LOL, Thanks, Woody!
And thanks Paul, Huxy, and Terry, for keeping tuned in! I appreciate your comments!
Terry, I emailed you, buddy! If you can help, I'd appreciate it!
I might need some help too, with the coloring of alll the panels--what little squares or circles, etc, are gray, or red, etc. That guy isn't accepting orders for his decals on that site, so I have to improvise.... I'm also wondering what "version" Eagle is this? First year? Second year?
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Try ebay for decals I know there is a guy doing a set. Worst case try buying letraset, dont ask me the set numbers.
As for a year, one or two, the kit your working on is just offensive. Its more of a toy.
no matter how much effort you put in it just kicks back but don't despair....
this is somebody trying to superdetail one of these.
As you may know the box art shows a rescue eagle, that only appeared in year one.
you would be better off buying a product enterprises eagle on ebay and repainting it yourself.
I make it 18mm from the base of the foot to the bottom of the shoulder pod. thats for an 11 inch model,
This may be of help with the main engines, its a match to the layout of one my friend photographed in the 70's when people wore flares and watched Space1999.
Try this site its a goldmine, the jackpot and the motherload. this guy owns the original.
try this one aswell....
If you need anything else just mail me.
Oh yeah look up Colin Taylor, he is a member here and would be a person I would regard very highly in recreating studio props.
forgot this...really check out this one there is good build ups as well.
I appreciate the info here; I ordered some decals from eBay; that should be a big help!
Oh my god---that guy's Eagle on the forums there-the one that he's accurizing from the ground up? WOW! AMAZING!!!!
I"m not too crazy or disappointed about having less than 100% accuracy on this one--this kit was really a "gift to myself", one that I wanted to build to take me back to my childhood. I just wanted to detail and correct some of the more egregious errors and simplifications, like the engines and the landing gear legs. I even thought about correcting the actual pads, but decided they look fine as they are.
Thansk for the measurement too--mine comes up just a shade short; actually, I measured the height of the kit legs before I cut them off, and it's shorter by about 2mm's from your measurement I'm about to do n update here; you'll be able to see it; I think it looks pretty ok...
Well, I'm ready for painting--I think.....if anybody sees anything glaring here, shout it out before I commit!
Here's the finished cockpit before I sealed it up...
The finishing of the landing gear started with two parallel .040 strips glued to an .040 X .010 strip wrapped around the leg there....
And then two bars of .040 rods to support them.
I can't believe I got them all to sit evenly!
Then, I fashioned some springy things to go on them like shock absorbers or something....hey, I don't know how this stuff works!? I decided to keep the kit's "shoes"--the landing pads themselves.I'm just trying to make a decent representation out of this model, nnot necessarily use it in the remade series! LOL!
I added some mounting strips to the cockpit attachment, and to the tops of the girders joining the body to the upper girder...
...and in the rear, here...
I finished all the duct work and pipes in the engines...top;
Alan Carter in the house!!!
And a view from the side and top!
Well, that's where I've taken this build so far, as far as correcting and detailing. I'm pretty happy with the improvements I've made in making it a decent representation of an Eagle.
Next up; priming and painting....
Any comments or suggestions are more than welcomed! Anybody out there?!? Alpha?
to swipe a line from a favorite movie, Man on Fire, Some men work with oils, some with clay, others with food. Doog works with plastic, and he's going to make a masterpiece.
You, sir, have talent. I'd watch a WIP if you were making a 1/16 lawn mower.
Thank you kindly, Bill! I appreciate the comment! It's not like "Armor" over here, where you'll get ten guys to comment on any given build or post! Over 620 Views of this thread so far, and only a handful of familiar faces even bother giving any support! Odd.....?
It's like.....well; like being on the moon over here!
I appreciate the Thanks for looking in!
Geez, maybe I should try a "Klingon lawnmower" or something, LOL!
Thanks a bunch, Manny!
Ya got that right--I do love to model! (anything but planes...LOL!)
Who knows, friend? Maybe some day in the future?...wouldn't mind doing a Stuka some day, or a Messy...Messer...Mess-a-shmiff--whatever they're called!? LOL!
I appreciate you coming out to this orbit to check it out!
Messerschmitt is the correct name for the manufacturer.
Meshershmit is how it is pronounced.
It IS as simple as that, Doog!
Oh... Stuka is made by the manufacturer
Junker was also what was the nickname to any German aircraft during the battle of Britain. Even though it was a
It was still "Blue 1 to Wizard. Junker spotted!"
Heinkel was the ones who made the famous HEINKEL 3, or HE III. Also nicknamed (In my family) "The flying fishtank".
"Every War Starts And Ends With An Invasion".
This project is fantastic and is coming along great, it is really a beautiful space ship and you are doing justice to the original desing that the kit didn't have from the start.
Huxy wrote:Messerschmitt is the correct name for the manufacturer.Meshershmit is how it is pronounced. It IS as simple as that, Doog! Oh... Stuka is made by the manufacturerJUNKERJunker was also what was the nickname to any German aircraft during the battle of Britain. Even though it was a HEINKEL It was still "Blue 1 to Wizard. Junker spotted!" Heinkel was the ones who made the famous HEINKEL 3, or HE III. Also nicknamed (In my family) "The flying fishtank". Anything more? -Lasse
Jus' cuz I can pronounce it doesn't mean I'll build it! LOL!
Plasticbender wrote:This project is fantastic and is coming along great, it is really a beautiful space ship and you are doing justice to the original desing that the kit didn't have from the start.Fred
Probably not a lot of comments because it's the Sci Fi section and most of the folks don't want others to know they lurk here on occasion.
Plus the Eagle is kinda off the beaten track for most folk that stick with SW, ST and mecha.
A good modeler will tackle every thing, not box themself into one subject.