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Norman.King
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posted 06-08-2013 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb painting as usual Steve. I wish I had room for one of those.

spacerace776
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posted 06-08-2013 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacerace776   Click Here to Email spacerace776     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by history in miniature:
Space Helmet Models' 1/12th scale Yuri Gagarin.
Nice work Steve, it's fantastic. Speak soon.

Daugherty54
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posted 06-09-2013 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The painting on the human models is amazing. The Glenn bust and the 1/8th astronaut blows me away! The Glenn bust is pretty small to get that detail on!

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-10-2013 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Daugherty54:
The The Glenn bust and the 1/8th astronaut blows me away!
The pictures are cool but seeing it for real is amazing. If anyone wants a cool bust, you need to get in line and have Steve create what he does.

Norman.King
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posted 06-10-2013 04:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
If anyone wants a cool bust, you need to get in line and have Steve create what he does.
Seconded.

datkatz
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posted 07-16-2013 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of Steve's latest — another New Ware Vostok. I'm thrilled! Thanks, Steve!

JBoe
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posted 07-16-2013 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, your models and dioramas are stunning pieces of work! How do you get the scale correct and is there a scale converter?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-17-2013 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great and nice model Steve!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 07-17-2013 05:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great detail work Steve!

Norman.King
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posted 07-17-2013 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks just like mine and here's a warning - you'll end up buying more for Steve to do (I did).

history in miniature
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posted 07-17-2013 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for your interest and kind words.
quote:
Originally posted by JBoe:
How do you get the scale correct and is there a scale converter?
This kit is manufactured by Tom Kladiva of New Ware models and I have nothing to do with the scale or manufacture.

keymichael1855
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posted 07-18-2013 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic work Steve! Your models are always so clean and beautifully and accurately painted. That Vostok looks to be right at home in what looks to be an impressive collection. Well rendered!!!

datkatz
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posted 09-25-2013 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another beauty fresh from Steve's workbench arrived today — RealSpace Apollo CSM:

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-26-2013 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve's work puts the "real" look into these Realspace models. Great addition to your collection.

Gilbert
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posted 09-27-2013 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

Norman.King
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posted 09-28-2013 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by datkatz:
Another beauty fresh from Steve's workbench arrived today — RealSpace Apollo CSM.
He's built me one of those beauties too... with extras.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-28-2013 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Norman, you need new space I see.

Norman.King
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posted 09-28-2013 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
Very nice Norman, you need new space I see.
Yeah, but I'll keep squeezing them in.

the clocks running
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posted 09-28-2013 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had the pleasure of talking to Steve on the phone and he is a great guy.

I hope that my models one day will be as amazing as his!

Daugherty54
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posted 09-28-2013 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received my John Glenn bust painted by Steve, and it in incredible. You really do have to see these to believe the detail. A sharpie and tiny zipper on the left sleeve... I'm recovering from surgery but will post pictures soon. Thanks Stephen!!

history in miniature
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posted 09-28-2013 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to thank everyone who posted such nice comments and especially thank those who have given me an opportunity to do what I love best.

keymichael1855
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posted 09-28-2013 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work Steve! The realism on the busts and the amazing detail in the 1:48 CSM is really incredible. And it looks like both pieces found homes in beautiful collections!

datkatz
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posted 10-03-2013 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a better view of Steve's RealSpace CSM. Steve also did the Monogram LM a few years back, and the Revell Gemini that can just be seen below the LM.

keymichael1855
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posted 10-29-2013 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I built my first 1:24 CSM and did a dry fit of the components of the "business end," I thought that it looked like a little display piece in itself. So, I ordered up some more of the 3D printed parts and asked Steve if he would build one up for me for a diorama that focused on the SPS.

As usual, he did a beautiful job! I mounted it on a wooden base and added in the figure for scale, and this ended up being a nice little display. Thanks Steve! (More pics here)

the clocks running
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posted 10-31-2013 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome Steve! So Cool!

datkatz
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posted 11-03-2013 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been corresponding with Steve via email for quite a few years, but today I finally had the pleasure of meeting him in the flesh! And it was well worth the wait. Steve and I met at a place about midway between our homes, so he could deliver (and I could pick up) two new models: a Vostok R-7, and the most beautiful LK Lander I could hope for. Here they are, safe at home.

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posted 11-12-2013 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Trevor K   Click Here to Email Trevor K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today I received my Fantastic Plastic 1:48 LK built by Steve and I am absolutely blown away. The craftsmanship is truly remarkable. The pictures are nothing compared to how great she looks in person.

Another model of Steve's that I would like to share is a 1:1 Apollo RCS engine. Once again, simply stunning. The only thing that would make me happier is if I owned the real hardware itself!

datkatz
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posted 11-12-2013 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another beauty, Steve.

Norman.King
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posted 11-13-2013 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They're both beautiful displays.

history in miniature
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posted 02-24-2014 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are a few pictures of Space Helmet Models' Moonwalker. Shaded and highlighted with oil paints to depict Gene Cernan, he belongs to a fellow cS'er who is building a base for him.

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posted 02-24-2014 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome looking astronaut! That 1/6th scale is impressive. That visor reflection is amazing!

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-24-2014 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, another wonderful creation!

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posted 02-24-2014 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fabulous!

KSCartist
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posted 02-24-2014 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OUTSTANDING Steve!

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posted 02-25-2014 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Top work Steve!!!

datkatz
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posted 02-25-2014 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice!

garymilgrom
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posted 02-25-2014 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another beauty. I think Steve was the first to paint a reflected scene onto a visor.

Norman.King
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posted 02-25-2014 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another master class in figure painting. Beautifully done (as usual).

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posted 02-25-2014 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you everyone, it means so much to here all of your kind words!

keymichael1855
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posted 02-27-2014 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, this is a great looking piece! It's very difficult to show depth in anything that's painted white, but you've done it very successfully. And the "reflection" in the visor, as always, is nicely executed. You really brought that sculpture to life- beautifully done!


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