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Old 12-02-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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I'm new on this forum but I've had a quick look through and can't see an answer to my question. I have bought 6 dinky Eagles from ebay, none are in what you would call good condition and a couple of them have been very badly painted by what looks like 4 year olds. My plan is to strip them all down and referb them. I have new engines and exhaust caps from toy tinker but I would really like to know if there are any close matches for the metallic green and blue used on the originals. Does anyone know if they are available?

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard, Jayce.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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Welcome Jayce. I have never restored an eagle to original colours so I'm not sure. You should probably check on one of the Dinky forums or get your local paint store to mix them. There are no rattle can matches in Australia, but that doesn't mean there won't be where you are.

I shall hunt around and see what I can find out. My first suggestion is that you have a ball painting them Ford Diamond white and look for a good original example of each (they are holding their value very well) But as I said I'll see what I can find out.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:38 PM   #4
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There's a huge listing of eagles up at the moment BTW

http://toys.listings.ebay.co.uk/Dink...istingItemList

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Old 12-04-2008, 08:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the Info, I presently have 6 eagles, 2 green (including one my late father bought me when I was 6 (32 years ago!!) which will be untouched) 2 blue and 2 that some numpty has painted white with what looks like Humbrol enamal, I have started on one of the blue ones by stripping it down completely, the things I need to know now is where to get the rivets to hold the pod catch in place etc, anyone know??

I have also decided to use Ford Diamond white for these first couple and see what the result is

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Old 13-04-2008, 06:31 AM   #6
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If you want to use rivets you have to drill out holes in the four pillars (the rivet remains) and then insert the new rivets which act like plugs. You can dispense with rivets and use superglue or epoxy to join the base to the pillars. To do this you should only remove enough of the rivet head to get the base off, with the walls of the rivet pillar still protruding through the holes of the base. You only need a small amount of superglue to glue the base to the pillars, or you can use the epoxy to make a new "rivet head" for the rivets. Hope that makes sense, my head is in @#%$ packing boxes at present.
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