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Production Diary - Eagle Freighter
The Eagle Freighter was predominantly featured in Season One’s pilot episode Breakaway and is an iconic member of the Eagle fleet.
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.)
Again, original kit parts are sought for authenticity in this recreation.
The 22-inch version featured parts from Airfix Saturn V and Revell Gemini kits. These were 'up-scaled' for the 44-inch version.
Perspex being the most stable plastic, the main platform is constructed with this, also utilising brass framework.
The four underside feet, unlike the Lab Eagle, feature flat rather than bevelled edges.
Test versions of the booster engine bells and telescopic feet supports are hand turned in aluminium as will be featured in production.
Dimensions of Magnetic Grab are sketched out prior to turning on lathe.
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