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Title: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on July 18, 2017, 09:41:00 pm
Hi Everyone,

I 've  been quietly working on the smaller MPC Space: 1999 Eagle, and doing some final touch up with filling and sanding. I've primed a couple of pieces and it's looking great so far. Since I'm so far along it brings me to the question of what would be the best color for base coat, and what color to paint the gray patches that are there in certain spots on it? I want a gray that will differentiate from the white but not too dark that it really stands out. If there are any of you talented fellas out there that have built one of these that have any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated. :)

Thanks,

Tom
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on July 19, 2017, 07:46:21 am
Hey, Tom!

While not a definitive answer, Mr. Atoz did an excellent job with his 22" Eagle build; as did many other builders on the forum with theirs!

http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=5818.msg75451#msg75451

There is the link to his WIP Thread. I scanned through it but didn't see a standout mention of paint colors. Maybe if you did an overall search of the WIPs you might find the colors used by others.

Steve
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on July 20, 2017, 10:46:49 am
WOW! Thanks for the link Steve!!! I was able to read quite a lot and give me some ideas going forward. That is an excellent build and he did a fantastic job. I don't know if I'm the master of the airbrush that he is, and my panels may not look as nice as his. I bought a set of Aztek Dummy masks from Cultvman for it but, I don't see that it covers those intermittent panels. Either way I'll keep plugging along and get it done.

Tom
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on July 24, 2017, 08:07:32 am
No worries, Tom!

I am "The Link Master!" I'll master them links! When I'm done with those links, they won't know where they're taking themselves!

(http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/donkey-shrek-1.74.jpg) (http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/donkey-shrek-1.74.jpg)

LLAP!

Steve
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on February 23, 2019, 09:40:32 am
Hi Everybody!

I've set this project aside for quite a while so I could finish other projects and take a break. Now I am back at it and furiously trying to get it done.
 
Here she is with a primer coat.

(https://i.imgur.com/otOZFyCm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wRJ1tstm.jpg)

Then I sprayed it with Testors Gunship Gray and applied the Aztek Dummy masks.

(https://i.imgur.com/3JhgG1Rm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9RBPwhHm.jpg)

After that, I painted the black areas on the command module which I think turned out rather nicely. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/RfjSYQum.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/q8hKOndm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GWutO7Mm.jpg)

I hope to get the base coat on today and get a better idea of how it's going look.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: starsiegeplayer on February 23, 2019, 09:52:07 pm
Looking good so far!
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: karve on February 24, 2019, 05:06:20 am
Looking great Tom!
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on February 25, 2019, 09:43:21 pm
Thanks a lot fellas!! :) I did get the base coat on everything except the passenger pod. Here it is after I removed all of the masks. Now I just have to decide what color to paint the passenger pods. I am looking for any ideas of what color to paint the rocket/thruster bells? I have Testors Model Master Acrylic Aluminum but that may be too dark. I prefer to use acrylic so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great! Here are some pics with the base coat, I hope you like them as well.

Tom

(https://i.imgur.com/3q4IclUl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PaCk4s3m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4vyiGj3m.jpg)
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: starsiegeplayer on February 26, 2019, 12:16:34 am
I used the tamiya synthetic lacquer aluminum for the main engine bells.   I used Testor's model master acrylic aluminum for the 8 vertical thrusters on the bottom of the ship.  The RCS thrusters I did with silver (they are actually fairly bright on the filming model).
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on February 26, 2019, 07:29:53 am
Tom,

Can't suggest much on the paint, but I can offer some encouragement! This is looking fabulous!

What did you end up using for the base coat? Is it a flat white?

Keep going!

Steve
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on February 27, 2019, 09:26:02 am
Thanks Starsiegepalyer! I will hit the hobby shop sometime this weekend and see what they have for metallic colors for the main engine bells. I painted the thrusters underneath the passenger pod Testors acrylic aluminum and will probably do the same for the other four on the bottom.

Thanks a lot Steve! I can use all of the encouragement I can get! :) My base color is a mix of 2 bottles Testors Model Master arylic Flat White and 1 bottle Testors MM acrylic Light Gray. I probably will not have any more updates until after the weekend.

Have a great rest of the week!

Tom
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: jwood314 on February 28, 2019, 06:56:38 am
I know you said you prefer acrylics, but take a look at Alclad metallics, they are FANTASTIC, requires an airbrush though.  I am loving your build, so many awesome models out there, not enough time to build them all. :(

Cheers,
James
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on February 28, 2019, 08:38:10 pm
Thank you so much for your support James! :) For the liftoff thrusters, I am going to go with Testors acrylic Aluminum and lightly airbrush this the insides black. For the main rocket motors, I picked up a bottle of Tamiya Chrome Silver which I will also use on the RCS thrusters and on the sensors on the command module. it's brighter silver which I hope will look pretty good.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: scottminium on February 28, 2019, 09:17:48 pm
Really loving this.  I have an Eagle in the stash and have never built one.  Keep going!
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: starsiegeplayer on February 28, 2019, 10:14:06 pm
I have used Tamiya chrome silver acrylic paint before.  I liked it.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 03, 2019, 10:07:30 am
Thanks scottminimum! I had to stop for a couple of days because I had some travel and other commitments. I painted the base coat on the passenger pod and found I to do a little more filling and sanding. I'm hoping to put fresh base coat on either today or tomorrow and then decide whether I am going to do the red stripes or not.

Hey starsiegepalyer. I am hoping it will have the right look after they're painted. I have to wait on that though. I bought the Paragrafix photo etch set for the sensors on the command module and the diffusers on the rocket motors. Well, I messed the diffusers up trying to install them and now I am waiting for a replacement set. They should be here in a few days and then I should have an update after that.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 03, 2019, 10:00:04 pm
I was able to make some progress this weekend. I painted the base coat on the passenger pod and then removed the masks underneath.

(https://i.imgur.com/SXQfQ4ql.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fHBkxuMl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/azPShW2l.jpg)

After a little touch up I think it turned out really nice and I am pleased with the results. :) I hope to have a little more progress in the next couple of days.

Have a great week!

Tom
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on March 04, 2019, 08:00:37 am
OOOOOOOoooooo!

Nice masking job, Tom!

Keep going! It's looking awesome!

Steve
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 05, 2019, 10:48:45 am
Thanks a lot Steve I really appreciate that! I would like to take all of the credit but, I have to give it to Aztek Dummy and their mask set. With a little trimming and adjustment they are really incredible. I did have to do a little touch up in a couple of spots where they weren't firmly pressed down. I finally have my replacement parts from Paragrafix so I hope to have the engines done sometime this weekend.

Tom
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: scottminium on March 06, 2019, 08:31:18 pm
Looking incredible.  Always in awe of how people accomplish the seeming impossible with paint.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: modelerdave on March 07, 2019, 08:15:24 am
Your paint masking on the bottom of the cargo module is fantastic. Love the look.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 10, 2019, 10:08:32 am
Thanks scottminimum and modelerdave! I wish I could take credit for the masking but, I bought the Aztek Dummy paint masks for this kit on Culttvman's website. I was making good progress when I took a step back yesterday. Painting one of the landing pods the painting kept lifting up when I removed the mask and I just have to put it down for a couple of days and rethink my strategy on this. A little frustrating but, I'll get past it eventually.

(https://i.imgur.com/MU4z5bUl.jpg)

The other three did not give me as many fits and turn out pretty nice.

(https://i.imgur.com/01zmPhRl.jpg)

I'm hoping to get back at it and get this cleaned up in a day or two.

Have a great week!

Tom

Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 10, 2019, 07:44:41 pm
I've decided I will not give up without a fight and repainted all of the damaged areas. I think I got it now and it looks pretty good. At least good enough that I think any more messing around will only have me looking for trouble.

(https://i.imgur.com/Bmj6U7um.jpg)

Now I just have to figure out how I will mask the center portion to paint it aluminum to simulate the landing gear mounting.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: starsiegeplayer on March 16, 2019, 02:57:43 pm

Now I just have to figure out how I will mask the center portion to paint it aluminum to simulate the landing gear mounting.

If you are talking about the landing gear cage structure , it's grey.

http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/models/eagle/e2/w2meagle2p.html
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 17, 2019, 02:41:51 pm
I see that you're right about the grey starsiegeplayer. However, when I painted the aluminum over the black I got this muted dark grey metallic look that I kind of like and think I am going to stay with.

(https://i.imgur.com/8R7pHHHl.jpg)

Besides these pods were such a masking nightmare for me as well as the problem with the tape lifting off the paint on the one pod, I am going to consider this a victory and move on.

Tom

Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: starsiegeplayer on March 17, 2019, 06:25:04 pm
Yeah that metallic grey looks good!
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 22, 2019, 08:26:04 am
Thank you Sir!! I've been battling a cold the last couple of days so I haven't had much progress this week. I will pick it up again next week after I am feeling better.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on March 23, 2019, 09:49:17 pm
After thanking starsiegeplayer for liking my metallic color, I decided to make a change.  I have to admit after some serious consideration about what he originally said and being sick the last few days which gave me plenty of time, I went back and repainted the gear part of the landing pods dark ghost gray.

(https://i.imgur.com/G4QIA9ql.jpg)

Now it does look more accurate and the color does work.

(https://i.imgur.com/TOxjB7Lm.jpg)

I do now see the light at the end of the tunnel and I hope to have more progress soon.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on April 06, 2019, 11:05:58 am
I didn't do much this week because I was debating about whether I was going to order more aftermarket parts for the engine bell diffusers and the RCS thrusters. I was looking on Shapeways and they have this pretty nice looking set. I bought the Paragrafix photo-etch set but, they are just too delicate and I need a lot more practice working with photo-etch. On another board someone recommended Shapeways and I liked what they have to offer. I wish I could have found out earlier because they have an awesome set of accurate landing gear. It's too late in the game to go back and do surgery on the shoulder pods and I want to get this done and get on to my next project. So while I wait I painted those what I call gothic crosses on the shoulder pods. I could have gone with the decals or the vinyl replacement that came with the Aztek Dummy masks, I wanted to do paint. Do I used the outline from the vinyl piece as a mask and it turned better than I had hoped.

(https://i.imgur.com/YiNQNKIl.jpg)

I have only three done because I discovered the fourth needed a little more filling and sanding so I will wait for that to dry another day before painting the last one.

Tom
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: starsiegeplayer on April 15, 2019, 10:38:38 am
The paragraphix engine baffles are not too hard to work with if you put a spacer tube in to hold them (the filming model used a spacer  tube also).  Find a stock styrene tube and cut it so that it sits in th engine bell straight and the baffle can lay on top of  it.  You can sand the ends down if you cut them too long.  When the test fits are good, cement the tubes in the engine bells and let them dry completely. 

Then, all you have to do is put ca glue on the ends of the tubes and lay the baffle pieces on top with tweezers.
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on April 20, 2019, 12:36:33 pm
Hey starsiegeplayer! I tried your suggestions and here are my results. Paragrafix actually sent me a replacement set before I ordered the Shapeways parts. So, I figured I would take your suggestion and do a trial run with the photo-etch parts and some spare tubing I had in my stash. Here are my results.

(https://i.imgur.com/qojK10sm.jpg)

I think this turned out pretty well and will save my Shapeways prts for another project.

Thank you Sir!

Sorry for the late reply. we had a snow storm here last weekend and we had a brief power outage that blew out my router. I took me three days of going through all of the online solutions before I figured out my wireless adapter was not compatible with the band on the new router.

Have a great weekend and Happy Easter!!!!
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: starsiegeplayer on April 21, 2019, 02:00:52 pm
Looking sharp!  8)
Title: Re: Space: 1999 Eagle Colors
Post by: TD1701 on April 26, 2019, 01:52:07 pm
Thank you Sir!!!!!! ;D