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My first Eagle Build

Morgul

Alphans
So, I ended up getting both the 12" Eagle and the 22" Eagle for Christmas.

Now, I haven't built models in decades. But I've decided to get back into it, mainly because of the inspiration I've gotten from the Space:1999 Props and Ships FB group.

I decided to start with the 12" Eagle first, figuring it would be easy and a chance to knock the rust off my skills and develop new ones.

Well.....it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, at least not if you want to make it look good. And I figured let's put some extra effort in it.

So, I started with the fun of cutting out the cage areas.
 

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Morgul

Alphans
Shapeways and PE parts!

I ordered some landing gear from Shapeways, and also the PE set for this Eagle. That required me cutting off the "pseudo-cage" on the landing pod. That took some nerve to do that, but it worked pretty well.

I also ordered inserts for the two caged sections to give them some depth. I was quite happy with what I received. They needed a little bit of trimming to fit in the cage, but they really look great!
 

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Morgul

Alphans
Then it was time to prime and glue, then paint.
 

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Morgul

Alphans
Then do do some masking and painting of details.

My mask work needs some practice....
 

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Scifitodd

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This is great, keep up the good work. :thumbup:
 

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Scifitodd

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Then do do some masking and painting of details.

My mask work needs some practice....

Hi Morgul, might I suggest that when masking/painting, if you spray a light coat of the base color (in this case white) or dull cote after you've masked everything off before the black and let it dry. This will seal up any openings you may have and then when you paint the black it won't bleed through and you will have nice crisp edges. :thumbup:

You're doing a fine job, I just learned this very trick recently so I thought I'd share with you. :D
 
So, I ended up getting both the 12" Eagle and the 22" Eagle for Christmas.

Now, I haven't built models in decades. But I've decided to get back into it, mainly because of the inspiration I've gotten from the Space:1999 Props and Ships FB group.

I decided to start with the 12" Eagle first, figuring it would be easy and a chance to knock the rust off my skills and develop new ones.

Well.....it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, at least not if you want

Hi Morgul, taking on a 12" is a major undertaking when you're doing the amount of work you are doing, hollowing out the cages and buying replacement parts from shape way. By the time it's done, it could end up costing more than a 22". I've done 12" Mpcs and 12" Warps in the past but I much prefer the 22", for kit building.
Your 12" is looking great.
 
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