Saturday, July 1, 2017
Estes Apollo Little Joe II Build, Part 27, Paint Stuff
Scotch tape wouldn't conform to the curve so I used brown masking tape. There is a ridge molded into the nozzle so I should get a good seal.
On the right is the tape after burnishing down the wrinkles.
EDIT: This didn't work very well - I don't recommend using brown masking tape for this. A solution is coming up in following posts.
The escape tower nozzles are black.
It's hard to get spray paint all the way into the nozzles so a Sharpie was used to get some black farther in.
The gloss white paint showed up as a rougher flat finish on the command module plastic.
I did three coats in total lightly sanding between coats to get a better gloss finish so the decals would adhere.