Sunday, September 26, 2010
Hermes A-1 - measure once, scale once, cut once
I also have filled the balsa nose and tail cones, marked the body and tail cone for the fins and built the motor mount. Non-stock mods include epoxying a Kevlar leader to the motor mount and adding a motor hook. The latter required that I notch the tail cone. Not optimal for scale looks but I wanted one.
I was looking a photos and noticed that the Hermes, like the V-2, was not smooth. So, I may just use brush on Testors for the whole build and will use short brush strokes. I will decorate it like the one on display at White Sands (attached). The black stripe on the nose cone will be the most challenging part. Unless I find some vinyl lettering at Michaels, I won't be adding the fin numbering!