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Ltvscout 07-18-2019 12:38 AM

Bring back the Estes Gemini-Titan, Saturn 1B & Mercury Atlas
 
Estes is looking for your vote to bring back the G-T!

https://estesrockets.com/apollo-gemini/

P.S. - As noted by Earl below you can also vote to bring back the Saturn 1B and the Mercury Atlas by scrolling down the page and clicking on the icons for them.

Earl 07-18-2019 12:46 AM

Looks like they are taking similar votes on the Saturn 1b and the Mercury Atlas as well. At the bottom of the page there is a row of rocket vehicle icons. Click on either the 1b or the MA and you can vote for those, too.


Earl

hcmbanjo 07-18-2019 09:58 AM

At the last NARAM on the Estes tour -
They had a 1/100 scale Saturn 1B on display.
I asked John Boren about it - He said he did all the kit prep work last year.
A also asked Ellis Langford about the 1B. He smiled and said a kit could
be produced.

Estes could use the new blow molded LEM adapter from the #1969 Saturn V kit.

LeeR 07-18-2019 02:10 PM

I voted for all. I never had a Gemini-Titan, so that is of most interest to me. I do have a Mercury-Atlas in the box. Crap, I have a LOT of great kits in the box. :rolleyes:

The Saturn 1B release will need to change a bit. I bought several of the LEM adapters for older #2157 Saturn V kits. I tried the adapter in my Saturn 1B kits, itís too loose.

jetlag 07-18-2019 05:08 PM

I just hope that if they release a 'new' Gemini Titan, it's not like the rerelease last time. Release the original with two engines, not a single. That last one kinda sucked. Cheapy with that removable plastic engine nozzle set.
Amazes me what people have been paying for that last release on eBay.
Silly $$$.

Allen

ghrocketman 07-18-2019 05:17 PM

ONLY interested in the Gemini Titan if it is the original K-21 BT-80 based "craftsman" 2 engine cluster version.
The plastic capsule BT-60 based one they offered in 1988 was a total pile of junk.

Flash 07-18-2019 10:09 PM

1/45 Saturn 1B do it, do it right:)
 
1 Attachment(s)
This is the one I want:)

Chas Russell 07-18-2019 11:04 PM

Mary Roberts? She is taken...

Oh, you mean the 1B.

Chas

Rocketcrab 07-19-2019 12:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetlag
I just hope that if they release a 'new' Gemini Titan, it's not like the rerelease last time. Release the original with two engines, not a single. That last one kinda sucked. Cheapy with that removable plastic engine nozzle set.
Amazes me what people have been paying for that last release on eBay.
Silly $$$.

Allen


I agree 100%.

Rocketcrab 07-19-2019 12:24 PM

I would also add this - I have built a clone of the original Estes version, as well as one from a defunct outfit called PDR Rocketry. I could never find a good adhesive for the clear fin can and fins. If Estes does re-released the Gemini-Titan, I hope they can come up with a better clear fin material. Or, can anyone suggest a good adhesive?


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