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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2011 11:21 am 
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Good evening ladies and gents,

Would like to hear from anyone who has built this kit.
Am looking for reference material, modifications and feedback on the overall construction of the kit.

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2011 00:54 am 
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You'll find the following YouTube video very interesting:

http://youtu.be/vRwrmmGEcf4

This site is also worth looking at:

http://homepages.tesco.net/d.sisson/buildingeagles.htm
http://homepages.tesco.net/d.sisson/Eagle1today.htm
http://homepages.tesco.net/d.sisson/eagle1.htm

The big issue with the Airfix/AMT eagle is the "cage", molded in solid plastic on the kit; it takes a lot of work to get it looking the way it's supposed to.

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I last built this kit back in 1998 (AMT/ERTL release). The kit has a number of faults. The cages have already been mentioned, so I'll go into the other faults.

The 'beak' and engine sections need lowering. The sides of the spine are at the wrong angle and is to long (I had to cut mine into 4 sections before rebulding it. The engines themselves need work. The 4 lifting bodies need altering. In short, there were only 4 parts that didn't need work. They were the 4 vernier thrusters that go on the lifting bodies. In reality, you'd need two kits to make a decent Eagle. Then you'd need the decal sheet from Tangent.

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£27.....For that thing? :shock:

They've been spending too much time looking at eBay lunacy if you ask me. :roll:

It's a fun kit, and full of nostalgia for me, but it's also horribly inaccurate and doesn't go together well without some work IIRC....£20 I might have considered, but best part of £30 is too much. :neutral:

Oh well....eBay works both ways and the supply problem just disappeared! :wink:

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A lot of science fiction model shops are a rip off. Wait until they come out. You should be able to find one that is much cheaper.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013 07:52 am 
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Sgt.Squarehead wrote:
£27.....For that thing? :shock:

They've been spending too much time looking at eBay lunacy if you ask me. :roll:

It's a fun kit, and full of nostalgia for me, but it's also horribly inaccurate and doesn't go together well without some work IIRC....£20 I might have considered, but best part of £30 is too much. :neutral:

Oh well....eBay works both ways and the supply problem just disappeared! :wink:


Even with its faults compared to the only other option that I know of, the £90 1/72nd Warp kit, it is positively cheap. I have wanted to make another Eagle for quite a while now & was starting to think that the Warp one was going to be the only option so I am pleased to see this one coming back out.


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I still reckon you could have a good stab at it with left-over sprue and some egg cups.


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Sgt.Squarehead wrote:
£27.....For that thing? :shock:

They've been spending too much time looking at eBay lunacy if you ask me. :roll:


Forbidden planet is always overpriced. It was cheaper to buy and ship your Tr-3 purchase from the US than to buy it from FP :!:


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I got this from Hobby Town in Everett, Washington on Sunday for $28, which in itself is a little more expensive than what Squadron had it listed for, but of course I didn't have to shell out for shipping. It comes in a smallish box, much smaller than I was expecting to see, but it does have a new decal sheet. http://www.round2models.com/models/mpc/ ... 999-eagle1

As you can see from the above link, it's not MPC per se, but a company that owns the MPC brand, from what I understand (much like Hornby and Airfix in that way).

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For those that haven't heard yet. Round 2 are bringing out an all new eagle in 1/48th.


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I have wanted to make another Eagle for quite a while now & was starting to think that the Warp one was going to be the only option so I am pleased to see this one coming back out???



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PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2016 22:18 pm 
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At this moment, there are three Eagle kits available. All three are from MPC.

There's the 12" standard Eagle (The one that once came in an Airfix box)
There's the special edition 12" Eagle. (As above, but with additional resin parts for the Science Pod and the spine boosters).
There's the all new 24" Eagle. It can be tricky to get hold of (and it's expensive), but it's excellent! I've got one.

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Spudgun wrote:
There's the all new 24" Eagle. It can be tricky to get hold of (and it's expensive), but it's excellent! I've got one.

I am tempted, shame only US sellers have them on ebay at the moment.


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2016 17:31 pm 
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The 22" Eagle is available from UK based sellers. True, the supply is a little patchy. Here's a link to a UK vendor.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MPC825-Space- ... oS2-deAC1w

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