My Rocket in all its splendour!

And here it is! Some months later, the Rocket is ready for departure 🙂

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Putting the boiler together.

A fairly simple task on paper, however…

I measured, cut and glued the aluminium bands to the cylinder – easy enough with a decent quality superglue, but if you use a cheap glue you might embark on a bit of a mission and will probably corrode the wood, the metal and the paint, just like I did… For this reason I can’t recommend high enough to invest some money in high quality glue – it will not only make your life (a lot) easier but it will also be gentle on your model. A gel non dripping glue is the best option in this case as it will attach the aluminium bands to the cylinder quickly and won’t destroy it.

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