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Leo

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Finally done! I say this because the nose cone was painted red and the engine mount glued into the body tube back in 1988!
Then a couple of years ago I glued the fins to the body tube and gave the Alpha some color.
Today I applied the decals :)

This Alpha version sold between 1982 - 1996:




Next an Estes Mongoose that was sold between 1994 - 2005 in it's first yellow / pink incarnation.

It was built for display only but is flight ready:



A rare kit, the Canaroc FK-3 that finally got completed. The nose cone got it's red paint back in 1988!
The rest of the paint was applied in 2015 and this year.

For the picture I opened a Canaroc box of engines (B4-4 dated 1979.6.11).



Here the engine with an interesting and sticky end:

 

K'Tesh

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NICE!!!! I love the old red and black decals on the Alpha!
 

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Thanks K. I'm completely with you on the Alpha.

I'm liking FK-3 as well and I might even do an upscale of it, maybe BT-60 size.
 

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Vary nicely done! Some really good looking Moldy Oldies:)
 

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That alpha was the second kit I ever bought. First was the Liberty kit with the launch pad.
 
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