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history in miniature
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posted 09-26-2010 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/144 scale Columbia...

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posted 09-26-2010 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Steve, one of my favorites with white external tank, great work!!

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posted 09-26-2010 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Steve - and very familiar.

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posted 09-26-2010 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great looking Steve. Reminds me of those days when I would leave work go home watch the launch (or launch attempt) and go back to work. So where did those almost 30 years go anyway?

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posted 09-26-2010 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great looking model.

I made several of these in the 1980's. Brings back memories.

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posted 09-27-2010 03:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very, very nice Steve. She'll look great in any collection.

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posted 09-27-2010 07:45 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 all for the positive comments, the model was built sometime ago and now resides in a fellow cSer's collection, Tim Gagnon.

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posted 09-28-2010 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome model, and 1/144 is the best scale to show a STS-stack. Any idea if there are larger ones available (1/48th for instance)?

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Here are some pictures of a near complete Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) in 1/32nd scale. Using the Ogonjek kit (and not their Soyuz 19 model, just the base Soyuz), I scratch built the docking module. It still needs some work however.

I know the docking module was part of the command/service module (CSM), however for structural stability, I built it this way.

CSM in picture is not CSM 111, that is just a test fit, that CSM is Apollo 15.

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posted 10-26-2010 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And one more, EVA Models of...

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posted 10-26-2010 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Terrific work Steve, as always.

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posted 10-26-2010 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, Outstanding model! I saw ET-1 from the inside spending over a week inside replacing the ECO sensors and finding remove before flight stickers on the 100% level sensor mast in the forward bulkhead of the LH2 tank... oh, those were the days. Keep up the good work.

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posted 10-26-2010 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bruce has never looked so good. Great work.

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posted 10-27-2010 04:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool models Steve, great work!

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posted 11-15-2010 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New Ware's Vostok, a beautiful kit.

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posted 11-15-2010 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Steve!!! That is fun I'm just with a cosmonaut busy...

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posted 11-16-2010 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very clean looking, nice job Steve!

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posted 12-23-2010 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/32 scale "finished" Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

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posted 12-23-2010 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super great model Steve!!! my compliments...

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posted 12-23-2010 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 masterclass on how a finished model should look - accurate in every detail.

A model this size and this good really belongs in a public museum for all to admire.

Simply Stunning.

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posted 12-23-2010 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite part of the service module, the Doppler receiver antenna.

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posted 12-23-2010 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gee I hope mine turns out that nice.

Just have to send it to you.

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posted 03-24-2011 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A true American hero John Glenn, the bust is an o.o.p. kit painted with oils over acrylics.

He's been in the Karst museum for quite some time now...

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posted 03-24-2011 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That one you build is one of my favorite, it's alive.

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posted 03-24-2011 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent work Steve! The likeness and detail are simply incredible.

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posted 03-28-2011 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reheat's 120 mm kit of the Soviet Lunar Suit, "Krechet". Painted oils over acrylics, I also used a lunar regolith simulant on the base.

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posted 03-28-2011 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic work Steve. I know a lot of research and rescalpting went into this build to get it "just right" and the end result is totally outstanding.

You are without doubt an exceptional modeller.

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posted 03-28-2011 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is great job Steve, my compliments.

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posted 03-28-2011 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much for the 120 mm kit of the Soviet Lunar Suit, "Krechet"? I have a scale model of the Soviet Lunar Lander that it might go with.

Please advise. Thanks.

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posted 03-29-2011 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb choice of color, I like the soiled lower parts of the spacesuit just above the feet... Great work!

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posted 03-29-2011 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like Philip I like the soiled leg bottoms. Beautiful Steve!

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posted 04-07-2011 09:41 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 history in miniature:
He's been in the Karst museum for quite some time now...
I wanted you all to see where the Glenn bust ended up. Really the pictures do not do the figure justice. It is an amazing sculpture and the detail is incredible.

This bust was just one of two Steve did for us. He also did a young Glenn and the detail is just as fine. Once again the picture does not do it justice but wanted you folks to see them.

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posted 05-23-2011 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gagarin's Vostok after re-entry, 1/24th scale, with scratchbuilt interior.

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Here are a couple of more pictures. The correct base is being made for the display as are the hatches being finished.

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posted 05-23-2011 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's seriously cool Steve. It's the culmination of a huge amount of research, scratch building and brilliant painting. What an awesome model.

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posted 05-23-2011 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very great Steve!!! And very realistic this layer re-entry work...

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posted 05-23-2011 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, I am always amazed at the detail and crisp feel of your work. Great stuff!!

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posted 05-24-2011 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding work! It was your John Glenn that made me think to get my Martin guitar label autographed by him... I'm so glad you inspired me to do that. Keep up the good work. I will be calling soon!

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posted 06-05-2011 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reheat's 120mm kit of Yuri Gagarin painted using oil paints.

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posted 06-05-2011 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He looks stunning Steve and I can't wait to see him for myself sitting alongside museum Vostok in my display cabinet.

I'd like to point out to other cS members that there's loads more detail on the rear and top that can't be seen in the above photo including some scratch detailing on the seat parachute.


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