I did take advantage of practically the only good day in recent memory to finish a couple of rockets and get the Mercury capsule painted. The first one to be completed was the Sky Bird II - an old Estes plan (#2) from the design book. It features break apart recovery by separating just below the bottom black stripe in the pic. The four color, pseudo native american decor was inspired by the stylized bird on the plan sheet, and I made the decals on my trusty ink jet. I think she turned out pretty well, and am looking forward to see this bird take flight at the next launch.
|Sky Bird II (Click to enlarge).||Sky Bird II plan sheet (Click to enlarge).|
|Estes Lancer (Click to enlarge).|
|Mercury capsule (Click to enlarge).|