Friday, February 10, 2017

Estes Sprint XL #7224 Build, Finished

An interesting, easier build.
I missed the extra decals that were included in the original BT-50 based Sprint kit. On the right is the catalog version I put together years ago.
The cleaner decor is okay, just a little too plain for me.
I probably could draw and print it up but home print black decals end up translucent over white paint.

This same rocket is up for auction on Ebay right now through Sunday night.
Scroll down to the February 8 post for the Ebay link.


  1. Nicely done, Chris. Did you use the same color scheme on the second one?

    1. Hi Bar,
      I did the same on both. I thought about drawing up decals but black home print on gloss white look like a very dark gray.

  2. For darker black (any prime color) have you ever thought about using a Die Cutting Machine, which can cut Vinyl to almost any shape; you can scan in images too. I think the vinyl would be similar to the black board backing you sometimes use.

    Granted the machine is about $300+ But $12 in vinyl sheets would last a long time.