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GACspaceguy
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posted 04-23-2019 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I think I have found the next "Rocket Garden" project for the Karst-onian. Check this out:

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-26-2019 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy model arrived at the Karst-onian today. Nice model for a contractor type. It comes with the fairing and Dragon payload. Interestingly the Dragon with this model has two fins in the FH model and four in the single Falcon 9 model.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-27-2019 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our astronaut friend here has done many an "Earthly" EVA. Ring bearer at our wedding, candy bucket holder at "trunk or treat," greeter for a space themed church event, guitar stand and now for VBS, toilet usher.

A very important task for any long duration mission.

Gilbert
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posted 05-28-2019 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Multi-talented is the word.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-21-2019 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A fellow engineer sent me a photo of a lamp that he said "looked space like." I thought it was spacey as well. A trip to Lowes and an Amazon order for the light assembly as well as the flicker light bulbs and here we have a new reading/night launch light.

The CSM/LM is an old metal model I had received in an auction.

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posted 06-21-2019 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Idea!!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-17-2019 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Next week I will turn 62 (I am okay with that as those with the most birthdays live the longest). My two granddaughters, with help from their mom, presented me with a built Lego Saturn V as an early birthday gift and a 50th landing celebration.

Here is the display in the Karst-onian!

Gilbert
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posted 08-19-2019 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Time for another visit!

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-23-2019 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We had an opportunity to pick up a different type of space memorabilia, a pinball machine from the 70's called "Skylab." Interestingly it was released May 14, 1974 a year to the date of the actual OWS launch.

I worked in a pinball arcade in the summer after my second year. I had three jobs that summer and the arcade was one of my night shift jobs after my day job. I remember this machine therefore it has a double interest to me (the reason for three jobs was to be able to get enough money to go back to school so I could continue my aerospace engineering career).

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-02-2020 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like I have started a new Kollection category here at the Karstonian. Under the thought "ask and you shall receive," one pinball machine is now two. One fellow knew the other fellow and now there are two space themed pinball machines.

This Space Mission machine is a 1976 vintage as well and has a few miles on it but still plays okay. This could use up a lot of real estate if it gets out of hand, but with a Space Station, Space Shuttle and other pins looming out there it may be time to stop looking.

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posted 01-02-2020 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fun stuff!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-11-2020 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We added a new outdoor space feature, a ride-on space shuttle we obtained for $1 some time back on eBay (pick up only). The grandkids wanted a rocket to ride, so Jackie cleaned it up and installed it today (for those up north that green stuff around it is grass and not snow).

Larry McGlynn
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posted 02-11-2020 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like the green stuff we have up here in New England. 40F and raining.

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-11-2020 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess I should have said Great White North then.

With it being a two seater, we may add a Columbia name sticker to it in honor of the first crew.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-22-2020 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our AutoCult Astro Van arrived this week. I had a dilemma on if I wanted to remove it from the package but as I bought it for display, out it came.

It now resides at the base of the 1/48 scale Saturn V. While the Astro Van is 1/43, I do not expect that most folks will notice or pull out a tape measure to check.

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-09-2020 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Micheal Key has once again revived a couple of faded models. Starting with two Topping models of just the SRBs and then adding some homemade and model kit parts.

Throw in some 3D printed payloads and you have the USAF early spaceflight potentials: the MOL and Dyna Soar in 1/100 scale.

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posted 04-27-2020 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always a pleasure to restore these old contractor models to new display pieces for you Fred. Looks great by the front door!!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-28-2020 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a picture of this on the internet and thought I could create the same thing. So added to my office Karst-onian branch is a Steampunk Lunar Lander.

Gilbert
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posted 06-02-2020 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spectacular!

GACspaceguy
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With all the work NASA is dong in and out for the VAB, it was time for us to do the same. After years in the Georgia sun, heat and humidity, the wooden walls of our VAB/pump house, were rotting from the inside out.

It was taken down to the frame and rebuilt with "hardy board" concrete type siding and a fresh coat of paint. The flag and meatball were added this time. They are decals and we do not expect them to last more than a year or so but it is cool looking for now.

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How cool is that? I want one!

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Looks great! Now you need a scale model Crawler-Transporter.

GACspaceguy
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posted 07-04-2020 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Truth be told, I do have the whole Shuttle stack. Little hard to see in the shadows but there is a crawler there and then we have the MLP as well as a Shuttle full stack all in 1/100 scale which is the same scale as the VAB. I built it with the intent to display it it alongside the VAB but could never bring myself to leave it outside with the VAB.

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posted 07-12-2020 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael Key has added to our Kollection once again. We have decided now that new vehicles are flying, or about to fly, it was time to update some model displays.

Below is an addition that covers the past and future, the 1/12 scale SSME/RS-25. It is a 3D printed model and is very clean and well done. Displayed by the F-1 engine in the same material and scale. The NASCAR figure is for scale only.

Continuing the additions from Michael is a 1/24 scale Crew Dragon. It started as a white 3D printed model and Michael made it a fantastic detailed model. It is on display with other SpaceX models as well as the zero G indicators that have been used thus far.

Finally the addition of the 1/48 scale Crew Dragon vehicle on display with the other 1/48 scale vehicles. Thanks again Michael!

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posted 07-14-2020 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, those look great at home in the Karst-onian! Always a pleasure to build things for you!

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Another example of Michael's exemplary work!! Congratulations on your new acquisition!

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-01-2020 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Picked up a 1/48 scale Dragon/Falcon 9 3D build from eBay. I had to wait two months for the build, but it was well worth it. It adds to the 1/48 scale models of earlier human-rated vehicles.

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posted 10-01-2020 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred this whole page is magnificent. Well done!

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-01-2020 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Gary. We need to have this COVID end so we can do another Southeastern Space Geek meeting.

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posted 10-01-2020 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely!

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posted 10-01-2020 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I’ve got to ask...

Does the Karstonian Air & Space Museum have a gift shop? 😂

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-01-2020 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We don't sell anything but we have gifted items so I would say yes.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-02-2020 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have been watching Steve create the SpaceX Demo-2 diorama, well it has arrived at its final display position.

It is next to the Apollo splashdown in 1/48 that Steve did for us a few years back. With similar scales you truly get a feel for the size differences.

While the Demo-2 is very impressive in the photos it is nothing compared to the beauty in reality. Thanks Steve for making my thoughts come to being.

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posted 10-02-2020 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceDust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like your cabinets in the photo above. Would you care to share where you got them?

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-03-2020 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you. The curios are made by the Philip Reinisch Company. Unfortunately, the last time I saw these for sale was 10+ years ago.

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This is my official RSVP for the Southeastern Space Geek meeting! Just give me the date and I'll be there!

Oh, and Jimmy's commute will be a lot shorter now.

I hope you all are doing well.

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quote:
Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
The curios are made by the Philip Reinisch Company.
Thanks for the reply and info. I just think their very nice looking. Been looking for a display cabinet for years and just haven't found anything I like. Again, I really like yours.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-03-2020 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. The curio display in out front room is a grouping of individual sections. In the original purchase we bought four of them, two curve out and two curve in. We then bought three more later and they are all the curve out as they hold more items. The curve in and out effect is nice but I would rather have the space (pun intended).

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posted 10-04-2020 05:18 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, thanks for allowing me to be a part of the Karstonian!

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posted 10-15-2020 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Steve. I just realized you have been in the Karst-onian for over ten years now. We picked up the Shuttle Launch pad complex from you back in 2008!


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