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Old 02-17-2010, 07:14 AM
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Default New Estes Hornet (#3037) Build

After a long absence from rocketry, I got back into the hobby while I was looking for something to keep my modeling skills sharp, but did not want to dedicate the time required for plastic modeling.
I am new to the forum and wanted to post photos of the new Estes Hornet that I am working on. After painting it yellow, I decided that I already had too many yellow rockets and wanted to do something a bit different

I present…..the GREEN HORNET!
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:18 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Great job on the Hornet and nice looking fleet too! Only problem I see is there aren't enough of them. We'll help you cure that "problem"!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:06 AM
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Thanks....what the photos don't show are the 10 kits in various stages of construction, OR the 30+ kits waiting!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:22 AM
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As I clicked on the thumbnail, I expected to see a John Deere emblem pop up on the full res picture.

Nice looking birds.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:26 AM
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Very clever and a little inside.
I didn't get the Green Hornet reference at first.
Nice work!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:52 AM
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That "green hornet" paint scheme has convinced me I MUST pick one of these kits up !
What were the exact paints and colors you used to finish this one ?
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Looks GREAT!!! How did you get the yellow "Hornet" decal? I was wondering if you painted it because it seems to match the yellow paint perfectly!!!
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I’m afraid I’m not going to be much help on the paint and decal info, and I appreciate the kind words, but here goes….

The paint is DuPont Chromabase, and the colors are Spectramaster YS907K (yellow) and GS249 (green).

The Decals match because I used the yellow paint to silkscreen the art onto clear decal film.
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I’m afraid I’m not going to be much help on the paint and decal info, and I appreciate the kind words, but here goes….

The paint is DuPont Chromabase, and the colors are Spectramaster YS907K (yellow) and GS249 (green).

The Decals match because I used the yellow paint to silkscreen the art onto clear decal film.


Well, that's one way to do it...
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:47 AM
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I was worried that it might be Automotive based the moment I saw your scheme.
Looks like I'm going to have to custom mix some to match from my supply of Aero Gloss Dope.
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