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GACspaceguy
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posted 02-28-2011 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Below is one of our recent finds. It was purchased from a fellow in Huntsville who said it was a display model used in meetings at Marshall Space Flight Center during discussions on the Constellation program.

It appears to be the Orion 606 version with the solar panels in the launch configuration.

We have added it to our shelf of "Programs that never made it" models. Sadly this shelf is getting full.

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-28-2011 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One more model acquisition, actually two. Here are a couple of photos of some large models.

One is the Thor-Agena that we won at the Lunar Legacies auction last week and the other is a Delta-Relay.

I would love then to be our entrance way displays but the weather would take it's toll on them. We will be cleaning them up for a place inside the house instead.

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posted 02-28-2011 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Fred!!!! Over two years he has his own little museum...

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 02-28-2011 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, those are some nice models!

SpaceAholic
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posted 02-28-2011 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't recommend keeping those out there too long, else you may trigger an international incident upon the next overflight by a Russian imaging satellite as it reports a START treaty violation.

garymilgrom
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posted 02-28-2011 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice additions Fred. Soon you'll need a shed out back - so you have somewhere to sleep.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-21-2011 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We received our Apollo 9 Dragon model from Boggs Spacebooks for $65 including shipping.

It is a really nice model and I know some think a LM should have been part of the kit I am very pleased with the model as it is, especially the price point that it is at. I think anyone who passes this up will regret it down the road.

Take a look at it's new home. (Note: the RCS quads had not been installed yet in these photos.)

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posted 03-21-2011 06:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations, I think I see the Rocket Garden at KSC. Has always been my dream to put a Lunar Module in front of my house, perhaps in Italy say that I am a little crazy.

Also beautiful your collection.

You do dream us!

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-21-2011 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had a couple of questions off line about the moon clock in the latest photos. Here is some info on Amazon what it is and were you could pick one up.

xlsteve
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posted 03-21-2011 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
I would love then to be our entrance way displays but the weather would take it's toll on them. We will be cleaning them up for a place inside the house instead.
But it would add some fire power to you saying "you kids get off my lawn!"

Gilbert
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posted 03-21-2011 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, when are you going to host a Georgia geekfest at your house so we can all admire your personal collection and museum?

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posted 03-21-2011 02:33 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, you have acquired a beautiful display of spacecraft models over the years, here's to many more.

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posted 03-21-2011 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!

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posted 03-22-2011 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That house photo just screams "Space geek lives here!", but of course I step into my living room and have the same effect.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-08-2011 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We took some time yesterday and finished cleaning up the models we picked up from Donnis. They now have a home in our living room. We elected not to repaint them and just clean them and display them with the marks and bumps they have picked up over the years.

Obviousman
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posted 05-09-2011 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know, you must have the most understanding wife on the planet!

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posted 05-09-2011 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would hate to have to dust all that, truly pieces of history you are preserving.

Norman.King
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posted 05-09-2011 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have an amazing collection but I'm curious to know what one single item in your collection you'd keep if everything else had to go?

garymilgrom
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posted 05-09-2011 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norm that's easy to answer - the wife! Sorry Fred (and Mrs. Fred).

Gilbert
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posted 05-09-2011 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once again...Fred, when are you going to host a Georgia geekfest at your house so we can all admire your personal collection and museum?

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-09-2011 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary is right, Jackie is the keeper. With her I can start again.

The one item question is a tough one. It is like asking which one of your children you love the most. For that question it is not so much the item, but the memory that goes with it. So if you will please, afford me two.

As many of you know, my space buddy and wife of 20 years, Cheryl, died in a horse accident in 2007. Therefore it would be the Alan Bean "Helping Hands" print Cheryl and I picked up at the Cosmosphere two years earlier. Cheryl said that she fell in love with that print because of the friendship that Pete and Alan had and how that print depicted that helping friendship, this reminded her of our relationship. The full story of that print is a full page in itself.

Second is our lucite from Jerry Czubinski. It has a small piece of Apollo 15 temporary storage bag lunar dust sample. When Jackie and I were dating I told her if I could I would give her the moon. However, since I could not do that I could give her a piece of it and then handed her the lucite. We were married a month later.

Jackie and Cheryl were best friends. Jackie was with Cheryl that day she died, Cheryl died in Jackie's arms. Take a look at the website Jackie put together about their friendship.

As far as Georgia geekfest, as I have never been to one I do not know what that would entail.

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posted 05-10-2011 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, if you invite us, we will come.

Seriously, all you have to do is pick a date, invite people who are interested, and enjoy the rest. Visitors can supply food and drinks and bring items to show and trade. The recent event at Russell Still's house was a lot of fun.

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Wow. Love the collection. Wonderful.

GACspaceguy
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posted 05-12-2011 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We received our Retro Space Images' LC-39A lucite and have loaded it into the museum. It now resides beside the Saturn V on the LUT model Jackie built. It is also in good company with a crawlerway rock rolled over on Apollo 17's trip to the pad (a Lunar Legacies auction win) and a lucite that has a piece of the LUT in it. It is a great piece.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-05-2011 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We added a new model into our breakfast nook area of the house. It was an eBay find and it is done well but not to the standard of a Steve or a Pascal. Therefore we decided to mount it up high and beside our signed copy of Life with Ed White on the cover.

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posted 06-05-2011 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not bad. Is that one of the old big Revell spacewalking astronaut figures? Even unbuilt, one doesn't encounter those very often since the mold was altered to make it an astronaut with MMU kit in the 1980s.

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posted 06-06-2011 05:32 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 Jay Chladek:
Is that one of the old big Revell spacewalking astronaut figures?
It sure is. I have the MMU version as well that Pascal built with all of his added details, even had the base signed by Bruce!

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posted 06-06-2011 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's so cool, a model next to Life magazine with an autograph. Is he the 6' or 12' version?

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-06-2011 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is the 12" version.

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posted 06-07-2011 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which make is the ISS with docked space shuttle scale model?

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-07-2011 04:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ISS model is by InterMountain Railway Co. 1/144 scale. The ATV on the back end is scratch built by me and the Shuttle is a Revell with Atlantis decals and was built by my wife.

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posted 06-08-2011 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have added a friend to the model of Ol' 66 we have posted before in another thread within cS: an in scale (1/48) Apollo 11 splashdown.

It is hard to see in these pictures but even the foil pattern is included in the charred reentry skin. As is typical with the detailed work the photos do not do it justice and no one can do the ocean as Steve can.

We have it place with Ol' 66 right now but we are planning for the helo to hover over the CM at some point. Thanks Steve for the attention to detail in both models.

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posted 06-11-2011 11:42 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, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to contribute to your astounding collection.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-26-2011 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We recently picked up this interesting model on eBay. It is a 1/24 scale contractors model of the ISS Z-1 truss and Node One when the plan was for the two to fly together.

It was originally sold in May 1998 by Superior Galleries for $40 (before the internet was added to auctions). I purchased only the model as an original acrylic stand was destroyed in a shipping incident that the seller had with a mover.

After the purchase I recreated the original display stand using acrylic and aluminum. It is a very cool model and looks good on the top of the curio on the opposite side from the 1/144 scale complete ISS in the living room.

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posted 09-27-2011 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, Awesome! Can't wait to tour your museum at the next southeast space collector's gathering (hopefully in 2012).

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posted 09-28-2011 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, it came from my collection. I sold it through Superior. It looks far better in your collection than when I found it in an old Rockwell Int. exhibit department store room when they were closing when merging with Boeing. I believe it was for the "Freedom" space station design... when the orbiter could carry 65,000 pounds of payload, in the late 1980's.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-28-2011 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great info, thanks. I sure wish I had that kind of history for some of the other models, I often wonder who's office they have been in. Thanks again.

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posted 09-28-2011 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suppose if I visit, I may have to make a "donation" to the display.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-29-2011 05:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tours are free but donations will be proudly displayed!!

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posted 01-03-2012 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Klaatu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!...You really have a fabulous display, and a nice house. Hopefully I can visit you one day...big ocean in the way though. Your collection is wonderful.


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