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GACspaceguy
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posted 07-31-2017 06:43 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 fredtrav:
You should have stopped by and said hello since you were on the road.
Fred, it was a Florida trip. I may be going to Huntsville in a few weeks though.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 08-01-2017 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let us know your schedule Fred. We may be able to catch you coming through Atlanta. We missed you at Fox Brothers.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-01-2017 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure, maybe we can get some folks going to Huntsville with me.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 08-01-2017 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm game, when you get your timeline nailed down let us know.

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posted 08-03-2017 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Depending on the date, I'm in.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-06-2017 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the opportunity to get some work done on the Little Joe II. We finished the body tube and set it up to ensure it was straight enough to display. Took it back down and worked the fins. They are attached but the bottoms need to be "blocked in."

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-16-2017 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Little Joe II yard art project is moving along. The fins are capped off and complete, the engine bells are installed (yes they are Stainless Steel buckets). Also the Launch Pad (display stand) is nearly complete. I am hoping to be finished in the next few weeks.

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posted 08-16-2017 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work Fred. I can't wait to see the finished model.

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posted 08-17-2017 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very impressive Fred, great job!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-17-2017 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve, that means a lot from an artist as yourself!

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posted 08-17-2017 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Fred! That one need a lot of paint.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-27-2017 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spent the day wrapping up the Little Joe II yard art. It now sits outside with other space related outdoor objects.

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posted 08-28-2017 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL. Do the neighbors get nervous when the see the big rocket?

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posted 08-28-2017 04:21 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 and Jackie beautiful, I bet the satellite images of your yard makes some folks take notice.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-06-2017 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today a real treat arrived, the "8" Ball created and framed by Michael Key, a real work of art. The back is made so that the ball can be moved by hand if desired.

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posted 10-09-2017 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

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posted 10-11-2017 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks right at home in the Karst-onian Fred! It was a bit of a challenge to build this one, but I was happy with how it came out. I like how it is close by to a relative (1:24 Apollo launch stack).

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posted 12-12-2017 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our latest addition of Calle art has arrived at the Karst-onian. Chris' "Last Man" and how appropriate with it being the dates of the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17 and the latest Presidential announcement of the Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1), mission to the moon.

The art is spectacular and impressive in the detail and representation of a wonderful achievement. Amazing is a word that comes to mind and it is being displayed with the works of his father Paul. We have the "First Step," the "Last Man," the first and last. Then the "Knights Amour" next to it, form Mercury to Apollo, the father to the son.

Chris, your dad would be proud.

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posted 12-14-2017 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful! Is that the original painting?

One of my favorite artists is Robert Longo and he's been doing these huge charcoal drawings and one is of the Mercury Seven. If you get a chance please check it out. He also has done the Earth, Moon and planets.

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posted 12-14-2017 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Is that the original painting?
I wish!! No it is a #9 Artist Proof though and spectacular.

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posted 12-22-2017 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have completed the Calle father and son display with the addition of the "Eagle's Ascent." I must say that the art certainly shows how, while separate, they are connected in spirit as father and son. It certainly appears that the untrained eye may not be able to separate the works as different individuals.

Chris, you have captured those two moments the "Last Man" and the "Eagle's Ascent" vibrantly. We are truly blessed to be able to add these to the Kollection.

I end this with a photo of Jackie, Myself, Paul and Chris taken at Spacefest 2009, a wonderful friendship launching point. Merry Christmas all.

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posted 12-25-2017 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was blessed by my Stepdaughter and she gave me a DSKY, Well not a real one nor full sized but about quarter scale, really cool.

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posted 01-03-2018 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As of 11 a.m., we have about an inch in the Karst-onian Rocket Garden here on Sand Hill. They expect 3 to 6"" of the stuff.

We certainly do not see this in the south very often!

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posted 01-04-2018 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This must be special for you.

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posted 01-28-2018 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As we will be trying to see the Falcon Heavy launch from the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, I thought it time to share the latest build for the Karst-onian Rocket Garden.

We have the space shuttle that was done by Tim Gagnon and the Little Joe II build from last year. We now are working on a 1/10 Dyna-Soar/Titan III.

I have made progress on the X-20 glider and the SRB nose cone pattern. The plan is to get 12-inch diameter concrete forming tubes and wrap them in aluminum sheet for the core and SRBs. It will be about 16 feet tall in the end.

Right now the X-20 in complete, apart from some leading edge contouring and flat black paint. The USAF roundels you see in the photo are still on their backing paper.

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Very nice!!!

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You know Fred, if you quit your day job these side projects would get completed much faster. Take if from me.

Nice work my friend.

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posted 01-29-2018 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It will look fantastic.

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posted 02-14-2018 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adding to our rocket engine contractor model collection, we now have a 1/10 scale model of a RL-10 the RL-10A-3 variation that was used on the second stage of the Saturn I.

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posted 02-14-2018 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice! I just noticed that big X-3 model. Scale? Contractor model?

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posted 02-15-2018 10:21 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, beautiful acquisition. Congratulations.

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X-3 model. Scale? Contractor model?
Nothing spectacular, 1/48 scale Toys & Models Corp. Oh, and signed by Chuck Yeager.

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posted 02-18-2018 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a quick update on the Dyna Soar Titian build. I did a fit check to get a feel of the display.

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It's gonna be super cool!

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posted 02-19-2018 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The plan was to splice the one section of tube from the cut sections but it turns out the tubes outside dimensions are not held to a very tight tolerance. Ordered another section today.

The Sonotubes will be used as an armature. They will be wrapped with aluminum sheet for the body tubes.

I will make nose cones buy forming cones and using stainless steel "garden ball" for the cap.

More to come.

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posted 02-24-2018 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have added the new Falcon 9 to our Kollection. You can see the flying model in the photo with added 3D fins and legs. The Falcon Heavy is a work in progress.

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posted 02-24-2018 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oli Braun at Buzz Space Models is making great Falcon models, his 1/48th is stunning. I'm building a 1/48th with the X-37B to go with the 1/8th X-37B that's almost done.

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posted 02-24-2018 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice, any photos?

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Of the 1/8th X-37B? Here's a couple.

The underside is completely tiled, the top still needs finishing like the hinges and decals, the nose is the tricky part. I use vinyl decal sheets for the black tiles which is easy for the simple surfaces, for the compound ones I came up with a simple trick to get the vinyl to lay down. The grey TPS uses my spray thru mesh technique to get a nice quilted texture.

And yes, my entire workspace is essentially that table.

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I'm building a 1/48th with the X-37B to go with the 1/8th X-37B that's almost done.
I love your X-37B! I need a buddy like you!


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