- Apr 20, 2019
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- Manassas, VA
I have the hardest time color matching... Side by side, the decals look more like a Sun yellow, but I still like the flying tractor paint...Mounted the L’il Thor decals on the fins. That Arlon decal material Scott Binder uses in his kits is awesome. Turns out that the yellow I carefully selected isn’t quite the same as the decals but it’s very close.
The problem is that the color of the plastic cap is no guarantee the paint will match the cap.I have the hardest time color matching... Side by side, the decals look more like a Sun yellow, but I still like the flying tractor paint...
If that would make you an outlaw, I guess I'm an outlaw, then - my 1st BAR launch last Sunday (Pg. 908, here) was at the athletic field between the elementary and junior high school that I attended growing up. - and was actually where my first launch ever took place, more than 50 years ago. I almost put my Redstone on the roof of the police station! Or are there special regulations that don't allow you to launch there?Now I’m feeling the urge to do an outlaw launch at the local high school (closed 4-5 months now)...
If you do that inside the Capitol Beltway around Washington D.C. you are indeed an outlaw. Congress is the original NIMBY. Protectionist and isolated from reality.Public property. Follow both common sense and the safety code (which does not have force of law but shows you're taking care) to see that no one and no property are hurt, and I'm comfortably sure that you're not an outlaw. Comfortable enough to launch that way myself or allow my children and grandchildren to do so.
I am a non-attorney spokesperson. Do not accept legal advice from non-qualified schlubs like me. Consult with a lawyer or law enforcement officials before launching rockets, engaging in other potentially hazardous activity, or walking and chewing gum simultaneously.
What is this "discipline" of which you speak?And looked at two MicroMaxx kits I received. And put them into the build pile.
And took them out.
I'd like to see more of your build. I like what I see.
I use my fingers for most CWF application: slop it on and spread it out. Good for getting a nice smooth coat (although if insufficiently thinned you might still have a problem).For the Microsonde I goofed and used too little water to thin the CWF. As a result the fin surfaces have a lot of imperfections, particularly long lines from the brush I used to apply it.
If I use my fingers I end up getting CWF everywhere....I use my fingers for most CWF application: slop it on and spread it out. Good for getting a nice smooth coat (although if insufficiently thinned you might still have a problem).