Wanted Honest John Kits (Centuri, Cox, Etc.)

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  1. Dec 16, 2018 #1

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    I'm a huge collector/builder of anything related to the Honest John Missile. While my collection of these rockets is pretty large, there are still several that I'm looking for. Willing to pay any reasonable price, and perhaps some that are not reasonable--just don't tell my wife.

    Centuri #KC-25 (will consider well built versions as well.)
    Cox Honest John (Rocket or Starter Set) Kit 5050
    Public Enemy Honest John
    Estes Kit #27 (1966-1979)

    If you have any of these, and are willing to part with them, please send me a message. Love those HoJo's!
     
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    Bump. Still looking. Thanks.
     
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    Bump (again). My wife says that admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery. I just point to that 9.5" carbon fiber, 100lb version that flew a few weeks back--and say, "No...that guy has a problem." :)

    Still looking. Thanks for the bandwidth.
     
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    I have an Estes #2166 still in the box. Interested?
     
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    Aaron,

    You can never have too many HoJos! Though my wife would point out that I already have two of the #2166. My response is that there are about ten valid prototype painting variations (more if you count static displays). :)

    Price? Condition?
     
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    I’ve never been a fan of the HoJo until I nabbed this one off of here from someone for $95 shipped. Public Enemy 3” HoJo that I outfitted with 3D printed parts to bring it closer to scale. It loves an H550. You could probably scratch build this kit easily. The nose is a boat tail and nose cone together and there’s a rocksim file of it out there.
     

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    I don't own the Public Enemy 3" HoJo, though I would love to add one to my collection. That's a great looking rocket! Nice detail on the 3D printed parts. Boyce Aerospace has recently been adding detail parts for things like the Estes Maxi-Brute HoJo kit.

    I really think there is an opportunity for 3D printing to improve a number of scale kits.
     
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    The printed pieces are from Boyce and they work perfectly. Got scale shoes and rail button standoffs that match. The kit was old enough that it came with a brass 1/2” launch lug lol. Someone on the forum recreated the Maxi Pershing from 3D printing the nose and stuff
     

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