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Old 03-07-2006, 05:13 AM   #21
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Glad you agree and it's not just me. Been wondering what to do about it. I think the eyes are in the correct position and need drilling out and enlarging and I have just had this idea to check the position. Either mark a larger circle around the eye position and paint it all black within that or a circular cutout painted black that you can Blutack on. I think it only needs a couple of millimeters increase for a better look.

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:09 PM   #22
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Yes I think they are in the correct position too. I'd enlarge the depression with a motor tool myself. As they are silver/metallic, painting them black probably wouldn't look right.

Having enlarged it to the correct diameter, they also have a slight lip, so I would try and get suitable diameter plastic tubing and insert it in the depression (obviously having allowed for the thickness of the tube when opening up the eye). That way if your drilling hasn't achieved a perfectly round depression, you can tidy it up with filler between the outside of the tubing and the hull. Then just sand the tube down until it is just a lip.

Hope that makes sense:-)!

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:29 PM   #23
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Thanks for the tip sounds good. I think you misunderstand about the black paint it was just to make the eye look larger on his head to get the correct size before attacking with any sort of drills.

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ps do you think his eyes are actually airlock hatches in addition to the interceptor dock below?
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:26 PM   #24
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Sorry, I musunderstood your use of the black paint.

According to the UFO 1971 annual, these are airlocks to allow entry into SID. Not sure how much credence can be placed on that.

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