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Old 10-06-2009, 06:57 AM   #21
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Puffy_Shirt - can you post some pictures of your build.

I just got two 12" Eagle kits from Jim Small. One is a resin kit cast mostly from WARP parts, a few ERTL and some scratch built by Jim. The other is the re-issue ERTL/AMT kit. Jim included some extra parts which I'll use to build these 2 Eagles. I also picked up the aluminum engine bells & v/tols from Mike Reader.

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Old 10-06-2009, 12:08 PM   #22
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Hey Dude,

I will definitely post pics. However it's slow go right now. Real life keeps getting in the way.

Those parts look significantly cleaner than the Warp parts! Jim does a great job. I have metal engine bells he did for me several years ago now.

What has my attention are those decals. How can I get a set of those?

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Old 11-06-2009, 11:04 PM   #23
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Hey P.S.,

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Old 21-04-2010, 03:26 AM   #24
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Not much progress.
I've been slowly filing the replacement spine piece.
My plan is to use the spare parts and try to build up two Eagles at the same time. Hope that doesn't slow me down too much!

One good thing is that Jim Small sold me a resin Eagle "head" that he mastered. It is really stunning and is clearly better than the kit part when compared side by side.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:09 AM   #25
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Well, it's time for an update on this very old thread.
I have been working on my spine pieces again and have gotten "enthusiastic"!
They may actually be done soon. I'll post photos at that time but it will be great to get through the initial spine work and move on...
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Old 17-08-2015, 04:40 AM   #26
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You may have never thought I'd actually have an update. Here are some photos!
I had cleaned up the replacement spine from Warp. However the original damaged spine is a cleaner casting and I wanted to see if I could solder it. Using a pour stub from a small truss piece I gave it a try. It's not the most perfect soldering job but I have commenced cleaning the original spine too. So I'll have two serviceable ones done soon. I almost believe that Round 2 had decided to announce the new kit as soon as I had gotten back into this kit and spent hours! LOL!

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Old 22-08-2015, 12:28 AM   #27
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Nice work, not such an easy task either, looks great.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:06 AM   #28
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #29
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Sorry for the lack of explanation. I know this project has languished for years, literally.
However, I've been inspired of late and will post progress photos as they come. Truth be told, I'd rather work on the new MPC kit but finishing a Warp Eagle is a "rite of passage" that I have to complete!!!
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:36 PM   #30
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Still finishing details on the main spines. Got a little use out of the Micro mark punch set. Didn't have right thickness of sheet styrene so I used the lid of an empty cream cheese tub.

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It was hard to get four perfectly centered ones but a few came out good:

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This is the look I was after to mimic the open ended tubes on the studio models:

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Nice work!
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:31 PM   #32
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Great stuff. Nice attention to detail. Love your punch set; takes me back a bit, I had to make one as an apprentice toolmaker - we didn't go that small though.
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Old 15-07-2016, 09:51 PM   #33
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The spines for my double Eagle project are done and just need paint. I superglued the rods on the underside of each, 24 in all.
Here they are in white primer:


Acrylic paint was on sale at Michael's today 2 for 1 so I got couple candidates for Eagle paint.
On the far right is "bisque", in the middle "Vanilla" and on the left is pure white.
The photo is a little washed out but I may go with bisque or some combination of both for a panel effect.
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Wow, spines look fantastic!
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Old 31-07-2016, 11:23 PM   #35
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Since cleaning up the spines nearly drove me nuts, I decided to try styrene rod for the cages. This is my first one and it took a bit of time but I have some ideas to speed it up. Doing "fishmouths" with styrene is much faster than the brass. It sands faster, however it's the quantity, with dozens of them per cage:

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