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Re: Eagle list (8 of which were re-issued by Pyro)
My mom had a similar reaction when I, at 11, showed her my Superior USS Somers that I had paid the lofty sum of $1.95 for (while shipping took another terrible ding out of my pop-bottle money) on top of that. I stared at that thing for days, taking in its level of detail that (despite being sparse) was as good as many larger scale plastic ship models I'd built. Little did I imagine that there were, on the other side of the wide and misty Atlantic, models awaiting with even greater detail (and heftier prices) still to be discovered!
1/11d surely for a pocket battleship? The 5 U-boats were 1/6d! I remember showing the tiny U-boats to my mum. When she discovered I had spent 1/11d (9.5p) on them, she looked at me in a similar way to Jack's mum when he showed her the magic beans. But.....the Eagle models really were MAGIC!
Don't forget, the H class destroyer kit came with alternative parts for the I class and, I think one other (F?). Neither kits nor Don't book to hand as I write. I completed one of my 'H' to an I class.
My first Graf Spee purchase had an impact on my life that I could not possibly have envisaged when I parted with my 1/3d!
Eagle/aka Eaglewall plastic kits. 8 Battle Series (+1), 34 boxes +1 in a plastic bag, 30 moulds, 42 named vessels.
Series # / Series Name / Ship / Type / Mould #
1 Battle of the River Plate Admiral Graf Spee pocket battleship 1
1 Battle of the River Plate HMS Exeter heavy cruiser 2
1 Battle of the River Plate HMS Ajax light cruiser 3
1 Battle of the River Plate HMS Achilles light cruiser 3
2 Capture of the Altmark HMS Cossack destroyer 4
2 Capture of the Altmark Altmark tanker 5
3 Battle of Narvik Fjord HMS Warspite* battleship 6
3 Battle of Narvik Fjord H class RN destroyer 7
3 Battle of Narvik Fjord HMS Hardy destroyer leader 8
3 Battle of Narvik Fjord HMS Kimberly destroyer 9
3 Battle of Narvik Fjord Von Roeder class destroyer 10
3 Battle of Narvik Fjord Maass class destroyer 11
Five subs in 1 box
4 Battle of the Atlantic U2529 Type XXI sub 12
4 Battle of the Atlantic U1231 Type IXc sub 13
4 Battle of the Atlantic U38 Type IX sub 14
4 Battle of the Atlantic U27 Type VII sub 15
4 Battle of the Atlantic U59 Type II sub 16
2 German ships in 1 box
4 Battle of the Atlantic Saar sub depot ship 17
4 Battle of the Atlantic Acheron submarine tender 18
4 Battle of the Atlantic British Oil Tanker merchantman 5
2 RN ships in 1 box
4 Battle of the Atlantic HMS Lilac trawler 19
4 Battle of the Atlantic HMS Peacock sloop 20
2 RN ships in 1 box
4 Battle of the Atlantic HMS Balfour escort destroyer 21
4 Battle of the Atlantic HMS Allington Castle corvette 22
5 Sinking of the Bismarck Bismarck* battleship 23
5 Sinking of the Bismarck Prinz Eugen* heavy cruiser 24
5 Sinking of the Bismarck HMS Dorsetshire* heavy cruiser 25
5 Sinking of the Bismarck HMS Norfolk* heavy cruiser 25
5 Sinking of the Bismarck HMS King George V* battleship 26
5 Sinking of the Bismarck HMS Prince of Wales* battleship 26
5 Sinking of the Bismarck HMS Victorious* aircraft carrier 27
6 Sinking of the Scharnhorst HMS Duke of York battleship 26
7 Fighting Merchantmen Admiral Scheer pocket battleship 28
7 Fighting Merchantmen Lutzow pocket battleship 29
7 Fighting Merchantmen Nordmark tanker 5
7 Fighting Merchantmen Admiral Hipper heavy cruiser 24
7 Fighting Merchantmen Tirpitz battleship 23
8 The Battle of Cape Matapan HMS Valiant battleship 6
First real error as HMS Valiant very different to HMS Warspite by WW2
Some HMS Valiant boxes instruction sheets entitled HMS Barham – still mould #6 though
8 The Battle of Cape Matapan HMS Formidable aircraft carrier 27
8 The Battle of Cape Matapan HMS Orion light cruiser 3
8 The Battle of Cape Matapan HMAS Perth light cruiser 3
Another error as RN Leanders had one funnel and Perth had two
Eaglewall Tabletop Navy Gneisenau battlecruiser 30 (plastic bag)
* issued by Pyro in the USA in the late 1960s
KGV and Dorsetshire reissued by Round 2/Lindberg in the USA in 2015
We loved these models in the UK and they launched many of us into a lifetime of collecting.
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