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Old 01-31-2023, 12:42 PM
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Thanks Lee!:


Can't waut to see your build progress! That is a Cool design and I know you will do it justice!!

Sincerely,
J.W.

Thanks J.W. !

Here she is … and it’s absolutely miserable weather-wise here, so no primer coats expected for awhile!
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Looking good.
Makes me want to open up my Super Scorpius kit.
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Old 01-31-2023, 01:40 PM
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Looking good.
Makes me want to open up my Super Scorpius kit.


You should!
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Old 01-31-2023, 05:16 PM
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No, I used the kit-supplied balsa. I’ll use basswood on an upscale.
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Looking good, what did you seal the fins with?
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:53 PM
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scigs30,

As you may recall, or maybe not, … you turned me on to Brodak Sanding Sealer

I ran out of thinner, so I have been using good old (and relatively cheap) lacquer thinner.
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Old 02-02-2023, 08:15 AM
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Hi Lee!:

That is one SLEEK Scorpius! Might try to have to make one of those myself. I have some SIG sanding sealer I want to try on balsa.

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Old 02-02-2023, 09:34 AM
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Lee,

I do remember and glad to see you still have some left. Unfortunately Brodak is no longer selling their sealer so I have been experimenting with making my own.
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:51 AM
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Lee,

I do remember and glad to see you still have some left. Unfortunately Brodak is no longer selling their sealer so I have been experimenting with making my own.


I still have some Deft Lacquer Sanding Sealer. I had bought a quart for woodworking. It works pretty well. It typically takes an extra coat or two. Sometimes I just get lazy and use Rustoleum filler/primer to do final grain filling. I still eliminate tube spirals and I am too lazy to use any type of paste filler, so I just use the filler/primer for that as well.

UPDATE:
I just looked up the Deft on Amazon. It’s pricey — $28.99 / qt. When I bought mine it was ~ $13. But a gallon is just $64.99, maybe find a fellow builder (or two or three) and split it up!

When compared to what we used to pay for 4 oz. jars of sanding sealer, makes it seem reasonable.
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You can try adding Talc powder to the Deft wood sealer, work really well that is was I am experimenting with right now. I will post my results once complete.
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