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apolloprojeckt
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posted 10-17-2020 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
You have been watching Steve create the SpaceX Demo-2 diorama, well it has arrived at its final display position.
Great display from Steve. Fred, do you have some room over now? Or will it be building new section to the house.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-17-2020 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is always a way to find space for space. We did pick up the Bigelow model at the last RR Auction and it is big.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-06-2021 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our latest acquisition is another Michael Key build. A full size CSM/LM RCS 3D print build.

SpaceAholic
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posted 03-06-2021 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice model; there were a number of different variants of the R4D (the engine was utilized during and subsequent to Project Apollo for other applications). The design of even the CM and LM R4D's were not identical because they burned different fuels (Aerozine 50 vs Monomethyl Hydrazine).

In the case of the Service Module at least (and I think this was also true of the LM) the barrel style connectors in the model were not part of the Apollo flight configuration. Instead within the SM doghouse the two pairs of #20 gauge solenoid and heater leads from each engine were passed and effectively hard wired to a terminal block that then interfaced to the CM mounted RCS Control box.

The connectors depicted on your model may have been associated with other applications for this engine and/or developmental testing.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-07-2021 05:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info. I really enjoy learning new details I have never known before about these types of items, thanks for the schooling.

By the way, where can I get a real one and how much.

garymilgrom
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posted 03-07-2021 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful item and lovely display Fred. Nice.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-07-2021 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I rarely ever agree with Gary, but in this instance I do, that's a fantastic model Fred.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-07-2021 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The real R4D engines show up at auction occasionally and Scott may even have one kicking around, but they are expensive. They have been selling for between $30,000 and $50,000 when they hit Bonhams or Heritage.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-08-2021 05:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for your kind words and while I have the display in my possession the complements need to be directed to Michael as the creator.

Over the years I have been blessed in meeting and working with talented artisans in our genre. Carlos, Steve, Pascal, Joel, Chris and of course Michael thank you all for adding depth to the Kollection here in the backwoods of Guyton.

Also, thank you Larry, it looks like this model has a home for life as those $$ numbers are way outside my comfort zone.

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-02-2021 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up a Bigelow Space Station model from RR Auction last October, but it was missing solar panels and one Orion capsule. Working with Michael Key we now have the full up version with a current Orion version model and an added Dragon. You can see where we started and where we ended up.

denali414
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posted 11-05-2021 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may want to put some of these ULA rockets on wish list...

(via United Launch Alliance on Twitter, from the 2021 Space Symposium in August)

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-05-2021 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! I believe I have a space to put those but it is defiantly a "wish."

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 11-06-2021 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know Fred, you've always found a way to make your wishes come true so...

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-28-2021 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I managed to pick up an item I have wanted for some time: a replica Apollo penlight flashlight. I managed to get it inside the display of Apollo CSM items.

garymilgrom
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posted 12-28-2021 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice addition Fred. Happy Holidays!

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-19-2022 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found a diecast bus in the same vintage, year and color of the NASA Tours in the late 1960's era. I added some placards and placed with the 1/48 scale items as the bus is 1/43 scale (the scales are close enough for me).

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 01-19-2022 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice additions Fred but it's looking like maybe it's time for another Karst-onian expansion.

Any new buildings/additions planned? I have a hammer and will travel.

garymilgrom
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posted 01-19-2022 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done on your bus find — incredible how much detail you have in your collection. Now why was I writing ... oh yes I have bus placards from the shuttle era that may be useful.

thisismills
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posted 01-20-2022 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice bus! Thanks for sharing.

For anyone who wants to have/make one here is what to search for:

IXO-Models GMC New Look Fishbowl 1969 Scale 1/43

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-20-2022 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joel and the rest of the Southeast Space Geeks, it is time for a road trip to the Karst-onian. You can then see for yourself the expansion as was your suggestion at the last we got together here.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-07-2022 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We picked up an item on the RR Auction space sale. I have wanted a flown Canadian flag and this display is more than I could ask for. It is a flown Canadian flag, a flown mission patch, a Chris Calle original and a crew signed presentation placard to The People of Ontario (my birth province and the place I call home town).

It all adds up to a great display and addition to the Kollection.


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