AMT's Eagle 1 from Space 1999

Discussion in 'Plastic' started by micahrogers, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Okay update time, it's been awhile cause I've been to scattered to post much.
    I've started work on the engine cluster and the tops of the connector pods.
    The first pic is the greebleied connector pod walls. Eagle_028.JPG

    and the engine cluster work in progress

    and the geebelies made
    and installed Eagle_032.JPG

    more to come.
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  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    more work to accurize the build.
    The tops of the connector pods detailed,

    more piping added to the engine cluster,

    the perimeter added to the bell adapter,

    and the lower cross bars added to the spine.

    next update will be with the first color coats applied.
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  4. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Man, this is really fantastic, impressive work. All the components look great!
  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    and another update.
    I've got the base coat of Vallejo Model Color Offwhite on all the pieces.
    DSCN0120.JPG DSCN0123.JPG
    Started detail painting on the spine,
    and scratch built an interior for the command pod.
    here is a Black and White reference pic of the command pod interior set.

    and my scratch built interior,

    and my scratch built pilot,

    and the engine bells finished.

    and more to come

    Attached Files:

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are doing a FANTASTIC JOB on this project!
    I like how you are scratch building all of these extra components to inject more detail, which is really making this model come to life.
  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Thank's Rhaven, to be honest it is the feed back I have been getting from this group that has given me the courage to take the extra steps to make this model stand out. Before I joined this group I hadn't even thought about a model in 12 years. It's a steep relearning curve to get these skills back. Just the little scratch built pilot I made is something that 15 years ago I would have been scared to attempt. You can see in my post above how I messed up the baffles in the engine bells, but even messed up they look better than the stock ones.

    More updates to come as the build moves onward.
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    major sub assemblies done and detail painting continues.all that work on the command pod interior and ya can barely see it
    Eagle_042.JPG and from above Eagle_043.JPG

    and the engineering pod, Eagle_047.JPG and dead astern Eagle_046.JPG

    and the spine, Eagle_048.JPG and a quick mock up to this point, Eagle_049.JPG

    and surgery starts on the transport pod Eagle_050.JPG Eagle_051.JPG

    and this is the condition it sits in tonight.
    I volunteered to work a half day tomorrow, my normal weekday off, so I'll work on her more after work.
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  9. Davej

    Davej New Member

    Nice. Very nice.
    Looking forward to the updates
  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That is the one major thing that I like about this forum, the people here really encourage one another to strive to do better and to attempt new things and to broaden their horizons.

    In the five years that I have been a member here, I have learned a GREAT deal about this hobby (and there is an even GREATER amount that I still want to learn).

  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    An update for today, Scratch built details of the transport pod doors and windows.
    Eagle_052.JPG Eagle_053.JPG Eagle_054.JPG

    and detail painting continues on the command and engineering pods.
    Eagle_055.JPG Eagle_056.JPG Eagle_057.JPG

    more to come as I get this done.
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are doing a FANTASTIC JOB on the model!!!
    I REALLY LIKE the extra detail that you are putting into this model!!!
    I am GREATLY ENJOYING watching this thread!!!
  13. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    The last update for today, I hand drew an Alpha MoonBase logo on Tamiya masking tape and applied it and shot a good blue color.
    Post-it note stencils made for detail painting and then color shot with airbrush.
    Eagle_058.JPG Eagle_059.JPG Eagle_060.JPG Eagle_061.JPG
    And I added some more stripping to the engine cluster piping.
    Eagle_062.JPG Eagle_063.JPG Eagle_064.JPG
    One more session of detail painting then the "Nekked" Eagle will be built, while I finish the transport pod, I'm trying to make up my mind between the regular transport pod and the red striped "rescue" pod.
    Anyone want to vote?
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  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is FANTASTIC!!!
    I would build both so that you can change them out for a diorama.
  15. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    First weekend update on my Eagle 1 build, The basic spine Eagle is complete, all the details painted and the final matte varnish applied.. Eagle_066.JPG Eagle_067.JPG Eagle_068.JPG Eagle_069.JPG Eagle_070.JPG Eagle_071.JPG Eagle_072.JPG

    and of course I didn't notice until after the glue had dried that the back pads were a little crooked... Oh well.
    I would have to either buy another kit, or scratch build a whole pod to have both.
    next will be the transport pod, still trying to decide if I want to make it the regular or the rescue pod
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Everything looks GREAT!
    As for which pod to make, I would go for the transport pod. It was the most commonly used through out the show.
  17. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    The regular transport pod also has the "easiest" paint job, masking those red stripes on the pod sides would be a challenge. Everything I've done with this build has pushed my modeling skill set, I am leaning toward the rescue pod just because the paint scheme will be a challenge that I don't know if I'm up to.
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Either way you go, I am certain that it will turn out well.
    I am looking forward to seeing it!
  19. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Another update on my AMT/Ertl Eagle 1. I've decided to make the "regular" transport pod, and get rid of the friction / snap fit attachment of the pod to the spine.
    I removed the "spring" snap piece from the top of the pod,
    Eagle_053.JPG and installed small rare earth magnets in the top of the pod and the underside of the spine. Eagle_073.JPG Eagle_074.JPG
    Now the pod just "clicks" into place.

    Now I just have to re fill the imperfections in the top of the pod and start final paint.
  20. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    And the final paint is applied, the build is done and a ton of pics taken.
    first set of pics are the final pod paint.
    Eagle_076.JPG Eagle_077.JPG Eagle_078.JPG Eagle_079.JPG Eagle_080.JPG Eagle_081.JPG Eagle_082.JPG Eagle_083.JPG
    And the under side of the spine repaired after the addition of the magnets
    next the finished Eagle

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