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Offline sghill

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Soviet Apollo-Soyuz model from the 1970's
« on: 02/17/2017 12:57 PM »
The other day while walking though City Hall in Tallahassee, I ran across this adorable model sitting in a long-forgotten display case.

This Apollo-Soyuz model was presented to the City of Tallahassee as a goodwill gesture by its Russian sister city, Krasnodar.

It's a great 1970's Soviet space item, and I think some of our NSF modelers may appreciate it. It looks like the engines on both the Soyuz and the Apollo service module light up, and there are also lights for both cities on the globe.

Sorry I don't have better images. If someone is dying for more angles, I can ask the people at City Hall to take it out of the case for me to snap some more shots.
« Last Edit: 02/17/2017 01:40 PM by sghill »
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Online mike robel

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Re: Soviet Apollo-Soyuz model from the 1970's
« Reply #1 on: 02/17/2017 04:28 PM »
That is pretty cool.

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Re: Soviet Apollo-Soyuz model from the 1970's
« Reply #2 on: 02/17/2017 04:42 PM »
That is amazing.  Imagine how many people walked by that without know that all that coolness was right there.  :)

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Re: Soviet Apollo-Soyuz model from the 1970's
« Reply #3 on: 02/17/2017 04:56 PM »
It would be nice if the would allow outside of the case photos. Especially if they could get the lights on.

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Re: Soviet Apollo-Soyuz model from the 1970's
« Reply #4 on: 02/17/2017 06:24 PM »
I'll ask them to take it out of the case for me next time I'm in the area.

BTW, the models are milled aluminum, not plastic. And the globe has an inner painted globe and an outer clear shell with the political boundaries drawn on it.

There's also nice little space museum a block over with very little flown hardware, but tons of old engineering models, including a bunch of satellites, a very nice 1/3-scale Gemini capsule, the National Space Plane, an entire 1/3-scale LEM, and an amazing ISS at what looks to be 1/144-scale.  If anyone wants photos of that stuff, drop me a line.
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Re: Soviet Apollo-Soyuz model from the 1970's
« Reply #5 on: 02/18/2017 11:44 AM »
Nice find.  That ISS actually looks like the Revell kit.

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Re: Soviet Apollo-Soyuz model from the 1970's
« Reply #6 on: 02/18/2017 02:15 PM »
Yes, I think the ISS is the Revell kit, built out of the box in its 2000 era config (CRV, US Hab, SPP) before the budget axe and config change with these elements dropped. I wish Revell would re-release it with a new mold but probably not gonna happen. Nice pics and find!
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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