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Old 01-01-2018, 12:03 PM
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I've been hunkered in, staying warm, and trying to finish some projects since Christmas. One of the things I've been looking for is a Quest parts assortment that I bought via Ebay in 2001-02. I've made multiple trips into my storage area, gone through ever cabinet and desk drawer, all to no avail. Yesterday I was out looking for a usable scrap of BT-50 for an orphaned nose cone. While I was looking, I glanced at one of my open storage containers and noticed a kinda gross looking bag. It was my Quest assortment, and it had been sitting under the cabinets that I've been destroying for the past few weeks. All this time it's been right in front of me. That merits a "DOH!" When I bought this I was disappointed to find that all the cones and transitions didn't fit anything in my tube stash and tossed it aside. Now I know the quirks of Quest/MPC and where to find the tubes, but the only rocket I can find that uses anything here is the Redstone Maverick, which I have at least part of the fin assembly for. Oh, also a fleet of Nike Smokes, but that's an easy one. Anyone got any ideas as far as potential MPC projects I could take on with this stuff?
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You could try a Quest Apollo.
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Got two. Or actually 1 7/8. I think the reason that I opened this in the first place was because one of the reducers was missing in one of the Apollo kits I had. No such luck, so I picked up another one on the cheap.
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I think you have enough there for the Martian Patrol, if you can mock up the saucers.
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The Martian Patrol was the ONLY sport design they had even worth the package bag.
Everything else they offered looked like a cereal-box prize pile of junk.
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The Martian Patrol was the ONLY sport design they had even worth the package bag.
Everything else they offered looked like a cereal-box prize pile of junk.


I'd object to the "Everything" in that sentence. There were a lot of grab-bag looking kits, including the Redstone Maverick (which I remember building on a picnic table in 1971!). But not all MPC kits were trashy kid stuff.

I'm fond of my "Moon Go," which has cleaner lines than the Martian Patrol. It's an original, from the late 70s.

The "Flare Patriot" is a not-bad sport model; ditto the Zenith II. The lines of the Micosonde (?) three-stager are pretty clean.
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I'd object to the "Everything" in that sentence. There were a lot of grab-bag looking kits, including the Redstone Maverick (which I remember building on a picnic table in 1971!). But not all MPC kits were trashy kid stuff.

I'm fond of my "Moon Go," which has cleaner lines than the Martian Patrol. It's an original, from the late 70s.

The "Flare Patriot" is a not-bad sport model; ditto the Zenith II. The lines of the Micosonde (?) three-stager are pretty clean.

The only one I've built and had issues with was the Aquarius. Difficult build due to the parts needing substantial reworking to fit the fin can together. Other than that I have the aforementioned Flare Patriot, Zenith II and Microsonde III, as well as the Taurus-1, Icarus-C, Lunar Patrol, a Lambda Payloader, a couple of Nike Patriots and the Tomahawk in the tree overlooking B6-4 Field.
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