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Old 14-10-2014, 09:31 AM   #141
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Default Heartfelt thanks.....

....to everybody who's posted their thoughts. In particular, Bernie, I'm not taking your comments the wrong way - far from it, in fact. The end of the manufacturing phase is very much a milestone, and much of the problem-solving is past. Problem-solving is easily one of the most satisfying parts of the process - nobody was more impressed than me when the spine went together, stayed together and, even more importantly, continues to support the weight of the entire Eagle!

As I've mentioned before, I'm doing this for me, but if my progress gives other members pleasure then that's a real bonus. Currently I'm trying to tidy everything up and hide as many faults as possible before applying topcoats, but I'll be back with more updates as and when something major occurs.

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Old 05-11-2014, 09:18 AM   #142
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Default Glossy shots.....

Hi everyone, Her Ladyship took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather at the weekend to go outside - I seized the opportunity and applied a couple of gloss coats. A rare treat for you all to see photographs of her in natural light but, at the same time, the gloss doesn't half show up every little wrinkle, dent and imperfection (and there's quite a few).

Next stage is the application of some satin white to panels at random, to break up the plain white gloss coat, after which I will need to start weathering, "greying down" some of the bodywork, and generally making her look used. Hope you like the shots,

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Old 05-11-2014, 10:36 AM   #143
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Hi Patrick
Amazing, you've done a great job and I'm very envious.
In constructing this craft you have chosen perhaps one of the most difficult vehicles to build.
I'm not sure what paint you used but when I painted two of my projects - UFO Interceptor & R2D2 I used Halfords Gloss Appliance white. It actually turns out more like a satin finish which I thought looked just right.
I always hate painting my models as that's when all the scratches etc jump out at you. Primer paint still hides a lot of small imperfections so I always get a bit annoyed when painting the final colour and I see dings and dents, this means I have to start all over again. But having said that any imperfections that might exist can only add to the realism, considering what the eagles go through each week they must be covered in repairs etc. Patrick you've achieved a fantastic build that anyone would love to own, can't wait for the finish.
Well done, its looking fab.

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Old 05-11-2014, 10:47 AM   #144
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... but, at the same time, the gloss doesn't half show up every little wrinkle, dent and imperfection (and there's quite a few).

Patrick
Patrick, you will find once you get all of the decals on it and start the weathering, that these imperfections will be far less noticeable. You will be able to hide many of them with patches of subtle "dirt" and this will detract the eye. They will only stand out more at the moment because the Eagle is just a pure white. Great job on this by the way I can see you are on the home straight now buddy !
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:07 AM   #145
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My kids would be using several choice Three Letter Acronym's at this point.
I will restrain myself; fantastic, dings or not you must be very happy (I would be).
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:14 PM   #146
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Default Gorgeous!

Oh, I wouldn't fret too very much over those odd little bangs and dings et al. Rare indeed would be the Eagle that didn't have some; if they really wanted to keep that proverbial flawless glow, the poor things would never venture out of the hangar - and you've got that from one of us gals!
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:57 PM   #147
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Great Job Patrick the paint may show dings but really brings it together - as Slate said once you get weathering done it will look more natural - not long now the finish must be in sight
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:26 PM   #148
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Well down
Patrick , you should be proud of yourself
I wouldn't worry to much regarding small dents
Etc , here,s a little tip using either
White milliput or normal wall
White polly filler , spread a little over
Any patch that may bother you,
You can wet this down a little to get a smooth
Finish , once dry lightly sand and then
Dirty a panel over where you have just filled

I personally love that used look ,
Wear and tear

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Old 24-11-2014, 09:57 AM   #149
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Default A bit of a teaser.....

Hi folks, a quick update on progress. These nights (and dayshift occasionally at weekends) it's all paint, mask, paint, sand, paint etc etc. However, last night I decided to affix the VTOL bells to the underside of my Eagle. Very undignified shots of Her Ladyship lying prone, but nothing that we all haven't seen before - and look, I even secured the bells with real screws, just like the real Eagle builders!

Also thought I'd sneak in a couple of close-up shots, showing you some of the detailing so far. Slow-going but I am making progress - the stripes are all painted by hand, whilst the weathering is sprayed. The addition of the stripes and flashings, plus all of the light grey weathering (still requiring a lot of attention) has really helped to give the formerly all-white Eagle a real visual shot in the arm - she looks better and better with each phase of detailing.

Anyway, I've a feeling this will be my last update on this thread before I proceed to Dragon's Domain, possibly before Christmas.....thanks to all those who drop by and, indeed, to everybody who's viewed the thread - delighted, and not a little surprised, when Her Ladyship hit five figures for viewings!

Kindest regards

Patrick
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Old 24-11-2014, 02:32 PM   #150
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Looking great Patrick. Well done, you should be very proud
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Old 24-11-2014, 02:41 PM   #151
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Patrick you should give yourself five pats on the back (if that's possible) as you have achieved something great. Soon you'll be able to sit back and look at her and say 'I built that'
There is always a sense of achievement when a project comes to an end, you look back at all the trials and problems you overcame to get to this point in time and think 'WoW' I did it.
Great stuff
all the best
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Old 27-11-2014, 06:08 AM   #152
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Patrick, Your Eagle is looking beautiful and it's coming together with the weathering!

I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished.

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Old 29-11-2014, 06:45 AM   #153
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Just dove in here for the first time. Amazing work! I really love the ingenuity.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:31 AM   #154
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Default Now residing in Dragon's Domain....

Dear all, she's finished and residing in Dragon's Domain. Thanks to all who've supported this thread over the last couple of years.

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