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.
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As a kid who grew up with the Mercury program, these look great!
Interesting, how long did it take you to make?
The mercury capsule? Found a version with suitable permissions online, all I did was resurface it for lightwave, so not very long!
Where online did you find it? I’d be interested in taking a look. Thanks
Goes off to google…
Looks like it was here!