Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Estes Equinox Build Part 10, Paint Problems and Success
It's just too hot and humid in Central Florida, that effects the spray painting. (This was painted in August.)
I will assemble the Equinox in sub assemblies.
The jet tubes were sprayed with Testor's Master Modeler Gunmetal.
I've had great luck with the Testor's spray paint before, but not this time!
The jet tubes and fins are beyond hope and will be thrown away.
I'll cut new 4" long BT-5 tubes and sub fins.
On the left you can see the card stock cover over the engine hook.
It came out very smooth.
The inset picture shows the previously crimped area of the tube. The crimp indentation is gone and can't be seen.