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Old 04-01-2006, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Signs that you may be a little too interested in Eagles

As many on this board have noted, there is a problem many of us share. An aweful secret that this forum has brought to the surface.

But how many of us have confronted the issue, and admitted they are an Eagleholic?

As a guide for new Forum members, lurkers, and all, I present my take on all of this.

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Some signs that you may be an Eagleholic:

1. You keep buying PE Eagles, but tell yourself "I could quit anytime I wanted to"

2. You get out your Eagles when you're alone and re-enact your favorite crash scenes.

3. You are familiar with the debate over the naming issue of "lab pod-booster pod -docking pod" and have firmly decided which one is correct, and are convinced everyone else is completely wrong.

4. It really bugs you to watch Series II because they removed the forward hallway secgment of the Eagle interior set, and now it just couldn't work.

5. You've always harbored a secret fantasy to be Alan Carter.

6. If you're gay, you've always harbored a secret fantasy to date Alan Carter.

7. If you're a straight female, you've always openly admitted you wanted to date Alan Carter, but kept secret from your friends the restraining order that prevents you from getting closer than 300 yards from Nick Tate.

8. You can name every mistaken detail on the Airfix kit, and how to fix it.

9. If you are over 40, you can count on both hands how many times you built the Airfix kit, and regale anyone who listens how each suceeding one had more corrections and was much better.

10. You also noticed in Series II that for some reason they never mentioned anything higher than "Eagle 10".

11. You're pretty sure you've worked out how those narrow corridors connect to the command module, and how the sliding door could fit in there.

12. You never could figure out how the landing stair comes out of the passenger pod, and get very quiet if any of your non-Eagle friends ask about it. And you get really defensive if someone asks about the fuel supply or how that thing enters a planet's atmosphere.

13. You know that the Eagle was NOT based on the 2001 Moon Bus, and you consider any such talk "fightin' words"

14. The Apollo 11 lunar module was codenamed "Eagle" ? Really? And your point is.... ?

15. In "The Metamorph" you instantly noticed that the Eagle could not be lifted out of the hanger once the spine booster units were attatched because the crane would no longer attatch properly, but you had the workaround figured out before the next commercial was over.

16. You're close to having it figured out in your head how the overhead cranes in the Hangers worked, but it usually doesn't quite translate to reality everytime you try to sketch it out. And lord knows you've tried.

17. You've sent fan letters to Brian Johnson.

18. You may never have met them, but you know who Martin Willy, Chris Trice, and Jim Small are.

19. You keep a spreadsheet listing the locations and owners of the known surviving Eagle miniatures.

20. You keep watching eBay and dream about buying that damn passenger pod if the price would just drop low enough.

21. You can name all the pod types seen in the series, and consider the orange VIP pod in Breakaway to be a true pod variation. But you harbor a secret fear that maybe this is going too far, and there are really only 5 true variations, and maybe really only 3, because the Red Stripes are just a paint job, and the lifting crane is just a peice of machinary mounted on the cargo pallet, so that leaves only the passenger pod, booster pod, and cargo pod. But see, if we maintain there are six distinct pods, then that explains why we bought 6 PE Eagles, because the collection has to be complete, right? Right?

22. You've seriously considered putting an addtion on your home so you can have a room to hold the 23" Eagle and the launch pad diorama you've been dying to build.

23. Your customized license plates say OPEXODUS because EAGLE1 and MK9HAWK were already taken.

24. You know that the Eagle miniature pod doors have the detail design as an "outie" and the full sized set had the same design as an "innie"

25. You spend time wondering why the Rescue pod never appears in Series II. Yet, at the same time you are fully aware that it actually showed up twice, but barely visible in the background in a hanger sequence, and then only if you freeze frame the DVD and advance one frame at a time, and that doesn't really count, does it?

26. You know that there really was no such thing as a "combat Eagle", even if it did come up in dialog a couple times. But since it was in the dialog, then it's canon, and in that case maybe you really could justify that seventh PE Eagle.

27. Besides, just taking your spouse out to a nice meal costs more than 80 bucks these days... so what's one more PE Eagle?
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:48 AM   #2
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28. You have various disembodied Eagle bits in different scales littering the den.

29. You've rubbed the little pause symbol off your DVD player remote.

29A. You can quote time codes for a particular frame when a hidden detail is revealed to it's maximum.

30. You spend far too much time on internet forums sharing your weakness with other like minded individuals rather than face the fact that you need professional help.

31. You have over 400 kits in the loft as a result of scouring the model industry for just half a dozen unimportant parts.

32. Your girlfriend looks at you with a curious mixture of both disgust and pity.

33. You lie awake at night unable to sleep with an exploded view of an Eagle model's three hundred parts hovering in a thought bubble above your head.

34. You're prepared to fly to another country just to see a piece of Eagle that you've never seen before.

35. Struggle though you might, you just can't find a way to make the lasers on an Eagle fit into the known design.

36. You spend way too much time pouring over old graphics catalogues or reading the same article you've read a hundred times before just in case you missed a detail on the previous occasions.
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
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37. You're (still) awake at 5 o'clock in the morning. You glance at the strormtrooper figure sitting on your desk and you swear the head just morphed into a command module.

38. That shiny white iPod you bought a while back reminds you of something but you juuuuust can't quite place it...

39. You still haven't watched the last seven episodes of series two (despite having had the DVDs for a couple of years) because you're so paranoid you might miss that rare and never-before-seen listing on eBay.

40. Your wife chews your ears off when that new 23" PE replica turns up. But you really just don't care - the storm will pass...

41. You buy another PE12.

42. You buy yet another PE12.

43. You lose count beyond 15 PE12s.

44. You curse PE for not keeping the PE12 Eagle to its original limited run of 6000.

45. You love PE for not keeping the PE12 Eagle to its original limited run of 6000.

46. You ban your better half from dusting/cleaning/ in the 'trophy room'. That's because normal folk don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when things get broken.
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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47. You spend untold hours scouring countless show's and fairs just in case you can find that 'bargain' model.

48. You have found that 'bargain' model spending untold hours scouring countless show's and fairs, now you consider what the hell you will do with it now that you have it.

49. Many of your 400 plus kits in the loft find them selves on eBay in order to make money to buy yet more 'bargain' models.

50. Many of your 400 plus kits in the loft find them selves on eBay in order to make the space needed to house the 'bargain' models you have just purchased and now do not know what to do with.

51. You create a web site so that you can ensare other enthusiats, (read as simple minded deluded fools), so that you do not feel that you are the only nutter out there.

52. You wife/girlfriend/partner looks at you with a curious mixture of both disgust and pity and loathing, especially when you tell her the made up price of the BIG Eagle as opposed to the real price.
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:52 AM   #5
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53. Your spouse doesn't mind the Jessica Alba poster in the bedroom, but won't allow eagle blueprints to be out!
54. You refer to the markings on the dog as non-glare panels.
55. You go through 650 pages of "eagle" on ebay, because if you refine the seach, you might miss something.
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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12.1 You have actually figured out perfectly reasonable explanations as to
how the Eagle can do the unexplainable things it does.

52.1 You seriously under inflate how much you've spent. Even to yourself.

55.1 You have every conceivable combination and misspelling
for "Eagle",including foriegn languages, saved to your eBay searches
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:35 PM   #7
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56. You HAVE to show *every* person that walks through the front door your eagle stuff!!! (including the meter readers!)

57. You see triangles everywhere you look! (those darn hangar bay walls!)
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58. You've considered moving house to one with a garden big enough to start your building of a 1:1 Eagle.
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59. You sit there at dinner watching her lips move and hearing the words whilst thinking about which order you're going to apply the layers of paint on.

59A. You've pulled and you have the option of a bit of hank panky or finishing off that last little bit of painting that needs doing before you go to bed and you struggle choosing.

60. You give serious consideration to converting at least one wall of your living room to resemble Moonbase Alpha (someone please cover MK 42's ears).

61. You spend hours examining and matching the best PE Eagle components into one hero model which you regard as your "A" list model.
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:22 PM   #10
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63. While driving your car you picture yourself in the command module

64. Your homepage is Eagle forum

65. Your wife or girlfriend talks about an eagle and you are thinking of "The Eagle"

66. You look at a heart shaped object and picture a command module
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67. When using a lift / elevator you refer to it as a Travel Tube and make your own whooshing noise when the doors open.

68. You start to psycho-analyse your hobby by drawing up a list of amusing character traits.
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69. When you can read EVERY one of the entries and nod to yourself because you know exactly what they mean.

70. When you can post to this thread more than 3 times without repeating yourself or anything anyone else has written.
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71. You start to worry that PE will run out of Eagles before you have purchased the whole fleet.

72. That new American company brings out the definative Eagle (large version) and the credit card starts complaining - again.

73. Mr Small creates another masterpiece...
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74. You buy a PE23 Eagle and in order to celebrate, you go out on the lash and paint the town Ford Diamond White...
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75. you can list 75 reasons why you like the Eagle
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76. Now you've bought enough PE Eagles to display all 6 variations of the pod, you need another Lab Eagle so that you can show one with a spine booster mounted.

77. and another transporter with the glider mounted on the spine

78. and another transporter with the grab arm

79. and another transporter with the refuelling arm

80. and another with the crane for the explosive mines

81. and another transporter so you can show the docking tube extended

82. and another transporter with the steps extended from the pod

83. and another with the laser shown extended out the top of the front corridor

84. and another so you can remove and detail the command module (as in Dragon's Domain)

85. and another transporter with the 4 pod boosters mounted

86. You then have a coronary when you realise that you have to strip and super detail 15 PE Eagles

87. Your bank manager has a coronary when you order 15 sets of Jim Small's aluminium engine bells for your fleet

88. You lie awake at night worrying about how you're going to strip down your 23" Eagle for a repaint and super-detail job (how does that pod bottom come off !!!)

89. Not satisfied with the standard six pods, you embark on an orgy of building fantasy pod entries for the pod-u-like contest which you also need to buy new PE Eagles for

90. You look at the pod-u-like entries made by others and realise that you've just GOT to have those too to complete your set

91. Now that you've satisfied your craving for different pods and attachments you start looking at the PE Eagle and wondering how you could convert it to resemble Eagle 2 and Eagle 3 in details.

92. Every time you take one of your Eagles from the shelf in the living room to your modelling workshop for a bit of superdetailing, it has to lift off realistically and fly upstairs with sound effects to match...

93. Now that your living room has been taken over by a PE Eagle hangar to house your collection, your wife embarks on a spending spree to match and remodels half the house in the process
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Oh oh, ALERT ALERT ALERT, I wondered when this was going to happen, and who would crack up first.

w8cmp has lost it big time now, he must be sat twitching, Chris big deep breaths, and lay off the bloody caffeine.

Everbody else, quick get round to his place with the tranqs, before his other half realises that he is going on and has him carted off for being completely barking.
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94. You get OTHER people to spend untold hours scouring countless show's and fairs looking for that bargain model you must have.

95, You have gotten so good at lying to your other half about the cost of your Eagle collection, she now actually believes you most of the time.

96. You feel absolutely no remorse, shame or regret at lying to your other half about the cost of your Eagle collection.

97. When you can add even more entries to this thread as you spot glaring ommisions form the other posters.

98. You do not worry or even care that the Credit Card or Bank Manager will comment or complain about your spending.

99, You laugh at point 75, saying 'what only 75 reasons to like an Eagle' heh you must be kidding as there are loads more.

100. You spend your time reading and posting on this thread instead of doing something constructive like building, painting, accurising or restoring even more Eagles. I hope you did not think I meant that four letter word 'WORK' if you did, then shame on you.
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101. you can list more than 100 reasons...
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Originally Posted by TonyB
Oh oh, ALERT ALERT ALERT, I wondered when this was going to happen, and who would crack up first.

w8cmp has lost it big time now, he must be sat twitching, Chris big deep breaths, and lay off the bloody caffeine.

Everbody else, quick get round to his place with the tranqs, before his other half realises that he is going on and has him carted off for being completely barking.
Break out the strait jackets...mine's an XXL
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