Mercury capsule, texturing and clean-up

Mercury Capsule

I’m currently sorting out surfaces for this Mercury capsule. But even so I thought it was good enough for a first shot at a finished render…

For those who don’t know, (is there anyone?) the Mercury program was the USA’s first manned spaceflight project, with a capsule capable of holding a single astronaut. The first few launches were sub-orbital. Astronaut control was limited, leading to Chuck Yaeger’s famous remark that the pilots were more like “spam in a can”.

It was a difficult time, as the US struggled to catch up with the early lead set by the Soviet Union.

And here are some more basic renders too.

Mercury Capsule
Mercury Capsule

Mercury Capsule
Mercury Capsule
Mercury Capsule
Mercury Capsule

5 thoughts on “Mercury capsule, texturing and clean-up”

    1. The mercury capsule? Found a version with suitable permissions online, all I did was resurface it for lightwave, so not very long!
      🙂

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