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Old 02-12-2021, 09:35 AM
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It is about -20 out in the garage, so I grab the box closest to the door, reach in, grab the kit on top, and run back into the house where it is warm.

The next build will be:

Semroc Constellation X-Kit!
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Old 02-12-2021, 09:46 AM
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Nahhhh.
How bout a 1/10 scale Space Shuttle scratch-build instead.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:01 AM
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Nahhhh.
How bout a 1/10 scale Space Shuttle scratch-build instead.

1/10th? Wimp!! 1/2 scale. Go BIG! :-) :-)
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:12 AM
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It is about -20 out in the garage, so I grab the box closest to the door, reach in, grab the kit on top, and run back into the house where it is warm.

The next build will be:

Semroc Constellation X-Kit!


Wow, that's down right nippy! Seriously, at those temps does the plastic kit bag have a tendency to want to crack and break? How about decals stored at those temps? Does it hurt/damage anything?

We have some chilly temps in the south at times, though nothing approaching that (though I think our record here in Augusta, GA is -1, set in the mid-80s). Our biggest problem here in un-climate controlled areas is humidity. Boy, do we have humidity!!

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Old 02-12-2021, 10:37 AM
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Nahhhh.
How bout a 1/10 scale Space Shuttle scratch-build instead.

Nope. Too cold for the 1/10 scale o-rings!

The Semroc Connie is a good little kit. I enjoyed building mine.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:49 AM
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It is about -20 out in the garage, so I grab the box closest to the door, reach in, grab the kit on top, and run back into the house where it is warm.

The next build will be:

Semroc Constellation X-Kit!

It's the 36 D-Squared for me. Cheers.
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Nope. Too cold for the 1/10 scale o-rings!

The Semroc Connie is a good little kit. I enjoyed building mine.


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Old 02-12-2021, 11:18 AM
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The Michigan U.P. had temps below -30F ACTUAL a couple days ago.
One more reason I avoid the Upper Peninsula like it has a Bubonic Plague/Smallpox/Ebola hybrid disease.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:25 AM
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[QUOTE=Earl]Wow, that's down right nippy! Seriously, at those temps does the plastic kit bag have a tendency to want to crack and break? How about decals stored at those temps? Does it hurt/damage anything?

I hope it doesn't because that is where I have to keep them. I let it warm up to room overnight. The Semroc kits are all in the more flexible older style plastic bags. I have not handled one of the newer Estes still plastic bags when it is hyper cold to know if they fall apart/tear/shatter.

Old decals, I have sprayed some with Decal Bonder before using them after learning the hard way on an old kit that they can tend to fall apart.

(Motors are All in the house under temperature control).
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