Vintage Estes Starship Excalibur Build

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SCIGS30

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I will start this kit later this week, looks like another fun Estes build out of the bag. The bag was sealed but you can see there is some parachute residue left on the decals, I still think they will be fine. This is one of the issues with these old kits, but I am ok with that.

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Where do you find kits like these?? I like older kits compared to some of the newer ones. Do you just have stockpiles from collecting over the years?
 

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Yes I have collected a lot of vintage Estes kits. Even though I say collected I intend to build them all. That's is why I keep my building style simple.
 

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Another very cool looking yet simple vintage rocket design by Estes.
 

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I have been busy but was able to break and way and get my Starship ready for painting. I must say for some reason this was a little challenging of a built but sure fun. Part of the challenging part is dealing with old die crunched balsa, warped dowels and die crunched cardboard parts, a little patience goes a long way. I sealed the card stock, paper and balsa with 3 coats of Brodak Sealer and will begin spraying primer tomorrow.

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Subscribed. After all, the brochure says "Be part of the excitement..."
 

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Finally got the camera back from my wife and was able to pull the pictures off the disk of my completed Excalibur. I was able to get her done before we went out of town and should be home Sun or Mon. I am also working on a couple of rockets that I brought with me. After the Brodak balsa sealer and fillets were dried, I applied my gray primer followed by Krylon Acryli-Quik gloss white. The decals were a little challenging but in the end they ended up on the rocket. I also hand painted the silver dowels/disks with Testors square bottle silver. Looking at the pictures I see I have to nick off some little fuzzies on the end of the body tube when I get home.

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Outstanding work as always. I really like that model.
 
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