pix of the 23" Eagles
some more pictures of the RU kits built using even more modifications which
I developed. I recently completed four of them
all at once for various customers from around the world. With these latest
models, I actually ended up discarding at least 1/3rd of the parts that
came with the kit in favour of my own newly re-mastered and greatly improved
(especially when compared to the stock RU kit) parts and accessories.
the previous models I have built, aAll the models shown here have illuminated
cockpits with pilot figures, sprung oleo strut landing gear (made with
stainless steel tubes!) and, as usual, the classic Small Art Works turned
aluminum engine bells. But on these latest four examples, I also replaced
the four silver sensor dishes on the nose cone,
made from resin in the kit, with new machined aluminum examples which exactly
match the ones seen on the original 44" Eagle studio models.
newer kits, which had obviously been re-worked by the manufacturer considerably
since the ones shown on the previous page were produced, I also had to
completely replace the interior companionways
within the cage structures with brand new scratch-mastered units
with their shoulder pod receptacles and shelf sections, so horribly
done and devoid of detail were the "improved" kit parts. I also replaced
the passenger pod's support struts with newly
mastered examples as well.
pod and Spine
Booster shown are made from castings of my own master patterns which
were accurately made from dimensions gleaned from the original studio models!
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