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Here’s a shot showing half of my current fleet…
Except for a 22” AB and a 23” PE, all the other Eagles are 12”…
Nope, not a 44” in the near horizon…girl-friend is high maintenance and located in The Netherlands…
Note: that's one of Jim's Kaldorian ships...built and finished by Jim himself.
Well, this reminds me on my little Shado Moonmobile I scratchbuilt some years ago. With a bit of patience and an eye for the detailing it should be fun to build a micro Eagle fleet. We all hope to see some pics soon.
P.S. I think it still is too small for my future NWA2 diorama...still determing the scale...
Note that some items shown are still in the process of being finished...(laser tanks, UPCM, PE 23", gliders etc)
These pics do not include the following:
AB 44" (still under construction)
AB 22" (ditto)
Dinky Eagles (about 7 of different types)
Airfix Eagles (3 mint boxed)
Airfix Hawk (1 mint boxed)
Moonbase Alpha kit (3 mint boxed)
Kaldorian (on the way from Jim Small)
Warp Eagle (2 more under construction)
Warp Hawk (1 more under construction)
PE 11" Eagles (5 mint boxed)
I think that's about it...sorry these are quickly cobbled together on the dining room table...they're normally safely put away on various shelves around the house, and had to be brought together somewhere
I got so many Konami rescue Eagles basically because I could !
A while ago they were up on Ebay very cheap in a BIN, and my idea was that I would paint them as standard pods one day...another of those projects that I may get around to sometime...
As far as the little moonbuggy is concerned...it's one I got from Comet many many years ago and I believe is the Nemotecknik model (or a recast of it). I'll take some closer pics - but this one's now yet complete as I didn't have warning stripe decals when I was making it...another one I will have to revisit and get looking better...
The base is a small picture frame filled with plaster and painted grey.
Here's some closer pics of some of the items as requested:
Gee, my collection is tiny, almost pathetic by comparison. Now if this list were to include Space Shuttle models, I've got over 40 kits in various sizes and scales stashed away. Anyway, here's mine.
The Centuri Eagle technically won't be mine anymore in a couple of days, but at least I can still claim it for this picture. :twisted: Only models not pictured are an original MPC and a reissue Ertl Moonbase Alpha. The Bandai Interceptor I threw in for posterity.
Now with the size of some of your collections, I have this image of Eagles being like Doritos Tortilla chips (or crisps for our UK members). For the advert I can see Nick Tate saying "Crunch all you want, we'll make more." 8)
Here's my fleet .... in glorious low res images delicately cropped and resized to furthur blur the effect.
so the stats break down:
- 4 PE Eagles
- 2 AMT Eagles - heavily rebuilt and accurized
- scratch cargo pod and scratch "Wide body cargo" pod
- AMT Moonbase Alpha diorama - scratch landing pads
- scratch Launch pad with 2" Eagle
- scratch Year 2 interior diorama with 6" figure
- Small Artworks Meta Probe
- 8 Konami Eagles (2 pictured)
- accurized Airfix hawk
- scratch built Immunity Syndrome Glider
- scratch Commloc, customized Stun Gun (converted from the water pistol toy)
Not pictured: PE 23" Eagle
Hmm.... even after getting my Eagle Gift Set in the mail yesterday (thanks WHO North America) I'm getting a mild case of Fleet Envy.
Come on UltraProbe command module.... get here already.
Compared to most 'fleets', mine is very humble, to say the least. But... 30 years ago I would have given my eye teeth to have what I do and I am thoroughly enjoying my chance to get all the 'toys' I missed out before.
And I just like this image...
I mentioned at some point that I have 2 Eagles I am fairly sure are unique to my collection... You guys kitbash, I 'pattern bash'. The oblique Eagle is from an image in the Catacombs I flipped and ran through a pattern maker. The planets were from various old patterns I have made over the years, modified with metallic thread for a 'twinkly' look.
The lateral view image was taken before I went back and added some extra stitching, so the final image has all the engine bells and better definition on the off side landing struts. (Was supposed to be worked on black fabric and the missing parts in 'shadow', didn't quite have that effect on the blue background. :? ) If anyone is interested, there are 28 cross-stitches to the linear inch and the lateral Eagle is 10 inches long by ~ 2 1/4 inches tall. The oblique Eagle has ~ 2/3 rds the stitches, but the perspective made it the greater challenge to 'see' as I worked it.
And last but far from least...
One day, I will have a dedicated place to hang all my S99 posters, but for now, I enjoy them in rotation.
Here is my comparitively meager collection - all started less than two years ago.
Doesn't include my AMT Moonbase which awaits in it's box for warmer weather (It's in the -30s C at the moment) - waiting to warm up to get to my unheated garage / shop to build a respectable wooden base followed by plaster lunar surface on which to display the kit.
They live on a bookshelf right now, and I just stand there and wonder at them... so beautiful.
In may I think I am either going to pick up a 23" kit, or if there is still a PE 23" around I might spluge on one of those. I just feel the need for bigger, and if I buy a PE 23", then I have no reason not to build a 44" at some point, right?
The fleet is almost complete now ( and modelling budget dried up accordingly ):
The Eagle one is always in the "junk-yard", as can be seen in background.....more will see the same state later :twisted: .....but.....I have a wild guardian who says nooo, don't even think of touching them ......
And for those who wonder how "big" is the moon buggy at this scale ( and no, my "paws" are not that much oversized ):