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

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

  1. dhanners

    dhanners Member

    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

    rlwhitt Active Member

    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!

  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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

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


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