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Old School Space Rocket... Whoosh!

by syvwlch, published

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Old School Space Rocket... Whoosh! by syvwlch Nov 24, 2008
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Description

This is a model of the classic pulp SciFi rocket, which takes the hero, the sidekick and the romantic interest, to the stars!

For something that fits in a 12"x12" sheet, this thing will tower nearly 15" tall, overawing any primitive aliens you are likely to meet. Well, the shorter ones anyway.

Heavily inspired by Herge's Tintin comics, which are a must read.

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Wow. I love it. Makes a great Christmas gift/stocking stuffer.

That's great news! Don't forget to take a picture and upload it here so we can see it!

Just made it moved some of the circles into the fins

looks cool

used 1/4 plywood wish the joints were tighter

going to give it to a neighbor kid as a puzzle :)

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Instructions

This was designed for a 12"x12" square of 1/8" material. The square is a reference for scaling, it is 1"x1".

There should be some play in the slots, so acrylic should work just fine.

The basic structure is based around three spines that hold the circular ribs together by a tongue and groove system, and the legs attach to the lower four rings by the same principle. There are little teardrop feet that slide into slots on the legs, purely ornamental.

I would have numbered the ribs but that would increase cut time and this makes your model a sort of puzzle as well!

Enjoy!

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Anonymous on Dec 13, 2009 said:

Wow. I love it. Makes a great Christmas gift/stocking stuffer.

Anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 said:

Just made it moved some of the circles into the fins

looks cool

used 1/4 plywood wish the joints were tighter

going to give it to a neighbor kid as a puzzle :)

syvwlch on Feb 13, 2009 said:

That's great news! Don't forget to take a picture and upload it here so we can see it!

syvwlch on Dec 2, 2008 said:

Yay! Oomlout made a second one. :-)

syvwlch on Dec 2, 2008 said:

Doh, Oomlout = Stuart. :-[

Anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 said:

All I can say is well good. :)

bre on Nov 26, 2008 said:

syvwlch, you are on a roll, this is totally awesome! I'm going to have to laser one of these up here momentarily.

syvwlch on Nov 26, 2008 said:

Just ironing out the kinks in the Sketchup-
&
gt;Inkscape workflow while having some fun! ;-)

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