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My Dinky Toys' Space 1999 Eagle restoration project

Episode III

Scritto da Silicon_Simon.
Domenica 27 Marzo 2016, 6:08 pm. Tag usati: , ,


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...

The original Eagle had a windowless transporter pod, so I prepared some finishings using a trasparent sheet of plastic, painted in black in the rear side and striped with two white lines in the front. Some masking tape was useful when spraying. Then I cut the paper and I glued the new windows from the inside. Nice!

Landing gears for the transporter pod were 3D printed and painted in black, I'm pretty satisfied of the final result. The vertical engine nozzles were chromed using a particular spray, after a careful cleaning of the red original plastics. But even if the result is nice on bare metal (the landing gears came out very polished), plastics prepared with a light gray primer are very hard to manipulate even after several hours.

The main metal beam and the engines' tanks were painted using a polished, glossy white, while the rest of the starship's body was painted in matte white. I like the color and it is very similar to the actual TV series.

Chromed landing gears The main engines with some 3D printed frames The transporter pod, now repaired The metal beam under the plastic truss, painted in shiny white The final result and the revamped Eagle!

So I am satisfied enough with the final result of my 3 days long work, but it is now time for decals, but this will be described in the next, final episode of my restoration

The final, assembled Eagle!

Jump to Episode IV!


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