Mecury-Redstone 3 – Alan B. Shepard flight to space

Converted from a Jupiter-C Explorer 1 Revell classic kit this diorama depicts the Mercury-Redstone 3 (and Mercury-Redstone 4) launchpad with booster and capsule. The booster was converted from the original model, the launch tower was enhanced with the platforms’ details, most notably the cabins in the 3rd and 4th deck. The Emercency Launch escape system (a.k.a cherrypicker) was handmade.

The diorama comes with lighting of the tower and flood lights which automatically activate depending on the light of the environment (threshold can be tuned).