Re: newbie intro
- --- In OldRockets@yahoogroups.com, doug holverson <dholverson@c...>
> squint your imagination real hard and pretend that the Probe made around
> trip to Venus and back and returned with a frightened and unwillingHey, I saw the Abbot and Costello miovie.... only women live on
> kid-napped Little Green Man specimen.
Venus... no little green men!!
> It seems like a lot of their current stuff is conceived by creativeI get the impression that it is more like this:
>committee or wide-eyed recent art school grads getting that first
>job on their resume, neither of which with any working feeling of
>the company's roots.
"Here, design new stick on decals for last years kits. We will put in
a different color body tube, and call it a new name, those kids won't
know the difference!"
However, despite the above impression, the Military reissues at least
will present a few new nosecone oprions, and again, unless it is all
plastic, or RTF, can the Outlander really be designed as a marketed
to the kids?
In regards to old rockets and re-issues. The Orbital transport was a
real litmus test. Does anyone know how many were produced? I still
see them on shelves here and there, and I know it was an
intentionally limited run. If ESTES could not sell all that were
made, then why should they bother with any other re-issues?
How about a letter writing campaign to request another specific kit
re-issue? If ESTES is even semi-inclined to offer another re-issue
this year, and they coincidentally received say, 30 or so letters
requesting the same re-issue, that might have some impact.....
All we need to do is to all agree to a kit to request.
- Bill Eichelberger wrote:
> What could possibly distinguish youBell bottom pants and a Budweiser patch
> from the rest of the herd at UK?
on my knee? (It was 1979, peg legs were
in, and bell bottoms were passe, where
they should have remained.)
> As redneck schools go, I'd thinkI suppose, now that I've lived
> they're right up near the top.
elsewhere and also travelled around
the world, that Lex is indeed crawling
with Bubbas, but when I first showed
up there, man, it was blue blood
central and I was a hick.
Now when I go back there, I think:
Don't these people know they're
hicks? Don't they know you can
have two lanes turning left?
Still, when I first arrived, I had
this western shirt with a quilt on
the back and about a 100 snaps.
But the blue bloods were wearing
button downs and khakis. Some of
them had pink button downs, and
pea green pants!
Serious culture shock. Sport coats
with patches on the breast pockets.
Plaids. Top siders. Penny loafers.
I surely didn't fit with that crowd,
and didn't recognize I was one of the
many hicks whose twangs I couldn't
stand. Now, all these years later,
that twang gets people to drop their
guards; they think you're dumb and
easy-pickin's. By the time they
figure ou you're not so dumb, you've
already made off with their wallets :)
OB: Got the newly replaced fin painted
on my Big Betty. One black fin looks
kewl with the rocket's white and orange
Also got the nosecone for the 4" Midget
painted black. A good coat of paint
sure hides a lot of stuff :)
Almost all my rockets have black
nosecones. It seems to work well -
sort of like most school's have
white as one of their colors.