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Offline seadude

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1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« on: February 20, 2016, 02:05:10 pm »
Several days ago, I bought the following:
http://freetimehobbies.com/1-48-mpc-space-space-1999-eagle-transporter-22-long/

But.........I'm fresh out of ideas on what to whif this bad boy into.  :blink: Or even if I should. I could build it straight from the box. I've always liked the design of the Eagle from the tv series. But I'm sure enough sci-fi modelers have already built enough "regular" Eagles as it is. Why should I build another "regular" one to add to the pile so to speak. :P  After all, I like to be different. I need something, but my mind is a complete blank right now.  :unsure:
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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 01:25:13 am »
should you, could you,   sorry I cant answer that for you, ( can you afford / store 2? do one reel one whif that way)
do a pod with pop out missile bays,
do a pod with a large clear area on one side as a tour / observation,  astronomy version.
bigger  / more thrusters, a high vis paint job and have a formula E racer
replace the pod with some skips, or transport containers and have a ash and trash runner.
do one in pristine colours and have it labelled as "Pre Alan Carter flight test"
make some drones and attach to the spine with a 1/3 width pod and have a picket duty bird.
give it wings, big ones
have it above a dropped pod that's deploying a parachute / parawing, as a dead drop delivery bird.
solar panels as a long endurance mission.

I may add more if I think them up
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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 01:30:59 am »
Eagle Fighter.
Cut the pod and central spine down to about 1/4 of their original length and mount some guns on it.
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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 06:30:16 am »
White with green stripes and red crosses with a siren on the cockpit and you have an hospital ship version.

All black version for stealth.

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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 08:09:02 am »

How about a nice diorama?



I would replace the small windows and the black areas on the cockpit section by big triangular windows.


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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 09:09:18 am »
Buy another one and make a "Super Duper Long Eagle"  :wacko:
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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 11:25:02 am »
 
Some pictures for inspiration:




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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2016, 03:47:28 am »
Love that picture of the crash !

The two inspirational pcs are both good ideas as well. I like the one that looks like a Star wars A-Wing, and I like the super-long idea as well.

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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 03:23:11 am »
Maybe convert it into a submarine?  ;)

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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2016, 08:01:15 pm »
I think I may have found a good whif idea for my large scale Space:1999 Eagle. And the more I think about it, the more I'm beginning to like it. ;)
Possibly convert it to a terrestrial firefighting Eagle. Paint it red, orange, and yellow colors, add LED lights, cargo pod for various firefighting equipment, etc.
Make it mostly a terrestrial Eagle that fights large scale forest fires or urban fires, etc.

What do you guys think?
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Re: 1/48 scale Space 1999 Eagle into......?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 01:19:34 am »
I think thats going to look very good, and will throw a great many minds off kilter as well.
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