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Newbomb Turk 06-22-2018 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
Am I the only one who had no idea about this?

https://www.facebook.com/estesrocke...?type=3&theater

"SNEAK PEEK! 👉 Product Development Director, Mike Fritz, loads a production model of the NEW Little Joe 1 kit due to be released soon. Witnessing the launch are Estes team members (left to right) Dave DelVecchio, Mary Roberts, Chandra Serfoss, and Angela Everhart.


Yes, this is way cool, but I think the big news here might be Angie Everhart is working at Estes now! :eek: :D

neil_w 06-22-2018 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Newbomb Turk
Yes, this is way cool, but I think the big news here might be Angie Everhart is working at Estes now! :eek: :D

I don't know who she is, but I just looked at her LinkedIn page and it says she's been at Estes Cox since 2007... what am I missing?

Newbomb Turk 06-22-2018 09:46 PM

Just a silly play on names.

Angie Everhart was a Sports Illustrated model and actress. TV: Caroline in the City, 3rd Rock From the Sun; movies: Arnold's Last Action Hero.

blackshire 06-23-2018 12:53 AM

I wonder if it will depict just one round (I won't complain it that is the case), or if the stock kit will be able to be built to depict multiple rounds. The Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org article "Little Joe (rocket)" (it's one of their articles that can't be directly linked to) says that 8 Mercury/Little Joe I vehicles were flown, of which 6 were successful, including the two "monkeyed" missions that lofted Sam and Miss Sam.

BARGeezer 06-23-2018 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by blackshire
I wonder if it will depict just one round (I won't complain it that is the case), or if the stock kit will be able to be built to depict multiple rounds. The Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org article "Little Joe (rocket)" (it's one of their articles that can't be directly linked to) says that 8 Mercury/Little Joe I vehicles were flown, of which 6 were successful, including the two "monkeyed" missions that lofted Sam and Miss Sam.



I suppose they could supply the "United States" decal and let the modeller paint it according to the flight they choose, but I'm wondering if they are going to use a generic decal or match the "block" style lettering on the original?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...Power_Power.JPG

You may have to go to full magnification to see the block lettering.

blackshire 06-23-2018 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by BARGeezer
I suppose they could supply the "United States" decal and let the modeller paint it according to the flight they choose, but I'm wondering if they are going to use a generic decal or match the "block" style lettering on the original?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...Power_Power.JPG

You may have to go to full magnification to see the block lettering.
Thank you for posting that picture. There were some hardware differences between the different rounds, though (the booster/capsule adapter section and the escape tower aerospike), and there were some differences between the capsules themselves.

rocket.aero 06-23-2018 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by blackshire
I wonder if it will depict just one round (I won't complain it that is the case), or if the stock kit will be able to be built to depict multiple rounds.


The Centuri-era Mercury capsule used in the new Estes kit has a porthole window, making it appropriate for depicting the LJ-5 round. If you're not a scale-obsessive type, though, it should be fine for either the -5A and -5B rounds, which featured capsules with the "centerline" window.

I'm just thrilled that this kit is real, and that we will be able to purchase it soon!

James

blackshire 06-23-2018 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rocket.aero
The Centuri-era Mercury capsule used in the new Estes kit has a porthole window, making it appropriate for depicting the LJ-5 round. If you're not a scale-obsessive type, though, it should be fine for either the -5A and -5B rounds, which featured capsules with the "centerline" window.

I'm just thrilled that this kit is real, and that we will be able to purchase it soon!

James
I used to be scale-obsessive, but not anymore, and I share your glee that this kit is coming out! I was just thinking about customization possibilities.

leftover 06-26-2018 01:04 AM

Unless the change the capsule completely they won't be able to produce the early boiler plate, ones as they were completely different.

ghrocketman 06-26-2018 10:21 AM

Is there a date when supposedly available ??


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