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Old 29-07-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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Here are a few pics of the Hawk, the Larger SHADO MOBILE and TB1. Click the images to see a larger version.

I asked the guy about the crappy weathering on the smaller MOBILES and he didn't seem to know a lot about it.









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Old 29-07-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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Franz, how are you? Thanks for the pictures
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Old 29-07-2008, 10:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for the pictures.

Do you have any more from this event?
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Old 29-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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BTW, the Lab Pod Eagle in the back doesn't have the chrome bells !?
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Old 29-07-2008, 10:15 AM   #5
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I'm sure that's one of the older ones with a lab pod attached, or perhaps a new one made up with spare parts bin goodies.
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Old 29-07-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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I'm fine Tony, thanks for asking! I've been super busy so haven't been here as much as I'd like.

I think I remember the guy saying the LabPod has been redesigned a little because the tubing or something on the first one was messed up.

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Old 29-07-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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It's a shame the mobile has engraved detail and panel lines and raised detail which on the original are simply tape / drawn on or decals.
Also the reproduction of the kit parts used seems very inaccurate.
It's also a pity the two drivers appear to be twins
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Old 30-07-2008, 04:27 PM   #8
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It's a shame the mobile has engraved detail and panel lines and raised detail which on the original are simply tape / drawn on or decals.
Also the reproduction of the kit parts used seems very inaccurate.
It's also a pity the two drivers appear to be twins
Yeah, for that price, I would expect something a little more upscale! I would pay $150 range for it but for $500 I would find a Tiger Joe and build my own!!

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Old 30-07-2008, 04:43 PM   #9
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I note the cost here is 350 ($700+) and that it's only 14" long.

Now I love this vehicle (just bought a David Sisson replica) but this reproduction presses all the wrong buttons!

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Old 30-07-2008, 05:25 PM   #10
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Hm, I thought the original models were 20" (give or take a bit over) so a 14" 'replica of the original studio model' with etched panel lines does seem a tad...erm, untrue? It's a real shame because I feel they could've really started afresh with this one after the labpod debacle and the TB's, oh well...
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Old 31-07-2008, 12:31 AM   #11
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Hm, I thought the original models were 20" (give or take a bit over) so a 14" 'replica of the original studio model' with etched panel lines does seem a tad...erm, untrue? It's a real shame because I feel they could've really started afresh with this one after the labpod debacle and the TB's, oh well...
It's definitely not Studio Scale but it works at what it is. It's larger version of it's predecessor, nothing more, nothing less. I don't think their goal is to sell to die-hard fans like the one's on this board.

I also recommended that they take all the brown weathering OFF!! I said if someone wants it weathered, they could do a much better job than that!! I also told the guy that to get the weathering off is tricky because the painted lines also could get rubbed off. I doubt they will listen though.

The biggest gripe for me is the price. Like I said, $150 is closer to what I think it's worth.

Pjskeldon, can you post pics of your David Sisson Mobile??

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Old 31-07-2008, 12:49 AM   #12
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Thanks for the pics!

I am getting my flat black paint ready so I can paint those window sections on my Hawk.
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Old 31-07-2008, 01:53 AM   #13
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350 for a 14" model? Sorry, but are they taking the piss?

And have they not sorted that Hawk CM yet?
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Old 31-07-2008, 02:23 AM   #14
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..And have they not sorted that Hawk CM yet?
Haven't we already decided it was based off the "other" large Hawk model,...the ugly one in the background?


As previously stated. I could build one a bit more "accurate", but not at that price, with a display case and finished in a reasonable amount of time.
They got close enough for me.
(just have to do a bit painting around the windows)
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Old 31-07-2008, 06:14 AM   #15
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Pjskeldon, can you post pics of your David Sisson Mobile??

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A pleasure - I'll dust off my digital camera this weekend and get some shots up as soon as possible.

The sad news is that I bought it from a fellow forum member who recently decided to get out of all things Anderson and concentrate on his band.

Phil.
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Oh, that was from our member and my personal friend "senmen".

Most pictures have been removed but here is still one:

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...0&postcount=74

A very nice purchase, Phil.
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Old 31-07-2008, 08:54 AM   #17
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350 for a 14" model? Sorry, but are they taking the piss?
Agreed. They've simply upped the "Cast" lower rear panel rather than giving it detail.... and to have the clone brothers in it is just silly.

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Old 31-07-2008, 09:22 AM   #18
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I thought it looked quite good actually, until I saw this screenshot!

What happened to the kit parts in between the windows, for example?
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Old 31-07-2008, 09:32 AM   #19
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They work in the smaller size because they're a nice item that no one's expecting wonders from (apart from the paint work ) but you're absolutely right, when it gets to this size you should be seeing all the bits where they should be. A silly exercise really... why waste the time not doing a real studio scale number. These are resin aren't they? It should be a proper scale model.... or am I wrong?
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Old 31-07-2008, 09:46 AM   #20
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Default RE: The Window frame Parts.

Maybe it's to do with costs, or should that be cutting costs? Perhaps the less complex the tooling the cheaper it is to produce. But why not make those window parts separate and then stick then on to the model like the original? Can it be that much more expensive to produce?
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