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Old 04-23-2018, 04:35 PM
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Default Vintage Estes Stinger 1905 Build

I have been pretty busy lately so I am getting a late start on my next build. I pulled out my next few builds but I will be starting with the Stinger rocket, simple and should fit into my busy schedule.
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:53 PM
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Pretty fast build, the fins are sealed with 3 coats of Brodak sealer and I am currenly adding the fillets, picture to follow. Tomorrow I will apply the Gloss white followed by orange. In the mean time I did find a good use for my old Vacuum former, works great as a downdraft table for dust. I will also post this in the technique section. Pretty basic, attach vacuum hose and sand away. Sucks the balsa part on the board and there is no dust, I was sanding inside for the first time. I also tried it with scrap balsa covered with Elmers wood filler, worked great.
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:47 PM
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All built ready for white and orange paint, my Guillows Spitfire in the back.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:23 PM
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Great use for the old vacuform. I use to make canopies for guys on another form with mine.

Have you been using the Brodak on the tissue - If so how many coats? The Spitfire looks fantastic.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:44 PM
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I posted the wrong picture....But I use 2 coats of thinned dope.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:56 PM
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This was a fast easy build, after Brodak balsa sealer I shot Old Krylon Glossy white followed by Old Krylon orange. The decals are simple and went on with no issues.
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Very nice!
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:00 PM
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Looks great! I’m trying to weed out my supply of basic color paints so I can order some of the Krylon Acrylic-Quik “old formula” paints.
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:46 PM
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Cutting and pasting my standard "Beautiful work." for your builds. Great finish, as usual.
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