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Hospital_Rocket

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I was skulking around the local Wal-Mart for some new and innovative finishes to decorate my Acme Spitfire and ran across some really interesting ideas:

1) Fake stone finish - I can just see the first flying corinthian column.

2) Hammered aluminum - This was the half of the winner in the Acme paint contest.

3) Wrinkle finish - so it's not aerodynamic....

4) Green Instant Chalkboad spray - a new scheme every launch.

5) High temperature enamel - wonder if this would help control the scorching of airframes where the BT extends below the MMT.

6) Satin decorator colors - For the Martha Stewart look . (No wait that is black and white stripes).

7) I also wandered into automotive and found the spray touchup cans for car finishes. Nice metallics and much cheaper than the Testors cans. A nice Chevrolet maroon is another part of my Acme color scheme.

8) Go back to sewing - the fabric paints are great for rivets and details.

So much paint, so few rockets.

Any other ideas?

P.S. Jim Fliss - the body wraps are neat, but I just can't leave well enough alone.

Al
 

Ryan S.

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Originally posted by Hospital_Rocket

6) Satin decorator colors - For the Martha Stewart look . (No wait that is black and white stripes).


Al
HAHAHAHAHA

these finishes sound really interesting.....are you gonna try one?
 

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very unique paint schemes, the chalkboard is cool, just draw what you want on it then erase it:)
 

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but I have recently taken the plunge into signage vinyl (the stuff the sign companies use to make lettering and the like)

Works great (especially for logos and graphics )...

At first I was afraid that it might peel until my "dealer" - a friend who works for a company) showed me all the places they use this stuff - cinder block walls, smooth plastic, vinyl floors...

I've been told that it will conform to inside corners (i.g. the fin to fusilage connection) and it is non-fading...

I have yet to confirm this but I am getting ready to test this theory...

I will post a pic of my recently completed L1 bird (this is the first project I used this stuff on...) as soon as I can...

oh...by the way... I can by this stuff from my local sign guy for $4 per foot...comes in every color + prismatics etc....
 

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I've used vinyl from a signmaker (Jase) on 2 of my HPR birds now. My Packer rocket has flown a dozen times now and had some pretty rough landings and the vinyl has had zero problems. Great stuff!
 

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Yeah, Us sign guys, May have had a few years to experment with different thickness, flexibility and adhesives... I think we use 16 different vendors for our Vinyls. several even have perforated vinyls that can be painted color A and back lit with color b so the object covered will be one color during the daytime and a completely different color at night. I'm working on a way to use this material on a payload section of a night launch vehicle. I will causion even the rivit hugging varieties have a tendency to lift over time, and ALL vinyls shrink with age. the more UV the are exposed to the further they will shrink.
Hope this helps a little.

The rocket below is covered with REAL Gold leafed Vinyl and Black Granite simulating vinyl. No paint of primer on this one at all:)
 

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Originally posted by Hospital_Rocket
5) High temperature enamel - wonder if this would help control the scorching of airframes where the BT extends below the MMT.

...Any other ideas?

Hi temp paint, especially the stove paints, stay very flat. You'd need a good gloss clear over it to smooth it, and there goes your temp protection.

Other ideas? Sure, I've got a dandy. I'd best take it to Scratch Built.
 
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