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Old 12-01-2016, 05:15 AM   #1
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Started gluing pieces together on this tonight, started off with the passenger pod:

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Old 13-01-2016, 05:59 AM   #2
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Did a little more work to this tonight:

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Old 13-01-2016, 06:46 AM   #3
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It looks a nice kit. I thought I wouldn't (I don't need distracting from the 44) but I have ordered a kit; so much enthusiasm around for this kit.
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Old 13-01-2016, 03:51 PM   #4
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Started gluing pieces together on this tonight, started off with the passenger pod:

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CRIKEY...no fair mate, it's -28C here and I'm still waiting for my kit...!
What's a guy to do to keep warm...other thandrooling at pictures of OTHER guys building their new Eagle...bummer...

Cheers, enjoy the build man

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Old 13-01-2016, 03:59 PM   #5
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Started gluing pieces together on this tonight, started off with the passenger pod:

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CRIKEY...no fair mate, it's -28C here and I'm still waiting for my kit...!
What's a guy to do to keep warm...other than drooling at pictures of OTHER guys building their new Eagle...bummer...

Cheers, enjoy the build man

laurie
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Old 13-01-2016, 08:25 PM   #6
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Laurie - is the Red River frozen ?

Keep warm !

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Old 13-01-2016, 09:01 PM   #7
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Laurie - is the Red River frozen ?

Keep warm !

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It is now...!!! Up until about 2 weeks ago, there was still open water, then the polar Vortex swooped in and BAM...-28C overnight...!!

Where you from Steve...?

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It's a balmy +3C in Liverpool UK here, although wet wet wet...!!

Britain has had its warmest and wettest winter on record so far. Serious flooding unfortunately in many areas of the north.

Can't imagine -28C !!

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Old 14-01-2016, 01:05 AM   #9
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It's a balmy +3C in Liverpool UK here, although wet wet wet...!!

Britain has had its warmest and wettest winter on record so far. Serious flooding unfortunately in many areas of the north.

Can't imagine -28C !!

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Liverpool eh...? Me mum was from Stoke-on-Trent in the Potteries. I lived in London, well, Hanwell to be precise, for about 2 years in the early seventies. I was a display artist at Harrods and later on at Burberrys. I also worked in a couple o pubs, reporter for the MEA Consumer News, Store manager for a wee men's wear shop in Elephant & Castle, and could usually be found at the King's Head with large ale and a chunk of French bread & cheese...OR a sausage sami...!! But you know what, ther were times when I was colder there because of the dampness than I ever was here...!! Go figur...

Watcha mate,
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Old 14-01-2016, 05:18 AM   #10
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Got the cage framework together, this took only a few minutes to assemble but took almost two hours to clean tp the mould lines. These are not completely glued together since I need to paint and detail the the equipment shelves inside the cages.

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Can't wait to see this little gem in the flesh….it seems to assemble beautifully, so far.
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Old 14-01-2016, 11:42 PM   #12
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Can't wait to see this little gem in the flesh….it seems to assemble beautifully, so far.
No issues at all so far, this model was designed so that it could be built straight out of the box with no paint and still look good. The two strips I added to reinforce the roof joints were totally unnecessary, just my ocd acting up!
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THAT is good news klee. I hate it when you spend gobs of cash on a kit and it has "issues"...!!

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Old 15-01-2016, 02:25 AM   #14
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Got the spine together, very impressed so far with the engineering and fit of the parts. Could not resist posing it with the subassemblies that I already have together.

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Forgive my ignorance but is this the same model that Round 2 produce ?
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This is the new Round 2 eagle 22" long based on the MPC model with much better accuracy and detail than the original.

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Old 15-01-2016, 08:20 PM   #17
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Got the spine together, very impressed so far with the engineering and fit of the parts. Could not resist posing it with the subassemblies that I already have together.

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Klee - I think you will win the prize for the first completed production model build online...!

...at the rate you're going you'll have finished yours before mine arrives in the post...!

Looks great though.

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Old 16-01-2016, 02:13 AM   #18
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Forgive my ignorance but is this the same model that Round 2 produce ?
Yes this is the new Round 2/MPC 22 inch styrene Eagle kit, fantastic model!
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Old 16-01-2016, 02:39 AM   #19
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Here is one of the errors that crept into the kit, the part that the four thruster bells attach to is too thick and needs to be cut down slightly to be accurate:

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Old 16-01-2016, 02:43 AM   #20
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Klee - I think you will win the prize for the first completed production model build online...!

...at the rate you're going you'll have finished yours before mine arrives in the post...!

Looks great though.

Steve
I will slow down a bit when I get to the small bits and the painting. Still haven't decided if I am going to use decals or my airbrush for the paneling details, decals will certainly be easier to fix if I mess up.
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