Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Estes Apollo Little Joe II Build, Part 25, A Slow Up!

I am getting to the painting!
The tower skirt and nozzles are painted black.
I did a simple mask over the glue areas.
Now the problem!!! It's Summer here and it is very humid.

Sprayed balsa and tubing tends to dry in a day or so.
Plastic is anther story. These spray painted parts stayed sticky for days! I can't slightly sand the base coats until it is dry to the touch.
This could slow down assembly and the blog posts.


  1. No problem, you can't rush Mother Nature.
    On an aside, I was wondering what method you use to remove sanding dust prior to priming/painting? Mini vac, brush, tack cloth, damp cloth, or something else? Cheers.

    1. Hi BAR,
      I simply brush it off with a real cheap brush, the same "chip" brush I use for CWF. I tried a tack cloth before, they can leave sticky oil on the model.