Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Estes Nike Smoke #7247 Build, Part 5, Fin Observations
Look at the low end of the fin and you can see the lighter wood tip.
Some kit wood is pieced together from smaller strips. The problem is the differences in the different wood densities. It becomes a concern when you are shaping the fins.
The fins are set over the full size instruction sheet drawing and the bevel lines are drawn in pencil with a straightedge.
You'll never get a sharp diamond fin profile by using little squares of sandpaper shown here in the instructions.
I've used the Great Planes sanding block many times before on the blog. The block is perfectly flat and the sandpaper is self adhesive. If you don't have one yet - trust me and buy one!