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Scratch Built 1/12 Mercury Redstone

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  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:17 AM

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

Still watching with admiration and interest

 

Ben

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

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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

Tested the Connector Brackets

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • 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

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 Sunday, August 19, 2018 9:36 AM

Adding Rivets to the Propellant Section.

 

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 Saturday, August 4, 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
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 4, 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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 4, 2018 1:14 AM

Looking good - wish you had a video of this build.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, August 3, 2018 8:52 PM

Made the Propulsion Section Paint Mask today

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 23, 2018 11:23 PM

What an awesome build. The Redstone has always been my favorite. Here is an awesome photo for an awesome build. May it help inspire you.

God speed.

 

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, July 23, 2018 8:49 PM

Final fit of the Propellant Section, Instrument Section, and Capsule before sheeting her.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, July 23, 2018 7:37 PM

Don Stauffer
Much less streamlined, however.

Difference in staging (and in the ability to compute aerodynamic loads.

The entire A4 vehicle was meant to make the entire trip, so it needed the ogive shape for super and trans sonic stability.

Redstone was only meant to "throw" a payload into a ballistic path, so the booster portion could be designed for engineering efficiency, thus, the simple cylinder shape.

This build remains one of my favorites; just everything about it is inspiring and cool to watch.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, July 23, 2018 5:10 PM

Wow, looking at the photos, your model has a metal "feel" to it!  Keep up the great work, can't wait to see the propellant tank section! 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 23, 2018 8:45 AM

ikar01

I've never noticed before but ina way it looks a bit like a stretched out V-2.I was just over at the Cape about two weeks ago and I never noticed the fins.  I was too busy looking at the top section.

 

Of course, it was designed by Von Braun, so I guess that explains the V-2 technology used.  Much less streamlined, however. I believe the Redstone main section was cylindrical.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:46 PM

I've never noticed before but ina way it looks a bit like a stretched out V-2.I was just over at the Cape about two weeks ago and I never noticed the fins.  I was too busy looking at the top section.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:48 AM

Careful, Rob!  From these photos the government might think you're building a REAL one in your basement and send in Federal agents!  Wink

Gary

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:38 AM

It looks really cool. Nice work.

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:13 AM

Tail Unit painted.

 

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:59 PM

rwiederrich

Not to be the clueless one in the room....but I would suspect all those rivets would have been flush mounted..as was with aircraft rivets......?

Was this a unique situation?

 

Rob

 

 

You would think.  The Mercury Redstone was designed between 1950 and 1952 by Chrysler and was a direct descendant of the German V-2 Rocket which was also riveted together.

The entire rocket is not riveted.  Only the Tail Section, and Instrument Section are riveted.  A portion of the Propellant Section is, but most of it is welded.

This is a reference picture of a Redstone Rocket.

Cheers

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:59 PM

Not to be the clueless one in the room....but I would suspect all those rivets would have been flush mounted..as was with aircraft rivets......?

Was this a unique situation?

 

Rob

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 9, 2018 11:02 PM

WOW, this build it riveting!....

Sorry, but I could not help that one Wink

"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 Monday, July 9, 2018 8:49 PM

Thanks guys.

Finished the rivets on the Tail Unit tonight.  Approximately 4,800 rivets.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, July 6, 2018 1:03 AM

Are you dreaming about rivets yet? How many bits have you used up with the drilling? Do you fingers have any skin left on them? Confused

Seriously, this is showing both great dedication AND modeling skills. I am staying tuned into this build till completion. If the upper stages equal this part of the build, we are in for a treat!.....

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, July 5, 2018 4:50 PM

 

One more section to go.  Approximately 3,700 rivets applied so far.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 29, 2018 6:39 PM

Awesome work Rob. Keep keeping on. I am cheering you on.

 

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, June 29, 2018 5:07 PM

What a long dragged out process. I'm half complete with the rivets. I started applying the rivets on 6/18/18. So far over 2,500 have been applied. Guess I need to order more rivets...…….

Have a great weekend

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, June 25, 2018 4:37 PM

keavdog

Wow!  Impressive work.   How tall will the entire piece be?

 

 

Almost 7 feet

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:51 PM

Wow!  Impressive work.   How tall will the entire piece be?

Thanks,

John

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