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1/48 SPACE 1999 EAGLE 2

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    December 2013
1/48 SPACE 1999 EAGLE 2
Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:45 AM

Here is my 1/48 Polar Lights Space 1999 Eagle 2 build. It features a fully lit cockpit, custom mixed "off white" base coat applied with an Air Brush.

Removable booster Pod and Booster Engines...

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM

Wow!  Very nice!  That looks like a complex build, for sure.  How long did it take you, and how big are they?

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:45 AM

Cadet Chuck

Wow!  Very nice!  That looks like a complex build, for sure.  How long did it take you, and how big are they?

 

 

Many Thanks!

Both models are almost 22"in length.

Really not sure of build time...A month perhaps. And that was more for all the intricate painting.

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:16 PM

Very nice job, as always.

 

Did you use the metal motor parts?

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:48 PM

Very nice indeed. YesYes

And thanks for the nice memories of watching Barbara and Marty back in simpler (kid) times.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:21 AM

Wow really well done on a what I would think is a very tedious construction/painting challenge! I think this was probably my all time favorite spacecraft design from the scifi TV and movie worlds.

Gil
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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:24 AM

mach71

Very nice job, as always.

 

Did you use the metal motor parts?

 

 

On the Eagle 1 I have replaced all the large plastic engine bells with the alluminum replacement parts. Eagle 2 has the plastic parts air brushed with metalized paints, buffed out to a high sheen. As soon as I am able however, I will be replacing those with the Alluminum parts as well.

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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:25 AM

Back to the bench

Wow really well done on a what I would think is a very tedious construction/painting challenge! I think this was probably my all time favorite spacecraft design from the scifi TV and movie worlds.

 

Thanks very much indeed!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:56 PM

You know, your builds actually look better than the studio models I remember watching on TV. I watched some of the episodes, but I think my family watched some other program on TV that same night it came on.

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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, February 8, 2021 7:16 AM

Rob Gronovius

You know, your builds actually look better than the studio models I remember watching on TV. I watched some of the episodes, but I think my family watched some other program on TV that same night it came on.

 

Many sincere thanks!!

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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:25 PM

I had to make a supply run, so I brought my 1/48 Eagle 2 to my Hobby shop (AAA HOBBIES) to show the guys!

 

After it's detailed a bit more, The model will be on display at AAA Hobbies and Crafts!
I'll post when so you guys can stop by and see it!
Thanks!
  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:59 PM

Rob Gronovius

You know, your builds actually look better than the studio models I remember watching on TV. I watched some of the episodes, but I think my family watched some other program on TV that same night it came on.

 

 

Yup! I took this from "The Last Sunset" 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:24 PM
exactly, the studio models look like models, his build looks like an actual lander that could have existed!
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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:23 PM

Rob Gronovius
exactly, the studio models look like models, his build looks like an actual lander that could have existed!
 

 

Again, many,many humble thanks indeed!

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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:21 PM
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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:06 AM

A quick video of the model in action!

Thanks!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:17 AM

Like something straight out of Captain Scarlet or the Thunderbirds!

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