Monday, June 27, 2016
Estes Interceptor Build #1250, Part 14, Wing Pod Gluing
The two piece wing pods were glued on with the Beacon Fabri-Tac Glue.
If any of this thick glue squeezes out, wipe it away immediately. It is a bit gummy going on and dries hard.
After drying, the wing pods seem strong and very well adhered.
Notice the gap at the front of the pod/wing joint.
After a small spray of gloss white, any fillet marks and glue boogers were sanded down for the next color coat.
Sure it'd be easier to paint the pods separately and glue them on afterwards, but I wanted to get rid of the gap at the pod/wing joint.
I had to dry fit the antennas on the vertical fins and see what the model profile looked like.
This was a very cool design in 1971 and is still impressive 45 years later.