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1/72 Spacecraft Series

#2004

MERCURY-REDSTONE

1/72

 

Relive the Dawn of the Space Race with our exciting new 1/72 scale Mercury™-Redstone model kit...



                       ...begin your journey today!




Just US $37.95* per kit!

(RRP US $44.95)

*Flat P&P of US$ 7.95 per order (for up to 6 kits) for world-wide airmail shipping.
*(US$ 4.95 for postage within Australia).*GST of 10% added to Australian addresses.
*All prices are in US$ and do not include customs/import/duties/taxes, etc.


For Australian customers who would prefer to pay in Australian dollars, please click here.

All new 1/72 Mercury™-Redstone Plastic Model Kit

The First Americans in Space!
In 1961, two brave men became the first Americans to fly into space. Launched atop Redstone rockets, they experienced incredible acceleration during 142 seconds of powered flight, after which their Mercury™ spacecraft separated from the booster to coast majestically to altitudes over 117 miles (188 km). From there they would experience about five minutes of weightlessness, and gaze down upon the Earth from their incredible vantage point. A short time later, their re-entry would begin - racing back towards the Earth until they hit the atmosphere, the deceleration building up until they reached about 11g, after which their parachute would deploy to slow their spacecraft so they could safely splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. Only two men would fly the Mercury™-Redstone, but they paved the way for more ambitious spaceflights which eventually saw man walk on the moon.

Photo of painted and assembled model*
*Test shots shown - actual model may vary slightly from photo

Decals and Instructions (2.1MB)

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  • Detailed Mercury capsule with shingles and bolts
  • Finely detailed Redstone rocket with launch stand
  • Finely engraved recessed panel lines and bolts
  • Parts and decals included to build any Mercury-Redstone mission
  • Alternate parts for early porthole and boilerplate capsules
  • High quality water-slide decals and detailed instructions included
  • Photo-etch parts for Mercury- capsule and Redstone booster


Length:         approx 353mm (13.9") (without stand)
Diameter:     25mm (1.0")

Width:           54mm (2.1")
Parts:            48 (plastic) plus 29 (photo-etch)

Made in Australia

Decals printed in USA by Microscale Industries


Just US $37.95* per kit!

(RRP US $44.95)


*Flat P&P of US$ 7.95 per order (for up to 6 kits) for world-wide airmail shipping.
*(US$ 4.95 for postage within Australia).

*GST of 10% added to Australian addresses.
*All prices are in US$ and do not include customs/import/duties/taxes, etc.


For Australian customers who would prefer to pay in Australian dollars, please click here.

Produced under license.  Boeing, McDonnell, Mercury, their distinctive logos, product markings and trade dress are trademarks of The Boeing Company.

Reviews


Cybermodeler.com (April 2017)    https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/hor/kit_hor_2004.shtml


IPMS USA  (May 2017)                   http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mercury-redstone


FineScale Modeler - Video Review (April 2017)   http://www.finescale.com/videos/new-product-rundown/2017/04/nprd-109


ModelingMadness.com - Review by Scott Van Aken (May 2017):

"This kit completes Horizon Models' Mercury program offerings. You get their excellent Mercury capsule kit combined with a new tool Redstone lower stage. There is also photo etch for both parts of the kit. The Mercury kit is on a  single large sprue that includes not only a display stand but also the body of the 'boiler plate' version. Each capsule is built up around a central core section that mounts onto the heat shield. There are three 'fuselage' sections that are attached. There is a launch tower made of three support pieces that are glued together and atop that is a five piece rocket pack that consists of two halves and three nozzles. A spike fits atop that. While the kit includes a retrorocket pack, that and the display stand will be superfluous to this build.

The rest of the kit contains two identical sprues for the body of the Redstone rocket. This consists of an upper and lower section which are mated at final assembly. The photo etch for this section is mainly used for braces and some small stand-offs. You'll need to drill some holes for the latter, but nothing that is too difficult. A launch stand is also included.

Instructions are superbly done with a lot of detail information. There are four distinct markings options provided. Two of them are germane for the four unmanned flights, while the others are for the Freedom 7 and Liberty 7 that carried Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. An addendum sheet is provided to replace the too skinny markings on the main sheet. The decals are superbly printed and the placement diagrams are quite extensive to ensure that you get the very best representation of the mission you are modeling. 

CONCLUSIONS  If you are a real space modeler and especially if you concentrate your efforts on manned missions, then this is a kit you should get. If you want to see something like the Gemini program done, then I encourage you to show your support."