canon's bald eagle

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  1. Joe York

    Joe York New Member

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    at 65% sitting on Yoshikazu Fujioka's rainbow trout at 55% sitting on the base that came with the model at 100%.
    The wingspan is about 25 inches.
    The head is 28 lb paper.
    the internal supports are 110 lb cardstock.
    The rest is 67 lb cardstock.
    Nice model.

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  2. BARX2

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    Great job on both builds! I thought about building the eagle, but I was scared off by the thought of using that much ink. :oops: :)
  3. Joe York

    Joe York New Member

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    When the model first came out I started to print

    it out at full size using the best print function and it was sucking up all kind of ink so I put it away. A coupla weeks ago I decided to try again and reduced the size and printed it out in normal quality and it didn't use that much ink. Then I sprayed with two coats of future floor wax and that helped bring the color out.
  4. eatcrow2

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    Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!! Very realistic with that great job of posing.....:thumb::thumb:
  5. Joe York

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    thanks Peter

    it was from one of your post that I first read of using Future wax.
    I've been using it ever since and it works great
    Joe
  6. gian7675

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    Just wondering...just what is the percentage one has to enlarge on the original to make this 1:1? :p

    I like the idea of a 1:1 bald Eagle guarding my room :mrgreen: sign1

    metoo's build, joe yourk's and...and...and the other member that has his canon Bald eagle sitting on top of a golden stand with red orb on it that wants me to do this in the future :cool:
  7. paulhbell

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    Life size build, wow, that would be over 5ft wingspan. I would love to see it built.
  8. metoo

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    Very nice build. I really like the way you have it catching a fish.
    I have never heard of spray future wax or using it on card models. Do you spray after it is built or before? Does it work better than a spray sealer like krylon?

    gian7675, to make this 1:1 scale you would have to enlarge to 200%. According to the instruction sheet the model is approximately 1/2 the size of the real thing. Having lived with bald eagles for well over 20 years, this is still a smaller adult eagle. A 5 foot wing span is a large golden eagle but most bald eagles that I lived around had closer to 6 foot or slightly more wing spans.
    Anyway you look at it a a full size eagle model would be fantastic.

    Kathie
  9. gian7675

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    Enlarge it to 200% eh?...Hmmm...I'll take note of that. I'm still in the dark ages here because I don't have my very own printer yet. I'm at the mercy of the "Computer print/copy" shop at our local mall :curse:

    Once I'll have my own printer...it'll be marvelous! :mrgreen:

    Thanks kathie for the reply! :wave:
  10. Joe York

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    Metoo, I spray the future wax on after I'm finshed. It tends to bring out the colors and protects the model from moisture. I have never used the other sealers you mentioned. You'll need and airbrush for the spraying.I'm watching your builds with intrest.
    Joe