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neil_w

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Hmm, that could be my first BAR rebuild of one my childhood rockets....
 

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Awesome! I'm excited about that one, I'll be in for a few kits...

Thanks for getting it back on the market!
 

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That is one pretty rocket, when was it originally released?
 

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I see two additional models have been added to the Estes Coming Soon web site page.

John Boren
 

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wonder what the rev limit is on the twister... both look nice, thanks for the heads up.
Rex
 

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Here's another reason the Nike-X design is sooooo cool - with the reasonable fin size and ogive nose cone it makes an easy yet killer upscale. Here is bill2654's 4" version from over in the galleries:
 

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The Protostar looks wonderful! I am definitely getting one for my fleet!
 

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The Protostar looks wonderful! I am definitely getting one for my fleet!
I'm liking the looks of that one too. And I'm also thinking it might make the perfect candidate to try an Alclad II paint job on :headbang:!
 

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Looks like it could be modified slightly to turn it into a Nike Zeus.
 

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Another nice looking bring back by Estes, thank you. The last few Estes kits I have built I noticed some small issues. First the balsa, it seals up nice and smooth with Aergloss balsa sealer. Then I hit it with paint and the grain pops up, or at least that is the best way I can describe it. I know that Chris has shown an example of this happening on his model rocket blog. Really no big deal just have to sand it back and paint again. The other issue has been the poor quality of decals. I build Estes kits with 30 year old decals that go on better than some of the new kits. The newly released Airborne Surveillance Missile decals were a challenge to say the least.
 
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