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Just finished this Estes Doorknob. This was my first experience with Tamiya masking tape. It definitely lives up to the hype!
It was a fun build and I can't wait to launch it. (It sucks that all Estes 29mm engines are on back order. I'll have to buy a casing,)
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Just finished this Estes Doorknob. This was my first experience with Tamiya masking tape. It definitely lives up to the hype!
It was a fun build and I can't wait to launch it. (It sucks that all Estes 29mm engines are on back order. I'll have to buy a casing,)
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Aerotech sell a lot of single use 29mm motors. To buy a case and closures you might be able to fly single use motors many times before you get pay back of buying a reloadable motot
 

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I have never been get fluorescent to work out for me. What's the secret?
What kind of issues are you having exactly? I admit this was my first time using a fluorescent spray paint, and it sprayed on nicely, but when it dried, it was indeed a bit "chalky". I made sure to not touch/disturb the paint until it dried, and then immediately put on a clear coat. It's perfectly fine now!
 

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It seem like I could use a whole can and not yet good coverage.
 
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Fluorescents have never covered well. You need to apply over a uniform white base coat; it's surprising how much you can see through the orange/red topcoat. For me, putting on a clear coat always seemed to dull the fluorescent effect, but it's a necessary evil because the stuff is a dirt magnet if left uncoated.
 

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I used Testor's fluorescent paint over the white. It lays down beautifully. The only problem I had was using a Lacquer clear coat over the paint. It made it crackle slightly in certain area. My mistake - I hadn't yet discovered the hierarchy of model paint.
 
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