Rocketeer Cirrus X3- The Veepy Build

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gnolivos

Sr Member
Use this paint for the cones:
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Astyanax

New Member
Look fantastic. !!

Do NOT clear coat it!!! I heard even with the specific clear coat from spaz stix it can ruin the finish

Or test on a scrap piece first!!!!

You sure? Bill Doran used the Alclad Aqua Gloss Lacquer on metal painted parts many times with success, I thought? That's what I was going to try...or am I missing something?


He even suggests a light retouching of metallic paint on top of the clearcoat to give you the best of both worlds.

I know it should be able to show fingerprints like the real thing and all that, but that's one element of realism I'd like to forego. Shiny and new, non-weathered for me!

I guess some testing is in order!
 

gnolivos

Sr Member
I think it’s best to test. I believe best case is it will dull very little.

looking at MTB pics I feel the current finish is a little too chromey for my liking, comparing to the real thing. So if the clear coat dulls it just a little it would probably look perfect.
I just fear it may dull too much.
TEST!!!
 

MTB

Well-Known Member
Look fantastic. !!

Do NOT clear coat it!!! I heard even with the specific clear coat from spaz stix it can ruin the finish

Or test on a scrap piece first!!!!

Fantastic paint job...and, as gnolivos said: ``don`t clear coat it!!`` It`s going to be dull in no time:(
My hopes is that it will dull it a little as it is a bit too shiny for me. I will do a test on a spare part. But the brushed effect came out fantastic!


Use this paint for the cones:
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Thanks! that was my next part to figure out!
 

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MTB

Well-Known Member
The clear coat worked perfectly!!! Gave it just a little dullness. I started to glue the rivets in......man that is time consuming!!
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MTB

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This was so nerve-racking gluing the hull in place! I did one side just fine but lining up the other with out dripping or glue running out was scary!

I did scratch the inner part of the tank a bit but I'll touch it up later. Now to pray for no earthquakes tonight!

Once it's fully dry I will clamp the inner part of the hull as you can see a small gap.
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joberg

Master Member
Beautiful thing you've got going there (y) (y) :cool: :cool: I can see that you had to rivet the opening of the fan unit before affixing it to the tubes: good thinking!!
 

gnolivos

Sr Member
I think you're taking a risk by gluing in the order you have done there. Are you sure you can now fit the tail piece, and the radiator?

It looks gorgeous !
 

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MTB

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That paint job just looks amazing...and compared with the real alu from the Delorean you'll have a lot of difficulties knowing which is which(y)(y)
Thanks! I really don't like painting but with the guidance from people here is came out great! (See above posts on how it was done)
 

MTB

Well-Known Member
I know it been a long time since I posted anything, work had been just crazy busy for me and I haven't had much time for this.

But the other day I was able to paint the cones.
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I'm happy with how they turned out! Hopefully I'll be able to get more done in the upcoming months. Normally winter is a slower time for me so we'll see!
 

zorg

Master Member
excellent work, i missed some of the updates for some reason .thanks for the progress pics.

oh and a delorean is my dream car also (except mine would have an engine swap) :D
 

MTB

Well-Known Member
Well I got the bug and made this.......

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I always knew I was going to make this from the moment I starting printing. I will be using expanding foam to make the impression of the rocket in the box so it won't move around when I carry it. All the angle iron is cut I just need to drill the holes for the rivets. I'll be picking up the lettering on my next trip to Home Depot too.

My only struggle is the corner guards. I can not find the correct ones. I can't even find any that are close and the right size! From my measurements they have to be at least 2 inches long. The ones I'm finding are only 1 inch. That is way too small! I may have to just make them myself, but I would rather buy them and save time lol.

Well hopefully I'll have more to show, but I will be getting pretty busy starting Monday, so we'll see.
 

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