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Scratch Built 1/12 Mercury Redstone

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  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, November 05, 2018 6:00 PM

You guys are killing me.

 

Started applying the Adaptor Ring Nuts and Bolts.

 

Installed the clamp ring cover pulley dampers.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, November 09, 2018 9:04 PM

She fits in the case.  Thank God.  

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Sunday, November 11, 2018 6:27 PM
Brilliant! Always thought of doing this with the Atomic City 1/12 mercury capsule.
  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, November 22, 2018 10:11 AM

I've been working on the Escape Tower.  Now onto the Capsule

 

I ordered a Glass Shelf to replace the wood test pattern.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, November 22, 2018 11:33 AM

It looks incredible, Rob.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:33 PM

Fantastic. I can't think of any other words. Surprise

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 22, 2018 4:11 PM

Outstanding work Rob! Can you break it down for transit?

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 Thursday, November 22, 2018 8:45 PM

Thanks All.

 

Yes.  Each section can easily be seperated as needed

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:44 PM

Ya.  I can finally post.....  Thanks Elizabeth.

 

A lot has happened since my last post.  The Capsule is moving along at a slow but steady pace.  I received the 1/12 scale A-7 Engine and will start that after I finish The Crack....

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:28 PM

Welcome back, Rob!  I was beginning to wonder if something had happened besides the FSM posting SNAFU.  Glad to see you're okay and still at it!

Once again, stellar work!

Gary

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:42 AM

This is the Environmental System that will be located below and to the left and right of the astronauts couch. Still need to make a bunch of hoses after this equipment is installed.

The third picture is one of the cameras. This one will be located above the astronauts left shoulder.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:38 PM

Completed Hatch and Stand

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:22 AM

Rob,

Your attention to detail is extraordinary!

Gary

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:50 PM

Excellent work!

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:27 PM

Man this is great.  I admire your dedication and patience especially with the rivets. 

Very good indeed. 

*subscribed*

 

T e d

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:20 AM

Thanks guys.  After reviewing the Hatch, I decided to build a new one.

Started wiring the components on the Rear Bulkhead

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 25, 2019 8:47 AM

Wow!  With every post it gets more impressive.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, March 04, 2019 6:38 PM

Rob, is it me or does the back of the capsule look like it heeds a hair cut or shave? Surprise

Seriously, this is outstanding work. What are you using for the detail reference (just curious as it is impressive)?

Ben

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  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:21 PM

Latest Update.

Rear Bulkhead Wiring is complete

Made the Survival Pack

Made the Cabin Pressure Relief Valve

And finally the Pressurization Equipment which I will start plumbing tonight.

Cheers

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, March 15, 2019 9:00 PM

Started the Plumbing

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:26 PM

Installed the Forward Bulkhead with Hatch and completed the Pressurization Plumbing.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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