Any news on Estes' B.O.S.S. availability?

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cool stuff. imma pick one up first day of availability. i like the designer kits for the history and the backstories as much as for the design. also, i note that it must have been pretty easy to be a barber back in the day.
 

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Well, the U.S.S. Atlantis looked more than a little Trek-ish (SCC-7107 vs. NCC-1701), so it wouldn't be the first time. There's also the Photon Disruptor, which isn't, legally speaking, a torpedo. 🤣

I always figured Estes would have done well to work with sci-fi show producers from the beginning to make sure their spacecraft were easy to turn into flyable merchandise.
 

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"Estes-prise"

Am I the only one who thinks the rear section resembles the TOS Starship Enterprise?

Just a bit bigger on the disk and a bit forward...then the bt is painted black and nose cone painted like a photon torpedo... (I sound like myself as a kid in the 70s lol).
:)
Before I read that, I already has this screen grab in my clipboard to post about it.
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To me, it has a strong Starfleet vibe, but not the Constitution class or its successors. More like the cargo tug from the old Technical Manual, or the Miranda class (e.g. Reliant).
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Anyway, it is definitely a nifty design, though I might shorten it a bit if the stability doesn't suffer too much. (Helooo, nose weight!)
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EDIT: Lest anyone misunderstand (I'm looking at you, Cayote) I didn't mean shortening it to look like the tug. I only meant that it looks a little oddly proportioned to me, and I'd like it better with about a third of the length taken off.
 
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Before I read that, I already has this screen grab in my clipboard to post about it.
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To me, it has a strong Starfleet vibe, but not the Constitution class or its successors. More like the cargo tug from the old Technical Manual, or the Miranda class (e.g. Reliant).
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Anyway, it is definitely a nifty design, though I might shorten it a bit if the stability doesn't suffer too much. (Helooo, nose weight!)
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EDIT: Lest anyone misunderstand (I'm looking at you, Cayote) I didn't mean shortening it to look like the tug. I only meant that it looks a little oddly proportioned to me, and I'd like it better with about a third of the length taken off.
One of my long term projects which I think about from time to time is to make a sport scale version of the Enterprise as a rocket using all sorts of odd ideas I've been testing...maybe next year.

BTW I don't believe nose weight alone is enough to make a round disc-forward rocket stable...that'd be too easy! :)
 

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One of my long term projects which I think about from time to time is to make a sport scale version of the Enterprise as a rocket using all sorts of odd ideas I've been testing...maybe next year.

BTW I don't believe nose weight alone is enough to make a round disc-forward rocket stable...that'd be too easy! :)

Fly it bass ackwards. Stability guaranteed!
 

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"Estes-prise"

Am I the only one who thinks the rear section resembles the TOS Starship Enterprise?

Just a bit bigger on the disk and a bit forward...then the bt is painted black and nose cone painted like a photon torpedo... (I sound like myself as a kid in the 70s lol).
:)
No, I thought of that also when I first saw it, and also the USS Atlantis refit from Sirius Rocketry. I am also waiting patiently for this one. Already got the Super Orbital Transport, Mars Snooper and thinking of saving my nickels for the Falcon 9.
 

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How did you get that if they aren't suppose to be released until next year?
One of the classic kit resellers on FB has already sold on a B.O.S.S. - he’s being rather tight-lipped about where he got it originally though he did admit that it wasn’t a pre-production kit.
 

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It's definitely a real Estes kit guys.
The cost to clone the box alone would be crazy.
The parts are very simple however but still not clone worthy due to costs.
I have no Affiliation with Estes And I have no idea what their plans are or how these got out. But of course I can't tell you were I got them
🚀🎅 😉
 
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