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Old 02-01-2021, 06:18 PM
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Finally had some good weather to paint the Estes Super Nova. Build is simple and I took some close ups of the fins post Brodak. After I built the rocket I shot the old formula Krylon Gloss black with no primer followed by Krylon Silver. Old formula Krylon does not come in silver so I had to use what I could find at the hardware store. Sorry about the lint on black finish, I just took off the mask and have not wiped it down yet. I will wipe it down before applying the decals tomorrow. For sealing the fins, I applied a coat of Brodak, waited 15 min and brushed on a second coat. Let it dry for 45 min and sanded, then brushed on just one coat of Brodak. Another 45 min I sanded smooth and that's it she was ready for paint. The booster fins can be turned upside down for a traditional looking 2 stage rocket.
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:26 PM
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Another nice build!

I enjoy flying this one. The forward swept booster fins are actually one of the cool features of the design. The booster tumbles nicely after staging.
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Old 02-02-2021, 02:37 PM
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Finished my Estes Super Nova, now onto my next Estes build. The decals went on with no issues.
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