Boy am I glad you got ahead of me!
Originally Posted by kruland
I was planning to paper over the outside of my 8" Stryrofoam ball from Hobby Lobby, so I'm glad to see that tissue and glue worked so well for you.
I had not figured out how to mate the 4 Death Star pieces with the top of the body tube, and I never would have thought of using a balsa plug. What a great idea! I might still try to use 4 quarters of a coupler tube instead, because that would be slightly more "scale-like".
How did you cut your ball into 4 equal pieces? Did you mark it or just eyeball it? I really hope I don't screw mine up; the 8" Styrofoam ball cost $12!!!
John R. Thro, NAR #84553 SR
I first launched a model rocket in June of 2004 and was *immediately* hooked. Today, I have kits or have built rockets from:
ASP, Custom, Edmonds, Estes, Fliskits, InFlight, Neubauer, PD Rockets, Quest, Red River Rocketry, Rokitflite, Semroc, plus several more scratchbuilt rockets.
After about a year of being pretty inactive, I've got the bug again in the summer of 2011!