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

It looks incredible, Rob.

  • 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
    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 Friday, November 9, 2018 9:04 PM

She fits in the case.  Thank God.  

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • 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

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, October 28, 2018 5:07 PM

lewbud

When does the Gemini Titan start?

Maybe Rob's going for the BIG one... a 1/12 Saturn V! Wink

Gary

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:01 PM

Nevermind, I just saw that I had already asked this and you answered. This is amazing work.

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

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 27, 2018 6:59 PM

Rob,

I've been following this on the book of Face as well and I've got to know. Are those rivets the Archer Transfers rivet decals or did you have drill and place each one individually? When does the Gemini Titan start?

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

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Canada
Posted by satiable on Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:09 PM

Just wow man.. WOW! Very impressive work. Now that is dedication. Good job!

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:32 AM

Instrument Section is painted, but not clear coated yet.  I have a few items I'm currenty researching.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:32 PM

Stick a fork in it! It’s done. No more Rivets

Instrument Section finished with 3,888 Rivets and a total of 10,072 on the booster! Beer me

Final test fit of the Dovap Antennas before the Instrument Section is painted

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:50 AM

Completed Case

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:27 PM

Rob, that's just incredible!  What a great job.

What's next?  A real-scale version of the Gemini Capsule?  Big Smile

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:11 PM

Really looking nice.  Cool shot looking up from the engines

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:12 PM

Perhaps I missed it Rob, but what are you using for the sheeting?

Steve

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

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:21 PM

Instrument Section almost ready for primer.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, October 7, 2018 4:20 PM

Majority of the Rivets have been applied to the Instrument Section.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • 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

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 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:58 PM

Propellant Section is complete.  Onto the Instrument Section.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by cyclingrick on Monday, September 3, 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
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, September 3, 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
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, September 3, 2018 8:37 PM

Painted the Black Stripe and UNITED STATES Lettering.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, September 1, 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 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, September 1, 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
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, September 1, 2018 4:33 PM

Excellent progress.

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

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, September 1, 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

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