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Old 09-10-2020, 07:28 PM
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Here is an additional (unsolicited) plug for one of our own here, harsas, who has a fairly decent list of vintage kits currently listed on eBay. A good blend of Semroc, Estes, a few MPC, even an MRI kit, and I think at least one Centuri kit.

I got the Semroc Aerobee-Hi from him just recently. Matter of fact, I won it on Sept. 7 and the kit arrived TODAY, Sept. 10! Very, very fast shipping, well packed, and the kit was mint.

Here’s his current list: https://www.ebay.com/sch/harsas/m.h...=p2047675.l2562


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Thanks again Earl. Very kind words indeed. To be honest, you got luck with the shipping time, given the post office's track record these days. Enjoy the kit.

Oh, and I will get that commission check out shortly...
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:25 PM
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For the Estes Alpha fans out there, this seller has 'water slide' decal sets of the more modern Alpha decor, in two different color variations. This the 'standard' Alpha decor, not the Alpha III.

I know the more recent Alpha decals are peel and stick variety, but not sure when they changed to that from water slide.

Here's a link to one of the sets: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-Alph...AAOSwBANfWx0 L

They have them in red & blue and red & black. Two sheets for $10.


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Old 09-11-2020, 01:37 PM
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They went peel-n-stick near the beginning of the "Beta" series nomenclature, which happened about the same time as kit manufacturing went to China, circa 2001/2002. The Alpha instructions dated 11/00 still refer to waterslide decals. The next version I've been able to find an example of, dated 6/04, has the stick-on variety.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:47 PM
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For the Estes Alpha fans out there, this seller has 'water slide' decal sets of the more modern Alpha decor, in two different color variations. This the 'standard' Alpha decor, not the Alpha III.

I know the more recent Alpha decals are peel and stick variety, but not sure when they changed to that from water slide.

Here's a link to one of the sets: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-Alph...AAOSwBANfWx0 L

They have them in red & blue and red & black. Two sheets for $10.


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That's not a bad deal. I like the Estes logo with the matching blue and red. Pretty cool.
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:52 PM
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They went peel-n-stick near the beginning of the "Beta" series nomenclature, which happened about the same time as kit manufacturing went to China, circa 2001/2002. The Alpha instructions dated 11/00 still refer to waterslide decals. The next version I've been able to find an example of, dated 6/04, has the stick-on variety.

Thanks for the link.

This sounds correct.
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