Ah, I see, thanks! Yes the bulges on each side of the fins on the outboard edges are chain guards for a gear/sprocket combo that positioned vanes on the rear outboard corners of each fin. No need for you to know that if you bought the Spacemonkey/Apogee Components combo. Let me tell you, those little buggers were a bit of a pain to make out of popsicle sticks! They have to be almost perfectly equal, and lined up equally on both sides of the fin, to look good. But I'm pleased with the results.Thanks. I'm embarrassed to say I don't know what the chain guards are. The tabs in the fins are integral to the mold, and there's little V pieces that I glue onto the aft.
I was inspired to buy this and build it from page 2 of this thread. I put all of the clay in the NC but now wondering if I should remove some of it. It looked like a straight flight on the D12-3. Fortunately, @Apogee Components has the RS file to use.
This package contains the parts to convert the Spacemonkey Models V-2/A4 plastic model into a real flying rocket. Fly the rocket using 24mm diameter rocket engines.www.apogeerockets.com
That is actually Tamiya masking tape (which is only ~8mm wide) along the edges of the masked areas, then green Frog Tape and newspaper to mask the balance of the areas that were to remain white. Up here shows the rocket in it's spiffy gray filler primer.what is purpose of gold/green paint? So weird primer?