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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Eagles have Landed 1 - The original MPC Kit


The Eagles arrived quite quickly from CultTVMan'shop Hobby Shop. Well boxed, quick shipping and excellent prices, my hat is off to this online store, I highly recommend them!

I ordered all three kits and I'm going to go through the classic box opening for each one as a separate thread. We will start off with the original MPC kit that has been re-released by Round 2 Models.

Round 2 hasn't done anything to update this kit, so these are all produced from the original molds although I believe the decal sheet is at least new and possibly updated as well. Since this is basically an original kit it has all the inaccuracies of the original so I decided to go for a slightly more accurate version and bought the Paragrafix photoetch kit to fix some of the inaccuracies.

I plan to build this kit first since its been a while since I built a serious model kit.













6 comments:

  1. Really lovely model! Can't wait to see it ready!
    12" what scale does that make? And is there a figure included?

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. I believe that makes it approximately 1/72 scale. I'm sure there are a couple pilot figures in there somewhere. I'll have to take a look to be sure.

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    2. Thanks for the answer!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  2. Those ships bring back memories! I still enjoy that show and wish it was in syndication. I haven't seen it since our vhs player croaked! ;)
    A ship I wouldn't mind having for terrain! ;)

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    1. It would make a lovely piece of terrain, although pretty expensive terrain if you go with the 22" Eagle! I think I have seen Space 1999 on DVD, I might have to keep my eyes open for it.

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