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"On Display" Photo Contest
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Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews is pleased to announce our 11th photo contest.

We've had a number of suggestions for contests, so we decided to take a vote on our eList. Here are the results:

1) The One that Got Away (Pad and Smoke Trails)

2) Launch Pad (Pads that people use, may vote for most worn, most innovative, most functional, etc)

3) On Display (ways people like to display their rockets)

CHOICES AND RESULTS

  • The One that Got Away, 15 votes, 25%
  • Launch Pad, 18 votes, 30%
  • On Display, 27 votes, 45%

So, here we go... "On Display" - ways that rocketeers like to display their rockets. This is fairly open. It can be the display of one rocket or many. It can be a diorama (a scene in miniature reproduced in three dimensions by placing figures before a painted background). It can be a unique display rack at home, at a launch, or a school science fair. Yep, fairly open.

Winners will be judged by EMRR Guests during a voting week of January 24 - January 28, 2005. They will be looking for the most appealing picture to them.

  • Entry photos must be two (2) photos at different angles.
  • The "write-up" need only be basic information of what rocket it is and general comments about the display.
  • Entry may be GIF, JPEG, of BMP - or - if you don't have an electronic photo, e-mail us for a mailing address and we will scan the pictures for you.
  • MUST Be "G-Rated".
  • Contestants may only enter (1) entry
  • Contestants must be on EMRR's Announcement List to be eligible
  • Contest is over on 1/23/2005.
  • Online Voting will take place from 1/24 - 1/28.


PRIZE TABLE:

Aerotech
Aerotech
Wart Hog (1) Wart Hog Rocket Kit
[Picture]
Art Applewhite Rockets
UFO Picture Any Style Flying Saucer of your choice of design up to a 29mm motor mount.
Link Out $20 $20
$40 Gift Certificate for something of your choice!
JonRockets
JonRocket.com
$20 $20 Gift Certificate for something of your choice!
QModeling
QModeling
MRS Stiletto
(1) MRS-STILETTO
Link Out $10 One $10 Gift Certificate for something of your choice!
Logo
RocketFlite
Pic One complete Electric Match Package:
1- ML-KIT *PLUS* Choice of (2):
1-bag of ML-12
1-bag of ML-24
1-bag of ML-48
1-bag ML-72
Logo
Rocket Guts
$10
One $15 Gift Certificate for something of your choice!
Logo
Rocket Guts
$10
One $15 Gift Certificate for something of your choice!
USR Logo
U.S. Rockets
Aero-Roc
(1) 2.25" x 35" kit for 29mm and 24mm motors:
Aero-Roc

The winners agree to write a kit review using the format guidelines included in EMRR's site. Previous winners are eligible for future Rocket Give-Away. EMRR assumes no responsibility for the kit once it leaves our location. EMRR is not liable for any damages or injury caused by the assembly or use of the kit.



Entries:

EMRR Comment: Please note that after a number of entries a few "real" rockets have been posted. This was not the original intent of the contest, but these did not break any rules and they are cool to look at. In the end the voters, by their votes, will decide if they below in the contest.

Entry #1: Jeremy Silas (114pts)
Silas Silas
This is a Binder Design Jaguar X-Tream (54mm). I get great enjoyment out of displaying my rockets. It took me awhile to figure this one out, we had a launch close to Halloween, and it came to me. With the skulls that I painted, I decided to build a coffin. I have had nothing but good comments on this bird, and the display stand. Yes this and all of my stands go to the launches with me. There is quite a few pictures out there with my set up.

EMRR: I've been saving these for after the contest. Here are some other displays of Mr. Silas:
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Entry #12: R.S. Barker (104pts)
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Barker
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This is my entry into your photo contest of my finished Little Joe 2 with scratchbuilt Tower Complex. The Little Joe 2 is a Roachwerk's 1/39th scale flying kit, that took me nearly 130 hours to complete and its finished heigth is 26.5 " tall. It has flown successfully as a 6 cluster C with a central D and recovered on twin parachutes.

The 1/39th scale Tower was designed from original plans by Tom Beach, and its finished heigth is 21.5 inches. It features full wiring on the base and up onto the tower's harness system, sandbags to protect the intricate circuit tower, and working springs (covered with a black automotive wiring harness). My total time on the tower was over 310 hours, and I felt that such a project deserved a base to showcase this design.
Entry #17: Scott Goebel (62pts)
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Goebel
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These two photos are of the display I installed in three window cabinets at the Salem, Wi. public library entrance. We received high praise for the display. The librarians told us that they had never seen so many people stop to look over a display before. Even the high school kids who normally run past the displays to get to the computers to access the internet were seen to stop and stare. Try calling your library, they are a great resource.
Entry #16: Christopher Mancuso (56pts)
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Mancuso
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This rack holds around 80+ rockets, all which have been built by my father and I. All the rockets displayed here have power ranges from 1/2A all the way up to E engines.
Entry #14: Chris Coffin (38pts)
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Coffin
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Unhappy with Bullseye's lackluster performance, Woody looks for quicker methods of transportation around town. He appears to have found it in the Aerotech Mustang. Woody said he has had some experience riding rockets before and also said he likes the Mustang since it shouldn't blow up at apogee. I think Buzz is jealous :-).
Entry #15: Michael Wilkins (37pts)
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Wilkins
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Seeing other rockets on pads, I am sending in mine. The rocket is a ¼ scale Nike Zeus. Dimensions are 7.5” in diameter, 144” in length and weighs just under 100 lbs with an M1939 and is capable of housing an N4800T.
Entry #2: David Marshall (35pts)
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Marshall
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These images show my ever-growing collection of 39 rockets on display in my den. The built-in bar has been hijacked for display space along with several modified shelves with dowels and rods to support the rockets.
Entry #20: Jeff Lane (32pts)
Lane
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MPC's lunar patrol was one of the all-time coolest concepts. But it's hard to visually decipher in 2-d. So here it is in 3-d, in its natural setting. The print size (3.5x7") is designed for antique 3-d photo viewers. If you don't have one you can borrow one at just about any antique store. Best printed on photo paper at highest resolution, it boggles the eyes. The computer generated portion is in Raydream. The Lunar Patrol was photographed from two angles and added in Photoshop. The OOP rocket is from Sky High Hobbies. They still have some of the original old MPC stock.
Entry #13: Kathy Miller (11pts)
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Miller
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The NAPAS 17X upscale of the Estes Freaky Flyer at LDRS 24 in Geneseo, NY. The rocket weighs in at 100 lbs fully loaded and stands 10' tall. It flew on a Pro98 M2505.
Entry #4: Dick Stafford (10pts)
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It's not pretty. It's not neat. It's not even in one place in the basement (a.k.a. Dick's Rocket Dungeon). If you look closely you will see most of my 131 'active' rockets. And some parts, some junk, etc. I doubt this will bring home a prize, but it is what it is :-)
Entry #11: Eugenio Cebollero
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Cebollero
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In November of 2004 I had the opportunity to travel from Florida to attend ROCStock XX in Lucerne Valley, CA. ROCStock XX was my first major high power rocketry event and featured many composite flights and mammoth rockets. While touring the flight line and the many camps set up on the desert floor I came across "Team Rage's" U.S. ARMY HAWK Missile. Measuring 11.7" in diameter and 15' in length I couldn't pass up the photo opportunity. The panoramic shot offers a glimpse of the awesome landscape that surrounds the launch site while the closer shot shows the rather large tail cone and motor mount.
Entry #7: Jeff Bolduc
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Bolduc
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My 8 year old son Drake, 6 year old daughter Shelby, and myself recently began building and launching rockets together after watching a Discovery Channel program about rocketry. We have a small but quickly growing collection of rockets stored in our basement utility room on a pegboard. This isn`t a real fancy display but it is very functional.
Entry #10: Ed Wagoner
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Wagoner
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Well it had to happen sooner or later....the garage was transformed into a hobby shop. There are 27 rockets on display with more to come. I actually came up with the idea of the shelf because all of our rockets were piled up in a cardboard box. Most of the rockets are held to the shelf with dowel rods. My son Tom is showing off his latest hobby...paint ballin. Rockets, planes and T-maxxes oh my!
Entry #3: Bryon Schoop
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Schopp
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These are in my back yard, well almost, (actually about 2 blocks away). The Nike Hercules is 41 ft. tall & if fully loaded would weight over 10,000 lbs, max altitude over 150,000 ft, top speed Mach 3.65!
Entry #9: David Stamp
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Stamp
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This is a ~20ft rocket designed and built by the University of Cincinatti and Casper College. In the photos it is sitting on the launch rail at NASA Wallops Island, Virginia in July, 2004, before and after being elevated to the launch angle. It was powered by the largest reloadable Ammonium Nitrate motor in the world.
Entry #6: Lance Alligood
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Alligood
OK, seeing how the Nike Hercules entry is acceptable, here is one that I took back on October 28th, 2004. Long story short, a fellow group of rocketeers & I had an all clearance pass to KSC (less than 45 min drive from my house) for the day & we were able to get within ~500ft of the Delta IV that is supposed to be lifting off in just a few short days. Impressive to say the least!
Entry #18: Douglas Gardei
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Gardei
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Doug Gardei admires his new FlisKits Tres and Long Overdue Kits while posing with his Rocketry Forum T-shirt :)
Entry #8: Paul Shepherdson
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Shepherdson
Our R/C airplane club was asked to participate in an Aeronautical / airframe college open house. We were given a large-ish pace. I figured that rockets had every right to be included, as well as my R/C planes. This photo details my 'rocket section'.
Entry #5: Steward and Taylor Jones
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Jones
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I'm quite proud of the entire display of my and my (10yr old) sons' rockets... and the "camp" we set up at all of our launches...!!!
Entry #19: Arley Davis
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Davis
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The two photo's are of the four rockets that are on display at Hobby Town USA in La Vista NE. They are the PML pterodactyl, the Modified to a 29MM Estes Maxi-Force, and two Minie Magg's. My Daughters Loony Tune Minie Magg and My Dragon Minie Magg

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