Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum


Go Back   Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum > Main Mission > Launch Pad

Notices

SPONSORED BY
&

Reply Bookmark and Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30-05-2015, 05:12 PM   #121
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

Small update!

I installed the 3 thin conduits that run inside the spine, on the left side, using .75 mm styrene rods.

Thanks for looking in,

Mike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_5493 Small.jpg (56.4 KB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5499 Small.jpg (62.8 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5502 Small.jpg (56.7 KB, 101 views)
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2015, 10:12 PM   #122
Eaglelover
Computer Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 237
Default

In the words of Monty Burns, "Excellent...!"
Eaglelover is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2015, 08:31 PM   #123
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

I appreciate that Eaglelover!
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2015, 01:12 PM   #124
Jeff2
Travel Tube Technician
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 72
Default

Wow, excellent work on the conduits!
Jeff2 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 07:58 AM   #125
pfleming@jbt.co.uk
Communications Officer
 
pfleming@jbt.co.uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: 10 miles North of Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 1,026
Default Ditto other people's comments.....

.....this is going to be a wonderful Eagle, right up there with the best of them. I've always wondered if the connecting cables and their conduits were actually part of the original studio scale designs, or if they were added at a later date by dedicated Eagle builders, looking for the ultimate in realism and accuracy.

Kindest regards

Patrick
pfleming@jbt.co.uk is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 02-06-2015, 10:53 PM   #126
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

Thanks guys!

Patrick, in this attached picture of the original Eagle 44" studio model(courtesy Catacombs.space1999.net) from mid season 1 the conduits are present in the spine. The conduits are also shown on Daniel Prud' Homme's Eagle blueprints.

Mike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg immep194_zps4vo2lbsy.jpg (47.8 KB, 78 views)
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 11:49 PM   #127
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

The cargo pod landing gear is finished. I placed it on for these pictures.

Thanks for looking in!

Mike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_5511 Small.jpg (32.0 KB, 44 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5514 Small.jpg (38.7 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5519 Small.jpg (41.5 KB, 45 views)
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2015, 01:30 AM   #128
Eaglelover
Computer Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 237
Default

Good stuff!
Eaglelover is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2015, 04:30 AM   #129
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

Thanks Eaglelover!
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2015, 04:36 AM   #130
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

I've been slowly getting this all ready for paint.

All the parts are now in primer.

I tested making the hull color. I will be painting this with Testors Acryl paints and tested making an appropriate off-white color.

I added some Yellow Zinc Chromate to Flat White and it's nearly a perfect match to a sample of actual FDW I have. In the 2nd picture the large tube object in the lower right is painted with Ford Diamond White. It's actually part of the bottom frame work of a 44" Eagle passenger pod a friend sent me. I'm sure most of you here recognized what part of an Eagle it came from. To the left is a sample color chip I made and I also sprayed a small amount on the floor of the cargo pod. In person it looks creamy off-white, with just a very slight hint of green. I think I got it very close.

As soon as the heat and humidity clears up a bit I'll start painting.

Thanks for looking in!

Mike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_5553 Small.jpg (57.2 KB, 99 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5546 Small.jpg (32.1 KB, 62 views)

Last edited by crowe-t; 23-06-2015 at 08:51 PM.
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 10-02-2016, 09:04 PM   #131
Galligraphics
Travel Tube Technician
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bookham, Surrey
Posts: 62
Default

This has been a real inspiration and is going to be great when it's finished... hint...
Galligraphics is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2016, 09:11 AM   #132
moonhugger
Forum Supporter
 
moonhugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Posts: 289
Default

Really nice work!
__________________
No longer a newbie - yeah right, don't kid myself!
moonhugger is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2016, 12:16 AM   #133
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

Hello Everyone! It's been a while since I posted an update! I finished the Eagle a while ago but didn't get around to posting.

I scratch built legs for the passenger pod and continued with the painting. After the hull color was sprayed on I drew on the panel lines with a pencil and sprayed thinned hull color on top to tone them down for the scale. I copied the hull lines from reference pictures of the original Eagle 1 44" studio model. After this I masked off the individual gray and blue panels.

The decals are custom decals I made. I think there is somewhere in the neighborhood of about 425 individual decals.

Here are pictures of the painting and the finished Eagle. I'll post more pictures soon.

Thanks for looking in!

Mike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_5673 Small.jpg (149.1 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5675 Small.jpg (144.0 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5826 Small.jpg (92.5 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5733 Small.jpg (148.1 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5751 Small.jpg (126.3 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5797 Small.jpg (149.4 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5958 Small.jpg (124.6 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5989 Small.jpg (119.5 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_5992 Small.jpg (124.3 KB, 25 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6013 Small.jpg (123.3 KB, 27 views)
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2016, 07:26 AM   #134
Eaglelover
Computer Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 237
Default

Wow that is one accurate and well done Eagle!
Eaglelover is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2016, 08:19 PM   #135
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

Thanks Eaglelover!

Here are some more finished pictures. I included a couple with the AMT kit's CM.

Mike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_6016 Small.jpg (111.2 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6020 Small.jpg (130.5 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6022 Small.jpg (129.6 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6025 Small.jpg (123.6 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6026 Small.jpg (141.0 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6010 Small.jpg (142.4 KB, 16 views)

Last edited by crowe-t; 15-12-2016 at 08:54 PM.
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 16-12-2016, 05:19 PM   #136
pfleming@jbt.co.uk
Communications Officer
 
pfleming@jbt.co.uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: 10 miles North of Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 1,026
Default Glorious....

In the world of 1/72, this must be about as perfect an Eagle as you can get. What a wonderful job! For those of us pottering about with reworked Airfix kits, this is a great project to follow for inspiration and seeing the bar being set. You really have ended up with a beautiful Eagle Mike - well done indeed!!

Kindest regards

Patrick
pfleming@jbt.co.uk is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2016, 08:36 PM   #137
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

Thank you Patrick for all the kind words and support on this project! I apologize for taking so long to post pictures.

Thanks,

Mike.

Last edited by crowe-t; 16-12-2016 at 08:39 PM.
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 18-12-2016, 12:37 PM   #138
Galligraphics
Travel Tube Technician
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bookham, Surrey
Posts: 62
Default

That is absolutely stunning! Like Patrick, I have been following this thread with keen interest, and it has inspired me to try and resurrect my own old Eagle - although mine won't get close to the sheer perfection of this...
Galligraphics is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 19-12-2016, 03:47 AM   #139
crowe-t
Astrophysics Technician
 
crowe-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Satellite Of Love
Posts: 252
Default

Galligraphics, Thanks for the compliment!
crowe-t is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site and contents are copyright Bernard Walsh 2010 all rights reserved, no reproduction of material in any form without written permission email: Bernie.walsh@mac.com