Built a few rockets in the past, most of them printed. And all of them were 'real' rockets.
This time I'll build a rocket out of the '50 era. First man on the Moon were actually Tintin, captain Haddock and Bobby, the dog.
It's a very beautiful machine I think. Most of the parts already printed.
In fact the trigger to make this rocket was a friends challenge to grow hot peppers in a not so 'logical' way.... The challenge is to grow his peppers upside down. The question came from a group of people busy growing only peppers. Purpose is to make the challenge as original as possible. Well my friend Yves asked me to make him this rocket, and he will grow yellow peppers. These peppers will exit at the bottom of Tintin's rocket and represent the flames during launch.
At the same time I will make a second one to be installed at our observatory.
This is how far I got right now. Completely finished it will be about 1.7m high.
Printing time for these 8 parts about 14 hours. All is done in 'SpiralVase' modus using a 1.5mm nozzle.
Still to do the 3 landing feet + 'wings'. For these feet I need to finish the printer in the picture aside the rocket. I can print 490mm with it, I like to print these feet in one piece.
Before red paint is applied a little sanding is needed to remove a few irregularities.
To be clear on the matter, there were in fact a few other rockets before Tintins landing, I know, I know. But these rockets did not land but crashed on the surface like Georges Méliès rocket. It crashed in the Moon's right eye....