Mercury-Redstone in 1/53.9 scale....

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by dhanners, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. dhanners

    dhanners Member

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    Just added some photos of my build of the Card in Space Mercury-Redstone offering. The model is supposed to be 1/48th scale, but about three-quarters of the way through the build I realized I never checked the size calibration scale on the parts sheets to make sure I had printed it out correctly. And when I did check it out, I realized my printer had been on "Fit to Page" and so, as best I can figure, my model is 1/53.9 scale. A common scale for model rockets....

    The model was built pretty much stock, except I ditched the kit parts and scratchbuilt the launch escape system tower and motor. I printed the rocket body out on a coated text paper, so it has a semi-gloss look like the real thing.
  2. rlwhitt

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    Very nice, as always! That fit to page thing is a lot of fun - I've built parts of things with and without it and then had to experience the joy of trying to fit them together!

    Rick
  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Awesome build...whatever scale it turned out to be.:grin:

    Thanks for sharing photos of your build, it's fabulous!

    Cheers!
    Jim