Quantcast

My Renegade is done!

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

PunkRocketScience

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
2,057
Reaction score
0
LOVE this rocket! I thought the stock paint job isn't "renegade" enough, though. After seeing the scuff marks on Cydermaster's boosters, I decided to make a more "outlaw" look. I added panel lines, weathering and exhaust marking to give the Renegade a look that fit it's name!
 

Aerobee300

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2004
Messages
288
Reaction score
0
Paint job is very cool !!! I agree, looks kindof Mad-Maxish !!
 

stevem

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2009
Messages
1,608
Reaction score
0
that is a great looking finish for the Renegade! nice job!
I am just getting ready to paint mine (thanks to Hobby Lobby 1/2 off coupon I got both the Renegade and SR-71 for about $16.00!)
I guess I have been reading this forum long enough now that I just can no longer leave anything stock. For my Renegade I added motor mount tubes to the boosters so I can run a 3 cluster booster. I lengthened the BT by about 6" to help compensate for the added weight aft and I installed a baffle about 12" into the BT that will also help bring CG forward.

I must say was disappointed with the quality of the booster nose cones as the ones in my kit were undersized. The whole nose cone slid right into the BT! I used tape to build up the shoulder and then epoxied the cones on but there will be a lot of filling to bring the BT and nose cone surfaces even.
 

n3tjm

Papa Elf
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
7,343
Reaction score
220
Location
Penns Creek, PA
That is an AWESOME paint job. Next time I fly my shuttle into space, I will keep my eye out for that...

You have to share your finishing techniques. I would love to do mine that way :). But I will make the pods flat Red instead... :)
 

powderburner

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
7,356
Reaction score
4
Rocketman, that looks really great! I am still enjoying the build phase on mine, but when I get to the painting part I may just have to copy yours
 

PWALPOCO

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2003
Messages
155
Reaction score
0
Looks like a kickbutt paintjob to me ! Y oure hired !!

:)

Paul
 

PunkRocketScience

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
2,057
Reaction score
0
I was quite pleased with the way it turned out.

I started by priming the entire model flat black. Then I masked off seperate "panels" on the body tube and removed them a few at a time while coating with various metallic layers of paint (silver, gold, bronze, copper). I used Rustolem Metallics because they dry incredibly fast. After that I scuffed the metallics down to the primer in spots to give that "broken in" look. Then a quick spattering of primer again and more scuffing around the engines.
I just kept layering and misting until the look was right...

After applying the stickers and dullcoting the entire model, I painted the wingtip pods glossy orange and misted over the orange with metallic purple. Kinda gave them the "glowing" look I was thinking about when I figured out that my original plan for bright red ala the astron interceptor wasn't going to work for a lack of red paint in my paint box...

Hope this is helpful for those of you who might want to produce a similar look.
 

astronboy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2002
Messages
2,437
Reaction score
0
Very nice. I like the 'battle-worn' look. Sorta like a hot-rod!!
 

Stymye

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
7,568
Reaction score
4
really nice job!...I like the dullcote finish too!
 

PunkRocketScience

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
2,057
Reaction score
0
I'm hooked on the Renegade... In goofing around with the kit as I was building it, I noticed something that REALLY has given me an evil idea for my next one... A 38mm casing fits exactly into the BT...HA, HA, HA, HA...! I think I might need to reinforce the fins though... Should SCREAM off the pad with a Pro38 1-2g! I'll let you know how it goes.
 
Top