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Old 14-02-2017, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default Evil Twin 826....

So it's Hogmanay 2014 - I'd finished my homemade 44" Eagle and, before the MPC 825 kit was even announced, I'd bought some 3mm wooden rod specifically with the aim of building my own 22" Eagle. Fast forward to Christmas 2016, I'm the proud owner of an MPC kit, so I thought "I can build my own version alongside the kit - I've got all the dimensions, after all".

So here's the first pictures of the construction of The Evil Twin, identical in size and shape but with all sorts of adapted parts. The ratio of hours spent on these two is about 5% MPC and 95% homemade, but I'm enjoying what I do. Some people will no doubt wonder "What's the point?" but it's a real challenge and hopefully I'll get a second 22" for less than the cost of the original kit.

Plastic bracelets from charity shops, disposable razor handles, hardboard from old drawers and various parts from other kits all feature in this version and, if it's not totally accurate, too bad - once the cage is built round the walkway, and the spine's fitted, a lot of the detailing will be less visible anyway.

Hope you like the pictures,

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Old 14-02-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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Wow, now that is dedication. You'll be telling us next that you can't have too many Eagles!
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Old 14-02-2017, 02:07 PM   #3
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Amazing work Patrick.
I could never scratchbuild an eagle of any size, I would never manage to cut all those pipes to the correct length etc.
Glad to see you are using odds & sods to construct this eagle, I shall keep an extremely interested eye on this build.
Can't wait for the next update.
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Old 14-02-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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Craziness at it's best !

Those "cages" looks really nice, will keep an eye around too.
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Old 14-02-2017, 05:58 PM   #5
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Ahah - something new from those wonderful folks who brought us the "Fisher-Price" Eagle!

Already looking forward to more pictures and ingenuity!
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:06 PM   #6
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:09 PM   #7
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Yep, heard tell they're still trying to get that fixed (but I know they will! )...


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Old 16-04-2017, 01:48 AM   #8
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Building what already exists, is a self imposed challenge. I see you're up for it.

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Old 17-04-2017, 09:13 AM   #9
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Keep up the good work - what ever makes you happy - enjoy
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Old 19-04-2017, 09:24 PM   #10
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Patrick - that's looking really good so far. I will be following this with great interest.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:40 PM   #11
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Nice work Patrick; good effort.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:08 PM   #12
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Default Even more Evil Twin.....

.....so it's now nearly the middle of May, and progress continues slowly but surely. You can see the first walkway and cage, second walkway and, just to see if it works, one half of the CM moulded in papier mache, using the kit part as the mould. It works!!

Yes yes, I know, I know, but I can't help myself - I watch about 3 hours of TV a week, and the weather's fantastic just now so plenty of gardening to be done. Thanks to all who've commented on my project so far - it's always heartening to know people drop by!

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Old 12-05-2017, 10:20 AM   #13
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There's no rush, Patrick - life goes on and it does one good to get out in the garden when the weather allows. After all, there's enough days when the weather is too bad to do anything outdoors so you just have to retreat to your workshop...
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Old 18-05-2017, 06:09 PM   #14
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enjoy the sun while you can this is probably as good as we'll get in Scotland ! then you'll have plenty of "summer" to model
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