I just picked up the Estes kit to build with my 9yo son. He wants it to have 3 parachutes just like the real one. I am also fitting a C11/D12 24mm motor mount because he says 200ft is not high enough daddy.
I had my first scale fopaux. I didn't look closely enough at the pictures of the escape tower to see that the base of it was black. I thought just the capsule was black. Speaking of which I suspect the capsule is flat black, but what color red should the escape tower be painted?
I haven't rechecked the Merc Redstone, but the Merc Atlas says gloss black and gloss red. My Merc Redstone is glass. I don't think I painted the tower. I think I just left it red plastic. (The Mercury Atlas capsule and tower is white plastic, so both need paint. )