Secret Santa 2016

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  1. Dec 25, 2016 #241

    jazzviper1

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    My SS went a little over board but I couldn't be happier.
    4 Estes kits.
    Airborne Surveillance Missile
    1/10 Nike Smoke (will go great with my pro series from last year).
    Bull Pup 12D
    and a Ventris.

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Dec 25, 2016 #242

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    Dammit, kids are still sleeping. Got my turkey roasts innthe smoker but have to wait for gift opening till everyone is up. Dont know why...... the kids are 23 and 19 years old !!!!!!!!! Oh the Suspence
     
  3. Dec 25, 2016 #243

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    Just wanted to say to all Merry Christmas and a Thank You to my secret Santa this year. He was vary generous I received a Fliskits Spitfire, a Dr. Zooch Rockets Russian R-7 Luna, and a Dr. Zooch Rockets MOL Titan IIIC!!! I will fly them this spring. Thanks again and have a Merry Christmas !
     
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    Glad to see great posts here! I'll open mine in a couple hours when I get home. :)
     
  5. Dec 25, 2016 #245

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    I got some new components for a large scratch build!! Looks like 8" tube and bulkplate!!! Thanks SS. I think I can guess who but it's fun just being unsure ;-)
     
  6. Dec 25, 2016 #246

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    I received quite the bounty this year!

    A fliskits Deuce's wild, a G76 reload, and an Eggtimer Quark! I'm throwing the quark into the list, even though it arrived at a very different time from everything else, as none of the rest of my family has claimed responsibility for it... if my SS didn't send that, I would appreciate if they would let me know, so I can continue searching for the responsible party!

    I can only guess at how much my SS spent on shipping this year, considering everything was from a different vendor!

    So my SS guesses... i have an email and phone number, but am unable to directly correlate those with anyone here. Instead, I narrowed the list down to these names, based on the phone number area code (956, south Texas)and peoples posted locations:
    Danh (due to his reference to an eggstatic reception)
    Fred Garvin, since he's in Texas.
    Jazzviper1, also in Texas
    Massrokit (haven't been able to eliminate him)
    And wcravens (also not eliminated)

    Please fess up! And thank you!
     
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    Thank you Secret Santa!! I received a Madcow mini Frenzy dual deploy. Now to decide whether to build it stock or scrap the motor tube and make it minimum diameter...
    Merry Christmas everybody!
     
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    Nope not me
     
  9. Dec 25, 2016 #249

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    So the baby decided to sleep 8n but I was allowed to open my SS while she was still out.

    A 3" Little John from Madcow! Awesome. The Little John is a gorgeous rocket. Thanks Secret Santa.
    From the info posted...I'm gonna guess..

    Danomite45

    No sir. It wasn't me. Sorry for the deception. :)
     
  10. Dec 25, 2016 #250

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    Not me! :)
     
  11. Dec 25, 2016 #251

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    That was funny, cinderella paper and JL CR box

    Kenny
     
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    So..........WHATS IN THE BOX?????
     
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    Nice!

    I got 3 individually wrapped items, so figured I'd do the little one first.. 5 B6-0s.. Interesting choice.. Hmm...

    Santa did some shopping at Fliskits for me this year. A Thunderbird kit, and a Pheord X150 kit. Great choices, I love "weird" rockets. I had never encountered the X150 before, but the text and graphics on it are hilarious!

    Thanks Santa!

    There are some really good posts in the thread. I hope everyone is having a great Christmas.
     
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    I found a envelope in the three
    Opened it, it was an IOU from Santa.
    It says, "I owe you 1 lump of coal"
     
  15. Dec 26, 2016 #255

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    Not Me
     
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    Wow. I have some First Fire JR'S and a dual deploy altimeter from Adept Rocketry.......

    Thank You soooo much Michael. MERRY CHRISTMAS
     
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    Just finished a 19 hr drive. It's still in the back of the suburban. Why so interested.....FRED?

    Stay tuned.....
     
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    Good investigation, but no luck.
    I'll confess.

    You should have read the EARly thread warning not to open mysterious packages lol. I've had that number forever, but no longer live in TX unfortunately. I think the Quark took longer because of BF order fulfillment services.
     
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    Thank you Secret Santa for the Barracuda!! Also 3 model stands!
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    Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all!
     
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    I took a peak in the box.....
    Wish I could post pictures.

    I'll give a hint: it's a kit you can't build in a day, and you will go insane modeling it in OpenRocket. So many tubes.....So many balsa pieces......Why did I put this on my wishlist...It's like the nearest Star just went Black...

    I love it!
     
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    Bon Voyage... err?
     
  22. Dec 26, 2016 #262

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    Thank you Secret Santas for the following goodies :)

    Secret Santa #1
    Estes MIRV
    Estes Alien Invader
    Estes Astron Skydart ii
    Estes Phoenix Bird
    Estes Screaming Eagle
    Estes Solar Warrior
    Estes Photon Probe
    Estes Gold Ornament

    Secret Santa #2
    Semroc Mars Lander
     
  23. Dec 26, 2016 #263

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    😳😳😳
     
  24. Dec 26, 2016 #264

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    Well, thanks very much, and merry Christmas! I'm going to have fun with these!
     
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    Dhbarr got it, it is THE Black Star Voyager.
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    So....many....tuubes....
    I really didn't pay attention to the dimensions on this thing. its a lot bigger than I thought (I wonder how I can mess with it.....Pro24? and a Chute Release?)
    This is fortuitous, because I can take awhile to work on it and the budget won't have to worry about dual deployment equipment yet :).

    Thanks Secret Santa!
    (Dhbarr and Fred Garvin in the running for guesses)
     
  26. Dec 26, 2016 #266

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    Nope....not me!

    Looks like we can post pics again....I have a couple birds on the bench waiting on paint, and I'm working on designs in Rocksim for my NARTREK Gold bird....but I think we're gonna get a few days of paint weather soon so I can clear off the bench and make room.....for a Saturn V build! I'm gonna do this one with flight in mind, frequent flights....so it'll get some upgrades and reinforcements. I did a lengthy build thread on my last one....the one I'm too chicken to fly.... so I may just add a few entries to it with the build changes in this Saturn V....

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    Sorry I didn't get this posted on Christmas Day, but what an awesome Secret Santa I got.

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    Handbook of Model Rocketry - Stein
    Practical Electronics for Inventors - Sherz & Monk
    Pledge Floor Care Multi-Surface Finish
    Modern Masters Metal Effects Iron Paint & Rust Activator Kit

    I have a few models that I've wanted to try the Pledge finish on to see how that turns out. And the Rust paint kit is for a steam punk rocket idea that I've got. And I'd have expected a bottle of Pledge but got a box of 6!!! Not sure how many rockets that can finish but I bet it's A LOT!

    This is so cool. Really facilitates some projects and learning that I wouldn't be taking on otherwise. Thank you Santa!!! You're awesome!

    Wes

    P.S. Santa: Yes of course used books are ok. They're great! ;-)
     
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    You are very welcome!
    Knew you had to sell your old one....
     
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    Huge thanks to my Secret Santa - Fliskit buckaroos!!!! Since I'm supposed to guess, I've narrowed it down to the usual suspects and will have to investigate further to properly credit the donor. In any case, looks like I'll be aiming for the sky and replacing the Spitfire I so thoroughly trashed this past year. Thank you Secret Santa!!!!
     
  30. Dec 26, 2016 #270

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    I'd like to thank an Ohio based SS for my two new kits..

    Love the BB, and it's a baby BBII!!

    and a Xarconian cruiser! gonna be a fun one to build!

    Again, much thanks!


    And wow!! some of you scored big time!

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