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Glasspack

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VERY, VERY Nice looking .............

It will no doubt look beautiful when finished !! Love to see the flight video.
 

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Looks like I’ll need a little touch up in the black.
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788769CB-52D6-45F7-BFDF-F9A85593D539.jpegEB1A4B9E-E0FB-4CFE-882F-62BC7656678D.jpeg I do like that aluminum look on the nosecone. Let that cure for a day, then it’s the red fins. I want to do the metal finish on the tail cone section too.
 

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It really looks like brushed aluminum!
 

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A little touch up on the black and I ‘bolted’ on the fins. The socket head bolts will get painted red with the fins.
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This is how the metallic paint goes on. Start with gloss black base. Then very light coats of the chrome. It dries quickly, then you give it a quick buff....I used a microfiber towel.
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Current state. I’m modeling this with the optional payload bay, so I added the screw details between it and the main booster. Still need to add this detail to the base of the nosecone. I think the painting is done. There is a bit of hangar rash, but I may just leave it....for ‘scale accuracy’.
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I really like those screws around the payload bay, that is a very nice touch of realistic scale detail. And that metal looks fantastic.
 

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Coat of clear to help protect the vinyl. Gathering parts and getting a plan for the electronics.
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Yeah, wow. Those little details make such a huge difference!
 

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Absolutely incredible... Yeah, the details really sell it.

And I still can't get over the metallic finish on the nose and tail cones. Gunna have to try some of that stuff...

Magnificent work Turbo!! 👍 👍 👍 👍

BTW - I spied those free flight rubber models in the background, there. P-30s?
 

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Thanks for the compliments! I’ve tried make this one a ‘super scale’. Pretty easy for the Iris if you take your time.

Yes Mugs, there are several P30’s in there, plus a couple of coupe d’hiver and the token Gollywock. Haven’t flow them in years. They take a lot of space to fly.
 

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Almost ready to fly! I ordered the parachute today. Tulsa Rocketry launch is in two weeks, hopefully the chute makes it here on time.
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I’m running out of room on my rocket wall.
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Almost ready to fly! I ordered the parachute today. Tulsa Rocketry launch is in two weeks, hopefully the chute makes it here on time.
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I’m running out of room on my rocket wall.
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Absolutely beautiful! The only way to make it better is to have some nice exhaust flames trailing underneath 😁
What are your plans for flight motors?
 

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Thanks! First flight will probably be a Loki I377.
 

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I’ve thought about making the booster...maybe if I get bored this fall/winter.

Here’s a video of me prepping for her maiden launch in a week.
 

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She flies! Maiden flight today on an AT I435T. A little drama as the main chute was slow to open, but it flew great. Hope to post my phone video later today. Here are some pics.
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Not the best quality, but here’s the video link.
 

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To me, it looked like there was some slight airframe flexing, during Boost.

Maybe just an "optical illusion" . . . ?

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