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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-25-2015 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since 2008, Gamla Model Makers has been commissioned by NASA to provide 1:100 scale models of the International Space Station (ISS) for the agency's headquarters and centers.
In addition to separate components, we made a number of components articulating. End truss segments, each one of the main solar arrays and HRS radiators rotate. The Mobile Servicing Base slides along the central truss segments. All major robotic arms are articulating in multiple points as well.
Early version of the model included the space shuttle, ATV and Orion. The 2014 edition now has HTV, Dragon and Cygnus visiting vehicles.

cspg
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posted 03-25-2015 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If such model was made available to the public, what would be its estimated retail price (I don't really want to know — it's just for the fun!)?

Bill Hunt
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posted 03-25-2015 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy, that's a gorgeous model. No doubt about it. Beautiful work.

OV3Discovery
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posted 03-26-2015 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV3Discovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would really buy one, if the solar panels for the models were made a bit realistic, but other than that is a nice model.

SpaceAholic
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posted 03-26-2015 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't see any pricing.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-26-2015 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As mentioned in my original post, these models were custom-produced under commission to NASA; they are not a retail product.

For the 2014 version, NASA solicited a model with its own travel case that included the following:

Models should be built to reflect current ISS configuration and also include, but not limited to, the following components that are attachable: Mini Research Module-2 (MRM2), Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), Mini Research Module-1 (MRM1), Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Soyuz (2 per model), Progress (2 per model), H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA), Dragon and Cygnus (1 each per model), WETA2 move from CP8 to CP11 (Node 2 Zenith), CP7 move to CP8, Node 1 Nadir to have magnet, and PMM to have magnet.

Bill Hunt
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posted 03-26-2015 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CERN bought one though. In theory, couldn't a private citizen get a quote, pay the asking price, and buy one?

Retro Rocket
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posted 03-26-2015 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It might be a licensing issue. When I built models for NASA dba Retro Rocket I didn't pay a license fee to Lockheed to sell NASA X-33 models, but if I wanted to sell them to anyone outside the government, that would require a licensing agreement, fees, liability insurance. I had several of these from Lockheed, Boeing and Virgin Galactic. Lockeed Martin used a company called Equity Management, Boeing was inhouse and VG is called Vulcan...

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