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falconman 03-03-2016 12:25 AM

Hi from New Zealand.
Hi guys!. Joined here a few weeks ago, best I do an introduction.

I'm that age where I saw Space 1999 as a wee boy on the box in black & white & was my favourite show of all time...along with Thunderbirds.
Usual stuff around me...dinky eagle bought in 77 on a trip to the UK, a board game, annuals & my favorite was the Starlog issue 7 with the eagle blueprints...still have it & cherish to this day!. Built lego eagles, strangely never an MPC/Airfix kit though...hmmm.

So...some may know me as eagle1 on the RPF & building a 5 foot Millennium Falcon.

But this niggle kept bugging me...the eagle...a 44" one to be exact!.
So, it is time to just do it!.
Daniels blueprints arrived today, kits ordered & the principal machinist has been dad haha. My father is the most incredible model engineer & works effortlessly with metal. Lucky me...turned aluminium engine bells etc...coming up!.

I had a PE rescue eagle for a while, sold it to fund my Falcon kits...still regret that move!.

The wealth of info here is staggering & I'm very much appreciative of the effort here from so many folks, thanks to all.

See you all soon,

boatshewsd2 03-03-2016 02:55 AM

Hi from California!
I remember that Starlog Eagle issue too, and still have my own copy! :read:

No doubt you'll find kindred spirits aplenty around here; and of course we'll want to see lots of pictures, as your build moves forward... :pics:



Planet3 05-03-2016 12:11 PM

Welcome falconman, look forward to seeing your build taking shape. You are one lucky person to have a model engineer in the family! Of all the scratch building parts of the Eagle the one beyond most peoples reach has to be making those aluminium engine bells. Like yourself, I have Daniels blueprints. I also have a 44" scale nose cone and decals all ready. Now all I need is a lot of brass tubing and somewhere to build the thing!

Steve Gerard 05-03-2016 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by boatshewsd2 (Post 401032)
I remember that Starlog Eagle issue too, and still have my own copy! :read:

Me too, regarding that STARLOG issue#7! :thumbup:


moonhugger 06-03-2016 08:14 PM

Hi, welcome and all that.
It will be great to see some other 44" builds taking place.
I am about 2 years in (but didn't do much in the first year - studying) but bought DP plans in 2009 taking 3 years to build up the courage to start.

My brass work is 70/80% done. It has been great, very rewarding.
I am buying my brass from in the UK. Mike there will do 20% discount if you mention me / this forum. It makes the price almost on par with a manufacturer but with the advantage of small orders.

Good luck.
Hope to see you around showing us your build.

EddieL 12-03-2016 06:06 PM

I, too, have my original copy of Starlog #7. :)

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