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Old 03-31-2017, 08:11 PM
rraeford rraeford is offline
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Default Anyone else find this fishy?

There's a auction on ebay (item #112350895306) advertising a vintage store display of Centuri rockets. It looks really cool until you realize it cannot possibly be vintage. First, it looks brand new - not especially well-built (screws are coming up through the bottom) but the wood looks new and the glass has no dust or signs of age at all. Second, there is a Jaguar with an SLS decal. Centuri never used that naming convention for their kits only Semroc. Also there is a large Javelin model. The Javelin was a small diameter model - (18mm). This one looks to be about BT-55 diameter. These are both clearly Semroc repro kits. The SST shuttle label even has it listened as a CC kit - a name used by Carl for his clone kits that did not include instructions. Also, I have been building models since 1971 and still have most of my collection. These rockets are bright white with no decal yellowing or cracking. None of my models that are old enough to be in this display look that shiny and new. One last thing, the kit names are printed on paper and by a typewrite. This was difficult to do before the advent of desktop computers and laser printers. Tell me what you think.
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