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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:

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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.

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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!

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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
quote:
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...

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.)

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!!!

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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!

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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.

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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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posted 02-27-2014 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, amazing work again. The visor reflection is particularly striking. Well done!

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posted 03-02-2014 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is another great example of Steve's work:

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posted 03-21-2014 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A while back I bought a desktop pen holder with a Gemini 8 heat shield acrylic from the son of a long-time McDonnell employee. There were no pen holders attached, though, just bare screws. I had Steve build a pair of beauties, a Gemini-Titan, and an Atlas-Agena, and made this:

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posted 03-21-2014 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very good idea, and beautiful models as always.

Norman.King
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posted 03-22-2014 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That display looks great.

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posted 03-22-2014 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool idea and the usual beautiful execution by Steve.

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posted 03-22-2014 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!!!

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posted 07-13-2014 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Discovery in 1/144 scale with Warbird decals. Michael Key is building the MLP.

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posted 07-13-2014 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing detail, great work Steve!

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posted 07-13-2014 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice. How would you rate the Warbird decals as far as completeness and ease of application?

Norman.King
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posted 07-14-2014 02:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work Steve and I look forward to seeing it together with Michaels MLP.

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posted 07-14-2014 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing work overall, but those tiles are especially impressive!

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posted 07-14-2014 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding work Steve!


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