Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tau Zero completed




Well, I took advantage of a couple of dry, warm(ish) days and completed the Semroc Tau Zero.  This is a nice looking, futuristic rocket kit that flies on 18mm motors and recovers via a streamer.  I especially like the cone, which resembles a sleeker version of the Honest John cone. Anyone familiar with this kit will notice mine looks funny.  Different, not haha.  I think.  First, I flipped the fins so they are swept backwards.  This is not optimal for streamer recovery, but what the hey?  I also deviated from the recommended paint scheme.  I used Dupli-Color METALCAST, with the base coat serving as the color coat for most of the rocket.