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Old 10-11-2019, 12:19 PM
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I spent yesterday waiting for a mattress delivery, so while I waited, I did some prepping for our potential Saturday launch and painted a few neglected projects that have been hanging around the shop for a while. The masking for the Super Neon XL took two hours alone, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:17 PM
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The masking for the Super Neon XL took two hours alone

Almost as fun as sanding!

They look good, Bill.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:39 PM
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Almost as fun as sanding!

They look good, Bill.

Yeah, for potential pasture pizza, they look good enough.
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In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Centuri Zebra II, Estes Alpha, Estes Monarch, Semroc Squire

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Old 10-11-2019, 04:59 PM
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Those look great. After seeing your Thunder Bee and Super Neon XL, Iím kinda in a ďneonĒ mood.

Iíve bought 5 cans of Tamiya Fluorescent Red in the past year. I think it was discontinued. Most hobby stores Iíve visited donít have it. One had 4 cans, so I grabbed those. I bought a can last year and was surprised how glossy it is. Not like most fluorescents.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:17 PM
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I like your color change on the Goblin.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:26 PM
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I like your color change on the Goblin.

I'm kinda lousy with Goblins at the moment. Had to change things up somehow. Our launch tomorrow got moved to the soybean field, so it will definitely see some air.
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Rediscovered: Semroc Laser X, Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Centuri Zebra II, Estes Alpha, Estes Monarch, Semroc Squire

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Old 10-11-2019, 09:28 PM
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They look great!
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:22 AM
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Bill,
On your Super Neon, did you paint the inside tubes, or did you use colored paper affixed to the insides?

Beautiful work!

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Old 10-12-2019, 03:09 PM
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I am curious about your technique doing the inside of the tubes too.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:25 PM
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I primed them with white primer, sanded them lightly just to knock the burrs back, hit them with primer again, then fluorescent orange. I do the tubes first, then pull masking tape through lengthwise. I trim the edges close with a hobby knife, press down the edges, and paint the rest of the rocket. This bird was first on the pad today. E9-4 CATO. The only damage was to the blast deflector which was bent almost in half.
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On the build floor: Estes PemTech Kraken, Semroc S.P.E.V

Rediscovered: Semroc Laser X, Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Centuri Zebra II, Estes Alpha, Estes Monarch, Semroc Squire

In the body shop: Estes Jayhawk, TLP Perseus

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Farside X, Estes Astron Apogee, FRW Star Jart
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