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Production Diary - VIP Eagle
Though only briefly glimpsed in Season One’s pilot episode Breakaway, the VIP Eagle, with its orange livery is a beautiful and distinctive member of the Eagle fleet.
Released as a Special 2000 Edition Die Cast in 2006 this version sold out almost immediately proving popular and now extremely sought after with collectors.
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.)
Much reference was gathered in the creation of the main Passenger Pod. For authenticity, original kit parts found on the studio originals were located and used in exactly the same way on our Studio Replicas.
Not only will the main Passenger Pod feature the distinctive orange livery of the VIP EAGLE, but panel detailing and decals on the main Eagle body and frame will vary from other Eagles in the collection.
Due to damage during filming, and into Season two of the show, the rear engine pipework was significantly modified and simplified on later studio models. Our replicas will feature the more complex and aesthetically pleasing pipework of the hero models constructed for the start of Season One.
Underside pod thrusters are hand turned in aluminium as they will be in production and test fitted.
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