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Old 19-02-2016, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default My MPC 22" Eagle, completed!

I put in a pre-order for this kit with Hobbylinc back in August and it finally arrived in Mid January, so I had to start it right away! its a marvellous kit, very well engineered and the second pressing of it will be even better!

Anyway, here are the photos of the completed model. It has a red LED in the cockpit to illuminate the figures. The battery is a 3v coin-type battery hidden in the front walkway section, accessible via a slot in the bottom.

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The engine bells etc were painted with Alcad metallic paints, so no ridiculous expense with aluminium bells for me!



This was a superb kit, huge fun to build and no major faults as far as I was concerned. The Replicas Unlimited kit in the stash will be consigned to history now...
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Old 19-02-2016, 12:09 PM   #2
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Great work and the paint finish on the engines is superb.
My eagle arrived today but it will be some time before I start it but when I do I will also paint the engines as I'm not prepared to pay for the 'real thing' so to speak.
I intend to dirty down my eagle so it would be pointless to do that to the aluminium versions.
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Old 19-02-2016, 01:02 PM   #3
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Looks really nice.
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Old 19-02-2016, 01:05 PM   #4
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Oh I forgot to mention this will be making its first outing tomorrow at the Fleet Air Arm model show in Yeovilton. Look for me on the IPMS Farnbrough stand
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Old 19-02-2016, 04:10 PM   #5
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Awesome Eagle.
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Old 19-02-2016, 11:19 PM   #6
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Well done!!!
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Old 20-02-2016, 07:07 PM   #7
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Looks fab - however your front left landing pad is the wrong way round however...!
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Old 20-02-2016, 09:07 PM   #8
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Excellant job, well done and those Alcad paints work a treat!
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Old 21-02-2016, 12:20 AM   #9
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Looks fab - however your front left landing pad is the wrong way round however...!
Yup thats been pointed out elsewhere and fixed. It got its first public outing at the Fleet Air Arm model show in Yeovilton today and was a massive hit - talked to so many people about it during the day that I nearly lost my voice
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:11 AM   #10
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Looks fantastic ...

I've just got my kit and I am having the 'to prime the whole kit or not' painting argument with myself.

So to paint or not to paint the base model ? ....
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:26 PM   #11
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Great looking build, do you think however that the springs for the struts could do with being replaced with weaker ones or maybe the pods need some ballast adding ?
I only ask as looking at your photo's the landing gear doesn't seem to have any compression so it looks to be sitting a bit high on its pads or was it your intention to have them set in "In flight" mode ?
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Old 05-03-2016, 04:04 PM   #12
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I did some experiments and calculated it would take about 2kg in weight to compress them by the require approx 1cm - that is something I'm not prepared to do!

When I was building I did try replacement springs but they caused other issues because the were wider. I wasn't able to cut the spring either so I just left them as they are. The kit springs ARE too strong/tall and a lot of people are replacing or cutting them. I just built it as is...
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