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Old 24-12-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default 44" Eagle Transporter (AB Models)

Finished at last!

Pictures from the photo shoot will follow soon...

Jon

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Old 24-12-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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Wow. I only have two words: Duh-rool.........

The paint job looks superb for early year II (before all three 44 inchers got the engine modifications done). I don't think I've ever lasted long enough on any of my projects to get that much detail.

Now, have you finished adding the new room to the house in order to display this monster?
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Old 24-12-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
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Default Jon, this is way cool......

I´d love to see more pics of this beauty.

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Old 24-12-2007, 08:47 PM   #4
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Here are some more pictures...





Closer...


Moving along...


And the business end...


Love it or hate it, the AB Eagle has it's problems. I've modified areas such as the combustion chambers, replaced the beak with the superb Chris Trice version, and added other various parts to improve it's appearance.
Certain items however, still have AB written all over them, which I hope you as the viewer can live with.

I took delivery of this model (in two large boxes) on 21 December 1999, and completed it to a point where I am happy to display it, on 24 December 2007.

I do admit, that I will probably be adding some minor improvements here and there, as an ongoing concern.

Again, my heartfelt thanks for all your kind comments hitherto.

Best wishes.

Jon
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Old 24-12-2007, 09:09 PM   #5
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A true masterpiece, from a very difficult kit.

If I can even do half as well with mine I shall be a happy man...

Congratulations on the build, your skill and patience, and tenacity to get every detail as close as you could make it.

Must be a great Christmas present to yourself to finally have this beast finished.

All the best

Chris
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Old 24-12-2007, 10:44 PM   #6
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That's a truly awe inspiring piece of work. I'm sure the photos don't do it justice and it looks even better in the flesh (er, resin)!

Having seen the AB kit when it first came out being displayed at Comet's stand at Telford in 1999, I can only begin to appreciate what you must have had to do to get to this standard.

Well done!

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Old 25-12-2007, 02:30 AM   #7
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Thats a seriously great result.
fantastics pics
thanks for sharing them here
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Old 25-12-2007, 02:45 AM   #8
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Now back to the 88" That looks just brilliant... what effort, which has paid off big time
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Old 25-12-2007, 03:32 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting the extra pictures Jon.

A beautiful Eagle. Many of us here appreciate it even more, because we have followed your meticulous attention to the smallest detail and very fine workmanship.

Finished in time for Christmas........Well done
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Old 25-12-2007, 05:33 AM   #10
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Jon,
this is avery wonderfull looking Eagle you've build there. The work you've put in there is unbelievable. You can be proud of what you've done.

I have to show this to my wife, perhaps I can get her approval ...

Thanks for showing us this masterpiece
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Old 25-12-2007, 10:55 AM   #11
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Excellent work Jon.
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Old 25-12-2007, 12:03 PM   #12
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It's a beauty for sure - well done.
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Old 25-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #13
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WOW.What a lovely christmas present. The only problem I can see with it.......ITS NOT MINE...outstanding build and paint. Many congrats on a pig of a kit. Steve..
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Old 25-12-2007, 03:46 PM   #14
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Outstanding work and most definately a beautiful eagle you have there !!
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Old 25-12-2007, 04:47 PM   #15
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That is fantastic! And talk about perseverance, wow!



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Old 25-12-2007, 09:26 PM   #16
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top job there,very well done
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Old 25-12-2007, 10:14 PM   #17
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Exellent,fantastic,outstanding,brilliant,wonderful l!
In other words:Great job!

Merry Christmas
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Old 25-12-2007, 11:01 PM   #18
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B -E - A - uitiful! That is one superb modeling job! Congratulations.

And I agree with w8cmp. Maybe use the astronaut patch as the rank icon for those who have built a 44" (or larger - heh) Eagle.

The Few. The Proud. The Eaglenauts.
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Old 26-12-2007, 02:00 AM   #19
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Jon!!…make sure you pack it well before sending it to me! Thanks!

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Old 26-12-2007, 05:38 PM   #20
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That's jaw-droppingly fantastic work there!
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