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Finished for now photos..............................................................................

 

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Well I'm calling mine mostly done for here.. Real Life keep throwing up problems, which cut way into model building time..


Here are some quike photos of my basic kit. the Eagle 1 from Space 1999, I'm showing mine without the transport module.. mine had a few too many problems to fix for now,  I'll revisite it later and maybe make a paint stripping tutorial..

 

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Painted Assembly...............................................................................

 

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The Ok Here is the painting mostly done just some minor assembly left, I am not happy with the Transport module, the red of the lines blead thrugh the tape and look bad in places..

 

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Masking...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...............................................................................

 

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The Tape, The Tape...........

The good news is I have some hair left.. The bad news is I'm about out of tape...

thought I'd show a pic of my exercise in futility, oh wait a minute I mean my masking exercise... 

 

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White Base Coat Applied...............................................................................

 

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Finished up my seam filling and sanding.. I am not 100% happy with the top of the transport module, but it was very hard to get that seam even.. 

I dislike painting white, because it seems to show up every little problem.. but here is the kit with my white basecoat down and ready to start on the rest.. and yes I'm doing this kit in sections.. LOL

 

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Mostly Assembled...............................................................................

 

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Got some more work done on my Eagle Transporter, my kit is also a bit of a bare bones kit  there is a lot of detail skipped over, some not so bad others, not so good. there is no real detail over the top of the kit under the framework, and the landing gear is very basic, however on the other hand comparing this kit to the actual studio model, I think the MPC kit although lacking details, holds true to the actual shape and dimensions pretty well.

Now that the major assembly is ready I think I'll start painting..

 

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More  Assembly ...............................................................................

 

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I'm really enjoying this build.. in fact, I've watched the first 8 episodes of Space 1999 on hulu this last week... 

here are a couple of staged photo's, nothing is glued in place yet as I'm still working on fixing some uneven seams.. esp on the top of the pod.. I'm using Mr Surfacer and it is looking good......

here is a great link to a youtube video of the 1st 44 inch studio model being shown and even taken apart so you can see how they did the special effects magic... very interesting to me... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRwrmmGEcf4

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Start of Assembly ...............................................................................

 

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Been working on my project a little. . and btw I have the MPC kit that is suppose to be in 1/72 scale, it is the Round 2 Re-release as they now have the name and the molds.. seems like they are buying out everyone.. lol... 

my kit is not all that complex and is decal heavy for a lot of things but at least it has the ACS nozzles for the sides, although you are suppose to add them after you have laid a decal down under where they go.. lol

There is suppose to be a 1/48 scale kit of the Eagle that is much more detailed.. 

anyways here is a photo showing my work so far.. not much flash but had to do some sanding so some of the parts fit together right..

I am thinking I will not go pure white.. been watching the show Space 1999 and I think an off white, very light gray/white might be a little better to my eye.. we will see....

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At the Beginning ...............................................................................

 

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Ok everyone for the Science Fiction build on Armorama, I've changed my mind from the Gundam to the Eagle One Transporter from the great TV Series Space 1999 which aired on British TV for 2 seasons 1975 to 1977.

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