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My Dinky Toys' Space 1999 Eagle restoration project

Episode II

Scritto da Silicon_Simon.
Venerdì 25 Marzo 2016, 6:50 pm. Tag usati: , , ,


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...

It is fascinating how this little, amazing toy arrived to present day challenging time. When I was very young I was thrilled, somehow scared, by the Space 1999 TV series. Now I got myself a Blueray edition of the first season and I am mesmerized by those sci-fi so good produced episodes.

Time to remake the paintjob for my small Eagle, waiting for Alan Carter to fly it! So I spent the whole afternoon removing the scratched paint with some good gel chemical remover and preparing metal pieces with sand paper and a first hand of light grey primer.

Original marks...Some 3D printing for spares...Primer time! Chrome for landing gears... Paint removed and pieces prepared...

The landing gears in the transporters pod are completely missing so I decided to 3D model some spares and printing them with my DaVinci 1.1 3D Printer. Here you can find a STL file for the landing gears whilehere you can find a sligtly modified engine nozzles' frame.

Jump to the episode III...


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