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Forum: FreeForAll 11-13-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By jeffyjeep
Mr. Stan Lee. Rest in peace.

I never considered myself a comic book geek but Spiderman was always and always will be my favorite!

I'll miss those cameos.
Forum: FreeForAll 11-11-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By jeffyjeep
To my brothers and sisters in arms:

Happy Veterans Day!

............and to my "Jarhead" friends: happy birthday of the US Marine Corps!

............and to my fellow submariners: "keep the bubble!"

If you can read this post--thank a...
Forum: Projects 11-11-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
The LJ is now in gray primer! TBC

The LJ is now in gray primer!

TBC
Forum: Projects 11-11-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
Sounds yummy! Iíll ask ďThe VixenĒ get me a...

Sounds yummy! Iíll ask ďThe VixenĒ get me a bottle for Christmas.

TBC
Forum: Projects 11-10-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
Last steps for the evening: I apply subtle...

Last steps for the evening:

I apply subtle fillets of epoxy to strengthen the fin/BT joints. I then assemble the (8) styrene nozzles into the base plate. Lastly I mount and fillet the (2) launch...
Forum: Projects 11-10-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
Using Titebond red label I've done the initial...

Using Titebond red label I've done the initial mounting and alignment of the fins. After that dries, I'll apply VERY SUBTLE fillets with epoxy.

TBC
Forum: Projects 11-10-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
I now do the initial test fit of each fin...

I now do the initial test fit of each fin assembly into the slotted BT. All but one of the mounting tabs needs to be sanded a BCH shorter so the root edge registers against the BT. That's fine with...
Forum: Projects 11-10-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
OK. I'm back from Groton and back to the...

OK. I'm back from Groton and back to the LJI.

The Elmer's wood filler is MORE than dry now and I sand the treated edges smooth on the Corian board.

TBC
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 11-10-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,711
Posted By jeffyjeep
What kind of plastic IS the wrap of the Little...

What kind of plastic IS the wrap of the Little Joe II? ABS?
Forum: Projects 11-06-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
I'll continue this build thread after I return...

I'll continue this build thread after I return from General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT.

TBC
Forum: Projects 11-04-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
bitte

bitte
Forum: Projects 11-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
The large BT is 2.333" OD the smaller is...

The large BT is 2.333" OD the smaller is 2.040" OD.
Forum: Projects 11-04-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
To the kitís credit the card stock of the reducer...

To the kitís credit the card stock of the reducer is premium quality, .012Ē thick, polished on both sides, and laser cut. Itís not the flimsy stuff thatís like notebook paper. With most card stock...
Forum: Projects 11-04-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
The adhesive has now fully hardened. Using a...

The adhesive has now fully hardened.

Using a fresh #11 blade (I buy them by the 100 count) I slit the card stock scrap from the outer edges of the fin assemblies. I then sand the outer edge on the...
Forum: Projects 11-04-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
Now there are four. Good night. TBC

Now there are four.

Good night. TBC
Forum: Projects 11-04-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
Now to skin the fins. I'll again use Aleene's...

Now to skin the fins.

I'll again use Aleene's Super Tacky for this so I don't have a card stock soak-through. Although the instructions say to put it on the card stock I apply the heavy goop to the...
Forum: Projects 11-03-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,609
Posted By jeffyjeep
Iím not sure what you mean.

Iím not sure what you mean.
Forum: Projects 11-03-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,609
Posted By jeffyjeep
Thanks, it was fun! ó-and itís a MUCH more...

Thanks, it was fun!

ó-and itís a MUCH more detailed kit than the previous version of the Jayhawk from Rocketarium.
Forum: Projects 11-03-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
The grain direction makes sense to me, actually. ...

The grain direction makes sense to me, actually. The mounting tab thatís inserted into the BT slot is with the grain. As evidenced by the photo in post #20.
Forum: Projects 11-03-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
Now for some scraping. Using my Corian slab...

Now for some scraping.

Using my Corian slab that's covered with 220, I scrape alternating sides of the armature--test fitting the fin skin often--until the correct fit is achieved.

Time for some...
Forum: Projects 11-02-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,609
Posted By jeffyjeep
Finished!

and.................voila!

The Jayhawk is decaled, clearcoated, and is ready to blasted to smithereens by a "brown shoe".

Thanks for watching!
Forum: Projects 11-02-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
As the Titebond continues to cure on the...

As the Titebond continues to cure on the armatures, I'll prepare the fin skins.

The fin skins are printed on .012" cardstock that's polished on both sides. I first make a copy of the sheets onto...
Forum: Projects 11-02-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,609
Posted By jeffyjeep
Now for the antenna whips--or are they...

Now for the antenna whips--or are they masts?

Using a pin vise and a .010" drill bit I angle drill the antenna bases. I then epoxy in (2) faux antennas cut from a paper clip.

TBC
Forum: Projects 11-02-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
....and in no time at all, all (4) of the raw...

....and in no time at all, all (4) of the raw armatures are assembled!

Shaping then will be a different story!

TBC
Forum: Projects 11-02-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By jeffyjeep
I've now assembled the armature of the first fin...

I've now assembled the armature of the first fin using Titebond Red for the adhesive.

DANG! This is so easy, it's probably illegal! :rolleyes:

TBC
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