Building the Estes Yankee (part 2)

Don’t even get me started on how much time I spent trying to paint this thing, and on how many things went wrong (some of it the paint’s fault, some of it the painter’s), and on what really should be done better but won’t be, and on freaking peel and stick decals especially when they run lengthwise and don’t want to stick on the long edges, and… just don’t.

It’s done. It’s not perfect, but it’s as good as it needs to be. I’ll probably lose it next time it goes up, just like the Tornado, right?

Right.

Anyway. The Yankee. Now finally painted. With two NARTREK Bronze decals in honor of the two duration flights it made toward that goal. (I’ve added one each to my Loadstar II and Mega Mosquito, incidentally.)

IMG_3233Official glamor shot will have to wait for better lighting. Edit: Done that. Here.

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