Rocketship Mark V

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Project by bj383ss posted 08-21-2014 12:57 AM 1538 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rocketship Mark V is complete. I put a coat of BLO on it and when that is dry I will put a low gloss poly. Onto Mark VI


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#1 posted 08-21-2014 01:08 AM

Nice – I like the tripod fins and overall design. I have to get my camera out and share a few pics with you. Mine are a bit worse for wear, as the boys played pretty hard with them over the years.

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 01:09 AM

Now that looks good Bret… You’ve done a very fine job on the lathe on this Rocketship….WELL DONE!!

Like the helper in photo#5….lol…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 04:18 AM

Absolutely love it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-21-2014 11:13 AM

And, blastoff.. Purdee cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-21-2014 12:36 PM

Wow, I thought they were 6ft tall from the first photo, impressive nonetheless!

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#6 posted 08-21-2014 04:36 PM

Flash Gordon at his dreams!

Flying high design and gorgeous work! That is just the rocket!

PLEASE when totally done let us see the steamer and tender!

-- just rjR

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#7 posted 08-21-2014 10:11 PM


-- Leonard H.

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#8 posted 08-21-2014 10:14 PM

Nice work! Have you thought about turning models like this out of balsa wood and converting them to actually be launched via Estes rocket motors?

-- Ed

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#9 posted 08-21-2014 11:20 PM

Very cool! Like the look a lot!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#10 posted 08-21-2014 11:46 PM

very cool!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 08-22-2014 12:23 AM

Another great looking rocket ship!

By the way, Smurfs are OK, but I’d like to see Marvin Martian pose with the Mark VI!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 08-22-2014 12:58 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. Some fellas on another forum happen to mention something about Thunderbirds are a GO. That just opened up a whole other world of rocketships.

@Mean_Dean That is a great idea. I just hired Marvin. He should be here by Monday!

@Ralbuck. I have the Steam Engine posted under my projects but here is another shot.

If you want to see more hi res photos of the train I have just uploaded it to my Flickr page.



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#13 posted 08-22-2014 08:09 PM

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 08-22-2014 10:39 PM

How very fun, and the extra pics of the rockets and trains are fantastic. The details!

-- -- Tyson

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#15 posted 09-02-2014 04:06 AM

You’re onto something pretty cool with these rockets… Very original.

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