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Old 09-06-2008, 09:01 PM   #81
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Ha..so was..I think...
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:07 PM   #82
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I was told that they only wanted to make 10 but Tony James wanted more so they were to provide 20 with a further 5 for themselves and as payment to others for help in producing the kit. In the end the last report was that 27 kits had been produced and a second lot were planned but never seemed to appear.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:59 PM   #83
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Default Interesting information.

Thankyou David, i've never heard that before.
Can I ask you please if the article (site and below) is correct..that the parts here detailed were cast was from your own scratchbuilt eagle, i'm very interested to know either way, so..I wonder where the moulds are ?, anyone got them hiding in their shed ?.
Thankyou again..Ian "eagle44".

44 inch long model, in resin / GRP with turned aluminium engine bells and brass framework. "Accurate" decals and detailed instruction sheet (the parts breakdown is exactly the same as the 22 inch version). The Eagle nose cone is a cast of the third Eagle model, and the side pods and passenger pod cast from David Sisson's replica. Only 25 copies were made. See pictures of completed model, made by Jon Wilson

http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/m...mmegarage.html


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Old 10-06-2008, 09:14 AM   #84
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ps, T70MkIII..completely forgot to reply ..another apology , where are your relatives mate ? the UK ?..don't say Jersey ..please don't say Jersey ...or else messages will stop sudden.........ly .
Interested to know if you have time, hell we might even be related .[/quote]

Hi Ian

Closer to you than Jersey Christopher Anderson of St Peter Port (late of Sydney).
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:27 AM   #85
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Default Superb news.

Thank heavens for that Chris, i'm on lunchbreak now, more later mate.
All the best..Ian. "eagle44"
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #86
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Default Mr...Anderson !, (the Matrix)

How do Chris, hope this message finds you well mate ,
Damn hot over here at the mo, not so hot as down your way I suspect, Summer has finally come today, it's due to disappear again Friday..you know what it's like !!.
Yet again I write to say "Small World" isn't it, so..I write to you from St.Sampsons..Grandes Maisons Road to be precise, I work on the Bridge..i'm sure it's still in the memory..?
So what is your main interest in this S99 stuff Chris, havn't looked back to see what you have written about previously.
My baptism of fire is coming up soon with the AB-44" build as you have read, if you visit "Home" I will have to copy the AB build for you to read..no pressure there then !.
I'm off for now mate, one finger typing is very time consuming.
Sincerely Ian. "eagle44"


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Old 10-06-2008, 08:56 PM   #87
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Thankyou David, i've never heard that before.
Can I ask you please if the article (site and below) is correct..that the parts here detailed were cast was from your own scratchbuilt eagle, i'm very interested to know either way, so..I wonder where the moulds are ?, anyone got them hiding in their shed ?.
Thankyou again..Ian "eagle44".

The Eagle nose cone is a cast of the third Eagle model, and the side pods and passenger pod cast from David Sisson's replica. Only 25 copies were made. See pictures of completed model, made by Jon Wilson

http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/m...mmegarage.html


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Yes they were cast off my shoulder and Passenger pods from the Eagle I built in the 1990s. I don't think the nosecone was a straight cast from the 3rd Eagle but via a moulding from a cast of a moulding etc.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:27 PM   #88
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Closer to you than Jersey Christopher Anderson of St Peter Port (late of Sydney).
Ian, dude - sorry if I mislead you. Not intentional. That was me posting Chris' location in to answer your question and to see if his name rang any bells. Chris isn't a member of the forum, but he loved the show as a kid. My wife is his wife's sister.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:48 PM   #89
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Default Have you heard of Space 1999..down under ?

Sowhaya doon herthin yafool .

So, you are..a stranger to me, already had a stalker on this forum, leave me alone you fiend, I thought you might be my long lost father in law. ..twice removed..by the police .
We did laugh..and relax...(Cheers, Harry Hill) so..here we are then..(awkward silence)....Cheers for now...



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Seriously though, I still don't know you name T70MkIII, do tell please, and do you indeed have an interest in S99..? or is the above stalker bit about right .

Best wishes for now from Guernsey, Ian. "eagle44"

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Old 11-06-2008, 07:04 PM   #90
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Very interesting David, thankyou once again.
I think it's really great that the decals from your Eagle have been moulded onto the kit parts, you can see them really clearly, it is a shame some of the parts have to be refinished..as it will remove that detail from them.

"Any" other information is most welcome, how about photo's, of the casting process, display pictures, I wonder does anyone have the original promotional material..if indeed any was produced, and what about those moulds ?.

Going slightly mad now, but who cares, cheers again..Ian. "eagle44".

ps, how is the car restoration going David ?, is it being used for everyday commuting yet ?, cheers..Ian.


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Old 11-06-2008, 08:43 PM   #91
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Be a long while yet!
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:43 PM   #92
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Default Car'ter.

Oh well David, you'll have it finished soon enough..just as long as you keep that work updated on your site.
When I started reading your write up I thought it was going to be a reworking of the car into a Straker example, I apologise for not knowing what the original was based on.
Thanks for your time, Best wishes..Ian "eagle44".

ps, good to see the original has been rescued from the elements.

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Hi Ian

My name is Richard (see below near where it says "Regards" ), and I'm intending to do a scratch built all aluminium (or brass spine and cages if I absolutely have to) 22" to test some processes and prices, followed by a 44".

It would be nice if I could engineer a commercially viable low volume all metal 44" kit. I don't think the 22" would be commercial, as the killer would be the labour rather than the material cost. Not ruling anything out at the mo, however.

It will be a couple of months before I clear some other projects and have a free run at this.

How is your build going BTW? Any new pics?
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Old 23-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #94
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I'm sorry Richard, honestly thought i'd replied to your message long ago .
It's the age mate !, just don't come with the new quality 44" kit now..i've got my AB and don't need more doubts about buying it .
I'm kidding of course, the AB kit is what it is and if somebody does a new kit all the better for everyone else, so when is it available ?, might be tempted .
I wonder what are your current projects Richard..sci-fi related by chance ?, interested to know if you have time.
Will leave it there for now, Cheers Ian. "eagle44"
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Old 24-06-2008, 11:01 AM   #95
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No Probs, Ian - I was replying to your post of 12 June.

My main project (apart from 2 young kids and ongoing house renovations) is building my own design convertible mid-engined V8 sports car, which I've been working on on and off for about 5 years now. Don't worry, I'll start my eagle before I finish the car...

I look forward to uncrating my new lathe and mill in a couple of weeks and turning some eagle parts (oh, and car parts)

How is your AB44 build going?
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:27 PM   #96
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Another look..

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That is just....WOW!
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Saw your project in Sci-fi & fantasy modeller. Your Eagle build was a big part of what inspired me to go get one of the Replicas Unlimited 23" kits. Thanks! and Nice job!
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Thanks headcase, and good luck with the build.

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You're Welcome! Looks like this will be a real challenge for me - but, that's what makes it fun
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