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Old 01-23-2023, 07:29 PM
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I have all the Centuri kits (and doubles) to build all the vintage Centuri stuff that I missed as a kid (that is the building I do now…all vintage stuff). So, I personally don’t need anything ‘brought back’ to enjoy building the classics.

That said, I think folks might like to see some of the following brought back (I agree with a number you had listed. Below are a few more possibilities).


Centuri

T-Bird (three stager)
Orion (with vacu-formed wrappers)
Magnum SAM-3
‘Maxi’ Screaming Eagle (2-3 inch diameter)
Quasar (another good upscale candidate, like NCR did)
X-24 Bug


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Old 01-24-2023, 12:02 AM
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Ding Ding Ding! Lee wins!

That would be cool if they did an upscale of their original kit.


Awesome! I never win anything!

Oh, let me guess … no prize?!

I managed to score an LTV Scout a few years ago. A friend wanted to sell off some oldies. Besides the LTV Scout, I picked up the Scorpius I just started, a Menace, a Vindicator, a USS Pleiades, and a Strike Fighter. Best score I’ve ever had.

In parallel with my Scorpius build, I am collecting the parts I need for a BT-60 upscale of the Scorpius. It made me think about how cool an LTV upscale would be! Probably need to source some 3D parts. Turning all those special pieces on a lathe would be a lot of work.
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Old 01-24-2023, 02:39 PM
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renegade #1271 and an upscale of it.

Sky Raider #1290 and an upscale of it.

A20-DEMON #1258 and an upscale of it.
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Old 01-24-2023, 04:27 PM
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I LIKE TigerHawks choices.
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Old 01-24-2023, 04:56 PM
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I’d say the likelihood of the LTV Scout ever returning could have a lot to do with the success the upcoming PSII BB XII. Estes hasn’t shied away lately from investing in the molds needed for new nose cones and they still (hopefully!) have all the specs for the old LTV Scout parts so that’s at least part of the process of doing a bring back.
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Old 01-24-2023, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Earl
I have all the Centuri kits (and doubles) to build all the vintage Centuri stuff that I missed as a kid (that is the building I do now…all vintage stuff). So, I personally don’t need anything ‘brought back’ to enjoy building the classics.

That said, I think folks might like to see some of the following brought back (I agree with a number you had listed. Below are a few more possibilities).


Centuri

T-Bird (three stager)
Orion (with vacu-formed wrappers)
Magnum SAM-3
‘Maxi’ Screaming Eagle (2-3 inch diameter)
Quasar (another good upscale candidate, like NCR did)
X-24 Bug


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Would love to see a reissue of the Orion! One of the Centuri kits I wanted as a kid in the worst way. The big Quasar has been mentioned several times by Matt Steele as coming back in the near future - I wonder if we could see the 4” version from NCR and maybe a BT-70 based version from Estes? Sort of a flip-flop of the Great Goblin vs the Hobgoblin?

Squirrel Works has a repro of the X-24, mine doesn’t “glide” any better than my original.
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Old 01-24-2023, 05:40 PM
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renegade #1271 and an upscale of it.

Sky Raider #1290 and an upscale of it.

A20-DEMON #1258 and an upscale of it.

+1 to those choices.
Funny you should mention an upscale Renegade. I've been kicking that idea around for a few months.
I have all the parts. Just looking for a final configuration.
A big Sky Raider is a good idea too.
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Old 01-25-2023, 08:35 AM
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I just took the survey. Sadly, it is multiple choice, most of which I wouldn’t even want on the list, including all the dull Pro Series II.

At least it had the Gemini Titan, LTV Scout, and Mercury Atlas. Of course, that’ll make my mint in package ones worth less!
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Old 01-25-2023, 10:29 AM
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Above even a BT-70 K-21 Gemini Titan, I'd choose the Enerjet Athena.
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