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apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-07-2014 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Fred.

I have also that pieces hardware Equipment (GSE), a desiccator, only my LM and Apollo SM CM are still waiting on a renovation.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-07-2014 07:15 AM     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 Retro Rocket:
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.
Understand the detail driving the price up. That is what I love about this model, it has contractor model detail, very little and that keeps it in the price range where I feel good to spend on it.

Retro Rocket
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posted 08-07-2014 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good deal? Great deal! One of Gene's sold at Bonham's for $7k!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-29-2014 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have added another fine contractors model to the Kollection. It is the AMU by LTV. It is about a 1/6 scale and the detail is typical for this type of model. (Not the detail of the model Pascal built for Robert).

This is the model that Mach9 posted about here.

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posted 08-29-2014 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perfect! A fine/fitting addition.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 08-30-2014 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another great addition Fred.

I may be in Savannah later this month, count on getting a visitor.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-30-2014 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Joel. I can show you our Mercury Capsule desk lamp too! (Just finished it).

Retro Rocket
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posted 08-30-2014 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like you have one of the X-43A models I built for NASA, I cast them in white, painted them black then hand drilled the panel holes.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-30-2014 02:32 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 Retro Rocket:
It looks like you have one of the X-43A models I built for NASA
Yes, I bought it directly from you a few years ago.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-13-2014 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few weeks ago, I was spending some time with our top structural/composite engineer and we started talking about our 30-year employment together. In that I mentioned that I had planned on being at Gulfstream for a few years, then onto NASA, and that life consumed that plan. It was then when he said that was were he started his engineering career in Huntsville on Skylab!

He worked the orbital tracks in the last few years in the control room at Marshall Space Flight Center with the team that was trying to keep Skylab alive waiting on the shuttle and the opportunity to boost the orbit of Skylab. How amazing it was to me that in the 30 years we have interacted we had never had this conversation before.

He described in great detail on how the communicated with the Skylab and how they were able to get it orientated such that the solar panels could pick up some energy at the same time minimizing the the drag on the vehicle. He also went on to talk about the day that they knew Skylab was coming in, as he was right there in the control room through it all. It was fantastic!

With that, I took him on a virtual tour of the Karst-oinian Kollection. He then offered, and I accepted his badge from that time frame, as well as the section of test panel for Skylab's solar panel that is pictured below. It is now on display in the Skylab curio right beside the 1/48 flight version Carlos Santos scratch built for us and just above the MSFC Skylab model. (Hey, it could have been the one they had in the control room that day, who knows.)

I am still amazed that it took 30 years to have that conversation but so very grateful that we have this piece of Skylab history in the Kollection!

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-09-2014 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In case anyone was wondering, yes the Kollection spills over to the office. I have given a number of tours in the work place. Most people enjoy the shuttle tile and the flown Cold Plate sample that was flown in Spacelab on Columbia. Below is the new addition, a holder for my iPhone that says it all.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-11-2014 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael Key's 3D printed lunar rock hammer arrived very well packaged and thus safe and sound. You would be a amazed on how some folks ship items, this was bulletproof. Pictures do this no justice at all, I am totally amazed at the ablity of those who do models out there, hats off to you all.

So I walked around and tried to figure out where can I display this wonderful creation. As I walked down the hall I saw it, Alan Bean's art "The Hammer and Feather." THAT WAS IT!!!! Two great pieces of art together, perfect. A little rearrangement and there it is. See the attached phots of the displays.

Jackie had a great addition though, anyone of know where to get a real Falcon feather?

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 10-11-2014 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great display idea!! Checkout a raptor rescue place for a feather maybe?

You have some nice stuff, by the way.

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posted 10-12-2014 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, I'm so glad that the hammer arrived safe and sound, and thanks for the nice words. It looks great, and I'm honored to have one of my pieces displayed alongside Alan Bean's beautiful painting. I'm glad to have another one of my printed models in your "Kollection." Thanks for the pics and for sharing!

(I have a lot of 3D printed items, but no Falcon feathers yet!)

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-28-2014 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I was away at NBAA in Orlando last week, Jackie completed and placed a new model in our display of the AMU. I am a blessed man.

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posted 10-28-2014 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool! You have a Neat collection!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 10-28-2014 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice done!!!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-28-2014 02:30 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 apolloprojeckt:
Very nice done!!!!

Thanks Pascal, coming from you that will please her tremendously.

The big struggle for me is the face plate. It is held in place with a small drop of water soluble glue. Jackie asked about painting it gold but I hate to cover up the face detail. So right now it is clear while I decide for sure.

At the NBAA conference there ere a number of plating suppliers and I spoke to them about gold plating such a small piece of plastic. No one wanted to touch it, so I guess the folks on your part of the world, Pascal, have a unique technique for model parts.

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-13-2014 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We picked up a very interesting model and have placed it in the living room for best viewing for us. It was the McDonnell Douglas concept of a fully fly-back shuttle. If you have been to the Atlantis display at Kennedy Space Center you will see it depicted on one of the screens in the pre-entry room showing the flight profile.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 11-14-2014 06:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice! Early concept of the shuttle, looks a kind on the virgin concept.

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-24-2014 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday, we watched the launch of Soyuz TMA-15M and with Olaf on board my wife felt that he belongs in the Kollection as well. While she was out today she found an Olaf and there he is sitting with the Soyuz we have on display!

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-08-2014 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While outside this past weekend building a fence, Jackie was putting up Christmas decorations. The glass astronaut and the space shuttle made the tree again this year.

What was really cool is what she did with the Hallmark space collection. It now adorns the top of the patio door surround just above the LM plaque display. Turn on the tree and it all lights up including the lift off announcement of Alan Shepard's Mercury flight.

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posted 12-08-2014 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tomy1   Click Here to Email Tomy1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary - great collection, especially the cases you are using. Do you have the name of the manufacturer of the cabinets you posted pictures of on 08-29-14 8:18 and 11-13-14 9:36? Thanks.

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-08-2014 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 8/29 case is three of the Ikea cases that have been discussed on other threads on cS. The other is a Philip Reinisch Lighthouse 8-Shelf Concave Bunching Curio Cabinet. That would be out of production now.

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posted 12-31-2014 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw this hand sanitizer dispenser (see the first photo) in our customer lounge area and to me it begged a modification only a spaceflight enthusiast would see.

A few days of vacation and re-purposing an old Revell kit I built when it was first released back in the 1970s and it has been transformed into a new space item for my desk.

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posted 12-31-2014 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks great. That is extremely creative.

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posted 12-31-2014 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done as usual Fred. Happy New Year.

GACspaceguy
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Happy New Year to all!

I put the astronaut on a lunar landscape left over from a LM model and added a little plaque to the display as well. The plaque reads:

ONE SMALL PUMP FOR (WO)MAN,
MAY STOP ONE GIANT EPIDEMIC FOR MANKIND

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-19-2015 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found some wooden wheels at Lowes and decided it was time to copy the build of the LRV demonstration on display in Huntsville at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. It really shows how the LRV folds well.

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posted 01-19-2015 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, that is great! I really want plans for that to make my own.

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posted 01-20-2015 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool little model Fred!

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Oh, that is great! I really want plans for that to make my own.

Build info and photos sent. If anyone else wants it launch me an e-mail.

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Beautiful and unique work Fred!

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posted 01-20-2015 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work Fred.

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I like it. A lot! Nice work.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-08-2015 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to give a shout out to Michael Key and his help with this project shown below.

I picked up a Hyatt CSM/LES/SLA model a while back but it did not have the tower or the nozzles for the LES. I contacted Michael and together we came up with the the idea to turn it into the model that is shown in the photo of the Apollo 10 crew.

Michael drafted up the the tower, nozzles and the SLA based on his model then had the parts produced in 3D resin. As an added bonus to me when he shipped he painted up the SLA and created a replica base for the project.

It sat for a while here at the house and finally this weekend I finished it up (with some painting tips from Michael as well). It turned out great and is now displayed with our 1/12 scale CSM and LM. There will be more to come as I have some other parts from Michael as well.

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posted 03-16-2015 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks awesome Fred! I was glad to provide the missing parts to bring that model back to life.

It's one of my favorites — I own a few of them! I had never seen the Hyatt displayed as it was in that photo, so it was cool to be able to replicate it for you.

If anyone ever needs any replacement parts for this model, please let me know as I have most of them produced. Thanks!

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-22-2015 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Donnis (Willis of Lunar Legacies) got us in contact with the fellow who had a LC-37/Saturn IB launch complex in his last auction. It needed some TLC, so when were at the EFT-1 launch we made the deal and brought it home.

I completed a clean up and repairs, as well as making a custom flame diverted for it. Looks like back in its day they looked into some extra power for the Saturn IB (maybe for a Earth rendezvous scenario using multiple Saturn IB/minuteman augmented launches?).

Also added are the era vehicles to show the scale, which is about 1/24.

In behind the launch pad you see a 1/50 scale SCA, a 1/48 MSFC Skylab model in original box and the day glow orange container is a shipping container for the actual airlock experiment that flew on Skylab that I picked up from the Principal Investigator for that experiment. We have been blessed greatly in our additions.

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posted 03-22-2015 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great!!! And big.

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WoW!!!!!


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