Thursday, August 22, 2013

Estes Constellation Build Part 16, Single Black Fin Mask

I wanted the model to match the old catalog pictures.
The Semroc face card shows all three fins in white. One fin should be black.
For the red and black "1" decal to show up on the black, I'll add a white edge to the decal in the next post.
This is not not easy to do, plan your finish after reading the next post.

I used Scotch tape for the mask, it takes a lot of straight pieces to round the airfoiled leading edge shape.

The rest of the model is covered with cheap masking tape and grocery bags.

TIP: Another use for the Q-tips-
They make a good cushioned burnisher for the taped mask lines.
No scratching, just a well set tape edge.

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