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That's quit some modification you're doing. Just how accurate is the kit compared to the drawings you have?
On the bench: Trumpeter Ticongeroga
Nice to see a WIP thread on a space subject.
Sorry for the late update. Spent a couple of days in Toronto on Business.
The Inside of the Capsule with putty applied
Removed the Snorkel Explosive Door and started adding the corrugations.
I just got a neat birthday gift yesterday from my son and daughter-in-law yesterday. It was a collection of a photographs of a Mercury Atlas and a couple of Mercury capsule photos, and a bit of insulation from one of the capsules, all mounted in a nice Mahogany frame.
Don Stauffer in Minnesota
Please post a picture of that Don. I would love to see it.
Applied a coat of primer to the corrugations to see how bad they are.
Glued the Upper and Lower Port Hole Window Outer Panels in place.
Primed the Port Hole Windows. A lot of work yet to be done.
Upper Port Hole Window
Spent a little time on the Periscope tonight.
Made the Periscope Lens from .02 acrylic. The outside border is painted black with white marks every 10 degrees.
More work on the Periscope
Made a test switch tonight
Quite some attention to detail, Rob!
I made about 30 switches tonight. 16 are in the Instrument Panel.
Painted the switches tonight and made the knobs for the Periscope
Started the Control Panel and Left Panel. Also made decals for all the instrument panel labels
Being such a good scratch builder you must save all kinds of money on kits
I am a creature of mind, soul, and heart. My body is just something I have to drag along with me
Focused on the Control Panel today.
amazing detail on this, well done so far.
Here's the Left Panel started
and the decals applied to the Instrument panel
Applied the labels to the Left Panel and Control Panel.
Looks like a labor of love, Rob! Nice scratch-building.
You're going to have the control panels lights work? How cool is that!
I'll definitely keep an eye on this thread! I don't hang here too often simply because of the sparse traffic compared to the aircraft forum, say, but this will be fun to watch.
"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"
Glued the panel sections together
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