I really hope so, I find it quite irritating when the face card /directions only shows placement for a third of the decals supplied.I like how the instructions include a separate sheet detailing where all the decals should go. Is that common on the newer models (i.e. since new ownership took over)?
That is kind of weird. I wonder if a 24mm screw on retainer would fit well. Won't know until I see the kit. Might be a nice retrofit.I find it interesting that the graphics on the website show this kit with a screw on engine retainer but, it comes with an engine hook.
The decal placement sheet is two-sided as there is two decal sheets of different colors.I like how the instructions include a separate sheet detailing where all the decals should go. Is that common on the newer models (i.e. since new ownership took over)?
I did a blog post about the long decal concerns on the Low Boom SST:I just finished up a Low Boom SST and had a very difficult time figuring out which of the red stripes went with each other.
I also hope they improve the quality of the decals. On most of the newer kits I have found the extremely thin and extra sticky decals a bear to work with. I've built several of the newer releases and all of them are missing at least one decal that had gotten ruined from folding over or breakage.
Yes. Even if you don't want those rockets for yourself, do you know any younger people who might find them interesting? Pick up a kit or two for someone who might be interested, even grandkids.You know, while I'm personally not really interested in these pseudo-futuristic rockets (tending to prefer simple sport and sport-scale basic tube rockets), I must say that I really applaud Estes' drive and creativity with these Mars and human-space-exploration themed rockets. I really hope they serve to inspire the younger generations that will one day actually be designing and flying on these vehicles to hopefully explore Mars and beyond!
Thanks Chris, I really need to start consulting your blog more often before I start the build.I did a blog post about the long decal concerns on the Low Boom SST:
Here's the whole build from finish to start:The layout of the decals on the decal sheet is confusing. Each long "airstream" wave decals are in two pieces. GOTCHA - there are two to...modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com
I did write Estes about the difficulty I had with the decals.
They said they would into it.