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ilbasso
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posted 06-12-2011 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was one of my favorite builds - the Fine Molds Millennium Falcon. I enjoyed it because you don't get to add lighted hyperdrives or beat the cr*p out of "real" spaceships! (Apollo 13 excepted)

In addition to the lighted hyperdrive, I lit the cockpit with fiber optics, as well as adding "headlights" and a lighted alcove inside the entryway. I also built a false interior in a few places where there was blast damage through the hull.

Norman.King
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posted 06-13-2011 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely Done.

Gilbert
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posted 06-13-2011 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your model is so good it could be used for film effects.

history in miniature
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posted 06-13-2011 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautifully done Falcon, thumbs up.

GoesTo11
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posted 06-13-2011 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh man, does that bring back memories...

"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid."

That model, on the other hand, looks fantastic!

Norman.King
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posted 06-29-2011 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NewWare 1/48 Zond (Steve Nichols)

Norman.King
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posted 07-07-2011 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A bit late, but here’s my own 50th Anniversary tribute to Vostok 1

New Ware 1/144 Vostok R7 (Steve Nichols)

Reheat 120mm Yuri Gagarin (Steve Nichols)


alexbaja
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posted 07-07-2011 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice collection. Keep it up.

GACspaceguy
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posted 07-07-2011 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve's models are fantastic, but when it comes to figures "He's the Man"!

Norman.King
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posted 07-23-2011 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the first 1/72 scale model I have in my collection and I was astounded by the level of detail on the model given its small size.

Real Space 1/72 ASTP (Steve Nichols)

Norman.King
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posted 08-17-2011 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This had to go in my collection; after all, it’s where it all started.

Historic Wings 1/72 Goddard Rocket(Steve Nichols)

Norman.King
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posted 08-17-2011 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reheat 120mm Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Figures (Steve Nichols)

NOTE: Due to the unavailability of a genuine Neil figure Steve re-shaped a Buzz figure to resemble Neil.

garymilgrom
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posted 08-17-2011 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norman that is a beautiful diorama of the birth of liquid rocketry. Kudos to you and Steve for making this happen!

Norman.King
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posted 01-04-2012 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My newest addition is a Realspace 1/72 Splashdown with Fujimi 1/72 66 (Apollo Decals) scratch built BIG suit astronauts and frogmen by Steve Nichols.

alexbaja
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posted 01-04-2012 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Norman, a future build for me.

Gilbert
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posted 01-04-2012 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool as heck!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-04-2012 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Norman, that is a very nice one of Steve's, great model.

garymilgrom
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posted 01-04-2012 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another winner Norman and Steve. I love these splashdown dioramas.

history in miniature
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posted 01-04-2012 02:48 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 for the nice feedback and to Norman for giving me a chance to do what I like doing best.

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posted 01-04-2012 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just an outstanding display of talent. Terrific thread.

Norman.King
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posted 02-28-2012 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Marco Miniature Cosmonaut Figure (Steve Nichols)

The base Marco Kit is a nasty thing and Steve had to make many corrections to get it close to the real thing. I think he's done an outstanding job.

alexbaja
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posted 02-28-2012 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Norman but no diorama or base?

Norman.King
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posted 02-28-2012 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not a good photo (sorry) but this is his base with the Soyuz and Soyuz R7.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-28-2012 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Steve!

Norman.King
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posted 06-21-2012 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a Revell 1:144 MIR Space Station Kit with New Ware etch kit upgrade.
My photos don't do it justice because the detail on this model is simply incredible. Some of those etch parts are really tiny.

Model built by Steve Nichols.


apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-21-2012 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great model Norman! Steve has on this one a lot of work, but the end result is great!

history in miniature
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posted 06-22-2012 11:58 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 Pascal. Norman thank you too for giving me the opportunity to build this subject.

model maker
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posted 09-27-2012 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for model maker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice, more pictures please.

Philip
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posted 09-28-2012 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great models... real museum quality art works!

Norman.King
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posted 01-27-2013 04:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Glenn at Real Space Models for producing this spectacular 1:144 kit of Skylab and to Steve Nichols for doing an equally spectacular job of building it.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-27-2013 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice model Norman!!! Steve did a great job!!!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-27-2013 04:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful model, great work Steve!

alexbaja
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posted 01-27-2013 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Skylab, and very well done Steve

the clocks running
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posted 01-27-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing work on Skylab Steve! Congrats Norman.

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posted 01-29-2013 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job. What are the rough dimensions of the Skylab model was thinking of buying one.

Looks superb...

Norman.King
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posted 01-31-2013 01:29 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 Apollo14LMP:
Great job. What are the rough dimensions of the Skylab model was thinking of buying one.
Thank you all for your kind comments.

The rough dimensions are 10" long (end to end) and 7" wide (solar panel tip to tip).

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posted 02-01-2013 01:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Norman.King:
My newest addition is a Realspace 1/72 Splashdown with Fujimi 1/72 66 (Apollo Decals) scratch built BIG suit astronauts and frogmen by Steve Nichols.
Great diorama, Norman! From the oldie but still a goodie, collection, check out Barry Davidoff's diorama. I think he won some awards for it back in the day.

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posted 02-01-2013 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Norman.King:
Thanks to Glenn at Real Space Models for producing this spectacular 1:144 kit of Skylab and to Steve Nichols for doing an equally spectacular job of building it.
What did you use to color the solar panels? I have a trick up my sleeve when I get around to building this masterpiece.

history in miniature
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posted 03-27-2013 04:04 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, sorry for not responding earlier.

The solar panels are simply painted flat black with a coat of Tamiya pearl clear to give it a bit of sparkle.

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posted 06-04-2013 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A beautifully painted bust of John Glenn (STS-95) painted by Steve Nichols


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