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5 Estes Green Eggs Kits Left!

I still have FIVE  Estes "Green Eggs" kits left in my bulk pack. Just $10 each, that's about 50% of retail. Available at the next CENJARS meet! Get 'em now and build 'em for April when we *will* be launching eggs!

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I began assembly of the one you gave me at Sunday's launch.  I need to order some small nylon "Click-Lock" rivets to hold the payload bay together.  Tomorrow it should be warm enough to give the fins and body tube a filler-primer coating.  I was really surprised to see that this kit had TTW fins.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uJmcXtUiHA?rel=0?version=3&autoplay=1&controls=0&showinfo=0&loop=1​

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Love the portrait of Ham.

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Quote from Eric Becher on November 19, 2022, 11:01 pm

Love the portrait of Ham.

I scoured the internet for a picture of Ham but most of them were too small, B&W, and low-resolution.  Then, I happened upon that graphic (as an SVG so I could scale it to the size I wanted without loss too).  The eyes look a bit sinister but it worked.  I edited some of the graphic's background out to allow it to fit the rocket at a larger scale.  I printed it on some peel-and-stick paper Martha had in her paper cache using the stInk-jet (I still need to clean black toner out of my laser printer from a cracked toner cartridge).  The airbrush clear coat made it look pretty good in the end.

Wow, you did a really nice job with that. I see you have added rail buttons versus having a launch lug. I always rush my paint jobs, so I never seem to ever get a smooth finish, but I'll keep working at it and eventually I'll either get it right, or stop painting my rockets entirely.

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Quote from Brian C. on November 21, 2022, 3:19 pm

Wow, you did a really nice job with that. I see you have added rail buttons versus having a launch lug. I always rush my paint jobs, so I never seem to ever get a smooth finish, but I'll keep working at it and eventually I'll either get it right, or stop painting my rockets entirely.

Airbrush helps.  I painted that entire rocket indoors on the kitchen table with my negative pressure paintbox and airbrush.  I had to change the filter on the negative pressure fan.  It was pretty well green when I completed the Green Eggs, so I figured it was time for a new filter.  It's probably clogged more by the clear coat but you can't see that on the filter.

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