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Author Topic: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer (Modified Category)  (Read 5774 times)

Offline Macupar

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SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer (Modified Category)
« on: February 28, 2014, 02:30:46 pm »
I hope you are able to see the time stamp on my phone. I could not find a widget that made the time and date bigger. I look forward to this build and following everyone else  that is participating. Good luck all!

https://plus.google.com/photos/106167212221119251958/albums/5985549459904575937?authkey=CL3s-_6Yhpbzdg

Mike
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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 02:39:42 pm »
Good to go Macupar good luck

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 02:41:18 pm »
Never seen this kit before Mike, good luck with your build

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 02:43:39 pm »
Like billski, I have not seen this kit before.  I will enjoy seeing how it builds up; I hope that you have fun and success with the kit and the contest!   8)
That model really tied the room together.

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 03:00:49 pm »
Thanks all! After going over the instructions in detail, this kit is very interesting. It is able to transform into 3 different vehicle modes and comes with a Gatling gun, a laser gun and a few missiles. This Shuttle is ready for anything!

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 03:04:07 pm »
I concur I'm excited to see your project come together. It reminds me of a Dune Ornithopter!
Boldly going...

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 04:37:48 pm »
Been interested in this kit for a while!

Might pick up one while watching your build!

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 05:20:20 pm »
Same as others I haven't seen this kit before, glad to see another entry that will be totally alien (cough) to me.
-Dave

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 08:47:52 pm »
Yeah, that definitely looks like a cool kit!
It's a new one on me too.
Best of luck and have fun with it Mike!!  :)
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 08:55:40 pm »
Looks cool,  I have never seen that one.  Looking forward to it.
Steve

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 06:13:35 am »
I was cleaning my parts this morning and I noticed some empty spots where parts should be. So I did an inventory and sure enough I am missing 6 parts. Who ever must have originally owned this kit must have played around with it. They are not the most important parts but it will make the Hoppers cockpit look a little empty since I am missing part of the cockpit chair, the astronaut, the forward control consul and a few extra details. 

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 06:45:03 am »
That's too bad.  Well, that's an opportunity to do some scratch building.  Not sure what scale that is but you might something you could use from aircraft models.

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 06:54:12 am »
I was thinking about doing a scratch build on 2 of that parts. I have never done that so this would be a good training opportunity. The Hopper is 1/48 scale so I am not sure what aircraft build would work. I am heading to the hobby shop here in a few hours to pick up a few supplies and will take a look around at that.

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer (Modified Category)
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 04:59:30 pm »
So I spent the day working on the aft cockpit of the shuttle. I was missing several parts to the cockpit so I had to make my own. I made a little storage section out of strip styrene and bought a 1/48 fighter jet seat to replace the missing section of the shuttle seat. I cut the back of the fighter jet seat off and fit it to the shuttle cockpit. I came out pretty nice.

To see a step by step process of the build so far visit my google+ page
https://plus.google.com/photos/106167212221119251958/albums/5985549459904575937

Mike

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Re: SMA Big Spring Build Eagle Lunar Explorer (Modified Category)
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 05:19:06 pm »
An awesome recovery on the missing parts!  I like how the chair came out; you didn't even miss a beat.  Keep up the great work!   :)
That model really tied the room together.

 




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