44" 1999 eagle parts soon available

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  1. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to let the community know I will soon have parts for the eagle available
    the command module(beak) 2 peices top and bottom this will just be the raw halves with no plating (might be made available after a retooling)these are made of grp
    also the saturn V parts for the engine nozzel inserts
    as well as the gemmini parts for detailing
    these are of resin

    initial run to start soon with in 60 days
    and may be availabe for a limited time

    price to be set at a later day but probable around 150.00 to 175.00 dollars
    I will post pics on my website this weekend of the masters
    http://model-construction.50megs.com/index.html
    thanks and if anyone has something to add that might be added to the starter kit let me know
    chuck
     
  2. Ketzer.com

    Ketzer.com Sr Member

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  3. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    thanks tim
     
  4. Grant

    Grant New Member

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    I'd also have to add that Chris Trice's 44" Command
    Module is incredible. Absolutely the crispest piece
    of work I've seen in years, and accurate.

    It will look great on the front of my 44" replica
    some day. [​IMG]
     
  5. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    nuff said I was just trying to help once again I was shot down the story of a lifetime
    I am quite happy with my sculpt and wanted to offer it to others but hey what ever

    cap
     
  6. Spellbinder99

    Spellbinder99 Well-Known Member

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    Boatbuilder, I would try to not be as sensitive about it. The real point trying to be made is that you are up against an established seller of the module, who allready has made sales to several board members (including myself) at a price point equivalent to $125 US.
    Yes, you would have to purchase 4 Airfix Saturn V kits to get the inserts, plus gosh knows how many Revell Gemini kits if you can get them, so there is economies to be made there.

    I would be interested to see pictures of the parts you intend to mold, especially the Gemini stuff as that may be a more cost effective way to get the detail parts I need for my replica.

    Maybe parts like the engine "balls" or such may be a way to go?

    I am sure you put a lot of effort into the module and I appreciate the sentiment in trying to pass that effort on to others.

    cheers

    Tony
     
  7. Tbone

    Tbone New Member

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    Has anyone ever converted the eagle toy to model before? I have mine, but it is missing a few pieces and of course needs the seems smoothed in places, but I wondered...

    TB
     
  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    TB, you mean the big Mattel Eagle toy? [​IMG]

    I don't think you can make an accurate model out of that.

    Great toy, though... PM me if you want to sell it! [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  9. boatbuilder1

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    thanks all for the comments and interest
    here is a pic of the master and first pull from the mold as well as the gemmini parts

    still thinking about what to do but thanks again for reminding me about chris's work which is quite fantastic

    http://model-construction.50megs.com/custom.html
     
  10. PaulF2000

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    Looks like you have a great start and are ready for the plating.

    Paul
     
  11. boatbuilder1

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    yes thanks going to the local plastics house next week to resupply and then breakout the vaccum table and then re mold weeehhh alot of work but fun

    take care
     
  12. Ketzer.com

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    Last Sunday, I visited Chris Trice. I saw the cockpit he makes. It's a BEAUTY! White Gel coat, looks like it was PAINTED!

    This is not to be taken personally, boatbuilder. ;-)

    I also saw an Eagle replica he is currently working on and the ORIGINAL second EAGLE owned by Andrew Frampton. Those models are HUUUUGE!!! Can't wait to build one!
    Looks like my Slave 1 will be on hold a little longer. :)

    Tim

    edit: construction on the 44" Eagle will start tomorrow. Check out my homepage for some photos at the end of the week!
     
  13. Ketzer.com

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  14. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice backbone there, Tim! [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  15. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    is that steel ?
    I am going with brass
     
  16. Ketzer.com

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    I just added a bunch on new photos to my website. Here is one of them.

    [​IMG]

    Tim
     
  17. Spellbinder99

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    Brilliant work Tim, I never would have thought of using carbon fibre, but it is such a logical idea, light but super strong.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  18. Chris Martin

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    I'd heard through the grapevine that Small Art Works are in the process of putting together various Eagle components expressly with the scratchbuilder in mind. Some parts for a 22" scale model are currently available and they're working on 44" scale components. I believe Chris Trice has mastered some of them with dimensions taken directly from the studio models. Certainly the stuff already on their website looks awesome. Perhaps the combination of these and Tim's carbon fibre frames will make my dreams come true when cash permits?

    Toffer.
     
  19. sliuman

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  20. eimb1999

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    Hi!

    Egad!

    Well, that URL was deliberately "hidden" on my site, letting only selected people know about them for the time being as I wasn't really ready to go public with them yet, but now that the genie's been let out of the bottle, go ahead and have a look and let interested parties know, but please do not link to that URL from any other web sites yet, as I'm still keeping these parts "close in" for now, until I can get ready to release them officially and properly. I also want to get better pictures of the individual parts but I've just not had the time...

    Anyone interested may order the parts, but please be aware that we're really swamped with work right now and there are currently many orders for other products and buildups that are WAY behind schedule due to the volume of work pouring in (hence the notice on my front page and the news section) and there will be quite a delay before delivery can be made. These parts will be very limited runs for now until I can gauge the demand. If the demand is high enough, I will continue production. Also, keep in mind that if all goes well, many other parts, such as the metal spine etc. may become available if a way can be found to make them economically. We're working on that contingency.

    Meanwhile, congrats to those super-sleuths out there! :)

    EjIMBo.
     
  21. sliuman

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    Jim,

    My apologies for letting the cat out of the bag. I should have cleared it with you before posting the link, and I hope I haven't upset your plans. I figured I had stumbled on something great (I did!).

    Still, the parts look fantastic and you are to be congratulated for all your hard work. Just wish I could take advantage and actually order them, but that will have to wait. With the after-market parts you have available, soon a modeller will be able to just shake the box and have an Eagle fall out. I plan to be one of those one day.
     
  22. Ketzer.com

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  23. Stormy320

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    Ever since I was a little kid, I loved this ship.

    I have a real newbie question, but how would I get started on this project. It looks like their is a good source for the nose and other parts, but not the entire ship. I assume no matter how you cut it, you are kit bashing a scratch-building?

    Any advice is appreciated.
     
  24. Spellbinder99

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    Stormy, in the case of the spine, yes, scratchbuilding is really your only viable option for an Eagle at this time. Most everything else (leg-pods, engine bells, walkways, cages etc) ARE available from various sources but that is determined on how much you want to do yourself.

    Many of the obvious detailing parts such as the Saturn V and Gemini parts are still available, but purchasing enough kits to do an entire 44" Eagle would start to mount in cost. That is where castings as offered on this thread would come in very handy.

    At a bare minimum, purchase a beak from Chris Trice and a set of engine bells from Jim Small, the rest is viable scratchbuilding/ kitbashing material for anyone that has done any of it before.

    There will be an awesome set of plans for the 44" Eagle available soon from Chris Trice and Daniel Prudhomme that will detail the #1 Eagle down to the kit parts used on it, so they will be worth waiting on.

    An important decision to make EARLY on is which particular effects model, if any, you intend to copy as they varied a lot in details and proportions apparently. The other option is to detail in the "style" of the original models, which will reduce costs a lot.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  25. Hankules

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    Hi everyone,

    I started on my lifelong dream of building a 44" Eagle after jealously acquiring a 1/24 Hawk from Jim Small. I was so envious of his talent I decided to master the skills necessary to make the Eagle as well. I've just finished alot of work on the cockpit (Chris Trice's). I'm using the aluminum sensor dishes from Jim Small. I've got the Gemini Astronauts all ready and a background made from a photo of the Eagle cockpit to place inside it. I've decided to light it with White LED's for now and am thinking of adding lights through out, such as strobes and landing lights, something I always felt the original should have had.

    I have a couple of questions though. One is I've cut out the upper windows (to the cockpit) and placed clear plastic inside so you can see in, but I'm wondering about the lower indents. Were they cut out? and just painted black or should I leave them alone. Its hard to tell in the photos. Second I really like the carbon rods that Tim Ketzer is using, does anyone know where they can be obtained from? I've found a few sites but the selection is limited.

    I just got a new camera and in a few weeks I'll start posting photos here.
     
  26. phase pistol

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    NO! Do not cut out the lower Command Module triangles. They are not windows. Just paint black (with the appropriate white "frames").

    There is actually a lot of great Eagle reference on the web if you search out there! Here are some of my favorites:

    Space 1999 Catacombs
    http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/main/models/wrefm.html


    http://www.space1999.net/~eagle/
    Baldassari's awesome Eagle blueprints


    Hangar 18's amazing gallery of Eagle model pics
    http://www.coldnorth.com/hangar-18-models/resources/

    And tucked away on Jim Small's site, this incredible article on the restoration of an original Eagle! [​IMG]
    http://www.smallartworks.ca/Articles/Restoration/Restore1.html


    - Karl
     
  27. Hankules

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    I was pretty sure I didn't need to so cool I made the right choice. I've got all those resources but maybe my eyes arn't as sharp as everyone else's these days I just couldn't tell if they had been cut out or not. After reading the restoration article I could see they weren't touched.

    Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  28. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Also does anybody know anything about this new 22" scale Eagle kit from Starcrafts? I saw that it was at Wonderfest but that's all I know.

    I see Replicas Unlimited now has a 22" kit of the Lab Module eagle as well.

    - Karl
     
  29. Spellbinder99

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    The Replicas Unlimited Eagle is 23" rather than 22". You would think that the inch would not make too much of a difference but this comparison of the spines from the AB 22" and the RU 23" gives a graphic idea. All other parts are similarly scaled up.

    [​IMG]

    Any info about a new 22" Eagle kit would be appreciated. Yep, still looking for the perfect Eagle....[​IMG]

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  30. Chris Martin

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    Going back to the lower window issue, I think I should mention that there are acrylic windows in the lower half of the command module but they are back painted black. I've also noticed that Chris Trice has briefly suspended making his command modules until February because he's supervising some of the models on the "Aliens V Predator" movie and doesn't currently have enough free time. Also Jim Small has had to suspend things for a few weeks because his father is needing to be relocated due to failing health so if anyone should contact them, don't be surprised if you don't get a reply straight away.
     
  31. stevezoony

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    great job well done i to am building a 44'' eagle i have castings of original landing pads if you are interested in trading parts i also have a casting of the 22" beak original from Phil Rae the owner of most Anderson props.keep up the good work .Steve
     
  32. stevezoony

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    do you have any 44" eagle parts for sale.steve
     
  33. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    at this time just the pod doors side and front ant rear set is 18.00
     
  34. stevezoony

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    i am looking for some frame work for the 44" and 22" eagle i have other parts some of them are taken directly off the originals and molded from phil rae i have a coppy of original beak 22" and 44" landing leg pads and shoulder pods for the 22"
     

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