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Old 04-06-2017, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default My 22" Eagle Kit

For over a year this kit has sat on a shelf so I finally decided to get started.
I won't bore you with too much build so this will be a short post, hopefully.
I don't as a rule do plastic kits as I'm not very good with small fiddly bits but I have to say this kit went together quite well. I did go cross eyed at one point when I was working on the engine pipe work cage.
With the front and rear cages I did dirty them up a bit before covering them in the rest of the pipes.
I have no intention of painting this model as its going to be straight out of the box except for the engines and one or two other parts.
I used masking tape and grips to hold parts together while drying.
This build can be built in sections and then fitted together which makes it an easy project. Once completed I added some decals, whether they are the correct ones I don't know as I know nothing about the eagles. When I looked at the various versions of this ship there were differences.
As I wasn't painting this kit I used a reduced photo of the interior cockpit cut to size and glued in, I have not used the figures as I always think they sit too close to the windows.
I only spent a few days on this and to be honest it shows in areas. I prefer scratch building either models or full size but this kit was the only way to get a decent sized model of an eagle.
I used to have the 22" Product Enterprise Eagle which I loved but had to sell. I did make a base with lights for it which I'll use for this model.
If Round 2 bring out a laboratory eagle then I might buy that.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:25 PM   #2
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Here are some finished photos. It doesn't look too bad especially if you shut both eyes.
You can see the base I made for my PE eagle sometime ago, the lights are battery led's.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:26 PM   #3
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Nice work , give yourself a pat on the back !
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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Default Speedy Gonzales right enough

Hi Malcolm, I think that looks good. Nothing wrong with just building out of the box - we all agonise about adding bits in, changing things round or what wash to use, so I'd imagine it must be quite liberating to hammer through a build like this. Nice Launch pad, too.....

Kindest regards

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Old 07-06-2017, 02:31 PM   #5
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Looks great Malcolm ! I love the base as well! I'm on to my third at the moment!













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Old 07-06-2017, 03:28 PM   #6
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Hi folks
Many thanks for the comments.
It is a great kit and easy to put together even though there are 300 parts.
I would like a laboratory eagle to compliment this one so hopefully Round 2 will release one some time.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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Those are beautiful builds guys.

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:44 PM   #8
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Hi Joeb

Thanks for the comments but I have to say Slate's Eagles are fantastic and put mine to shame.
And Slate I'm very impressed with your set ups, they really show off your skills.
Fantastic.
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Old 21-07-2017, 08:47 AM   #9
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Interesting photos. I can not believe that you did it. You have a perfectly developed fantasy for a child! My son also has a hobby. He collects shoes. Often books in slide sandals from Nike. Especially he likes summer shoes
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Old 22-07-2017, 02:14 PM   #10
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Nice builds and pics, thanks for sharing. Like badsimmonds "before" mine is still in the box! I will get to it
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Old 21-10-2017, 07:45 PM   #11
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I really like to simulate rockets with my son. I think this is a good idea for children, it develops the fine motor skills of the hands
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