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Old 12-28-2017, 03:17 PM
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When I spoke to Carl years ago about the SLS kits he told me they were low volume sellers.

For that reason he wasn't planning to release any more kits in the category (I was trying to get him to bring out the models from the 1972 Enerjet catalog).


Yeah, Carl spoiled us.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:50 PM
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When I spoke to Carl years ago about the SLS kits he told me they were low volume sellers.

For that reason he wasn't planning to release any more kits in the category (I was trying to get him to bring out the models from the 1972 Enerjet catalog).


Yeah, Carl spoiled us.

There are a lot of cloning parts that have never appeared in a kit. The appearance of Enerjet clones like the Athena and Nike-Ram wouldn't be a surprise. All the parts including laser cut fins are already there.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:58 PM
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I worked a bit with Carl on the Enerjet Athena.
He was never able to find a reasonable source for the wraps for that one.
I have the one and only "prototype" of that kit from Carl, including the correct 1/100 S1B wraps.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:09 PM
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I worked a bit with Carl on the Enerjet Athena.
He was never able to find a reasonable source for the wraps for that one.
I have the one and only "prototype" of that kit from Carl, including the correct 1/100 S1B wraps.

Photos of a historical artifact!
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:28 PM
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It is in a plain box without instructions.
Carl pieced it together for me when I reviewed his parts lists for the clone he was 90% ready to produce. The only items left to do were instructions and sourcing the wraps.
Not like it has a huge label stating "Enerjet Athena SLS prototype #1 from Carl"
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:59 AM
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They're not discontinued as in you'll never see them again (and can't find the parts to clone them). They just aren't assembling the parts into kits that aren't moving fast enough to justify their shelf space (e.g. Earmark, which had no sales IINM in 2017, and others that sold only 4 kits (or so) in the same period of time).

If you want something that is OOP and out of stock, just use the instructions (which he's trying to figure out how to archive for free download), and order the parts (including decals) separately.


This is exactly the route Bruce and I were going to take. We were running out of space, as many of you know, "in house" meant exactly that. We had just about every room in our home plus the garage filled with rocket kits/parts. Carl and I had talked about doing this but he was reluctant, saying most people would rather buy the kit than individual parts.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:41 AM
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If I may ask, Sheryl, how many kits did you keep in inventory? The idea I got from Carl was that it was maybe 20-50 of big sellers and 0-5 of the slowest. That the idea was to be “just-in-time”.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:46 PM
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Looks like eRockets is discontinuing a lot of Semroc kits. I counted nearly 40 kits that are being phased out.

After >10 contacts wholesale and retail I describe it as a trend.

Carl is being "deprecated".
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:50 PM
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Leave Sheryl alone. Take her to dinner!
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:55 PM
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Leave Sheryl alone. Take her to dinner!


If my car could make it to North Carolina, I would!
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