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Old 03-14-2020, 10:04 AM
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These would've been fun kits to have Semroc 2.0 produce. I look forward to seeing your clones!

I look forward to starting. I'm anxiously awaiting the parts delivery. I cut the Sigma II fins out earlier in the week.
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In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Monarch, Estes Nike Apache, Quest Intruder, Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc Recruiter, Semroc Thunder Chief

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Old 03-14-2020, 11:14 AM
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Bill, did you contact Randy Boadway at eRockets to see if he got the Sigma data from when he bought SEMROC? I would think that he only got SEMROC 2.0. Wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Old 03-14-2020, 11:53 AM
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Bill, did you contact Randy Boadway at eRockets to see if he got the Sigma data from when he bought SEMROC? I would think that he only got SEMROC 2.0. Wouldn't hurt to ask.

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No, that would make too much sense. I did think of it after my order had been processed.
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Build floor: Estes Low Boom SST, Semroc Laser X, Semroc S.P.E.V

Rediscovered: Roto-Rocket Star Scan, Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Monarch, Estes Nike Apache, Quest Intruder, Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc Recruiter, Semroc Thunder Chief

Body shop: Estes Jayhawk

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Sky Hook, Estes Nova Scout Ship, FSI Dart, Rokitflite USS Odyssey, Semroc Point
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:23 PM
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Parts arrived yesterday. This is what I came up with between last night and today.
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Build floor: Estes Low Boom SST, Semroc Laser X, Semroc S.P.E.V

Rediscovered: Roto-Rocket Star Scan, Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Monarch, Estes Nike Apache, Quest Intruder, Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc Recruiter, Semroc Thunder Chief

Body shop: Estes Jayhawk

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Sky Hook, Estes Nova Scout Ship, FSI Dart, Rokitflite USS Odyssey, Semroc Point

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Old 03-15-2020, 07:38 PM
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Parts arrived yesterday. This is what I came up with between last night and today.


Nailed it!
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:15 AM
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Nailed it!

Thank you. I'm happy with the result, but now I get to undertake the dreaded "paint scheme for a rocket that doesn't have a defined paint scheme". I was thinking about it last night and realized that my thoughts were drifting toward my tried and true orange/black/white theme. I should really write something down before I forget what I thought up.
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Build floor: Estes Low Boom SST, Semroc Laser X, Semroc S.P.E.V

Rediscovered: Roto-Rocket Star Scan, Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Monarch, Estes Nike Apache, Quest Intruder, Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc Recruiter, Semroc Thunder Chief

Body shop: Estes Jayhawk

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Can't hardly go wrong with Orange/Black/White.
I like Red/Orange/Yellow or Green/Blue for those without defined schemes as well.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:12 AM
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Can't hardly go wrong with Orange/Black/White.
I like Red/Orange/Yellow or Green/Blue for those without defined schemes as well.

In the end, I went silver body, three red fins, one black and a black nose cone. Everything went well until this morning when I unmasked the fins. I had a little issue with the silver sticking in places, but the black fins on both the booster and sustainer lost almost all paint. I used Rustoleum Black Night Metallic, and I think that's where the problem lies. I've had it fail now on several rockets that required masking. Pretty sure I can salvage the Sigma II with a steady hand and a paint brush. I have the brush. Anyone know where to find a steady hand?
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Build floor: Estes Low Boom SST, Semroc Laser X, Semroc S.P.E.V

Rediscovered: Roto-Rocket Star Scan, Semroc SLS Laser X

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Monarch, Estes Nike Apache, Quest Intruder, Semroc Egg Crate, Semroc Recruiter, Semroc Thunder Chief

Body shop: Estes Jayhawk

Ready to fly: Estes Astron Sky Hook, Estes Nova Scout Ship, FSI Dart, Rokitflite USS Odyssey, Semroc Point
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Parts arrived yesterday. This is what I came up with between last night and today.

Looks great Bill! Great choice for a Semroc clone. Love multi stagers.

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In the end, I went silver body, three red fins, one black and a black nose cone. Everything went well until this morning when I unmasked the fins. I had a little issue with the silver sticking in places, but the black fins on both the booster and sustainer lost almost all paint. I used Rustoleum Black Night Metallic, and I think that's where the problem lies. I've had it fail now on several rockets that required masking. Pretty sure I can salvage the Sigma II with a steady hand and a paint brush. I have the brush. Anyone know where to find a steady hand?

Canít help with a steady hand but looking forward to seeing the finished rocket. Rustoleum Black Night Metallic is a great color but I have never tried to mask it. I do remember that it took a very long time to dry on the Lilí Nuke that I painted all black but I laid it on pretty heavy and humidity here in LA is pretty brutal.
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I have the brush. Anyone know where to find a steady hand?
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