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scigs30 04-23-2009 06:45 PM

These 4 birds went together nice and easy and look pretty nice. I think Estes did a great thing bringing these kits to Walmart. I did not find any flaws in the designs or directions. I will apply 3 coats of balsa sealer to the 1/16 balsa and shoot with primer. I bought some Testors Lacquer paint and will see how it works.


dwmzmm 04-23-2009 07:02 PM

Wow, love those pics (especially the second, with the famous Astron Apogee!)!

Jerry Irvine 04-23-2009 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by dwmzmm
Wow, love those pics (especially the second, with the famous Astron Apogee!)!


Agreed.

Just Jerry

Avenger and Constellation fan.

JRThro 04-23-2009 08:22 PM

I *really* like the Ricochet now that I've seen a photo of a real one.

And the other three, which I wasn't too hot on, look pretty darned cool, too. Just really small.

scigs30 04-23-2009 08:25 PM

Once again I give Kudos to Estes, These are great kits for the price.

Quasar 04-23-2009 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by tbzep
Plain white chutes? That ticks me off. :mad:

I'm about ready to slap a few congress critters up side the head.


Usually, I'm not surprised when I see new government restrictions, but this . . .

I can't even begin to come up with a reason why printing colorful designs on a piece of plastic could be harmful to anyone or anything.

Life used to be fun. Thanks a lot, government.

dwmzmm 04-23-2009 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Quasar
Usually, I'm not surprised when I see new government restrictions, but this . . .

I can't even begin to come up with a reason why printing colorful designs on a piece of plastic could be harmful to anyone or anything.

Life used to be fun. Thanks a lot, government.


Three words: Control, control, control.

scigs30 04-23-2009 09:46 PM

I miss the old Mattel Vac-U-Form...........Can you imagine that around today?

Initiator001 04-23-2009 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by scigs30
I miss the old Mattel Vac-U-Form...........Can you imagine that around today?


I was in a Toys R Us 10-15 years, ago, and there was a 'knock-off' of the Mattel Vac-U-Form sitting on the clearance aisle.

It was $10.00 and the packages of plastic sheets were $3.00.

I bought one of the machines and two packs of the plastic sheets.

Someday, I'm going to have to break it out and learn how to use it. :eek:

Bob

pantherjon 04-24-2009 06:41 AM

Nice looking builds SCIGS! Am going to have to do a seek and get at my local W*M's and see if they have gotten any of the others in..So far just the Star Stryker and Ricochet..


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