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Old 19-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default 12" Eagle - New Owner

Well after a bad experience trying to find a 12" Eagle, and a diecast one to boot. I struck GOLD!!!

"The Eagle Has Landed!"

My first one, although some are not crazy about the version, I got me a V.I.P. Eagle Transporter. It is sweet!

So now I can sit it on my bench at home and admire it. Nicely detailed and very subtle weathering on it. Call me a happy camper.



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Old 19-02-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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Congratualations! Great feeling, isn't it? Now all you need is the Transporter Eagle, the Rescue Eagle, the Lab...

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Old 19-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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Yes it would be nice to get some more. So my collection is slowly growing now.

I have three of the AMT Eagles and now this diecast one. Also picked up a set of Spine Boosters from the master himself on here Jim Small from Small Art Works. An amazing set to go with hopefully a decent scratch built Lab Pod for one of my Eagles.

I'm hoping to see and maybe get a couple of the reissued Eagles when they come out, but I saw that there was talk of doing a Diecast Hawk as well but that thread kinda looks dead now. Too bad, that is one sleek looking ship.

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Old 19-02-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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Congrats. Its a wonderful feeling and you won't stop at one. You're lucky to get those spine boosters from Jim. You could try and pick up the PE gift set which has the lab pod and PE spine booster (a tiny bit large but still cool) one of the tanks and a moon buggy. They're a bit more expensive, but there are still plenty on ebay, and well worth it.
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Old 19-02-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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Yes I would like to get one of those sets too! But a little hard to find this side of the pond!

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Old 20-02-2009, 01:36 AM   #6
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FAB Gear (located Stateside) has the gift set for $135 USD at present.
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Old 20-02-2009, 03:17 AM   #7
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Congratulations! Be sure to tie on some black thread and practice your take-offs and landings (sound effects are optional). Hey, we are re-living our childhoods here after all...
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Congratulations! Be sure to tie on some black thread and practice your take-offs and landings (sound effects are optional). Hey, we are re-living our childhoods here after all...
I must disagree, Bruce. Sound effects are NOT optional.

After getting each of my Eagles, it was only a matter of minutes before they became sprayed with a fine mist of spittle.

And, then there is all of the unnecessary springing of the IR 23's landing gear...

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Old 20-02-2009, 07:03 PM   #9
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I must disagree, Bruce. Sound effects are NOT optional.

After getting each of my Eagles, it was only a matter of minutes before they became sprayed with a fine mist of spittle.

And, then there is all of the unnecessary springing of the IR 23's landing gear...
Ok, you're right about the sound effects... welcome to the forum, BTW
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Old 20-02-2009, 09:06 PM   #10
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I have no knowledge of doing soundeffects with any of my "toys", atleast when no one is around.

Now be quiet while I practice my landings in the shelf space!

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I have no knowledge of doing soundeffects with any of my "toys", atleast when no one is around.

Now be quiet while I practice my landings in the shelf space!

And welcome to you as well Michael931080

You know that you have made a proper landing if you get a nice, little, final compression in the oleo struts just as the Eagle settles after final VTOL cutoff.
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Old 20-02-2009, 11:25 PM   #12
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Ah the next generation of spitting sound effects makers. I very much doubt there are very many eagles on this forum that haven't been for a good fly around the place.... even 23"s and a few 44"s, though requires major effort on the part of the pilot.


Why even last night my XL5 went for a bit of a journey while I watched the next dreadful ep Mind you the front canopy also came off so that I could adjust the size of the Giants Steve and Robert.
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Old 21-02-2009, 04:13 AM   #13
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You could try and pick up the PE gift set which has the lab pod and PE spine booster (a tiny bit large but still cool)...
So, I'm not the only one who thinks that the spine booster is a little large...


Still, it has a certain charm about it... especially for someone like Tim the Tool Man ("More power!").
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So, I'm not the only one who thinks that the spine booster is a little large...


Still, it has a certain charm about it... especially for someone like Tim the Tool Man ("More power!").
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Old 21-02-2009, 11:21 AM   #15
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That's no Spine Booster, thats a Comet!!!!!!!!!

Holy Smokes that suckers big, but it is not the correct one. It doesn't have the proper angle for a High Alpha Pass capability!

Michael

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