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SPACEBALLS EAGLE 5 REPLICA

Welcome to the SPACEBALLS Eagle 5 replica page!!!  I was a child when Spaceballs first came out and it CRACKED me up!! Who could not appreciate a flying Winnebago!  Then, years later, I visited the filming model in a astounding traveling special effects museum.

Now, on the coat tails of building the E.T. ship from scratch, it's time to build that flying Winnebago - the Eagle 5.  OBLIVION DRONE SCALE MODEL

Piloted by Barf and Lone Star, this highly detailed replica measures 12.5" long with a 15.5" wingspan.  Email me if you're interested in getting one of these limited edition tribute models.  Impervium@hotmail.com

 

 

**The EAGLE 5 is now part of the permanent collection at RANCHO OBI-WAN.  Steve Sansweet has this model on display in his famous model room.  Go visit it! If you're interested in this limited offer kit, email impervium@hotmail.com


 At Celebration 2015 with JJ Abrams:

Pictured belowis an assembled set of cast resin parts.  This demo is not yet detailed with the rear view mirrors, horns, handles, grill, windows, or lamp covers.

 

 

MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU!

 

The Collectors EAGLE 5 Kit includes:

1.) Main Body Shell (hollow cast)

2.) Tinted window material

3.) Wheel sets (6 wheels)

4.) 2 AC units

5.) Thermal formed front cab window

6.) Left Wing

7.) Right Wing

8.) Left engine

9.) Right engine

10.) Left and right engine caps and bottoms

11.) Left and right engine mounts.

12.) Undercarriage baseplate

13.) Drive Shaft

14.) Engine parts

15.) Instructions

16.) Decal sheet

 

Eagle 5 - Scale Model Kit

 

FINISHED SAMPLE!!!

 

 
Yes the casting is completly HOLLOW-CAST (smooth walled) to allow for a custom interior and/or electronics.

 

 

 

 

Yes the body is cast HOLLOW to allow for electronics/interior.



 

  

 

This is a model for more advanced builders.  For the tiny details, you'll need to cut, bend, and apply piping to complete the rear view window frames,window panes, etc..

 

 

 

Here's the actual filming model (photo is flipped reverse):

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KIT UPDATE: 11/6/12

Getting closer and closer... this shows trim detailing before the primer coat:

Steps left to go: Cleaning the trim with fillers, creating the front and rear bumpers, creating the grill using evergreen stock, detailing the wings , nacelles, engine mounts, and underside.


 


Kit progress as of 10/12

What's left: Trim on the exterior wheel-wells, engine detailing and assembly. wings shaping, undercarriage detail.

 


I decided to build this at about half studio scale, making this model about 13" long with about a 14" wingspan.   Anything larger would be awfully cumbersome to display for the average garage kit builder.   This is a quick paper maquette I built to examine the scale.  Then I developed the CAD profiles.



The vector files were then laser cut in various thicknesses of acrylic and abs plastics.   Here's the parts laid out:


This is evergreen pre-fabbed siding that fits the scale perfectly.  This lines the long sides of the winnebago.


I developed the decal graphics using Corel and Illustrator.  This is the decal sheet Mark 1.  These will be water-slide on thin paper to allow easier application on the contoured siding surfaces.


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Thanks!!


email: impervium@hotmail.com