Model Of The Month: 1/4 Scale Mercury Capsule: Done 1/1 Scale

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by PaperAir, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Closet Astronaut

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    Really cool. Didn't get any time to build this weekend, spent all day today wernching on my truck, breaks, wipre motor, ect.

    Thik posting pics of this would be acceptable here?
  2. PaperAir

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    I did that all day saturday on the girlfriends new used car.It,s a 98 cavallier good thing the parts are cheap LOL.
  3. PaperAir

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    001.jpg

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    006.jpg Some more detail and clean up the lines and the couch will be done.
  4. PaperAir

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  5. Closet Astronaut

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    Yea..mine is a 93 Chevy 1500...18 years old, and parts were cheap, wiper motor alone was 60 bucks. But hey it's got 225,000 mi on it and it runs like a champ, doesn't leak or burn oil, I got 210,000 on the factory trans.

    Did you bake the clay for the controll handels or just let it dry naturally?
  6. PaperAir

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    It,s polymer clay you bake it for 13 at 275 its cheap a buck a block and comes in 40 colors.Can,t kill a Chevy or any other American car.
  7. PaperAir

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  9. Closet Astronaut

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    Looking great. I'm almost finnished with the heat shield it's comming together nicely should be posting pics soon.

    Did you finish the bulkhead detailing and wiring? I couldn't see it in the pics.
  10. Closet Astronaut

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    Hey Paul...looooong time no hear, hope everything is good with you.
  11. ekuth

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    I'm glad you posted, Closet... I had missed this incredible thread somehow.

    So incredible... it gets:

    Model Of The Month (and a spot on the home page)

    You're crazy, crazy, crazy for doing this. Can't wait.
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  12. PaperAir

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    Thank you Sir for model of the month.I am taking a break from this for a couple of weeks while I get ready to move to my new apt.Will be getting back to this in AUG.
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    WOW FANTASTIC!! What is next? A Space Shuttle cocpit Full size??
    Beautiful art is all I can say
  14. PaperAir

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    Thanks I,m thinking of just doing the rear bulkhead up to the parascope in full scale.After all this and finishing the 1/4 scale in detail I want to try designing a 1/4 scale Gemini and Apollo models.There arev a lot of service manuals on the web on those two space crafts.They will be large but doable.
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    Cosmiclismic build jawdrop Congratulations for this going M.O.T.M :thumb: Truly inspiring, and way cooool :cool:
  16. PaperAir

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    Thank you sir after my move I,ll probly get back to this in Sept.
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    wow i cant believe it!! i saw it online on another page and checked it out..... if you can actually finish it, and make it look great can you send me a pic =]
  18. PaperAir

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    I hope to finnish it and the pictures will be here.Where else did you see this I,m interested.
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    Incredible scale!

    I know this this will be a monumental undertaking, but what you have done so far looks incredible. Excellent work on both the periscope and control panels. Keep at it, I know you can do it!
    Kevin
  20. Big Al

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    Wow .....wow!!!

    What an Awsome undertaking!!! you do great work!

    My Father worked on the original Appolo project so this is close to my heart!

    Wow!!! all I can say is WOW!!!

    :-o < My Jaw