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-1/110 Revell-Model-Kit-Mercury-Capsule-With-Atlas-Booster

Postby bluedonkey99 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 18:04

Has anyone had a bash at this, and what its like as a kit and accuracy to scale - its meant to be 1/110??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Revell-Model-Kit-Mercury-Capsule-With-Atlas-Booster-1-110-8647-/371742265632
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Re: -1/110 Revell-Model-Kit-Mercury-Capsule-With-Atlas-Boost

Postby Jonathan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 22:31

Here is quite a good review, with a few words about the 1/110 scale business.
http://www.hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/ ... ewcs_1.htm
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Re: -1/110 Revell-Model-Kit-Mercury-Capsule-With-Atlas-Boost

Postby bootneck42 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:51

I have this kit but have not started it yet. Whilst researching how to build it I found that the basic rocket assembly and gantry is quite good but the approach ramp is far too short, making the angle virtually impossible for the semi-trailer tanker to ascend it. There are plenty of photo's on the web, which should allow for the length of the pad to be extended correctly.

I would recommend getting this kit if it is still available.

Here are some links showing the pad:

http://m.iphotoscrap.com/Image/261/1270019748.jpg

http://www.siloworld.net/MISSILE%20%20LAUNCHES/CAPE/Launches/atlas__a.htm

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Mariner_3_on_the_launchpad.jpg

http://www.drewexmachina.com/2014/12/18/vintage-micro-the-talking-atlas/

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/495607133964912087/

http://www.drewexmachina.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Atlas_10B_on_pad.jpg

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