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Old 03-28-2021, 03:21 PM
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Default Estes Ranger Build 1955

Here is another kit from Estes, came out in the mid 80s I believe, nothing fancy nice easy build. Nothing to report, KISS principles of building, white glue, fillets followed by 4 coats for Sig Balsa sealer. I took some close up pictures of the fins to show how well the sealer does. Once again, no primer or fillers just Kylon yellow and blue paint.
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Old 03-28-2021, 03:22 PM
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All done
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Old 03-28-2021, 03:29 PM
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That turned out nicely.
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Old 03-28-2021, 05:12 PM
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I have this one, but without a decal. I had the nose cone, so I figured I might as well. Looks great with the decals. I didn't realize they were that big.
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Old 03-28-2021, 05:55 PM
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Here you go
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:02 PM
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When I saw Estes was bringing back the Ranger in the 80's I felt mega-gypped it was not the ASTRON Ranger.
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:19 PM
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That version of the Ranger really needs a payload section. Preferably as long as the original K-6.
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:54 PM
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Very nice! That looks like the Excocet PNC.
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Excellent! I can figure out a combination of white vinyl and the Ranger decal.
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:25 AM
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Excellent! I can figure out a combination of white vinyl and the Ranger decal.


I probably have a set of decals somewhere in my stash. I never put them on the one I built. If I can find them, you're welcome to them.
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