Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > The Golden Age of Model Rocketry > Kit Collecting
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-19-2020, 07:41 PM
Flash's Avatar
Flash Flash is offline
Semi-Pro Rocketeer TRA 10484 L2
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 213
Default Estes 1/100 Saturn 1b on ebay

Itís 8:41 est and it only has a $68 high bid with 30min to go

Vintage Estes Saturn 1B Flying Model Rocket Kit #2048 Almost Complete Rare w Box

Went for $169.60 in less than 60 seconds.
__________________
=======================
If the Sky is the Limit, then,
why is there Footsteps on the Moon?
=======================

Last edited by Flash : 01-19-2020 at 08:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-19-2020, 10:09 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,268
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flash
Itís 8:41 est and it only has a $68 high bid with 30min to go

Vintage Estes Saturn 1B Flying Model Rocket Kit #2048 Almost Complete Rare w Box

Went for $169.60 in less than 60 seconds.


On many auctions, that last 4-8 seconds generally sees the greatest activity. And my experience has been that the more valuable/desirable an item, the more that 'last few seconds' effect will come to bear.

I've found it not uncommon for a reasonably desirable item to have almost no bid activity AT ALL until those very last few seconds and then go from nothing to $200-$300 by the closing a few seconds later. It seems to be fairly common in rocketry bidding, that's for sure.


Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-19-2020, 11:09 PM
LeeR's Avatar
LeeR LeeR is offline
Retired with Way Too Many Kits
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,392
Default

That price is below the mean eBay price a bit, which is $188. The highest price was $471. I cannot imagine ever paying that much for any kit.

I gave away one at a Christmas to a friend down on his luck ó home flooded twice in 2 years. I still have one boxed. And one that needs final assembly/painting.

I should be good until the re-release.
__________________
Lee Reep

Projects: Super Sky Hook, Super X-Ray, Estes Phoenix, Big Daddy, QCC Explorer
Awaiting Paint: Estes Saturn 1B
Last Completed: Semroc Spaceman
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-20-2020, 09:58 AM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is offline
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 10,089
Default

Looking forward to the new Estes Saturn 1B.
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!
No DIRECT and MEASURABLE Harm=NO Foul advocate

If you are NOT FLYING LOW in the left lane, you need to GET THE #$&@ OUT of it !

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask, you probably aren't
!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-20-2020, 10:04 AM
Scott_650 Scott_650 is offline
Craftsman
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghrocketman
Looking forward to the new Estes Saturn 1B.


I hope youíre right! All the clues point to it being in the Estes lineup - eventually! Mid year intro or late fall as part of the 2021 models is my guess. Maybe Iíll have my #1969 Saturn V done by then...along with my BMS/Alway SV, Estes LJII, Dr. Zooch SV...dang, I really have a lot of kits to do...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-20-2020, 11:57 AM
jeffyjeep's Avatar
jeffyjeep jeffyjeep is offline
Old Submariner
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Home of Wayne & Garth
Posts: 6,254
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghrocketman
Looking forward to the new Estes Saturn 1B.


I'm drooling!
__________________
-Just in case you ever wondered, Yodaís last name was LayHeeHoo.

-Don't mistake politeness for weakness.


NAR# 94042
SAM# 0078
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-20-2020, 12:22 PM
LeeR's Avatar
LeeR LeeR is offline
Retired with Way Too Many Kits
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,392
Default

Probably most here have seen the recent pictures from Estes, with Vern in their conference room around his birthday. The Saturn 1B with yellow parts on it sure has me believing itís coming.

You can also see the Skylab nose cone behind Mary Roberts. The Saturn V itself was visible in another picture taken from a different angle.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  7AE13984-6AEE-48C5-B031-34366DB72B4D.jpeg
Views: 37
Size:  311.2 KB  
__________________
Lee Reep

Projects: Super Sky Hook, Super X-Ray, Estes Phoenix, Big Daddy, QCC Explorer
Awaiting Paint: Estes Saturn 1B
Last Completed: Semroc Spaceman
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-20-2020, 12:40 PM
Scott_650 Scott_650 is offline
Craftsman
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeR
Probably most here have seen the recent pictures from Estes, with Vern in their conference room around his birthday. The Saturn 1B with yellow parts on it sure has me believing itís coming.

You can also see the Skylab nose cone behind Mary Roberts. The Saturn V itself was visible in another picture taken from a different angle.


John Boren confirmed the yellow parts are from his 3D printer. But that was as far as he would go discussing the Saturn 1b.

This is the 50th anniversary of the Orbital Workshop formally receiving the name ďSkylabĒ so maybe thatís significant enough to release a different version of the Saturn V. Close enough for me to justify it, plus a crewed Skylab Saturn 1b kit
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-20-2020, 08:26 PM
tdracer's Avatar
tdracer tdracer is offline
Scale Modeler Extrodinare
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 76
Default

I seriously doubt John is allowed to publicly disclose upcoming kit releases and timing. However if they are planning a release to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Skylab, it could be a bit of a wait since that won't be until 2023.

I recently built a 1/100 Saturn 1B from the Boyce 'builder's kit' (you need to add body tubes - including the slightly odd sized first stage fuel tubes).
Overall it's a bit better than the 2048 Estes kit, although the capsule/escape tower was a bit disappointing (I replaced it with one from the Estes 1969 Saturn V kit).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-20-2020, 08:34 PM
Flash's Avatar
Flash Flash is offline
Semi-Pro Rocketeer TRA 10484 L2
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 213
Default

They must have heard you, they have upgraded that to high detail now. $14.95
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  998594CE-232A-4892-B010-C1A1402A155D.jpeg
Views: 21
Size:  3.2 KB  
__________________
=======================
If the Sky is the Limit, then,
why is there Footsteps on the Moon?
=======================
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe © 1998-2020