Lake County SpacePort 

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Links

Here is a list of our favorite links about space modeling and spacecraft research. We hope this list helps you in your space modeling projects. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send them to us through the "Contact Us" page.

When you use one of these links, tell them you "launched" from the Lake County SpacePort!!

 

Resource Products  

Starship Modeler

A great website to locate information on fictional and non-fictional  spacecraft moidels, and reference data. Also runs a webstore for various space models and supplies. This site has proven to be an invaluable resource of data from which the reviews and research data for both my 1/350 Re-Fit Enterprise and 1/144 "2001" Discovery projects were supplied from.


Resource

Apollo Maniacs

A Japan-based website with excellent data on all things Apollo. Includes a large number of photos and computer-based renderings of boosters, vehicles and hardware.


Products

Real Space Models

Providers of high-quality resin kits and detail parts for existing kits of US and international space vehilces.


Resource

The Apollo-Saturn Reference Page

John Duncan's collection of data for the Saturn V and the combined Apollo Spacecraft.


Products

Edu-Craft Diversions

Artist David Maier's website, providing access to "photo-realistic" paper models of US spaceflight infrastructure.


Products

Fantastic Plastic

Allen Ury's scale modeling site that celebrates the weird, the wonderful, the odd, the radical, the exotic and the just plane cool aircraft and spacecraft model kits produced in styrene (and resin) over the last 60-plus years. Includes "Virtual Museum Store" for ordering FP kits.


Products

New Ware

Source for both resin kits of international spacecraft, as well as detail parts sets for most existing US spcaecraft models. Impressive range of subjects and impressive quality of product.


Resource

Field Guide to American Spacecraft

Provides "where are they now" information on virtually all of America's flown space hardware, as well as development versions, trainers and engineering mockups of historical significane. A must view for any space-mined traveller.


Products

Cult TV Man's Fantastic Modeling

Location for information on Sc-Fi and Sci-Fan modeling as well as a very well stocked on-line hobby shop, featuring speciallized products.


Products

The Space Store

Buy NASA gifts, space toys, astronaut suits, space costumes, toy rockets, space food, space birthday supplies and more. Huge selection, low prices, quick shipping. 


Research

Resource

Spacecraft Films

For anyone interested in America's space program history, Mark Grey and his company have assembled an incredible series of documentary films on DVD, ranging from the very beginning of US rocketry through the last flights of the Space Shuttle. Spacecraft Films also has special edition films for some of the most important, but tragic periods of US space flight - Apollo 1, Challenger (51-L) and Columbia (STS-107).


Products

eRockets Totally-Tubular

This is the site where you can order specialty-sized wound paper tubes, not only for model rocket projects, but for any scratc-building project, where you meed a "certain size" of tubular structural part. This was my resource for obtaining the strut tubing use on my big Edu-Craft project - the 1/96 Apollo LUT.


3D Products

NiParts c/o Shapeways.com

NiParts is a resource which uses the 3D Printing capability of Shapeways.com to provide very specific and "scale-accurate" modeling parts for 1/72 and 1/144 scale Space Shuttle Orbiters, Solid Rocket Boosters and External Tank modeling. We used their parts in our STS-134 "Endeavour" build, which you can see on this website. Check them out!!


3D Products

Max Grueter - Figurative Studies c/o Shapeways.com

Max Grueter is an artist who speciallizes in Human Space Flight Figures. He provides 3D printed designs which can either grace your overall display area, or as in our case, contribute to the authenticity of a model build. He offers Vostok, Gemini, Apollo and other period astronaut figures in various scales. Check him out!!


3D Products

Space Models by meens c/o Shapeways.com

Vincent Meens is the phenominale French modeler whos 1/24 scale LM-5 has become such a Web sensation to many of us. That model is currently displayed, along with other works of Vincent, in the Gagarin Museum of Spaceflight in Russia. Now, he has begun to provide his Lunar Module designs to everyone who needs them, in the form of 3D printed LM parts, in scales ranging from 1/48 scale up to 1/6 scale (no kidding...1/6 scale!). Check this shop out!!


3D Products

Shapeways.com

The space model parts shops we've described here, and more besides, are available through Shapeways. If YOU have a modeling idea that you think others could use, and are good at 3D rendering of prints, you could also have your own "shop" on Shapeways! Think of them as the "eBay of 3D Printing."


Shuttle Detail Parts

Accurate Model Parts

AMP in Australia started out making special PE, resin and decal products for marine modelers. However, their Shuttle Window Set in 1/72 scale for the Monogram Space Shuttle model is by-far the best thing I've seen in this regard. No other product reporduces the "thickness" of the forward cockpit windows, or the correct size as this set does. Worth "looking into."


Paper Space Models

AXM Space Paper Scale Models

Alfonso X Moreno has created and posted a vast number of Space Shuttle program related paper models for purchase and download, and many other models are available for free download. He has provided models of a large number of launch vehicles and payloads in scales which realte to other "production" space models (1/144, 1/100 & 1/96), so you can increase your display "fleet" of NASA and commercial spae boosters. Very impressinve attention to detail and well worth looking into.


Historic Location

Charitable Organization

American Space Museum - Space Walk of Fame

The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation was created in 1988 when a local physician wrote to the Titusville City Council suggesting a project to preserve space history and to honor men and women associated with America’s space program. With a downtown redevelopment program in progress to enhance the riverfront, the suggestion was welcomed by the council and the Titusville Community Redevelopment Agency. The idea resulted in the formation of the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation, a non-profit organization.


Charitable Organization

Astronaut Memorial Foundation

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the national Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs.

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation captures the technology developed in the United States' space program and applies it to the field of education. We partner with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to provide technology training to educators throughout the nation with a particular emphasis on space-related technology.

In addition, at The Center for Space Education we offer space-related educational opportunities for individuals, and, in doing so, we improve the quality of the workforce in the space industry.