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Rocket Launcher Models – The Final Chapter?

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.

Rocket Launcher Model Rocket Launcher Model

 

 

Laser cut aluminum was welded for strength and stability to build the towers for the rocket launcher models. ABS and styrene added details.

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The treads were 3D printed.

Rocket Launcher Model Rocket Launcher Model

As wtih the previous builds, the resulting models need custom crates designed and built in our shop.

IMG_5508rocket launcher modelEven 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.

 

 

 

 

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Rocket Launch Pad Scale Models

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.

rocket display model

rocket display model

 

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:

rocket launcher model parts

3D printed treads:

Rocket launcher 3D printed part

3D printed rocket launcher parts

Plywood and tooling board base:

rocket launcher model parts

rocket launcher model parts

ABS & styrene parts:

rocket launcher model parts

Putting it all together:

rocket launch pad model parts

rocket launch pad model

Building the towers:

model maker

After the rocket launch pad scale models were built, custom crates needed to be designed to safely house and transport the models.

custom scale model crate

Here’s some pictures of the finished product:

rocket launch pad scale model

rocket launch pad scale model

rocket launch pad scale model

rocket launch pad scale model

rocket launch pad scale model

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