canon's bald eagle

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by Joe York, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Joe York

    Joe York New Member

    at 65% sitting on Yoshikazu Fujioka's rainbow trout at 55% sitting on the base that came with the model at 100%.
    The wingspan is about 25 inches.
    The head is 28 lb paper.
    the internal supports are 110 lb cardstock.
    The rest is 67 lb cardstock.
    Nice model.

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  2. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

    Great job on both builds! I thought about building the eagle, but I was scared off by the thought of using that much ink. :oops: :)
  3. Joe York

    Joe York New Member

    When the model first came out I started to print

    it out at full size using the best print function and it was sucking up all kind of ink so I put it away. A coupla weeks ago I decided to try again and reduced the size and printed it out in normal quality and it didn't use that much ink. Then I sprayed with two coats of future floor wax and that helped bring the color out.
  4. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

    Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!! Very realistic with that great job of posing.....:thumb::thumb:
  5. Joe York

    Joe York New Member

    thanks Peter

    it was from one of your post that I first read of using Future wax.
    I've been using it ever since and it works great
  6. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

    Just wondering...just what is the percentage one has to enlarge on the original to make this 1:1? :p

    I like the idea of a 1:1 bald Eagle guarding my room :mrgreen: sign1

    metoo's build, joe yourk's and...and...and the other member that has his canon Bald eagle sitting on top of a golden stand with red orb on it that wants me to do this in the future :cool:
  7. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Life size build, wow, that would be over 5ft wingspan. I would love to see it built.
  8. metoo

    metoo Member

    Very nice build. I really like the way you have it catching a fish.
    I have never heard of spray future wax or using it on card models. Do you spray after it is built or before? Does it work better than a spray sealer like krylon?

    gian7675, to make this 1:1 scale you would have to enlarge to 200%. According to the instruction sheet the model is approximately 1/2 the size of the real thing. Having lived with bald eagles for well over 20 years, this is still a smaller adult eagle. A 5 foot wing span is a large golden eagle but most bald eagles that I lived around had closer to 6 foot or slightly more wing spans.
    Anyway you look at it a a full size eagle model would be fantastic.

  9. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

    Enlarge it to 200% eh?...Hmmm...I'll take note of that. I'm still in the dark ages here because I don't have my very own printer yet. I'm at the mercy of the "Computer print/copy" shop at our local mall :curse:

    Once I'll have my own'll be marvelous! :mrgreen:

    Thanks kathie for the reply! :wave:
  10. Joe York

    Joe York New Member

    Metoo, I spray the future wax on after I'm finshed. It tends to bring out the colors and protects the model from moisture. I have never used the other sealers you mentioned. You'll need and airbrush for the spraying.I'm watching your builds with intrest.

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