- Jan 18, 2009
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I think I will bite the bullet and build the Dragon to go with the Excalibur, should be a fun challenging vintage build, out of the bag. More old parts and decals.
Absolutely! If you have one you have to build the other LOL!I think I will bite the bullet and build the Dragon to go with the Excalibur, should be a fun challenging vintage build, out of the bag. More old parts and decals.
Me has an idea... Leave out the core MMT and fly on 8xA3-4T...It has been awhile, a busy month at work has kept me away from building. I finally had some spare time to work on the rocket and here she is already for paint. I built the rocket out of the bag as always, brushed on 3 coats of balsa sealer and added the fillets. I also added the old clump of clay to the nose, it was still useable. This kit does not look like much but it is a builders kit and comes with a lot of wood to seal. Also I added the pencil lines like the directions say so I can add the rivet decals after she is painted. Also this kit has a fin on the bottom that mush be added before flight and it just slips over a smaller balsa fin.
Two beautifully crafted builds!Been busy but I finally finished up the build, the decals took forever. Applying old decals can be a challenge and do not go on as well as newer decals, but sure looks vintage with old decals. I followed Estes directions and the pre scribed rivet lines really helped in applying the decals. The decals kept breaking, but they still went on. After the decals were all dried I sprayed Testors dullcote for a finish.