Recreate the excitement of the early days of NASA with this stunning 1:34 scale replica of Mercury Redstone (MR-4).
The finished kit stands nearly 29 inches tall and features laser-cut, layered balsa fins and a molded plastic model of Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7 and it’s Launch Escape System (LES). The set of detailed water-slide decals even includes the distinctive white “crack” that Gus painted onto the side of his spacecraft to make it resemble the actual Liberty Bell. This Advanced Level (formerly Skill Level 3) kit is a “must have” for all serious model rocketeers! Put this one on the flight line and countdown to launch, and watch it reach altitudes up to 200 feet on an Estes C6-3 engine. Rocket and spacecraft return together under a colorful 15 inch parachute, ready to prep and launch again.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, weight, hobby knife, primer (white), paint (black) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).