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GACspaceguy
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posted 12-02-2015 04:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A while back we picked up the booster stage of a Titan IVB in 1/48 scale. It turns out it was a Proach model. I decided to build the payload like that which launched Cassini.

Found the right diameter tube as a clear section. That was when I thought that I would once again solicit Michael Key's 3D talents and create a nose cone and the spacecraft itself. I managed to build the lower adapter and below is the final results that the long weekend afforded me to complete.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-02-2015 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice, great item Fred!!!

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posted 12-02-2015 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!

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posted 12-02-2015 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful Fred! And Cassini was a grand mission. Terrific addition.

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-02-2015 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks all. I must say that the planetary missions blow my mind.

I sometimes let my mind wander to a place that has me hypothetically explaining a mission such as those to someone in the 19th century. Would they even believe it could happen and how would it rock their world. It makes me appreciate the times we live in and the sense of exploration that lives within the human spirit.

I sent these pics to Michael Key and he coined a new phrase for the Karst-onian; the model has taken its place in the "Main Hall"

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posted 12-03-2015 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Fred! It all came together beautifully, and I was glad to help out. It gives me great satisfaction to use 3D printing to produce parts that bring models back to life- this is a great example. For those who haven't visited the Karst-onian, Fred's office, while having some beautiful pieces in it, houses many "in progress" models and projects. I was glad to help move this one from the office/hangar out into the "Main Hall!"

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-28-2015 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the latest addition, 1/72 Kepler space telescope.

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posted 12-28-2015 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skythings   Click Here to Email Skythings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As you know you have an amazing display. Thank you for once again making the rest of us feel so very inadequate.

I have enjoyed all of your space collection (amazing) but I also noticed you have quite the collection of Canadian aircraft displayed on your top shelf.

  • Bombardier Global Express by Space Models
  • Snowbird Canadair Tudor
  • Lockheed CP-140 Aurora Canadian maritime patrol aircraft.
  • Canadair CL-600 original prototype livery by Space Models
  • Canadair CL-215 water bomber
Besides being a junior space collector, I also collect Canadian aviation models. This is my Canadian aviation collection.

Let me know if your ever interested in re-homing the Tudor or the CL-600 model.

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-28-2015 05:56 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 Skythings:
I also noticed you have quite the collection of Canadian aircraft displayed on your top shelf.
That would be because I was born Canadian and started my Aviation Engineering career at Canadair in 1979 as a gradate engineer. I have worked on all those aircraft types and most in Repair and Overhaul as well as spares manufacture.

Except the CL600 as I started working an ship number two as a Liaison Engineer and the model I have displayed are the colors of that specific aircraft.

You will see, there is a C5, the slates, and MLG doors were built at Canadair, T38 horz stab was built as well, the F104 and the F5 were built under contract at Canadair and I worked in overhaul for those. The EF111 tail was built at Canadair under contract from Grumman and I supported the build with Engineering for any discrepancies.

There is no Global there though as I had left well before then. At each end is a Gulfstream a G450 at one end and a G550 at the other.

I do have another CL600 by Space Models but it is in the green stripe color that TAG used (serial number 007). Would trade for a CF104 or a CF5 model in a heart beat.

Great website you have there. Just starting to watch the video on Canadair, it must have been done the same time I was there as it all looks so familiar. Thanks!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 01-26-2016 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael Key has hit us another home run.

Jackie and I attended the EFT-1 launch and when I saw the model Michael had posted here on cS I finally had him make one for us. It actually came about as a result of the delivery and visit he had with us for the 1/24 scale CSM/LES posted earlier. We traded for it, the best way that collectors "buy" items.

I have it displayed with the 1/72 full stack shuttle and the Dragon Apollo 9 as well just to put it all in perspective. I plan on adding a 1/72 Apollo 13 Corvette die cast model that I bought on eBay just to give people the feel of size and something they can relate to.

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posted 01-26-2016 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!!!

keymichael1855
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posted 01-31-2016 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the nice words Fred- it looks great in your Kollection! I think it's neat to see how much larger it is when compared to Apollo, and having it next to Dragon's Apollo 9 conveys that well. And it was great trading items, as now I'm getting to enjoy some items in my collection that started out in yours. Looking forward to adding some more items to your display cases in the future!

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-03-2016 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am on a road trip!! Friday night start and a Saturday completion, I am heading to Hunstville to pick up a 1/10 scale S-IVB!!

It stands six feet tall and is four feet in diameter at the base. And while I do not have a 1/10 scale Supper Guppy to transport it, I have built a special shipping container.

I will give you updates upon the return and yes, we have a place to put it (see below).

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posted 03-03-2016 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awsome scale !!

Gilbert
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posted 03-03-2016 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome, Fred.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-03-2016 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope we can meet up to check out your model and maybe eat some free pizza and beer. Oh, wait, we did that last week.

Safe travels.

history in miniature
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posted 03-04-2016 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred that's awesome, got enough kerosene for it?

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-07-2016 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/10 scale S-IVB is here in Georgia! The trip to get it started at 3:30 p.m. after getting away early from work. Arrived in the Huntsville area around 11 p.m. (10 p.m. local in the next time zone).

Picked up the model on Saturday morning and went over to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to survey the site for the GII Shuttle Training Aircraft that is going there, plus the a quick museum visit. Headed home and arrived at 10 p.m., 1,000 miles in 32 hours.

The model took the trip very well and is now in the garage ready for clean up and restoration — as much as needed without loosing that aged look that old models should maintain (well my opinion anyway). More to come.

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posted 03-07-2016 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at the pics I see a big X-3, is that a contrator model? Scale? Very cool!!

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-08-2016 05:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is not a contractor model. It is 1/32 scale and is signed by Chuck Yeager.

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posted 03-12-2016 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!!! Great model Fred! I can't wait to see this on display in the Karst-onian. I think a Springtime visit may be in order to see this in person.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-13-2016 05:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Model cleaned up really nice. I plan on leaving it as is and not touching up the paint as it gives it character.

I would hold off on that visit until we get the back patio door replaced with one where both sides opens.

Yep, no matter how we work it, base removed and it still lacks a few inches in getting it in the house.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-20-2016 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently picked up another model part from Michael Key. We had a Topping Gemini and arch but no service module. Michael put together the CAD and then finished up the surface finish as well. Painted the aft end gold so that there would be no mistaking it for an original and now we have a Gemini VI/VII display.

GACspaceguy
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I finally finished one of my long term projects (from 2014, see the Jan. 3, 2014 post on this thread) — a 1/48 scale Shuttle C version of a proposed unmanned cargo carrier. It goes as the companion for the 1/48 scale contractor model we have already and I kept the detail to that level and my skills.

In the first photo you can see the way it arrived, pretty beat up ET. The second photo is the model structure made from PVC pipe and large plastic Christmas ornaments for the nose cone and repair for the ET. The final shots are the completed model.

One interesting aspect of the model is the decal for the umbilical connections in the boat tail area. That is an actual photo of Atlantis' umbilical that I took a few weeks ago when we were at KSC, turned it into a decal.

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posted 03-22-2016 05:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work Fred and Jackie!

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posted 03-22-2016 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is awesome!! Always loved the Shuttle-C idea!

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-26-2016 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While not perfect there are some models made out there that go well together in 1/72 scale. Makes a good Mercury, Gemini and Apollo display.

GACspaceguy
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While not a big collector of items outside the USA program, when we had a chance to pick up a Proton model we did.

The model we bought was just the base and core unit. Michael Key did his magic and completed it for us. We have it displayed with a Russian high altitude helmet.

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posted 03-28-2016 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's the story on that Valkyrie model Fred? Is that a Westway? Nice stuff!

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It was an eBay purchase from a fellow who posts a lot of large scale models. I have the X-15 1/15 scale and the 1/50 SCA from him as well (look back on this thread for pics of both).

He also sells the 1/48 full shuttle stack on eBay as well. Send me an e-mail and I will send his e-mail address to you if you want to discuss his builds.

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Well, we have had the contactor over to look at replacing the single opening patio door with a double so we can get the SIV-B model in the house. Meanwhile I ordered Lexan for the replacement of the existing broken clear section. Fitted the new section and transferred the detail parts as well.

I have the graphic I need for the Douglas emblem as well as the other markings. I am not planning to cover the lower section.

Michael Key is working on the ullage engine replacements and the engines for the APS rebuild (see this thread). Hoping the SIV-B lands in the front room soon.

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posted 04-02-2016 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't imagine a better reason for installing french patio doors. Now your 'display' size limitations/restrictions have been expanded!

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posted 04-16-2016 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fbullington   Click Here to Email fbullington     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a fantastic collection!! So many great things.

GACspaceguy
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They came and replaced the door today. With that, the final journey of the 1:10 scale SIV-B has completed.

With the help of the ePlastics folks, I have replaced the clear Lucite cover sheets. Also, once again Michael Key has produced some great 3D parts and so far the replacement ullage engines and the engines for the Auxiliary Propulsion System and right now is working on the ullage covers.

For now, I am just very happy it is inside the Karst-onian Kollection.

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Fred, do you know Dave Gianakos? He's one of if not the best model maker I know and he's helping restore the LM at NASM, DC. He recently made the flag holder for the LM. I haven't asked yet how much for one, but I thought of you when I saw this.

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Congrats on a superb clean up of an impressive scale model!

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This is a stunning piece Fred!!! I was glad to provide a few missing pieces for you. It's very gratifying for me to bring these older models back to life with some replacement pieces, including the Gemini and Proton Rocket above.

I can't wait to visit the Karst-onian again so that I can see this SIV-B in person!!!

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posted 05-27-2016 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today, I received from Scott a Marshall Space Flight Center solid rocket booster and external tank combination. Without the vintage shuttle to go with it I did the best I could and attached another shuttle we had on display. Jon McBride signed (Discovery, yep it should be the Columbia and I hope to get one installed one day).

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posted 06-19-2016 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has been a big space week for me. While Jackie was doing VBS at the church all week, I went to the Delta Heavy launch last Saturday and then stayed over to go to the "Then and Now" CCAFS tour on Sunday as I had picked up an annual pass so it made the price right.

There at the Complex 26 block house store they had a Falcon 9 model kit still, so I picked it up. I bought a set of 3D printed extras for the kit, the landing legs and upper spoilers and I finished it up today.

It became even better as I had thought about staying for the SpaceX launch but when it went to Wednesday I came home. But, Tuesday I decided I had to go the launch and back I went. In both cases I went to the LC-39 gantry viewing and it was amazing, so much so I am going back to the Atlas V launch.

Below is the model and my photo of the launch, just a quick pic on my iPhone as I do not watch a launch through a viewfinder of the phone.

By the way, yesterday was an Ariane 5 (viewed online), so it was Delta IV Heavy, Falcon 9, Soyuz return, Ariane 5, Blue Origin today, and next Friday Atlas V within two weeks time, TELL ME THERE IS NO SPACEFLIGHT these days, HA!!

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Very cool! My brother and his family were there for the original scheduled launch date of the Delta IV Heavy, but when it was postponed, they couldn't make it back for the rescheduled launch date. They were, however, able to make it to the SpaceX launch you were at, and his description of it was fantastic! Living in Minnesota, I envy those of you with easier access to launches. I certainly hope to get down there someday for one. Maybe once manned space flight returns to the Cape! That would be awesome to see!


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