Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Well, the Raygun Gothic HoJo is basically flight ready. Since the last update, the fins were completed, rail buttons were mounted on stand-offs and a couple of rings were added over the main tube. The Super-Fil fillets are drying.
I haven't made much progress on the decoration. I grabbed some 1/2" copper ells for the 'spin motors' but I don't think they'd look good. The local plumbing supplier was out of the 3/8", which I think would be better. As usual I'm averse to actually ordering stuff for a rocket like this. In general, I'm swinging back to a more scale look. That is, less odd trim and mix of colors. After sanding and priming, I think I'll paint the body olive drab and go from there. I need a better view of the spin motors on the real HoJo. I may just want to build them from cardboard or balsa.
I am also considering renaming the thing.