Steven Vasko’s Deluxe Eagle

 

This is the MPC “Space :1999 Deluxe Eagle Transporter” model kit, which is really the regular styrene kit with resin parts included to build the Laboratory Pod and Booster Pack as seen in the second season episode “The Metamorph”. I started by opening the gaps in the fore and aft “service module cages” and installing interior components made mostly of craft store findings inside the cages behind the openings. The Paragrafix photo-etched set came in handy during this build. Instead of using the kit-supplied metal screws and plastic clip to attach the Pods to the Eagle spine I used rare earth magnets obtained from a mail-order electronics supply store that I installed in the spine and underneath the roofs of the Pods. For kicks I painted the styrene Pod in the “V.I.P.” color scheme used by Commissioner Sidmonds Eagle in the pilot episode.

Steven Vasko

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