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Old 07-18-2019, 12:38 AM
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Default Bring back the Estes Gemini-Titan, Saturn 1B & Mercury Atlas

Estes is looking for your vote to bring back the G-T!

https://estesrockets.com/apollo-gemini/

P.S. - As noted by Earl below you can also vote to bring back the Saturn 1B and the Mercury Atlas by scrolling down the page and clicking on the icons for them.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:46 AM
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Looks like they are taking similar votes on the Saturn 1b and the Mercury Atlas as well. At the bottom of the page there is a row of rocket vehicle icons. Click on either the 1b or the MA and you can vote for those, too.


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Old 07-18-2019, 09:58 AM
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At the last NARAM on the Estes tour -
They had a 1/100 scale Saturn 1B on display.
I asked John Boren about it - He said he did all the kit prep work last year.
A also asked Ellis Langford about the 1B. He smiled and said a kit could
be produced.

Estes could use the new blow molded LEM adapter from the #1969 Saturn V kit.
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:10 PM
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I voted for all. I never had a Gemini-Titan, so that is of most interest to me. I do have a Mercury-Atlas in the box. Crap, I have a LOT of great kits in the box.

The Saturn 1B release will need to change a bit. I bought several of the LEM adapters for older #2157 Saturn V kits. I tried the adapter in my Saturn 1B kits, itís too loose.
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:08 PM
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I just hope that if they release a 'new' Gemini Titan, it's not like the rerelease last time. Release the original with two engines, not a single. That last one kinda sucked. Cheapy with that removable plastic engine nozzle set.
Amazes me what people have been paying for that last release on eBay.
Silly $$$.

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Old 07-18-2019, 05:17 PM
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ONLY interested in the Gemini Titan if it is the original K-21 BT-80 based "craftsman" 2 engine cluster version.
The plastic capsule BT-60 based one they offered in 1988 was a total pile of junk.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:09 PM
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Default 1/45 Saturn 1B do it, do it right:)

This is the one I want
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Mary Roberts? She is taken...

Oh, you mean the 1B.

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Quote:
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I just hope that if they release a 'new' Gemini Titan, it's not like the rerelease last time. Release the original with two engines, not a single. That last one kinda sucked. Cheapy with that removable plastic engine nozzle set.
Amazes me what people have been paying for that last release on eBay.
Silly $$$.

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Old 07-19-2019, 12:24 PM
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I would also add this - I have built a clone of the original Estes version, as well as one from a defunct outfit called PDR Rocketry. I could never find a good adhesive for the clear fin can and fins. If Estes does re-released the Gemini-Titan, I hope they can come up with a better clear fin material. Or, can anyone suggest a good adhesive?
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