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Old 29-01-2012, 07:12 AM   #41
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Looks like perfection!
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Old 29-01-2012, 07:21 AM   #42
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Incredible Work!
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Old 29-01-2012, 04:11 PM   #43
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Hi John !

Nice job !

Looks very clean and sharp too.

I bought 1/8 brass tubing and a blade saw
and i wasn't able to get clean cuts like
you had, could you tell me what kind of blade
you are using ? is it plain or it has TPI ?

Mine is 52 TPI btw, thanks for your help.

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Old 31-01-2012, 02:26 AM   #44
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Hi John !

Nice job !

Looks very clean and sharp too.

I bought 1/8 brass tubing and a blade saw
and i wasn't able to get clean cuts like
you had, could you tell me what kind of blade
you are using ? is it plain or it has TPI ?

Mine is 52 TPI btw, thanks for your help.

Andre
Hi Andre,

Thanks for the comment. As for cutting brass tubing, I'm using a duplicating jig from Micro Mark with a good razor saw. My saw is probably 52 tpi. The cuts come out square and need very little clean up.

Cheers,

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:04 AM   #45
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Hi.. John...

Hope that youīll recover soon from your little accident, so you can continue your build...

Buy the way John, where did you purchase your AB Eagle ???

They are preatty tuff too get a hold of these days (22", 44"..)
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #46
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Hi.. John...

Hope that youīll recover soon from your little accident, so you can continue your build...

Buy the way John, where did you purchase your AB Eagle ???

They are preatty tuff too get a hold of these days (22", 44"..)
The finger is almost up to the task of finishing the brass work. Still a bit tender though. At least I have a couple projects to finish painting in the meantime.

I was able to acquire the AB Eagle from Jon Wilson, a.k.a. JJL567, along with a Chris Trice CM and technical decals. Can't wait to see it all assembled and ready for paint.

When I was looking for this kit I ran across a couple others for sale. Let me know if you want the info and I'll PM you the details.

Cheers,

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Old 17-02-2012, 03:45 AM   #47
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Hi all,

I'm not sure if I'm at the right place for this, but I'll give it a shot. First, I have to say that I'm really impressed with all the posts in there about space 1999 serie and the Eagle Transporter in particular. I was 7 when I watched the first episode and I just liked the serie. during the last few weeks, For an unknown reason, I just started to think about the Eagle a lot...Youtube I guess ? I sarted to look at models and I wanted to get the Eagle. I did some car and plane models when I was young and always liked it but I'm not an expert on this. Anyhow, I bought the Eagle Transporter from Warp (22", the spine in one piece) and it got in yesterday !

I'm pretty happy about it, but I'm pretty worried also...would I be able to do anything ? And if I do, will it look good ? I mean, I went through some pictures about realisations of members of this forum and I must say that I'm scared. I don't think I'm ready for this now, but I know I will (at last when I retire ?). Let just say that I'm at the information gathering stage, thanks for you patience.

Questions for the ones who have built Warp model:

- I found the instructions pretty limited. Those resine and metal models are always like this ?
- I found only 6 little blue moonbase alpha stickers in the box...is this normal ?
- Does anyone know of a step by step documentation of some sort I could use ?

Thanks for any help !

Nick
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Old 17-02-2012, 06:57 AM   #48
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Hey Nick,

You undoubtedly mean an 11" Eagle if it came from WARP?

You should only have six decals. (You'll see I'm not lying when you do more research on the Eagle), and yes, there are NUMEROUS things you can do to a WARP 11", should you care to, to make it even more detailed and accurate.

Personally, I have built several of those (if we are talking about the 11" WARP here) and have added several details to the builds. I solder all the white metal and make all the sections removable and add spring loaded landing gear to the main ship AND the passenger module.

I have never had a problem with the kit even when it was made from GRP chalk (Once you get used to the smell, you've got it licked....LOL!!) and it is STILL the most detailed 'model' of the Eagle that can be acquired in ANY scale, as a kit.

On the other hand, if you happen to be speaking of an AB Models 22" Eagle, obviously, if those things I mentioned can be done to an 11" Eagle, they can certainly be done to one twice as large. I have also built several of those and will certainly do whatever I can to help with which ever it ends up being that you have.

If it happens to be a Replica's Unlimited 23" Eagle that you bought.........

No comment.

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Old 17-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #49
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Hi... Nick...

I didnīt know that warp had made a 22" Eagle but I thing like Rob that itīs a 11" Eagle you have purchased..

Any way I donīt have a Warp,. yet but I have 2 RU 23" Eagleīs ( Replicas Unlimited ).

The first one ( "oldest" ) is pretty bad in the casting and it has started to break up, itīs started to be very fragile in the resin.. ( itīs still not assembled )

The second one (newest) I have purchased just over 6 month ago and itīs very nice in detail and very good casting...

But when I finally start my buildīs I think Iīll modify all of the tubing remake them in brass.. Iīll will use these Eagleīs as "trainingbuilds" before Iīm gonna start on my 44" Eagleīs....

And Iīm still looking for a 22" Eagle kit made by AB... but they are very hard too get a hold of...

MADsen

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Old 17-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #50
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You're right, I meant to write 12" and not 22" !

"...Eagle Transporter
(Warp) 1:72. 12” long. GRP & WM. All new tooling - the first accurate 1:72 model kit. Detachable pod. Decals.
Requires construction..."

I don't think I'll do any modifications whatsoever...sticking to the basics will be plenty of fun for me.

Thanks, Nick
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Old 20-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #51
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Well, back to work on the frame now that my finger is healed.

It's a small update today with the almost finished CM frame adapter. Just need to add the straps on the tubes and this part is done.





Next up are the diagonal braces and then the engine section.

Cheers,

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Old 21-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #52
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Questions for the ones who have built Warp model:

- I found the instructions pretty limited. Those resine and metal models are always like this ?
- I found only 6 little blue moonbase alpha stickers in the box...is this normal ?
- Does anyone know of a step by step documentation of some sort I could use ?

Thanks for any help !

Nick
Hi Nick,

Welcome to the forum. Good to see another Canadian interested in Space 1999.

To answer your questions in order.

1. Most short run resin, multi-media kit instructions are a bit on the limited side. They tend to be this way as the maker is usually a modeler or master pattern builder and not a writer or graphic artist. An exception to this would be Alex Dumas at scihighmodels.com. His Swift kit is tops in both quality of the kit and has great instructions.

2. The Warp Eagle only has the Moonbase Alpha decals.

3. Here are a couple of Warp Eagle builds that I have bookmarked for my own reference.

Warp Eagle Build 1

Warp Eagle Build 2

Cheers,

John
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Old 21-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #53
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Here's what I was working on while my finger prevented the brass work from progressing. It's the Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon. One amazing kit. I have installed engine, cockpit, gun well and red marker lighting thanks to Madman Lighting. Just finishing up the base colours and then its on to some intense weathering.





Cheers,

John
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Old 23-02-2012, 04:28 AM   #54
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Hi.. John


It looks awesome...

I also would like to get my hands on a Fine molds 1/72 Millinum Falcon but I havenīt been able to get one for the right price.

I have missed out twice on Ebay on some good deals.. but there will be others I hope...

Speedy recovery....
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:46 PM   #55
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Quick update!

I'm back on track with the framework. The cross braces in the frames are in work and I've finished the CM adapter frame. Once the framework is complete it's on to the leg pods and then the CM clamps.













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Old 02-03-2012, 01:12 AM   #56
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Excellent job! should connect as we're both ion Calgary area
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #57
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Hi.. John..


Itīs getting better and better... nice work..
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Old 14-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #58
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Well, I was back at the bench today and finished off a few finicky items. The cross braces in the cages were a lot of effort but they turned out good. The aft cages are complete except for the spine clamps which I'll get done tomorrow. I ran short of the angle stock for the leg pod supports but a quick trip to my LHS will fix that tomorrow as well.

With any luck the spine and cages will be 'one' tomorrow. Here's a few pics of today's progress.









Cheers, And thanks for looking!

John
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Old 15-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #59
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Just a bit of visual progress. I needed a break from the soldering so I fit the aft section leg pods this morning.









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This is a straight-up "textbook" Eagle build up!
Keep those photos coming!

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