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Old 22-08-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hi fellas,while waiting for my Eagle (1/48 ) kit i'm debated with the decision...building strictly as seen on the series (basically out of the box)or adding details ,like conduits,bolts ,rivets ,oil lines and whatever it needs to looks like a real one??(i'm for the second option,but with few doubs...)
thanks helping me with the in..decision!!
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Old 22-08-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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Well there really isn't an easy "strictly as seen on the series" version unless you choose a specific episode and model. There were numerous 44", 22" and smaller scale Eagles and they changed over time. Personally I'd love to see a superdetailed version
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Old 22-08-2016, 03:34 PM   #3
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thank you boldman...you are encouraging me!!!
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Old 23-08-2016, 12:40 PM   #4
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Default Imagination is the key.....

If you have the imagination to visualise all of the additional detailing, and the skills to fit it all, why shouldn't you go for the second course of action? If there were 28 Eagles based on Alpha at the time of Breakaway, there would have been others either stationed on Earth or on some form of rota. Of the entire fleet, some would be earlier models, perhaps more rudimentary in their construction than their younger sisters.

On later versions, pipework may be covered instead of exposed, bolted panels replaced by flush fitting remote release covers and so on. Don't forget also that, coming in from the zero temperatures of space, an Eagle being brought into the warmth of its hangar would presumably be covered with condensation (potential corrosion) and materials would expand in the warmer environment. Early Eagles might have been beset with problems, resolved only once the designers went back to the drawing board.

I also think that Alpha would end up having Eagles with more miles, or flight hours, on the clock on lighter duties (training flights, survey work and so on), leaving the long-distance and heavy lifting work to the younger girls. Finally, after years of the Moon's wandering through space, surviving ships would be patched up and adapted as and when materials were available. It's your Eagle, your alternative future - have fun!

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Old 23-08-2016, 12:49 PM   #5
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score 2:0 for the detailing!!! I think that my doubts are solved!!Any contrary??
When i begin it i'll open a wip post.(first i have to wait for the snail velocity italian mail to deliver it....)
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Old 24-08-2016, 04:44 PM   #6
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score 2:0 for the detailing!!! I think that my doubts are solved!!Any contrary??
When i begin it i'll open a wip post.(first i have to wait for the snail velocity italian mail to deliver it....)
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Would you care to make that 3:0 ?

What I'm thinking is that as with helicopters, particular vehicles almost seem to take on a personality of their own. Say for example Royal Navy Sea King ZA298 or "King of the Junglies"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-Taliban.html

So over time, I would think that Koenig or Alan would have a particular favourite which kept getting "patched up". (I would suggest Eagle 4, but *Spoilers* in Season Two's "The Dorcons" suggests maybe not - which is my main gripe with Season Two )
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Old 24-08-2016, 10:15 PM   #7
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Default I made a lot of special modifications myself.....

Oops, wrong cultural reference. Still, I like that idea: Alan working on after his shift, sifting through recovered debris, wreckage and, possibly, making new parts from scratch (just like us modellers). The one-off, master pilot's Eagle definitely has a nice ring to it - now go and build it!

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Old 25-08-2016, 01:56 PM   #8
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so, it's definitively a go!!when i'll start the works i'll pos a wip on the proper forum!!
Thank you guys!!
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