Discussion in 'Estes' started by GRIFFIN, Oct 12, 2010.
Wow.. Nice finishing job, Nathan!
Finished this last month, and plan to fly it tomorrow at CRASH launch in Denver. Basically I kitbashed a 2nd Mini Max kit into a gap-staged booster.
Nathan, that paint job is incredible!
That Double-Max looks really cool. Let us know how it flies.
Thanks, it was my first Max, and I'm kind of hooked on the whole Max concept. I have decals for an original, and the parts, so I hope to build that before too long. I ran out of time at the launch on Sunday, and did not get to fly the Double. I'll definitely fly it at the next launch and report on my success (and hopefully it will be successful ...)
These needed to be added to this thread...
54mm motor mount, J motor (EX), which let go just after it cleared the rail. Yes, it was supposed to be pointed "up" in the shot below... but while it was still ascending, the pointy end was horizontal.
Too bad about the Max... but that is an AMAZING photo of it failing!
No fiberglass, bummer. It's amazing how much force those motors have to rip those fins right out. I learned that the hard way on my L2 attempt. Great pic tho.
I thought that sticker was more of the "shocking" variety, haha. Didn't notice the wrong finger was missing.
No paint job yet but this is my Tough Max, a toughened version in 24 mm
My Mega Der Gold Max - screwed up the wrap, but I'm fixing later
That looks cool! Well done.
I like the color scheme!
That is by far my favorite one I've seen. Well done!!
My wifes version of the regular sized Max, my finished Mega after I got some decals to fix the wrap screw up.
Finally getting around to the build pile. Everyone usually shows the facecard side, this is the backside of my Mini Max. Fins got two coats of brush on Deft sanding sealer, with 400 grit sanding in between, some grain still shows, but pores are filled. One primer coat of yellow on body, followed by top coat of red, two coats black on nose, all 2X gloss Rustoleum. After decals, covered with Krylon UV protective gloss clear acrylic, it kind of dulled the sheen just slightly on the gloss black, I wish I just covered the decalled body with the UV clearcoat, but maybe the UV protection layer will keep the black from fading over time, still plenty glossy though. Fun little rocket to build, first "MAX" kit for me, I can see why these things grow on you. Mini Max is on a 13m cardstock display stand I made.
Ugh, TRF keeps resizing my picture and it looks terrible. The picture I was trying to upload was higher resolution and looks much better than what you see here.
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