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Old 03-23-2014, 10:33 PM
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Default Wrapping a 1/100 Saturn 1B

I'm the guy that posted the 1/70 scale Saturn 1B wraps, but I like the 1/100 scale Saturn 1B the best. To me, it's the right size – not too big; not too small. So I have done a set of wraps for the 1/100 scale Saturn 1B. This time, however, I have built the rocket as I drew the wraps, so you can see them as they are applied. I used the ESTES 1/100 Saturn 1B for the tube size, and patterns needed to clone this rocket. If anyone has questions as I'm posting, I will try to answer them if I can. When I get to the end of the build, I will ask Scott to post them like he did the other wraps for those who would like a copy of the wraps.

The first thing I did was read Gus's tutorial on how to apply wraps here. I used his method to apply all my wraps. Thanks, Gus, this worked out great. With this said, let's get on with the build.

The first thing I did was print out the fuel tank wraps and apply them to the tubes. Next I glued them to the core tube.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:59 PM
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What is your adhesive of choice for applying the tank wraps? Aleene's Super Tacky?
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:21 PM
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For this project I used Gus's method. I printed them out on Avery 8 1/2"x 11"s white shipping labels. Check out Gus's tutorial on how to apply wraps. I learned a lot from this thread.
http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=10456
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:28 AM
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I printed out the aft body wrap and applied it to the aft body tube. I gave some time for the wrap to set up good on the tube, then I glued the aft tube to the fuel tanks. I made sure to align the black and white areas on the aft tube to the fuel tanks.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:00 PM
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The fuel tank shroud is next. This is printed on 110 card stock. Let the ink dry, and spray all printed wraps with a protective coating like Krylon clear finish.

Cut the shroud out and glue the ends together. Once the glue has dried, slip the shroud over the top of the tanks and down to the aft tube.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:13 PM
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Frank-

If modeling the same round as your 1/70th wraps, but doing it in /100 scale, what percent reduction would one print the 1/70th wraps to equate to the 1/100 scale?

In other words, I assume the 1/70th wraps could be 'repurposed' for 1/100th scale use by printing scale adjustments, correct?


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Old 03-26-2014, 07:25 PM
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The fuel tank shroud is next. This is printed on 110 card stock. Let the ink dry, and spray all printed wraps with a protective coating like Krylon clear finish.

Cut the shroud out and glue the ends together. Once the glue has dried, slip the shroud over the top of the tanks and down to the aft tube.


Did you 'freehand' your cut on the tank shroud? Such with scissors or xacto knife? The 'scallops' of your shroud look super-clean, almost like they were machine cut or cut with a die of some type.

I was doing some practice cutting on copies of the 1/70 tank shroud for the Estes kit, and with either scissors or hobby knife, it is hard to cut those curved scalloped areas cleanly.

What's your secret??

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For this project I used Gus's method. I printed them out on Avery 8 1/2"x 11"s white shipping labels. Check out Gus's tutorial on how to apply wraps. I learned a lot from this thread.
http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showthread.php?t=10456



Great thread Mr. Mole, and many thanks for making the wraps available.
Question: What setting (paper type) do you use on your printer for the Avery labels?


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Old 04-19-2014, 04:47 PM
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I use Avery 8.5 X 11 in. inkjet shipping labels, such as #48165. From my HP print screen, I select Actual size. Then go to Properties and choose Presentation Printing in first column and Best for print quality in second column. I have attached screen capture images that may help clarify.
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