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Forum: Vendors 02-13-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,592
Posted By astronwolf
I was considering what kind of finish to apply,...

I was considering what kind of finish to apply, in a "what do I feel like doing" sort of way. Maybe I'll brush on a coat or two of blond shellac followed by clear spar urethane. Or maybe I'll skip...
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,592
Posted By astronwolf
Cool Mine arrived today too. I am very pleased with...

Mine arrived today too. I am very pleased with this pad. Beautiful replica.
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,308
Posted By astronwolf
Much earlier in the thread someone said their...

Much earlier in the thread someone said their launcher had 1/4-inch masonite.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-07-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By astronwolf
I always thought of you as an Estes Colossus kind...

I always thought of you as an Estes Colossus kind of guy.
Forum: Vendors 02-07-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,592
Posted By astronwolf
Count me in for one, without the launch rod.

Count me in for one, without the launch rod.
Forum: FreeForAll 02-06-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 803
Posted By astronwolf
Seeing the two boosters land together was...

Seeing the two boosters land together was spectacular.
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By astronwolf
Is it required that one must always strive to be...

Is it required that one must always strive to be learning, acquiring, or honing skills when building a model rocket?
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-04-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By astronwolf
Pursley's Gemini-Titan wraps comes with a...

Pursley's Gemini-Titan wraps comes with a suggested parts list and basic instructions for cloing your own BT-70 or BT-80 based scale model. Tom Beach used Pursley's wraps and Shapeways parts created...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-02-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By astronwolf
A041316 for all of them.

A041316 for all of them.
Forum: FreeForAll 02-02-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By astronwolf
No they were 3-packs without the chute wadding. ...

No they were 3-packs without the chute wadding. They didn't have any rocket kits or sets. Just the motors stuck in display boxes near the Star Wars toys.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 02-01-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,905
Posted By astronwolf
Wow.

Wow.
Forum: FreeForAll 02-01-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By astronwolf
Toys R Us rocket engines?

I browsed through a Toys R Us store this evening, and discovered packs of Estes C6-5 and B6-4 motors for $4.98. I haven't been inside a Toys R Us for years. Is this a normal price? Seems like a...
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-01-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By astronwolf
Or clone one, or something similar. Lots of...

Or clone one, or something similar. Lots of parts out there. Tom Beach even published an excellent article on building a Gemini Titan in a recent issue of Sport Rocketry.
-W
Forum: Projects 01-29-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By astronwolf
Inspector Kitty does look vaguely displeased. ...

Inspector Kitty does look vaguely displeased. Wood grain showing through on the fins perhaps?
Forum: Mission Control 01-18-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By astronwolf
Yes it does look perfect. Beautiful. See how...

Yes it does look perfect. Beautiful. See how you built a functional Estes Omega clone, and the conversation turns to the photos and videos you collected. You must've done something right!
Forum: FreeForAll 01-17-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By astronwolf
I can understand and agree with your...

I can understand and agree with your "fraternal admonition" to not continue to cry over old things that no one can do anything about anymore. Water under the bridge, so to speak.....

But are you...
Forum: Mission Control 01-16-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By astronwolf
Nice looking country. No snow too.

Nice looking country. No snow too.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-15-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,730
Posted By astronwolf
There's a lot of Helicopter stuff that George and...

There's a lot of Helicopter stuff that George and Trip put on the NAR website. It's a "best of" what digital resources are available. I hope George takes the time to add more in this...
Forum: Projects 01-14-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By astronwolf
The story with the naming, as I understand it,...

The story with the naming, as I understand it, follows what was already posted here. WAC Corporal was a diminutive version of Corporal. So it's like a Womens Army Corps Corporal, not a man Corporal...
Forum: Kit Collecting 01-14-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By astronwolf
The Saturn 1b probably has a lot of extra parts...

The Saturn 1b probably has a lot of extra parts that wouldn't be for sale. Maybe he's clearing out that stuff. Hopefully stuff like nose cones, tubes, transitions for the other discontinued kits...
Forum: Projects 01-13-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By astronwolf
Yes. Lots of rocketry know-it-alls out there.

Yes. Lots of rocketry know-it-alls out there.
Forum: Projects 01-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By astronwolf
:rolleyes: Oh baloney.....it doesn't mean that...

:rolleyes: Oh baloney.....it doesn't mean that at all.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAC_Corporal
Forum: Vendors 01-12-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,790
Posted By astronwolf
I'm not saying that Hobbico was not already doing...

I'm not saying that Hobbico was not already doing that, but consider that Estes is still delivering high quality products. New owners might have a different philosophy. I'm sure we all can come up...
Forum: Kit Collecting 01-12-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By astronwolf
There was only like 3 or so in stock when I...

There was only like 3 or so in stock when I ordered one. I think the L'il Hustler is the same way.
Forum: Vendors 01-12-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,790
Posted By astronwolf
I am not welcoming the potential change in the...

I am not welcoming the potential change in the status quo. Best case is some entity buys Estes and wants to keep it running as is. Worst case someone buys Estes and squeezes it hard to milk every...
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