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Old 12-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I have a detailing question. I am currently working on scratch building parts for my Airfix Eagle rebuild. and am working on the box structures that are the cage frame where the landing pods attach. I know from models I have seen on the forum they look like these cg drawings 1 and 2, but I also noticed this version cg 3 and 4 on the fourman site and thought it also looked interesting. And thought about using it. Any suggestions?
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Old 13-10-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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There are at least two schools of thought here....

One is make every rivet count, be totally accurate and be disciplined in all aspects of the model.

The other is to create and capture the look and feel of an Eagle but in this case it is perfectly fine to add your own slant and make it your own version of an Eagle.

I think both views have their strengths, the Eagle is such a striking and beautiful design that altering it too much moves you away from what makes it such. However, if done "in keeping" and in a way that adds more dimension I think it's fair game.

Bill Oram and I discussed this when he showed me a leg pod he had made in 1/24th scale but with lots of extra decal and painted details, I was really impressed at how much it brought to the panels on the pod and could well imagine that a full scale model would look exactly like that.

Check it out....
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Old 13-10-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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That pod is very nice, and yes you are very correct I could see this being as it would look on a real Eagle.
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Old 13-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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CG 3 seems to feature a Windows BSOD. (Blue Screen of Death = serious OS kernel fault.)
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