Light this candle - Models 1/72 Mercury Redstone - Freedom 7
I picked this up and started building as a distraction and what I thought would be a simple build.
The kit is superb. The escape tower needs a little forethought and patience but the photoetch was a nightmare to get off the sprue and bend.
Felt like trying to cut solid steel.
I managed to bend the escape tower as I was fitting it to the capsule and just before I went to take the photos realised I had broken the pointy bit off.
Scrambling through the recycle bin I found the sprue and glued the other one in place. not right for this kit but only I will know.
On with the pics, excuse the garden it is needing done.
Painted with Tamiya Flat White, Nato Black, Metallic Grey and Dark Iron.
The Capsule was a mix of Nato Black and Metallic Blue wih Semi-Gloss Black for the portholes.
A cracking kit with no particular fit issues, the neck ring at the base of the escape tower needs thinning to get it over the top of the Capsule.
The transfers went down with no issues.
Edit: I only realised as I was building this that it was 60 Years ago this month that she flew.
Coincidences can be nice sometimes.
Thanks for looking,
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