This Project Mercury “Aurora 7” Capsule model comes complete with the authenticl signature of Malcom “Scott” Carpenter. An American astronaut, Carpenter is best known as one of the original seven astronauts selected for Project Mercury in 1959. The Aurora 7 launched on May 24, 1962.
Master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite. Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting. Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.
Scale:1/25 scale model