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Winter Project - Spring/Summer Level 1 1 year 1 month ago #2794

Mini Magg with 2 coats of rattle can primer over sanded brush-on. Waited for 50 degree day, warmed up model and paint can and rushed outside. Got a 3rd coat of primer on last night - hoping its the last. Going to higher grit. Big kits are tough to paint & will need more than a 50 degree day to topcoat. May make a takedown paint booth out of 4mil plastic, frame, and a no static exhaust fan and hose.
The blue on cone is fluorescent blue - it is very translucent and wouldn't coat evenly so I sanded. It looks kind of neat and I thought about doing the whole kit that way - looks like a CGI skin. Thoughts?

I have 2 paint options - Blue and Orange for a nice clash or Black and Blue.

drive.google.com/file/d/1Vew__NhLxi9WYPa...LFd/view?usp=sharing
Cheers / Robert

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Winter Project - Spring/Summer Level 1 1 year 1 month ago #2795

Mini-Magg paint battle continues - sprayed flat white primer w/o slightly moistening the dust cloth - ended up with every piece of lint in 100' on finish due to static. Wet sand again and 2nd coat below.

drive.google.com/file/d/1RvpFGAoWcNvJzkW...KJ/view?usp=sharing4

Plan was Orange and Blue but after finishing the core of a Semroc L'il Augie, I decided orange wasn't quite right for my first HP model. Orange can also had a "high output" nozzle. Avoid this - I almost never get runs and I ended up with one. Other than a little wet-sanding on a run, a nice paint job. Here is the L'il Augie core in bright orange like the package card. OT nice kit - interesting to build.

drive.google.com/file/d/1mMOvaPucNzVla0z...Jj7/view?usp=sharing

Decided on Fluorescent Red (again) and Bright Blue it is. FL red applied to top of Magg (it was over 50 degrees and I ended up with a bug in the finish in December. Indiana, sigh.

drive.google.com/file/d/1-RT71gCtw-6Dqs8...784/view?usp=sharing

Here is an export from Rocksim for a palette - paint will "roughly" look like this.

drive.google.com/file/d/1F5TeBuUpT5_P6ge...myb/view?usp=sharing

I tried FL blue but paint is too translucent. So standard bright blue, hopefully w/o lint. Painting a large kit is painful, I've done more work on this than anything else I've built. I see why many HP builders use a spray rig.

When I get topcoat done will install rail guides and close up the bottom. HOORAY :woohoo: Next hurdles - weight and parachute for a fast but no crunch landing, and figuring out base drag and nose weight.
Cheers / Robert

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Winter Project - Spring/Summer Level 1 1 year 1 month ago #2796

Here it is - nice and clashing! Bright blue worked well with Fluorescent Red. This kit is a hard target on a paint scheme. Apogee's with lightning bolts was good, I also saw a gloss Grape one. Basic gloss black would be OK too. I think I nailed the paint and thought about putting "Where's Waldo?" on it! :P
With the easy-glassed tube and heavy epoxy joints on the motor mount and rings, it may stand up to a J...

drive.google.com/file/d/1p5Z7yvEsxf4gkAB...pqN/view?usp=sharing
Cheers / Robert

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