Monday, May 29, 2017

Carded Red Max Build, Finished





Here's the cliche picture you'd take to show how small it really is -
Only 5 3/16" tall and weighs .33 oz. Much of the weight is the clay in the nose cone.













The nose end picture shows a mistake! Can you see what it is?
I had to go back, fix the art, print and build again. Everybody that requested the Red max PDF got the corrected art.





Here's my Red Max family,
The standard BT-60 based Red Max, the BT-50 Mini Max and the BT-5 Micro Red Max.

8 comments:

  1. Chris,
    Nice job. Good hints for my future cardstock builds. The only thing I can find re: a "mistake" in the art is the missing thin red strip at the top of the tube. Is that it? Wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't mentioned a mistake.
    BTW have you clear coated this yet? I noticed that when I clear coated my Applewhite saucer a few weeks ago it deepened the colors in addition to giving it a nice gloss, and "waterproofing" the body, at least to some extent. Cheers!

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    1. Hi BAR,
      You got it right! It was that small red strip at the top of the body tube / nose cone joint. I did't notice it until after making two of these and setting them side by side with the bigger models. I had to go back and make two more! It wasn't a big deal, these go together pretty easily.
      It has been clear coated in the pictures. The clear coats do deepen the colors. Unless I went with a slicker, heavier stock, the carded models usually print up a little lighter in color.

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  2. That was a fun and easy build; the end product looks great.

    Since you had two Der Red Max on a single sheet, perhaps do a "Rare" Carded Der Big Red Max. Assuming you have all the artwork and fin specs laying around in that computer of yours. ;-)

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    1. Hi Scott,
      When you say "rare" Red Max, what exactly are you referring to?

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  3. This begs for a BT-20 size model to complete the set. BT-20 with A-size motors is my favorite LPR.

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    1. Hi Eero,
      That might be a possibility - we'll see when I have the time to draw one up. Boy, there's a lot of Red Max model sizes out there.

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  4. Please sir can we have some more...

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    1. Hi Wildcat,
      All my carded models are hosted at: https://rocketry.wordpress.com/ultimate-paper-rocket-guide/paper-rocket-partial-builds/#chris

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