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The Race Into Space GB, October 2018 - July 2019 (Ended)

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  • Member since
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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, August 9, 2019 4:28 PM

Thanks for the replies guys.

I may try a little mix of Tamiya tape and painters tape.  I also have drafting tape that is very close the Tamiya that is quite thin.  Then I will venture into trying Future as a sealer.  I have used it and clear gloss as a sealer on other models, but those were gentle curved surfaces.  

Scott

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Posted by GAF on Friday, August 9, 2019 11:44 AM

Scott,

Glad to hear you're feeling better.  Hope things keep improving!

As for the masking problem across the corrigations, I think the Tamiya tape (or painters tape) would probably be best, as long as you rub it down along the edges with a toothpick or some suitable object.  As Mach71 suggests, giving it a spray of the base coat will probably seal up the edges.  I have also heard of using Future, or just a spray of gloss/dull coat.  I think either would work fine.

Good luck!

Gary

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, August 9, 2019 11:17 AM

Scott, Glad to hear your feeling better!

 

When I built mine years ago I used blue painters tape and burnished it down in the "trenches" of the coregation. I had to do a bit of touch up.

 

One trick I've heard about, but not tried myself is to mask it. Then spray a light coat of the base coat over the masks, let dry completely, then spray the black over. The base coat seeps but its the same color so no worries. That also seals the mask.

 

Good luck

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 9, 2019 9:58 AM

I'm with Gam on this. The Tamiya tape is great for this but the paint can still seep under. Although I've never tried it, I hear the clear coat technique works well, just be careful removing the mask I would think.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 9, 2019 9:00 AM

Scott: Glad to hear you're feeling better! 

Not sure about the masking. Maybe rub it down into the crevices? If I'm not sure about the mask sealing I spray it first with a clear overcoat like Future directly toward the masks. It will seep under the mask giving you overspray- but since it's clear it won't show. That will seal the masks before you apply the actual coat of paint. 

You can also use Sticky Tack as you noted or Silly Putty. Not sure how you'd get it good and straight though.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, August 9, 2019 8:20 AM

GAF

Great work, Scott!  Glad you're still plugging away at her.  I see she's not the only rocket you're working on.  Smile

Sorry to hear about your family and health.  I hope things turn out for the better soon.

Gary

 

 

Thanks everyone.

I had an endoscopic operation last week to clean out my bile duct.  Also had every test and scan under the sun to make sure it wasn't anything else that was giving me problems and everything came back negative.  I am now feeling like I'm 18 again.  Life is getting back to chaotic normal. 

I am finishing up another project on my bench, so the Saturn is kinda stalled.  Well, to be honest, I am intimidated with masking the areas for the black across the corrugated surfaces.  Anyone have any tips?  I have both the flexible and regular Tamiya tape that I thought of using.  How about some way to seal it aroung the edges? Any other material such as ticky tac?  I never tried this before.

Scott

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:09 AM

Justin: I too would love to see your finished photos. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:02 AM

Justin>  Hey, no problem!  I was actually going to contact you and see if you wanted me to post the last photo of your SV build on the front page.  You said it needed a few more details, so I waited.  Glad to hear, and look forward to seeing them!

Gary

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:52 AM

I just realized that I neglected to post proper photos of my Apollo 11 Launch vehicle, the Revell Saturn V before this GB ended!  I am currently out of town, and will take photos when I get back home. Stay tuned....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:55 AM

Great work, Scott!  Glad you're still plugging away at her.  I see she's not the only rocket you're working on.  Smile

Sorry to hear about your family and health.  I hope things turn out for the better soon.

Gary

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 29, 2019 9:25 PM

Scottrc: Looks awesome!!! Please keep posting photos, love how she's going! Hope the family and health issues sort themselvies out.

Mach71: Whoa, those are great photos!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, July 29, 2019 6:43 PM

Looking good Scottrc!

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, July 29, 2019 2:51 PM

 Hi folks,

I have been down for the month with family and health issues, but I managed to get some coats of white on the Saturn V this weekend.  Still a lot of work to do.  I didn't expect it to take this long.  Will start masking for the black.  

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:04 PM

Then you get it modelcrazy. As I get older it gets harder and harder, but I still enjoy it so I'll keep at it. 

 

One thing that the San Diego museum makes clear is how advanced Apollo was compared to Gemini, and how advanced Gemini was compared to Mercury.

 

I know this sounds obvious, but seeing the 3 of them next to each other really points out the obvious. 

 

Gemini is so well designed for earth orbit its a wonder that Blue Gemini was canceled.

Apollo is still a great design, put some modern systems in it and you will have....Orion!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:57 AM

Great pics Mach. I understand about the job, I was a truck driver for 5 years.

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 7:30 AM

Thanks!

 

My job has good points and bad points. I'm away from family a lot, but I get to go to a lot of museums. Mostly the good outways the bad. 

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Posted by GAF on Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:58 AM

Mach71>  Great shots!  Must be nice to have a job that takes you all over the country. Smile

Gary

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:32 PM

They have a built Atomic city Mercury, The same kit I built for the GB.

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:29 PM

I made it to the San Diego Air and Space Museum today. I know the GB is over, But there is some good things there. Most of the spacecraft are Mockups, as is the XS-1.

 

 

 

This is a training suit.

 

 

 

A RCS motor from the CSM

 

 

A hat signed by some of the Mercury 7

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:38 PM

I'm more of a dog person.... 

 

Big Smile

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by GAF on Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:33 PM

Gamera

Not sure I want to go into quarantine with you guys though. Maybe Dejah Thoris but not you guys.... Stick out tongue

Careful, Gamera!  You might get stuck in a litter box!

Gary

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:00 PM

Gamera
I couldn't think of any cute Lunarians off the top of my head!!!    PS: Ok, I guess there's Wyoming Knott from 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress'. 

Lol.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:58 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Gamera
Maybe Dejah Thoris but not you guys.... 

 

We went to the Moon not Mars.

 

I couldn't think of any cute Lunarians off the top of my head!!! Stick out tongue

 

PS: Ok, I guess there's Wyoming Knott from 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress'. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:49 AM

Gamera
Maybe Dejah Thoris but not you guys.... 

We went to the Moon not Mars.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:42 AM

First off thanks guys!!! Wish I'd gotten done a little earlier but hey as long as you meet the (extended) deadline. And the astronaut was a fun change of pace and cool to work on a classic kit for a change. 

Gary: Nice work there on the boosters- they look cool in front of the TV backdrop. Wish I'd thought of the same myself. 

Bakster: Better the capsule smell of chocolate than thruster fumes as Gary commented on the Apollo ASTP mission... 

 

And BIG THANKS for Gary and Steve for hosting!!! 

Not sure I want to go into quarantine with you guys though. Maybe Dejah Thoris but not you guys.... Stick out tongue

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by GAF on Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:38 AM

Mach71 & Modelcrazy>. Thanks!  And thank you for sticking with us till the end.  You helped make a great GB!

The NASA technicians have determined that the bright anomally is simply a reflection off of the lunar surface.  But since the landings were all fake, it's probably just a stage light.  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:14 AM

Gam, Nice finish on Neil.

Gary, I like that. At first I was going to say the light was the sun but it in the wrong place, Huh?

Better call MUFON

OK, party at my place to build some ships.

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:21 AM

Great finish on the rockets Gary!

And great job on the GB. I've enjoyed all the GB's I've been involved in, but this one was special as we all lived through the space race.

 

The Apollo 13 video is perfect!

 

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:56 PM

Bakster>  Thank you!  Glad you were aboard, sir.

Gary

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