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Has anyone bought this EAGLE spaceship yet.What about the quality of this product.Any room for improvement.Personnaly I would prefer a complete unassembled kit in order to custom paint it myself,like about every modeler wishes to do in the first place,and to possibly add both lighting and interior detail later on.Does product Enterprise Ltd. offer such an alternative of selling it unassembled,or at least can the EAGLE easily be dismantled in order to provide such an alternative.Any aftermarket decals?By the way,the EAGLE FREIGHTER and EAGLE with LABORATORY pods are supposed to be released in February of next year,I believe.I certainly hope that they will release the MARK IX HAWK in the same scale as well soon.
 

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It's a die cast toy, not a model, so that's what you get. They're no more interested in selling a model kit than Franklin Mint is.

The good news is that it's the best die cast Eagle you'll ever see. It really is gorgeous.

Warp Models makes resin kits of both the Eagle and the Hawk. They're around 100 bucks each, and available thru Federation Models, among other places.
 

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Well, the Hawk is made from nice, new, flexible resin, so it won't. The Eagle I have is indeed Warp's old crappy brittle resin, but the pieces are big enough that they shouldn't break.
 

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PE Eagle

I have one of these and love it. There is room for improvement if you are so inclined. Get some of Jim Small's aluminum upgrade parts and repaint what you can and you will have a beautiful replica.

Don't get me wrong, it's fabulous right out of the box.
 

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Of course it's pricey, Dave, but that's the price they have on it.

I'm not obligated to buy it there if I buy one at all, right?!? ;)

I'm sure that they will sell it to someone who's "got to have it!!" or it will be a nice display piece for them for the upcoming months and/or years. Either way I know I'm not adversely affected by the high cost of that particular Eagle.

I haven't been hitting the stores here lately owing to a lack of available funds and I have more than I really need here anyway. It's sal'right, in the end.
 

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Yep, it is a better toy right out of the box than the Airfix Eagle is as a straight from the box model. And it can be fully pulled apart and detailed to your hearts content. Metal engine bell sets are available as are decal sheets.

Extra expense you say? True, but you would have to pay for both upgrading the plastic model anyway.

All the available Warp and other pod kits and booster add ons will fit as well, so buy one and change as you feel you need to.

Yeah, it isn't a model kit, but it is better source material as a base for a kick ass replica Eagle than any existing plastic kit. That and it looks excellant when put straight on display.

Would that a company that could do the Eagle justice like Fine Molds or Hasegawa would take it on. I would buy THOSE by the case.

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Is there an easy way to take it apart? Any hints or tips would be appreciated!
 

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I picked one up at a comic and collectible store and thought it was very very cool. Sure, it's die-cast but it's sweet! Had it in my office before it, and I, were downsized out.
 

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One of my favourite ships. I have the kits. I could not justify the resin ones. The diecast looks OK but I have always wanted to scratch build a BIG one.

I can see myself soldering the lattice work together out of brass rod.


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Improved Eagle.

I have seen pictures of it and I do agree it looks great,but it would be fantastic to be able to improve it,and the easiest way to do this would be if the EAGLE was offered unassembled.Being able to include an interior and light it up as well would be great.Improve the latches(attachments)holding the EAGLE'S head is a good example of an improvement as well.Any other reasonnable details you can think of in order to improve a model of that size,guys.In other words,other weakenesses of the Product Enterprise EAGLE.Is the head glued on tightly.Would it really be impossible for PRODUCT ENTERPRISE LTD to offer a completely disassembled EAGLE,even in limited numbers for the die hard modeler(decals included),of course.I tried contacting them,but with no replies to my E-MAILS.Do you know of someone with influence that could get an answer from them.Unassembled,it might cost significantly less.
 

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Product Enterprise has no license to sell the Eagles as kits, only as prepainted assembled models. A kit license would cost them extra. To be honest, I'm sure they have no interest in selling them this way whatsoever; it's not what they do, nor what their customer base wants. The resin kits available cater to people like us, and many of them are pretty good. I've got the 22 inch Replicas Unlimited kit staring me in the face daily, daring me to open it and get started. Someday I will - when I have some free time to devote to such a large project.
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Oh, I see - I assumed they were all the same price. So PE charges an extra ten bucks for the red stripes, eh? :freak:
 
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