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Mercury Redstone rocket

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This was done as a quick build between projects, and only took eight hours work to complete. It would have been quicker, but the escape rocket mast is VERY fiddly to put together, with more parts than the rest of the rocket put together, and the lack of proper instructions doesn't help. Also the main body of the rocket is presented as tubes, presumably to eliminate sanding of seams; it doesn't. There is a prominent mould seam down both sides of each of the four sections, and a lot of sanding and polishing smooth is still required.

As it was a quick build, I didn't research the colour scheme too much and just followed the instructions on the box, so there are inaccuracies. No weathering was done, as this thing was only used once...

Only one pic, as it doesn't look much different from the other side.

mercurywide_zpswn3m7w9d.jpg

 

Cheers,

Dean

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Nice clean build mate.

One thing fella:

There are several spots on your image. Are they stains on the back ground card, or have you been eating your lunch off your camera sensor?

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1 hour ago, Drichc said:

Nice clean build mate.

One thing fella:

There are several spots on your image. Are they stains on the back ground card, or have you been eating your lunch off your camera sensor?

That's exactly what they are, mate...I don't usually have anything that tall to photograph, so the mucky bit is at the top out of sight. 😉

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