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Old 08-18-2019, 09:13 PM
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Default Vintage Estes White Tiger Build

Here is a rocket I found in my stash, looks pretty cool with a nice looking silver nose. Will get started on this build later in the week.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:25 AM
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I'm always amazed by what you pull out of that stash. Evidenty, a one-year wonder from 1991. Maybe a spev but I really dig it ! Looks like a 4-finned stretched Alpha with the Quasar nose code.

Estes reused kit #2055 in the early aughts for the Operation Enduring Freedom series BLU-97B Cluster Bomb.


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Old 08-19-2019, 01:23 PM
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I'm always amazed by what you pull out of that stash. Evidenty, a one-year wonder from 1991. Maybe a spev but I really dig it ! Looks like a 4-finned stretched Alpha with the Quasar nose code.

Estes reused kit #2055 in the early aughts for the Operation Enduring Freedom series BLU-97B Cluster Bomb.


https://www.rocketshoppe.com/info/e...ed_kit_list.htm

A one and done from '91. That is why I don't remember it!
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:36 PM
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It's pretty unremarkable. Only someone who is on a quest to build every cataloged model would do it. LOL, keep 'em coming Scigs!
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:54 PM
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I am trying, I just cannot believe how large my stash is and Estes keeps coming out with new great kits.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:13 AM
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A one and done from '91. That is why I don't remember it!


I don't remember it either, but I like it a lot. I night have to try and find one...
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:12 AM
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I am trying, I just cannot believe how large my stash is and Estes keeps coming out with new great kits.


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Old 08-29-2019, 10:47 PM
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What can I say, an easy straight forward vintage build. I know this is a simple nothing rocket to most, but for me I am enjoying these vintage builds. Something about the old plastic bag with balsa, plastic and cardboard parts. I will admit, I am not a true BAR or rocketeer, I just enjoy building models of my youth and watching them fly. This includes vintage rockets, vintage balsa airplanes and old Revell, Monogram plastic models. With all these hobbies, what I really enjoy is to build these models like they were built when I was younger. For model rockets I know there are a lot of new techniques and supplies to make building easier to produce a nicer looking rocket, but I want to build like I did when I was younger. I have really enjoyed keeping these builds simple with basic building supplies. When I build these vintage rockets I still follow the instructions with no modifications, using the same supplies I did when I was younger. White all purpose glue, balsa sealer and paint. For this simple rocket I brushed on 3 coats of Brodak balsa sealer and went straight to gloss white with no primer. Tomorrow or Sat I will mask the white and hit the lower portion with gloss green. I am running out of Brodak sealer, hopefully they get there supply shortly, if not I will make the swap to Sig sanding sealer. The one good thing about Sig sealer, I see it at my local hobby stores so I do not have to order online. I did buy a jar and will see how it goes. I am building a Centuri clone to test the Sig sealer on.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:33 AM
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I think your build and build thread are just fine.

I've never used Krylon Acrylic spray. Was that just one coat?
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:00 AM
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Since I don't use primer, I spray a couple of light mist coats then 1-2 heavy coats to achieve a glossy finish. This paint does not have a recoat window like Enamels so you can recoat anytime.
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