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Old 10-16-2018, 06:52 PM
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Lee, Hope you like the Brodak, I think it works great.

Another fun old Estes kit built out of the bag and ready for paint. The instructions call for Light Metallic Blue, and I always thought this rocket was black. I will not be using my usual Old formula Krylon since they don't have this color so I will be using Testors Metallic Blue spray paint. The most challenging part is using the old die crushed balsa parts. Non of the fins are the same until you sand them stacked together. We are sure spoiled these days with laser cut kits or cloning and cutting out perfect parts. I sealed the wood with 3 coats of Brodak Sealer for a grain free smooth finish and sure did a lot of fillets.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:26 PM
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All and all I am excited about this build.


You should be. It's already a master stroke.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:08 PM
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My vintage Black Hold Probe is all painted waiting for decals. The 3 coats of good Brodak did a great job of sealing the balsa for a smooth finish. This was tough to paint because of the angles and crevices made it a challenge. I did one light coat of grey primer followed by light coats of Metallic Blue paint
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Beautiful. Such technique.
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By the way, the copy write on the decal reads Walt Disney Productions.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:46 PM
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By the way, the copy write on the decal reads Walt Disney Productions.


Oh no! I'll have to cease and desist.
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I could not find the picture of the upscale, but asked Roy Knyrim to post pictures on the FB group page “Estes model rockets”. Here is one for you non-FB folks.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:14 AM
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Stupid Rat.....

I have always called DisneyWorld/Land the "Rat Trap" ABUSEment park with the #1 feature being IRRItainment.

Pay $100 for a ticket to spend most of an entire day waiting in line...what a bargain....NOT my idea of a good way to spend a C-note, but lots of boneheads sure do.
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