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Old 06-14-2024, 09:42 AM
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I've got a couple of Microsonde III kits that I bought really cheap several years ago. I don't remember where they came from, but I bet SkyHigh was the source. Whoever it was, IIRC, they bought out the complete remaining inventory of kits.

That and the Tomahawk are probably the most common, even now. Maybe the Nike Patriot as well.
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Old 06-14-2024, 09:44 AM
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There is A REASON why MPC rocket kits are rare in general on ebay.
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Old 06-14-2024, 09:47 AM
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I've got a couple of Microsonde III kits that I bought really cheap several years ago. I don't remember where they came from, but I bet SkyHigh was the source. Whoever it was, IIRC, they bought out the complete remaining inventory of kits.

His name is at the tip of my tongue. He's a member here on YORF.
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Old 06-16-2024, 06:29 AM
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Speaking of the MPC Martial Patrol, not a terrible price if it goes for minimum bid of $69.99:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1351012279...uid=MN0E0gaySfy
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The nose cone and fin parts necessary to clone the MPC viper are on ebay currently, and would also give you the Nike Smoke nose cones, and you could get a Quest Nike K kit to convert with its fin can for the Nike Smoke.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/3354429352...ABk9SR_D15qCEZA

viper fin can

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3868353102...k9SR5LxjaG EZA
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A picture of my MPC Martian Patrol that I built over thirty years ago.
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A picture of my MPC Martian Patrol that I built over thirty years ago.

I have this fin unit minus the top ring, and there's a possibility that it will eventually turn up. Not sure how I'd manage to recreate the saucers.
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Possible way to recreate the saucers:

Find thin sheets of styrofoam. These are sometimes used in packing material.

Hot-wire cut a few disks. One the diameter of the original saucer, two the diameter of the "cabin."

Glue together with very light coats of Elmer's. Fix a light weight in the top middle.

They'd look blocky and crude compared to the original, of course.

You could maybe strengthen them by gluing -- watered down white glue perhaps -- a sheet of tissue on the bottom.
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The Martian Patrol is one of FEW MPC designs I find interesting.
Looking great.

Did the MPC C9-3 engines referenced on the Martian Patrol box ever exist or are they Vaporware like the Enerjet 18mm D21 ?
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The Martian Patrol is one of FEW MPC designs I find interesting.
Looking great.

Did the MPC C9-3 engines referenced on the Martian Patrol box ever exist or are they Vaporware like the Enerjet 18mm D21 ?


Very good parallel. A run of them was made, given away for people to try out, but never put into production.

I seem to recall a collector posting a picture of one.
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