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Old 10-19-2020, 08:42 PM
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Got the paint on. Went with a light silver instead of white to make it more like the XF-85 Goblin.

It's not really looking like an interceptor - at least not as much as this one mentioned by gingerdawg. So, Ill have to make up for it with decals.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:51 PM
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Oh yeah, I got my Interrogator rockets today, from Sirius Rocketry.

That's three more that I'll add to my family of Interceptors and Siblings.
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:32 PM
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I'm going to call this one done.

I wasn't really happy with the finish. I wanted to avoid adding lots of weight, so I skipped the filler primer. I used one coat of spread on Titebond III to stiffen the bristles, sanded it, and one coat of sandable primer. It hardly filled the grain and did almost nothing to blend the fillets.

And, it was an unnecessary optimization. I measured how much mass I actually added to the body. (The nose was kept separate, since it was already nearly polished, and needed little finishing work.) After assembly, but before finishing, the body massed 15.6 g. After primer, paint, decals, and floor finish as clear coat, the final mass was 20g. I added 4.6 g. I would have been happy adding more filler primer to fill the grain and sanding most of it off. I suspect it would have been added fairly uniformly and not shifted the center of mass too much. Besides, I could have added mass to the nose. I think I'll reserve these weight reduction optimizations for gliders.

But, with the decals, it does kind of look like a distant cousin of the Interceptors. But, just not a close family member.
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Old 10-21-2020, 03:05 AM
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Okay, some quick test flights and when are the kits available? ;')
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:20 AM
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That turned out really...goony! Thanks for letting us watch the build, looking forward to the first flight of the Gooblinceptor!
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:10 AM
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She looks good. Grain shows worse on silver with flash photography, so don't sweat it. It's a good representation of the real Goblin bashed with a Goony Interceptor!
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:07 AM
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+1 to what tbzep said on the model and silver paint in general. Silver will show EVERY single thing under it; if you want to see the molecular structure of a given material, just spray the surface with silver paint!

Looks good!

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Old 10-22-2020, 07:45 PM
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I really like how it turned out!
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