04-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
New Additions to the Fleet
After a sort of hiatus where work and life interrupted my building processes, I pulled out the stops over the past week and built a slew of new birds. Here are the ones which are complete. There are a few more in the final paint stages I'll share with you all when they are finished. Can't wait to get them out to the field!
Semroc - Astron
Semroc - Excalibur
Quest - Lil Grunt
Fliskits - Mako
Estes - Mini Max
The Astron is a simple beginner's bird but still fun to build. I had an extra I gave to my boss for her young son to "help" daddy build.
The Excalibur is painted with a "hammered gold" paint on the bottom and bright silver on the top. I really like that look and I have one other rocket I plan on using it on.
I've flown the Mako before, and it crashed hard and broke a fin when the parachute got tangled in the kevlar and shock cord. I finally got it repaired and finished the paint job. The decals were plentiful but they really make this one look extra sharp. Just wish it had a plastic nosecone (my balsa finishing stinks).
The Lil Grunt was a fun and simple build. I don't quite care for the stickers though - really would liked to have seen waterslide decals on this one.
The Mini Max was fun, too, and it's one of only two mini-engine rockets in my inventory. I think I'll be flying this one quite a bit.
Dale Marshall, San Antonio Texas
Semroc SAM #083
BAR Since 2008
Enjoying model rocketry since 1977.
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