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Old 16-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #81
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Another half day in the workshop to continue work on the Eagle. Today I finished preparing the landing pads and got primer on them, I also replaced 3 of the sasco sticker from the first pad where I distorted them when I tried to relocate them.

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I also attached all the add on pieces to the underside of the passenger pod. I just need to move a couple of the legs slightly as they are slightly off target!

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I also started applying the black paint to the CM although I do need to make sure I mask it off better.

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Old 25-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #82
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I had to carry out some remedial work after I discovered the resin landing gear pods were beginning to sag, so I replaced the wooden inserts with steel ones.

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Once done I moved on to the pipework that runs down the inside of the spine frames. Using styrene tube presented me with a problem I KNEW only too well, if you attempt to bend the tube too far it breaks off.

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I decided to, try inserting a small length of wire super glued in situ. Once done shaping the tube was easy.

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I then moved on to attaching the foot pads and main engine bells, as well as refit the passenger pod legs.
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Old 26-08-2013, 02:10 AM   #83
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That's really looking fantastic, Chris! Hope to see more soon!
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Old 26-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #84
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Chris, that photograph of the underside of the shoulder pod (4118 jpg) looks fantastic - almost felt like I was walking across the production facility floor, looking up at the work in progress. You continue to display dedication and workmanship of a very high order - as I've said before, projects like these set the benchmark for the rest of us Eagle buliders. As I'm currently constructing the landing pads and feet for my own Eagle, seeing how yours look give me a wee bit of optimism that, if nothing else, my scale's about right.

Thanks again and kindest regards,

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Old 26-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #85
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Thanks Richard, Darren and Patrick, kind words.
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Old 26-08-2013, 08:48 PM   #86
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They were well earned, Mate and, like Patrick, I have to agree that that pod and leg shot is awesome!!! I always tried to get those kind of shots when I was posting on my 52" Eagle build. They give a perspective of realism when you take them from those angles that a person would actualy see it from if they were standing next to the real thing!
Again, well done, Chris!
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Old 28-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #87
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Thumbs up Chris P - 44" Eagle build

Hi Chris P...

Your Eagle looks great... niece craftsmanship..

Looking forward to see her finished...

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I had to carry out some remedial work after I discovered the resin landing gear pods were beginning to sag, so I replaced the wooden inserts with steel ones.

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Once done I moved on to the pipework that runs down the inside of the spine frames. Using styrene tube presented me with a problem I KNEW only too well, if you attempt to bend the tube too far it breaks off.

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I decided to, try inserting a small length of wire super glued in situ. Once done shaping the tube was easy.

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I then moved on to attaching the foot pads and main engine bells, as well as refit the passenger pod legs.
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Old 14-10-2013, 01:50 AM   #88
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How can I contact Chris Trice about purchasing a CM. Have sent PM but he is not responding.

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Old 14-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #89
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Hi Jim,

Chris works away from home quite a bit so he may well not be at home at the moment, give him a week and he should get back to you. I bought mine from Chris and can vouch for its quality which is superb!

I hope this helps.

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Old 24-10-2014, 10:39 PM   #90
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WOW Chris! You're doing an amazing job! I've got some catching up to do, been away too long with my other builds. Keep up the great work!

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Old 25-10-2014, 12:11 AM   #91
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Thanks Jerry, but actually I've had about a year out too while my new extension & 'Mancave' were built. We are now pretty much straight and I have restarted work on my models. I first needed to build the display cabinet to house the Eagle and I am now the proud owner of a purpose made,floor to ceiling cabinet that is long enough to hold it!

Watch this space, work on my build will restart shortly!
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Old 27-11-2014, 06:17 AM   #92
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Chris,

This is looking great so far!
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