This is the third set of rocket launcher models KiwiMill has built for our client. This batch is in the final stages of assembly, ready to ship in a couple of days. Like the previous orders, these are large specimens – approximately 1:50th scale.
Tooling board and plywood were CNC routed for the bases. This provided a sturdy, solid surface to build from.
Laser cut aluminum was welded for strength and stability to build the towers for the rocket launcher models. ABS and styrene added details.
The treads were 3D printed.
As wtih the previous builds, the resulting models need custom crates designed and built in our shop.
Even though we are coming to the end of this project, our model makers are hoping to work on additional rocket launcher orders in the future.
This was a two-part project involving rocket scale models and rocket launch pad scale models.
The rocket display scale models were built in 1:200th scale. They were mounted on black melamine bases for display purposes.
The second part of the project involved 1:200th scale rocket launch pad scale models. These large-scale models were made from a variety of materials. Tooling board and plywood were CNC routed for the bases. Sheet metal was welded to provide sturdy towers for the rocket launch pads. ABS and styrene added details. The treads were 3D printed.
Sheet metal parts:
3D printed treads:
Plywood and tooling board base:
ABS & styrene parts:
Putting it all together:
Building the towers:
After the rocket launch pad scale models were built, custom crates needed to be designed to safely house and transport the models.
Here’s some pictures of the finished product: