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Most of my Wizard family
#1
Well, all that I could fit on the table top, at least.

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In all honesty, I could have gone downstairs for the BT-80 version, but I'm still sore from golf last night. Big Grin

Funny how blue the "Purple-Licious" paint looks with the flash.  L to R: BT-50 upscale, BT-20 original and BT-5 downscale.
Recently finished: Estes Nova Payloader, Estes Star Wars R2D2
In the paint booth: Estes Super Neon XL, MPC Taurus-1, Estes Screamin' Mimi
Under construction: Estes Pathfinder, Estes Magician (2440), TLP Hellfire AGM-114A
Ready for decals: Semroc Cherokee D, Quasar XL
On deck: Centuri Vector V, TLP Martel AS 37
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#2
They look great Bill! Smile
I think you mean in the caption L to R... Wink
Greg Young - L3
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#3
Hey Bill,
Check this Buy It Now on Ebay -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Estes-Fl...463f9b84ec

There are 10 vintage Wizards left at $4.99 each, $2.99 shipping.
Hans "Chris" Michielssen
Old/New NAR # 19086 SR
www.modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com

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#4
Bill,

Buy all of those Wizards, paint them different colors, and break out of that "Purple-Licious" obsession.   Smile
Lee
NAR 55948, L2
In Build:   Estes Saturn 1B
Next: complete Semroc Mars Lander, upscaled Orbital Transport
In Finishing:  Interceptor-E 
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#5
(08-20-2015, 08:23 AM)Greg Young Wrote: They look great Bill! Smile
I think you mean in the caption L to R... Wink

Big Grin I knew that, too.  And I STILL screwed it up.  (heavy sigh)

(08-20-2015, 10:23 AM)hcmbanjo Wrote: Hey Bill,
Check this Buy It Now on Ebay -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Estes-Fl...463f9b84ec

There are 10 vintage Wizards left at $4.99 each, $2.99 shipping.

Yes, this is where I got a bunch a couple of years back.  The Wizard had me from the first flight.  Cool

(08-20-2015, 10:49 AM)Trident Wrote: Bill,

Buy all of those Wizards, paint them different colors, and break out of that "Purple-Licious" obsession.   Smile

Obsession is such an........apt word.  I love the idea.  Kinda goes with my Mini Max collection.
Recently finished: Estes Nova Payloader, Estes Star Wars R2D2
In the paint booth: Estes Super Neon XL, MPC Taurus-1, Estes Screamin' Mimi
Under construction: Estes Pathfinder, Estes Magician (2440), TLP Hellfire AGM-114A
Ready for decals: Semroc Cherokee D, Quasar XL
On deck: Centuri Vector V, TLP Martel AS 37
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#6
That Ebay Wizard -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Estes-Fl...463f9b84ec

The seller raised his shipping price from $2.99 to $6.37!
That's how much it was to send it to me anyway.

Still, four are left, 21 sold.
Hans "Chris" Michielssen
Old/New NAR # 19086 SR
www.modelrocketbuilding.blogspot.com

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#7
I know what you mean, Bill. I did the same thing with the Estes Marauder. Haven't built a BT-80 version yet though.


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#8
Took me a minute, but I think I figured it out.  That was a Coldpower bird, right?  I've never seen one in the wild before.  Love how they turned out.
Recently finished: Estes Nova Payloader, Estes Star Wars R2D2
In the paint booth: Estes Super Neon XL, MPC Taurus-1, Estes Screamin' Mimi
Under construction: Estes Pathfinder, Estes Magician (2440), TLP Hellfire AGM-114A
Ready for decals: Semroc Cherokee D, Quasar XL
On deck: Centuri Vector V, TLP Martel AS 37
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#9
(08-23-2015, 02:35 PM)Bill Eichelberger Wrote: Took me a minute, but I think I figured it out.  That was a Coldpower bird, right?  I've never seen one in the wild before.  Love how they turned out.

Correct, and thank you. I loved the design as a kid but couldn't afford one, but now—like you and the Wizard—I can build it as I please! Big Grin


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#10
I flew the original and BT-50 versions today.  The BT-50 upscale flew great on an A8-3 at B6-4 Field.  A perfect rocket/motor combo.  The original also flew great, but landed badly.  Cracked a fin mid-span.  They put horses down when this happens.  Ugly!
Recently finished: Estes Nova Payloader, Estes Star Wars R2D2
In the paint booth: Estes Super Neon XL, MPC Taurus-1, Estes Screamin' Mimi
Under construction: Estes Pathfinder, Estes Magician (2440), TLP Hellfire AGM-114A
Ready for decals: Semroc Cherokee D, Quasar XL
On deck: Centuri Vector V, TLP Martel AS 37
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