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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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22 inch Space: 1999 Eagle

This is going to take a while....

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Yup, but you have to build it now. You can't get it all back in the box!
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I did, but I had to take each bag out and put it face down on the table in order. Then I put it all back. I wonder how much effort is put into designing the box and packaging to just fit...?
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It does seem pretty easy to get the Eagle kit back in the box, I couldn't do that with the Batmobile kit, that box needs to be about an inch larger, it was bulging a bit before I opened it...

I'll probably start on the Eagle this weekend.
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Does it include the Revel Gemini figures as pilots, like they had on the show?
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Does it include the Revel Gemini figures as pilots, like they had on the show?
Yeah, the figures do look like the Revell Gemini ones, only difference looks like a square pack added to the chest. The helmets are certainly not Space: 1999, and there's the storage pockets on the legs:

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An exact copy of the Mercury/Gemini astronaut figure originally used in the studio models would probably have had Revell put a CAD order on R2 hence the new addition to the chest

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An exact copy of the Mercury/Gemini astronaut figure originally used in the studio models would probably have had Revell put a CAD order on R2 hence the new addition to the chest

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It could well be, but I think it was more in line with trying to do a simple tooling mod to make them look a bit more 1999-ish. There's that huge debate over should the kit be an attempt to copy the 44" filming miniature or be more an attempt to represent the Eagle as a 'real' vehicle with 'correct' Alpha Moonbase astronaut pilots.

Lordy that's a soft looking figure. Just as well you can barely see it in the kit.
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Got the interior of the cockpit done:

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Putting the front pod together you realize that door is impossible, the top 1/3 of the passageway we see in the show would go through the curved back shell of the pod.

Now to sand the seams, looks like they should disappear with minimal work, fingers crossed.
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Putting the front pod together you realize that door is impossible, the top 1/3 of the passageway we see in the show would go through the curved back shell of the pod.

Now to sand the seams, looks like they should disappear with minimal work, fingers crossed.
Oh yeah. Interior scale Vs. exterior scale is a BIG issue with the Eagle. It would be solvable if not for those Gemini astronaut figures in the 44" miniature. I don't think we even SEE them in the show itself, I believe they were just used as a 'key' to make the use of live action footage synch better.

The passenger pod is even worse (in the scale dilemma).
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Well you backwall and pilots are way to nice then the original crappy Gemini astronauts and backwall. Here's what the original looked like:

Beware: you might get sink when you'll see this:

https://goo.gl/photos/vXhQdgp96DV45H2X7

You did a nice job with your backwall and astronauts.... any plans to light the cockpit?
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Yeah, props to R2 for taking the 'risk' of actually sculpting detail on the back wall instead of going with the original choice of flat and plain and a decal. Of course that is not at all true to the 44" filming miniature. boo hoo.
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Fist coat of white on, when putting the shell together of course a drop of glue somehow landed on the inside of one of the windows...

Looks like I'll have to fill in the edge of the windows with some micro crystal clear.




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You did a nice job with your backwall and astronauts.... any plans to light the cockpit?
Wow, that is minimal... Old school not worried about HD type of model...

No, I am not doing any lighting.
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