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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 5, 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 9, 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
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:33 PM

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

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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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

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

Rob,

Your attention to detail is extraordinary!

Gary

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    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 4, 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

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • 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

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:17 AM

The Abort Handle with PTT button

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by cyclingrick on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:13 PM

Very, very nice work. I wish I could still do things like the Mercury. It was vey early in the space race.

I remember clearly.

Rick

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, June 3, 2019 8:32 PM

Started the Instrument Panel and had to take a break while the decals were being printed.  The first picture is what it will look like when I'm complete and the second is the upper half of the instrument panel with the gauges reay to install.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 3, 2019 11:28 PM

As always Rob, nice work.

BTW sir, I noticed your Freedom 7 was in the July edition Reader Gallery. Congratulations...

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:47 PM

Thanks Bakster.

 

Quick update.  The I/P is coming along and is almost ready to wire

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, July 7, 2019 3:42 PM

Instrument Panel is complete less wiring

Sun Shades and Visors

Lights installed

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Nemo2001 on Monday, July 8, 2019 2:58 AM

Stunning work again,I have to ask though as I have 4 of these capsules,one I have allready built a few years ago as Friendship,one I have started as Freedom and the other two were/are going to be Liberty Bell one as she flew and the last one as I aquired it from a friend and the instrument sprue/clear parts were missing as Liberty as she was found in 1999 on the sea floor,I have to ask though what size of led's are you using and how did you make those brilliant light fittings,I now want to light mine,

regards

Gordon

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Nemo2001 on Monday, July 8, 2019 5:18 AM
stunning build,what kind of led's are you using and if you dont mind me asking how did you make the small lights,I have one built as Friendship 7 and 3 others to work on,one is started as Freedom 7 and the other two will be Liberty Bell 7,as flight and as on sea bed when found in 1999,the instrument and clear parts were missing from the kit when a friend gave me it so logical choice to do the damaged/rotted insides cheers Gordon
  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:50 PM

Wow,

That looks incredible

1st Group BuildSP

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