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Madon_space
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posted 07-19-2012 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have always displayed a lot of my collection in my bedroom at my old house but we moved about a year and a half ago and I have only just managed to convince the missus (you know what it's like) to let me display some of my things.

Most of my autographs have been removed from the frames and put into folders which have been stored away and the frames have been put in the loft but I have managed to get the models out on display which was my main goal and some autographs anyway hope you like the layout.

Living Room

Doorway

Stairs

Madon_space
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posted 07-19-2012 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Landing and Cabinet

garymilgrom
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posted 07-19-2012 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful! I especially like the row of framed art in the stairwell. Thanks for sharing.

rjb1elec
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posted 07-19-2012 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjb1elec   Click Here to Email rjb1elec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great collection Rob, and very nicely displayed too. Can I ask where you got the glass display cabinets as I am looking for something similar. Thanks for sharing.

Madon_space
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posted 07-19-2012 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your replies.

The display cabinets are from Ikea and cost £40 each but you have to buy the lights separate for £13 each.

The Astronaut Hall Of Fame posters were put up by my missus and to be honest she did a great job but I won't tell her so.

p51
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posted 07-19-2012 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job! Who made the Apollo astronauts in the cases? Any closer photos of those?

Madon_space
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posted 07-19-2012 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't taken close up photos of these but can do if you need but here are the details.

The cabinet on the left contains from top to bottom:

  • Large Scale Kitty Hawk
  • Danbury Mint Apollo 13
  • Code 3 Apollo 11 Capsule
  • Code 3 Gemini Capsule
  • Code 3 Friendship 7 Capsule
  • Astronaut Buck Doll
  • Code 3 Lunar Lander
  • Code 3 Astronaut Salute
The cabinet on the right contains from top to bottom:
  • Magazine Subscription Orrerry In Brass
  • Code 3 Alan Shepard The Moon Shot
  • Danbury Mint One Giant Leap
  • Code 3 Lunar Roving Vehicle
  • Diecast Corgi Apollo 11 Display
On the fireplace there is:
  • Danbury Mint Saturn V
  • Danbury Mint Friendship 7

Madon_space
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posted 07-19-2012 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
I especially like the row of framed art in the stairwell.
The posters going up the stairs are the Astronaut Hall Of Fame ones from 2004 to 2009, Six in total, all signed by the inductees and really look great when they are framed plus a couple of other pictures in the same frames.

dogcrew5369
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posted 07-19-2012 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I see in your photos, you have an awesome collection and display. Kudos to your missus letting you display your hobby outside of any "man cave" area. My missus will not allow mine outside my "man cave" because it's too manly. And I'm trying to sell several large framed autographed aviation prints because I don't have the "room" to display them except in a closet. It's better to just make the missus happy. I'm jealous!

p51
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posted 07-19-2012 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hear you there. My problem is that I have a room dedicated to my primary hobby (military collecting) and don't have any room to display much of any space stuff I have. There no way in heck my wife will let me put up anything outside of that room because I have not only that room but a lot of the garage as well for my WW2 Jeep and all the old military signs and ammo crates along the one wall.

My collection is nowhere near as impressive as Rob's (madon_space's) (or probably anyone else here's, either) but it's disheartening to have some nice items and have almost all of them sitting in a drawer in the toy room where nobody can see them...

Blackarrow
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posted 07-19-2012 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This reminds me that before I got married I was going to display pictures of the 12 Moonwalkers, framed, up the stairwell (just like the pictures of former prime ministers in the stairwell of 10, Downing Street). My mistake was not doing this before getting married. When I mentioned my plan to my new bride, she flashed me a lovely smile and said: "We'll not be doing that." The compromises we have to make for marital harmony!

SkyMan1958
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posted 07-19-2012 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great! Congratulations!

p51
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posted 07-19-2012 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Blackarrow:
The compromises we have to make for marital harmony!
Wouldn't have made any difference probably. It would have been, "Take them down," versus, "You're not putting them up." Just like how most men wind up with none of the furniture they had before they were married once they tie the knot, most dreams of decoration go by the wayside.

I won't name names, but several years ago I was told by someone who had been awarded the Medal of Honor at the end of WW2 that when he got married several years later, his new wife took one look at the framed certificate that went with the medal which also included the photo of President Truman placing it over his neck and said, "This doesn't go with the rest of the house, you need to find a place somewhere else to store it." And to hear him say it, he DID put it away in a closet and didn't even look it at for many years.

Gilbert
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posted 07-20-2012 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob (Madon_space), your collection is awesome! It's tastefully and artfully presented. It looks so much better than a bunch of over-priced, color-coordinated, soul-less accessories from some high-end decorating/design house.

garymilgrom
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posted 07-20-2012 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although never married I have my own story similar to those above. A woman I was dating said about my collection - "you need a basement so you can put all this stuff down there". I don't think so.

Here's a photo of my Apollo room. I also have two Shuttle rooms. And no wife.

Apollo Room 400px

Spaceguy5
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posted 07-20-2012 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by p51:
...but it's disheartening to have some nice items and have almost all of them sitting in a drawer in the toy room where nobody can see them
To get around that problem, I finally opted to just loan some of my best items to a local air and space museum for a few years. Currently I'm living in an apartment for college so I could use some extra space. I actually just talked to them about it yesterday, and they were extremely excited as they stated that their air and space museum needs more space items. Currently the only space-related item is a Shuttle Training Aircraft.

LM1
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posted 07-20-2012 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have to go where your heart is. What we need is a SPACE Match.com.

Your photos look like they were professionally framed. I am often surprised to see collectors selling rare space items on TV shows that are not framed or protected in any way.

NOTE: If you do put some of your collectibles in the basement, never place them directly on the floor because of the threat of flooding. Even 1 inch of water can destroy collectibles.

Madon_space
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posted 07-20-2012 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
Here's a photo of my Apollo room.
Very nice. Do you have any pics of your two shuttle rooms please?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-20-2012 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I understand fully. After years of moving around and renting, I finally have a house - but that doesn't mean I have the room to display everything!

The spare bedroom is also the office and there I've hung a few choice pieces: a signed Haise and Lovell alighting on the recovery carrier, a prize won from People Magazine; Roy Bridges presenting Avery Brooks with an award, signed by both; a commercial crew poster picked up at Udvar-Hazy, and two more framed and signed items: Charles Brady to the Marauders Navy squadron, a matted photo of the landing of STS-71; and a Joe Engle inscribed (not to me) matted photo of a shuttle launch, on Engle's retirement.

I also have a toy Atlantis shuttle and a Snoopy astronaut bank in that room.

Madon_space
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posted 09-21-2012 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been appealing to my missus better nature again to allow me to display more of my stuff so here are a few more bits to fill the house up.

Madon_space
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Steve Procter
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posted 09-21-2012 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thought of doing this once with some of my stuff then realised with three cats in 'free orbit' about the house it would be just asking for trouble...

Madon_space
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posted 09-21-2012 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can see where you are coming from Steve it would end up being a CATastrophy if anything happened. Sorry had two get that one in it is Friday after all.

I have two young boys aged 2 and 5 and I panic every time they go near the glass stands for there safety and for my models but I hate the thought of them being boxed away in the loft and not being able to enjoy them.

randy
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posted 09-21-2012 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice! I have so many items I don't have enough wall space to do something like this. I have it in two man caves in my basement. I have it arranged as best I can. Again, very well done!

englau
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posted 09-27-2012 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I absolutley love it! Especially how your Astronaut Hall of Fame posters follow up the stairwell. Bravo!

Also, I had never seen space bears before! I bought one online after seeing that. Very neat!

Madon_space
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posted 10-03-2012 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by englau:
Also, I had never seen space bears before! I bought one online after seeing that. Very neat!
Thanks for your reply. I forgot about the bears in my collection as these are stored away in the loft but glad you liked them.

Blackarrow
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posted 10-03-2012 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This gives me the opportunity to clarify something that I couldn't quite work out in 1969.

Rob (Madon_Space) has a painted Saturn V model. It looks like the 1:144 Airfix model, like the one I got for Christmas in 1969 and still have in my study to this day. How are you supposed to paint black stripes on the model? The paint runs up and down the fine vertical grooves on the interstage units.

My solution was to use shiny black plastic adhesive tape, but it's almost impossible to do the SII/SIVB interstage properly. My best 1969 effort (amazingly) is still attached, exactly as I applied the tape in 1969, but it doesn't look just quite right. Any ideas?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-03-2012 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rather than take this thread off on a model painting tangent, see: Beginner's advice for painting rocket models

Blackarrow
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posted 10-04-2012 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Robert. Now I know how it's done!

Madon_space
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posted 01-07-2013 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My new toys for Christmas now proudly displayed in my home, the missus is gonna have to move out at this rate. LOL.

Space Shuttle commemorative stamp set:

Space Shuttle commemorative pin set:

Dragon Saturn V 1:72 scale:

Dragon Apollo 10 1:72 scale:

Madon_space
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posted 02-09-2013 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holographic Space Shuttle picture this is really cool as it changes from launchpad to flight depending on which way you stand:

Cape Winds signed by the artist print:

These were not Christmas presents but have only just managed to now display them on the wall. The missus has got to say no at some point with all this stuff being displayed.

Madon_space
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posted 03-18-2013 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been wanting to make my own website for a long time and have finally got round to doing it.

I did have a web page account but I have reached my usage limit and didn't want to pay just to be able to view it for another year without ever being able to update it with any new items I get, so that was the main reason for the new site.

Please have a look and tell me what you think but please be gentle with me!

garymilgrom
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posted 03-18-2013 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice work! Good job.

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posted 03-18-2013 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice indeed! Website is good too.

I only have one reservation about things like this. Call me paranoid, but some of us have valuable items and in some cases, considerable sums invested in our "hobby". My concern is that posting out on the web pictures of what we have seems to invite problems, shall we say. How do we protect these items? For me it's pretty simple. For the most part, I'm limited to patches and almost all of those are stored in boxes in a closet. And insured (although admittedly, not for their whole value at this point). It would be interesting to hear how others have safeguarded their collections.

Madon_space
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posted 03-18-2013 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the comments so far about my new Website much appreciated.

I recently made the stupid mistake of including my full address on my Website which was then highlighted to me by a good fellow collectSPACE'r about the danger in doing that, I have since removed it.

If I had left it on then I would have had concerns about my items being safe but now I don't have any concerns about this.

This is just my opinion and would also like to see what others think.

Apart from my family I haven't achieved much in my life other than my space collection so I guess I am just really proud of it and like to show people plus I like my new website of course.

Madon_space
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posted 06-26-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another new addition to the home space display:

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-26-2013 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool display!

Madon_space
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posted 06-27-2013 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you.

Not sure how much more I will put in the living room though, guess I will keep going till the missus says enough is enough.

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