Lake County SpacePort 

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1/110 scale Revell Launch Complex 5 Model Conversion

It's been a "relaxing" summer at the SpacePort. A number of
events have held sway on our schedule, so we've not had too much time (or need) for modeling.

That does not mean we are not modeling at all...

This was a classic Revell 1/110 scale Jupiter C with Explorer 1 model, just like the one that is currently sitting in the Apollo Room.

However, this copy is going through "modifications" to resemble Launch Complex 5's gantry and pad system, from which Alan Shepard rode the Mercury/Redstone 3 mission into America's first suborbital flight in May 1961.

Over the past few days, we put the finishing touches on the re-worked 1/110 scale Revell Jupiter C model, to complete the conversion to Launch Complex 5, with Alan Shepard's "Freedom 7" getting ready to fly.

Now, she's ready to g on display in "the Lovely Apollo Room," next to the original Jupiter C-Explorer 1 model, as part of the beginnings of the Space Age.

See more photos of the actual conversion of the Jupiter C model on our Shutterfly Share Site. Click on the link below...