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1:144 Scout Family Of American Small Launchers


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Hello!

This is my design and build of the family of Scout small launchers used by NASA from 1961 to 1994.

Forty years ago I wrote a small article for the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society: this was a two page series of profiles for the Scout different versions.

I'd kept in mind the idea of doing models of them. During the following Century, with the advent of 3D printing I re-started my project.

 

First I did the 3D design for all versions:

 

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With the complete listing of parts:

 

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Some details:

 

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Then came the 3D printing:

 

Fairings:

 

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Fins:

 

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Main bodies:

 

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To get a perfect alignment when glueing I designed a special craddle:

 

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Assembly:

 

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After a coat of primer (Mr Hobby), masquing (Parafilm), painting (Tamiya) and varnishing (Alclad2) my little family is ready to receive the numerous custom made decals:

 

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Starting from general decoration:

 

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I designed a decal sheet:

 

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... to be continued

_Bruno

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