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Old 07-19-2020, 04:13 PM
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Good idea. I'll try that. I've seen it done on high power models and it appears to work very well. Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:35 PM
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Today I started applying paint to the individual parts. I found a can of metallic black for the final coats. In the sunlight it appears to have four different colors of metallic in the base. I have a set of decals and will use 3/8" or 1/2" elastic with Kevlar backup for the recovery. Will post pics of the finished product in a week or two. The humidity here may affect my paint cure times.
Quite the little weed garden growing in that core sample ... brutal
Looks like your rebuild is coming along very nicely. I'll need to look back through your posts about the nose cone locking system, sounds like a good idea.
I wouldn't be able to let an Aero-Dart just die like that either I'd have to save it!
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:55 PM
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Believe it or not, I found a live worm in the center of that core when I removed it.
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:00 PM
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Paint work nearly complete. Decals to follow soon.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:45 PM
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Default Tintin Moon Rocket

I'm having issues with the white paint on the Aero Dart so I moved on to the next unfinished project.

This is the moon rocket from the Tintin adventures of the 1950's. It's made from a Semroc V-2 X-Kit.
Two ounces of lead in the nose attain balance and the fin pods are made from balsa Alpha cones.
Concerned about pod breakage, I included their profile in the fin pattern then cut the cones lengthwise and attached one half to each side.
It was built, painted, and flown years ago. Somehow I never managed to add the checkerboard pattern.
Today I did the math and cut the squares from white vinyl. Installation was tedious as I had to attach each square individually.
If there was ever any doubt, I can tell you with certainty that my eyesight is now officially 'not what it used to be'.

While largely unknown in the U.S. except for the recent Speilberg movie, these comics are hugely popular everywhere else in the world.
A Tintin museum opened in Brussels in 2009 and I was fortunate to find myself there later that year.
Original artwork for the moon mission story is on display and I saw a model of this rocket in the lobby that stood 12 feet tall.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:16 PM
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Very very nice!
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:30 AM
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Nice model!
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:49 AM
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I remember seeing a book in the library when I was a kid. Had no idea what it was about, but that red and white check sticks with you.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:19 AM
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Looks great love the retro look af that one! I didn’t realize those were nose cones on the fins that was a great idea.
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:51 PM
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That's very nice!
I remember the comics from years ago.

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