That would be the standard Alpha:I always thought the Alpha II was basically an all balsa Alpha with die cut fins.
Die cut cardboard or die cut balsa, sure you can have both. Die crushed balsa is normally what you see at the end of the die's productive use.Wait, I may have my building materials mixed up, is die cut referring to the white cardboard style fins? I thought "die cut" can be used for balsa as well?
Yeah, the original Alpha came with a sheet of wood and paper fin pattern. Seems to me that pre-cut fins were somewhat of a rarity when I got started back in the early 70s. As I remember, most kits required you to cut your own fins back then.is the current Alpha really the alpha 2? Did the first version have balsa stock you had to cut. Lots of models had that, my 80's Big Bertha did but now it's pre-cut.