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Old 12-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Ok guys, first time on here.. glad i found this forum for my latest model building project.

I bought an mpc eagle off e-bay a couple of weeks ago. i thought i would see what i cud do with it and how different it would turn out from my first one i built when i was a kid.

i'm now just in the process of scratchbuilding the cages and their interiors. i've made working suspension for the legs.. dont think i know what i've let myself in for.

And before anyone says it'd be just as cheap in the end to buy a warp eagle, think of the months of fun i'll have creating my own lol (and hair transplants i'll need)

i'll keep you posted on the build with some pics

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Old 12-04-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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Good luck!



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Old 12-04-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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Best of luck
If ya have any probs, the gang here is sure to help
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:47 PM   #4
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As Doon would say, Pictures please
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Old 13-04-2007, 08:24 AM   #5
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Welcome to the EagleTransporter.com Forum and good luck.
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Old 13-04-2007, 08:32 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and best of luck with the project, please post some pictures when you have some.
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Old 13-04-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
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Thanx guys.

i have a few pics of the start of my task lol..

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...s/Eaglepod.jpg

I added new ends to the pod to detail it a bit more. The door was taken from an idea on here about making an impression with foil, cutting it out and using that as the new door

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...andinggear.jpg

Working gear installed and the poor moulded detail sanding off. I'm gonna be adding scissor links as well

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...cs/eagleCM.jpg

the CM with a strip added to increase the bulbousness and awaiting profiling of the back

more to follow guys
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Very brave! Its almost from scratch
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Old 13-04-2007, 10:00 PM   #9
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The landing gear will look great. How thick was the foil you used for the door BTW?
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Old 13-04-2007, 11:44 PM   #10
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it was a piece of foil from the top of a wine bottle, so i'd guess at 15thou (dont ask what that is in metric lol) but its a piece of thickish foil, not the stuff u use for the sunday roast.

once i'd made the impression i filled the back with thin superglue just to provede some support before i glued it to the module

I seem to have a lot of that foil hanging round for some reason hic*

** update on the CM... the rear has been shaped but it still didnt look right. then i realised it's because the back of the real CM (did i just say 'real') drop off after the plates with the sensors on, whereas the mpc model flares out there. picture to follow to show what i mean.... **
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Nothing wrong with all that heavier foil stuff around the house just not when you're trying to paint straight lines
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Old 17-04-2007, 05:18 PM   #12
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A couple of pics of the completed CM and framework

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...MFinished1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...Mfinished2.jpg

I've also tried the scissor links, but they need a little refining (making from plastic in this scale is hard hehe)

now onto the cages

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Looks good.
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I agree.
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Old 13-05-2007, 08:47 PM   #15
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ok, side pods now completed with working scissor links and engine detail has been added. Photos will follow but first i have to get over the childlike enjoyment at compressing the leg between fingers to see it working
and also to get over running round my living room with the engine between said fingers going woosh.

I do have a query tho if anyone can help. I want to redo the sensors on the CM but dont want to stretch to buying a set unless i really have to... anybody have any ideas

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This is going to turn out as a very nice Eagle replica Nice worlk deerstalker36 I really like how you improved the shape of the Command module as well as the meticulous frame.
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Old 13-05-2007, 09:11 PM   #17
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Cheers. the meticulous frame causes several expletives to fly out in front of my kids as i was attaching the brass angles to it. Because its styrene rod, i used normal liguid poly for it and occasionally it would ping apart as i tried to attach the CM. so now as well as liquid poly it also has super glue on it.

The cages are taking some time because, although i'm using a jig to build them, the glue keeps sticking the damn things to the jig and i have to butcher it to get it all out. The guy at the model shop looks bewildered every time i go in and buy another handful of rod from him
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Old 13-05-2007, 10:30 PM   #18
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nice work so far.good luck finishing it off.i always take my hat off to people building models of this size,to fiddly for me. give me a big one anyday!!
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nice work so far.good luck finishing it off.i always take my hat off to people building models of this size,to fiddly for me. give me a big one anyday!!
cheers Paul

OOOOeeerrrrr misses lol
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i think that carry on thread is spreading
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