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PostPosted: November 25th, 2017, 2:11 am 
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Not at the mo but with luck I will get some bench time and pics taken this weekend.

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PostPosted: November 25th, 2017, 3:30 am 
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Hi, Greg. Is the yellow stearman from the Revell kit? Its looking nice.


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Firstly sorry for missing your question. It is indeed the Revell kit. The pilots are from the Hobbymaster prepainted USN set. Many thanks for the complement.
I asked if anyone wanted to follow a diecast restoration on here and I got the affirmative. Here are the starting pictures. The strip down took about two minutes. Four screws to remove the two lower parts and that gets the white frame off also. The spring plates for the pads will pop off then. Two more gets the spine off the front and rear parts. Almost totally stripped in a couple of minutes. Odly enough the one thing usually broken or missing is the rocket pack from the tear. Intact in this case but needing a repaint. After removing the lower halves they were straighteneb by slipping the pods onto the hook of a claw hammer and using gentle twisting and matching with the top parts they were straightened. The front top part had the bent top rails tapped into place very carefully. I did not expect them to survive this but I was lucky. Aftr tge straightening I put all the parts to be re-used back together. The top frame. One part usually damaged has a couple of pieces broken off. These will be replaced with white sprue suitable filed to shape. This is one part that is not available as a replacement part. Not goid news. I have been in tough with a manufacturer of dinky and corgi spares but he said the tooling cost would be too high. Anyway. Thats all for now.

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Here are the pics. Moee to follow


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Looks like the Eagle is in safe hands Greg; I remember the lime green from the Dinky version, but not the TV series.... :???:

I am certainly not painting my 1/48 one in that horrible colour! :shock: :-D :-D

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Cheers Iggie. I am undecided as yet if I should go with the metalic green. Do it as the metalic blue version or if I should do it white. Though the latter is the favourite option st the moment. I will be trying to get hold of the freighter pod for it. That will probably be another restoration job.

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Nice start on the restoration. I loved this show, always wanted an Eagle!
FWIW I'd go with the white version, but either way its going to look great.

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I never understood why Dinky issued it in those colours anyway. It has to be white to be a real Eagle.

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Cheers guys. I think white will be the way to go. I had all three colours I mentioned. Always prefered the white one though. I once saw a metalic red one at a toy fair. Not sure if it was factory original or a repaint but if the latter it was a damn good one. At the same toy fair I almost got into an argument with a guy who insisted that Dinky never issued the white Eagle with a white pod. I asked him if that wss the case how come my parents bought me one brand new just like that. He told me it never happwned. I asked him politely if he was calling me a liar. Thats when he went on a rant. I just laughed and walked away.

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