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PostSubject: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Tue 07 Apr 2015, 11:26 pm

I am going to start the Mercury space craft. I may only do the
Mercury capsule for now and sometime later do the Gemini one.
I actually shouldn't with so many "irons in the fire" but this is another
of my favorite subjects.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Tue 07 Apr 2015, 11:54 pm

Small?---John
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Wed 08 Apr 2015, 6:42 am

WOW it is little. Nice subject.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 3:28 am

I did some painting, instrument panel, seat and bulkhead, interior
of the capsule and control stick.---John
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 4:43 pm

The astronaut is painted and in his seat. I also added his control stick.---John
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 5:05 pm

Very nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 6:17 pm

Ditto from me John.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 6:50 pm

I'll go along with a ditto too ...

nice unusual subject, i'm always up for a bit of variety
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 7:13 pm

Very different, so tiny and cool, Ditto!!! :)
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Sat 11 Apr 2015, 10:02 pm

More interior work, almost ready to close up.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 5:55 am

Looking Good John
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 4:17 pm

Gives one the idea of how brave (nutso?) they were.  Reading books and the movie (the right stuff) on astronauts, I can see how the daredevil competitiveness was the  emotion that propelled them into the space program.  They drove cars like they tested planes.  Good work on one tiny kit.  I have a tiny kit of the moon lander I'd luv to do someday.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 6:05 pm

Looks great. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 1:29 am

Really nice work, but small, small, small.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 3:13 am

Thanks, all buttoned up except for escape hatch. The molds
are definitely worn, the fit is not tight. I will definitely need to
do some "creative sanding". Two of the three seams needed filler
and I am hoping I don't destroy too much of the raised detail. I
also had to add the heat shield to draw the parts together and hold
the bottom flush. I had wanted to paint it first but I may need to fill
gaps between the capsule sides and it. I definitely am looking into the
Atomic City 1/12 Mercury capsule with it's ONE PIECE capsule, no multiple
pieces and seams to fool with.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 5:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 6:19 pm

Got the offending seams sanded, I "rescribed" the excess
putty out of the corrugated seams. The escape hatch has been
lightly glued in place. I am now ready for the fun, the escape tower
with all it's tiny frail cross members.---John

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PostSubject: Re: 1/48 Revell Mercury-Gemini space capsules   Tue 14 Apr 2015, 12:29 am

Regardless of small scale, a wonderful job on a historic vehicle.
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