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Old 20-12-2005, 04:08 AM   #1
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Working late into the night (again) to build the 'Teru Yamada Boosterized Eagle' (Lab Pod) You know me - no patience at all - this'll be finished within 36hrs!

From what I can see/read of the instructions, this rare and elusive kit originally had an option to build either a passenger pod or the lab pod (possibly depending on what kit you bought). I'll try to get a scan of the instructions posted later.

I bought the kit semi-complete and with a few parts missing (the lab pod feet) but I can scratch them in due course. Decals are missing too but I'll print some up later.

Whilst it might look crude from the photo, the resin pits are minimal and is in fact quite a clean casting with a lot of detail for its 6½" / 16.5cm size. Initial sanding down took less than 30 mins.

As someone pointed out earlier, the VTOLs are air soft pellets whch I've cut down to size. They are in fact a little oversize generally, but it all adds to the charm of this piece I think!

Can you guess what it is yet?...



More as I progress.
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Old 20-12-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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The Meta Probe?



No, wait! I've got it.

A 1/12th scale Brian The Brain action figure.
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Old 20-12-2005, 11:55 PM   #3
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Didn't get much time for this today...

Images show assembly before final sanding/repair.

Topside...


Underside...


Now, where did my 4" paint brush go?...
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Old 21-12-2005, 12:01 AM   #4
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Hey, it’s actually turning into a nifty little display piece!!!!....damn, now I want one too! (I wish... )
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Old 21-12-2005, 12:12 AM   #5
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It is coming out rather spiffy there. (Won't happen again. I guarantee).

Where did you ever come up with that little model?

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Old 21-12-2005, 01:02 AM   #6
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(shhh, no surnames! )

Thanks. I managed to get hold of it through Yahoo Japan auctions. I've got several agents/dealers in Japan who buy for me.
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Old 22-12-2005, 06:16 PM   #7
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Update: Will be finished later today - watch this space.
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Old 22-12-2005, 07:12 PM   #8
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Looking forward to it...
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Old 22-12-2005, 08:07 PM   #9
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Cool, looking forward to seeing the finished Eagle in all its glory.
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Old 22-12-2005, 09:26 PM   #10
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It's not looking too "glorious" as it happens. Damn crappy resin and I've never been very good at adding depth by weathering. Yet another one of those "arms-length" models!

Oh well, you can't polish a turd as they say. You could, but in this case it would take some doing.

Pod feet and decals scratched. If you look closely, all the decals are just self-adhesive paper labels printed from my inkjet.

Going on past experience, creating home-made water-slide decals at this scale would have been a nightmare (the Alpha Moonbase decals on the CM and pod are just 3mm (1/8th in) long at the base!







Still, one more for the collection!
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Old 22-12-2005, 09:31 PM   #11
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Hey,
Looks damn good
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Old 22-12-2005, 09:32 PM   #12
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Thanks.

I suppose for it's size (6½ in) the quality isn't tooooo bad.
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Old 22-12-2005, 10:12 PM   #13
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Looks good from a distance I'm sure...I see what you mean about the resin though...reminds me of a few kits I got from Comet all those years ago.

Have you ever tried oil paints for shading - they're quite fun to work with as they remain workable for some time, and can be thinned nicely to run in to all the areas you want.

Still - nice build in a short time...another one for the (probably sagging) shelf.
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Old 22-12-2005, 10:44 PM   #14
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Looks really pretty good t'me, especially for a speed build. Here, Mark, have you tried using some black and grey pastels on the framework to give it that sense of depth you seek? Might work...
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Old 22-12-2005, 10:48 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the kind words.

I could have spent more time on it as far as the weathering and repair goes - if I had more time!

Soooo busy.

Still, I'm happy with it overall.
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Old 23-12-2005, 03:44 AM   #16
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SWEEEeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I bet Teru Yamada will be proud of ya
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