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Forum: Projects 12-16-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By scigs30
I donít thin it since it levels out and sands...

I donít thin it since it levels out and sands easily.
Forum: Building Techniques 12-01-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By scigs30
I am now using Brodak sanding sealer since...

I am now using Brodak sanding sealer since Aerogloss no longer makes dope products, actually Brodak sealer works better than Aerogloss. Sanding sealer I believe has zinc stearate added, balsa filler...
Forum: Projects 11-16-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By scigs30
Thank you. Yes it has been another busy fire...

Thank you. Yes it has been another busy fire season, pretty much at work everyday, not much time to build. I am planning on retiring in 7 years and hope to build and fly more. Obviously with our...
Forum: Projects 11-04-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By scigs30
I think I did, but I did not post pictures.

I think I did, but I did not post pictures.
Forum: Projects 10-21-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By scigs30
I can call this vintage build complete and ready...

I can call this vintage build complete and ready for flight. The old decals were in pretty good shape but did have some issues with them lying flat on the metallic finish. I don't like using...
Forum: Projects 10-18-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By scigs30
By the way, the copy write on the decal reads...

By the way, the copy write on the decal reads Walt Disney Productions.
Forum: Projects 10-18-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By scigs30
My vintage Black Hold Probe is all painted...

My vintage Black Hold Probe is all painted waiting for decals. The 3 coats of good Brodak did a great job of sealing the balsa for a smooth finish. This was tough to paint because of the angles and...
Forum: Projects 10-16-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By scigs30
Lee, Hope you like the Brodak, I think it works...

Lee, Hope you like the Brodak, I think it works great.

Another fun old Estes kit built out of the bag and ready for paint. The instructions call for Light Metallic Blue, and I always thought this...
Forum: Projects 10-10-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By scigs30
I will have to see how close the weight comes in...

I will have to see how close the weight comes in when she is built. Since I use Acrylic Lacquers an Brodak sealer and no primer, my builds come out pretty light.
Forum: Projects 10-10-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By scigs30
Vintage Estes Black Hole Probe Build

Here is my next vintage build that I will start in the next couple of days, should be fun.
Forum: Projects 09-19-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,946
Posted By scigs30
Here she all done, out of the bag ready for...

Here she all done, out of the bag ready for flight. The vintage decals went on with no issues, all and all a fun build.
Forum: Projects 09-12-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,946
Posted By scigs30
Here she is all painted with old formula Krylon...

Here she is all painted with old formula Krylon white....I will be gone for a few days but when I get back I will apply the decals. Once again I sure love Brodak.
Forum: Projects 09-11-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,946
Posted By scigs30
Sounds like a hit or miss rocket for some, but I...

Sounds like a hit or miss rocket for some, but I am happy. Something about building an old vintage sealed Estes kit with old parts and die crushed parts. The build is simple out of the bag, 3 coats...
Forum: Projects 09-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,946
Posted By scigs30
Vintaqe Estes Falcon Commander Build

Building has slowed down because of a busy summer, but I am back at it with the Falcon Commander. The kit comes with 2 parachutes but the plans only call for one chute.
Forum: Projects 07-26-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By scigs30
I built this...

I built this rocket.....
http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=12184&page=1&pp=10
Forum: Projects 07-24-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By scigs30
I have been real busy, so rocket building has...

I have been real busy, so rocket building has been slow. I finished the Raven, balsa fins treated with 3 coats of Brodak Balsa sealer, rocket received one coat of primer and toped with Old Krylon...
Forum: Projects 06-25-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By scigs30
Vintage Estes Raven Build

Here is my next vintage build, the Estes Raven, look at the short shock cord.
Forum: Projects 05-25-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By scigs30
Here is my completed vintage Estes Defender, as...

Here is my completed vintage Estes Defender, as you can see the 3 coats of Brodak sealer did a great job on the fins. I sprayed with old Krylon gloss white and Royal Blue. Onto my next vintage...
Forum: Projects 05-22-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By scigs30
My local hardware stores no longer carry Deft...

My local hardware stores no longer carry Deft Laquer sanding sealer, just the waterborne stuff. When Home Depot did carry it, I tried it on balsa and it did not work as well as the Aerogloss or...
Forum: Projects 05-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By scigs30
Yes, I am getting my balsa sealer and model dope...

Yes, I am getting my balsa sealer and model dope order ready right now to send away. :)
Forum: Projects 05-18-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By scigs30
This was is fast easy build, even though I am...

This was is fast easy build, even though I am building two. The open kit had a crushed tube so I replaced it and it also had a few missing parts. I thought it came with a set of decals, but I have...
Forum: Projects 05-17-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By scigs30
Vintage Estes Defender builds

I am onto my next vintage build, trying to squeeze into by busy schedule. I am trying to get stuff set up so next year I am working a lot less making more time for fun stuff and my hobbies. I am...
Forum: Projects 05-09-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By scigs30
The fin fairings are really thin glossy paper,...

The fin fairings are really thin glossy paper, but they worked out just fine. Here she is done and ready for flight, no issues with painting other than masking the canopy is a pain, but at least the...
Forum: Projects 05-08-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By scigs30
I have the Voyager II all built with 3 coats of...

I have the Voyager II all built with 3 coats of balsa sealer and she is ready for paint.
Forum: Projects 05-03-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By scigs30
Vintage Estes Voyager II

Here is my next vintage build, have not seen too many of these built but looks like a cool rocket. The parts are in pretty good shape but Estes used soft balsa in this kit. Oh well, that is what...
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