Saturday, January 21, 2017
Estes Galactic Taxi #1914 Build Part 3, Fins
Two of these pieces were leftover sides from some Estes kit laser cut fin sheets.
After the glue dried the new flat sheet was sanded flat with a block.
The low "Ventral" fin grain surprised me. That extension on the lower left looked too easy to break off. I cut a separate piece with the grain going in a better direction.
Here's all the fins cut out.
Some strange shapes here.
The instruction drawings of the fins aren't accurately drawn.
Pay very close attention to the leading edges, they are the only edges that are rounded.
The fins are confusing to glue on correctly. It helps that some leading edges are rounded for forward positioning reference.