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Old 22-03-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default MPC Eagle

Hi Alfans,
I bought a MPC's Eagle Transporter Deluxe Edition for super detailing Eagle with working legs and precise truss modules.

First of all,I create a jig for main spine.
This jig is made of wood plate and adjust rod (M2x40mm).
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Old 22-03-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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I made spine parts with brass rods.
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Old 23-03-2015, 12:21 AM   #3
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Nice work so far. Keep them pics coming I would to learn how this is done so I can do the same. Thanks for posting.
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Old 23-03-2015, 01:07 PM   #4
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Thank you for your comment.
I'll show you a photo.
This is my progress of past last week.
Spine length is based on kit's length.
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Old 24-03-2015, 02:44 AM   #5
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Thank you very nice
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Old 27-03-2015, 11:30 PM   #6
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I glued some styrene members with CA glue.
I'm very tired...
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Old 28-03-2015, 06:50 AM   #7
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Hi richardlamer,
Thank you for your comment.
I use round file.
Styren rod is filed to fitting to spine's brass tube.
This work is gauging adjustment.
I'll post some pics later.

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Old 29-03-2015, 03:25 AM   #8
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I cut it slightly longer.
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Old 29-03-2015, 05:52 AM   #9
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file it and adjust the length.
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Old 29-03-2015, 06:05 AM   #10
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Default My customized spine and kit's spine.

Filing goes on.
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Old 29-03-2015, 02:38 PM   #11
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Interesting mix of brass and plastic. It's looking good.
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Old 30-03-2015, 01:48 PM   #12
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Hi Jeff2,

Thank you for that comment.

I chose brass and plastic to achieve both light weight and high strength...
Tell you the truth, soldering all parts is too much for me.

This is the first time I build the model by soldering.
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Old 30-03-2015, 09:09 PM   #13
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Nice job on the spine that's going to be a huge improvement.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:24 PM   #14
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Spine was completed.
Right now, I'm thinking about jig for cage section.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:02 PM   #15
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This is a prototype.
It was difficult to make a hole vertically.
That rods were twisted, so it's failure.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:13 PM   #16
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Hi!
I made a new jig for cage frames.
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:16 AM   #17
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Nice job on this so far!
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:56 PM   #18
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Thank you for your comments,Richardlamer and Crowe-t.
I glued cross members.That is 1.6mm styrene rod.
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Old 13-04-2015, 08:15 AM   #19
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The cage was well worth the effort, Ichigo, and I hope you're getting a sense of real satisfaction with your progress on the spine and the cage. Building a converted and upgraded Eagle is not for the faint-hearted, and you'll no doubt have some further hurdles to overcome. Thanks for letting us see your work in close-up - keep posting new pictures when you have a moment.

Kindest regards

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Old 13-04-2015, 12:06 PM   #20
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I think that cage is going to look very nice when completed. The mixing of brass for the main structural elements with plastic for the detailed bits seems to be working quite well.
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