Estes Ram-Jet #1994 Skill Level 3, in triplicate.

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Overeasy123

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Do I post this in WDYDRWT?

No. I'm gonna keep a Running Log of these builds, right here.

They've been slow-goin', sure, but in the last 18 hours the Interior Tubes and all 54 Fins have been Sanding-Sealer'd and sprayed with 2X White Primer!

The Fins & Tubes are assuredly-cured in 2X Real Orange, so final assemblage is looming.

YIPPEE!

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That is a lot of fins, wow, nice work. More to the point, what is the wide body (grey primer) fuselage in the background of the pic in your second post? Scratch or kit or other?
 

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Thanks, MC, that Wide-Bodied Dog in Grey Primer is the Quest X-30 AeroSpace Plane. It's a Paper-Shroud Kit that many have complained-about for being too heavy, and for just not following-through with flight expectations. My approach to the issue's to cover it in primer and jet-age white enamel, and just drive over it with my truck tire. We'll see how it works out.

Seriously, as I finish the X-30, I will post it here. White Enamel and, ..will it fly?

Dunno.
 

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That's pretty great, and right in line with the Ellipse TRF summer contest build. Between the two, I'm starting to want to build something like these. Too bad I don't have a CNC Laser at my disposal. :) For the price, I may have to pick up one of these, but I think I'd probably mod it to some kind of cluster. Very cool, thanks for the identification info.
 

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I kinda prefer the Gray's opacity; I'll reserve judgement 'til I try a Black Wash on both.

I made 2 in Gray and 1 in Metallic.

The orange bits are floating for the time being; still need Engine Hooks.

I'm gonna try painting Magic Tape to make the accent stripes that go fore and aft of each main body section.

Will 2 thin layers of paint curve with the tape without cracking?

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Absolutely beautiful work. Your attention to detail is outstanding. Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!
 
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I kinda prefer the Gray's opacity; I'll reserve judgement 'til I try a Black Wash on both.

I made 2 in Gray and 1 in Metallic.

The orange bits are floating for the time being; still need Engine Hooks.

I'm gonna try painting Magic Tape to make the accent stripes that go fore and aft of each main body section.

Will 2 thin layers of paint curve with the tape without cracking?

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Good Lord! Folks, that's how it's done. :clap: Bravo.
 

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Very Nice work on the triplets.
I must say I was a little confused by the earlier post pictures, Kinda though you were making a 3-gap staged Ram-Jet.

I've always really liked the styling of the Ram-Jet. So much so I've Up and Down Scaled it in T4 (.448") Micro Maxx powered. Standard size, Single-D Upscale and 3X Upscale 3 D12 clustered. I always use Aluminium Paint for the NC & inners spacers. All a outstanding flying machines:)

Hope you enjoy flying your as much as I've with all 4 of mine over the years. It's just a KEWL looking model on display or in the air.

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