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    Apr 30, 2011, 8:01 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission "The Mailbox" FINISHED Now for the DSKY Computer #51

    It is a plantronics headset. I'll try to track down the # for you.
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    Apr 30, 2011, 8:06 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission "The Mailbox" FINISHED Now for the DSKY Computer #52

    If you're in LA come by and we can put you in the accurate LM that is at Global Effects.
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    Apr 30, 2011, 10:07 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission "The Mailbox" FINISHED Now for the DSKY Computer #53

    Really dig the display! Very iconic piece from an amazing movie.
  4. Mr Webber is offline Mr Webber
    May 1, 2011, 10:59 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission "The Mailbox" FINISHED Now for the DSKY Computer #54

    Thanks Imgill and Mirax H, Im in Australia but will get back to L.A. some time i hope to see that, It brings home just unreal it was for three men to fit in there under such difficulties.
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    May 7, 2011, 4:52 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission "The Mailbox" FINISHED Now for the DSKY Computer #55

    Was very excited to pick this up yesterday for a steal. It was listed as a cap from the USS IWO JIMA from the Apollo 13 recovery mission.

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    The listing came with no history but some good pics of the inside of the hat so i thougt id try and find something and came across an auction from a couple of years ago for the cap worn by back up mission commander John Young.

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    Apollo 13 Recovery Ship U.S.S. Iwo Jima Hat Directly from the Personal Collection of Backup Mission Commander John... (Total: 1 Items) Explorers: Space Exploration

    The pics of the inside of the Young cap matched up with the interior pics of the ebay one so i thought that this was legit. I was waiting for some heavy bidding but was lucky enough to be the only bidder.
    Still waiting to hear back from the seller about the history behind the cap if they know any but was hoping to get some feedback from the members here who are across such things.
  6. Mr Webber is offline Mr Webber
    Jul 6, 2011, 9:08 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission "The Mailbox" FINISHED Now for the DSKY Computer #56

    Was working on something else with a member here when a tie in with a set of Apollo 13 id replicas became viable. After a lot of back and forth input, we came up with these accurate movie and mission photo id`s. The detail on them is superb with a seperately attached photo of the cast / mission crew.
    The id clips are themselves custom made to match the same style used in the movie. Collecting NASA stuff is a very expensive business and out of my league so i have to be creative if the collection is to grow and with the very generous help of stromo (Stu), was able to add something very special. Many thanks

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    Jul 6, 2011, 9:15 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #57

    Great infos right here. Thanks to share
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    Jul 6, 2011, 7:10 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #58

    Glad you can get something out of it.
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    Jul 6, 2011, 8:13 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #59

    cool, will be watchin this..
  10. Mr Webber is offline Mr Webber
    Jul 12, 2011, 9:54 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #60

    Finished putting the DSKY mock up together and considering its mostly plywwod, cardboard and self tapping screws, came out great.
    Was going to box skirt it but thought the raised, sectional look comes out better, like it was pulled from the original. Thinking of a little green backlighting maybe.
    Just got the biggest toggle switches i could find and painted them up and placed on some rubber ends that came off some coathangers.

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    Just started on this one, just use the exact print and replace the screws, switches etc with real ones, half a rubber ball should pull off the gimbal nicely.

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    Jul 12, 2011, 9:59 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #61

    That looks fantastic, Mr Webber. Excellent job.
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    Jul 13, 2011, 1:55 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #62

    Cheers Stu,

    Couldnt find the correct plantronics headset anywhere so made one using parts from a similar version, the main body is just wood. Found a close up pic of an original set and managed to reproduce the brand tag at the side. The repro wayfairers were under $10 on ebay, the alternate plantronics headset which was also a plantronics,was $5.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 10:06 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #63

    Have been lucky enough to find a couple of great items that were very cheap and add something special to the collection.

    The first is a cap worn by certain members of the crew of the USS Iwo Jima during the famous recovery mission. The cap comes with no background other than it was owned by the sellers grandfather. Did a little research of past auctions of the Apollo crew caps and they matched perfectly, same vintage and maker and stitch design. Its in great condition and i was the only bidder at $49.00. Im waiting to hear back from the USS Iwo Jima historical society to get more background on the cap.

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    The second item i got is the autographs of all three Apollo mission astronauts for under $100. This item also came with no background with the seller claiming it came from a German estate sale. From the photos of the item it appeared all legit to me. I assume that many such envelopes would have been sent to nasa requesting the autographs of their heros and and returned with them. This has a period correct postage stamp and a dated rubber stamp from nasa.

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    Not an overly special item but one ive wanted for a long time is the AG-7 Space Pen. Got the clean version with no extra engraving to keep it correct to the 13 mission. Couldnt just keep it in the box so made it really part of the display.

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    This started out as wanting to just replicate the C02 scrubber but as its gone on, its become something id really like to focus on. Much prefer to make things than buy things and this gives a great opportunity to control both so i think i will be having some big auctions of bits of the other collections soon.
  14. Mr Webber is offline Mr Webber
    Jul 15, 2011, 5:19 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #64

    Is reality that uninteresting?
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    Jul 17, 2011, 3:23 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #65

    One of the best displays I've seen yet!
    Simply awesome work Tim.
    I'm a huge space nut as well and i'm really jealous right now.
    Very cool.
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    Jul 17, 2011, 4:16 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #66

    Stunning
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    Jul 17, 2011, 7:17 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #67

    Thanks for the feedback guys
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    Jul 17, 2011, 8:19 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #68

    Cracking good work on the DSKY panels. Where did you come across the graphics to base your builds upon?
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    Jul 17, 2011, 11:36 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #69

    Cheers,

    I started looking on google images under Apollo DSKY and found a mass of stuff. The first was a picture of the actual Apollo 13 DSKY.

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    Theres heaps of different graphically reproduced sections of all the Apollo interiors that are freely available to download, they are large files that print out nicely, picked this one, which is a replica of the 13 one.

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    Found a great front on picture of the original 13 DSKY and just replaced the graphic representaion with the real one.

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    Jul 19, 2011, 10:23 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #70

    Cheers for that. When I get the spacesuit done, may give the panels a go.
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    Jul 22, 2011, 11:21 PM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #71



    Hi "Mr Webber" ... superb collection !

    Re your signed items > I am an avid autograph collector [not so much now - as it's becoming increasingly difficult to obtain genuine signed items .... but, was very active many years ago !] and was extremely lucky to have made contact with a number of astronauts - before, the vast majority of them decided to stop signing things [Fred Haise being one of them !].

    There are so many pre-printed items out there - especially space related .... and more so from NASA directly !!

    For your reference [comparison] I attach a few examples of Fred Haise's signature [genuine] .... plus, a few other[s] should you be interested.

    Hopefully, the images will come thru' > if not, please follow this link :

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...4642920&type=1

    Cheers Dean [New Zealand]
  22. Mr Webber is offline Mr Webber
    Jul 24, 2011, 5:43 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #72

    Thanks for the input Dean.

    Yeah, I normally wouldnt touch an autograph i didnt get myself but this ticked a couple of boxes and my final price was low enough to take a chance.
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    The envelope seems vintage, the stamp seems genuine and the typing is for real as it has left the slightest of indentation. I really cant tell if the date and nasa stamp are real or printed. After looking more closely today, found some writng in pencil of the astronauts names, i used a very light eraser on a tiny part and it came off. The signitures are in the same order. Again, i cannot tell if they are 100% genuine
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    As this has no official background i decided to take a leap of educated faith and as i have no plans to ever sell it on, if it was a fake, i wouldnt be too shattered.

    If theres anything more you can make out from the pictures Dean, i would love to know, or from anyone for that matter.
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    Jul 24, 2011, 8:01 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #73

    Can you explain why it has verb & noun on the panel ? It's not something i've seen before in computers.
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    Jul 24, 2011, 10:03 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #74

    Kennyd said: View Post
    Can you explain why it has verb & noun on the panel ? It's not something i've seen before in computers.
    From goggle,

    "Commands were entered numerically, as two-digit numbers: Verb, and Noun. Verb described the type of action to be performed and Noun specified which data was affected by the action specified by the Verb command".
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    Jul 24, 2011, 11:46 AM - Re: Apollo 13 Mission and Movie... A small collection #75

    Ah, thanks

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