Lake County SpacePort 

                                                                                       "Ad Astra per Formae"

Non-Fiction Space Modeling Projects

Preface

Over the years, I have built a large number of scale & semi-scale models of US and Soviet rockets & spacecraft, both static and flying models. Some remain, like "time capsules" hearkening back to a by-gone era. Some are brand new, more recently released and recently built, but still looking backwards into the history of spaceflight.

However, some of the models of the past have gone through a sort of "restoration," or should I say renovation. Using newly available detail parts and decal sets, plus improved modeling techniques, we are taking these models to places they have not been before.

Such is the case for the 1/24 scale Revell Gemini, the 1/32 scale Monogram Apollo CSM and my Monogram "First Lunar Landing" Lunar Modules. They have been renovated to a level of detail they did not have originally. Them there are major renovations, like the work on my 1/96 scale Revell Saturn V, which I regard as one of the biggest challenges and rewards of my entire modeling career.

Then came the work on the three 1/72 scale Space Shuttle Orbiters - the Endeavour stack, Atlantis and the re-work of Discovery, each of which reflecting their display condition at their respective museum sites - except for Endeavour. Her display as a stacked, vertical Space Shuttle system will not be completed until 2017 at the California Science Center.

There's the great static model of Shuttle Launch Complex 39A which, except for the Revell Shuttle sitting on it, I built from scratch, with nothing more than spare parts, the photographs I took from the launches of STS-1 and STS-4 and a unbridled passion to see the thing built.

There are also flying scale and semi-scale models, like the once-proposed American Rocket Company (AMROC) commercial booster, but never saw actual commercial flight, and the Russian Proton rocket, that still takes payloads in orbit today.

There are other "flyers" which became "static birds" which where done right the first time and preserved, and other flying models who have flown and luckily survived their days aloft without incident.

Click on the patch "links" below to see the associated models.

1/72 Scale Monogram X-15

-

-

1/24 scale Revell Bell X-1

-

-

1/110 scale Revell Jupiter C & Launch Pad

-

-

1/24 scale Revell Vostok Spacecraft

-

-

Airfix 1/144 scale Russian R-7 Rocket

Sputnix - Vostok - Soyuz

-

-

1/110 Scale Revell Launch Complex 5 Conversion

with Freedom 7

-

-

1/110 scale Revell "All Systems Go" Launch Pad 14/Atlas

-

-

1/12 scale Atomic City Mercury Spacecraft

-

-

1/24 Scale Revell Gemini Spacecraft

and Agena Target Vehicle

-

-

1/32 Scale Monogram Apollo CSM

-

-

 

1/48 Scale Monogram First Lunar Landing

-

-

1/48 Scale Apollo 15 - First Lunar Rover

-

-

1/48 Scale Dragon Lunar Module

 -

-

Full-Scale Apollo LM5 DSKY

-

-

1/72 scale Dragon Apollo-Soyuz Test Project model

-

-

Cashulette Engineering

Apollo Saturn V & LUT desk model

-

-

1/96 Scale Apollo Launch Umbilical Tower

-

-

1/96 Scale Apollo Crawler-Transporter

-

-

1/96 Scale Revell Apollo-Saturn V Retro-fit

-

-

Custom Display Cabinet for 1/96 Revell Apollo-Saturn V,

LUT & Crawler/Transporter

-

-

 

1/32 scale Edu-Craft "LM-5"  

-

-

 

1/20 scale Accurate Models Saturn F1 Engine

-

-

1/144 scale Revell NASA SCA and Enterprise model

-

-

1/72 Scale Space Shuttle Mobile Launch Platform

-

-

1/144 Shuttle Launch Complex 39

-

-

1/144 Airfix Space Shuttle &

1/144 Edu-Craft Shuttle MLP & Crawler/Transporter

 STS-1 Roll-Out 

-

-

1/144 Minicraft Space Shuttle Stack

-

-

1/288 scale Revell Space Shuttle and Cashulette MLP

-

-

1/100 Tamiya Space Shuttle Orbiter

-

-

1/12 scale Revell Shuttle Astronaut

& Manned Manuvering Unit

-

-

Skilcraft 1/70 scale Hubble Space Telescope

-

-

1/72 Scale Monogram Space Shuttle Orbiter "Discovery"

-

-

1/72 Monogram Space Shuttle "Endeavour" Stack

-

-

1/72 Monogram/Revell Space Shuttle "Atlantis" 

-

-

1/144 scale Revell Germany

International Space Shuttle "Limited Edition"

-

-

ISS Commercial Resupply Vehicle models

-

-

1/144 Scale Revell Space Shuttle w/Boosters

STS-133 Launch Stack

-

-

1/72 Scale Edu-Craft Crawler-Transporter

w/ MLP and STS-134 Endeavour Stack

-

-

1/200 scale Mir Space Station Desk Model

-

-

1/144 scale Energia / Buran

-

-

1/96 scale AXM Orion EFT-1 Vehicle

1/96 scale AXM EFT-1 Delta IV Heavy

-

-

 To Non-Fiction Flying Models...