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Norman.King
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posted 10-01-2010 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having found collectSPACE at the beginning of this year I soon realised that my life-long wish to have my own small space museum could be realised and thought it was time to share with the cS community its progress so far.

A special thank you to Steve (History in Miniature) and Pascal (Apolloprojeckt) for building these spectacular models for me and to Glenn (Realspace) and Tomas (NewWare) for making many of these great kits.

RealSpace 1/48 CSM with Custom Half Moon Base (Steve Nichols)

Monogram 1/48 LM / NewWare Conversion with Custom Lunar Base (Steve Nichols)

Norman.King
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posted 10-01-2010 07:47 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 Vostok 1 & Eastern Express 1/144 R7 (Steve Nichols)

RealSpace 1/144 Redstone and Atlas (Pascal Hecker) with Revell 1/48 Mercury/RealSpace Conversion and Reheat 120mm John Glenn (Steve Nichols)

RealSpace 1/144 Gemini Titan (Pascal Hecker)with Revell 1/48 Gemini, Astronaut & RealSpace Agena (Steve Nichols)


garymilgrom
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posted 10-01-2010 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful models. I really like your Mercury collection. If this is a homage to the builders here's Steve's 1/24 spacewalking Ed White on a Nick Proach Gemini capsule to recreate the GT-4 EVA. I really love the reflection Steve painted into the visor.

GT4_2

Tykeanaut
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posted 10-01-2010 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They really are fantastic quality!

Gilbert
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posted 10-01-2010 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norman, you have assembled an excellent museum.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 10-01-2010 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks !!

Obviousman
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posted 10-01-2010 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding! If I could be half as good, I'd be a very happy man.

Philip
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posted 10-02-2010 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cosmonauts with the Soyuz capsule is the best model in my opinion. Great work amd a very nice collection!

Kite
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posted 10-02-2010 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does the Monogram lunar module ascent stage seperate? It looks outstanding.

Norman.King
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posted 10-02-2010 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary, that's a lovely Gemini and Ed figure. I have a 1/48 Gemini Steve's currently working on that will go alongside Pascal's Titan.

Kite, the LM Ascent stage does separate and the top of the Decent stage is fully detailed as is the underside of the Ascent stage.

Kite
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posted 10-02-2010 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Norman.King:
Kite, the LM Ascent stage does separate and the top of the Decent stage is fully detailed as is the underside of the Ascent stage.
Thanks. That makes it even more outstanding.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-10-2010 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Below are a couple of photos of our new addition done by Steve Nichols. We proudly display it along with a lucite from done by Jerry as well as a CSM completed by my wife.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 10-10-2010 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have a wife that makes space models...!!!!!!!

Sue, come and take a look at this!

garymilgrom
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posted 10-10-2010 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the recovery diorama? That looks gorgeous!

Norman.King
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posted 10-10-2010 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You too have a nice collection and your wife's done a superb job of building that CSM.

Tykeanaut
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posted 10-10-2010 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that the recent Revell 1:32 CSM kit? I have one, but haven't got round to it yet.

moorouge
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posted 10-10-2010 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great models but how is White going to get back into Gemini 4 with the hatch shut?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 10-10-2010 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice build Steve!

And Fred, already on search for a new big glass display?

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-10-2010 04:40 PM     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 garymilgrom:
What is the recovery diorama? That looks gorgeous!
Yes the diorama is our latest from Steve and it goes really well with Jerry's splashdown lucite of Apollo 11. It is 1/32 scale to accompany the 1/32 CSM (that is the Revell/Monogram kit with modifications, my wife foiled the CM).

Pascal, yes we have a total of 10 display cases and they are getting full. But there is always room for one more of yours, what you working on.

history in miniature
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posted 10-11-2010 05:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred your museum, I mean your house is astounding. Thanks everyone for the kind words and interest in Pascal's and my work.

Norman.King
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posted 10-11-2010 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred you’re a lucky man. A wife who not only builds models but allows your collection to spread into the living room. (mine collection is confined to my office)

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-11-2010 12:13 PM     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 Norman.King:
Fred you’re a lucky man. A wife who not only builds models but allows your collection to spread into the living room. ...

Living room, dinning room, entrance hall, kitchen, bedrooms, bonus room, bathroom, outside, it's everywhere. You should see the 1/48 scale Saturn 1B that she has in work. And yes I am a very blessed man!

Norman.King
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posted 11-29-2010 08:28 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 Voskhod 2 & Eastern Express 1/144 R7 with RealSpace Voskhod Conversion (Steve Nichols)

NewWare 1/144 Salyut 1/Soyuz 11 (Steve Nichols)


apolloprojeckt
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posted 11-29-2010 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice model Norman, nice work of Steve, as always.

Jake
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posted 11-29-2010 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice...

------------------
Jake Schultz - curator,
Newport Way Air Museum (OK, it's just my home)

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-29-2010 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great build, wonderful combo!

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-19-2010 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Below is our latest addition from Steve Nichols. It is a 1/48 scale Sea King in ol' 66 livery. The pictures do not do it justice as the detail is amazing and the lines are very crisp.

The final display is paired up with a display produced by Jerry Czubinski containing a section of Apollo heat shield as well as a signed photo of ol' 66 picking up Apollo 10 signed by Recovery Pilot: CDR Chuck B. Smiley.

Next to the helo is a 1/48 scale Apollo Revell model for scale (it is a work in progress).

Obviousman
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posted 12-20-2010 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great! With the pending retirement of our Sea Kings, we always say:

Fear God, but honour the King!

garymilgrom
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posted 12-20-2010 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice helo Fred (er Steve), and a very impressive "missile row" in the same cabinet. Beautiful items.

Norman.King
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posted 12-20-2010 07:57 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 Soyuz (Steve Nichols) and RealSpace 1/144 Soyuz R7 (Pascal Hecker)

NewWare 1/48 Dust Down (Steve Nichols)


apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-20-2010 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen that model on the workbench. Great model Steve! What a huge nice collection you have Fred.

history in miniature
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posted 12-20-2010 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to thank all of the collectors out there for giving me a chance to pursue my passion for modeling and preserving our space related achievements in history.

Norman.King
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posted 04-07-2011 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the latest addition to my growing collection.

RealSpace 1/144 Soviet N-1 Moon Rocket

I wanted to display the model horizontally so I made some support stands from brass. The clear Perspex base allows the model to be viewed from underneath because it sits high in the cabinet as shown below.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 04-07-2011 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norman, great model you have build, very nice end result...

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posted 04-11-2011 05:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! That is outstanding!

Norman.King
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posted 04-17-2011 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your kind comments. Here are two more additions.

Reheat 120mm Soviet Lunar Cosmonaut with Extensive Modifications (Steve Nichols)

Norman.King
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posted 06-07-2011 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The latest addition to the King Museum, a brilliant 1/24 scratch built post-flight Vostok 1 as it is now in the Korolyov Museum.

The model was built by Steve Nichols and compliments my Code 3 American capsules perfectly.

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posted 06-07-2011 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice model what Steve has build. Let we not forget people, Mr. King has make the capsule carrier by himself!

Jay Chladek
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posted 06-08-2011 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talk about "having a ball"?

Impressive collection there and knowing there are modelers willing to put that much work into stuff for you is equally cool.

history in miniature
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posted 06-12-2011 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norman, I'd like to thank you for the inspiration, your idea, and opportunity to build this post re-entry Vostok.


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