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ryannagata
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From: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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posted 04-14-2015 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ryannagata   Click Here to Email ryannagata     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a lifelong space buff and I made this replica Mercury suit last year. I make all kind of space replicas. I'm currently working on an Apollo suit.

mercsim
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posted 04-14-2015 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercsim   Click Here to Email mercsim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Totally awesome!

onesmallstep
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posted 04-14-2015 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice! Now all you need is that chest mirror, a Mercury capsule mockup — and a stand-in for Guenter Wendt to shoehorn you in.

p51
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posted 04-14-2015 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen your work on the RPF forum, glad to see you posting stuff here!

AussiePete
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posted 04-15-2015 01:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wunder where Guenter Wendt?

Tykeanaut
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posted 04-15-2015 02:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work, do you have any previous tailoring experience? Don't forget to post a photo of the Apollo suit when finished!

chameloon
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posted 04-15-2015 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chameloon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work! I'm currently following your Apollo build on the RPF forum.

Lou Chinal
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posted 04-22-2015 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way COOL. Judging by the glove zippers and the air conditioner you went by Shepard (MR-3). Would you like the parachute harness he used?

What watch do you have on?

ryannagata
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posted 04-26-2015 11:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ryannagata   Click Here to Email ryannagata     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! Yes, I modeled my suit after Shepard's suit because it was the simplest. I may do another one later that looks more like Glenn's. I've also seen the correct torso harnesses for sale on occasion, but they are way out of my budget.
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Originally posted by Lou Chinal:
What watch do you have on?
I'm wearing a modern Breitling Cosmonaute. I've had it for 20 years now. They say Scott Carpenter wore one during Aurora 7, but I've never seen a clear photograph of it.

mode1charlie
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posted 04-27-2015 12:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding! I will be following your A7L project on PRF as well.

ryannagata
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posted 06-23-2015 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ryannagata   Click Here to Email ryannagata     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I completed my prototype Apollo suit. It's a fully wearable replica. Every part was fabricated by me. I'll be making the extravehicular components (LEVA, lunar boots and gloves, RCU, PLSS) next.

More pictures here (along with my Mercury suit).

history in miniature
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posted 06-23-2015 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!!!!

Jeff
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posted 06-23-2015 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!!! That is Absolutely Fantastic... Well Done.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 06-23-2015 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am speechless!

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-23-2015 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing!

space1
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posted 06-23-2015 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is exquisite work. I love your attention to detail.

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 06-23-2015 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! AWESOME WORK!

moonguyron
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posted 06-23-2015 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonguyron   Click Here to Email moonguyron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that is truly remarkable work. Even now the folks at the Smithsonian are checking their inventory.

ryannagata
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posted 06-23-2015 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ryannagata   Click Here to Email ryannagata     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much! It means a lot to get the approval of some real space enthusiasts. I'm very happy with how this suit turned out, but I'm already in the process of correcting various inaccuracies for my next version.

Charlie16
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posted 06-24-2015 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great Job. Congratulations!

Norman.King
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posted 06-24-2015 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spectacular!

Ronpur
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posted 06-24-2015 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Every has used most of words I would have used to describe your work already, but WOW!!

That is incredible!!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-24-2015 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work !!!

Daugherty54
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posted 06-24-2015 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would love to have that Apollo standing beside one of my display cases!

Outstanding work!

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-25-2015 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't believe how good this is.

randy
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posted 06-25-2015 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely INCREDIBLE!

garymilgrom
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posted 06-25-2015 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow x 17,500! Can you explain what fabrics, metals and processes you are using?

carmelo
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posted 06-27-2015 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! But these suit are ventilated inside?

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