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What's New?Not much new regarding SIM books. Still plenty of hard-copies available for SIMs 1.1, 7, and 8. Everything else is photocopy or pdf downloads. I have a couple of Tech Reports in the works from some of my modeling buddies. Once they get closer to reality, I will make an announcement.
Meanwhile I am making progress building a collection of Gemini models (below). I may write that up as a Technical Report but I have a few more to build, and that is a slow process.
SIM 5 - Mercury is now Available as a
I spent the fall of 2015 regenerating the SIM #5 - Mercury book, and it is finally available as a digital download. I know a lot of folks have been requesting this. In the process, I added an article I wrote a few years ago on building the Revell Mercury kit, so I included that as well as an updated kit list. Those additions are also in the photocopies, which are still available (they are now based on the updated layout). Go to one of the order forms to get a copy.
SIM 1.1 - The New Scale
So I am pleased to announce that a new version of SIM #1 is now available: SIM #1.1 - The New Scale Spacecraft Primer. I am making it available in both hard copy (black and white magazine style, as all the others) and a digital version (a pdf with full color). Most of the book is brand new material, with about 14 pages retained from the original edition. I kept (and updated in some cases) some articles that were still useful (Ariane, Space Operations Center review, Viking Mars Lander, etc.) but the rest is all new or recycled from my old IPMS Journal columns. With the 25th anniversary of SIM and the 50th anniversary of IPMS/USA, I have several retrospective articles, including commentary from Kevin Atkins, Sven Knudson, and Mat Irvine. There is new content on my Curiosity Mars rover, the DC-X, the Revell Astronaut with MMU, and several other examples of scratchbuilding real space models. I think you will enjoy the commentaries as well as the new reference material.
See the order forms (links at left) to order either version (or both!).
The Space Modelers t-shirts are all sold out. Thanks for your support!
Pins are Still Available
Modelers pin, featuring the logo of the Yahoo Group
for real space modelers (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/space-modeler) is still
available. You can order them on my main order
form page. You can also get one via Glenn Johnson at RealSpace Models.
Space Books for Sale
I am in the process of thinning my collection of space-related books. I am getting rid of anything that is not directly modeling related. I have a lot of stuff on space history, and I once thought I'd write something on a space enthusiast's view of all of the exploration programs that never got off the drawing board. But that'll never happen. And I need room on my shelves. See this page for details.
I am an engineer in the aerospace industry, and my hobby interests are centered around building scale models of real spacecraft. This quickly gets into the history of space, as there are few space kits out there and much research is required to come up with the plans and data needed to scratchbuild accurate spacecraft models. This activity led me to publish the results of some of my research in the form of 40-page monographs (magazines or booklets, I guess) on how to build accurate models of real spacecraft. I also have this internet site to augment those paper publications.
The book series is called Space in Miniature (SIM). Click here for more info or use the links at left.
This web site
was established in the summer of 1999 to solicit
inputs on the Mercury volume. I used this web
site to post preliminary findings and to get
feedback from other researchers. This has worked out
great, and I appreciate hearing from so many of you.
To order books, check out the order form.
Thanks for your interest,
Credit Cards Accepted via PayPal
You can purchase books using your credit card via my PayPal account. While I prefer checks (PayPal gets 92 cents for every copy of SIM #6 I sell using their service) this should make ordering simpler for you, particularly international customers.