Mercury Redstone Liberty Bell 'Crack'

Mercury Redstone Liberty Bell 'Crack'

Post by MONeill8 » Sun, 25 Mar 2001 17:23:45



In the Estes Mercury Redstone kit, they include a decal to be placed on the
Liberty Bell Capsule. The decal is supposed to be a white 'crack' that is
painted on the capsule to represent the crack in the real Liberty Bell. Was
this painted 'crack' prototypical to the real life Mercury Redstone Liberty
Bell Capsule that Gus Grisson flew in or was it just added to the kit capsule
for effect?
 
 
 

Mercury Redstone Liberty Bell 'Crack'

Post by Sandy559 » Sun, 25 Mar 2001 22:06:13


Yes, there was a crack painted on the side of the real Liberty Bell capsule
too.
Steve

 
 
 

Mercury Redstone Liberty Bell 'Crack'

Post by Mario Perdu » Sun, 25 Mar 2001 22:22:45



Yes, there was a crack painted on the side of the Liberty Bell 7. It's
clearly visible in many of the photo's taken of the flight.

BTW, if you're interested in more information about Gus Grissom, part
one of a series on him is in the first issue (march) of the Rocketeers
of Central Indiana (ROCI) newsletter. You can find a link to it at:
http://www.indyrockets.org/roci.html

Mario Perdue
NAR #22012 Sr. L2

http://www.indyrockets.org

"X-ray-Delta-One, this is Mission Control, two-one-five-six, transmission concluded."

 
 
 

Mercury Redstone Liberty Bell 'Crack'

Post by Dickinson' » Mon, 26 Mar 2001 09:57:52


You can see a picture of the real Liberty 7 on my web site.

http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Happy Flying!
Mike***inson


Quote:
> In the Estes Mercury Redstone kit, they include a decal to be placed on
the
> Liberty Bell Capsule. The decal is supposed to be a white 'crack' that is
> painted on the capsule to represent the crack in the real Liberty Bell.
Was
> this painted 'crack' prototypical to the real life Mercury Redstone
Liberty
> Bell Capsule that Gus Grisson flew in or was it just added to the kit
capsule
> for effect?

 
 
 

Mercury Redstone Liberty Bell 'Crack'

Post by Tom Prest » Thu, 29 Mar 2001 03:22:03


  In case you did not know, I have waterslide decals for the 1/35th scale MR as
well as the 1/48th scale kit bashed one.  My decals include the capsule decals
for both flights, Freedon 7 and Liberty Bell 7.  I also have the crack on my
decals, modeled after the capsule when it was found again.  There are more than
one complete sets on the sheets I have, giving you plenty of extras in case you
make a mistake or want to test your clear coat with the decals before using on
the finished model.  Check out my web site for those and other decals.

Take care.

Tom P.
Tango Papa Decals
www.tangopapadecals.com
Tom P.
http://www.tangopapadecals.com