look.

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2021, 06:45:49 AM »
Hear hear, any of the models you have shown could be re-built into almost anything.

What about GTX's Turbo Prop HE-177 https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6519.0 ?

Offline Kerick

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Re: Sins of youth- rockets
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2021, 09:24:42 AM »
A good cleaning would work wonders.