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Old 01-13-2011, 12:44 AM
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Holy cow, its been that long? It seems like just the other day we were listening to Lee at NARCON, and you were telling me about "the rest of the story"! I'll have to dig my copy up and read it again.
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I hate to admit that "just the other day" was 5 years ago this March!

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:48 AM
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I found something unusual in the NASM's Centuri kit collection. Their Micron kit (see: http://160.111.252.58/collections/a...id=A19930698000 ) has the same "helical checkerboard" roll pattern decal (printed in red) as the Centuri Snipe Hunter (see: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/no...a/79cen012.html ), instead of the straight black roll pattern decal shown in Micron illustrations in the Centuri catalogs (see: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/ca...01/701cen6.html ). Since the NASM's Micron kit is the earlier version with a balsa nose cone (as is Semroc's "Retro-Repro" Micron kit), Semroc already has a "helical checkerboard" roll pattern decal (from their "Retro-Repro" Snipe Hunter kit, see: http://www.semroc.com/Store/scripts...s.asp?SKU=KV-51 ) that would be historically authentic if they also included it in their Micron kit.


Curious that I found the same "helical checkerboard" roll pattern decal in a ('69 is what is on the kit card) Centuri Javelin kit. The kit art has the straight/up and down stripes.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:24 PM
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Curious that I found the same "helical checkerboard" roll pattern decal in a ('69 is what is on the kit card) Centuri Javelin kit. The kit art has the straight/up and down stripes.
Interesting...it seems as if Centuri's kit packers sometimes "just threw whatever #7 roll pattern decals they had in stock in the kit bags." They should have added a notice saying "Style may vary slightly" or "Decor scheme suggestion" under the kit card illustrations. :-) Also:

Since Semroc is interested in offering historically accurate "Retro-Repro" kits, this means that they could include the helical checkerboard roll pattern decal in both their Micron and Javelin kits and they would be historically authentic reproductions. (I have nothing against putting that decal on either of these rockets, as it is an aesthetically pleasing design.)
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:43 AM
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I'd GLADLY pay for a Golden Athena or Aero Dart, but the Aero Dart would HAVE to be the Enerjet 1972 version.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:09 PM
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I'd GLADLY pay for a Golden Athena or Aero Dart, but the Aero Dart would HAVE to be the Enerjet 1972 version.

You will have to remind me in 2021 or so for the 50th anniversary of the Enerjet Aero-Dart!
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:04 PM
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UGH !
2021 ???
I will be over 60 by then. Not sure I wanna wait QUITE that long...
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You will have to remind me in 2021 or so for the 50th anniversary of the Enerjet Aero-Dart!


Yeah! More Aero-Darts!

(It's a sickness, I tell you ).

You already have all the parts, Carl.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:30 PM
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I still need a parts list for that Jumbo Aero Dart you built.
I want to order those parts from Semroc so i can have one too.
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Interesting...it seems as if Centuri's kit packers sometimes "just threw whatever #7 roll pattern decals they had in stock in the kit bags." They should have added a notice saying "Style may vary slightly" or "Decor scheme suggestion" under the kit card illustrations. :-) :



My Javelin had a #10 roll pattern in it - diagonal stripes that overlapped about 1/2". I think in 1965 they only had #10 decals
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:41 AM
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My Javelin had a #10 roll pattern in it - diagonal stripes that overlapped about 1/2". I think in 1965 they only had #10 decals
Dale, was your Javelin's decal this one (see: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/ca...64/64cen34.html [second from the right at the top, just to the left of the color stripe decals])?

The Javelin illustration in the 1965 Centuri catalog (see: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/ca...i65/65cen8.html ) shows it with a short, straight-lines white roll pattern decal on a black overall paint scheme. (In 1969 [see: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/no...a/69cenp30.html ], the Javelin's decor scheme was changed to the familiar multi-colored [longer] straight-lines roll pattern decal on a white-painted body tube.) The large "diamond checkerboard" decal that was shown on page 34 of the 1964 Centuri catalog (see the first link above) doesn't seem to have been made for any particular tube size (at least the description for it didn't say so), but it looks like it was big enough to have wrapped around #10 body tubes.


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