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Old 11-24-2005, 12:08 AM
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How 'bout the Quest Full Moon? I've seen lots of those, and they're about the same price as the Baby Bertha. The tube is 40mm, and a bit shorter. The NC is off the Big Betty so it's like the Bertha/Goony cone.

Just an idea...

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I thought about that, believe it or not. I even bought a Full Moon yesterday, but I'm giving it to the son of one of my friends.
I found a Baby Bert tonight, so that gives me three kits with the two in the shop. As of right now, that's also all the Goony fin patterns I have. If I want to take the cone from the 36DD, that will give me four.
I forgot to mention that the plastic 6070 transition in the 36DD is pretty nice. I'm thinking about buying another one just to turn it into a BT-6070 Avenger.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:12 AM
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How 'bout the Quest Full Moon? I've seen lots of those, and they're about the same price as the Baby Bertha. The tube is 40mm, and a bit shorter. The NC is off the Big Betty so it's like the Bertha/Goony cone.

Just an idea...

Doug


Oh, the images you've just conjured up...

The "double entendre" of the name...

"Full Goon"...

"Full Metal Goon"...

"Fool Goon"...

"Moon Goon"...

"Goon In Sixty Seconds"...

"Bad Goon Rising"...
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Old 11-25-2005, 03:35 PM
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"Bad Goon Rising"...
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hmm. now you did it, made me think about the film ... love it ... had a chance about 10 years back to actually purchase one o fthe cars from the film and passed it up... too bad, would be a neat one to drive up to a lluanch in .... :-)

I have an 'out of the loop' question - Bill mentioned the ' 36DD', is that a new kit ? unfamilair with that ( going to find one online now to see a pic, but since I was replying anyways, lol :-p

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Old 11-25-2005, 04:33 PM
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I have an 'out of the loop' question - Bill mentioned the ' 36DD', is that a new kit ? unfamilair with that ( going to find one online now to see a pic, but since I was replying anyways, lol :-p

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That's actually the new Estes 36D Squared. It's the new dual-D powered kit. Kinda ugly, but some say the SPEV is also.
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:34 PM
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This really is more like a bad sequel than anything else. On Sunday, I get the email with the half-price rockets listed, then on Thursday I get a sheet with their two-day specials. So far, so good...

So, I go to the store on Friday and look through the gunk they have on the peg board, pick out a few that I can use for kitbashing, and I note the very conspicuous absence of any notices on the aisle about the sale. I take my stash up to the checkout register and...

NO ONE THERE HAS HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SALE! No fliers, no advance notices, nothing! In fact, the sheets they have all around are "similar", but no cigar.

Needless to say, I can't make the sale; I have to print out my email ad and take it back to the store Saturday. The manager (or head cashier, whichever) agreed to hold my selection until I can get back over there, but it's the idea that I have to make two trips just to complete one purchase that gets under my skin a bit...

Has anyone else had this experience with other HL stores this go-round?
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Craig,

I went today and actually thought I missed the 1/2 off sale because of the new 2 day ad. So I took my 40% off coupon. They gave me the coupon back and told me the kit was still 50% off. I didn't ask any questions....just smiled and said thank you.

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My wife went to our NEW Hobby Lobby yesterday and BOTH aisles (platic models and Rockets) had the notice signs posted.

They honered both sale flyers! No questions asked!

Although she wouldn't tell me what she bought.
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OK, went back this morning and picked up the bag of kits I picked out yesterday. I showed the sheet to the assistant manager, she still acted like she knew nothing about the sale, but she honored the sale nonetheless. Wound up with just under $40 total sales.

Nothing new to report on the selection -- it's still nowhere near what the store had when they started out. Rockets once filled an entire row, now it just barely covers half a row...

I haven't seen a C-C Express kit in quite a while. Hard to bash out a CDD without one...

Picked up a couple more Baby Berthas for some Goonies, a couple more Screamin Mimi's, a couple of Full Moons, a couple of #2 Skywriters (one for a Starship Vega) another Hi Flier, and still somehow felt a bit depressed by the selection.
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My wife went to our NEW Hobby Lobby yesterday and BOTH aisles (platic models and Rockets) had the notice signs posted.

They honered both sale flyers! No questions asked!

Although she wouldn't tell me what she bought.


Sandman, you need to terminate your tagline with "[/font]"...
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Picked up a couple more Baby Berthas for some Goonies,


So THAT'S where the Baby B's went. I did manage to find one at the Florence store, but I'm still a couple short. (Then again, I only have the instructions for three of the kits, so why am I complaining?) Which Goonies are you planning to build, Craig? I cut the fins out for the Zoom Broom one night here at work last week. I'm going to sand them tonight if I can get on top of the workload.
We got WAY on top of the work on Wednesday last week. I found myself bored and cut out the cardstock parts for the ESS Raven. I planned to coat them with thin CA, but it had thickened since the last time I used it. (The little brush stayed down in the bottle when I pulled the lid off. )
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