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Offline fumblethumbs

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2014, 05:43:17 pm »
Yeah, you know, even if it takes longer to scratch build these bits (and it very well may be faster)
it has to be a lot easier on the nerves for sure!  Parts are looking great James!   :)
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2014, 05:52:55 pm »
I had one of these back in the day. Could never understand why they did a great job by molding the "backbone" of the Eagle and then just "blew off" doing the same for the service module. When I saw that the kit was being reissued I was hoping they would maybe redo that but guess not. I dearly love the Eagles. Considered doing what your doing when I get one, but now I am rethinking that. I think scratch building will be the way I go when I get around to it. Its a shame there is a nice bit of detail that goes in those areas. I almost wish Fine Molds would do an Eagle I will be all over it, if they do. Hmmmmm how many Eagles did Alpha have....... ;D. My wife would kill me! Good luck with it. It's looking good so far.
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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2014, 05:52:14 pm »
Hey Cook, great subject.  I have never built this kit before nor have I seen it in person.  I knew it was very accurate, but having all that plastic in the tube cage around the core of the model really sucks.  I see why many have scratch built that now and why I have read about many a modeler cursing it to hell.  I can't wait though to see more and your scratch built cage work.  I love the show and this has always been a favorite model of mine.  Great progress!
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Offline Magnus Greel

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 05:42:01 pm »
Hey Buddy,
I did exactly the same thing you're doing over twenty five years or so ago with this kit, all the best to you it's a hell of a job to do :-(
I've just started making models after what seems like 400years but its really only 35ish years :-)

Offline Cook1965

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 02:47:18 pm »
"Build an Eagle," the voices said. "Do most of it from scratch. It'll be FUN," they said...Well, I have to say, it is driving me crazy! ;D I was going to attempt to build the service module framework with copper tubing, and after burning my fingers and having my work fall apart evry time I attached a new piece, I decided that plastic will have to be the way to go.

So this is what I have done, so far.

In the upper portion of the 1st pic, are two complete cage halves. They will be joined with cross ties tonight.




In the next pic,I took the kit provided 'spine' and added cross members for structural stability (as it was made on the studio model), and I really don't want to try to reinvent the wheel on this, hence the use of the kit part...



Here, you can see the cross members on the underside of the 'spine'.

And that's all for now. More to follow in the next couple of days, or so! 8)

Offline r0bert

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2014, 04:21:27 pm »
If you haven't seen this video of the original 44 inch studio model,
you may find it useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRwrmmGEcf4
« Last Edit: May 28, 2014, 11:29:51 pm by r0bert »

Offline big game nerd

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2014, 10:24:11 pm »
Looking great.  All of the scratch building will pay off for you.  Hang in there

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2014, 10:10:16 pm »
scratch building sweetness!  ;D lovin what I see thus far! keep it up!
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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2014, 06:40:29 am »
Oh my god buddy that's an insane amount of work you've given yourself, I didn't go to lengths you're going to when I built mine, and then subsequently blew the thing apart for fun, it was great fun at the time but I'd cry if I'd put all your work in to it and it then got blown to smithereens, great work it's amazing buddy :-)
I've just started making models after what seems like 400years but its really only 35ish years :-)

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2014, 09:01:02 am »
Very nice work indeed.
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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2014, 02:00:02 pm »
This does look nice with the scratch building

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2014, 07:09:25 am »
Very nice. Man the extra work you've done there really helps the model to look much better.
If It's a model kit, I like it already.

Offline Cook1965

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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2014, 09:36:01 am »
Here's an update on my Eagle build.



For the command module, I trimmed away the molded rear 'wall' on both halves. Then, I glued the halves together and sanded them flush. Then, i trimmed a piece of sheet plastic, glued it in place, and filed and sanded to make a new wall.


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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2014, 09:46:39 am »
This is some of the trimming I will have to do, in order to get the landing gear pods to fit in the frames. More on these, later.





As I had to build the structural cages from scratch, so too, would I have to build the service and engineering modules.



I also had to trim the photo etched parts to fit, as those were designed to work with the original kit parts.




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Re: Eagle Transport from Space:1999 (Modified)
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2014, 09:54:38 am »


Here, I have glued the photo etched parts to the transport module...



...primed the completed structural frame and cages,



...and gave it it"s first coat of flat white paint.

I'll be back in a couple of days with more progress. Thanks for viewing!










 




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