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Old 11-14-2018, 08:38 PM
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I have a new question for everyone.

For us who have a few of the old Estes Saturn V kits lying around complete in the box.
What will the value be of the old kits after the newly redesigned kit come out?
Well, they be worth more or less?
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:00 PM
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They usually drop when Estes announces another run and gradually build up until another run is announced. If the changes on the new 1969 version turn out to be really nice, the 2001 and 2157 probably won't ever fetch as much as the 1969, but they will all probably climb a little once the 1969 production run sells out. The original boxed K-36 kits in good condition will probably always have a decent price, as will the Centuri kits...at least until all of us older folks that collect them die off.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:32 PM
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AC Supply has updated their website - now the release date is late December. But they have an email notice link and they have a price - $53.99. Might need a couple at that price!
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:50 PM
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Iím building a 2157 now. I have two more. I do have the injection molded fins for them. Maybe Iíll just consider them as models to build and actually fly, rather than having them become shelf queens, or worse, stay boxed and never see the light of day.

If they somehow become collectible ó Iíd be willing to part with them to help out a collector.

Regardless, I am sure Iíll get at least one of the new #1969 kits.
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:34 AM
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I'm pretty much in the same spot as Lee....though I haven't actually started building one of my two 2157s yet...but I will probably start it right after the Thanksgiving madness is over (all five kids, significant others and all three grandkids may be here all at once ).

I am more than a little eager to know more about the 1969 version. I did send a "please let me know" email to AC Supply today.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:27 AM
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Iím building a 2157 now. I have two more. I do have the injection molded fins for them. Maybe Iíll just consider them as models to build and actually fly, rather than having them become shelf queens, or worse, stay boxed and never see the light of day.
If they somehow become collectible ó Iíd be willing to part with them to help out a collector.
Regardless, I am sure Iíll get at least one of the new #1969 kits.


Hi Lee,
Those molded plastic fins (from the last reissue) make a great difference
in the strength and solidity of the fin fairings assemblies.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:59 AM
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Hi Lee,
Those molded plastic fins (from the last reissue) make a great difference
in the strength and solidity of the fin fairings assemblies.


Chris,

I am looking forward to using the new fins on the Saturn V build. I built an Estes Saturn 1B (1/100 scale) about a year ago and those 8 vacuformed fins were fun! Actually, I enjoyed the challenge, and just took my time.

Iíd certainly welcome a set of injection molded or possibly 3D printed replacements for the two other kits I have, mainly for the greater resistance to damage that they would offer.
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Oh great....now the availability date is not until AFTER Christmas ?
What lousy timing.
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:09 PM
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I'm pretty much in the same spot as Lee....though I haven't actually started building one of my two 2157s yet...but I will probably start it right after the Thanksgiving madness is over (all five kids, significant others and all three grandkids may be here all at once ).

I am more than a little eager to know more about the 1969 version. I did send a "please let me know" email to AC Supply today.


Bernard,

Sounds like you will really enjoy the quiet time to start a Saturn V build after Thanksgiving. We were going to have about as many at our home, with a huge extended family gathering, but now are going to Denver (60 miles away) to celebrate with just our kids and grandkids.

The Apollo 11 50th anniversary launch Iím planning for could include celebrating the arrival of our 4th grandchild. Our youngest daughter just announced she is due next July!
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:42 PM
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Oh great....now the availability date is not until AFTER Christmas ?
What lousy timing.


Thatís from AC Supply - Maybe Estes will have it sooner? As long as you donít mind paying MSRP 😎
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