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Pulled it out of the stash today.



Looks like a nice kit. 3D printed boattail and nose cone. They have some print lines on them, but not too bad.
Looks like thin basswood for the fins and paper body tubes.



The motor mount is conventional, You will need a motor to glue the motor stop in.

Tie a knot in the kevlar shock cord and I used CA glue to hold it in.



Then slide the completed motor mount in, I used CA again.



I used CA on the lug also.



Thats where I have to stop today.
 

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Pulled it out of the stash today.



Looks like a nice kit. 3D printed boattail and nose cone. They have some print lines on them, but not too bad.
Looks like thin basswood for the fins and paper body tubes.



The motor mount is conventional, You will need a motor to glue the motor stop in.

Tie a knot in the kevlar shock cord and I used CA glue to hold it in.



Then slide the completed motor mount in, I used CA again.



I used CA on the lug also.



Thats where I have to stop today.
Is your kit the dual pack? I noticed the kit has the picture of the V2-WAC, but your pictures have the regular V2 nose cone.
 

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I have one of each, the packaging is identical for both.

I'm not sure how I will handle the print resolution lines.
Sanding PLA in never fun, I have Tamiya surface prep that might work.
I also have a thin 3D print epoxy coating, but that seems overkill for this.
 

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The picture I posted above of the micro V2/V2-WAC parts are from Boyce Aerospace and the print is much smoother. I’m not going to sand, just will use the tamiya surface prep.
 

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I went with the XTC-3D epoxy coating today. Its curing now.



I'm sure I'll have some cleanup to do on it later.

Looking at it as it cures, I'm thinking the Tamiya surface prep would have been the way to go.
 

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The epoxy worked well, except the I let them touch at some point. That left a mark that needed
cleaning up.



The fins are on.



I'm contemplating cutting the body tube down to make it scale. Not sure yet.
The instructions give a dimension to cut it to but it's very close stock.

After sanding the nosecone I noticed the epoxy still needed a bit of cleanup, Tamiya surface prep
was brushed on. After drying I'll re-sand it.

 

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I'm still plugging away at the V2 in between life.

I also started the Semroc Micro FatBoy.

I finished building both. Sealed, sanded, primed, and got some paint on them today.

They are drying now, I'll mask them and continue painting in a few days.

 

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A bit of progress.

I got the top coat of white on the V-2.



And finished painting the Fat Boy.



I got the decals on the Fat Boy also.




Here is the little guy with his big brother.



Here is where I stand now.



I'll seal the Fat Boy next week, and paint the 2 V-2 fins black.
Then I'll have to figure out the small black stripes.
 

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Fat Boy is done, sealed with gloss.

I got the V-2's fins painted today also. They came out good I think.
Now to figure out the black stripes, I'm trying to not paint them.

If the weather is good tomorrow I'll try and fly the Fat Boy.
 

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Fat Boy is done, sealed with gloss.

I got the V-2's fins painted today also. They came out good I think.
Now to figure out the black stripes, I'm trying to not paint them.

If the weather is good tomorrow I'll try and fly the Fat Boy.
Get you a NewWay Flat Boy
 

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I finished the V-2!

I had some thin black vinyl masking for the engines on my big USS Enterprise plastic model. They are the exact length, I just needed to trim the width.
Here is the little guy next to my 1/48 plastic build.

 

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Launched today with mixed results.

I was in the front yard. Not ideal, but it's what was available.

The V2 put in a very good flight! Went much higher than I expected (100-200ft?) but still landed about 25 ft from the pad.





Next was the Fatboy. It went high also, and arced over toward the house.
It came in ballistic and landed on the roof.





Lastly was the MMX Mars Lander.

It tumbled on launch but recovered fine.



 
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