Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > The Golden Age of Model Rocketry > Plans & Publications
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 08-05-2008, 09:12 AM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is offline
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 9,118
Default

NOBODY does decals for the Athena; I had to piece them together from several sheets of Centuri ones I had.
I have all the proper decals EXCEPT the "Athena" name one in the correct font that goes on the payload section.

Nobody has a scan of the original Athena decal sheet that I have found either. They are REALLY rare.

The "United States" decal is the same one as used for the Nike-Smoke.

At one time Estes produced a simple 3FNC rocket called the Athena, but was not the same as the Enerjet one. It did however include an "Athena" decal in the same font and size as the Enerjet one for the body tube. One could be pirated from one of those kits.
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and NEVER touch the brake !!!
No Harm=NO Foul advocate

If you are NOT FLYING LOW in the left lane, you need to GET THE #$&@ OUT of it !

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask, you probably aren't
!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-05-2008, 10:05 AM
jetlag jetlag is offline
Old BAR
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,104
Default

Yes, the Athena by Estes is here:

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...ia/90est14.html

I reckon I'll need to piece them together, as you did. Maybe I could use the 'United States' decals from my Saturn 1B, etc. The striping will be easy enough, though. Some of the panel decals may be only problematic .
Allen
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-05-2008, 10:18 PM
Bluegrass Rocket's Avatar
Bluegrass Rocket Bluegrass Rocket is offline
Pickin' and launching.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 221
Default

I saved the attached photo from the Ebay auction a while back, maybe it will help.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  athena2.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  25.3 KB  
__________________
Rick Randol
NAR #28062, ROCI Section #625
http://www.newwayspacemodels.com
http://www.indyrockets.org
10 Years Being Square 2009-2019
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-06-2008, 03:22 AM
jetlag jetlag is offline
Old BAR
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluegrass Rocket
I saved the attached photo from the Ebay auction a while back, maybe it will help.

GHRocketman was right: the 'Athena' decal here is the same as the athena decal font from the Estes' kit from 1990. Too bad the picture shows a partial look at the decal sheet. But it sure helps! The striping is a little more involved than I at first thought.
I got a look at my nose cones; I have all I need. I'm going to order the rest of the pieces today.
Phred, what do you think?
Allen
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-06-2008, 06:49 AM
Phred's Avatar
Phred Phred is offline
GET GOONY!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 616
Default

If there is anyway to reach the winner of this auction, and get a scan of the decals, I sure would be glad to draw them!!

Phred
__________________
Just some guy.....

GET GOONY!!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-06-2008, 08:56 AM
jetlag jetlag is offline
Old BAR
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by excelsior_rocketry
If there is anyway to reach the winner of this auction, and get a scan of the decals, I sure would be glad to draw them!!

Phred


I'll give it a try...........



Done. I've purchased from this nice gentleman before. I hope be takes kindly to shameless begging............
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-06-2008, 09:41 AM
kurtschachner's Avatar
kurtschachner kurtschachner is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Southeastern Wisconsin
Posts: 1,236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetlag
I'll give it a try...........



Done. I've purchased from this nice gentleman before. I hope be takes kindly to shameless begging............


If you get a response, post the scan here. Phred and I can duel it out as to who gets the redraw done first
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Phred's Avatar
Phred Phred is offline
GET GOONY!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 616
Default

Or we can split it and take half the time!!

Ph
__________________
Just some guy.....

GET GOONY!!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-06-2008, 11:53 AM
kurtschachner's Avatar
kurtschachner kurtschachner is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Southeastern Wisconsin
Posts: 1,236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by excelsior_rocketry
Or we can split it and take half the time!!

Ph


No problem. Apart from the word "Athena" itself, that looks pretty easy.

Man that later Estes kit was sure forgettable! I like the line "AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE GREEK GODDESS OF WISDOM FOR WHICH IT'S NAMED".

Sure, sure...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-11-2008, 02:00 PM
timorley's Avatar
timorley timorley is offline
That 70's Rocketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bright, Indiana
Posts: 298
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluegrass Rocket
I saved the attached photo from the Ebay auction a while back, maybe it will help.


I started getting the parts together to clone this after I saw the auction on ebay, I thought is was cool looking. Decals were a problem, but then I saw this thread. I thought I'd try to redraw the decal from the image you posted and combining elements from other decals. It's not done, and I still need to tweak the length of the bands. I know there is no way my drawing is accurate, but it's going to be close enough for me unless someone can get scans of the real decals. I also think the Enerjet Nike-Smoke (KE-3) Decal on YORP for the "United States" is the right style, but maybe too small at 4.5" long??? Assuming the Athena directions stating the large stripes are 6.5" long is correct.

I don't want to represent the attached image as a clone or copy of the Athena decal, it is my interpretation of the decal from the image Bluegrass Rocket posted. And is NOT final, it's low res, not tested, the stripes are not 100% on size, and I'm not sure of some of the elements above the "United States" graphic. I'm fairly sure of the word Payload, I'm unsure of the USA and very unsure of the "Vent", total guesses. Correct sizing aside, I'm looking for feedback on what I've done so far.

Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  AthenaDecalRedraw100DPI.jpg
Views: 252
Size:  94.5 KB  
__________________
Tim

"You know, it, uh, won't fly unless somebody pushes the button." From the movie October Sky.

I am SAM # 0167
NAR 98303 Southwestern Ohio Rocketry Association (SORA) #624
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2019