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J.L
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posted 12-03-2009 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Launch Complex 36 acrylic

Own a piece of US space history! Each of these stunning acrylics contains a generous piece of the distinctive green protective fiberglass shutters from the 209-foot-tall Mobile Launch Towers used at Pad A and Pad B of Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 36. These authentic shutter segments played a role in the successful launch of 146 Atlas rockets from 1962 to 2004, and were recovered following the 2007 demolition of the towers.

The reverse notes three of the legacy probes launched from LC-36:

  • Surveyors 1-7 / 1966-1968 / First US lunar soft landings
  • Pioneer 10 / March 3, 1972 / First probe to leave the Solar System
  • Mariner 10 / November 3, 1973 / First combined Venus-Mercury flyby
Measuring 6" x 2 3/4" x 1", these beautiful collector's items are individually numbered in a limited-edition issue of just 150 pieces, with the number (x/150) laser-engraved on the reverse. Every effort will be made to fulfill requests for specific numbers between 10 and 150, but hurry, these are going quickly.

These historic LC-36 acrylics are available exclusively through Retro Space Images, and will make the perfect holiday gift for that space or history enthusiast on your list. Each comes with a signed, numbered certificate guaranteeing its authenticity. Each fiberglass segment is unique and will vary slightly from the sample shown.

4allmankind
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posted 12-03-2009 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought one of these at the ASF show last month and the quality is amazing. I highly recommend picking one of these up!

cspg
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posted 12-04-2009 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for pointing this out. Ordered one... and I'm not a collector!

mdmyer
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posted 12-04-2009 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just ordered one too. Shipping cost of $1.50 is very reasonable. Thanks.

liebeek
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posted 12-04-2009 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for liebeek   Click Here to Email liebeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of them is going to Holland. Just ordered one. Thanks.

J.L
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posted 12-04-2009 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mdmyer:
Shipping cost of $1.50 is very reasonable.
With regards to the acrylic postage rates, there is a temporary glitch on the website. At some point soon, the actual rate will become effective. In the meantime, consider this to be an "introductory discount" So, get your reduced postage rates while they are still in effect!

Jeff
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posted 12-04-2009 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just ordered mine also. I wouldn't call it a glitch in the system... I'd call it a holiday discount.

Michael Clemente
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posted 12-04-2009 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the post. I ordered an acrylic today. I am looking forward to adding this great looking acrylic to my collection.

tegwilym
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posted 12-04-2009 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too! Saw that yesterday, but didn't see the price was so good.

Bought myself a Christmas gift. I like this kind of shopping better, I know that I'm getting something I like. Socks and underwear are good, but just not the same.

J.L
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posted 12-06-2009 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a quick note to everyone who ordered the LC-36 acrylics through today... they are in the mail. The accompanying certificates will be mailed separately this week. Thanks all.

Sam Que
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posted 12-06-2009 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is very fast service, I look forward to receiving mine.

tegwilym
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posted 12-07-2009 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a spot in my display case all ready - next to my Liberty Bell 7 filmestrip acrylic. Thanks for the shipping update!

garymilgrom
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posted 12-07-2009 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
J.L. - mine arrived in Atlanta today. That is GREAT service! Thank you.

Michael Clemente
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posted 12-07-2009 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my acrylic today #26. Outstanding presentation and price. Pictures don't do it justice.

machbusterman
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posted 12-08-2009 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordered one last night... should be a nice addition.

tegwilym
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posted 12-08-2009 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived yesterday. Well packaged, and a very nice piece. I have it on my display in my living room now. Thanks!

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posted 12-08-2009 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff   Click Here to Email liftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today I ordered mine. I can't wait until it arrives in Switzerland. I'm convinced that it will fit very well into my collection.

cspg
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posted 12-10-2009 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Clemente:
Outstanding presentation and price. Pictures don't do it justice.
You're absolutely right.

As of today, there's one in Switzerland (#41) and it's beautiful!. Love it.

liebeek
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posted 12-10-2009 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for liebeek   Click Here to Email liebeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine in Holland today. Great artifact. Fast service. Many thanks.

NightHawk117
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posted 12-11-2009 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received #17 today. It looks great and I hope there are more to follow!

Jeff
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posted 12-12-2009 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been away all week on business... I returned yesterday to find #40 waiting for me. Very nice acrylic, and like others have already said; the pictures don't do it justice.

J.L
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posted 12-13-2009 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wanted everyone to know that all of the second wave of acrylic orders (thru 12/11) are in the mail. Thanks to all who have order, and also for the great comments. Future acrylic products are in the works. I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has some ideas for potential projects. Feel free to e-mail me at Roverpick@aol.com. Thanks.

tegwilym
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posted 12-14-2009 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The certificate arrived at my house this weekend. Thanks again for all this!

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I am glad you pointed this out to me. After seeing a few of the posts put up I got one. It was better than I expected. Even if you are not a big collector of this I say jump on it. It is a piece of history and I can say I have a piece of it. My wife even likes it and she is not into space like I am.

medaris
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posted 12-16-2009 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for medaris   Click Here to Email medaris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My purchase arrived safely in Scotland today - it's excellent. I'd be very interested in further products.

machbusterman
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posted 12-19-2009 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Number 33 landed in Scotland today... VERY happy indeed... what a wonderful piece to add to the collection. Looking forward to future items becoming available.

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Number 32 got a new home in Switzerland. A wonderful piece! I wonder what will be offered next. Many thanks to J.L.

daveblog
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posted 12-26-2009 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for daveblog   Click Here to Email daveblog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received #10 as a x-mas gift. I must say it is one of the nicest lucites I have seen!

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posted 01-05-2010 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A limited number of LC-36 acrylics are still available. When they are gone, that is it.

Pad 14 will be the next acrylic, and material has already been secured. We are trying to determine how many we will be able to produce. If we are limited to only 100, those who have bought the LC-36 acrylic will be given first opportunity on the Pad 14 acrylics.

mjanovec
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posted 01-05-2010 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Pad 14 acrylic is great news indeed! If it's anywhere near as nice as the LC-36 acrylic, there will be a lot of happy collectors out there.

J.L
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posted 01-05-2010 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The plan in place right now is to produce a series of acrylics that maintain the same general appearance. The Pad 14 acrylic will utilize conduit that contains connectors, wires, etc. from a control box that came from the base of the pad.

machbusterman
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posted 01-05-2010 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second what Mark said above about the Pad 14 acrylic... that is GREAT news!! Can't wait to see the finished article!!

David Bryant
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posted 01-06-2010 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm! Still haven't received my acrylics, ordered in mid December.

J.L
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posted 01-06-2010 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by David Bryant:
[B]Still haven't received my acrylics, ordered in mid December.[/B]
Hmmm. David, your two acrylics were mailed on December 19. Let's give it a bit more time before we go into panic mode.

In the future, if anyone thinks there is a delivery issue, please e-mail me directly at roverpick@aol.com.

I also want to advise all who have orders pending that they are being processed and hopefully mailed today. The final shipment of LC-36 acrylics just arrived a few days ago and it's has taken some time to get things organized again after the holidays. Thanks all for your patience.

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posted 01-06-2010 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by J.L:
The plan in place right now is to produce a series of acrylics that maintain the same general appearance. The Pad 14 acrylic will utilize conduit that contains connectors, wires, etc. from a control box that came from the base of the pad.

Nice to hear you're keeping the same general appearance of the LC-36 acrylic! The tall design makes it stand out well among most other acrylics (most of which tend to be rather short).

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posted 01-07-2010 03:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is fantasitc news - these are a great addition to the lucites available and a pad series is long overdue - great work!

David Bryant
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posted 01-07-2010 05:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived today! Stunning!

Put me down for two of each as you release them! Many thanks!

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posted 01-07-2010 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by J.L:
I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has some ideas for potential projects.
I guess that would depend on what can be included in an acrylic and what size limitations there are - if any. In other words, I don't know anything about how acrylics are produced!

What about a special one with all the finalist design for the end-of-shuttle patch contest? Or with the ones submitted on collectSPACE? They're all pretty neat.

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posted 01-07-2010 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Picked up one of the Complex 36 acrylic at the ASF signing last year. Let me know when the next acrylic comes out, thanks.

MB
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posted 01-08-2010 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MB   Click Here to Email MB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Acrylic #94 arrived today. I have to agree with the everyone; this acrylic is awesome. I'm looking forward to the Complex 14 acrylic next!! Thanks for producing this.


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