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Old 09-12-2006, 06:30 AM   #21
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It does have that 'spray it with adhesive and drop it in a box of sprue' look that some of the incidental ships on Space: 1999 share.

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Old 09-12-2006, 12:28 PM   #22
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The Hawk, for one. I think "shot with the kitbashing bazooka" was the phrase I used the last time.

You know, that thing coming off the front of the ship in the painting looks *exactly* like a plastic kit tree.

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It does have that 'spray it with adhesive and drop it in a box of sprue' look that some of the incidental ships on Space: 1999 share.
They's fightin' werds, pardnah!
For example...?
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:31 PM   #23
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The Hawk is a 'working model', and it performed it's function admirably.
Absolutely agree!!!

Can’t wait to see your kit parts “all flying in formation …surely a lot of work went into getting them all…way to go JD
Cheers!
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:02 PM   #24
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Aw, c'monnnnn!!!
I honestly don't get this constant Hawk-bashing, detail-wise.
The detail on a screen model is there for one reason: to give the impression of reality for the duration of an FX shot. The Hawk is a 'working model', and it performed it's function admirably. The kitparts are there to break up otherwise bland surfaces and make them visually interesting. Not to represent real, functional spacecraft components.
Here's the current state of my studio-scale Hawk:

Once I had all the kits together I decided to put all the bits into one 'Hawk' box, and it took me several hours to harvest them all. So I realise there are a LOT of parts. But when they're all flying in formation they work, and they work beautifully.
Take any of those parts away, even the ones tucked in between the main body and the boosters, and you'll diminish the whole.
Ok, rant over... (John Astin voice): I'm MUCH better, now...
Okay, comparing my box to yours,what iss the tank in that box and its scale?
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:16 PM   #25
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Then we have just about the same, I just managed to acquire a traveling crane but I still need the lunar module and the vostok kit. But those seem easy to acquire. The truss railway bridge seems to be the hardest thing for me to find. Is it HO or OO scale?
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:37 AM   #26
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JD, looks nearly done to me -- just spray in the glue and shake

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Aw, c'monnnnn!!!
I honestly don't get this constant Hawk-bashing, detail-wise.
The detail on a screen model is there for one reason: to give the impression of reality for the duration of an FX shot. The Hawk is a 'working model', and it performed it's function admirably. The kitparts are there to break up otherwise bland surfaces and make them visually interesting. Not to represent real, functional spacecraft components.
Here's the current state of my studio-scale Hawk:

Once I had all the kits together I decided to put all the bits into one 'Hawk' box, and it took me several hours to harvest them all. So I realise there are a LOT of parts. But when they're all flying in formation they work, and they work beautifully.
Take any of those parts away, even the ones tucked in between the main body and the boosters, and you'll diminish the whole.
Ok, rant over... (John Astin voice): I'm MUCH better, now...
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:49 AM   #27
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Now that would be a scratch-build. What do you think it's delivering? Eagle Gift sets?
I used to have a model kit of your avatar image- what IS that?
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:57 AM   #28
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We discussed that here in Taybor's Emporium:
http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...pic.php?t=1867
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:16 AM   #29
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daggone. i made that one when it came out- i think i had the regular as well as glow in the dark versions. I remember being particularly pleased with it as when i built it it came out perfect as opposed to those daggone Enterprises with the engine pylons that never glued properly. (I remember propping it up between stacks of books to get them to set properly- I don't think they ever did. And our housekeeper broke so many of my NASA Lunar Modules, I got so I could make them easily without even looking at the directions. I can still----to this day---see myself walking into my room, and there is Maybelle with her back to me, reaching up on that top shelf to dust around that model.....

that moment in time where it fell in sloooooo motion, (JUST like they show in the movies) is frozen forever in my mind.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:09 AM   #30
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You want the Tamiya 1/35th scale Matilda and the Truss Signal Gantry is "N" gauge kit no 478. The latter is still available brand new from Ratio Plastics, the company that make it. Most UK model railway shops worth their salt stock Ratio kits.

http://www.applegate.co.uk/company/11/72/944.htm
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:43 AM   #31
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There are also normally tons of the Dapol (ex Airfix) railway kits available on Ebay...like the dock crane, girder bridge etc. I know most of these crop up on Anderson models...
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:07 PM   #32
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There are also normally tons of the Dapol (ex Airfix) railway kits available on Ebay...like the dock crane, girder bridge etc. I know most of these crop up on Anderson models...
However these will be getting harder to find in th enear future due to Dapol going bust, so if you see them get them while you can, apparently loads about ATM but that will change in due course.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:13 PM   #33
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I think they're still going.

http://www.dapol.co.uk/
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:38 PM   #34
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I thought that they had gone completely, I had heard that they called in the receivers a couple of yeras ago, looks like they got themselves sorted out then, which is good news if you want the old Airfix kits they produce.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:41 AM   #35
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Sounds good...perhaps we can get the relevant posts moved too...
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:25 PM   #36
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So... back on the original topic, is this Chris Foss image possibly the very first Eagle design? Anybody know?
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Old 15-12-2006, 12:44 AM   #37
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eeeeeeeeeeee!

Well my "parts box" is a little "off" i have a roswell ufo kit a harrier model
a enterprise model two very small scale moon buggies and other parts and pieces that were never model parts like the plastic end piece of a cardboard tube?? well to use as a main thurster vent and the small obrit
thursters in the webbing off of the main hole/ thruster (which i wanted to be able to move maybe a ball joint of some sort) <----- just never have "come up" with the rest of the ship
well most of the stuff i got is st. but when all there is at the store is cars cars and more cars you go wild when they get something different)
and finding old models? well there usally $$$$ so i have a hard time putting a knife to them Well i have to save is hats off to you going to all the trolbe find all the parts you have allready
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