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Old 07-20-2019, 10:16 AM
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I think, or always thought, the BT-80 tube was the S-IVB tube for the Saturn V. Yes, no?

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For some reason I was thinking that the S-IVB was an odd size tube. I guess the Service Module tube BT-58 had me thinking that way.
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:41 PM
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...and here ya go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-Vint...AAOSwfERdMp0 b


This one has been a head scratcher over the years for me also on eBay. Well over a couple hundred dollars for this kit sometimes. It's not a bad little kit as these things go (I got one as freebie in an Estes mail order back around the mid to latter 80s, but never built it), but I just never have understood the high-priced demand for it at auction.

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Ok, like, wow. This thing went for $335 when the auction closed, I think yesterday.

I don't think the original BT-70 version goes for quite that amount on the somewhat rare event one does show up on ebay. Go figure, but I just don't see the value, myself, in this particular version. But, to each his own.


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Old 07-25-2019, 10:08 PM
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I noticed a #2048 Estes 1:100 Saturn 1B went for $355 last night (plus $12.95 shipping ...)

I built one of mine, still need to paint. I have 2 more. It’s tempting to sell at least one. But I always ask myself — what would I use the money for?

Well, maybe a Gemini-Titan ...
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:55 AM
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A 1/70 K-29 Saturn 1B is not worth $355, let alone that little 2048 1/100 Centuri Clone.
Original Centuri Saturn 1B's don't go for that.
Ridiculous Nonsense.
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A 1/70 K-29 Saturn 1B is not worth $355, let alone that little 2048 1/100 Centuri Clone.
Original Centuri Saturn 1B's don't go for that.
Ridiculous Nonsense.


Worth is in the eye of the beholder (or bidder). Nobody is holding a gun to someone’s head to make them buy it. Who is to say what something is worth? When supply is low and demand is high, “worth” is a meaningless term, except to the one who paid to own a desirable (to them) product.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:16 PM
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It is ONLY worth that to a FOOL with more $$ than BRAINS.
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Actually, I would rather build one from scratch with a 3d printed fin can and apogee nose cone set using the tubes from e-rockets. I wouldn't put all the internal plumbing inside it like the old Estes K-29 kit had. Would have it more on the line of Kosrox and Apogee 1/70th Saturns. I would get some vacuum molded wraps that are still around along with the Moles stick on printed Wraps

By the way, I use a BT60 Core tube with one extra layer of a split BT60 around the core about a couple of inches wide underneath the top and bottom of the 8 fuel tanks to get the right diameter, and then put a 24mm mount inside it for D-E power or you could use a three 18mm cluster.

I could build three, maybe even 4 of these at the price of $355.00 most likely. 3 for sure!
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:31 PM
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It is ONLY worth that to a FOOL with more $$ than BRAINS.



...and here's another example. Estes BT-70 Gemini-Titan. Not my listing....


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-K-21...8.c100290.m3507


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Wow! I would be totally shocked if someone bites on that!
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:27 PM
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One of few kits actually worth $350.
The green header skill level packaged K-21 Gemini Titan was only produced in 1973.
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