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Old 08-21-2019, 06:21 PM
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LeeR LeeR is offline
Retired with Way Too Many Kits
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado
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I periodically hear grumbling about plastic cones on a Estes kits. Itís certainly understandable that Estes has mostly (exclusively?) gone to plastic, with recent prices on balsa, and no doubt real difficulty trying to secure enough for runs of 1000s of kits.

I have bought a few 3x3x12 balsa blocks at Hobby Lobby. I think I paid $11 List, which was $6.60 after the 40% coupon.

I may go buy more! The quality was pretty good, turned well on the lathe.

UPDATE: Just looked at one in my shop. List was $8.99, so that is just $5.40 after coupon. May go tonight to see if they have any. And, see if they have stocked the new exclusive kits yet.
Lee Reep

Projects: Super Sky Hook, Super X-Ray, Estes Phoenix, Big Daddy, QCC Explorer
Awaiting Paint: Estes Saturn 1B
Last Completed: Semroc Spaceman
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