Sunday, November 2, 2014
Estes Patriot Build #2056, Part 12, Red Paint Ridge and Roll Pattern Plan
This is the low end red paint after the Scotch tape mask was pulled.
There is a slight paint ridge. The ridge was carefully wet sanded so it wouldn't show up under the black vinyl wrap.
In the paint and decal instructions the leading edge tip of the fins are cropped and squared. This illustration is probably left over from the old North Coast kit.
Not a big deal, just interesting.
I won't be using the stick-ons. I was concerned the clear areas in the roll pattern would show up more than the overlaps of the Contact Blackboard Paper.
Red paint and Ridge Sand = 10 minutes
Yellow Paint = 5 minutes
Total build time so far = 5 hours 50 minutes