# FlisKits: Stingray (tentative name)

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#### jflis

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FlisKits will soon be announcing its 20th kit! 20 kits in 18 months. I like that

The tentative name for this kit is the "Stingray", though that is likely to change.

This design comes from the mind of Brian McCarthy and should prove to be a popular kit (in my own humble opinion )

We are submitting this kit design to the folks at NSL for the FlisKits submission as our NSL 2004 Commemorative kit. If approved, the first 100 kits will contain special artwork related to NSL 2004.

The Stingray will be announced at NARCON in March and we hope to have them available for sale at that time.

NOTE: Assuming that this kit is approved by the NSL committee, will will hold at least 15 in reserve for sale *at* NSL

To keep kit costs down, this kit will be offered with no marking, leaving the painting up to the modeler. Full color body wraps will be available as a separate part number and can be purchased with the kit if desired.

Here is a view of this new kit:

#### jflis

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Here is a profile. You can clearly see the Stingray artwork. This will be reworked if we decide to change the name.

#### jflis

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Here is a Top-Down view. You get a better view of the forward guns this way.

more to come!

#### jflis

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here's a rear view showing the 18mm motor mount and some of the tail detail availabe with the wraps.

#### rstaff3

##### Oddroc-eteer
Looks nice. The side pods look familiar (see my icon)

#### n3tjm

##### Papa Elf
WOW!!! Jim! Very nice. I think this is the first new release I knew nothing about!? You and I need to have a little talk about that later .

I vote to keep the name Stingray! I love the Stingray details. Very nice!

#### jetra2

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Nothin' personal or anything, but I don't really like this rocket. It's a interesting design, but it just doesn't grab me. Maybe it just needs a different paint scheme or *something*, but I just can't honestly say I like it.

Sorry to dissapoint.

Jason

#### jflis

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Not all rockets appeal to everyone. And I don't take it personally. I value feedback, positive *and* negative.

I wasn't *thrilled* with the coloring and am thinking it over. That is one of the reasons (cost being the other) that the kit will come without these marking, allowing you to color it yourself if you wish. The next one I build (tomorrow) will be painted.

keep the feedback coming!
jim

#### Gus

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Jim,

It grabbed me. I like it a lot.

(But, then again, no one has ever accused me of having great taste )

#### powderburner

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Is it retractable for flight?

#### Aerobee300

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I like it ... I like the Stingray decals .... just a bit too many decals on the top .... keep the light and dark blue and some of the script decals .... lose the green stuff ... just my 2 cents worth .... over all I think it looks pretty dang cool !

#### cydermaster

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[My 2p]
Love the rocket, but the decals are too 'busy'.
[/My 2p]

#### rocketkid88

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but i think that there are a few to many 'decals'. seems like thats what most ppl think... but other than that its rather *cool*

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If the rocket needs the wraps...I think I would include them. Are they that much more expensive?

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Originally posted by jflis
Here is a profile. You can clearly see the Stingray artwork. This will be reworked if we decide to change the name.
What's that little side hole...is that where the ejection gases escape?

#### Johnnie

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...so you build the small proto version, and then slam (3) 24mm motors in the final upscale version for release?

I like it Jim. 3FNC it is not, what a beaut it is...

#### jflis

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Yea, i've been wondering about the markings. I may rework it tonight...

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Kinda looks like a morph of a Jayhawk and a Klingon Battlecruiser.

With a light grey-ish paint job and maybe some retro-star-treky graphics, it should be really cool. I'm thinking orange and yellow striping...

Call it a USS (Insert name here)

USS Jayhawk? Nahh...

Maybe a Klingon type name.

Hmm...

Jim, If'n you're looking for "beta-testers"...

#### jflis

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As I mentioned in the other Stingray thread, the FlisKits Stingray has been approved as one of 3 commemorative kits for NSL-2004.

To that end, we have made the following decision:

While the Stingray kit will not come with color body wraps and decals (these would be provided separately), the first 100 kits WILL come with a free set of custom, limited run wraps to commemorate NSL-2004.

Looking over the NSL site, I decided to go with a motif that reflected the retro look they were expressing, with their artwork, and designed some wraps to come up with a ship from the "NSL Airways"

Here is a look at this decor:

#### rstaff3

##### Oddroc-eteer
Very nice. I like this better than the original decoration.

#### jflis

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Here is another view, from a higher vantage point.

jim