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1/12 Mercury Freedom 7 WIP

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  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:26 AM

Thanks everyone

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by knox on Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:32 AM

What Modelcrazy said.  Unbelivable goodness here.                               gk

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 14, 2016 5:35 PM
Rob,
Unbelievable work, I have no words. 
Try getting in touch with NASA in Houston or the Cape. I bet they can find a place for it.
That really needs to be shown off man.

 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:23 PM

Sorry about the late reply here, but I missed your final post or two and having followed this since the beginning just wanted to add my YesYesYes to all the others.

What a heck of a piece of work, Rob.

-Greg

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:28 PM

It looks awesome in that awesome case. 

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    January 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:05 PM

ROB!!!!!!

Excellent, my friend!!!!

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    December 2015
  • From: United States
Posted by e.o.d. guy on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:52 PM
And I thought it couldn't get any better! Wow outstanding ! Thank you for sharing this build, as well as your collection eod guy
  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:31 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 4:32 PM

Nice build! You'll definitely want to cover it with some sort of clear plastic case. No point in letting that beautiful model get all dusty and dingy.

Congratulations on your granddaughter, too! 

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:32 AM

Congratulations on a awesome build!Bow Down

Mike

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    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, December 6, 2015 5:09 PM

 

Congratulations Rob, on a great achievement. I too echo the praised of the others on your skill and talent.

 

As to display ideas is there a science or history or some such museum in your area? Also, a clear acrylic display cover would be worth the money- regardless where your piece is displayed.    

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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    November 2015
Posted by The Migrant on Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:16 PM

New to the forum Rob, so seeing this for the first time. Incredible work, the capsule interior is amazing. Yes

Mike G

Western Canada

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    December 2015
  • From: United States
Posted by e.o.d. guy on Friday, December 4, 2015 7:47 PM
I commented on your work yesterday, but only saw a few pics of the build, now I've seen the rest, and I had to show my wife! Detail you have achieved sent a chill down my spine, haveny had that happen since my weding night 33 years ago lol absoulte museum material, EODGUY
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    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Friday, December 4, 2015 2:59 PM

This is truly the most impressive build I have witness in these forums Bow Down. Your attention to detail is truly masterful and sets an example for others to follow. Now if you happen to get bored with nothing to do, you might consider adding a stratch built Redstone or an Atlas to add to your Mercury capsule.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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    April 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:36 PM

Congratulations on a truly spectacular build, Lancair! Thanks for taking all of us along on the ride with you - getting a closer look at your technique and process has been an incredible experience and you've raised the bar for all of us with your attention to fine details. Well done!

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 3, 2015 9:12 PM

I don't really know but in my minds eye, I see someplace like a library, or museum that has a display of NASA's history.  I mention a library because sometimes they like to have models for their displays.  Whatever it would be, it should be out there for others to enjoy.  In my opinion, it is worthy of it.  Really nice work.  If you do find a home for it, please let us know.  I would love to hear about it.

Maybe someone-else here will have some ideas.

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, December 3, 2015 8:51 PM

Thanks Steve.  Glad you enjoyed the ride. 

I haven't thought much about displaying her.  Any ideas?

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 3, 2015 8:23 PM

Greeting Rob. This ... looks ... stunning!  I just can't say enough about how awesome a job that you did. It's gorgeous.  Watching you put this together was like watching a TV show that you can't get enough of. You should be extremely proud of what you did.  My only question to you is... what are you going to do with it now?  Something like this should be put on display where people can enjoy it.  Seriously, this has to be displayed.

Thanks for the great ride.  I really enjoyed it.

Steve

 

 

 

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, December 3, 2015 7:31 PM

Thanks guys.

 

Calling this complete. Here's a few pictures. I'm finishing up the base which seems to be harder than the Capsule.....

 

 

 

 

Thanks for watching this.  I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Monday, November 30, 2015 11:29 AM

Looking good!Yes

Mike

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 28, 2015 4:13 PM

That retro pack is awesome.

-Greg

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, November 28, 2015 4:10 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, November 26, 2015 11:37 AM

Thank you sir.

 

Installed the Instrument Panel. Don't know why, but it looks messed up in this picture.

 

Back Wall, Cockpit, and Heat Shield Installed

 

Heat Shield Installed

 

Retro Rocket with Heaters installed

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:06 PM

Excellent.  Paint and decal work is top notch.

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, November 21, 2015 4:36 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:33 PM

Congrats!

-Greg

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    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:24 AM

Congratulations on the grandchild!

Mike

  • Member since
    March 2015
Posted by qlabs on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 7:29 AM

Congratulations! :D

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