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GACspaceguy
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posted 04-19-2013 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found this model of the Hubble Telescope on eBay last week. It appears to be an engineering model of some sort as it has the various components marked on the exterior. Also the panels look like real solar panel material.

It did not come with a mounting system so I took a discarded stand for the Danbury Mint Apollo 13 display and modified it to look like the Canadarm deployment. Also relocated an actual flown Hubble insulation piece with it.

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posted 04-19-2013 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice Hubble Fred, good improvisation with that Danbury bracket and Canada arm. Your collection has grown, you will need an extension to your house soon.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-18-2013 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The photos below are of our new model by Pascal. It is one of the LM RCS models. It is a full scale replica set beside our 1/12 scale LM and CSM. It is a fantastic model and a great compliment to the collection.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-18-2013 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As an added detail, the one thing that you cannot see is the serial number on the label. Pascal used my name as the serial number just to give it that personal touch.

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 06-18-2013 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! A few of these pictures show a duplex electrical wall outlet in the background, nice reference of scale. BIG and impressive.

Nice work guys!!

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posted 06-19-2013 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome display Fred!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-04-2013 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the display of the LM Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for the LM Reaction Control System (RCS) thruster bell.

I figured the best place was alongside the RCS model we picked up from Pascal with the 1/12 scale LM and CSM.

Hard to take a good picture due to the furniture (I guess furniture is important in a living room) but I did want you to get a feel for the flow of the room.

This is a cool piece of GSE that I picked up from Scott so I also included a picture from him of the GSE in a real RCS engine bell.

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-24-2013 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We wish blessings to all our cS friends, both those we have met and those we have yet to meet.

We are hoping to add to the "Karst-onian Kollection" this year with a number of projects we have in work, a 1/144 SLS vehicle, a 1/48 scale Shuttle C refurbishment and a 1/20 scale Saturn V SIC first stage cutaway model.

It looks to be a year of growth for us and the various programs NASA is working toward, not to mention the commercial aspect. Real flying hardware is always a big plus in my book, keep the faith as this country still has a "Place for Space" in their hearts!

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posted 12-24-2013 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like your patch. In case I missed description of your patch earlier, what do the "57" and "62" represent? Thanks.

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-25-2013 06:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 57 is the launch year of Sputnik as well as my birth year (two beginnings as such), the 62 is John Glenn's launch year as well as Jackie's birth year (another two great beginnings).

All of the discussion on the new cS patch inspired me to finally come up with a patch design for our home collection. I did the concept and had Gary Milgrom help with the graphic artwork.

AB Emblem did the work (thanks to Kati Phelps) and it turned out great.

Here are the highlights of the design: The patch is oval in representation of the classic Gulfstream cabin windows (hey, they paid for the collection by paying me), the blue background is also a reflection of the classic Gulfstream company color.

The name Karst-onian came from our VP of Service Center Operations. While travelling together with other leadership members the subject came up about things people collect and he proclaimed that nobody had anything on the Karst-onian collection (a play on the Smithsonian, of course). Well the name just fit (he still keeps asking for royalties). The spelling of Kollection came from a post from cS member Jonathan Ward with reference to our "K"ollection.

The vehicles represent our favorite programs (just no room for the ISS) and as it would be, the STA right in the middle as my direct connection with NASA and manned spaceflight.

So there it is. I have waited to post until now as I did not want to take away the ongoing patch for cS discussions (which is brilliant in my opinion).

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-26-2013 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice idea from you both.

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posted 12-26-2013 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the clarification.

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-03-2014 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Attached are a few photos of our "in work" projects.

The first and I must say the one I have had sitting around far too long, is a semi scale SLS (1/144 scale). I had hoped that by now there would have been something on the commercial market but it does not appear to be the case, therefore this is the year I complete what was stated a year ago.

Second is a recent find. We picked up a damaged ET/SRB 1/48 scale model. As we already have a 1/48 shuttle stack I decided that this would make a good Shuttle C model so that is what we are working toward (the red nose cones are made from large Christmas ornaments we found in Hobby Lobby, just the correct contours).

Finally there is the 1/20 Saturn V first stage (S-IC) cutaway. We won this on eBay last year and had to drive to Cleveland and retrieve it. I worked the "boat tail" over the Christmas Holiday and need to refurbish the fuel/LOX attachment tubes, mount them together and display it. We have a spot in the dining room all ready for it.

That is my goal for this year. Very doable and have posted here so that I have the drive to complete them.

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posted 01-04-2014 02:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great items Fred! They need a good renovation.

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-04-2014 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Pascal, sure wish you lived next door as sure could use the inspiration (Oh and help!)

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posted 01-04-2014 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great find! Where on eBay was that listed? What's the big red car behind the model?

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-04-2014 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The model was in the "Astronaut and Space Travel" section of eBay.

The picture of the model in the garage is where I picked it up so it is not my place. However, the car is a Ferrari replica go-kart.

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Okay, that explains the other cars... I always check that section, though "I do filter it for "model" so I usually get about 300 results, and I check almost everyday, guess I missed that one.

I'm making a 1/50th shuttle and 747, almost everything is done. I made the 747/shuttle mounts in CAD so I can print the in steel. I haven't looked too close but how similar are the ET mounts compared to the 747's? I'll be selling the shuttle by itself, or with the full stack or with the 747 if you're interested. We built the aeroshell for the shuttle end but I wasn't part of that so I can't say it's dead on accurate, but the shuttle and 747 are both very good, originally built by one of the big companies.

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-27-2014 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Completed the first 2014 project and the 1/20 scale Saturn S-IC cutaway is on display in the dining room. Looks good to us, the only issue is we had to add a support to the swing out piece of it as it was somewhat unstable, otherwise and with three grandkids we did not want any issues.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone that may have any background on this model or one like it as it was an eBay win for me and the seller bought it from a guy in Florida and that is all I know of it.

Now we are onto the Shuttle C rebuild!

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posted 01-27-2014 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That look very nice Fred! You both did a nice renovation.

Is a low capacity rotating display a good idea in the corner, it turn around and can show each split side of the stage I.

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-27-2014 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The model is old and I got to the point where every time I touched it something fell off. We had hoped to allow it to pivot closed but the lower engine section was very unstable so we elected to fix it in place.

In person you can see the exterior, it is just very difficult to photograph.

The Kollection is open for all who care to drop by, however Pascal you have a long trip to get here.

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posted 01-27-2014 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing! Nice work.

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posted 01-27-2014 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! I love how you incorporated the cutaway model and poster into the display.

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posted 01-29-2014 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very, very nice, Fred!

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posted 01-29-2014 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent! As others have said the full cutaway and the art make this a great display.

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HOLY HYDROGEN* TANKS, GACMAN! What an impressive museum quality display! My only questions are... What are the museum hours? and... What mission markings are you planning to use when you build the rest of the vehicle?

(*Yes, I know kerosene was used as the fuel in the S-IC stage. But, "Holy kerosene" wouldn't have sounded right.)

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posted 01-29-2014 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Museum is open by request.

As far as markings for the rest; well, I really wanted to stabilize the S-IC but adding an inter-stage and part of the S-II up to the ceiling but that was too optimistic.

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posted 01-29-2014 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cold day in South GA. We have relocated our Tim Gagnon designed/painted shuttle to a more predominate place in on our property. It is the first thing you see as you enter our gate. I saw this view as I came back from road and thought I would share it.

I thought it was eery sight for this time in January with the Challenger accident anniversary date yesterday. We should never forget.

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posted 02-11-2014 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While working on the Shuttle C project I was looking at an old 1/96 Revell Saturn V. It was a cheap eBay buy but the first stage is painted wrong so I had decided to make an umbrella stand with the first two stages.

Sitting at my work desk I saw another eBay win, a shuttle with no paint, no engines and missing the left side cargo bay door. It was while I was looking at that my wife Jackie saw me and said that it would be cool to smash the two together (I am so blessed).

She also remembered one more eBay win, the NASA photo of a form of shuttle on a Saturn V. That was it the umbrella stand was out and the Shuttle/Saturn came to life. New project but a cool one in mt mind's eye.

Looks like for the Karst-onian Kollection, 2014 will be the year of possibilities of past as we look forward to the projects of future to come.

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posted 07-12-2014 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 767FO   Click Here to Email 767FO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up that same IKEA cabinet. They make a great lighting system that can be used in it. Putting the lights in it today, I'll post a pic after I've installed them.

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quote:
Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
...the Shuttle/Saturn came to life.
That is rare Fred, never seen a version shuttle-Saturn V, had NASA plans for this?

GACspaceguy
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posted 07-13-2014 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
767FO, very nice display! We are 4 hours from the IKEA in Atlanta and we plan to get back there soon so we will check that out.

Pascal, at the base of the photo in the posting there is a picture of what NASA had in mind. It was not the final shuttle but was a version placed on the Saturn V.

I am using what I have but for you the possibilities are endless....

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Thanks. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want more pics on how the wiring was done.

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posted 07-27-2014 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have added another model in the Kollection. It is a 1/15 scale X-15 and we added a signed photo from Scott Crossfield and a photo of Neil Armstrong both by this serial numbered aircraft.

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posted 07-27-2014 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Fred!!! What is that little orange rocket left from the 1/12 Apollo SM and CM?

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posted 07-27-2014 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, that is one of my favorite rockets. It is the rocket bird house my granddaughter, Hayden, painted for me.

It goes along with the Hello Kitty astronaut coloring book page she colored for me, that is on our refrigerator.

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quote:
Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
It goes along with the Hello Kitty astronaut coloring book page she colored for me, that is on our refrigerator.
Speaking of coloring books, I recently recovered this from my parent's storage shed.

GACspaceguy
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Those are great. We have one and some others like it for when the grandkids are a little older.

I can't wait for the day when the teacher calls home to their parents asking why they keep saying their Opa and Oma have an astronaut and two big rockets in their living room.

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posted 08-05-2014 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We picked up a great piece of LM history. It is a piece of Ground Support Equipment (GSE), a desiccator. This Grumman GSE would have been installed in the LM during ground shipping and servicing to reduce the humidity in the LM cabin. As pictured, it comes with a Grumman Aircraft KSC Quality Control tag dated Feb. 25, 1971.

I mounted the desiccator on a piece of aluminum honeycomb sandwich panel. The tag is placed between a UV protected Lexan and a foam core covered in gold Mylar. It was then placed inside the case with the LM. It looks great with the scale figures by Carlos, the RSC by Pascal and another GSE, the RSC ground plug from Scott.

Many cS'ers have had a part in developing this display, a great testimony to the cS community.

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posted 08-06-2014 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice X-15! That's one that came from one of Gene Young's molds. My friend in San Diego bought many molds and models at the Pomona Swap Meet a few years back after Gene passed away. A memorial website has been set-up.

The X-15 was one of Gene's favorites and he had one hanging on his wall in his office in Burbank. Everyone who knew him wanted that model, and surprisingly he never offered to build or sell more.

The model is in the same scale as mine but there's a huge difference in the amount of detail and accuracy, but that's why my models are expensive, each one takes forever in terms of man hours and calender time.

There's a few other interesting models from Gene's collection, one is the 1/40th YB-49, Gene told me it was molded from the wooden wind tunnel model and you can see pics of that on his site. A 1/32nd B-2 and B-52 are also available.

Keep checking Gene's site, if things work out, some of these may be resurrected and available.


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