Semroc Starfire Build

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Thanks.

Masking and painting is my bugabear. I would try those but wind up with horrible runs. I too like the one in the second link but I would mess that up even more.

One of these days, I hope to find the secret of good masking where the tape will stay down where you want it and not allow runs while not peeling the paint off when you unmask. Thus far, I am way behind the curve.

Thanks again,

John,

Great job on the Starfire. I picked up one recently, and plan on doing in one of the paint schemes shown in the 1974 Centuri catalog (the one that I remember as a kid).

Check out the links to the catalog from the Ninfinger site. The Starfire is shown in red, white, blue and yellow on the left:
https://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rockets/catalogs/centuri74/74cen12.html

The illustration on the right here shows a sharp paint scheme... but man... would that ever be a pain to mask:

https://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rockets/catalogs/centuri74/74cen22.html

So many classic rockets to build... so little time.
 

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Nice build thread. This one has yet to be reviewed at EMRR. Why not give it a go?;)

Thanks.

I submitted it to EMRR on Saturday night along with 9 others ...or was it 10? I dunno. I was pretty tired when I finished writing the last one.

PS EMRR is one of the resources that has kept me interested in this hobby. I enjoy seeing what others are doing and trying to figure out how to do it too. I have enjoyed your reviews.
 

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Oh, I was going to mention that if you love classic Estes and Centuri kits, check out Semroc's laser cut fin selection at:

https://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=64

There are a lot more fins that have been added that are not part of released Semroc kits. Cherokee-D, Orbital Transport, Sprite, Black Widow, Long Tom, Mercury Redstone, Centuri Quasar... . Check it out. Carl had said a while ago that he wanted to have laser cut fins available for every classic kit. Even if he doesn't reach that goal, there is still a huge selection of kits that one can clone with Semroc parts.

I think I see a build queue that is growing out toward 2018.

The Semrocs DO occupy a large proportion of my build pile. Many of my early kits as a BAR came from there. I think being impressed with them is another of the factors that kept me around.
 
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