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Old 08-15-2007, 08:57 AM
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This was a fun kit. It's just off the work table and will probably won't go up until this weekend (my wife has passed a "No new rocket launches until I can go too" law lol).
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:30 PM
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That's cool. I've always liked that rocket.

When my shoulder heals, I need to try to turn a nosecone and clone one.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:15 PM
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Nice Job!

I have the same kit still in the box. I think Estes only made the kit in 1979. It's got a balsa nose cone with a screw eye. It's surprising though that the decals are press and stick. I would have thought an Estes kit that old would have water slide decals...

The kit from the same series that I'd really like to see and never have is Kit No. 1313 the Cylon Raider.

Anyway can't wait to hear how it flys.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:23 PM
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The page from the catalog shown on Ninfinger's site says that the Cylon Raider rocket was unavailable at that time. Given its shape, it would have had to have been a glorified nose cone with a rocket attached (like the Starship Enterprise kits were). This was pre-Flying Saucer, after all. You could build one now for "vertical takeoff" as a form of flying saucer, kind of like the ones Art Applewhite sells (but more detailed).
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:27 PM
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You have never seen the Cylon Raider because it was never released.
More than likely would have had severe stability problems or would not have looked anything like it should in actual flight configuration.
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I wish Estes had done the same with the Trade Federation Battleship. That thing just can't get out of it's own way...

Thanks for the info. Solomoriah and ghrocketman
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You have never seen the Cylon Raider because it was never released.


From what I've read in other posts, that would make the Cylon Raider "vaporware" correct??

Cool looking rocket. Looks like a great paint job. Can't get those results around here right now. 105 degrees with air you can wear. (humid)
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:24 PM
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It's surprising though that the decals are press and stick.


The decals are water slide decals in this kit. I reproduced them on testors decal paper because the first couple originals I tried crumbled

Thanks for the comments guys! I'll be sure to post some pictures in Mission Control when it goes up!
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:45 PM
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The decals are water slide decals in this kit. I reproduced them on testors decal paper because the first couple originals I tried crumbled

Thanks for the comments guys! I'll be sure to post some pictures in Mission Control when it goes up!


I just looked again. Mine are water slide too. They are really thick decals and I swear they looked like press and stick at first glance. Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

In any event you made that rocket look Great!
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:28 PM
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Thanks!
Ya know, I just made it, it hasn't even flown once, and already I'd like to clone it. Is that wrong?
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