Congratulations! Thanks for taking time to visit
my website which identifies, in great detail, the
timeline and history of vintage Estes K-Kit model
now have a definitive
identification resource to aid in assembling a collection of these much sought
after, vintage rocket kits.
In 1958, Estes Industries began operations,
and within a few short years became the leader
in model rocketry. The first three early Estes
K-Kits, the Astron
Scout, Astron Mark, and Astron Space Plane,
launched a successful company that still exists today. Kits from
those early years were hand assembled, stapled closed and
command premium prices. This work is an identification resource
that may help in the establishment of current market values.
Unless otherwise noted, all kits showcased here are from my
Because this site is continuing to evolve,
some links may not be functional. Be sure to check the
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for a detailed look into updates and changes to the pages. I am
continuing to collect content for the site, and will devote
several hours per week (time permitting) adding to this vast
resource. This is a HUGE undertaking!
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find this site fun and useful.