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Production Diary - Cargo Eagle
The Cargo Pod is a classic EAGLE design featured heavily in the Season One Pilot episode 'BREAKAWAY'.
With its cargo of nuclear waste barrels and accessories this model displays spectacularly in our MASTERPIECE RANGE.
As our Studio Replica will feature a displayable interior, it was decided to create a more accurate Command Module interior and authentic pilot figures.
The interior is constructed in sections. Original Gemini pilot figures are used as the basis for the newly realised versions. (Note: small Eagle logo on pilot left arm WILL NOT feature in production as this is unique to Season 2 spacesuits.)
The nuclear barrels are created and moulded in silicone rubber for casting.
Text paint effects are experimented with and black line details are applied using black, flexible 'Lettraline' as per studio originals.
Upon closer inspection, it was noticed that the spacing of the words on the nuclear barrel warning labels was uneven on the originals. (Probably due to speed of production or just a bad day in the office) We immediately amend our spacing to match exactly the studio originals.
While only a very minor and almost indiscernible detail, it is one which we feel only adds to the overall authenticity of the models we are replicating.
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