Zoot Rocket finished.

Discussion in 'Renders and Illustrations' started by McGee, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. McGee

    McGee Newbie

    As many of you know, a year or so ago, I had taken the simple Zoot Rocket model, and added some parts not originally there, leaving an incomplete model.
    I then took it to work and had a friend, Mark, color all the parts.
    I took the colored pages and built the rocket up for him, to call his own, reinforcing it to resist handling, and added only a few creative embellishments..i.e. the jewel side windows and the landing stems at end of fins.
    I gave it back to Mark for him to proudly display in his room, with a personalized plaque bearing his nick name at work.
    Here are the pics of him holding his rocket after having entered it in the state fair.
    I hope I posted this correctly, in the right place. FB_20160127_23_03_07_Saved_Picture.jpg

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Mark did a really good job on colouring it! I like how you personalized it for Mark within the build.
    I am glad to see that you are sticking with this project!!!:Bravo:
  3. McGee

    McGee Newbie

    Thank you very much Rhaven. Life made me take time off awhile, but I was determined to not let it slip through the cracks.
    It was a challenge but fun, and he really did a great job.
  4. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Unfathomable depth of the finest of human character and of human struggle to be and persevere, and flourish. . That would look excellent displayed anywhere!!

    Reminds me of a poem from one of my favorite authors, "Fern Hill", by Dylan Thomas:

    Final stanza: Fern Hill, Dylan Thomas
    ..........Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would
    take me
    Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
    In the moon that is always rising,
    Nor that riding to sleep
    I should hear him fly with the high fields
    And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator


    Moved to "Renders and Illustrations" :)
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I fully understand when life throws you a curveball and a spanner into the cogworks. I recently moved back to the US. So I had to take a sabbatical until I was able to get to a point to where I can build again. I am at that point there now. I recently finished a Thunder Fighter model as my "comeback build".
    I am glad that you are back.
  7. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    thats a real show piece!
  8. McGee

    McGee Newbie

    Thank you kindly Spaceagent. I will be sure to tell Mark tomorrow that you really liked it.
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  9. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Hey...I think it's GREAT also!! Job well done!! and Mark looks proud as can be to own such a personal model!

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