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Old 12-21-2009, 06:18 PM
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Default Vintage Estes Der Big Red Max

Going back to my 1979 catalog, I decided to start on the Der Big Red Max. This has been a tough kit to come by, but in great condition to build. The engines are still in the plastic bag.


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Old 12-21-2009, 07:26 PM
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Killer.

I still cringe a lil, seeing these opened up and built, when easily cloned - I have no issue building unclonable birds, but why open up one so easily cloned ?

either way, love your builds, an inspiration to us all - keep em cming

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David,

I'm not sure that the Der Big Red Max plans/templates/decals are online. Would you mind scanning that stuff for me? Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:27 PM
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If I don't open it and build it, what else am I going to do with it? Also if I can clone it, why buy the original? I only live once, so I am building original Estes and soon to be Centuri kits. Scott Jimz has the plans scanned. http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/es-1977.htm
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:17 PM
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David,

I'm not sure that the Der Big Red Max plans/templates/decals are online. Would you mind scanning that stuff for me? Thanks!


Scott,

From the decal sheet shown in the photo, it looks like Estes just recycled the Der Red Max decals instead of creating a new set. If so, then an image of the original DRM or of the reissued DRM would work...
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It is the same decal sheet. It is the Patriot with Der Red Max fins.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:09 PM
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If I don't open it and build it, what else am I going to do with it? Also if I can clone it, why buy the original? I only live once, so I am building original Estes and soon to be Centuri kits. Scott Jimz has the plans scanned. http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/es-1977.htm

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Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build or final results pics, Scigs.

I've got a Big Red Max clone project on the workbench (along with a few others).
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:56 PM
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I have everything together, 4 coats of balsa sealer and now ready for the primer.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:17 PM
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Could you do us all a big favor while you have the model out.?

Measure the fin dimensions accurately.

That seems to be one of the most asked cloning questions on Der Red Max.
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