Mercury #419 Douglas Skyrocket

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Mercury #419 Douglas Skyrocket

Postby sandmanoverhaul » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 pm

This basket case Mercury Skyrocket arrived with some other projects a few years back. I decided to at least make it look pretty and pretty complete. After removing the remaining paint I devised a new probe made from metal so that it could be displayed. I will investigate reproducing a plastic probe at a later date. The most difficult hurdle was making sure the decals were like the originals- small ! I find the Mercury toy airplanes a marvel of miniature casting engineering especially with the landing gear systems.
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Re: Mercury #419 Douglas Skyrocket

Postby edas » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:06 pm

Here's one of the originals..
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Re: Mercury #419 Douglas Skyrocket

Postby richardstarr » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:33 pm

I AM VERY IMPRESSED. NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GARAGE, BUT YOU HAVE THE IMPRESSIVE WHITE DOUGLAS SKYROCKET INSIDE.
MUCH BETTER THAN MY GARAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! REGARDS, RICHARD STARR
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Re: Mercury #419 Douglas Skyrocket

Postby hovermd » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:59 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Mercury #419 Douglas Skyrocket

Postby MichaelB » Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:27 am

Nice work! Mercury isn't quite a sow's ear, but you've fixed it up better than they did!
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