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Old 08-06-2022, 02:43 PM
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......but THIS is how it will look while I'm sanding and sealing it: BT55's of the booster still not joined and no faux exhaust tubes on the booster, faux nozzle on the orbiter, or PNC's on either.

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Old 08-06-2022, 03:51 PM
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FWIW, Hercules is also Elton Johnís middle name.

Technically it was Kenneth (Reginald Kenneth Dwight), but I guess he added a middle name to his blues influenced Elton (Elton Dean) John (Long John Baldry) name when he officially got it changed in the 70's.
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Old 08-06-2022, 05:53 PM
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This might be of interest here. Back when I did my original size Orbital Transport, I never did like the open tubes in the engine nacelles. To me it just didn't look right. When I got a 3D printer, I made up an intake and exhaust to stick inside the tubes. The original STL files for the intakes/exhausts can be found at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4720811. For the Super Orbital Transport you would need to scale them up in your slicer for the larger diameter tubes.

I think they make the model look more realistic than just some open tubes (see attachments).
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The sanding continues.

The increased size of the SOT makes sanding the nooks and crannies exponentially easier--especially with my knockwurst-sized fingers. On the standard-size OT I've always had to enlist "The vixen" to sand the hard to reach areas.

So far I've applied and sanded (1) coat of diluted Elmer's wood filler, and (2) coats of Erockets sanding sealer (LOVE the stuff!)

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Since I've just now brushed the last coat of sanding sealer on the model I'll now join the upper and lower BT's of the booster. After joining them with epoxy I then spatulate(?) undiluted Elmer's wood filler into the parting line.

Final sanding is tomorrow!---hopefully followed by the first coat of primer (if the humidity breaks.)

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Hey, that is some fantastic looking spatulation! Yeah, Iím sure that is a word....

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