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Old 01-04-2020, 02:41 PM
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Ok, I wish Estes would stop popping out these low priced kits at Hobby Lobby, it is not like I don't have enough kits to build already. So of course I had to buy this model even though I was not crazy about the face card colors. The kit is a simple rocket to build and my only complaint is the balsa had some serious gouges probably from the milling process. Oh well I was feeling lazy and just did the best I could with sanding and no fillers. She is built per the plans, balsa sealed with 2 coats of balsa sealer. Since I am using Rustoleum Rust Stop Army Green I enamel, I used primer for better adhesion. I am hoping I will get the decals on later next week.
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Old 01-04-2020, 04:23 PM
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Wow! This is not like you David, to change the color scheme of the rockets!
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Old 01-04-2020, 04:28 PM
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Wow! This is not like you David, to change the color scheme of the rockets!


Really! Maybe his account was hacked. Wait, that looks like his home. Somebody broke in and is building models there!
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:25 PM
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I will only deviate from the face card colors on the newer kits, I will not make changes to my vintage builds, I promise. I also like the HL Estes Olympus, but not crazy about the colors or clear payload so I will customize that build as well. I really do like the Olympus decals......
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