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Old 29-10-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
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Just joined and wanted to say hi!
Looks like a really informative place.
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Old 29-10-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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Old 29-10-2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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Old 29-10-2005, 07:14 PM   #4
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Hi Joe

Good to have you on board. Do you have any particular special interest or are you just a general 'Eagle-holic'.
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Old 29-10-2005, 08:55 PM   #5
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Definitely an "Eagle-holic", with an addiction to science fiction in general.
I just recently have gotten the withdrawls, and fortunately have found this site to counter the shakes.
thanks for the welcome
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Old 29-10-2005, 11:55 PM   #6
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No problem. If you can spread the word about this site within your circles, it would be appreciated. Support for the Pod-U-Like contest would be appreciated too.

Do you have any models you've built (or own) that you'd like to show us?
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Old 30-10-2005, 09:13 AM   #7
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Eagle,
I have built many mpc/monogram eagles.
My first I recieved when I was 9 years old and built up with all the skills of a 9 year old. Add to that it was back in `74 when it was hard to come by any good modeling tools.
Over the years I've built several to varying degrees of acuracy, however
I purchased an airfix eagle back in `86 and spent 5 years building and acurizing it, including a scract built cockpit interior. I airbrushed it to perfection and to my horror after clearcoating, It turned as yellow as can be. Simultaneosly, I took my very first eagle (in its many pieces) and built a derelict (which, thank god, I did not clearcoat)
The other day I was setting up a shelf I had gotten and was placing some models on and just couldn't stand the yellow eagle anymore.
So in an attempt to rectify the situation, I managed to end up with an eagle in a lot of pieces that I may not be able to fix.
I may spring for a P/E labratory eagle to replace it till I can come up with the energy to attempt a repair of ol yeller.
I would love any thoughts on the P/E. pros or cons and where to look.
I have seen the comet miniatures page and am intrigued with the selection.
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Old 30-10-2005, 09:53 AM   #8
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Hi Joe

The PE Eagle Transporter really was a godsend for collectors and modellers alike. As DX-SFX has stated elsewhere on the boards, "As die cast "toys" go, these are better than some scale models". Even straight out of the box, they are fine display items. With a little care and attention in modification, they make great pieces, a worthy enhancement to any collection.

There are currently four versions (not including the Silver and Gold ones); Recon (standard Eagle), Freighter, Lab Pod and Rescue. So, it's a testament to the quality of the issue that many of our members here have over a dozen of them (I have 14!!!) - many of which are modified/accurized. Take a look here: http://www.eagletransporter.com/alleagles.asp

As for where to buy them, I've bought all of mine on eBay, prices are around 30GBP - less if you get lucky!

Let us know how you get on.

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Old 03-11-2005, 11:21 AM   #9
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Thanks for the input Mark,
I have ordered a P/E Lab Eagle and can't wait to see it in person.
I would love to know some ways of accurizing it. Also could you make a recomendation on where to get a booster pack for this particular scale?
I'm currently upgrading my website (actually the wife is) to include pictures of some of my modeling attempts.

http://www.angelfire.com/art2/jtkelly/

Thanks
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:12 PM   #10
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You'll find a lot of stuff here. All manufactured by our resident member eimb1999!
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:20 PM   #11
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Default I see a spine booster order coming up!!!!

Looks like I'll be ordering soon.
Anyone have experience changing out the engine bells and VTOL thrusters on a P/E 12 inch?
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