Thanks to the generosity and genius of Art Applewhite, you can download patterns and templates for a huge assortment of funky rockets. Art used to sell kits (and we used to resell them) but he's retired from that part of the business.
Of course you'll need motors... and that's where we come in ;-) We currently stock 13mm Estes motors, 18mm Estes and Klima motors from 1/2A - D total impulse and 24mm Estes D motors with various delays. -P motors, with no ejection charge, are particularly useful. We await restock of 29mm, 38mm and 54mm motors from Cesaroni. Stocking levels vary according to availability and sometimes we run out :-(
Visit Art's site at http://www.artapplewhite.com/free.html
We've had a lot of fun with Art's rockets. Paul got his Level 1 and Level 2 High Power Rocketry certification with a tetrahedron that borrowed heavily from Art's work. Built from 6mm foam board it was tough enough to survive a couple of rough landings and still get the prize ;-)
We've built and launched plywood tetrahedrons powered by 38mm Cesaroni I-impulse motors. Thanks to Al's inspiration!
We even sent out Christmas cards, once upon a time, that featured a 13mm cardboard flying saucer rocket you could build and hang on your Yuletide bush... or fly!
We highly recommend these fun UFOs if you are budget-constrained and even open space restricted (some of these rockets fly comfortably in a back garden).
The model rocket fan base needs no reminder that Texas is the home of the SpaceX launch site soon to be known as Starbase, Texas.