BRINGING THE GALAXY HOME IN A BOX
MPC Eagle Transporter reworked!
I decided to rework the release of the MPC (AMT/ERTL) Eagle transporter to show that with
a little effort, it can become quite a centerpiece for any Space:1999 fan.
I based all my mods on this being based on the second Eagle created for the series. Including my own custom made waterslide decals for the markings.
You can see it in its dynamic diorama by watching this video showcasing the hanger!
I started with a standard MPC (Round2) Eagle transporter.
From this basis I cut out the cage framework and added details to flesh out the top and bottom as per the studio models.
I added cages and walkway details between the cages.
The engine section was reworked to include the correct plumbing for this Eagle.
I created chrome thrusters for the Command head and added interior details visible in the photos further below!
The head was finished to the correct shape (and separates for the interior view like the studio model) and a door was added at the rear (the studio model is just a blank panel out there).
I created and added the stairs, light posts (each 3x 1.5mm leds) all modeled after the studio sets and added some light and fibre optic to the engine and test stand. This is 90% MPC Eagle kit - just made to look better.
The Hanger is completely scratch built and created by a basic custom panel and then by vacuum forming .060 panels. To these I added the styrene stringers to define the triangles.
I built and added a crane type system which can positioned and can hold the head, the Eagle itself or the pod!
For more detailed build info for the MPC/Airfix Eagles click on the picture link below!
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