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Old 01-03-2018, 05:34 PM
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Default Grab 'em by the Proboscis. Mosquito TK-1, #0801

Yeah, that's them. With the balsa cones. I better load up a fresh #11 in case the laser-cut fins don't just fall out. You know, I'm automatically attracted to Bill Simon designs. I just start modeling them. It's like a magnet. Just model. I don't even wait. And when you're a YORF Member, they let you do it. You can clone anything.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:51 PM
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That's a whole lotta 'skeeters !
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:56 PM
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That's a whole lotta 'skeeters !


Hear! Hear! Thatís more Ďskeeters than the U.P. In August! (Eh!)
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They have Mosquitos the size of small birds in the U.P.
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They have Mosquitos the size of small birds in the U.P.


...and theyíre twice as voracious!
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:17 AM
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Yeah, that's them. With the balsa cones. I better load up a fresh #11 in case the laser-cut fins don't just fall out. You know, I'm automatically attracted to Bill Simon designs. I just start modeling them. It's like a magnet. Just model. I don't even wait. And when you're a YORF Member, they let you do it. You can clone anything.


I too am in a Bill Simon build mode.

Built a Sky Hook earlier this year, and doing an upscale using a Panavia kit.
Did an Astron Cobra a few years ago, always loved that model. Finishing up an upscaled Cobra for NARAM.
The Apogee II was my first stager. I want to build another.
Did Bill design the Astron Drifter? I had one as a kid. Iím thinking that an upscale is in order.
Iíve seen the list of his designs, most of which escape me at the moment, but I do remember saying I liked most, if not all, of his models.
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Iíve seen the list of his designs, most of which escape me at the moment, but I do remember saying I liked most, if not all, of his models.

Go to the old SEMROC site and use Bill Simon's name in the designer filter.
http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts/ClassicKits.asp

K-5 Apogee
K-7 Phantom
K-5 Apogee II
K-8 Sky Hook
K-10 Cobra
K-12 Farside
K-12X Farside-X
K-14 Drifter
K-25 Alpha
K-37 Scrambler
K-38 Avenger
K-39 Semi-Scale Saturn V
K-40 Midget
K-44 Birdie
K-45 Beta
K-53 Stinger
TK-1 Mosquito
TK-2 Screamer
K-7B Phantom
0701 Firing Line Starter (Vampire) co-designer
0702 Firing Line Launch System co-designer
TK-40 Midget
TK-44 Birdie
TK-45 Beta
K-59 SPEV
K-65 Scissor-Wing Transport co-designer
K-25 Alpha
K-72 Vostok
K-76 Antares
K-77 Icarus
K-80 Firefly
0807 Condor
K-8 Sky Hook
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Iíve used the old site before, but never noticed this page before. Nice!

And yes, most of his designs I like. Still need to build a Farside-X!

I visited e-Rockets on the Build Night before NSL, but promisied myself Iíd not buy anything that night. We were on a 2-1/2 week road trip and I already had table, chairs, easy-up, rocket box, and tool box packed. For just a day of flying at NSL.

Our time at NSL was short, but we did meet Vern and Gleda Estes, as well as Ellis Langford and his wife. Vern and Gleda signed my 40+ year old Saros out on the field. I also visited with Peter Alway, who was promoting a new book on V-2 paint schemes. Of course I bought one, and had him sign. I met Peter about 20 years ago and it was great to visit with him again. We attended the banquet, heard the ďfireside chatĒ Estes story from Vern and Gleda, and we were all honored to sign the 4Ē Big Bertha that was there for guests to sign before it headed to Vernís home museum.

By the way, thanks for posting the Bill Simon list!
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First Mosquito in 2X White Primer. When they're all sprayed and sanded smooth, I can begin worrying about color. Marigold/Black, Sun Yellow/Berry Pink, Berry Pink/Purple, Real Orange/Spa Blue. Aw heck, just finish them all in Golden Sunset, with the singular, and classic, black fin. That'll present as a Swarm of Nostalgic Good Times.
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