|Quest Totally Tubular (Click to enlarge).||Tube fin scratch build - the Algol|
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|1972 Centuri catalog pages showing the Groove Tube (Click to enlarge).|
- 1 PNC-89 Nose cone (Semroc/eRockets BC-846)
- 1 Shock Cord
- 1 Body Tube ST-813
- 6 Stabilizing Tubes ST-83
- 1 Thrust Ring TR-7
- 1 Centering Ring HTC-8
- 1 Motor Tube ST-73
- 1 Motor Hook
This build is not as simple as it appears, at least in terms of finishing and painting the model. Should I build it, then apply primer and paint? It might be difficult covering all of the rocket, especially in the gaps where the tube fins join the main body tube. And how to deal with the black interiors of the tube fins? Paint the inside black (might be a little tough with spray paint), use a black marker, or cover the inside with black chalkboard paper or trim monokote? I decided to follow Chris Michielssen's approach, which is to paint the components separately and glue things together at the last. I am also leaning towards using the chalkboard paper or monokote on the tube fin insides, as that will avoid masking off their exteriors.
|Groove Tube parts (Click to enlarge).|