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US Army / New York City tribute Patriot

By Manny Trotta

Estes - Patriot M104 {Kit} (2056) [2004-2010]

This project is a build of the Estes Patriot into a custom design for a friend. The rocket will be a US Army / New York City tribute.

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I have my own idea for a paint and decal design so I won't be using the stickers that came with the kit. Here is the body tube sections assembled with fins attached and primer applied. The Fin-body tube joints have epoxy fillets.

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The New York City side of the rocket will have a skyline silhouette with a sunrise colored backdrop. The flip side of the rocket will be camouflage green with a US Army stencil. Here is the body and nose cone painted. I used Createx transparent Sunrise Yellow and Rustoleum Camouflage Army Green. There were no compatability issues sparying the Rustoleum over the Createx paint. I am ready to apply the skyline and Army stencil.

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I ordered the NYC skyline from Urban Decals. Not sure if they ever envisioned this use for thier city scape decal so I will send them some pics of the finished product.

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Here is the Patriot with both sides finished.

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