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Old 07-23-2021, 12:04 PM
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Both the Scion and Sahara were builders kits, not packaged for retail and only available on the Estes website.
Came with printed instructions but no header card.
As mentioned, both were PS II SPEV kits.
The Scion fins were reversed Leviathan fins. What's funny is they bundled four fins together (the Leviathan has four) but the Scion only has three. I still have the extra fin in my parts stash.
IIRC like the original PS II kits there were no decals (with the exception of the Prowler). Some models had paint masking templates on the website, don't remember if the Sahara had one.
I would attach a pic but it's still nekkid, and she's shy.


I have the Scion, Sahara, and Panavia in the Estes Kit List as being available only in 2016. I must have seen it on the Estes Web site and added them to the list. Next update I should add a note to all the non-catalog kits and starter sets saying "Not in Catalog".
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:41 PM
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Apparently the Estes Sahara came and went without me knowing about it. I can't seem to find it in the catalogs. Was it one of those obscure PSII kits (like the Scion?)

If anyone has a photo I would appreciate it.

Thanks!


Estes had a non-retail pkg version of the PSII Sahara kit a couple of years ago around Christmas time on clearance for around $30. I was lucky to get one.

I was thinking that https://www.vander-burn.com used to sell a clone kit of it?
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:54 PM
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Yeah, definitely a SPEV. Still, they did a nice job on the instructions.

I bought the Stickershock decals but haven't applied them yet.

Kind of went bonkers with wet sanding and compounding. It's SHINEEEEEE!


It sure is! Nice work.
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:32 PM
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Not even my Corvette.
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and....................................voila!

This is my treatment of the Sahara:
desert khaki and colonial red, accented with black and chrome bands slit from adhesive film.
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Very Nice!

It reminds me of the LOC kits of the early 90s.
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Old 07-29-2021, 10:57 AM
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Very Nice!

It reminds me of the LOC kits of the early 90s.


Thanks! ....and yes, it does.
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