My Dinky Toys' Space 1999 Eagle restoration project

Domenica 27 Marzo 2016, 18:08

Episode III

Previously, on these pages, I presented some progresses in my Dinky Toys' Eagle restoration, with episode I and episode II. Today I found some spare time to complete the paint job, even if the quality of spray paintings I chose was not so good and the final result does not satisfy me completely.

However, this is how the story went...

 

My Dinky Toys' Space 1999 Eagle restoration project

Venerdì 25 Marzo 2016, 18:50

Dismantled Eagle!

My restoration project keeps going, dismantling at first the old toy. Since I was a child I wondered why Dinky decided to paint these amazing die-cast models with such an infamous colors, mybe due to some marketing choices or some paint remainings from the Ufo Shado line. In fact in the early 1970's, Dinky Toys produced an Interceptor toy as well, which for some reason was painted green!

Let's dive into the second part of my chronicle...

 

My Dinky Toys' Space 1999 Eagle restoration project

Giovedì 24 Marzo 2016, 22:06

Space 1999 Eagle by Dinky Toys

Last months were particularly demanding, with a lot of work to be done, my academic research to be developed and a lot of BIM vocational training courses in which I taught. So I decided to take a little rest for my mind during the Easter break, in order to relax with some handcrafted diversions.

A couple of days ago I won, during an eBay auction, this amazing Space 1999's Eagle made in the early 70's by Dinky Toys / Meccano, in the United Kingdom. This toy was fabricated in plenty of different flavours over the years, using various colors and materials: there are five original existing versions of the Dinky's Eagles, in different packages.

This is the chronicle of my restoration...

 

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