Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Carded Red Max Build, Part 2, Fin Core Prep
My early art layout page had a LOT of extras. The body tube wraps are printed on 20 lb. paper, the fin overlays are printed on 110 lb. stock.
Lightly spray the print side with clear acrylic. The model will get a final coat of clear after it is assembled.
The center core of the fins is cereal box cardboard.
Here I'm cutting of the edge to have a straight leading edge of the fins.
After the straight edge is cut, run some 400 grit over the edge and round off the top. It doesn't take much, just knock off the corners.
With some 220 grit sandpaper rough up the glossy printed side of the cardboard for better adhesion.