Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fuel Barge Top

A site visitor asked about the paint pattern on the Fuel Barge. On screen the third fuel tank, "C-10," is very difficult to see--not just for the letters but the colors too.

I had the good fortune to research original drawings from the television series in order to prepare this SketchUp model. Honestly, I don't remember if these are the colors that were called out on the drawings, or if they are the closest match to what was seen on screen. Possibly it's a little of both. 

I've also added a little detail that wasn't on the miniature--a hatch on each tank. But more about that later.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting these illustrations. I was scratch building a fuel barge for a one foot Jupiter 2 but could never quite make out the paint pattern on the C-10 tank. I also loved your book on the Gemini 12, I hope you'll come out with another on the Jupiter 2. You've uncovered such great information and illustrated it so well. Bill Hedges