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Offline DaveJ576

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #120 on: 03/13/2018 11:52 AM »
I read some of these books as a little kid. So, when I have an extra Mercury Redstone, and some spare time. I rebuilt it as the rocket from the book.  Project Quicksilver Mercury Redstone. When Horizon Models came out with their very nice Mercury Redstone, I still had my old Dragon Models Mercury Redstone. I decided to convert it to rocket Mike Mars flew in the old book series I read as a child. I just repainted it and used extra decals from my Horizon kits. I used one of the Horizon spacecraft and painted it orange as they were described in the book. It was a fun and quick project.

I have the entire series. I read them as a kid, then found all the books together in a set in an antique store. They are a bit silly when looked at from an adult perspective, but I had fun reading them again.
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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #121 on: 03/13/2018 11:39 PM »
They sure felt more exciting when I read them as a child.

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #122 on: 03/14/2018 02:20 AM »
I'm a little embarrassed to say I don't remember those books at all.  Although I was really hooked on Tom Corbett Space Cadet and Tom Swift Junior.