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Old 03-27-2017, 01:35 PM
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:31 PM
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The re-release of the Starship Nova explains the comments about the 'special nose cone'.

The Air Walker looks like the clear payload section is longer than on the original model. Perhaps a camera effect?

All the models look like fun.

I wonder if the Red Diamond will be sold individually?
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:54 PM
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Hmmmm! I am way overbought on kits, but the Nova might be one I spring for.
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This is the "futuristic" kit return I have been waiting for !!

Another winner from Estes.
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Old 03-27-2017, 03:29 PM
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Estes brought this kit back out just for you ghrocketman! Well not really, I'd always wanted one back in the day and since I found the nose cone tooling for it, it was a no brainer to get it back in the line.

This version of the kit is built a little different then the original version. The end result is the model looks exactly the same. On the original version you were told to cut the main BT-50 body tube away to accept the shorter BT-50 tube that in seen on the lower portion of the model. This means the shorter tube is now recessed into the longer main tube. You were then told to add a glue fillet around the joint. Only problem is on the 7 test models I made this glue joint came apart on ALL 7 models from the ejection gases. So now you instead cut the shorter tube so it simply glues to the outside of the main body tube, Problem solved.


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Old 03-27-2017, 03:52 PM
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Thanks for the classic kit. Keep digging for more!
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:24 PM
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John Boren - the Starship Nova is an awesome re-release, but is Estes planning on releasing the companion #1392 Nova Scout Ship also?
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