Turned out great!
Nice build Chris. Maybe I should start my three stage STM-012 kit bash.
Looks great. A lot better than the Estes STM-012. I think most what I'm not thrilled about with the Estes STM-012 resolve around color and decals, not the design of the rocket itself.
My thoughts on the STM-012 face card paint scheme are in line with yours Elsa - a solid mil-spec green with an orange nose scheme is the plan for my STM on the build pile. Chris's blog is a great inspiration for those of us without much of an artistic eye!
Hey Chris, Nice job, as usual. This kitbash is just begging to be staged. Agree on the BT-70 and 80 tubes: same thickness as the BT-55, and even the BT-101. More robust alternatives are available, such as the BTH-70 and 80 tubes from Semroc/erockets, and the Aerotech/LOC 2.2" and 2.6" tubes. Or should I say airframes, like a true MPR/HPR builder (holding my nose high up in the air)?Just kidding! Cheers!