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Scratch Built 1/12 Mercury Redstone

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:40 AM

Lancair IV

Made the Propulsion Section Paint Mask today

 

 

Is that done with a CNC vinyl cutter, like a Cricut or something?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, August 04, 2018 10:41 AM

Don Stauffer

 

 
Lancair IV

Made the Propulsion Section Paint Mask today

 

 

 

 

Is that done with a CNC vinyl cutter, like a Cricut or something?

 

 

Yes Sir.  I use a Cricut Explorer Air 2.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:51 PM

Added the welds to the Propellant Section.  Onto the rivets.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, August 19, 2018 9:36 AM

Adding Rivets to the Propellant Section.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:42 PM

As usual, beautiful work, Rob!

Gary

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:13 PM

GAF

As usual, beautiful work, Rob!

Gary

 

Thanks Gary

 

The Propellant Section is ready for paint

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:08 PM

Tested the Connector Brackets

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, August 31, 2018 12:12 AM

Okay!  Very nice.

I forgot to ask what you were using as rivets?

Gary

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 12:17 AM

Progressing well I see? And still so much more to do....

Still watching with admiration and interest

 

Ben

I am a military veteran and am proud to call other veterans, regardless of military branch, brothers and sisters; God bless you all and thank you for your service. I hope you have found peace, enjoyment, and success after your tour of duty as you have earned it...

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, September 01, 2018 9:11 AM

GAF

Okay!  Very nice.

I forgot to ask what you were using as rivets?

Gary

 

 

Tichy Train Rivets

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 4:33 PM

Excellent progress.

The scale of this still boggles my mind a tad.  If in a good way.

  • Member since
    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, September 01, 2018 8:42 PM

Following this on FB as well. I've been meaning to ask, did you drill holes for the rivets first?

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, September 01, 2018 9:34 PM

lewbud

Following this on FB as well. I've been meaning to ask, did you drill holes for the rivets first?

 

 

No.  I removed the head of the rivet from the tree and glued it in place.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, September 03, 2018 8:37 PM

Painted the Black Stripe and UNITED STATES Lettering.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Monday, September 03, 2018 9:04 PM

It looks awesome... This must be a blast to build at such a large scale. Will it clear the ceiling with the escape tower on? I suppose you could cut a hole in the floor above. It would be worth it.

Wink

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by cyclingrick on Monday, September 03, 2018 10:36 PM

Very nice indeed! I remember this missile from my youth, and saw it at the Cape Kennedy Space Center.

Rick Cuellar

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:58 PM

Propellant Section is complete.  Onto the Instrument Section.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:51 PM

That is looking so nice, Rob!  Almost like you could fuel it up and launch it.

Any plans for a passenger in the Atomic City capsule?

https://www.shapeways.com/product/DA2D6S85E/mercury-astronaut-1-12

Gary

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:07 PM

No plans to put him inside.  He'll be standing next to the Rocket and Engine.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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