Beyond The Sprues

Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Other => : ericr February 07, 2014, 06:30:40 AM

: Tomcat & bat wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr February 07, 2014, 06:30:40 AM
a new aircraft / animal crossing :

take :

a flying fish (baby size)

and :

an Airbus A380

there are two results of the crossing (in primary colors,as usual for me) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1150372s_zps68a01d2f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/a380-s_zpse1fe418d.jpg)

and

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1080355s_zps5bd81805.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/poissonvolant1-s_zps65d77791.jpg)


from the following ingredients :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1230276s_zpsa7c8a25c.jpg)

and

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9240195s_zps4de41e23.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin February 08, 2014, 01:37:18 AM
Wow!  I like! :)
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: Daryl J. February 08, 2014, 06:03:36 AM
 :) ;D

From both my daughter aged 10 and I.
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: Tophe February 08, 2014, 02:28:25 PM
Delicious once more! :-* :-*
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: finsrin February 08, 2014, 03:01:10 PM
Unique, attractive, fun  :)
Congrats - Think you have the BTS scaleOrama scale spread record.
Presuming fish is 1/1.   Then 1/1 fish bashed with 1/800 A380.   Extreme it is !
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: Modelling_Mushi February 10, 2014, 05:45:10 PM
 :-*
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: ericr February 10, 2014, 09:12:13 PM
Unique, attractive, fun  :)
Congrats - Think you have the BTS scaleOrama scale spread record.
Presuming fish is 1/1.   Then 1/1 fish bashed with 1/800 A380.   Extreme it is !

Great! I didn't know this criterion, but I am proud of reaching such an achievment indeed  :)
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: ericr February 10, 2014, 09:12:55 PM
:) ;D

From both my daughter aged 10 and I.

thanks! I like to make an impression to all generations  :)
: PZL24 and killer whale Re: A380 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr February 10, 2014, 09:14:18 PM

thanks!

another crossing, between Killer Whale and a PZL-24

one way

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/orque-s_zps9614cdc4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1260404s_zpsfbe66425.jpg)


and the other :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pzl24-s_zpsf38437e5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1260407s_zpsa3d00909.jpg)


starting from this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140275s_zps0750762c.jpg)

and that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8090109s_zpsc7c1434f.jpg)

hope you enjoy it ;)

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: Tophe February 11, 2014, 12:10:34 AM
VERY nice, once more! :-* :-*
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: GTX_Admin February 11, 2014, 02:23:26 AM
 :) :)
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: Antonio Sobral February 11, 2014, 03:48:49 AM
Really cool!

My favorite is the last one (not a fish. though :))

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: Brian da Basher February 11, 2014, 05:11:54 AM
Wow how wonderful! These models are works of art!

I love 'em all but by far, my favorite is the one with the cool spats.
 :-* :-* :-*
Nice stuff!

Brian da Basher
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: father ennis February 15, 2014, 09:10:18 AM
These look like fishing lures . . .  !!!   :o
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: Tophe February 15, 2014, 10:31:31 AM
The word "lure" is so uncommon I had to ask Google Translate help... And yes, Ericr, father was saying your models look like "leurres de pêche" for the fishes thinking "here are new friends" before being caught and moved in the sky...
Thanks father, you are a pleasant English teacher :)
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: Queeg February 15, 2014, 11:08:15 AM
Just wicked ....... I've looked at repainting toy store Dinosaurs before and thought the fish were cool but couldn't think of a use for them !

Brent
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: ericr February 15, 2014, 09:22:03 PM
thank you all for your appreciation !  :D

dinosaurs certainly have potential : try it out !

I used not only fish, but also various figurines : I can post more soon

fish have a quite natural hydro/aerodynamic shape, like this whale, combined with a Beriev Be-6

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/baleine-s_zps4f04eb54.jpg)


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: Tophe February 16, 2014, 02:50:03 AM
Wow!!! :-*
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: ericr February 19, 2014, 02:13:35 AM
thank you all for your appreciation !  :D

dinosaurs certainly have potential : try it out !

I used not only fish, but also various figurines : I can post more soon

fish have a quite natural hydro/aerodynamic shape, like this whale, combined with a Beriev Be-6



by the way here are the original ingerdients for this one :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P2260147s_zpsa2d38dee.jpg)

and

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/PC160126s_zps8175027e.jpg)
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: Tophe February 19, 2014, 02:31:11 AM
This transformation was not easy nor obvious, congratulations! :D
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: father ennis February 19, 2014, 04:56:36 AM
Fishing is big business where I live.  I've always thought it was like watching mold grow but my Dad loved it.  My policy is ,"if you catch it,kill it,and clean it, I will happily cook it for you."  So , what do you call those ,alternatives to live bait ?  Or is it one of those terms that "don't translate" well ?   I've taught classes in many things,but this is the first time I've ever "taught English" before !  I hope you guys had as good a laugh as I just did.  BTW, I was not saying anything bad about your builds. In fact, I must say I like the Whale-of-a-plane the best of all ! 
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: Tophe February 19, 2014, 07:28:59 AM
Still teaching marine vocabulary, thanks... (mold bait = our "moule appât")
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: father ennis February 19, 2014, 03:10:11 PM
Mold bait ?   ???
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: Tophe February 19, 2014, 07:30:41 PM
I have gathered the 2 uncommon words, this is not a compound word in itself. Or... maybe you could try it. ;)
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: Brian da Basher February 23, 2014, 12:37:18 AM
Combining a Beriev with that whale was truly inspired!

You've got a most unique perspective on the hobby!

Brian da Basher
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: ericr February 23, 2014, 01:01:51 AM
Combining a Beriev with that whale was truly inspired!

You've got a most unique perspective on the hobby!

Brian da Basher


thanks a lot!
This inspiration just comes along, and actually is continuing to come ... more soon!

another, frontal sample :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P9120158s_zps611ab7af.jpg)
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: gpvillamil February 25, 2014, 03:50:00 AM
Really cool thread! I love how everything is made physically!

I've been using Meshmixer to do similar things with digital models, that can then be 3D printed:

Shark and P51: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124774 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124774)
Hammerhead and FW 190: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:131744 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:131744)
Shark, squid and P61: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124781 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124781)
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: Tophe February 25, 2014, 07:57:02 AM
 :-* :-* :-* Congratulations gpvillamil, your models are wonderful, and they confirm ericr is not crazy but simply a modeller of the new generation... :icon_music:
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: gpvillamil February 25, 2014, 08:37:20 AM
Thanks! I've been a fan of your conceptual sketches for a while, have been meaning to get a P38 3D model and try some experiments in Meshmixer.

:-* :-* :-* Congratulations gpvillamil, your models are wonderful, and they confirm ericr is not crazy but simply a modeller of the new generation... :icon_music:
: hybrid aircraft/animals Re: A380 and flying fish : hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr February 25, 2014, 08:15:14 PM
Really cool thread! I love how everything is made physically!

I've been using Meshmixer to do similar things with digital models, that can then be 3D printed:

Shark and P51: [url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124774[/url] ([url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124774[/url])
Hammerhead and FW 190: [url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:131744[/url] ([url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:131744[/url])
Shark, squid and P61: [url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124781[/url] ([url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124781[/url])



extremely excellent!  :) :) :)

you really are into the future of Whif, which is 3D printing!

and the twin-shark-boom design is astonishing : a dream for Tophe certainly  ;)

thanks for you appreciation, I will continue posting things around here, and maybe your designs will inpire me for other ones  ;)
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: Tophe February 26, 2014, 12:19:26 AM
Dear Ericr and gpvillamil, your marine Mustangs are featured together in the "artists' " part of my Mustang site: http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Suite_Mustangs_V.htm (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Suite_Mustangs_V.htm)
Thanks again!
: Letov S16 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 03, 2014, 12:38:41 AM


a new hybridization, from this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P9200097s_zps3cb476b3.jpg)

with that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/IMG_0434s_zps28b98abe.jpg)

which gives on the one hand this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/letovs16_zpsa065c30d.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P2230528_zps51195f01.jpg)

and on the other hand that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P2230519s_zps37bd2f1c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/poissonvolant2-s_zpsab5b10df.jpg)

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: GTX_Admin March 03, 2014, 02:46:44 AM
 :)
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: sletch March 04, 2014, 04:48:13 AM
Hi,

That's really imaginative... and very nice too!

Well done  :D

 :icon_music:  / Frederic
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: Tophe March 04, 2014, 12:10:31 PM
Still wonderful, thanks for sharing! :-* :-*
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: Brian da Basher March 06, 2014, 09:05:15 AM
These just keep getting better and better!

I really like the biplane fish.

Brian da Basher
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: father ennis March 06, 2014, 11:09:48 AM
Really an outstanding use of that Letov kit. I have one in my stash but haven't built it yet. Mine has a small problem, the scalloped wing is different from the right and left sides  !!  Those "fishy" wings are outstanding. How were  they made ?
: Letov S16 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 06, 2014, 06:31:06 PM

thank you all for your appreciation!
it is a great source of energy to continue even way beyond  ;)

Really an outstanding use of that Letov kit. I have one in my stash but haven't built it yet. Mine has a small problem, the scalloped wing is different from the right and left sides  !!  Those "fishy" wings are outstanding. How were  they made ?

thanks Father Ennis, especially in the light of the long experience you mentioned in your other post : happy brithday !

If you have a Letov with a bug, the advantage of such "out of bounds" designs is that you can try to incosporate imperfections as design features  :D Now you just have to find out what to cross it with  ;)

The flying fish wings just come from the figurine : I chose the crossing with the Letov essentially because I had one  ;) and the sizes / length were quite the same, which makes the crossing fit nicely.

: dragonfly and PZL 7 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 15, 2014, 04:53:18 PM



another hybridization, in the insect world this time, from this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/IMG_0436s_zpsac653722.jpg)

with that (I like the inverted gull wings of these PZLs):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7230036s_zps1d8210d4.jpg)


which gives on the one hand this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/libellule-s_zps88862d03.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7080234s_zpse9f6029d.jpg)




and on the other hand that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/pzl7-s_zps5e72f289.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7080248s_zps70d85a8d.jpg)



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: GTX_Admin March 16, 2014, 03:01:43 AM
 :) :)
: Re: dragonfly and PZL 7 : hybrid aircraft/animals
: apophenia March 16, 2014, 10:55:01 AM
Love the PZL/dragonfly mélange!  :-*
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: Volkodav March 16, 2014, 12:08:05 PM
These just keep getting better and better, keep up the good work :)
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: Modelling_Mushi March 16, 2014, 06:44:00 PM
Eric, these things are closer to art than models, and I mean that in a very good way. Have you ever thought about getting them in a local gallery?

Inspired stuff.
: Re: dragonfly and PZL 7 : hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 17, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
thank you all for your comments!
these are artictic models on the sense that they explore possible shapes anf forms, but still they are models, made out of bashing  ;) so I like to show here, and I might show them also to the art world, it's a matter of finding open-minded people, I know some.

Here are some more : some were made ealier in the past, but they contribute to the series.

: swan and sopwith triplane : hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 17, 2014, 08:19:08 PM

not only fish and insects, but also, of course, birds are preys of choice for crossings :

like, from this swan :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC160127s_zps52b98d35.jpg)


and a sopwith triplane :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P5210356s_zpsc08a9fa8.jpg)


you can get this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/cygne-n_zps616650ce.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7100170s_zpsda41b899.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin March 18, 2014, 02:39:37 AM
 ;D :)
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: father ennis March 18, 2014, 10:02:38 AM
Dude ...  You are one sick puppy !!!   Keep up this outstanding work,it's beautiful and crazy at the same time.    :-* :-* :-*  :icon_beer: :icon_beer: :-[
: Re: swan and sopwith triplane : hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 20, 2014, 05:15:55 PM

the series started some time ago, and I didn't find the wings of the previous swan (strange, how could I forget?), but here is something else about swans : a couple, one resting and one extending wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PC290238s_zpsd56de3e8.jpg)

and a couple of Widgeons (from Grumman, I mean) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PC300251s_zpsf6a9ce8c.jpg)


they crossed into, on the one side, a resting Widgeon and one extending wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/widgeon-cygnes-s_zps5446156b.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1160342s_zps2fda66a9.jpg)


and, on the other side, swans doing the same with Widgeon wings ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cygnes-widgeons-s_zps33b2ea15.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5010272s_zps198f18d9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4300264s_zps91301aea.jpg)

: Re: swans and Widgeons (from Grumman) : hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe March 22, 2014, 01:43:39 AM
 :-* :-* :-* Many wonderful models/animals there (since my last visit - the Notify tool forgot to warn me of the news...)
: Re: swans and Widgeons (from Grumman) : hybrid aircraft/animals
: taiidantomcat March 22, 2014, 10:54:43 PM
These are wild! I really like them because its pretty rare to find a model of an animal airplane mix, no I get to see a lot more

... so are we ever going to get to see red, yellow, blue tiger stripes or camouflage?
: Re: swans and Widgeons (from Grumman) : hybrid aircraft/animals
: elmayerle March 23, 2014, 03:07:48 AM
These are wild! I really like them because its pretty rare to find a model of an animal airplane mix, no I get to see a lot more

... so are we ever going to get to see red, yellow, blue tiger stripes or camouflage?
For some reason, that last line makes me think of F11F-1 wings, and other bits, mated to a Bengal tiger.
: Re: swans and Widgeons (from Grumman) : hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe March 23, 2014, 07:59:52 AM
This sounds like an engineer's approval! Congratulations again, ericr... ;)
: Re: swans and Widgeons (from Grumman) : hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 24, 2014, 04:01:54 AM
These are wild! I really like them because its pretty rare to find a model of an animal airplane mix, no I get to see a lot more

... so are we ever going to get to see red, yellow, blue tiger stripes or camouflage?


like this?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/s328-tri-s_zps515a8029.jpg)

the camouflage pattern is inspired by a dutch Fokker seaplane of the 30s : the black and white photograph did not exclude this interpretation ...
 :))
: Re: swans and Widgeons (from Grumman) : hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 24, 2014, 04:11:53 AM
thanks for your appreciation!

here is another bird/aircraft : I had a head left from a previous mix, coming from an american eagle :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PB100269s_zps051642e5.jpg)

ans I had in mind a picture I saw somewhere on the net :

(http://s3.e-monsite.com/2011/02/02/05/1457Avion-oiseau.jpg)

so I picked a quadri-jet in my stash, of an appropriate scale :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9140056s_zpsc8510f74.jpg)

and here is how it looks :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3170153s_zps264c9c25.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3170156s_zpsa7afba05.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b747-s_zpsd972755b.jpg)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe March 24, 2014, 08:39:26 AM
Delicious once again! :-*
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: elmayerle March 24, 2014, 10:21:46 AM
Beautiful!!  That one almost cries out to be finished in an Air Force One color scheme.
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: Brian da Basher March 26, 2014, 03:18:11 AM
I can't help it, but the geese really made me chuckle!

Not only are your talent and skill completely off the charts, but your sense of humor is a delight as well!

Outstanding!!!

Brian da Basher
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: ericr March 27, 2014, 04:49:45 AM
I can't help it, but the geese really made me chuckle!

Not only are your talent and skill completely off the charts, but your sense of humor is a delight as well!

Outstanding!!!

Brian da Basher

thanks for your chuckles  ;)
I think they are a bit expressive, somehow, indeed  ???  :)


: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr April 02, 2014, 04:09:00 AM
I am into something a bit wild I'm afraid ...

when I saw this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_0433s_zps25533631.jpg)

I thought of that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3060064s_zps75ad04a1.jpg)

we shall see what it becomes ...

: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe April 02, 2014, 06:03:02 AM
(no matter what psychiatrists say) the connections in your brain make you the best of us! ;)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: CSMO April 04, 2014, 04:58:58 AM
You don't think "outside-the-box". You must think "outside-the-zoo". I admire the creativity of your art. That and the fact that the rivet counters can't touch you.

Well done, sir!

Adios, Larry.
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr April 04, 2014, 03:37:48 PM
thanks for these out-of-norm compliments  ;)

I just hope not to have to meet feather-counters!  :o

and I sometimes make mixes with other realms than animal ...

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: Brian da Basher April 07, 2014, 05:05:19 AM
"Feather counters" has me LOLing!

Keep those wonders coming! They're incredibly delightful!

Brian da Basher
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: ericr April 07, 2014, 07:33:24 PM
thanks for encouragements! I'll post news soon ...
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe April 08, 2014, 10:50:19 PM
May you imagine a Siamese-twin bird/aircraft, on a P-38 basis or else, with 2 birds...? ;)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr April 08, 2014, 10:53:11 PM
May you imagine a Siamese-twin bird/aircraft, on a P-38 basis or else, with 2 birds...? ;)

a zwilling bird!  :icon_surprised:

nice idea, let me think of it ...  ;)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Modelling_Mushi April 16, 2014, 07:18:41 PM
and I sometimes make mixes with other realms than animal ...

Now THIS sounds very interesting indeed ... do you have anything to post? Would these be food, machines ... or .... or ... people  :o
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr April 18, 2014, 03:46:11 AM
we shall see what it becomes ...



here is one :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4160248s_zps3337ec59.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4160247s_zps3b6ac4e9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/hibou-s_zps1108dbdc.jpg)

(I hope you appreciate the orientation of the wings, forward swept ...   ;) )
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: GTX_Admin April 18, 2014, 04:45:27 AM
Another winner!
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe April 18, 2014, 09:57:04 AM
Delicious little bird/plane... :-*
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: Volkodav April 18, 2014, 10:38:03 AM
We now see the real reason airports have bird scarers, its to protect the virtue of all the aeroplanes now we can see what happens when they are left un supervised.
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr April 19, 2014, 02:42:22 PM
thanks all !

We now see the real reason airports have bird scarers, its to protect the virtue of all the aeroplanes now we can see what happens when they are left un supervised.

ah, springtime ...

: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: taiidantomcat April 20, 2014, 12:32:29 PM
You guys crack me up  ;D


That Owl is awesome  :) :)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr April 20, 2014, 11:05:43 PM
we shall see what it becomes ...


here is one :


and here comes the other :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/berkut-s_zpsa1160770.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4180273s_zps05c51f9f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4180274s_zps12e74fca.jpg)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe April 20, 2014, 11:47:16 PM
Gorgeous half-breed, thanks! :-*
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: GTX_Admin April 21, 2014, 01:59:06 AM
 :)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr April 28, 2014, 02:17:40 AM
thanks!

a larger picture :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4180273_zpse48a2f64.jpg)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe April 28, 2014, 09:43:39 AM
great picture, great model, great bird... :-*
: Re: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Brian da Basher April 30, 2014, 06:46:58 AM
It's great to see more of your wonderful models, ericr!

Not only do you have amazing conceptual vision, but the modifications are really polished!

Brian da Basher
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr June 11, 2014, 03:53:07 AM

a new brid / aicraft hybrid (I still have an eagle head or two in my spare parts ... this is not over yet)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6080220s_zpsa92c15a6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b17-200-s_zps951cdd6a.jpg)

this involves a small 1/200 B-17 I had bought cheap, not exactly knowing what to do with it, quite some time ago

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1070263s_zpsc7e0631e.jpg)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe June 14, 2014, 08:23:44 AM
 :-* Great!
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr June 15, 2014, 04:26:07 PM

a new brid / aicraft hybrid (I still have an eagle head or two in my spare parts ... this is not over yet)



the eagle head comes form the Lindberg American eagle

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PB100269s_zps051642e5.jpg)

I used wings for other projects, like this one, where wings span was just the same as this 1/48 F-14

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tomcat-aigle-s_zps5f9b8cad.jpg)

of for a flying boat with Revell's tug

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tug-s_zpsfffb126d.jpg)

and the bodies were also used in hydrid assemblies :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/aigle-tomcat-s_zps0e993dec.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/aigle-h5-s_zps88166c05.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PA170420s_zpsc4836b6e.jpg)
: Re: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Brian da Basher June 15, 2014, 07:27:59 PM
I especially like the tugboat. The primary colors are an outstanding choice!

Brian da Basher
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe June 15, 2014, 11:35:58 PM
Wonderful once more! :-* No: twice more :-* :-*
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr June 16, 2014, 03:55:12 AM
thanx!

(but I have a weird feeling : I don't see the pictures in my post ... I hope you do?  :-\)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: GTX_Admin June 17, 2014, 02:07:02 AM
I love those last few! :)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr August 04, 2014, 04:52:14 AM

hi all,

a new one, in the aircraft / insect range :
crossing a SR71 fuselage I had left over from another hybridization  :wacko:,
and the wings of a butterfly
(well, actually, these ones are sold as fairy wings ...  :rolleyes:)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7300484s_zpse3183366.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/sr71papillon-s_zpsb7e6eea3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7300481s_zpsd1e85868.jpg)

: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
: raafif August 04, 2014, 09:00:47 AM
wow ! some very spiffy designs there ! :o
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe August 04, 2014, 10:14:02 AM
crossing a SR71 fuselage I had left over from another hybridization  :wacko:,
and the wings of a butterfly
(well, actually, these ones are sold as fairy wings ...
Pleasant pictures, thanks, enriching the Blackbird family by low-speed addition? or is it supersonic by some magic way? ;)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
: GTX_Admin August 05, 2014, 02:38:53 AM
Wow!! :-*
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
: taiidantomcat August 06, 2014, 08:24:05 PM
Love the SR-71, the bird combos are great and give me all kinds of science fiction fighter ideas!!  :)  (and love the Tomcat too  ;) )
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
: ericr August 07, 2014, 05:40:09 AM

thanks all for the appreciation, it encourages me to do even more, or even better, or even more ...  :o
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : insects kits !
: ericr October 07, 2014, 01:53:41 AM
 I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzQwWDEwNzg=/z/JX8AAOxy0NtTFlhJ/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

(http://plamodel.up.seesaa.net/image/Heller20ORYCTES20NASICORNIS.jpg)

what a nice Whiffing material !
I don't know yet what I will do with them, but I'll keep you posted ...

Do you know any other such insect kits?
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
: raafif October 07, 2014, 04:03:58 AM
I have several of those too, bought up the last ones to be imported to my country :D  Didn't get the ant tho ::)

Also have the AMT giant Preying Mantis - might try & hunt down their giant spider & scorpion ... but I have a few of the real ones of those here.
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
: Tophe October 07, 2014, 11:51:12 PM
Wow! Will you actually build airplanes on such basis?? funny poject... ;)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
: ericr October 08, 2014, 02:29:05 PM
Also have the AMT giant Preying Mantis - might try & hunt down their giant spider & scorpion ...

ah thanks for the reference, I didn't know them I think : I might look for those too.
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : insects kits !
: ericr October 08, 2014, 02:30:35 PM
Wow! Will you actually build airplanes on such basis?? funny poject... ;)

maybe, I don't know yet, but I was also thinking of wheels (crossing with cars) or tracks ...
: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr December 07, 2014, 06:08:56 PM
another form of hybrids, still involving aircraft.
The story of how it came about is that I used an old 1/100 B727 from East-Germany I had to make a flying boat with a 1/72 hull, described elsewhere on this forum, and then I remembered I wanted to make a B727 in that scale (because it's the biggest available in injection plastic I think) with the famour Calder Branniff livery, so I had to find another one. And then on ebay I found a lot wih two of them, plus two Tu-20 Bear at the same 1/100 scale, quite large.
And I had been considering putting a water tap at the nose of an aircraft for quite some time (why? ... well ... I don't quite know ... but it does have a look, I think).

So here it is, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PB230267s_zpsa4c1c233.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/robinet-s_zpsb8543b93.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PB230263s_zpsfc513ee8.jpg)

: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: finsrin December 07, 2014, 06:19:01 PM
Could it be latest thing in forest fire fighting  ???
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: GTX_Admin December 08, 2014, 02:21:26 AM
Could it be latest thing in forest fire fighting  ???

 ;D
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: raafif December 08, 2014, 05:08:33 AM
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Brian da Basher December 08, 2014, 09:12:14 AM
Cloud seeding is one thing but this is some truly over-the-top rainmaking!

Somehow it just works. Well done!

Brian da Basher
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: jcf December 08, 2014, 09:26:11 AM
C'est magnifique!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/Portrait_of_a_Proboscis_Monkey.jpg/793px-Portrait_of_a_Proboscis_Monkey.jpg)

 ;D
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: elmayerle December 08, 2014, 09:54:00 AM
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D
I can just see it flying with a really big hose attached to direct the fuel to the proper open tank (gotta be a side-opening cap on the tanks, fore or aft hinged would be a pain to open or close in flight.

I can just see a sprinkler, or shower head, nozzle on it for forest fire fighting or rain making.
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe December 10, 2014, 12:51:11 AM
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D
Wonderful! The crewman opening is clearly The Lord above... ;)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: CSMO December 10, 2014, 11:46:48 PM
NATO code name "Gonzo" after the space alien/chicken hybrid from the Muppet Show. Cool use of leftover plumbing as a nose weight.

Adios, Larry.
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Brian da Basher December 13, 2014, 06:14:38 AM
NATO code name "Gonzo" <snip>


Nailed it!

Brian da Basher
: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr December 15, 2014, 03:35:24 AM
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D
I can just see it flying with a really big hose attached to direct the fuel to the proper open tank (gotta be a side-opening cap on the tanks, fore or aft hinged would be a pain to open or close in flight.

I can just see a sprinkler, or shower head, nozzle on it for forest fire fighting or rain making.

thanks for the creative comment ! some of your ideas might end up being built !!!  ;) ;) ;)

(I can see the shower head  ;D )
: insect/car Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr December 24, 2014, 02:33:37 AM
I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzQwWDEwNzg=/z/JX8AAOxy0NtTFlhJ/[/url]$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

([url]http://plamodel.up.seesaa.net/image/Heller20ORYCTES20NASICORNIS.jpg[/url])

what a nice Whiffing material !
I don't know yet what I will do with them, but I'll keep you posted ...

Do you know any other such insect kits?



here we go, I used the first one : crossed the coccinella with a 1/43 citroen 2cv like this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC040333s_zps0ba7c307.jpg)


the VW beetle would have been much too obvious a choice  :wacko:
and like this it looks nice too, the scale-mix fits nicely :

Of course I did it both ways : the wheeled coccinella

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220454s_zps167da7c2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220444s_zps2cfb906f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/coccinelle2cv-s_zpsb54c33d5.jpg)


and the legged 2cv :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/2cvcoccinelle-s_zps8d20a3dc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220453s_zps887e3c06.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220449-s_zps8403eba0.jpg)
: Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: raafif December 24, 2014, 04:56:17 AM
The French Government heard that Germany had a new fantastic vehicle called the "beetle" - Gallic Pride was hurt & the people demanded that a French company build a similar futuristic voiture to keep them in the lead !

Citroen was glad to help but the idea fell down somewhere along the way ......
: Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe December 27, 2014, 03:03:52 AM
Great new creations, thanks! Very crazy very nice! :-*
: Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr December 28, 2014, 07:28:09 PM
thanks!
crazy is cool  ;)
: Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: MaxHeadroom December 30, 2014, 02:21:29 AM
Because of the german preference to "animalize" vehicles (Tiger, Panther, Fuchs, Luchs, Leopard, etc.) we call the VW "Käfer" (Beetle), as anybody knows. So we also gave the nickname "Ente" (Duck) to the french Citroën 2 CV.
(Divergent, we have called the old Renault 4 CV "Cremeschnittchen" [a sort of small creamcake].)

Norbert
: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 01, 2015, 07:58:08 PM
ahother kind of hybridization : giving wings to bottles :

this is a Sopwith Camel (1/32) upon a belgian beer bottle (I liked the top/cork) of the brand "Paix Dieu"

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/camel-s_zpsdd0faf00.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1020063s_zpsfbcf5426.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1020068s_zps349bf3f8.jpg)

: Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 01, 2015, 11:35:01 PM
Fabulous invention, engineer! No need of in-flight refueling anymore! or... is this a whiskey tank for the Scottish pilot/wine tank for the French pilot/beer tank for the German pilot? ;)
: Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 12, 2015, 08:53:12 PM
Thanks Tophe!


I don't think I share this one with you, a bit older :

a 1/144 Space Shuttle crossed with a bottle form a well-known sweet soda brand :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttlecoca-s_zps7e99afa1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8250096s_zps36fa0d83.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8250098s_zps9dd2efe6.jpg)

: Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 13, 2015, 12:35:34 AM
 :-* Wonderful! (I admit I had never seen the shape similarity between a shuttle and a bottle...)
But is this free advertisement? You derserve $$$ sponsoring (1 zillion dollars, at least), for so geniusly bringing this soda fame up in the sky and even in the space of heroic astronauts :D
: more bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 19, 2015, 03:45:18 AM

and now ... the jet versions of the flying bottles :

you might remember I used a few F100 Supersabres cut in two :   

backs  for a Cadillac Ranch inspired alignment :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4817.msg80240#msg80240 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4817.msg80240#msg80240)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/supersabreranch-s_zps2158ae95.jpg)

and fronts coming out of the grey :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4817.msg80843#msg80843 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4817.msg80843#msg80843)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PB110212s_zps2f14b2e6.jpg)

here come their wings, which were not lost for all :

with another soda bottle of a well known brand :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/jetcoca-s_zps9908f6f3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2020395s_zpsa72582df.jpg)

and with a can of yet another soda brand :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/jetcanette-s_zps22738429.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2020404s_zpsbcbe2813.jpg)

: Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher February 19, 2015, 08:11:52 AM
The soda can is my favorite of this group. Painting it all red really brings it together nicely!

I can't help imagining a white version done like those generic beer cans with BEER printed on it in large type, just like the original.

Speaking of original, you're without a doubt one of the most original thinkers here at BTS.

Brian da Basher
: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 21, 2015, 03:50:30 PM
thanks!

The blue one with biplane wings i a berr bottler ...

but soon I am going to try out wine bottles!

 
: Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 22, 2015, 12:16:26 AM
The bottle/can new ones are delicious, thanks! But I like even more the group of jet aircraft, scared? disappearing into a cloud... Fortunately (after a briefing from Above?) they come back as Super-Heroes! Wonderful! :-* :-*
: Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: CSMO February 22, 2015, 02:28:53 AM
Empty beer and coke bottles were actually used in war-time. American planes dropped empty bottles from altitude over Japanese positions at night as a type of harassment and interdiction mission. The eerie whistling and moaning noises were to interrupt sleep and to induce a feeling of uneasiness to hinder the Japanese rest and morale. Low flying spotter plane pilots would place hand grenades with the pins pulled into leftover mayonnaise and pickle bottles to hold the spoons(levers) in "safe' positions with the lids sealed on them. This allowed them to burst on the ground instead of prematurely in the air. Adios, Larry.
: Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat February 22, 2015, 08:27:29 AM
There are too fun!! Talk about creative and artistic! Love the F-100 tails and noses. The last two (bottle and Can F-100) are wonderful  :-*

All Big Smiles here!!
: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr February 25, 2015, 01:38:43 AM
thanks all for your appreciation ;-)


 I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)


([url]http://plamodel.up.seesaa.net/image/Heller20ORYCTES20NASICORNIS.jpg[/url])






here we go again, I used this one crossed  with a 1/76 M16 halftrack (Revell, ex-Matchbox, with diorama) like this :

(http://www.modelys.fr/img/produit/m16-halftrack-revell-03228-modelys.jpg)

And of course I did it both ways : the halftrack Oryctes Nasicornis :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/scarabeerhino-s_zps33ccc3e0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180244s_zps6d31320a.jpg)

(http://http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180242s_zpsc3b38074.jpg)

on the diorama (itself also red-yellow-blue-ed) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180245s_zpsb6172ab3.jpg)

and the legged M16 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/m16-s_zps5ff7844a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180236s_zpse7db65b1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180237s_zps2a35de7a.jpg)

: Re: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe February 25, 2015, 01:59:53 AM
 :-* :-*
Weird! But so genius you are forgiven for posting these walking/Rolling machines/animals in the Aero-space section of the forum: obviously, these insects are able to extend their wings from somewhere and fly. Nothing is impossible, you are proving it brilliantly!
: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr February 26, 2015, 04:09:32 PM
thanks Tophe! I still have an ant and a big hirned bug in the insect stash : we'll see what they will cross with ...

meanwhile, and closer indeed to the aircraft topic ;-),
I think I haven't yet introduced to you this Me262 (1/144) with wings of a cicada :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cigale-s_zps4fb11624.jpg)

I put it in a frame, to look like what insect collectors do, and hang it on my wall :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1070082s_zps43e9303c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1070096s_zpsbde4f0ce.jpg)

: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Tophe February 27, 2015, 12:59:24 PM
Delicious... :-*
So, obviously Mr Messerschmitt was a quiet insect collector, in a 1945 world of piece and harmony. I want to live on this planet, what is the price of the ticket for going there? What? It is free?? Just registering at Beyond the Sprues? So we are (now! here!) in Heaven, this is the proof: ;)
: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: Brian da Basher March 01, 2015, 01:11:13 AM
I really enjoy your work, eric but with that lovely cicada winged 262, you've taken this to the level of fine art!

Well done!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
: ericr March 07, 2015, 06:23:08 PM
thanks for your appreciation, it contributes to keeping me inspired  ;)

I'll try to have more insects hybrids soon, I posted a few other aircraft insects in the past

: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 08, 2015, 06:40:26 PM
this bottle of "vin de paille" from Jura got wings (and engines) from a BAE Trident (1/100) :
the sizes were fitting qui well  ;)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tridentba-s_zpsuhhkroa4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010309s_zpsq35eabvd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010307s_zpsutbkaand.jpg)


and as an aside,I also tried this crossing between a Coke bottle and a 1/32 Piper Cub, with wheel from elsewhere ... :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010299s_zpscxpxiknw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010295s_zpskwprhi02.jpg)
: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 10, 2015, 01:17:21 PM
Great pictures of these completely unknown weird airplanes! :-* :-*
What are their mysterious noses for? Missiles or top secret devices?
: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 11, 2015, 03:33:12 PM
Great pictures of these completely unknown weird airplanes! :-* :-*
What are their mysterious noses for? Missiles or top secret devices?

top secret devices (no missiles ;-) ), but I can tell you Tophe : control the pouring of delicious drinks!
: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 13, 2015, 07:40:29 AM
Considering the same BAE Trident (1/100) as before:

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/KVZ%20Trident.JPG)

I had a remaining fuselage, which has a diameter nearly perfectly fitting that of the Heller 1/125 Ariane 5 :

(http://static.oupsmodel.com/26545-thickbox_default/heller-espace-80441-ariane-5-1-125.jpg)

HENCE this hybrid, evoking space travel for the masses :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/f3ee1774-e68e-4289-adcd-d270e0643fe4_zpsiamqkkwc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010323s_zps5wl1r0vb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010325s_zpsftofogki.jpg)


(and no i still have the back half of the fuselage left ...  :unsure:)
: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 13, 2015, 08:47:30 AM
Dear ericr, you seem 50 years ahead of your time...
I especially like a detail: the windows are closed, not to explode the fuselage like on the first De Havilland Comets 1 reaching new altitudes. This seems safe a travel: let me buy 3 tickets for my family (as soon as I win the loto)  ;)
: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher March 15, 2015, 12:20:07 AM
A flying soda bottle with spats?!!

Now that's hot!

Brian da Basher
: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 15, 2015, 12:30:36 AM
Uh? No: I have read the technical book of this wonderful machine, and it is written "best with ice", not "hot" at all ;)
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Timcat March 15, 2015, 12:45:15 AM
WOW!  Literally fantastic creations!  And the craftsmanship is great too.  I would take them to an art gallery and see if they could be shown.  Sales are also a possibility.
: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin March 15, 2015, 03:51:20 AM
A flying soda bottle with spats?!!

Now that's hot!

Brian da Basher

Down boy!
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia March 15, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
...  I would take them to an art gallery and see if they could be shown.  Sales are also a possibility.

Especially the Moth Me 262  :-*
: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 17, 2015, 08:29:51 PM
...  I would take them to an art gallery and see if they could be shown.  Sales are also a possibility.


Especially the Moth Me 262  :-*


thanks for the encouragement! putting things in a frame makes an effect indeed  ;) I tried that for another experiment with the notion of spiral (which this DC10 is beginning to draw) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/air-pataphysique-s_zpsxpszlce2.jpg)

I sometimes try to appraoch the art world, but it is not always much into aircraft  ;)
: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 17, 2015, 08:37:54 PM
A flying soda bottle with spats?!!

Now that's hot!

Brian da Basher

Down boy!

I see that spats have a special effect here : I have a few ones in my spares box, I might use them soon ...  ;)

: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 18, 2015, 01:03:12 AM
I love your spaghetti plane all red with with tomato ketchup! :-* ;)
: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 18, 2015, 03:43:45 PM
talking about spats ...

I had parts left from an Ar196 (the floats were used elsewhere), and a nice small can of Coke, and the fit looked nice, scalewise at least ; and I also had these wheels in spats, most probably from a Ar 95 (wheeled version), so here it goes :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ar196-s_zpsabprda6p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070340s_zpsqppdrxce.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070342s_zpsbbwao1r6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070343s_zpsbpwd68uj.jpg)

: Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 18, 2015, 07:50:21 PM
Wow! I love especcially the unusual jet exhaust at the rear! :-*
(but the rivet count is wrong by 0.13%, this is not historricaly correct!) ;)
: Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Logan Hartke March 18, 2015, 09:31:04 PM
OOB Stipa-Caproni. I don't see what's so special.  ;)

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ChernayaAkula March 18, 2015, 10:59:57 PM
Chuck in a Mentos and you have our own little Me 163 Komet!  ;D
: Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 19, 2015, 01:38:19 AM
You are right, this may be a great discovery for the future without petroleum anymore: bubble soda huge tank, shake than direct the explosion rearward, and that's a tremendous push forward... ;) (ericr deserves the Nobel Prize 2015 according to me, seriously).
: Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 19, 2015, 03:55:42 PM
OOB Stipa-Caproni. I don't see what's so special.  ;)

Cheers,

Logan


excellent observation, you unveiled the trick!  ;D ;D ;D

(but actually even I fell into my trick : I hadn't thought of it  ??? )

the livery is whiff, though, right?   ;)

some time ago I made an attempt at floatplanizing the Stipa :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/stipa_zpscxthxwyq.jpg)

: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 19, 2015, 04:00:03 PM
that's an interesting view at propulsion indeed  ;)

but I tried another configuration with a Noorduyn Norseman, where it would be more about spraying the land :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cocanorseman-s_zpselzoizbc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070348s_zpsrhnivbje.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070350s_zps4k27s59u.jpg)
: Re: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 20, 2015, 01:06:20 AM
 :-* Agricultural marvel, thanks... ;)
: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 21, 2015, 01:18:37 PM
I love your spaghetti plane all red with with tomato ketchup! :-* ;)
My (5-year-old) son calls it a wonderful snake-plane :-* and I do admit this is not food at all but a living organism able to move by iteself, and fast! Congratulations again! ;)
: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 21, 2015, 04:15:12 PM
I love your spaghetti plane all red with with tomato ketchup! :-* ;)
My (5-year-old) son calls it a wonderful snake-plane :-* and I do admit this is not food at all but a living organism able to move by iteself, and fast! Congratulations again! ;)

aha, I do have a snake (in plastic, an animal figurine) in my "qtash", and some day I am going to do something with it ...

wait and see ...

Your son has an excellent inspiration

: Re: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia March 22, 2015, 06:18:03 AM
...
but I tried another configuration with a Noorduyn Norseman, where it would be more about spraying the land

I guess the pull-tab on the nose is the big change there. Otherwise she looks pretty much like a stock-standard Norseman  ;D
: Re: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 22, 2015, 06:14:35 PM
I guess the pull-tab on the nose is the big change there. Otherwise she looks pretty much like a stock-standard Norseman  ;D
As an aerodynamics expert (I have the diploma clearly in my mind, this is proof enough), I disagree strongly: ericr's model is a great improvement for speed, dicreasing drag very much, no? (the frontal area is a million times below the one of a standard Norseman, at least the scale 1 machine...)
: Champagne bottle and aircraft Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 24, 2015, 12:19:10 AM
and now for a different kind of foam :

champagne!

with Supersabre wings, as in the other examples before

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/jetchamp-s_zpsgc5akye8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130379s_zpsyc8mmfgh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130380s_zpszjxoizce.jpg)

(well, kind of, actually a plastic fake champagne bottle, but the right size and scale)

Cheers!
: Re: Champagne bottle and aircraft Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 24, 2015, 01:26:33 AM
 :-* ;)
I did not understand why Aeronautics is the French most successful industry, I know why now!
: Re: Champagne bottle and aircraft Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher March 24, 2015, 07:09:37 AM
I really like the gold foil on this one!

Very classy!

Brian da Basher
: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 25, 2015, 09:28:04 PM
thanks!

and now for something completely different :

in an old topic, where I explored the musical crossing of a Chengdu F-7E and a flute

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3951.0 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3951.0)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/flute-s_zps37f2458f.jpg)

 one comment was that it was reversed w.r.t. airflow in the flute ...

So I had a new try, with another flute, and a 1/125 Heller B727 which has just the right length and quite the same diameter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flute-s_zpsjr4zvnt7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3210461s_zpsl01kt6ub.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3210462s_zpswemcm7op.jpg)

: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher March 28, 2015, 05:34:58 AM
The Flutophone strikes again!

Truly inspired using those 727 parts!

Brian da Basher
: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 28, 2015, 02:17:25 PM
With speed and aerodynamic airflow coming in, the yellow one would make music during all flight, enjoying passengers wonderfully... ;)
: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 29, 2015, 05:02:09 PM
thanks all :-)

and now for something more in line with the otriginal topic of this thread : aircraft/animals hybrids.
Most of the time I give wings to animals, this time I consider snout :
here is a lion (actually a kind of 3D jigsaw puzzle) with the face (cockpit and front) of a Noorduyn Norseman :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130369s_zpsbemkzr5p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lion-s_zpss5uoxnmn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130370s_zpskmsutbyu.jpg)

I have a few other fuselages in my spare heap, so I am looking for welcoming animals ... ideas are bubbling
: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher March 29, 2015, 10:20:37 PM
Another nice one from your wild, wonderful world of aircraft animals, eric!

Sure looks sweet in that golden yellow.

You should do a polar bear version next. Perfect for the Noreseman.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper March 30, 2015, 12:47:38 AM
What everyone else said+1

Dare I suggest:

Beaver on a Beaver
Otter on an Otter
Caribou on a Caribou
: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 31, 2015, 03:14:43 AM
What everyone else said+1

Dare I suggest:

Beaver on a Beaver
Otter on an Otter
Caribou on a Caribou

thanks for the suggestions!
they sound good, and the bear as well indeed : all these animals must be findable in the figurine dept. with brands like Schleich or Plastoy and others

There are too many for just me : please have a try, you will see how funny it is to design and build such hybrids : the very same problems as usual when you are trying to fit the nose of X with the fuselage of Y as wella as the tail of Z, or when you want to avoid a tail-sitter by putting wieghts inside ...

Let's make it a group build !  :o

: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 01, 2015, 12:10:03 AM
 :-* :-* ;)
My 5-year old son and myself do love very much your lion-airplane! or lion-machine? is it flying? (!? what do I say! a "flying-lion", I am so stupid, sorry! a lion with a propeller and windscreen is absolutely normal, only what-if in plain yellow color, but a "flying lion" would be crazy! sorry...)
 ;)
: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 01, 2015, 02:20:29 AM
I love our various hybrid.  Given the nickname the ground crews had/have for the MiG-25, "The Flying Vodka Bottle", might we see a hybrid of MiG-25 surfaces with a suitable bottle?
: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 01, 2015, 03:50:12 AM
:-* :-* ;)
My 5-year old son and myself do love very much your lion-airplane! 


Thanks, I particularly appreciate the appreciation of a 5-year old : truth comes from the mouth of children  ;)

Still on the animal/aircraft side, but actually nearly plain OOB (but in my favorite and usual colors) :
from Hasegawa, the Shuttle and 747 in egg-form !
(when I saw it coming out, I just couldn't resist)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/egg747-s_zpsdpl5rceh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3240418s_zpsydxddgo0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3240417s_zpsskvhaacz.jpg)
: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 01, 2015, 12:37:03 PM
 :-* Oh, this is so cute I think I am in love! (I discover that I am in love with the 747+Shuttle, I had not realised that untill today, thanks!) ;)
: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 04, 2015, 12:46:09 AM
I love our various hybrid.  Given the nickname the ground crews had/have for the MiG-25, "The Flying Vodka Bottle", might we see a hybrid of MiG-25 surfaces with a suitable bottle?

thanks, excellent idea !  :) but I don't have a vodka bottle at hand, and no more Mig21 either actually ...
However, I do have bottles with wings in the making : wait and see!

: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 04, 2015, 12:47:59 AM
speaking about Shuttles ... here is an hybridization of a 1/144 Shuttle and booster with a Revell 1/16 VW Beetle :
the sizes fit nicely, a trick was in keeping the doors openable ...

cheers,

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vw16-s_zps1xrxij9n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130387s_zpsbofr9s5p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130392s_zpspb6ljnob.jpg)

: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 05, 2015, 06:18:22 PM


I also tried a 2cv Citroen in the past :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5070314s_zps5e4pligs.jpg)
: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin April 05, 2015, 06:51:22 PM
VW shuttle is my favorite of your recent builds.
As much as they shouldn't, VW and boosters somehow go/work together in a strange way :)
: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper April 05, 2015, 09:48:23 PM
I can picture the commercial now: "Volkswagen. Das Space Shuttle".
: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 06, 2015, 05:00:36 PM
VW shuttle is my favorite of your recent builds.
As much as they shouldn't, VW and boosters somehow go/work together in a strange way :)

thanks a lot!

the fit came nicely so it was a pleasure : a better skilled modeler could do it in an even more convincing way, e.g. with airlines markings

: Ar234 and beer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 06, 2015, 05:06:37 PM
and for something completely different :

in the series of bottle with wings, I stumbled upon this estonian beer, and its stunningly angulous bottle :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3240412s_zpsunweozun.jpg)

and I found out that its length was quite the same as an 1/48 Ar234 I had (a sales at cheap price), and the fit was not bad : the rest of the Ar234 is used for another project, animal-wise, you will see it soon ...   >:D

Also, in previous experiments with bottles, I received reactions about the propulsive potential of foam, although the bottle was turned forwards, so this time I am trying it out the other way around :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ar234-s_zpsdxio7kav.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4010438s_zpsi2exrlzr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4010441s_zpspbdkkayd.jpg)


cheers!

: Re: Ar234 and beer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 06, 2015, 07:34:28 PM
 :-* :-*

I love them! Once more! (or thrice more, as this is a new batch of marvels, thanks!)
: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 08, 2015, 07:35:36 PM
thanks Tophe, I am happy to please  ;)

and here comes the other half of the Arado Ar234 : it is the night version, with radar antenna.

And then I stumbled upon a plastic shell looking a bit like that of a snail
(a container for a puzzle figurine of a balloon fish ... this is bound to become something too, but what?  :unsure: :wacko:)

So the building challenge was in scale-matching, kind of ... :rolleyes:

and here is the crossing :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquille-s_zpsfyrxxlqd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4040003s_zpskqjakume.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4040008s_zps5lorqd8w.jpg)

: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 09, 2015, 12:48:47 AM
I love this new one too! :-*
But... is it flying? And it seems so slow (I imagine snail "speed"), so there is no airflow to lift, but as there is no wing profile for lift this is logical, but what makes airborne? Helium in the "snail's home"? Please explain, this looks funny, not just 2 parts glued together but a far better invention (top secret, I guess :icon_ninja: )... ;)
: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: raafif April 09, 2015, 08:26:38 AM
weirder & weirder !  I'll show these to a psychologist friend of mine ..... I'm sure she'll want to do a whole thesis on you Eric ;D

As usual lots of great imaginative ideas ! :-*

If you find another of those Estonian beer bottles it would make a great Lippschische delta-jet.
: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 09, 2015, 12:16:57 PM
weirder & weirder !  I'll show these to a psychologist friend of mine ..... I'm sure she'll want to do a whole thesis on you Eric ;D
If this thesis gets the Nobel prize, it is deserved by ericr himself, not by the psychologist! And the study should be done at natural state, without injection! Please don't destroy our genious ericr brains, just "special", "different"... ;)
: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 09, 2015, 02:14:03 PM
weirder & weirder !  I'll show these to a psychologist friend of mine ..... I'm sure she'll want to do a whole thesis on you Eric ;D

As usual lots of great imaginative ideas ! :-*

If you find another of those Estonian beer bottles it would make a great Lippschische delta-jet.

thanks raafif, I take it as a compliment : these ideas come quite naturally to me, the beer even is not necessary  ;)
So it is indeed a case of imagination freely exploring a theme which could be rooted down to the common english expression "what if pigs had wings" : it is at the basis of the notion of What-if, and considered here just a bit litterally with aircraft/animal hybrids (I haven't tried a pig yet, though ...)

Whiffing is about disturbing things a tiny bit, isn't it?

and thanks about the Lippisch idea! now you say it, I nearly feel like tryig to find another of those bottles and, given its size/scale, I would have to find maybe a B-58 hustler for a large enough delta wing.
: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 09, 2015, 02:15:54 PM
If this thesis gets the Nobel prize, it is deserved by ericr himself, not by the psychologist! And the study should be done at natural state, without injection! Please don't destroy our genious ericr brains, just "special", "different"... ;)

maybe I could try to make a book assembling pictures of all of these inventions ...
but indeed, no injection or ingestion of any particular substance was involved in them  ;)
: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 11, 2015, 02:28:40 AM
maybe I could try to make a book assembling pictures of all of these inventions ...
Let me order one copy right now, no: 2 copies, with 1 in a waterproof security box at the bank (in case the jealous Devil burns my home including The book, your book...) ;)
: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 11, 2015, 03:07:17 AM
maybe I could try to make a book assembling pictures of all of these inventions ...
Let me order one copy right now, no: 2 copies, with 1 in a waterproof security box at the bank (in case the jealous Devil burns my home including The book, your book...) ;)

I will keep a copy for you, and autograph it of course ;-)
especially if we can make an exchange with a book of your creation!

: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat April 11, 2015, 01:19:37 PM
Brilliant and beautiful all at once  :)

Love the 3 colors used on the space beetle  :)
: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 11, 2015, 11:24:37 PM
thanks all! your appreciation feeds my inspiration!

and now for something else :
remember this ?

I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzQwWDEwNzg=/z/JX8AAOxy0NtTFlhJ/[/url]$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

what a nice Whiffing material !
I don't know yet what I will do with them, but I'll keep you posted ...


I thought I would try out aircraft, but in the end inspiration was much more down to earth
(yes yes, I am down to earth indeed)

I hesitated a bit, but finally chose for this, though it was not cheap, but it has the good looks
(and, with scaling, exactly the right size too, which is part of the very subtle work here  ;D) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3180436s_zpsxrxgkshg.jpg)


and so here is the hybridization, one way, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/bulldozer-s_zpsvif5rzlz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4080029s_zpsexry0dpp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4080034s_zpslqazge1o.jpg)

the other way will be posted soon, in red this time
: Re: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Volkodav April 12, 2015, 12:45:43 AM
I really like that.
: Re: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: raafif April 13, 2015, 05:52:59 AM
now that's what I call a Kreepy Krawley crawler ! :D
: Re: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 13, 2015, 01:16:55 PM
Dear ericr, I think you have invented here the very first "utility aircraft with folding wings" ("ailes repliables" in French), and I declare to the whole World: "Ladies and Gentlemen, this genius inventor deserves the Nobel Prize (forever) in the category Science, Work, Brains, except if he is not a human but a Super-Hero. Now let us clap our hands (please, no more than one hour), go!"
(this is a joke, but you deserve our admiration, I am very sure of that) :)
: Re: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi April 13, 2015, 08:15:52 PM
That is cool  :D but oh man it looks like an armoured cockroach and I can't handle cockroaches  :o
: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 14, 2015, 02:43:19 PM
thanks all!

now the other way around, also a bit creepy, necessarily :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/insectes-s_zpshp2n32ti.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4050017s_zpsgqaf5kr8.jpg)

the head lights give a sympathetic look, though, not?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4050013s_zpswh1byg5u.jpg)
: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 15, 2015, 01:32:53 AM
Clearly a case of genetic engineering, and integration, gone mad.  Beautiful work but, as you said, a touch creepy.  Imagine the shock at night to find a bunch of those running around your house with the headlights on.
: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 15, 2015, 06:12:13 AM
A zoologist friend of mine asked: "why are there 8 legs, is this a spider? the Real one is an insect so having 6 legs only (according to the rare blurred photographs of it, found in cameras of disappeared (eaten?) human investigators..."
 ;) 
: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 16, 2015, 03:19:21 AM
thanks for the appreciation!

actually, it has 6 legs : the two others are more like horns in the original beast called lucanus cervus :

(http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~pr2m-tnd/kuwabaka2001d/euromiyama/Dscn0569.jpg)

: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: raafif April 16, 2015, 09:54:57 AM
I wouldn't be at all surprised if these two star in the next Japanese Manga film .... Godzilla & Mothra have had their day :)
: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 16, 2015, 10:16:47 PM
A zoologist friend of mine asked: "why are there 8 legs, is this a spider? the Real one is an insect so having 6 legs only (according to the rare blurred photographs of it, found in cameras of disappeared (eaten?) human investigators..."
 ;)

Ups, you are very right, ericr: this zoologist was a wrong dream of mine, while your bulldozer-beetle hybrid is full Reality (I am awake now), and Wikipédia fully confirms your great knowledge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelicerae (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelicerae)
Thanks again, the World out there is fascinating enough, with such hybrids, colourful moreover :-* , no need of daydreaming ;)
: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin April 16, 2015, 10:44:17 PM
Two bulldozer and beetle versions are a kick.
Took some kitbashing insight to see those build combos.
: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 18, 2015, 03:45:20 AM
thanks again for your reactions!

Two bulldozer and beetle versions are a kick.
Took some kitbashing insight to see those build combos.

I begin to have quite some training in that sort of "kitbashing insight" indeed  ;)

The next thing will concern the ant kit which goes with these insects, and given its shape and size, I have long thought about it, and just recently bought what i think is a good match, in length (for width, it will require a bit pof imagination ...) : an Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A : wait and see ... ... ...

: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 19, 2015, 04:28:03 AM
but before animalizing again, and to come back to aircraft, just a little adaptation of PM 1/72 F-5A kit (I found a few dozens very cheap some time ago) with the suction cup tips from arrows :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/3flechesF5-s_zpsacfrjgvj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4150062s_zpss4amz3xv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4150063s_zps8piel3vr.jpg)


: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 19, 2015, 12:52:55 PM
but before animalizing again, and to come back to aircraft, just a little adaptation of PM 1/72 F-5A kit (I found a few dozens very cheap some time ago) with the suction cup tips from arrows :
Great! I have never accepted the dictatorship of aerodynamics! Let our airplane models feel free...
Well, as both you and I are French speaking, I wondered if this "'(aerodynamic) drag for fun" hides a sexual meaning of what. I checked and this seems confirmed :-[
to drag = to pick up a girl
drag --> "traînée" --> prostitute
These innocent scale models were hinding a shame, no?  ;)
: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 19, 2015, 06:24:51 PM
thanks Tophe ; well, there was no special hidden intention, here, just making arrows out of aircraft  ;)
: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 19, 2015, 07:40:39 PM
Wow... (sigh of relief), you are still The Prophet, and no Devil  >:D is behind the smile. I feel better, and so I clap my hands again! Great airplane toys, hurting nobody! :-*
: boosted shuttle and sodas ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 21, 2015, 03:08:24 AM
you might remember this tribute to two of the great american contributions to the world culture :


I don't think I share this one with you, a bit older :

a 1/144 Space Shuttle crossed with a bottle form a well-known sweet soda brand :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttlecoca-s_zps7e99afa1.jpg[/url])


and I thought it deserved to be appropriately boosted, so after some thinking and considering different possibilities, i finally opted for a bottle of Rivella (a delicious swiss lemonade, hard to find anywhere out of Switzerland and a bit of Germany) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4190091s_zps2jmycu1f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4190092s_zpswtsbu6vt.jpg)
: Re: boosted shuttle and sodas ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 21, 2015, 03:20:28 AM
Beautiful!!  The orbiter has its gear retracted when it's mounted on the external tank, but other than that, a superb piece of work that I can just see as the basis for an advertising campaign.
: Re: boosted shuttle and sodas ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 21, 2015, 02:39:41 PM
Beautiful!!  The orbiter has its gear retracted when it's mounted on the external tank, but other than that, a superb piece of work that I can just see as the basis for an advertising campaign.

thanks!

I have thought about the landing gear indeed : I first did the Shuttle self-standing, and rather than breaking the wheels, I finally use them for attachement and positioning : best of both worlds, kind of  ;)

: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 30, 2015, 04:10:54 AM
I finally got around to build something like a Tophe idea!  :o

There was a discussion somewhere about a P-38 with sharkmouths, with a mention of cerberus three-headed dog,
and I found a cerberus figurine which seemed fine for such a treat :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4030448s_zps3cattt74.jpg)

and I used a HobbyBoss P-38, cheap but surprisingly clean, and funnily designed with two half-airframe, upper and lower ...

and here is the hybrid (in yellow ;-) ):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250122s_zpshhr4mye9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250121s_zpsky9eywc8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38-s_zpszpp7kx3i.jpg)
: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif April 30, 2015, 05:12:28 AM
some pilots did say that the Lightning would bite if you weren't careful ! ;D
: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 01, 2015, 01:06:54 AM
 :-* Thanking you again, ericr, I have added the 3 P-38ER missing links between the standard P-38 and the Cerberus-38 of yours (at the current end of my site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit) ): ;)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P38eclairL_aai.JPG)
: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin May 01, 2015, 04:48:41 AM
Outstanding!
: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi May 01, 2015, 07:55:28 AM
Very nice, like it alot  :-*

Dare I presume that we will see an Allison driven dog soon ?
: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 01, 2015, 04:59:01 PM
thank you all!

Very nice, like it alot  :-*

Dare I presume that we will see an Allison driven dog soon ?

ah it might have been a possibility, and it is a usual pattern in my whiffing to make exchanges between two sources, but in thi case it went a bit differently ;-)

: insects and cars Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 15, 2015, 03:48:50 PM

I was pointed to this recently : a nice bash indeed, on the topic of insect/car hybrids, in the pat of this thread there are several ones

https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageWagen/photos/pb.405283566157313.-2207520000.1431343751./1014324385253225/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageWagen/photos/pb.405283566157313.-2207520000.1431343751./1014324385253225/?type=3&theater)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11143342_1014324385253225_2477627488530373311_n.jpg?oh=525e608c411c41b234858497744c1d2a&oe=55DA8E03)


: Re: insects and cars Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: TerryCampion May 19, 2015, 06:16:27 PM
WOW....

Fabulous ideas....here's my BatDak.....

: Re: insects and cars Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 20, 2015, 06:04:08 AM
WOW....

Fabulous ideas....here's my BatDak.....

fabulous hybrids, I am deeply impressed, thanks for sharing!

I have been considering bats, but I guess they look a bit sinister to me  ;)

For my hybrids I use smaller animal figurines : maybe I could try and think bigger?

: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 28, 2015, 07:07:29 AM

back to bottles, as the weather increases thirst ...

I had this kind of bottle of Grolsch

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Grolsch_premium_lager_bottle_unopened.jpg/397px-Grolsch_premium_lager_bottle_unopened.jpg)

for which I thought about an appropriate triplane :

(http://shop.revelstonemodels.com/ekmps/shops/revelstonemode/images/revell-1-28-scale-fokker-dr.i-triplane-04744--611-p%5Bekm%5D370x251%5Bekm%5D.jpg)

and here is the (yellow) baron of beer bottles :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/grolsch-s_zps6czoffvm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5240142s_zps0zrin6s3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5240145s_zpsvziwzvcd.jpg)
: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 28, 2015, 11:39:25 AM
 :-* Great!
And this one is very true (machine of the Yellow Baron? nicknamed Red Baron only by the Communists?): I recognize perfectly the "aerodynamics" of 1918... ;)
: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 30, 2015, 11:01:41 AM
;D
: Be-6 and 1/32 Mosquito and ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 07, 2015, 08:04:24 PM
I am  currently busy with another project involving the tail fin remaining of a Berviev Be-6 from my previous things : something quite hybrid, also involving a 1/32 Mosquito ... wait and see

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_1982s_zpskjnlcyet.jpg)

: Re: Be-6 and 1/32 Mosquito and ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 11, 2015, 12:37:21 AM
Yes, we'll see... :)
: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 17, 2015, 06:08:57 PM

the mystery of the Be-6 tail fins will have to last a bit more, because of paint layers issues ...

but here is the magnificent 1/32 Mosquito powering a bottle of wine from Argentine (not bad either)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vin-s_zpsxcy8ccai.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140183s_zpsu0mvznyi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140184s_zps3w593nyc.jpg)

: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 21, 2015, 03:31:00 PM


but here is the magnificent 1/32 Mosquito powering a bottle of wine from Argentine (not bad either)


this wine bottle didn't bring many reactions : maybe people on this forum prefer beer?
in this case they will soon be contented  ;)
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 21, 2015, 06:54:51 PM
Sorry, the Notify tool did not work, while I love your new blue one, so wonderful... :-* :-*
Realist modellers may have a broken heart, thinking you "wasted" a huge 1/32 DH Mosquito hero to celebrate drinking, but as far as I am concerned, I clap my hands! ;)
(I don't like wine nor any other alcohol but I love your hybrid smiles)
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi June 22, 2015, 06:09:42 PM


but here is the magnificent 1/32 Mosquito powering a bottle of wine from Argentine (not bad either)


this wine bottle didn't bring many reactions : maybe people on this forum prefer beer?
in this case they will soon be contented  ;)

I did miss this one eric, again interesting and unusual (and I like blue).

Lookign forward to the Be-6, should be a whale of a good one I think.
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher June 24, 2015, 05:39:39 PM
I really like how you kept the cork and stuck the tail wheel on the end of it!

This baby has charm that's off the charts!

Brian da Basher
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 25, 2015, 12:29:21 AM
thanks all!

I really like how you kept the cork and stuck the tail wheel on the end of it!

this was the result of intense and matured reflexion  ;D
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 25, 2015, 01:14:04 AM
this was the result of intense and matured reflexion  ;D
These great words are not enough, I would rather say "genious reflexion, directing brilliant skills". :)
(I am ashamed as I had not noticed this delicious detail...) :-[
: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 25, 2015, 03:07:01 AM
so here is the first half of the story between the 1/32 Mosquito and the whale :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/baleine-s_zpskeoju69n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210205s_zpswgqqtlk1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210206s_zpsglgipwjl.jpg)

this build had a few surprising difficulties : for example, we are all used to putting weights to avoid tail-sitting aircraft : here I had to put weights (two fo 50 grs each!) in the tail to avoid jaw-sitting !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_1987s_zpsdcksen2k.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_1988s_zpsuvn6qlmg.jpg)

that's what happes when you do whiffing : problems also turn upside down ...  :D

speaking of which, I also realised, just after gluing the ead of the whale to the fuselage of the Mosquito, that I had turned in around ... but then it appeared to be the better way, because the door and structure are more visible on the back.


ah, and the wings come from a 1/72 F100 Supersabre by PM Models (I might have added the inflight refueling pipe?  ;))



: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher June 25, 2015, 03:12:11 AM
Haa haa haa haa haaa!!!! Avoid "jaw-sitting" has to be one of the funniest things I've come across today.

Thank you, I needed a good laugh.

Your model on the other hand, is indeed no laughing matter. Sometimes our hobby crosses over into the realm of art.

Your Mossie Whale is a fine example of this!

Brian da Basher

: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 26, 2015, 12:43:43 AM
Sometimes our hobby crosses over into the realm of art.
Oh, I have been frightened, reading "our hobby is realism of art!" (I hate this word realism...). But "Google translate" informed me "realm" is kingdom or world, or dream, I feel better... ;)
Congratulations Master ericr! for your animal-child :-*
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 26, 2015, 02:44:46 PM
thanks !

Sometimes our hobby crosses over into the realm of art.
Oh, I have been frightened, reading "our hobby is realism of art!" (I hate this word realism...). But "Google translate" informed me "realm" is kingdom or world, or dream, I feel better... ;)
Congratulations Master ericr! for your animal-child :-*

don't be afraid, we are quite safe from realism here  ;)
: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 29, 2015, 05:27:13 PM

the reciprocal Mosquito and whale is busy drying (sometimes the paints react unusually with the different plastics) so in the meantime here is something completely different (not quite Aero-space actually, sorry, but really hybrid, and the series in this thread is majoritary aircraft :P)

I crossed this Somua S-35 french tank with an elephant :I cautiously chose the Somua S-35 because its turret is much more to the front than is the case for most tanks, and it seemed appropriate here.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/somuaS35-s_zpssw2c4ewq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6180191s_zpszqxp4g60.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6180192s_zpsc8nkxc32.jpg)
: Re: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif June 30, 2015, 05:59:05 AM
mobile sound detector vehicle with chemical sniffer ? ;D
: Re: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 30, 2015, 01:23:00 PM
Dear ericr,
I have heard one hour ago that you have been chosen by the French President as new Police minister, congratulations. The speech explained you are the Genius inventor of the best tool ever for civilian peace : an elephant trunk (spraying water severely) against violent crowds that always demonstrate in our country.
So you are very rich now!
(The alarm clock rung 20 minutes ago, but this is not important)... ;)
: Re: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 30, 2015, 07:17:02 PM

thank you !  ;)

I didn'think about the ears being like radars or ultrasonic sensors, but why not?  :D

: Ar196 and Duvel beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 01, 2015, 03:46:10 PM

to go back to aircraft hybrids, while the whale gently dries :

an Arado 196 with a small bottle of Duvel (my very favorite beer) :
as you can see the bottom (or front, in the case of this potential aircraft) says "small is beautiful"  ;D
and I gave it spats, for a nice 30s look

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/duvelmini-s_zpstnuyy2s6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6280273s_zpssjv1oaba.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6280276s_zpsp5m85pqq.jpg)
: Re: Ar196 and Duvel beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 02, 2015, 01:44:33 AM
Will BdB pardon this heretical use of spats?
As far as I am concerned, I love this absurd shape  :-* , thanks for the enjoyment you give us
: Re: Ar196 and Duvel beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: jcf July 02, 2015, 02:01:10 AM
ADS-33?*  ;D





*Arado, Duvel, Stipa and the 33cl bottle.
: Re: Ar196 and Duvel beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 02, 2015, 03:25:08 AM
ADS-33?*  ;D





*Arado, Duvel, Stipa and the 33cl bottle.

it would be ADS-18 : it is a mini Duvel !  ;D

the DAS-33 might developed soon : I have a spare bottle somewhere in my stash  ;)
: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 02, 2015, 04:09:47 AM
Will BdB pardon this heretical use of spats?
As far as I am concerned, I love this absurd shape  :-* , thanks for the enjoyment you give us


thanks Tophe!

and, by the way, while you are there :

sometime ago you had an idea which got into my mind : the Book-Airplane :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P82-51C_aj.JPG)

and I liked so much that I had to try it out : using an Airfix Ar196, and a Clairefontaine notebook, cut to the shape of the wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010286s_zpsovceoikl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010288s_zpssmjxc6am.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010289s_zps6ireqtwi.jpg)

it could have been featured in a Tophe-inspired group build!   ;D

: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 04, 2015, 01:05:21 PM
Wonderful: actually built! :-* (so: I am not crazy, I will show that to the psychiatrist, as a proof!). No, officials could put dear ericr also in psychiatric asylum, sorry... :( ;)
Anyway, I love this improvement you made to turn it into "possible".
Just one point: with the extra metal cover on pages, the airflow may be happy but the pilot is unhappy: unable to read the book... (or The Book, religiously, to feel protected from The Lord above)...
: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 04, 2015, 05:05:38 PM
I really like how the book wings give the illusion of flight on your latest, ericr! You could do this with an Il-2 Shturmovik but leave off the prop blades, exhausts, blend in the spinner with putty and let those book wings be the power.

As nice as your blue, book winged Arado is, I'm especially impressed by the yellow wonder before it!

LOVE those spats!
 :-* :-* :-*
Brian da Basher
: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 05, 2015, 12:54:52 AM

thanks !

and now for something quite different :

the long promised mosquito and whale (with a Briev Be-6 tail) :

I particularly liked the glass nose (droop-like)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mosquito-s_zpspfgwdnot.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010294s_zpsevse9ne1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010295s_zps3ymazm22.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010298s_zpspybj6r5a.jpg)

: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif July 05, 2015, 07:47:38 AM
looks like a seal ... can we have a walrus next ? :)
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 06, 2015, 04:09:16 AM
Using that Briev Be-6 tail was absolutely inspired!

Almost unsettling how well that insect-like stance suits the fuselage.

Well done, ericr!

Brian da Basher
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick July 06, 2015, 11:29:41 AM
Where's the blow hole? If its in front of the canopy you need to install wipers!  :o
Awesome idea. :-*
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 06, 2015, 07:44:57 PM

thanks all !  :)

the fitting of the fuselage and the "beast" was actually a bit of a challenge, which I had to solve specifically by adding side cheeks to the Mosquito, in a smooth enough way to be painted with glossy colors
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 06, 2015, 11:59:25 PM
Uh? Was there such a "technical" reason for these pretty cheeks? I was thinking this was just a beauty extra feature... ;) :-*
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 07, 2015, 02:48:34 AM
Uh? Was there such a "technical" reason for these pretty cheeks? I was thinking this was just a beauty extra feature... ;) :-*


a bit of technique was used for the sake of beauty  ;)

to give an idea of the challenges encountered : the shapes of sections were quite different, so I added a cheek in transparent cellophane/plastic, which I then smoothed with mastic/putty (same for the other Mosquito and whale, but in the other direction)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_1983s_zps0brzuxx7.jpg)

: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 08, 2015, 10:20:40 PM
and now for something completely different
(I have quite a few things in stock in the pipeline actually)
not quite aircraft related but well ...

the crossing of an elephant
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140159s_zpsmkyraa1f.jpg)
and an excavator
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140164s_zpsiy2em2fm.jpg)

is quite naturally as follows
(with a pair of 1/18 tools) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/elephant2-s_zps1o5glmuz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210211s_zpsl3ysutuk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210213s_zpsyuah5wu5.jpg)


and the other way around, the reciprocal is just as natural :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210215s_zpsqivnsn6v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pelleteuse-s_zpsoohqmljf.jpg)
: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif July 09, 2015, 04:15:36 AM
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/elephant2-s_zps1o5glmuz.jpg)

What every zoo needs ... animals that are equipped to pick up their own droppings ;D
: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick July 09, 2015, 10:04:17 AM
You can tell the experienced vet when they have to work anywhere near the backside of an elephant they wear a raincoat.
: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 09, 2015, 01:37:16 PM
You can tell the experienced vet when they have to work anywhere near the backside of an elephant they wear a raincoat.

  :o
: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin July 09, 2015, 04:46:43 PM
it could be worse...

https://youtu.be/1ske8AG5q74
: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi July 09, 2015, 05:04:00 PM
 8)
: What if pigs could fly (really) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 11, 2015, 04:47:24 AM

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cochon-s_zpsx61yyc4x.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00009s_zpsgd8l1jzl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00013s_zpsk1uyj8bw.jpg)

(wings and tail from a Sopwith Triplane)
: Porco Rosso Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 11, 2015, 06:24:59 PM

I forgot : I baptise it Porco Rosso, obviously

: Re: Porco Rosso Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 13, 2015, 12:16:01 AM

I forgot : I baptise it Porco Rosso, obviously

Yet another delightful wonder, eric!

Well done!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Porco Rosso Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Jeffry Fontaine July 13, 2015, 04:00:46 AM
"A real pig to fly" or "when pigs fly" are the first two things that I thought of upon seeing your latest creation :)

Interesting combination you have come up with Eric. 
: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 14, 2015, 01:58:59 AM
thanks all for your appreciation!

and now for something with no aircraft part, but another sort of chimera :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/elephant-s_zpsy0kpmnrp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00017s_zpsko9rchvv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00018s_zps5k421uft.jpg)

: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif July 14, 2015, 05:28:29 AM
needs an eraser on its tail ! ;D
: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 14, 2015, 05:10:51 PM
needs an eraser on its tail ! ;D

ah, I hadn't thought of that : next time maybe  ;)

by the way, note that ears are notebooks, the same kind as the wings of the Ar196 earlier in this thread
: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi July 14, 2015, 06:30:39 PM
Cool one this ericr (as they always are!)

Scary thing is, if you DID stick an eraser on its tail, put a gap for a Post-It Note pad init's back, and made the pencil and eraser removable and useable, you could sell absolute container loads of these! School kids would love them, what a moment of a visit to a wildlife park!!
: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 15, 2015, 01:43:15 AM
thanks, I'll try to think about the marketing potentials ;-)

: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 16, 2015, 01:56:21 AM

triplane wings somehow fit well on a steam locomotive of the appropriate diameter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/loco-s_zpsxb08sfoj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00035s_zpst4krmwhy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00037s_zps85bysr1g.jpg)
: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin July 16, 2015, 02:04:23 AM
Look fits and flows well - am surprised.
Plan routes without tunnels and side-by-side tracks.
: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 16, 2015, 03:01:57 AM
Look fits and flows well - am surprised.
Plan routes without tunnels and side-by-side tracks.

you get nothing for nothing  ;)

thanks!
: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 18, 2015, 07:07:49 AM
Wonderful new ones! :-* :-* :-* :-*
(I had no Internet for awhile, and I enjoy very much what I had missed, I don't even know which one is my favourite, among 3 delicious ones: elephant worker, triplane pig, train aircraft...) :-* :-* :-*
: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 18, 2015, 04:01:58 PM
thanks  :D

and now for a musical intermede :

I recently travelled to Andalusia, and found this cute little souvenir :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5040456s_zpsce5z4v6l.jpg)

which reminded me instantly of this magnificent image, from a record cover :

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/08-20-12-LPs1/37257.JPG)

and then a bit later my stash welcomed a cheap bi-motor of adequate size :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6250261s_zpsfibtzfxh.jpg)

and here is the result

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitare-s_zpsugc79srl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00042s_zpsguh20ajp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00044s_zpstyufhnjz.jpg)

: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 18, 2015, 08:00:17 PM
Wow! So (nicely) crazy! :-* :-* :-*
: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif July 19, 2015, 06:31:58 AM
all that needs is the pilot sitting right up front on the nose with the strings connected to his control stick  :)
: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Camthalion July 19, 2015, 06:56:03 AM
You produce some interesting items, but that winged loco looks great.
: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 19, 2015, 08:58:34 PM
Thinking about it, I judge that the guitar aircraft makes our dear ericr the very first Aerospace artistic designer (and manufacturer) in the World, since Jesus-Christ, or even before... Admirative congratulations of mine... :-*
: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 20, 2015, 03:31:30 PM
thanks all!

anf for those who wondered what I did wth the rest of the two triplanes, here comes the solution to the mystery, which begins with the fact that in a recent travel i bought a last souvenir at the airport, with my remaining local currency :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6040469s_zps9scd8ykr.jpg)

with the purposeful intention of exploring further the snail shell effect :

the third one in yellow, is a Saaski (of which the wings will find a destnity, undoubtdedly) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquillages-s_zpsoppnlxxl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00088s_zps1gzevans.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00090s_zpsl9ypzml4.jpg)
: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Claymore July 20, 2015, 10:31:20 PM
Being a tread-head I don't normally admit to scanning the Aero-space threads but just had a look at this one and I take my hat off to you sir.  You bring a whole new meaning to whiffing - the world needs more lateral thinkers.  BRAVO!  ;D :)
: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 21, 2015, 02:47:17 PM
Being a tread-head I don't normally admit to scanning the Aero-space threads but just had a look at this one and I take my hat off to you sir.  You bring a whole new meaning to whiffing - the world needs more lateral thinkers.  BRAVO!  ;D :)

merci!  :D

maybe I could/should post to more earth-oriented groups sometimes, but mostly my whiffs involve aircraft
: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 21, 2015, 03:11:40 PM
Lord, you are saving the planet! (I thought these bright shells with aerial propellers had disappeared from Earth, due to voracity of human beings and other monsters, but you found three remaining ones, thanks!). Now we must create a special aquatic zoo for them, preserved forever... And for yourself, a gold medal!
: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi July 21, 2015, 06:03:26 PM
Hey ericr, really still loving your work. I was looking around the net and found that someone has been inspired by you to so this sort of modelling in the real life living animal world:

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh126/modelling_mushi/Online%20Forum%20Posts/startrekdog-beer-costume_zpsxy2epwed.jpg) (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/modelling_mushi/media/Online%20Forum%20Posts/startrekdog-beer-costume_zpsxy2epwed.jpg.html)

It has even confounded our mighty treasurer, Joe "Dont Call Me A Girlie Man Matthias" Hockey

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh126/modelling_mushi/Online%20Forum%20Posts/JoeUgly_zpspbavyaxq.jpg) (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/modelling_mushi/media/Online%20Forum%20Posts/JoeUgly_zpspbavyaxq.jpg.html)
: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 22, 2015, 03:26:52 AM
Those snail planes are an excellent metaphor for my modelling production. I appreciate the nudge...
 ;)
Yet more whimsical and delightful creations! I love the primary colors and how you've gone "Two-Color" on these beauties.

Well done, ericr!

Brian da Basher
: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 23, 2015, 03:51:24 PM
Hey ericr, really still loving your work. I was looking around the net and found that someone has been inspired by you to so this sort of modelling in the real life living animal world:


amazing !

I am not using live animals though (yet)  ;D
but as long as they don't get hurt (no kit bashing  ;)) it might make sense, like having snail races where they carry bits of models?



: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 23, 2015, 03:52:38 PM
thanks !

Those snail planes are an excellent metaphor for my modelling production. I appreciate the nudge...
 ;)

I tend to be quite fast, and go at it in a simplifying way ;-)

: Noorduyn Noreseman and polar bear Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 23, 2015, 03:53:15 PM
following on an earlier Norseman and lion :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg87638#msg87638 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg87638#msg87638)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130370s_zpskmsutbyu.jpg)

there was a suggestion :


You should do a polar bear version next. Perfect for the Noreseman.


which I was happy to follow and adopt !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ours-s_zpsjgg2gedm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00096s_zpsl1qynejj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00098s_zpsug8sqpm6.jpg)

: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and polar bear Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 24, 2015, 06:15:33 PM
Nice animals, I am glad to know them.
I know they drink mainly gasoline, but what are they eating? human flesh or vegetables?
: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and polar bear Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 25, 2015, 03:44:43 PM

the might carry humans, but not quite eat them : they can climb out upon arrival  ;)
: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 26, 2015, 02:09:41 AM

inspired by Kuczynski :

(http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-hkZK5J5/5/M/SYRIA2005.06-M.jpg)

this donkey powered airplane : I had to find a civil twin-engine, and the Rochelle 1/100 kit by Zvevda had the right size for the donkeys :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rochelle-s_zpsyybhblka.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00130s_zpsgpb9xsop.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00131s_zps1uonn7jb.jpg)

okay, I didn't do the carrots, which are the real source of power, but the idea is there I guess
: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: raafif July 26, 2015, 06:56:22 AM
nice one , eric !

hadn't seen this plane before - a good replacement for the old V-tail Bonanza !
maybe a whif twin-jet version is on the cards ??
: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: TurboCoupeTurbo July 26, 2015, 09:54:27 AM
I enjoy looking at these.  You have quite the eye for combining animals and machines that seems so natural.
: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 27, 2015, 05:55:00 PM
thanx!

the plane is the Rochelle character of Planes : I am not sure it is a real world plane
: Ant and Triumph TR4A Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 30, 2015, 04:48:57 AM
the last kit in the Heller insects series

(http://shop.kuschel-muschel.de/WebRoot/Store26/Shops/04dbb202-4f32-45ab-b8fe-7d9668cc4277/5436/CD53/89AC/922B/03BC/0A48/3574/5040/539197132927_ml.png)

shown earlier, like for example there :
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg88317#msg88317 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg88317#msg88317)

is the ant, and I crossed it with an Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A, here one way (the other way will come soon) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tr4a-s_zpsvfj418z2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00173s_zpsmzrqxcvk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00178s_zpsm41wx72g.jpg)

: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 30, 2015, 11:01:12 AM
Great new ones! Thanks!

I am not sure it is a real world plane
Oh, do not pronouce these awful words, refering to the so sad World/Hell... Or wipe your mouth clean and you become a friend again!
: Triumph TR4A and Ant (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 31, 2015, 08:04:12 PM

hop !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/fourmi-s_zpszfe6gb11.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00220s_zpsknfpytoy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00224s_zps8wsrqvhb.jpg)

: Re: Triumph TR4A and Ant (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle August 01, 2015, 01:50:02 AM
Just the thing for the new Antman movie.  Alternatively, I'm reminded of some of the insectoid natives in Keith Laumer's ]Retief and the Warlords.
: Re: Triumph TR4A and Ant (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 01, 2015, 10:58:39 AM
 :-*...
: Re: Triumph TR4A and Ant (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 19, 2015, 06:43:38 PM
thanks!

I am back from vacation, so the parade can resume  ;)

: Re: Triumph TR4A and Ant (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 19, 2015, 06:54:22 PM
Good! Have you got rest enough? But maybe creative-modelling is a matter of joy and mind-rest, this is not work (even if hands are busy)... ;)
: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 19, 2015, 06:57:21 PM
and now let's go further into avionirics (a wordbash between avionics and oniric : why not calling it this?)

again inspired by Pavel KUCZYNSKI :

(http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg)


http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg (http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg)


this transformation of a B-727 :
(front part of the 1/125 heller kit, the wings of which are used there : http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg87446#msg87446 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg87446#msg87446))

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b727-125-s_zpsjpuklxlz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00135s_zpsdjzakbyz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00138s_zpsjeehnkj3.jpg)
: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 20, 2015, 01:13:49 AM
Wow! Wonderful! :-*
but please, please: nobody should eat it (no human nor monkey, this is precious) ;)
: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin August 20, 2015, 03:07:56 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AKWGjQmmOM0/U7r3JTKGGLI/AAAAAAAACQE/Q0r4t4LLT2I/s1600/banana.png)
: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 21, 2015, 02:07:21 AM
indeed
: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 03, 2015, 04:34:31 AM

I don't think I had the opportunity yet to introduce you to the

 Twin Otter aerosled :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter-s_zpsmfiqaknx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00161s_zpsno3w3kt0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00162s_zps8dhlqwzo.jpg)

: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 03, 2015, 05:32:24 AM
 :)
: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia September 03, 2015, 10:08:53 AM
Twin Otter aerosled

Oh, that is wonderful! Not as whimsical as, say, your polar bear/Noreseman hybrid. But your Twin Otter aerosled is very believable  :)
: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 03, 2015, 10:49:58 AM
 :-* Lovely! And this bright red colour is not outlaw in icy Canada but reminding the flag and perfect to see from the skies if emergency is required after an engine failure at mid-way...
: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 03, 2015, 11:11:47 PM
thank!
believability has its chrams too  ;)
: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 04, 2015, 01:26:59 AM
Sorry, I did not realize... (when I said "it looks like Real", maybe this could have been heard as an insult by you inventor...) ??? ::) ;) :)
: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 04, 2015, 02:22:04 AM
 :)
: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 06, 2015, 06:48:31 PM
in the same vein ...

a Westland Lynx based aerocar (it's the very old Frog Lynx)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lynx-s_zpsgawuzbfb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00085s_zpsd9ncvcvc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00082s_zps4owi7ixl.jpg)
: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 06, 2015, 06:55:08 PM
in the same vein ...
I love this vein! while, uh, I don't love "blue blood" (royal, privileged fed by taxes without work...) and the red blood one stays my favourite ;) But as a toy family, this is even better than a single abnormal machine, thanks a lot!
: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 07, 2015, 07:46:29 PM
I might try "yellow blood" sometime  ;D
: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher September 09, 2015, 03:49:46 AM
I really like the blue aerocar! Looks like it jumped off the cover of Modern Mechanix!

If you added a circular guard around the prop and weathered it, I bet you could get a few to think this was real!

Nicely done, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 09, 2015, 02:51:38 PM
thanks!

a guard around the propeller would make it safer indeed : better use it in uninhabited areas  ;)
: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 10, 2015, 02:54:47 PM

I think I didn't show this before : an experiment, quite basic building, but a
potentially rocket powered Seamew-based aerocar

(I have  quite a few spare fuselages looking for usage ; and spats as well)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/seamew-s_zpswv350dx2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8050508s_zpsrappem7w.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8050510s_zpsopbchyho.jpg)
: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Logan Hartke September 10, 2015, 08:30:56 PM
I think that's the best-looking Seamew I've ever seen!

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 10, 2015, 10:28:18 PM
 :-* :-* Wonderful! And with this huge rocket power, maybe the little planes holding the spats can make her fly, no?
: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 11, 2015, 02:58:18 AM
 :)
: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 11, 2015, 02:18:58 PM
thanks!
: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 12, 2015, 11:20:53 AM
Of course, I was so inspired... I HAD TO draw such Lightnings! But so many ones in my collection have been inspired by Master ericr, the names ER-38 and ERI-38 were already used, so I decided for IcEr-38 (A, B, C), as a transformation of ErIc, crazily upside down! (this is the crazy part, because the Aerocars themselves are very serious, out of town with pedestrians):
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairM_aaj.jpg)
(temporarily at the end of my P-38 site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit) )
: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 12, 2015, 02:57:18 PM

excellent, especialy the twin engine one  :)
If someday I have a spare Lightning fuselage, maybe ...

: Space shuttle aerocar(?) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 13, 2015, 02:49:25 AM

another relatie oldie, which I think I didn't post yet :

done with a shuttle fuselage with wheels probably from a 1/48 big plane (B-29?) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttleroues-s_zpsxsx00kwm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9080120s_zpsevoy00ks.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9080121s_zpshctelroo.jpg)
: Re: Space shuttle aerocar(?) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 13, 2015, 03:52:25 AM
 :)
: Re: Space shuttle aerocar(?) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 13, 2015, 11:58:21 AM
 :-* Wow!! hypersonic on the Great Salt Lake?! Congratulations designer/manufacturer/modeller! (and pilot... courageous) ;)
: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 15, 2015, 02:14:34 AM
thanks!

and now back to animal hybrids :

a cow PZL7

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vache-j-s_zpsi2odkjod.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00966s_zpsxtypoous.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00968s_zps4yp4u0cq.jpg)

: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 15, 2015, 11:01:28 AM
Great! This large high wing on the back of a little cow seemed unbalanced and fragile, but with the additional struts sustaining it (thanks to the designer or to Mother Nature), this becomes perfect.
 :-*
: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 16, 2015, 02:44:12 AM
First step towards the moon shot...

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ63e2Nw-GTFv7KutN5idRXG4Xk8zPDL6E7Y4m0Kz9ZhaF_2EFxjw)
: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 16, 2015, 10:08:08 PM
to the moon why not indeed  ;D this technology is not quite up to it though :
maybe it would require a kitbash with a space shuttle ?
: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 17, 2015, 11:47:14 PM

the yellow cow is not alone : her blue mate is grazing :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00969s_zpsqhpvbfgb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00975s_zpsvoctaqog.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00974s_zpsiewlevz7.jpg)
: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 18, 2015, 02:53:55 AM
Methane powered I presume...
: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin September 18, 2015, 04:29:12 AM
When cows fly be sure to park car under cover !
: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 19, 2015, 02:06:37 AM
When cows fly be sure to park car under cover !

And no convertibles!
: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia September 19, 2015, 09:28:16 AM
Gulled-wing bovids ... gotta love that! Mind you, I'm a sucker for anything PZL-related  :)
: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 23, 2015, 07:18:35 AM
thanks all!

Gulled-wing bovids ... gotta love that! Mind you, I'm a sucker for anything PZL-related  :)


so I understand that you are a PZL-enthusiast !: I hope the following can satisfy you, pegasus-wise :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chevalPZL11-s_zpsuptqeqsd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00991s_zpsua0skqyg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00992s_zpsrx5pngfm.jpg)

: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 23, 2015, 12:38:50 PM
Wonderful! :-*
And it looks "domestic"... is it? or wild (but quiet)?
: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 23, 2015, 06:12:28 PM
I have seen on TV this midday a surprising advertisement, like "Under Copyright ericr": alive sheeps with red/yellow wings (and engines on these wings)! If you see (on French TV?)the start of an advertisement for Kayak travel website, don't change the channel: marvels will happen soon on the screen, yes hybrids aircraft/animals and colourful!
It is well deserved that ericr becomes a celebrity, according to me. ;)
: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 24, 2015, 10:30:51 AM

ah yes, like here :

(https://www.kayak.fr/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/08/sheep_blogpost_image.png)

thanks for the link, dear Tophe, very relevant indeed, and the proof that I am not the only one fool enough to invent observe this kind of phenomena  !  ;D
: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 24, 2015, 11:28:41 AM
Wonderful, you already found it! (I thought it would be in Internet archives not before "2 years from now"...) :D
: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin September 24, 2015, 12:38:37 PM
Best guess is his plan is for sheep to run down slope in back and glide over bar on top of posts, but is unclear to me.
: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 25, 2015, 04:47:21 AM
I guess mowing would improve aerodynamics
(which is less of a problem for horses/Pegasuses)
: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 26, 2015, 09:59:01 AM

and he is not alone :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00999s_zpsfkpf2zwx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chevalPZL7-s_zpsho8ls2nc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00997s_zpselgr7ci6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00998s_zpsuucfqmti.jpg)
: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 26, 2015, 06:07:40 PM
 :-* :-*
: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 10, 2015, 03:41:09 AM

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00013s_zpsk1uyj8bw.jpg[/url])



it's not just me seeing flying pigs around !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2303_zpsvo0xtzua.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01339_zpspd9ok8ut.jpg)
: Re: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 10, 2015, 11:39:11 AM
Funny! (and sober, this not like the alcoolic symptom of "flying pink elephants", not at all!) ;)
: Re: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: jcf October 10, 2015, 12:50:44 PM
Funny! (and sober, this not like the alcoolic symptom of "flying pink elephants", not at all!) ;)

Not necessarily, we used to have a Flying Pig Brewery and Ale House here in town, until
the owner sold up so he could open his dream 'sportsbar'.

The brewery/alehouse was pretty good, the sports bar sucks, wall to wall big screen TVs showing
baseball, US football and basketball constantly at soul crushing sound levels combined with over-priced
drinks and meh food.
Of course it's been a financial success because as Menken observed "nobody ever went broke under-estimating
the taste of the American public".
:-X
: Re: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 10, 2015, 05:22:53 PM
Funny! (and sober, this not like the alcoolic symptom of "flying pink elephants", not at all!) ;)


Not necessarily, we used to have a Flying Pig Brewery and Ale House here in town, until
the owner sold up so he could open his dream 'sportsbar'.



a pity for the flying pig indeed

In Europe we have an elephant related brew :
(http://www.belgianbeerschiangmai.com/images/products/advertentie-del-trem.jpg)


which makes me think that I haven't put wings on an elephant yet ...
wherefrom? Noratlas?
or V-22 Osprey!?

: Re: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin October 10, 2015, 08:44:19 PM
I used to see flying pigs all the time...

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/F111/115-A8-126dumpandburn1.jpg)
: Re: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 10, 2015, 09:29:50 PM
I used to see flying pigs all the time...
Yes, GTX, but this is very different: you are our moderator half-God, but for us human being modellers, this is imposible! ;)
: Re: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: jcf October 11, 2015, 01:41:49 PM

In Europe we have an elephant related brew :
([url]http://www.belgianbeerschiangmai.com/images/products/advertentie-del-trem.jpg[/url])



I've had a few of those.  :)
: aircraft are born from eggs : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 12, 2015, 04:09:16 AM

aircraft are born from eggs :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2329_zpsjmqdwfeb.jpg)

: Re: aircraft are born from eggs : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 12, 2015, 11:31:03 AM
aircraft are born from eggs :
Yes! Just like pigs are born from eggs! This was the missing link! explaining all now! (I feel better, and now I am going to smile receiving my psychiatric injection)... ;)
: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 13, 2015, 08:50:31 PM

Another astonishing crossing : a building that tries to fly (propeller powered), and it seems to be a twin-boom! :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2326_zpsq0jap90d.jpg)

: Re: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 13, 2015, 10:21:39 PM
a building that tries to fly (propeller powered), and it seems to be a twin-boom! :
Wonderful, while... with the 3 connections (beams?) between "fuselages", this is more a several-boom than 2-boom, maybe. I love it anyway, thanks!
: 20000 !? : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 14, 2015, 02:51:19 PM
just noticed that this thread reached 20000 views according to the site counter :
avionics are far out  ;)
thanks to all!
: Re: 20000 !? : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
: raafif October 15, 2015, 01:09:04 AM
the drag on the towers would be too great for it to be a plane ... I believe what you are seeing is actually a tail-sitting rocket-powered helicopter that gets boosted up & then transitions to horizontal flight ... tho the rotors are still rather small for lift & a soft landing ;D
: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 17, 2015, 12:59:38 AM

 do you remeber this ?

sometime ago you had an idea which got into my mind : the Book-Airplane :

([url]http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P82-51C_aj.JPG[/url])

and I liked so much that I had to try it out : using an Airfix Ar196, and a Clairefontaine notebook, cut to the shape of the wings :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010289s_zps6ireqtwi.jpg[/url])

it could have been featured in a Tophe-inspired group build!   ;D


I thought it worthwhile to continue the exploration with another, high-wing example, using a Do-27 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/do27carnet-s_zpsnyh4rcza.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01805s_zpsk0uysie8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01807s_zpscbzp8eby.jpg)

next one might be a delta  :)

: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 17, 2015, 11:32:19 AM
Wonderful! And this new device propbably gives outstanding STOL performances, or something? ??? ;)
: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 17, 2015, 06:56:43 PM
Wonderful! And this new device propbably gives outstanding STOL performances, or something? ??? ;)

yes, when pages flap the portability is greatly enhanced ...   ;)
and sometimes the contents of the book can habe an elevating influence too
: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 21, 2015, 04:33:11 AM
and now for something completely different :

I always liked the shape of the 2cv, a bit like that of the Beetle, and thought about equipping it with the wing of a space shuttle ...
I had already tried a 1/43 one with 1/288 boosters, and a 1/16 Beetle with 1/144 Boosters
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg87944#msg87944 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg87944#msg87944)
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5070314s_zps5e4pligs.jpg)

and here comes the 1/24 2cv with 1/144 shuttle wings and tail, on top of the 747 SCA :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv-747-shuttle-s_zpsl3x7pbrp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01927s_zpso7lglgqn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01928s_zps2uahpl5p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01931s_zpsnzqudzoa.jpg)

: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 21, 2015, 10:53:57 AM
Wow! Maybe it's not "possible", but it's fun! :-*
: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher October 22, 2015, 05:24:06 AM
I especially like how you decided to paint the Citroen red! Blue would've been the natural choice, but that crimson really makes it pop!

Nice stuff!

Brian da Basher
: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 22, 2015, 07:44:04 PM

thanks a lot!
I hesitated a bit on the color, but chose red  because in my garage at home there is the red 2cv of my brother in law ; I sometimes use it dans drive through town in it  ;D

: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 23, 2015, 01:39:59 PM
I sometimes use it dans drive through town in it  ;D
Yes: I knew this! Your compound-model is not fantasy at all but true life story (as scale model: of course you drive the scale 1 version, bigger)... ;)
: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 23, 2015, 02:28:10 PM
I sometimes use it dans drive through town in it  ;D
Yes: I knew this! Your compound-model is not fantasy at all but true life story (as scale model: of course you drive the scale 1 version, bigger)... ;)

yes, and I drive it without the 747, to keep a bit of discretion  ;D
: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Madhatter October 23, 2015, 08:07:11 PM
France's space program seems to have run into budgetary cutbacks i see
Very colourful I must say, and unique
: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 23, 2015, 10:48:25 PM
Of course, the 2cv having wheels and wings, you can drive and fly, no need of mother-ship. :)
: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 29, 2015, 02:26:18 AM
 ;D
: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 12, 2015, 01:58:54 AM

you may remember the P38 interpretation as a Cerberus I made earlier :
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg89215#msg89215 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg89215#msg89215)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38-s_zpszpp7kx3i.jpg)

Here is a kind of reverse experiment : a Cerberus with three PZL7 heads :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cerbere2-s_zpsxxeysjte.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02178s_zpsjgaq3pqb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02182s_zpsysxiyegh.jpg)
: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif November 12, 2015, 07:58:50 AM
three props whirling is quite a bite on that Cerebus ! :o
: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 12, 2015, 12:33:25 PM
The colours are joyful and lovely while I am frightened by this animal-machine, why? ??? ;)
: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 13, 2015, 03:58:40 PM

the head are on a flexible neck, so you can imagine them moving around  ;)

: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif November 14, 2015, 05:07:19 AM

the head are on a flexible neck, so you can imagine them moving around  ;)

next time you'll have to motorize them so the props do spin & the "heads" move ;)
: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 14, 2015, 05:44:23 AM

the head are on a flexible neck, so you can imagine them moving around  ;)

next time you'll have to motorize them so the props do spin & the "heads" move ;)

ah, motorizing 1/72 kits does require quite refined skills, doesn't it?

but the propellers can move, manually, and each can turn round ;
you better synchronize them, of course

: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 14, 2015, 12:02:57 PM
the propellers can move, manually, and each can turn round ;
you better synchronize them, of course
A Cerberus evil monster with intermeshing propellers... this is like the best caricature of the Machine World ever made... Charlie Chaplin's spirit is not dead! Congratulations! ;)
: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 15, 2015, 05:32:55 AM
thanks for the exagerated compliment!  ;)
: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher November 15, 2015, 09:56:15 PM
Definitely one of the more imaginative creations to come along! I especially like how the engines mimic the growl of that mythical beast. I've got to tip my hat to your vision and creativity!

Brian da Basher
: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 18, 2015, 05:02:56 AM
thanks a lot! your appreciation feeds my imagination  ;)

for the growl effect, I had initally thought of having three F86 Sabre (or Mig 15 of a mix of them), but in 1/72 they are too wide for the necks ... maybe next time I can try in 1/100? ;D
: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 22, 2015, 08:28:45 PM

Saint Exupery was the author who wrote "Le Petit Prince", and he made drawings too ;
he disappeared in a P38 in 1944.
This hybrid mixes a P38 with pencils :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p38-s_zpsxtpndr6z.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02198s_zpst4ep3kn9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02197s_zpslsvuww3m.jpg)

: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 22, 2015, 11:44:39 PM
Marvelous! I will have to draw this (with your name) on my fantasy-P38-drawings website! adding maybe a version with writing ink-feathers? ('plumes à encre' would have said St-Exupery).
Thanks again for this invention of yours! :-* :-* :-*
: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin November 23, 2015, 03:19:00 AM
Nice tribute. :)


he disappeared in a P38 in 1944.

His F-5B (Recon variant of P-38  ) was officially rediscovered in 2000.
: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher November 24, 2015, 07:44:13 AM
That's a nice tribute to Saint Exupery. The Little Prince is one of my favorite books.

I like the colored pencils. They remind me of those wonderful drawings of the Little Prince and all the places he visited.

Brian da Basher
: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 24, 2015, 07:56:51 PM

thanks all !  :)
: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 24, 2015, 07:59:22 PM

yet another hybrid, more animal this time :

a 1/144 shuttle and a whale :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/baleine2-s_zps0sl6walj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02245s_zpsyhunzwga.jpg)

: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 24, 2015, 08:13:21 PM
I just something curiously similar here :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43894968@N07/7775597548/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43894968@N07/7775597548/)
: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 24, 2015, 11:43:35 PM
I prefer your one, ericr... ;)
: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 25, 2015, 01:57:07 AM

thanks a lot Tophe  :)
: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 27, 2015, 11:41:22 PM

the previous whale on its boosters, Jaws-like :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02237s_zpsm70hkxak.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02235s_zpskmoe67o8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/requinB-s_zps1evjyuj4.jpg)

made from a Pegasus Shark kit (which has two optional heads : I have one left for some other purpose ...)

: Re: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 27, 2015, 11:44:18 PM
If I wasn't so frightened, I would say: wonderful! ;)
: Re: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin November 28, 2015, 04:15:41 AM
From the people who brought you "Snakes on a Plane " and "Sharknado"...now we have "Sharks in Space!"  Travel to the ISS will never be the same!!! ;D
: Re: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 28, 2015, 05:24:32 PM

I discovered the existence of Sharknado only recently, and never saw it but it does reach unprecedented imagination indeed ;-)

: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 30, 2015, 05:31:11 AM
the other way round, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02265s_zpsswsvsgdr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttle144baleine-s_zpsvl7ggavr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02266s_zpsgl6v8p2x.jpg)

: Re: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 30, 2015, 12:32:17 PM
Nice fish (without teeth, no more fear of mine...) :)
: Re: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 30, 2015, 04:26:26 PM

less teeth indeed, this one is more peaceful  ;)
: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 08, 2015, 11:55:34 PM

another aircraft/animal hybrid, using an east-german kit of a "Tu-20", which seems to be a Tu-95 Bear variant, with a strange flattened nose, at 1/100, and a giant squid or calamar, in yellow :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tu20-s_zpsj7c2gpwh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02383s_zpskmowznz8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02384s_zpsk1palf4h.jpg)
the reciprocal is drying, in red, but the humbrol enamel reacts bizarely with the squids tentacles plastic, and seems to take ages to dry, whereas the plastic of the head reacts better ...
: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif December 09, 2015, 04:15:51 AM

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02383s_zpskmowznz8.jpg[/url])



I've seen a design-office drawing of a super-sonic transport (Concord?) with a similar nose .... think it was a "pre-canard" thought.
: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 09, 2015, 06:02:59 AM
Your Tupelov Squid really made my day, eric!

You see, I have this friend who really likes squid, finds them delicious in fact.

I can't think of any seafood I'd enjoy half as much as this model!

Nice work!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick December 09, 2015, 11:45:02 AM
Your Tupelov Squid really made my day, eric!

You see, I have this friend who really likes squid, finds them delicious in fact.

I can't think of any seafood I'd enjoy half as much as this model!

Nice work!

Brian da Basher

I'd rather chew on the plastic model than squid!
I shall call you "Squidbear"!
: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 09, 2015, 04:26:24 PM
I shall call you "Squidbear"!


thanks !


Squidbear is a good name !

Bearsquid might work too? but that will be for the reciprocal build
(pictures coming soon, but the paint doesn't want to dry ...)

It is the nose of the Bear that inspired me :

(http://www.spyflight.co.uk/images/JPGS/tupolev%20tu-95%20bear/Tu-95%20Bear%20nose%20on.jpg)

: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 10, 2015, 12:55:06 AM
Your calamar airplane is incredible and nice... ;)
: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick December 10, 2015, 09:05:57 AM
I shall call you "Squidbear"!


thanks !


Squidbear is a good name !

Bearsquid might work too? but that will be for the reciprocal build
(pictures coming soon, but the paint doesn't want to dry ...)

It is the nose of the Bear that inspired me :

([url]http://www.spyflight.co.uk/images/JPGS/tupolev%20tu-95%20bear/Tu-95%20Bear%20nose%20on.jpg[/url])


This reminds me of the puffed out mouth of a bullfrog.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/45/8f/a6/458fa6e03484d7a442a540bd8c4a9b6f.jpg)
: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 16, 2015, 04:38:36 AM

right, I should try frogs someday, indeed  :)
: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 16, 2015, 04:45:15 AM

and now the other way round, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/calamargeant-s_zpsymfg6uqt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02425s_zpsioh8pw3g.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02426s_zpsaewfyfcc.jpg)

the sheet of paper is there because the humbrol enamel red paint somehow refuses to dry on the tentacles plastic/rubber ... a chemistry issue, I guess
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif December 16, 2015, 05:18:40 AM
 :-\ another undersea craft for Jarjar Binks ! ;D
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 16, 2015, 08:10:47 AM
:-\ another undersea craft for Jarjar Binks ! ;D
May the Farce be with you for that thought!
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 16, 2015, 08:12:38 AM
Your latest red one is a fantastic leap of imagination and some outstanding modeling!

I really like the eyes. Brings it all together for me.

The nose with that blister on top works so well it's incredible!

Brian da Basher
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 16, 2015, 01:14:01 PM
Weird! :-*
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin December 16, 2015, 02:43:25 PM
Weird! :-*
Yes,,, so right :)
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 17, 2015, 01:37:00 AM
That red combination reminds me of a cross between the U.S.S. Seaview fromVoyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the SeaQuest from the television show of the same name.
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Weaver December 17, 2015, 02:25:35 AM
I read the title as "giant squid calmer" on the first pass......

The red one in particular makes me think of hermit crabs that appropriate the discarded shells of other sea creatures. Maybe this is a species of giant squid that feels the need for armour and has therefore repurposed the front end of a long-crashed Tu-20 as protection for itself. I dread to think what it might be afraid of...
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 17, 2015, 03:21:46 AM
I love this latest one. :) :)
: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 17, 2015, 05:12:47 AM
thanks all !

: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 21, 2015, 04:52:11 AM
Sometime ago I had tried a blend of a spanish guitar with the wings of a PZL39 :
this time it is an electric guitar with a S-21G (from PM, 1/72) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitare-s_zpsjx2aule7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02443s_zpsaorqw2pt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02442s_zpskz8o4tjd.jpg)
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 21, 2015, 12:28:40 PM
Wonderful! Birds are not the only ones anymore to sing in the sky! :-* :-*
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 21, 2015, 07:48:32 PM

we should think about what a flying drumset would look like ...  ;)
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick December 21, 2015, 11:37:12 PM
That really looks good!
I'm desperately trying to think of an album cover that has something like this.
Of course there was Boston.   
http://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2015/03/Boston/lead_large.jpg?1430145112 (http://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2015/03/Boston/lead_large.jpg?1430145112)
But those were spaceships.
I'll think of it sometime next week........
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 22, 2015, 02:33:48 AM
That really looks good!
I'm desperately trying to think of an album cover that has something like this.
Of course there was Boston.   
[url]http://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2015/03/Boston/lead_large.jpg?1430145112[/url] ([url]http://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2015/03/Boston/lead_large.jpg?1430145112[/url])
But those were spaceships.
I'll think of it sometime next week........



I recently bought a model of the twin guitar of Led Zep fame :
I plan to do something twin-boom with that  ;D

: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 22, 2015, 03:02:28 AM
"Twin-boom" sounds good! ;)
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 22, 2015, 06:20:02 AM
"Twin-boom" sounds good! ;)

of course !!!  :)
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick December 22, 2015, 12:11:00 PM
Sounds like a plan! We'll be waiting patiently
: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 23, 2015, 03:40:35 PM

the bottle is a Duvel bier (my ever favorite brand, since my childhood)

and these wings and wheels seems to fit quite nicely

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/duvel-s_zpslzfrvvwm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02455s_zps8woqvpmn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02456s_zpsxoqntuyc.jpg)
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 23, 2015, 04:03:36 PM
I am not sure I like this beverage but I love this airplane! :-*
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin December 23, 2015, 04:04:15 PM
Seriously large rocket boost on this baby !
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 23, 2015, 05:42:24 PM
I like how that blunt nose shape is mimicked by the engines and is complimented by the straight wings & horiz stabs.

Blue is the perfect color for this baby!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 24, 2015, 05:29:29 PM
thanks ! I still have a bottle or two coming, trying different cominations (buplane, jet, etc, ...)
Maybe I should/could try a twin boom bottle?  ;D
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 25, 2015, 01:37:25 AM
Biplane twin-bottle with struts tying it all together and engines on the lower wing so that applying full power doesn't tip the aircraft on its nose.
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia December 25, 2015, 05:21:33 AM
I recently bought a model of the twin guitar of Led Zep fame :
I plan to do something twin-boom with that  ;D

Stairways to Heaven ?  ;)
: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 25, 2015, 06:36:16 PM
I recently bought a model of the twin guitar of Led Zep fame :
I plan to do something twin-boom with that  ;D

Stairways to Heaven ?  ;)

 ;D
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: upnorth December 25, 2015, 06:54:45 PM
This talk of crossing guitars with flying machines is kind of making me nostalgic for the old Boston album covers.
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 26, 2015, 03:03:46 AM
This talk of crossing guitars with flying machines is kind of making me nostalgic for the old Boston album covers.


One can see what you mean:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/BostonBoston.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3f/Boston_-_Don%27t_Look_Back.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/Boston_-_Third_Stage.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0e/Boston_Life%2C_Love_%26_Hope.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Boston_-_Walk_On.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fc/Boston_-_Corporate_America.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2e/Boston_-_Greatest_Hits.jpg)

This one's a little different...it has wings:

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5539bae2e4b067fd7c6fcc71/553d4e77e4b03925cdf3e3aa/55411f59e4b06d7f0e8c9fa6/1430331228508/album+cover+square.jpg?format=2500w)
: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 26, 2015, 03:48:02 AM

thanks for the iconography, inspiring potential indeed

maybe it would deserve a goup build  ;D

: Su-21G and snail shell, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 27, 2015, 05:20:17 PM

sometime ago, I made three small snail-shells with fuselages from WW1 aircraft,
visible above, higher up in this thread :
here is the jet age version, with a Sukhoi Su-21G :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02494s_zpsyylay8do.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02492s_zpsdhm97uxz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquille2-s_zpssyyapaey.jpg)

: Re: Su-21G and snail shell, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 29, 2015, 02:04:15 AM
 :-* I love your model/animal, but tell me: how is it going back fully home? (if afraid or for sleeping or in dry weather) is there room enough? even with folding or rubber-like matter... Everything is possible, but please explain a little: help us to dream it alive... ;)
: Re: Su-21G and snail shell, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 29, 2015, 06:21:43 AM
:-* I love your model/animal, but tell me: how is it going back fully home? (if afraid or for sleeping or in dry weather) is there room enough? even with folding or rubber-like matter... Everything is possible, but please explain a little: help us to dream it alive... ;)

yes it can go back in : this is the most outside position, and the fuselage can bend and flexibly fit the inner room.

dream on  ;D
: Re: Su-21G and snail shell, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 29, 2015, 07:09:06 AM
I can totally see this as an objet d'art on some big-wig's desk.

Sculpturally, the inter-play between the curved shell and straight, sharp Su 21 nose is very interesting and the difference in texture between the two highlights this nicely.

Yet another enjoyable, artistic wonder, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Letov S-328 and dolphin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 29, 2015, 08:24:40 PM

thanks !

If  I had big-wigs as customers, my stash would grow infinitely ;-) but it is not the case   ???

my imagination follows certain patterns, I sometimes do variants around a theme :
for example dolphins crossed with aircraft : I once used a Corsair, here is a Letov S-328 fuselage :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dauphin2-s_zps78zszigj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02502s_zpsnmqctgxl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02505s_zpste08nvce.jpg)

(the floats of which appeared recently in the primary seaplanes thread, and the wings are with a yellow bottle to come ... nothing gets lost, nearly)
: Re: Letov S-328 and dolphin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 30, 2015, 12:08:41 AM
Nice (and probably clever) animal-airplane... :-*
: Re: Letov S-328 and dolphin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 30, 2015, 09:13:43 AM
I think it's neat how your latest has that big propeller to help those fins out.

Another nice one, ericr!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Letov S-328 and dolphin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick December 30, 2015, 10:24:32 AM

"and the wings are with a yellow bottle to come ... "


Would that make it a bottle nose dolphin?
Ba da boom!
: Letov S-328 and bottle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 30, 2015, 10:09:59 PM

thanks ! and here comes the bottle, right in time for seasonal festivities :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/letov328-s_zpsfri27oai.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02511s_zpsiotk2hs8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02513s_zpsvybz5juh.jpg)

: RWD-6, dolphin and shell, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 04, 2016, 10:59:55 AM

I found this nice RWD-6 kit, cheap, and original :I hadnot heard before of that aircraft,
and here it is hybridized with a dolphin, and with a snail shell

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dauphin-s_zpswcfat8vp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02496s_zpsdsi0ralv.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rwd6-s_zpsbxpgijxx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02483s_zpsvlvheyhh.jpg)

: Re: RWD-6, dolphin and shell, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 04, 2016, 12:18:03 PM
 :-* :-* I love both of them!
: Re: RWD-6, dolphin and shell, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia January 04, 2016, 12:19:32 PM
Me too ... but the dolphin is my fav  :)
: PZL-11, Saaski, dolphin and shell, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 06, 2016, 04:32:46 AM
thaks a lot !

here are a few more hybrids,  all in blue ...
 
dolphin-based :

with a Saaski's wings (Dujin 1/72)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02528s_zpsranchpz4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/saaski-s_zpszlvcsfru.jpg)

with an Ar 196 fuselage (Airfix 1/72)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ar196-s_zpsjpx0phm5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02532s_zps8bk97cp8.jpg)

plus a little shell, with a PZL-11 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pzl11-s_zpse3hq4neo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02521s_zpspx2h8mx0.jpg)
: Re: PZL-11, Saaski, dolphin and shell, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 06, 2016, 12:15:10 PM
I love this family/collection spirit with no special wonder but groups of similar oddities... :-*
: Re: PZL-11, Saaski, dolphin and shell, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher January 08, 2016, 07:36:23 AM
I really like the Arado shark and the dolphin biplane. Seeing these imaginative creations finished in blue is just the icing on the cake!

Very pleasing to look at...relaxing actually.

Thank you for going where few have taken this hobby before, ericr!

Brian da Basher
: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 10, 2016, 08:45:55 AM

thanks a lot!

I am just following my inspiration, and lobe it when you like it.

Sometimes my inspiration also comes from others like Tophe's book-planes :


 do you remeber this ?

sometime ago you had an idea which got into my mind : the Book-Airplane :

([url]http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P82-51C_aj.JPG[/url])

and I liked so much that I had to try it out : using an Airfix Ar196, and a Clairefontaine notebook, cut to the shape of the wings :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010289s_zps6ireqtwi.jpg[/url])

it could have been featured in a Tophe-inspired group build!   ;D


I thought it worthwhile to continue the exploration with another, high-wing example, using a Do-27 :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/do27carnet-s_zpsnyh4rcza.jpg[/url])



next one might be a delta  :)


here is the delta-winged Su-21G, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02545s_zpsm2dt2gg6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02546s_zps2txd16hi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/su21-s_zpsocikkoxv.jpg)

: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 10, 2016, 12:02:31 PM
Thanks! These are great improvements:
- (Do 27) lateral windows for in-flight reading (cruise flight is so boring...)
- (Delta Su-21) book planes in the supersonic jet age
So wonderful :-* Thanks again!
: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 10, 2016, 11:42:13 PM
- (Do 27) lateral windows for in-flight reading (cruise flight is so boring...)

ah ! I had not thought of that !
I am all the more happy when people see things I had not intended  ;)
: Space shutlle and slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 16, 2016, 09:58:00 PM
apparently I forgot to show you this when I did it, so here it comes :

an authentic "charentaise", the very traditional french slipper
(preferrably worn with a moustache and a basque hat)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02392s_zpskge3noyi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02391s_zpsi5a7dbau.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02390s_zpsrtgc3kh9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02421s_zpsmhpyanv4.jpg)
: Re: Space shuttle and slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k January 17, 2016, 07:26:46 AM
"La Charentaise Spatiale"? The PZL-11 snail is fantastic!
: Re: Space shuttle and slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 17, 2016, 08:47:11 PM
"La Charentaise Spatiale"? The PZL-11 snail is fantastic!

"La Charentaise dans l'Espââce"

thanks !



: Peashooter & duck + Kingfisher & shell Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 21, 2016, 07:25:12 PM

two new small hybrids (especially the Kingfisher, 1/350 ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p26-s_zpsrombusz6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02737s_zpstihfylgy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/kingcoq-s_zpsakivogwp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02742s_zpsush70egn.jpg)

(I still have the wings of the small kingfisher ... ... )
: Re: Peashooter & duck + Kingfisher & shell Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 22, 2016, 03:13:25 AM
small but delicious! :-*
: Re: Peashooter & duck + Kingfisher & shell Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 22, 2016, 04:20:19 PM

thanks!
: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 27, 2016, 04:58:03 AM

a 1/144 A-10 crossed with a falcon :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/faucon-s_zps4yz2wczr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02751s_zpsfdvn5ip0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02754s_zpsondtnrmy.jpg)



: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia January 28, 2016, 10:14:34 AM
I like! And great idea to turn it into a taildragger  :)
: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 29, 2016, 03:46:46 AM

thanks !
the reciprocal, other way round is coming soon ...

: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 30, 2016, 03:35:11 PM
the reciprocal, other way round is coming soon ...
Lord... a bird with a gun nose? Are you the Evil Creator? :( ??? :-\ ;)
: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 30, 2016, 04:21:53 PM
the reciprocal, other way round is coming soon ...
Lord... a bird with a gun nose? Are you the Evil Creator? :( ??? :-\ ;)

the gun is removed, as I usually do : I am interested in flying entities, not firing  ;)
: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 31, 2016, 01:13:29 AM

here it comes!

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/a10144-s_zpsjmjf5jdc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02786s_zpss3jbciun.jpg)

I kept some of the original stripes, as a tribute to the work by someone in China

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02787s_zpswf29ythq.jpg)
: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin January 31, 2016, 03:58:05 AM
 :)
: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 01, 2016, 01:33:11 AM

thanks!
: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 02, 2016, 06:19:34 AM

the duck got the Peashooter wings ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/colvert-s_zpsiam3muny.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02776s_zpsxhgtuba4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02779s_zpsd0so96eg.jpg)

: Re: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia February 02, 2016, 10:25:37 AM
the duck got the Peashooter wings ...

And lovely pin-feathers too  :)
: Re: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 04, 2016, 04:27:15 AM
 ;)
: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 04, 2016, 12:58:09 PM
here it comes!
Beautiful surprise indeed! Thanks for the enjoyment! :-*
: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 07, 2016, 06:01:46 AM

thanks  ;)

here, the Me262 is an old 1/32 one from Hasegawa, and the shark is by Pegasus
(I had already used part of it with Space Shuttle boosters earlier in this thread :
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg99199#msg99199 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg99199#msg99199))

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/me26232-s_zpsbpq5g82s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02836s_zpsm08yvlyi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02837s_zpspj4mlncf.jpg)
: Re: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin February 07, 2016, 06:05:31 AM
Looks natural.

Inspired by this perhaps?

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee166/graeme838/me262shark.jpg)
: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 07, 2016, 06:10:27 AM
yes indeed ! 
I actually tried it in 1/72 already, at the very beginning of this thread, but 1/32 also works fine  ;)

Other people here could try it, with the same ingredients, and better skills and a different livery (either Luftwaffe or something else  ;))
: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 07, 2016, 12:22:28 PM
Wonderful yellow fish! :-*
(And I prefer it as a civilian tourist machine than a killer) ???
: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 07, 2016, 08:39:54 PM
thanks ! I prefer tourism as well  ;D
: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 10, 2016, 04:16:33 AM

and here comes the reciprocal : the Pegasus 1/18 shark equipped with the 1/32 Hasegawa Me262 wings and tail.
I did try to have it sit on its wheels, but failed to put the right weight in the head. It is possible (using really heavy fishing weights), but it might require strengthening the legs, because the shark body is already a bit heavy : if anyone out here tries it, be warned! but it would be worth it, really, I think.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/requin-s_zpsz3ftut0n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02841s_zpsbvcxeajx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02842s_zpsqckfjuvt.jpg)
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Logan Hartke February 10, 2016, 05:13:48 AM
I think that's my favorite build of yours, yet, Eric! It looks fantastic! I also think it looks perfect mounted like that—like it's coming in for a landing and has just spotted something tasty on approach...like an aviation photographer!

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 10, 2016, 12:23:45 PM
What I prefer (and I do love it! :-* ) is the fin not in the centerline but oblical as the fish is moving... I would like to include it in my collection of asymmetric airplane (as true invention! lonely one of its kind!), but for that, could you add a view from above? ???
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 10, 2016, 08:16:04 PM

thanks a lot, I particularly appreciate your appreciation !

Tophe you can certainly use the picture : assymetry comes mostly from the flexibility of the body of the shark : the fin is in line with the tail ;-)
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin February 11, 2016, 02:44:05 AM
This flows comes together extra well. :)
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 11, 2016, 01:21:49 PM
Tophe you can certainly use the picture : assymetry comes mostly from the flexibility of the body of the shark : the fin is in line with the tail ;-)
Thanks! Well, I was hoping a view from above would show the asymmetry more clearly but the first picture may be enough, I will see.
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 11, 2016, 04:45:23 PM

ah, I don't have a view from above yet : I will try soon
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher February 12, 2016, 06:10:30 AM
That red "Shark 262" is pure eye-candy and I especially like how it plays on the shark-like look of the original aircraft!

The curved pose is the icing on the cake!

Brian da Basher
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 12, 2016, 01:28:04 PM
ah, I don't have a view from above yet : I will try soon
Thanks! I'd be glad to improve, while I already posted a first picture in the History of asymmetric aircraft (at the current end of it): http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm) . Thanks again!
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 14, 2016, 12:18:40 AM

the curve pose is from the box : the Pegasus shark is a nice kit  ;)

: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 14, 2016, 12:53:17 AM
the curve pose is from the box : the Pegasus shark is a nice kit  ;)
Don't be shy: you are the genius one (the kit manufacturer never imagined a curved airplane, I am very sure) ;)
: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 15, 2016, 05:19:59 AM

a 1/144 DC-3, and a swan :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dc3-s_zps2xdxoyo8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02850s_zps97pvpxra.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02852s_zpskgiss2ih.jpg)

: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin February 15, 2016, 05:50:20 AM
Brilliant - this works extra well  :)
If could find similar wings for 1/72 build.  Do same plus A-10 engines on fuselage as a flex wing version.
: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Volkodav February 15, 2016, 10:46:07 AM
Yes that does work, very nice!
: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 15, 2016, 12:06:57 PM
This one is even more elegant than the (already harmonious) DC-3, congratulations! ;)
: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 15, 2016, 09:38:27 PM

thanks a lot !

(a reciprocal will come soon, as usual  ;) )
: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat February 16, 2016, 11:55:37 AM
Looks natural.

Inspired by this perhaps?

([url]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee166/graeme838/me262shark.jpg[/url])


I need to reshape the nose on a Me-262 and play it straight other than a realistic shark "face"



([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02842s_zpsqckfjuvt.jpg[/url])


This model has sooo much personality, its just wondrous  :-*
: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 17, 2016, 08:39:19 PM
thanks !
: reciprocal DC-3 and swan, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 17, 2016, 08:44:32 PM

the reciprocal, in yellow

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cygne-s_zpsuam5srmo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02856s_zpsvcs9s4gm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02858s_zps9abr8mw9.jpg)


(still a bit difficult to obtain a well-covered yellow ...)

: Re: reciprocal DC-3 and swan, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 18, 2016, 11:33:43 AM
I love this VTOL (STOL?) duck of yours! :-*
: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 22, 2016, 05:12:28 AM
thanks !  ;D (it must be VTOL  ;) )

and now for something completely different :

and twin-boom twin neck guitar :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitareDouble-s_zpshgsfvbwk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02880s_zpsec1ud9hy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02881s_zpsrhkpm8eo.jpg)

: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 22, 2016, 01:22:08 PM
 :-*  :-*  :-*
(And red is the colour of the heart, this is not coincidence...) ;)
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 22, 2016, 01:26:16 PM
I just realize another wonder: your delicious model is asymmetric! with "fuselages" of different length's! :-*
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 23, 2016, 06:46:31 AM

ah yes indeed! I had not thought of that : twin-boom and asymetri : the best of both worlds!
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 23, 2016, 10:00:27 AM
Perhaps add actuators to strum the strings as you fly, providing your own background music?
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 23, 2016, 01:07:24 PM
ah yes indeed! I had not thought of that : twin-boom and asymetri : the best of both worlds!
The name ericr enlightens the Universe of asymmetric aircraft, from now on... See at the (temporary) end of my site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm)
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 24, 2016, 01:36:35 AM
I celebrate also your delightful creation on my Lightning site (simplified) at http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit) (at the temporary end of it):
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairM_aer.jpg)
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 24, 2016, 02:36:28 AM

splendid, thanxalot!!
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick February 24, 2016, 12:18:23 PM
thanks !  ;D (it must be VTOL  ;) )

and now for something completely different :

and twin-boom twin neck guitar :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitareDouble-s_zpshgsfvbwk.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02880s_zpsec1ud9hy.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02881s_zpsrhkpm8eo.jpg[/url])


Hmmm...  Would make a great album cover!
: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 24, 2016, 08:01:48 PM

Hmmm...  Would make a great album cover!

right ! the group called Boston did some with flying guitars

and Commander Cody's band, with flying instruments
: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 27, 2016, 02:32:32 AM

I have a few small bottles ("mignonettes") in my stash, and I realized I haven't tried a twin-boom yet

so here is a Flying Boxcar (1/144) with Gentiane
(Tophe, don't be afraid, I didn't even drink it, so the bottle is still full actually  ;D )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/boxcarMignonette-s_zpsl7nsexuk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02894s_zps25udvmeb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02889s_zpssg4ptw6d.jpg)
: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 27, 2016, 09:44:57 PM
here is a Flying Boxcar (1/144) with Gentiane
(Tophe, don't be afraid, I didn't even drink it, so the bottle is still full actually  ;D )
I am not afraid: I am delighted! :-*
: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k February 28, 2016, 12:44:02 AM

I have a few small bottles ("mignonettes") in my stash, and I realized I haven't tried a twin-boom yet

so here is a Flying Boxcar (1/144) with Gentiane

You missed an opportunity to paint it purple!
Looks good, though. Is that the Roden boxcar kit?
: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 28, 2016, 06:57:48 PM
thanks!

yes it is the Roden kit

now I have to find something to use the fuselage ...

: Wellington and violin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 02, 2016, 04:07:30 AM

this plastic violin was supposed to play music with a bit of electronics inside, but it was broken when I found it : maybe for the best, after all, for my ears  ;)

and I had a 1/72 Airfix wellington of the right size so I furthered my experiments in the spirit of this :

(http://waxvinylrecords.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/imported/The-New-Commander-Cody-Band-Rock-And-Roll-Again-LP-Vinyl-Record-261460450113.jpg)

and here it is :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/violon-s_zpsmvbkntkm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02928s_zpsqnzomj5s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02927s_zpstsdz9wa4.jpg)
: Re: Wellington and violin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 02, 2016, 11:22:23 AM
Beautiful!  Perhaps for their next album they should honor the Commander Cody of Republic serials (Radar Men From the Moon et al.) and make spaceships of their instruments?
: Re: Wellington and violin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 04, 2016, 10:38:33 PM

thanks!

music in space is definitely an inspiring topic  ;)
: Re: Wellington and violin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 04, 2016, 11:58:12 PM
Hmm, melody in the skies :icon_music: :-* :icon_music:
: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 05, 2016, 06:55:00 AM
thanks ! but before more music :

I began a series of 2cv hybrids, with different kinds of aircraft : monoplane high wing or low wing, biplane, twin-boom, twin-motor, jet

here is the first one, a 1/43 2cv with a 1/72 Saab 21 (both Heller)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv43-s_zpsfoq2sxgt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02937s_zpsxr654gzp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02935s_zpsfaa7r8hr.jpg)

: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 05, 2016, 03:35:26 PM
VERY beautiful :-* :-*
And I just noticed the slight asymmetry of the propeller, not exactly following the centerline (probably to counter-act torque of the single engine). Congratulations engineer!
And maybe "2cv" is not famous out of France, it means "deux-chevaux-(vapeur)" (to read de-shvo), nick-named "Dodoche" (to read dodosh) ;)
: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ysi_maniac March 05, 2016, 09:00:07 PM
Plausible indeed!
: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 08, 2016, 05:24:11 AM
thanks !

and now one of the 5 diecast 1/32 (? I guess) 2cv

(I bought the lot just to make shipping costs more optimized when buyig something else : you know what I mean, that's how you get a stash full of things you don't need, and didn't actually want ... but at some point it pops up again conveniently enough after all  ;D tell me I am not the only one please  :wacko:)


hybridized with the Alf floatplane from which came the yellow catapult I showed recently


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvAlf-s_zps8xwirkgr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02954s_zpsy20tg6we.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02955s_zps1wghtsd5.jpg)
: Re: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 08, 2016, 12:39:56 PM
Your new flying-2cv is VERY pleasant, thanks!  :-*
Alas it is not my "favourite" one because I love so much twin-boomers that I prefer the yellow one  :-* :-* , sorry.

(I bought the lot just to make shipping costs more optimized when buyig something else : you know what I mean, that's how you get a stash full of things you don't need, and didn't actually want ... but at some point it pops up again conveniently enough after all  ;D tell me I am not the only one please)
Sorry I cannot confirm as I do not buy lots anymore but one model rarely, and only one. But your incredible productiviity needs lots as basis, I understand and I approve you with joy.
: Re: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 09, 2016, 02:43:01 AM

thanks !

I have no other twin-boom 2cv in storage I'm afraid, but I understand your choice of a favorite  ;)




: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 09, 2016, 01:24:33 PM
Thanks for your approval of my taste... ;)

Do you confirm the genius light asymmetry of this yellow diamond?:
And I just noticed the slight asymmetry of the propeller, not exactly following the centerline (probably to counter-act torque of the single engine). Congratulations engineer!
: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 09, 2016, 07:23:13 PM
Thanks for your approval of my taste... ;)

Do you confirm the genius light asymmetry of this yellow diamond?:
And I just noticed the slight asymmetry of the propeller, not exactly following the centerline (probably to counter-act torque of the single engine). Congratulations engineer!

it was unconcious actually  ;)
: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 09, 2016, 08:02:00 PM
it was unconcious actually  ;)
This seems to be Pure Genius: doing marvels without even noticing it, just "as normal"... ;)
: Re: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 10, 2016, 05:52:53 AM
 ;)
: Hawker Hurricane & 2cv (monoplane), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 11, 2016, 03:40:00 AM

now a monoplane, with the Revell 1/72 Hurricane :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvHurricane-s_zpshzjysywu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02973s_zpsxvgtaews.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02974s_zpspqmv0wiq.jpg)

(but I just forgot to paint the rear wheel tyre black)

: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 11, 2016, 02:42:29 PM
Congratulations also for the red one, pleasant addition to the family!

Do you confirm the genius light asymmetry of this yellow diamond?:
And I just noticed the slight asymmetry of the propeller, not exactly following the centerline (probably to counter-act torque of the single engine). Congratulations engineer!

it was unconcious actually  ;)
I have featured your yellow one as a major addition to the History of asymmetric aircraft! (at the temporary end of my site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm) ), without mentioning this angle was not wanted... Thanks again, engineer!
: Re: Hawker Hurricane & 2cv (monoplane), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 13, 2016, 04:51:28 AM


thanks  ;)
: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 14, 2016, 04:42:11 AM

and now to the jet age, with a Mig-15 UTI (ok, the twin seat aspect is not quite visible here)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mig15uti-s_zpszhbkrtuh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02979s_zpscev0jqel.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02980s_zpsbxh0aj1b.jpg)

(the red reacted a bit with the background : uneasy to do a primer on a dark colored preassembled diecast)
: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin March 15, 2016, 02:08:31 AM
 :)
: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 15, 2016, 12:55:01 PM
Oh... not easy for me: if I were not a twin-boom lover, this delicious  :-* new one would be my favourite... :( ;)
: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 17, 2016, 07:00:52 AM


thanks!

for a change, and to get back to the animal hybrids, here is a windmill ostrich :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02943s_zpsxrxghwkx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/autruche-s_zps7b42oenz.jpg)

(with a propeller coming from a 1/32 Ar196 : I have two more ... have to find long necked animals as hosts  :) )
: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 17, 2016, 08:24:55 AM
Cute!  That prop would look good on a suitably-sized giraffe if you can find one.  If you want to go prehistoric, perhaps a brontosaur?
: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 17, 2016, 01:03:18 PM
Wonderful :-*
Pr. Darwin would have validated the sharp nose/spinner with good reasons for sure!
: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin March 17, 2016, 02:13:57 PM
Strikes me as proposal for more natural looking, nature inspired electric power windmill.
: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 18, 2016, 07:36:14 AM
thanks all!

aha, prehistoric longnecks indeed, thanks for the idea!

: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 19, 2016, 04:34:42 PM

another 2cv, this time twing-engined and twin-finned with a Breguet 693 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvBr693-s_zpsfdt05tut.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02999s_zps3772kugv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03004s_zpswqobxbau.jpg)

: Re: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 19, 2016, 06:06:36 PM
One more Beauty!!! :-*
The pilot would feel uneasy to go into its cockpit (or "a little dangerous" if the propeller is turning)... :D
: Re: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 20, 2016, 06:05:51 AM
thanks!


and now the last one of the gang (my 2cv stash is now empty ... ;) )

with the wings of a PZL-11, high-wing seagull monoplane :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvPZL11-s_zpsw715vvnb.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03016s_zpskz3z3qg7.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03017s_zps7ktj8aqv.jpg)


and all together now :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03019s_zpssvnh6azj.jpg)

I still have a few other cars in my stash though ...  :rolleyes:
: Re: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 20, 2016, 09:48:26 AM
One more Beauty!!! :-*
The pilot would feel uneasy to go into its cockpit (or "a little dangerous" if the propeller is turning)... :D
You only start the props after you're in the cockpit and wait until they stop before exiting.
: Re: 2cv & PZL 11, monoplane hi-wing, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 20, 2016, 09:49:24 AM
That cross with the P.11 is the prettiest one, yet, of a gorgeous set.
: Re: 2cv & PZL 11, monoplane hi-wing, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia March 20, 2016, 11:49:51 AM
Yup, hard to go wrong with a PZL  :)
: Re: 2cv & PZL 11, monoplane hi-wing, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 21, 2016, 05:49:52 AM
thanks!

those PZL wings are great indeed : I nearly used those of a Loire 46, but that will come later  ;)

: Re: 2cv & PZL 11, monoplane hi-wing, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 21, 2016, 11:58:49 AM
The 6-pieces collection is VERY wonderful! :-*
I just wonder 2 little détails:
- 3 of them seem to have no propeller/jet, are they sailplanes? :)
- for the PZL, could you tell us more about rear passengers going Inside the cabin? because pylons are joining the door and the wing (is this a folding wing?) ;)
: Re: 2cv & PZL 11, monoplane hi-wing, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 22, 2016, 08:05:38 PM
The 6-pieces collection is VERY wonderful! :-*
I just wonder 2 little détails:
- 3 of them seem to have no propeller/jet, are they sailplanes? :)
- for the PZL, could you tell us more about rear passengers going Inside the cabin? because pylons are joining the door and the wing (is this a folding wing?) ;)

thanks!

propulsion is indeed by sailing and by mental energy  ;)
and access is still possible through the front door, like in a coupé :
in whiff world it remains comfortable  ;D
: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 22, 2016, 08:07:20 PM

One more car for the road :

a Hindustani Ambassador (one of the pearls of Incredible India), with Fairey Swordfish wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ambassador-s_zpso2zyzlem.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03010s_zpsuhelvvug.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03011s_zpsajsuojss.jpg)
: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 23, 2016, 02:08:27 AM
Wow! And with swept wing moreover! Is it supersonic?
: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 25, 2016, 05:27:24 AM
Wow! And with swept wing moreover! Is it supersonic?

in a whiff/indian scale, probably  ;)
: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 25, 2016, 05:36:18 AM

a few more shells :

a tiny 1/200 Kingfisher :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/kingcoq2-s_zpsko2cxbpr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03036s_zpskkqamulm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03037s_zps7h18acpj.jpg)

and a RWD-5 : I left the shell in natural color for a change

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rwd5-s_zpsrhg8n4nv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03028s_zpscshqcwap.jpg)

: Re: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 26, 2016, 03:26:33 AM
 :-* and  :-*
: Re: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 27, 2016, 12:58:33 AM
thanks  ;)


a few more bottles :

the RWD-5 with a tiny bottle of anisette Gras :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mignonettes-s_zpshb8wxxnc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03039s_zpsfu3n7xox.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03044s_zpsbi1ofzsw.jpg)

and the LWS Czapla with a bottle of gin (Beefeater) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lws-s_zps7qwwn0zh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03051s_zpsksvk5gtg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03053s_zpsinpxqyuk.jpg)

: Re: RWD-5 and LWS Czapla & bottles Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 29, 2016, 01:12:52 AM
These nose-sitters greatly enrich the world of VTOL (why were there only tail-sitters with too much simple transition to horizontal flight?) ;) :-* :icon_music:
: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 30, 2016, 04:45:29 AM

nose sitters, that is an invention indeed, I am lucky that you are making me aware of it ;-)


a helicopter variant in the bottles series, using a 1/72 Huey Cobra, and a small spanish wine bottle from a flight on Iberia :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/bouteillemini-s_zpsfzupp6af.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02995s_zpstotjst50.jpg)

: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 31, 2016, 12:23:44 PM
I love this one "also" (or maybe "even more"...) :-*
: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 31, 2016, 11:52:55 PM
 ;)
: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k March 31, 2016, 11:54:11 PM
The Huey looks like a helicopter version of the Stipa-Caproni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stipa-Caproni)
: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 01, 2016, 04:43:23 AM
The Huey looks like a helicopter version of the Stipa-Caproni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stipa-Caproni)

ah yes indeed! I had not thought of it, but now you mention it, it springs to the eye! thanks!
: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 03, 2016, 04:47:17 AM

a new musivcal endeavour, with a vietnamese Dan Nguyet miniature, combined with a HobyBoss Sabre :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/danNguyet-s_zps0dw2bxhy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03057s_zpsovjf6tqx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03059s_zpshmybr4te.jpg)
: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 03, 2016, 09:27:18 PM
 :-* :icon_music: lovely... :icon_music:  :-*
: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 04, 2016, 01:10:54 AM
thanks!
: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 04, 2016, 01:23:26 AM
They blend nicely, though I reckon this would give new meaning to "the wind in the wires".  I wonder if remote actuators could be made to play tunes in flight?
: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 06, 2016, 01:12:56 AM
They blend nicely, though I reckon this would give new meaning to "the wind in the wires".  I wonder if remote actuators could be made to play tunes in flight?

they certainly could  ;)
: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 06, 2016, 01:18:54 AM
some of my previous experiments left me with a number of fuselages (that's what you get when you fit wings to everything). Particularly, some twin booms ...


And then I thought of turtles, bought three of them, and here we go :

P-38, blue :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p38ii-s_zps2jsvzxz2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03094s_zpspp2vddyf.jpg)





Saab-21, yellow :



(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/saab21-s_zpsibftswq5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03124s_zps4rmap84d.jpg)





Sabre, red :



(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/sabreb-s_zpsntpwki1z.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03127s_zpsjymkbj6o.jpg)

: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 06, 2016, 04:20:39 PM
Genius! :-*
: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 07, 2016, 07:04:45 AM
thanks  ;)
: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 12, 2016, 06:39:55 PM

so, with all those wings fit to different things and beasts, I had quite a few spare fuselages for which to find an appropriate destiny.
Here are some of them, grouped in such a way as to bring aeronautic light around us :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03135s_zpsidycv8h9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03134s_zpsyxmqdg0v.jpg)
: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Logan Hartke April 12, 2016, 10:43:02 PM
That's pretty brilliant.

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 13, 2016, 01:51:25 AM
I knew the song "candle in the wind", but these candles are producing wind themselves... ;)
: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 14, 2016, 03:02:26 AM
thanks !
: Blenheim and shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 17, 2016, 02:09:36 AM


another shell hybrid, with a nice 1/200 Blenheim :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/blenheim200-s_zps1fhp8ajo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03300_zpscyj1yjj4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coqblenheim-s_zpszxokelvd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03298s_zpsn2fkg8gi.jpg)

: Re: Blenheim and shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 17, 2016, 05:08:00 PM
I love the red one :-*
For the blue one, I feel puzzled with the antenna: does it prevent the body from retracting home? or another good explanation?
: Re: Blenheim and shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 22, 2016, 11:15:01 PM
the antenna is just like for "natural" snails : flexible, and it comes out to sense the environment ;-)
: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 22, 2016, 11:15:50 PM

two trucks from the Airfix recovery set (I used the crane on a 1/72 seaplane carrier ship ...), transformed into tank trucks, but with a twist :

the first with a spiral twist :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/citerneGidouille-s_zpsdrguif2m.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03072s_zpshpcjd9vz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03071s_zpsvyedovwe.jpg)

the other with a knot twist :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/recovery-s_zpshiq4h7xw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03117s_zpsjbu5ep1x.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03116s_zpsel11bmxm.jpg)

: Re: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 22, 2016, 11:25:46 PM
Ha! Ha! Ha! (French wording for big laugh) :-*
: Re: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin April 23, 2016, 06:33:22 AM
Love them! ;D :)
: Re: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 26, 2016, 03:08:28 AM
thanks !
: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 26, 2016, 03:19:33 AM

I had bought this metal, handicraft tin Mini Traveller, bit didn't know just what to do with it, until I relalized that it could very well be repainted in the livery of the faous Clder BMW from the Le Mans race in 1976.
Mini travellers are so cute, and that livery is so bright, it could only work out well.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mini-traveller-metal-s_zpsgamd4oot.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03313s_zpspejiz0bw.jpg)

Also, I have adapted the Calder schemes for the DC8 and B272 to 1/72 kits, nut these aircraft are not available in that scale so I transfered to, respectively, B707 and Tu 134. And here I do the same kind of transformation to a large scale car  ;)
: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 01, 2016, 02:25:18 AM

another calderization :

I couldn't find a 1/72 B727 or tri-engine jetliner, so I settled for the Tu134, because it has a quite similar overall shape :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tu134-s_zps5txewiih.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03289s_zpsrehpqy3z.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03291s_zpssyi189fq.jpg)
: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k May 01, 2016, 10:09:07 AM
The Calderizations, especially the Tu134 look good. You should try a Mondrian version.
: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 02, 2016, 01:04:50 AM
The Calderizations, especially the Tu134 look good. You should try a Mondrian version.


Thanks!
Mondrian would look good indeed !

I went into Clader because those colors really existed :

(http://airwaysnews.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/727CalderColor_44555840441.jpg)

(http://blog.auto-selection.com/wp-content/gallery/bmw-art-car/Herv%C3%A9-Poulain-et-Alexander-Calder-BMW-art-car.jpg)

(http://i.f1g.fr/media/figaro/300x200/2015/05/26/XVMe3e591a2-ffda-11e4-ad3e-abe1804f957f-300x200.jpg)
: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 02, 2016, 11:31:04 AM
I went into Clader because those colors really existed :
And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)
: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle May 02, 2016, 11:49:48 AM
I went into Clader because those colors really existed :
And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)
Yes!
: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 02, 2016, 06:40:03 PM
I went into Clader because those colors really existed :
And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)

I personally do like Calder  ;) and I came back to modelling, after having stopped for many years, because I wanted to try to map his pattern for DC8 on a 1/72 B707  ;D

: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 02, 2016, 10:23:03 PM
And for this weird Tupolev, would you say that the Russians took the Best of the West, or the Worst of the West? ;)
Yes!
I asked A or else B and got as answer: Yes... Ahem, I will not precise my question as "A and not B" or else "B and not A", because I guess the answer will still be Yes! this is funny as this model, just the right answer applying to it... ;)
: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 05, 2016, 04:27:42 AM

who told me something about the Buccaneeer associated with a Coke bottle?

it ran through my mind, and came out, when I extracted from my stash a Revell/Matchbox Buccaneer and a metal bottle of Coke, in the form of this hybrid :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cocametal-s_zpstrbqhhqi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03614s_zpsg7lp5sf0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03618s_zps2ztwzrev.jpg)


the cokckpit, by the way, is from a TA4 Skyhawk I floatplanized some time ago.
: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 05, 2016, 04:48:21 PM
Great! A very fat man/woman could pilot it!  ;)
: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin May 05, 2016, 05:04:16 PM
To quote a term used in aviation circles - "Looks a bit draggy."
: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 06, 2016, 04:42:15 AM
 ;)
: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher May 06, 2016, 05:21:47 AM
To quote a term used in aviation circles - "Looks a bit draggy."

and all bottled up.

I'll get me coat...

Brian da Basher
: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 06, 2016, 04:16:27 PM
 ;) ;)
: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 08, 2016, 08:33:04 PM
here is what the Buccaneer fuselage became, with wings from the spares box, coming from a Twin Otter
(I still have a fuselage to deal with ...  ;D)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer-s_zpshn4squb1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03622s_zpst01tgflo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03625s_zpsgjjwlt4j.jpg)

: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher May 08, 2016, 09:17:44 PM
You continue to impress me with that most challenging of colors, the Dreaded Yellow.

I can only tip my hat to the outstanding result you achieve! What kind of paint did you use and do you have any additional tips or suggestions?

Well done and a very nice compliment to my Sunday morning coffee!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin May 09, 2016, 03:08:50 AM
I like! :)
: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 09, 2016, 03:57:21 AM


thanks!

the yellow is humbrol enamel 69 applied with a simple brush : I am not always as lucky as here  ;)
In this particular case the plastic of both Boccanneer and Twin Otter, Revell reboxings of Matchbox, were light grey, which is the best for yellow. A too clear or white background shows brushstrokes, and dark backgrounds look through ...
Maybe the ultimate tip is to have a light grey primer?

: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher May 11, 2016, 06:25:08 AM
Many thanks for sharing your secrets to the Dreaded Yellow, ericr!

Unfortunately, I use acrylics, so I may stay challenged. My own research shows that a light gray primer (model masters) works better than either tan or white. One day I should see how sand (lighter than tan) works. I've taken to pouring off a fair bit of excess carrier which seems to help, but I'm not so sure how this info will translate over into the very different world of Enamels.

Gratefully,
Brian da Basher

: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 20, 2016, 10:47:50 PM

I found this cheap Williams Renault and thought something could come out of it :
I improved it by fitting wings from a F-5 (ok, not very long ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/williams-s_zpsejikpssn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03665s_zpsdrp09i8c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03661s_zpsu1coizid.jpg)

: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 21, 2016, 12:16:31 AM
Wonderful! I love! :-*
: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 22, 2016, 06:13:22 PM
thanks !
: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher May 23, 2016, 02:17:50 AM
It wouldn't surprise me to see something like this at the Indianapolis 500 some day.

Great outside-the-box thinking!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: CiTrus90 May 23, 2016, 11:00:10 PM
Should have been a Red Bull F1 rather than a Williams car, 'cause...

...you know...

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/yecNfo1eH58/hqdefault.jpg)

Aaaaand, I'll get my coat...

Regards

P.S.
Beautiful Twin Otter Buccaneer!
: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 24, 2016, 02:36:01 AM
thanks a lot!


a Red Bull car would have been nice indeed  ;)
I took this one essentially because there was a sale and it was cheap  ;D
: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 25, 2016, 03:23:10 AM

a firefighter's union : a 1/72 Bronco wings on a 1/43 Renault 4 fourgonette :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/4L43-s_zpspfawfmce.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03670s_zpsfwhfbxsu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03673s_zpsckdhzcbp.jpg)

the Renault 4 deco is untouched from the original  ;)
: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher May 25, 2016, 03:26:10 AM
I think this one may be my favorite of yours yet, eric!

A flying fire truck is truly inspired and that's one clean, smooth build!

Brian da Basher
: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin May 25, 2016, 03:28:14 AM
 :)
: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 25, 2016, 11:06:22 AM
I think this one may be my favorite of yours yet, eric!
Maybe the same feeling here in my mind:  :-* :-* :-*
(twin-boom and firefighting hero and weird flying car, all at once, wow...)
: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle May 25, 2016, 11:27:53 AM
I think this one may be my favorite of yours yet, eric!
Agreed!  It really looks of a whole and everything fits together beautifully.
: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Acree May 26, 2016, 12:51:05 AM
Me, too!  It actually looks like a "practical" flying car. Reminds me of the Ford Pinto with Cessna Sky aster wings and rear engine. The AVE Mizar seen here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVE_Mizar
: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 26, 2016, 04:28:57 AM

thank you all very much !

It did indeed fit very nicely, and the 1/43 4L was a die-cast with nice details which I was happy to keep, and its red fit very well with my usual Humbrol 019 gloss enamel red  ;)

thanks for the reference to the Ford/Cessna hybrid : I had seen some pictures of it, and it sure is an influence to me
: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 01, 2016, 01:28:33 AM

nothing flying this time, but a hybrid indeed with a party blower :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/t55-s_zpsuza1vldp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03687s_zps5qroj82j.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03693s_zpsxrsybo2u.jpg)

: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 01, 2016, 02:00:08 AM
Usually I hate tanks, but I mean killing tanks, your one is SO different... and I like this one (only) ;)
: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ChernayaAkula June 01, 2016, 03:56:33 AM
That is hilarious!  ;D
Does it work? I suppose you could hook it up to an air source and operate it with a remote switch. Would be a funny thing to do at a model show.  ;D
: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 01, 2016, 10:58:25 AM
That is hilarious!  ;D
Does it work? I suppose you could hook it up to an air source and operate it with a remote switch. Would be a funny thing to do at a model show.  ;D
I am not sure: this is so much heretical that it could generate violence from other modellers feeling like insulted... ;)
: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k June 01, 2016, 12:32:51 PM
The tank is great! You could add an "unused" party favor in the rear, where the external fuel tanks would go.
: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 01, 2016, 05:12:21 PM

thanks all !

there is a slight trick actually : the rolled and the extended ones are two different ones I can fit on the tank : there is no air supply  ;)
: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia June 02, 2016, 07:47:12 AM
Hilarious  ;D  And what victory parade would be complete without hybrid heavy armour brandishing party blowers?
: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Volkodav June 02, 2016, 09:41:03 PM
I could really see that being set up on the edge of the Korean demilitarised zone and blowing every hour on the hour.
: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 04, 2016, 03:15:24 AM
thanx !
: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 04, 2016, 04:08:24 AM

(http://www.saluzzishrc.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/flying_teapot_front.jpg)

it was just too tempting for me, so I bought a teapot, and a fitting AS350 Écureuil from Heller, 1/48

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/theiere-s_zpssegjajgl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03702s_zps4rksegi4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03704s_zpsykj1976z.jpg)

: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Weaver June 04, 2016, 06:36:25 AM
Hilarious  ;D  And what victory parade would be complete without hybrid heavy armour brandishing party blowers?

You could see them all parading past Kim Jong-Un with their commanders stood stright up in the hatches saluting while the tanks blow their blowers at the same time. The Supreme Leader would wait a moment, and then take the salute by quietly raising a hand-made gold and silk blower of his own and blowing it in a dignified and restrained way. The scheduled spontaneous applause would then commence....
: Re: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Weaver June 04, 2016, 06:43:46 AM
it was just too tempting for me, so I bought a teapot, and a fitting AS350 Écureuil from Heller, 1/48
([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/theiere-s_zpssegjajgl.jpg[/url])


That made me laugh so hard while wishing I could show it to my late uncle Doug. He was notorious in the family for drinking gallons of tea: you could imagine this thing hovering around after him with emergency tea for any occasion.

When Doug used to come to our house, mum would have a cup of tea ready for him. He'd drain it in one swig every time and say 'fill up Middy" to get a refill. One time, Mum managed to get a novelty huge teacup that held a whole pint of tea, so for a laugh, she waiting until he arrived, then put it on the doorstep for him. he drained it in one swig and said 'fill up Middy...."  ;D
: Re: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR June 04, 2016, 07:04:27 AM
This is quite impressive !
Weaver,now I can go to bed with a smile on my face  ;D       thanks
: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 05, 2016, 03:14:23 PM
Dear ericr, you should win a contract of € billion (from Aerospatiale, now EADS?) for having invented the best marketing toy/gift EVER! :-*
(if I were the top-manager of EADS, I would sign the bank-order immediately, and with much joy)
: Re: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 06, 2016, 01:35:26 PM

thanks all !
: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 06, 2016, 01:40:33 PM

and now the other part of the helicopter, adapted as an aerosled (with a P38 propeller) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ecureuil-s_zpsnwuyh0ea.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03724s_zpsbfxnqcru.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03725s_zpsxsxbmobf.jpg)
: Re: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR June 06, 2016, 05:09:33 PM
Oh yes,this is a very good idea,I like it alot !!!
: Re: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 07, 2016, 12:55:45 AM
Wonderful new machine! :-*
But I did not know the word aerosled, and Google Translate failed to translate it in our French. Fortunately Google Search with Wikipedia explained me this is a snowmobile (no need of wheels nor wings all right!), and the French Wikipedia said this is aerosan in French (a word I had never heard). This is a double miracle, as so pleasant a silhouette and enriching my vocabulary. ;)
: Re: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin June 07, 2016, 03:47:08 AM
 :)
: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 08, 2016, 05:54:48 AM

thanks all! I appreciate your appreciation !

another helicopter submitted to this transformation
(my stash is getting smaller and smaller !  ;D )
is a bit more sturdy-looking, and of russian origin :
the Mi-2

as a flying teapot (with an Aladdin-like style)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/theiere2-s_zps4ahxe2ca.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03711s_zpsq1bxkzpu.jpg)

and as an aerosled (with skis from a Twin Otter : my spares box is also getting smaller) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mi2-s_zpsvm8nq0lv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03718s_zpsqo60kjys.jpg)

: Re: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 08, 2016, 08:44:35 AM
Great!
Eric, you are the inventor of so many wonderful new collections :-*
: Re: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick June 08, 2016, 09:39:00 AM
I can imagine these aerosleds running research missions across the ice and snow of Antartica.
: Re: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 09, 2016, 11:07:51 PM
thanks !
: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 10, 2016, 07:59:17 PM

more party blowers :
I have a stock of 1/72 PM Models F(S's and F5B/T38's, several tens, I got them for very cheap, and I distill them in various adventures ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/t38-s_zpsmmmhxcag.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03822s_zpswxpk09tt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03821s_zpslqmwcisq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03825s_zpsitg8ingm.jpg)

: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR June 10, 2016, 08:11:28 PM
It looks like we have a Romanian aerobatic team  here ;D
Nice
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Volkodav June 10, 2016, 08:55:23 PM
Have the jet pipes been drilled out so the blowers are still operable?
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 June 10, 2016, 09:31:06 PM
the party blowers are a fantastic idea, I also love a lot the aerosledges...

Antonio
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 June 10, 2016, 09:31:27 PM
Have the jet pipes been drilled out so the blowers are still operable?

...same curiosity here!
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick June 11, 2016, 01:51:21 AM
Interesting diorama possibilities! Attach an air hose fittings and scare people!
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 11, 2016, 11:55:39 AM
Thanks for considering models of military aircraft like funny toys, rather than killers reproduction... ;)
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 13, 2016, 03:38:53 AM

thanks all!

the idea of having an air supply is certainly excellent, but, as for the tank shown before in this thread, this is only a proptotype, not fully equipped : if anyone feels inspired by a "dynamic" version, please go ahead !  ;D

: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 13, 2016, 09:50:00 PM
*chuckle* I keep seeing these as party favors for a party thrown by Northrop to celebrate a major sale.
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 18, 2016, 06:21:03 PM
*chuckle* I keep seeing these as party favors for a party thrown by Northrop to celebrate a major sale.
if "favors" mean "gift toys", I agree completely, ericr should be the boss of Marketing department in several aircraft companies...
: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 19, 2016, 05:05:23 AM

thanks again !  ;D
: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 19, 2016, 05:06:32 AM

another set of fuselages, taken from twin-engines, and assembled as a candelabre

Bronco, Br693, Boxcar, PZL37, Twin Otter

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03699s_zpsy4zc8a5n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/bronco-s_zpsol3wty6u.jpg)

: Re: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 21, 2016, 11:55:35 AM
Lovely! :-*
: Re: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 23, 2016, 07:53:01 PM
thanks !
: Re: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 24, 2016, 12:44:51 AM
You really need sets of LED's, to simulate a flickering effect, in each cockpit and, where appropriate, navigator position.  Beautiful work!
: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 27, 2016, 02:14:02 PM
maybe you remember this one?


for a change, and to get back to the animal hybrids, here is a windmill ostrich :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02943s_zpsxrxghwkx.jpg[/url])

(with a propeller coming from a 1/32 Ar196 : I have two more ... have to find long necked animals as hosts  :) )


here is a companion : the flamingo :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flamant-s_zpsrbqjpp35.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03875s_zpsr0hntsv8.jpg)

a giraffe is just following, most obviously
: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR June 27, 2016, 07:11:40 PM
 ;D Niiiice !
: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 28, 2016, 12:44:44 AM
lovely also, what a zoo/airfield... ;)
: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 29, 2016, 01:53:41 PM

thanks !!
: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia June 30, 2016, 11:03:28 AM
The windmill ostrich and flamingo are brilliant!  :)
: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 02, 2016, 05:17:43 PM

thanks a lot! the giraffe is coming soon!
(guess the color ;-) )
: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 07, 2016, 03:22:44 AM

here she comes :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/girafe-s_zpsmlzl7psu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03920s_zpsgbkhjrw8.jpg)

: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 07, 2016, 10:44:54 AM
Tilts it's head up and takes off straight up.  Nice!
: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 07, 2016, 11:13:33 AM
Nice!
And Pr Darwin would have approved: the long neck of the giraffe provide a better ground clearance thus adaptive advantage...
: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 08, 2016, 04:48:38 AM
There's something about that rotor-assisted giraffe that just gets me. Not only is it amusing, but also very well balanced!

Brian da Basher
: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 08, 2016, 04:49:56 AM
 ;D

the propeller is from a tilt-rotor Osprey by the way
: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 08, 2016, 11:02:38 AM
a VTOL giraffe, of course! ;)
: Ariane 4 & a knot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 15, 2016, 03:45:53 AM


a while ago I showed a knot in a tank truck :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg106452#msg106452 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg106452#msg106452)

now it is the turn of a rocket :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ariane4-s_zpsqpxjtiez.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03957s_zps9mrfinzz.jpg)

from the Revell 1/144 kit, which was done OOB, nearly normally

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03948s_zpsuybvtpga.jpg)

: Re: Ariane 4 & a knot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 15, 2016, 01:46:36 PM
Eric, be careful: here in France, you may be sent to jail for lack of industrial patriotism... if you had done that hilarious knot on a (ridiculous) US rocket, you would have got a honour medal, but for a proud Arianne, you may be condemned... ;)
: Re: Ariane 4 & a knot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin July 16, 2016, 03:25:42 AM
I love it!  "Kourou...we have a problem..." ;)
: Re: Ariane 4 & a knot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 19, 2016, 02:13:46 AM
thanks a lot!

and now for something different :

a tribute to the DS featured in the Fantomas movie :

(http://www.avionslegendaires.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DS-Fantomas_IMDB.jpg)

done in yellow

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ds-s_zpscjww92o8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03963s_zps9ahbeiys.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03964s_zpsgokym6ma.jpg)
: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin July 19, 2016, 05:41:03 AM
 :)
: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 29, 2016, 03:00:14 PM
Belated congratulations! :-*
: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 01, 2016, 03:49:20 AM
thanks!
: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 01, 2016, 04:05:36 AM

I stumbled upon this on the web somewhere :
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/83e6c3db439254f66ce160af7379ad4d_zpsk25w75cp.jpg)

and it gave me ideas, with other car kits :

the Peugeot 203, in red

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/203bateau-s_zpstcmya7bo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03994s_zpsdxsrygra.jpg)

and the Peugeot 403, in blue

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/403bateau-s_zps7bro8fsk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03989s_zpsukqcx9gh.jpg)

both 1/43, combined with a 1/35 pontoon (german, by Bronco Models IIRC)
: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 01, 2016, 10:48:39 AM
Wow! :-*
: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 08, 2016, 06:50:21 AM
thanks !  ;)
: brachiosaurus wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 23, 2016, 03:22:39 AM

if you remember the ostrich (yellow), flamingo (blue) and giraffe (red) previously featured here, here is, going back into history and even prehistory, the brachiosaurus windmill :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/brachiosaure-s_zpsfgg7tgla.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04208_zpscg310hww.jpg)

(and it is not finished  :wacko: time travel continues ...)
: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 23, 2016, 02:06:14 PM
Wow! :-*
while... I have asked my son (7 year-old), the dinosaur expert of the family, and he answered "this is not truth"... ;) with a smile...
: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 25, 2016, 06:12:39 AM
Wow! :-*
while... I have asked my son (7 year-old), the dinosaur expert of the family, and he answered "this is not truth"... ;) with a smile...

indeed, it is not "truth" that it is, it is whiff  ;D
: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 02, 2016, 07:41:08 PM

so, long before dinosaurs, there were dragons, and hydras, with multiple propellers !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04233s_zps52avbmo9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dragon2tetes-s_zpsymieyksi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/hydre-s_zpsgxevpc21.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04333s_zpspngbf55j.jpg)
: Re: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 03, 2016, 02:32:56 AM
Loving twin-boomers, I prefer the 2-head one, but both are incredible & nice! :-*
: Re: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 04, 2016, 04:28:24 AM

thanks!
: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 09, 2016, 04:16:38 AM

with the remaining airframes of 1/350 Ro.43 and MB411, after stealing their floats for other purposes, I did something insect-like, like in the past with fly-tape or a glass, but this time with a flower (1:1, injection plastic, from Ikea):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04218s_zps9nhtayic.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/fleur-s_zpse4hmernm.jpg)

: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 10, 2016, 12:19:06 AM
This is completing your incredible collection of animal-planes, great!
: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 10, 2016, 03:03:04 AM

thanks !

and it is not finished ...
: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 10, 2016, 12:34:17 PM
and it is not finished ...
Oh, Lord... :-\ >:D ;)
: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 11, 2016, 04:13:03 AM

remember this ?


here is what the Buccaneer fuselage became, with wings from the spares box, coming from a Twin Otter

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer-s_zpshn4squb1.jpg[/url])



I was so tempted to try the reciprocal, that I found cheap sales boxes of the former Matchbox, now Revell kits, and here is the
Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer2-s_zpsz3hh0b6n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04401s_zpsqg2ec8ff.jpg)
: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 11, 2016, 05:11:49 AM
 :)
: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper September 11, 2016, 09:11:44 AM
I really like the Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings!!  :) :)
: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 11, 2016, 10:07:23 AM
Wonderful! So unusual! :-*
I wondered: why such a shape is so unusual in "Real World"? Then I found the answer, maybe: it seems there is no room for a door to enter in the fuselage... ??? ;)
: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper September 11, 2016, 10:09:54 AM
Is there not a door under the rear fuselage with a set of air stairs?
: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 11, 2016, 11:50:15 AM
a door under the rear fuselage with a set of air stairs?
Thanks to the engineering (and marketing?) department(s)...
: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 11, 2016, 08:17:39 PM
thanks all !

Wonderful! So unusual! :-*
I wondered: why such a shape is so unusual in "Real World"? Then I found the answer, maybe: it seems there is no room for a door to enter in the fuselage... ??? ;)

aha, I thought someone would notice  ;D
I said to myself that the designers, used to military aircraft, had no sense of comfort for passengers ...
thank you for proposing the door under the rear fuselage, I guess it is the most plausible answer  ;)

: Buccaneer fuselage racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 13, 2016, 03:32:39 PM

so I had this fuselage remaining, and had to think of a backing story :

here is a kind of salt lake racer, but not only meant for speed, but also for endurance : therefore
1 - it runs in wide circles (with fixed front wheels slightly turning), and
2 - a refueling device, so that from time to time it slows down a bit to enable a tanker to refuel it, before speeding up again.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer3-s_zpsackdoucn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04414s_zps9hhow1ei.jpg)
: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 13, 2016, 11:01:09 PM
 :-* With a reason for such a machine moreover! :-* :-\ ;)
: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick September 14, 2016, 12:50:24 AM
Nice work! I can see it zooming across the salt flats!
: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat September 14, 2016, 02:31:20 AM
Nice job on the Canopy masking! Beautiful blue color  :-*
: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 14, 2016, 11:09:15 AM

thanks all !
: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle September 18, 2016, 08:45:32 AM
Beautiful!!  The refueling vehicle is either an aircraft flying low, or one really tricked out and over-powered truck.  Either could make an interesting diorama.
: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 18, 2016, 10:25:24 PM

thanks !

the refueller is indeed a challenge ... I'll try and see what I can devise ...

it doesn't need to be as fast as the racer, which can slow down a bit while being refuelled
: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 18, 2016, 10:34:15 PM

in the same vein of rebuilding, from an aircraft fuselage, a wheeled vehicle that can roam about in deserts and the like :

this is a P-61 (1/48) with the wheels of a VW minibus (1/24) :
it still needs the ladders to climb in, and has a nice large trunk at the bottom (for smuggling?),
as well as an orientable observation turret on top, and shallow horizontal lateral window.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P61bus-s_zpsb37q77rs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04419s_zpsqzo2gbzk.jpg)
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 18, 2016, 10:50:24 PM
Mar-vel-lous!!! :-* :-*
(And I hope you have not thrown to the garbage :( the precious booms but prepared something with them ??? ;)
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Logan Hartke September 19, 2016, 01:19:11 AM
That thing is awesome!

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k September 19, 2016, 02:08:14 AM
This is great! I can just imagine it racing across the desert..
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick September 19, 2016, 02:59:20 AM
Your imagination is out of this world!!!!
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 19, 2016, 06:21:35 AM


thanks a lot !
your appreciagtion is very motivating, for new adventures  ;)

and don't worry about the booms, they will (of course!) soon re-appear, transformed into something ...
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle September 19, 2016, 06:35:38 AM


thanks a lot !
your appreciagtion is very motivating, for new adventures  ;)

and don't worry about the booms, they will (of course!) soon re-appear, transformed into something ...
I keep thinking that used with the rest of the VW minibus, the booms and wings would make a nice "airbus".
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR September 19, 2016, 06:03:09 PM
Excellent !I LOVE airplanes converted into cars  :-* :-* :-*
: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 20, 2016, 03:38:53 AM

ah ! the minibus is being used elswhere already, so the boom will have to be fitted to something else ...
: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 23, 2016, 10:03:29 AM

still inspired by this picture I found by chance on the net :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/83e6c3db439254f66ce160af7379ad4d_zpsk25w75cp.jpg)

I grabbed a VW bus (1/24) and a "Power Boat" I bought ages ago for cheap, both from Revell

and here is the mix :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/VwBus-s_zps87kxjfzn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04431s_zpsqeweb71f.jpg)


at the back there still is an access to the inside of the boat, with two side windows for maneuvering in harbours
: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 23, 2016, 10:17:59 AM
Good! So "Real"... :-*
: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin September 23, 2016, 10:46:58 AM
Novel build.  Good use of the kits  :)
: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 24, 2016, 03:50:05 AM

thanks!
: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 24, 2016, 06:19:28 AM
 :)
: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher September 24, 2016, 10:18:47 PM
Wow that's wonderfully different!

Love the yellow!

Brian da Basher
: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 25, 2016, 07:46:42 PM
thanxalot !
: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 09, 2016, 10:59:46 AM

so I found that cheap 1/48 black widow, nice kit, of which you saw the fuselage in red recently above,
(and I just bought anohter one, aha ...)
and I found nice set of 5 1/1 plastic/foam bananas, quite realistically shaped
(and I am tempted to buy another set, as ideas are flowing in ...)
and a twin-boom banana has something to it I should say

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p61-s_zpseo92ijpu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04520s_zpskokrfh3j.jpg)


I had to work quite a bit on the weight in the nose (i.e., babana tip)  to avoid tail-sitting
: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 09, 2016, 12:00:36 PM
Marvelous! In French we say "c'est à croquer", with the double meaning "lovely to adore/to eat"... ;)
: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 11, 2016, 01:05:34 AM

thanks !

I have several of those bananas ... watch out
: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin October 11, 2016, 03:46:01 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f2/53/42/f253429d1363acbd1e2149cab39bbcd7.gif)
: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher October 13, 2016, 03:21:59 AM
"Sometimes a banana is just a banana."
- S. Freud

That's quite a flight of fancy there and you've got a good eye for figuring out which aircraft work with what animals/fruits/vegetables/other misc. items!

I smile every time I see a yellow color scheme. That hue challenges me to no end.

Nice work!

Brian da Basher
: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 13, 2016, 04:50:10 AM

thanks a lot ! yellow is bright indeed  ;D
: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 15, 2016, 02:57:31 AM
another Twin Otter (it is a nice kit, cheap, and each time you get a nice pair of floats to whiff with)
and another banana (it was a set of five I bought, and I am actually tempted by a second one)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter2-s_zps2zik2puv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04529s_zpsslsusfew.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04530s_zpsqlyt73yz.jpg)
: Re: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 16, 2016, 11:45:12 PM
Great! So good again! :-*
Sorry: if I do not say "this is better and better", it is because the twin-boomer came first... ;)
: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 18, 2016, 12:36:51 AM


a banana in space!

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttle144-s_zpsuixlunjf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04552s_zpsevbo6fzl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04554s_zpsjk4vzgje.jpg)

I cheated a bit, by allowing for extended wheels and at the same time putting it on the booster ;-) because both views are nice

The shuttle is an Academy 1/144 (of which I had some cheap copies, still one left ...)

: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 18, 2016, 12:28:36 PM
With the heat coming down to earth, the banana would be cooked, good! ;)
: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi October 18, 2016, 01:58:50 PM
Bananae Frites ?!?
: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher October 19, 2016, 01:38:02 AM
I'm beginning to think eric has some sort of hypnotic influence. The other day I bought a bunch of banana bread for no earthly reason.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 19, 2016, 03:54:52 AM
a psychedelic influence ?  ;D

and it is not finished : I am designing a whole suite of aircraft across the ages (wait and see, more to come ;-) )
: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat October 19, 2016, 04:14:05 AM
I like the use of all 3 colors on the banana shuttle!
: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 19, 2016, 12:18:01 PM
a psychedelic influence ?  ;D
Yes! Look at the proof: this morning, for no reason at all, I designed Lightning with nuclear jets, and the pilot was endangered by the rays so the Girafning version was better, then... a Banananing variant came into my mind, why??? ;)
: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 20, 2016, 03:54:47 AM

bananas and giraffes? I might get influenced in return  ;D
: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 21, 2016, 10:42:35 PM

there are not only bananas in life :

"this is not a pipe" (as Magritte once said) but made of one, with elements from a Mi-1 helicopter in 1/72 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pipe-s_zpsnth8dxjp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04559s_zpsuv2o2szj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04560s_zps5cldshxr.jpg)

as most of you will have promptly noticed, appropriate weighting in order to avoid tail-sitting
involved a quite delicate front wheel placement
: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin October 22, 2016, 04:15:25 AM
 :)
: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 22, 2016, 05:38:27 PM
The rotor seems crazily logic: to dilute the tobacco fume into the air... :-* ;)
: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 22, 2016, 06:44:50 PM

thanks  ;)
: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle October 23, 2016, 09:30:23 AM
*laughs softly* Beautiful adaptation of a pipe for a novel item.  I wonder if this could be an icon for "pipe dream"?
: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia October 23, 2016, 11:24:54 AM
... this could be an icon for "pipe dream"?

 ;D
: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 24, 2016, 06:33:53 PM
... this could be an icon for "pipe dream"?

 ;D

I didn't know that expressions, but google tells me :

pipe dream
noun: pipe dream; plural noun: pipe dreams; noun: pipedream; plural noun: pipedreams
    an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme.
    "free trade in international aviation will remain a pipe dream"

which is essentially another definition of Whiff, isn't it?  ;)

: Camel & biplane banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 25, 2016, 05:33:07 AM

more bananas :

a 1/28 Sopwith Camel (I am busy lowering my stash level ...)
and a banana, because I wanted to see how it could look as a biplane

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/camel28-s_zpsu7wucaz1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04569s_zpszshx1eaf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04570s_zpsegkaahp2.jpg)

: Re: Camel & biplane banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 27, 2016, 01:03:39 AM
This is very logical (thus perfect): at a time when aerodynamics was not mandatory, a curved fuselage was very possible... ;)
: Re: Camel & biplane banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 27, 2016, 04:21:00 AM
 ;)
: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 03, 2016, 04:07:35 AM

the other half of the 1/28 Camel had to have a life, and in my qtash I had this Revell wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings for manned flight :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vinci-s_zps61b8oyoc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04578s_zpsak8pdzwl.jpg)

: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin November 03, 2016, 05:43:40 AM
Perfect combo of those two kits.
Build flows together so well. :)
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 03, 2016, 11:44:18 AM
This is/was a perfect bat/bird/machine... :-* Words are not good enough to describe your genius inventions...
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin November 03, 2016, 02:25:53 PM
Could this be the first "Bat Plane" ?
Before Batman switched to a jet.
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher November 03, 2016, 04:39:24 PM
Could this be the first "Bat Plane" ?
Before Batman switched to a jet.

That was my first thought too!

Would look great in black. Looks very appealing in blue!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 03, 2016, 06:41:02 PM
thanks all!


it does look a bit like a Batman thing indeed  ;)
but da Vinci's design predates the comics quite a bit  ;D

 
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin November 04, 2016, 02:42:46 AM
 :)
: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 08, 2016, 06:20:38 AM

I had one B727 in 1/100 from VEB/Plasticart left, and I used the fuselage and wings for something else (coming soon), so here I was with the extremities ... and then  I remembered about a picture seen on the internet (but where?) and did this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b727-s_zpslaxvfhur.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04607s_zpsdqzby63v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04610s_zpsa1vhu1bi.jpg)

the single wheel gives a certain impression of lightness, a bit like for a half P-38 (laterally) I did some years ago ...

: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat November 08, 2016, 07:29:42 AM
It reminds me of the fun ships on Futurama! Very cool.

Bat plane is a beautiful thing :-*
: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 08, 2016, 12:52:12 PM
Very beautiful (and very fast for sure) yellow biz-jet!  :-*
Congratulations!
: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 10, 2016, 05:51:26 AM


thanx !
: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher November 10, 2016, 07:56:21 AM
That's really neat! Yellow is the perfect color for it too.

I've seen that bit of photoshop you mentioned. Can't recall where nor do I remember seeing anyone do this in plastic before.

Nice one!

Brian da Basher

P.S. This makes me think of a bit of my childhood. My mom's favorite color was yellow. When we played board games, she said she'd be any color but would move the yellow piece anyway. She was always yellow.
: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 10, 2016, 01:15:52 PM
I love yellow in ericr models while in our country (him and me), yellow has a bad reputation. We say "jaune cocu" meaning this is the color of a husband whose wife has a secret lover...
: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 12, 2016, 02:20:47 AM

thanx!
: **MOVED** Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 13, 2016, 07:05:43 PM

the other half of the 1/28 Camel had to have a life, and in my qtash I had this Revell wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings for manned flight :




I just couldn't resist, because any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats (or a hull) :
the latter comes from an old three masted "Hamphitrite" by Heller, and the side floats are fuel barrels from two 1/48 P-61 from Revell.
And therefore this topic is **MOVED** to another appropriate thread of mine :
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5391.msg117687 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5391.msg117687)
wher you can see more of this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/vinci-s_zpss41ku8lj.jpg)
: Re: **MOVED** Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat November 14, 2016, 03:22:37 AM
great plane!!

thought of you:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMkx4bbhlx3/?taken-by=designboom&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BMkx4bbhlx3/?taken-by=designboom&hl=en)
: Re: **MOVED** Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 15, 2016, 03:31:04 PM
thanks !

great plane!!

thought of you:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMkx4bbhlx3/?taken-by=designboom&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BMkx4bbhlx3/?taken-by=designboom&hl=en)

great indeed!
I would be tempted to make a model of this, maybe using some plastic/rubber gardening pipe?

: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 17, 2016, 09:06:43 PM

One more banana, airliner this time with the middle part of the previously shortened B727 (1/100 Plasticart/VEB) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b727banane-s_zpsb5baylrm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04620s_zpssygyue4d.jpg)

: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 18, 2016, 12:23:16 AM
Nice! (once more, and this may be one of my favourite banana-planes...)
: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 19, 2016, 02:40:44 AM

thanx!
: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher November 20, 2016, 12:57:47 PM
I've got to admit, this bright, banana Boeing really made my day!

Many thanks for the smile of delight, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 21, 2016, 01:50:44 AM
thanks for liking it !

I've got to admit, this bright, banana Boeing really made my day!

Many thanks for the smile of delight, eric!

Brian da Basher
: three-masted chartreuse slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 22, 2016, 03:52:07 AM

the other half of the Amphitrite three-masted ship,
of which the hull was used for the da Vinci Camel here :
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5391.msg117687#msg117687 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5391.msg117687#msg117687)
has found its way to the other half of the pair of chartreuse slippers used a a Space Shuttle alternative shown here before:
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02421s_zpsmhpyanv4.jpg)


and here is the result :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04640s_zpsrtwlkhan.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/3mats-s_zpshi6pp16u.jpg)

(travelling is fine, but you may prize to your comfort, wouldn't you?)
: Re: three-masted chartreuse slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper November 22, 2016, 04:24:00 AM
Is this Sloop know as the HMS Slipper?  ;D
: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 25, 2016, 04:47:58 AM

not quite exactly a whif, since I was inspired by this, to which I just couldn't resist :

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/55/21/49/5521498a8ef430a165ad27850cf418a2.jpg)

and from a 1/43 2cv from Heller, and a diecast combi :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv43-s_zpsvdaepjqr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04660s_zpsobofdjzi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04661s_zpsnnwkxk9n.jpg)
: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle November 25, 2016, 06:42:30 AM
Cute!  And that gives you loft space for when you go camping.
: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 25, 2016, 11:51:11 AM
Yes, good!
Just a question: to reach the seats above (or to go down from them), do you need external ladders (that are folded inside during travel?) or is there internal stairs inside the lower compartment? ??? ;)
: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle November 25, 2016, 12:13:39 PM
I reckon that depends on whether or not the Kombi you used has a sunroof.  If it does, there's probably an internal ladder.  Alternatively, if it doesn't, I could see an external ladder unfolding from the back door of the 2CV when the vehicle is at rest.
: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 27, 2016, 03:29:21 AM
thanks !

a few technical mysteries maybe, so after all it is a whif ;-)

: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 01, 2016, 07:47:28 PM

After the flying teapot helicopters shown previously in this thread, I try this oriental lamp, coupled with a Cobra :
a bit of magic ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/aladin-s_zpsxqumnmao.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04684s_zpsbn315vaw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04686s_zpsvop4i2vl.jpg)
: Re: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper December 01, 2016, 09:43:34 PM
Cool. Can I make 3 modeling wishes?  ;D
: Re: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 02, 2016, 12:20:04 AM
Wow! It seems even more powerful than the original one (helicopter-less)...
: Re: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 03, 2016, 06:09:09 AM

thanks !

make wishes indeed, who knows, it might work  ;)
: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 08, 2016, 12:14:18 AM


one more plastic foam banana, this time powered by a Buccaneer
(remember that the Matchbox/Revell one has engines and wings easy to detach and reuse elsewhere  ;) )
the fit went very nicely and easily

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer4-s_zpsxsqsmssk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04675s_zpsmxcowsat.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04678s_zpsyheyvxk0.jpg)

: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat December 08, 2016, 01:16:41 AM
Looks like a transport. 8)

I like the cobra lamp too
: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 08, 2016, 01:00:46 PM
Looks like a transport. 8)
Well, the curved rear reminds a loading ramp cargo rear, it is right, but the curvature is so big it would not work, and this design failure would be very funny, thanks!
: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 08, 2016, 06:23:45 PM

in whif world, there are no failures, only undocumented features  ;D
: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: CiTrus90 December 08, 2016, 08:12:00 PM
A Banananeer? ;D
: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 09, 2016, 05:51:01 AM
 ;D :)
: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 09, 2016, 10:31:51 AM
I like that cross of Buccaneer and banana.  Perhaps the upraised portion houses conformal antennas (antennae?) for an AEW variant.
: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 10, 2016, 04:57:25 AM

thanks  ;)
: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 12, 2016, 01:40:03 AM

one more banana, maybe the last? this time it deserves its name fully :
I bought especially a 1/72 H_21 fying banana from HobbyCraft, and used the rotors and wheels here
(the rest is under use in another project to be seen soon  ;) )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/h21-s_zpsrlxwamqg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05076s_zpsmb7urmo2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05078s_zps3m3nksr8.jpg)
: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 12, 2016, 02:24:45 AM

by the way I am of course not the first one ;-)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7072-H-21-Harr/01.jpg)

(http://aegistg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/hook03.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7072-H-21-Harr/02.jpg)

or even :

(http://flyingnorth.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/flying-banana-300x300.jpg)

so I am doing quite normal stuff after all
: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 12, 2016, 04:52:11 AM
*laughs* Beautiful and quite in keeping with tradition.
: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Alvis 3.1 December 12, 2016, 11:06:47 AM
I sent mine to Telford long long ago.

There's something fun aboot turning bananas into aircraft.
I like the Buccaneer. Truly the Blackburn ARNA!
 ;D

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/Alvis3_1/H-21_zpsbyvvresq.jpg) (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Alvis3_1/media/H-21_zpsbyvvresq.jpg.html)


Alvis Pi
: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 12, 2016, 07:39:15 PM
great ! thanks for sharing !
bananas have a lot of potential : right now I am out of bananas now in my stash,
but who knows? maybe some time in the future?
: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 13, 2016, 08:42:27 PM
in the series of propellers windmills hybrid animals,
I just had to try the push-pull twin-propeller :
the liliensternus seemed an appropriate candidate
for this peculiar evolutionary possibility :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/Liliensternus-s_zpsqendsmri.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04671s_zpsvrk7cc0q.jpg)

: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 15, 2016, 01:41:44 AM
 :-* Interesting... I just have a question: now the propellers don't rotate, but when are they rotating? When the animal runs? or attacks? or else? ;)
: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 15, 2016, 07:02:12 PM

the original motivation comes from windmills, so the purpose is to acquire energy ;
but then maybe propellers can help locomotion as well ...  ;)
: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 16, 2016, 01:45:02 AM
Thanks for the explanation, Creator! (God?) ;)
: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 17, 2016, 03:08:24 AM

The wings and booms of this P-61 are going to be used elsewhere ( ... teaser ...  ;) ) here is the fuselage,
used by Northrop to test, with an existing airframe to make it simpler and cheaper, ideas about a space shuttle design :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p61Shuttle-s_zpsp6s5vgf3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05051s_zps77xcwgda.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05054s_zpsh7ls1vbf.jpg)

The P-61 is Revell 1/48, the Shuttle and Booster Academy 1/144
: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 17, 2016, 03:32:56 AM
 :)
: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k December 17, 2016, 05:05:37 AM
That is awesome! It might also work as a rocket racer.
: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat December 17, 2016, 05:41:43 AM
Wonderful P-61 conversion!
: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 17, 2016, 02:02:48 PM
Normally, I'd say that removing booms from a twin-boomer should be sentenced by death penalty, but... your result is so cute :-* you are forgiven ;)
: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 17, 2016, 09:30:09 PM
I think this is one of my favorites of yours yet, eric!

The greeblies (sorry for using a technical term) around the engines are what really take this to the next level in my book!

The blue was an excellent choice as well.

Whodathunkit that a P-61 nose would look so good on a Space Shuttle?

Brian da Basher
: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick December 17, 2016, 10:17:54 PM
Brilliant! I would have never thought of that!
: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 18, 2016, 02:44:04 AM
thank you all very much!

the idea came from the chance meeting of the two kits on my modelling table after cooliding in my stash.


The wings and booms will appear here in the coming weeks  :wacko:
: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 22, 2016, 10:18:48 PM

the flying banana fuselage (remaining from the above bananaification)
fits well with wings from the very versatile Twin Otter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter3-s_zpsied86qk6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05090s_zps5n28rugw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05087s_zps2fn4b1qr.jpg)
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Logan Hartke December 22, 2016, 10:55:59 PM
My gosh that looks incredibly practical. If you just gave it a conventional vertical tail, I can absolutely see that as some sort of 1950s light STOL transport in the vein of the Twin Pioneer.

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat December 22, 2016, 11:41:26 PM
Gotta agree with Logan, that looks darn practical!! How cool is that!? Nice job
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 23, 2016, 03:26:19 AM
+1 on both the above comments.  That looks quite right.
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 23, 2016, 03:29:43 AM
 :)
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 23, 2016, 05:40:37 AM
thanks all !

I agree that an additional fin would make the thing more reassuring, I hesitated but finally kept the shape of the H-21 :
in a whiff wirld, having a bit wild direction is fine  ;)

: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 23, 2016, 07:20:42 AM
This could easily be a Société des Avions René Couzinet design similar to that below:

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/cw1/couzinet10/couzinet10-8.jpg)
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 23, 2016, 02:16:59 PM
I agree with the no-fin/Couzinet choice, almost incredible, so unusual, but very possible, this is a good way for a whif plane :-*
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 23, 2016, 06:42:06 PM

thanks a lot for the Couzinet reference ! it is exactly relevant  :)
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k December 24, 2016, 01:01:53 AM
The flying banana otter looks great! One option would be to add a third engine at the top of the tail/stem.
: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 24, 2016, 07:11:07 AM
The flying banana otter looks great! One option would be to add a third engine at the top of the tail/stem.


great idea ! like on the trislander !

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/G-JOEY.jpg)
: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 27, 2016, 12:19:56 AM

given the colors, I jut had to do it

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/windRises-s_zpsmgniwjwq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05082s_zpsbnmlae2r.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05080s_zpspry7nzod.jpg)
: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: taiidantomcat December 27, 2016, 03:36:49 AM
Magnificent :-*
: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 27, 2016, 07:39:05 AM

thanks !

by the way, it is a OOB Whif : the kit renders very nicely the plane that can be seen in the movie.
Even the colors were not chosen by me  ;)
: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 27, 2016, 01:07:19 PM
 :-* (I have not seen the film, I just enjoy your poetic model...)
: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 27, 2016, 07:10:36 PM

thanks!

The kits is in already colored plastic : I just had to paint the wing tips blue, and the wheels and nose cone yellow.

So all merit goes to Myazaki the author of the movie (and FineMolds)  ;D
: Twin Otter and CAMS 37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 28, 2016, 04:02:29 AM

with all these kitbashes, I had a Twin Otter fuselage left over, as well as long stored wings of a CAMS37
(the hull had been used in conjunction with a Bearcat ...
see http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4522.msg76383#msg76383 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4522.msg76383#msg76383))

and they happened to fit not too bad after all (complemented with a P-47 propeller) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinottercams-s_zpsfdkjccqq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05118s_zpsqc9w94pv.jpg)

: Re: Twin Otter and CAMS 37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 28, 2016, 10:54:20 AM
It's like "(far) beyond the sprues" spirit at maximum level, congratulations! :-*
: Re: Twin Otter and CAMS 37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 28, 2016, 09:07:51 PM

full kitbash !

 ;)
: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 01, 2017, 10:35:49 PM


a happy new year !  ;D

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05168s_zpsmccpe1qo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05177s_zpsyzvfzhk6.jpg)

: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 02, 2017, 12:12:03 AM
How do you say the sound "Tuuuut!" in English? :)
: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 04, 2017, 04:50:36 PM

I got these Heler insects kits, Oryctes nasicornis and Lucanis cervus, thanks to steelpillow,
and could practice some kitbash from them, using a Buccaneer fuselage :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/insectes2-s_zpsaxngaffe.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05126-s_zpsgekhn3tj.jpg)

an Alouette helicopter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/alouette-s_zps3eiwxina.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05197-s_zpsgnawra2s.jpg)


and the other way too :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/nasicornis-s_zpsyhbkdtcq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05200s_zpsvuxkxlqa.jpg)

and a Flamingo aircfaft :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lucanis-s_zpswidfxdcc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05208s_zps9jdke1fn.jpg)

: Re: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle January 05, 2017, 02:27:58 AM
Some unique and interesting examples of bio-mechanical design there.  Bravo!!
: Re: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 05, 2017, 04:01:55 PM
thanks  ;)
: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 09, 2017, 07:55:12 AM

one more Buccaneer (that ex-Matchbox kit is very flexible)
and one more 1/48 P-61 (I afound a source at less than 18 euros ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p61Buccaneer-s_zpsbqwjugr8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05220s_zpsjfhdmsig.jpg)

: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle January 09, 2017, 08:35:41 AM
Now that's just the cutest little thing!  The bits fit together nicely and I love the resulting "look".
: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 09, 2017, 08:25:06 PM

thanks !

the fit was good indeed, and it encouraged me to make the thing
: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick January 10, 2017, 02:21:46 AM
Reminds me of something from an anime movie.
: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin January 10, 2017, 03:04:37 AM
Reminds me of something from an anime movie.

Indeed.
: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 10, 2017, 08:18:46 PM
it could have been in an anime, but I have no particular source for this one,
just the follow up to the earlier one I did wuth space shuttle wings.
: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 13, 2017, 08:24:04 AM

I liked this image's aerosled a lot :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/d2bcaa949dd858ca5e2bd40ea7c4e93f_zpsushpabjl.jpg)

and I also liked the bubbly canopy of the Flamingo, of which I had a 1/48  fuselage (from other build earlier in this thread), as well as skis from a 1/72 Twin Otter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flamingo-s_zpsjrttq9s1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05189%20s_zpsbk2vnruo.jpg)
: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 13, 2017, 11:42:10 AM
 :-* This model is beautiful while... for the scale 1 machine, I would not buy it, preferring a pusher, less endangering people walking/skiing there...
: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia January 13, 2017, 11:44:32 AM
Love the Tintin Flamingo  :)
: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle January 13, 2017, 12:39:04 PM
Beautiful and plausible!
: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher January 13, 2017, 06:21:49 PM
This is one of my favorites of yours yet, eric!

As a boy, I read every Tintin comic I could get my hands on, so this is a real treat!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin January 14, 2017, 02:51:35 AM
 :)
: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 14, 2017, 07:20:39 AM

thanks all !
: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick January 14, 2017, 08:31:51 AM
With all the ice on ground around here I could switch out the skis for blades and go like mad!
: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 25, 2017, 11:49:52 PM

two headed dragons are having twice the fun :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dragon2-s_zpsknixuuei.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05440s_zpsfkk1wohw.jpg)
: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 26, 2017, 01:15:04 AM
wow! do both heads blow at the same time or alternatively? ;)
: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick January 26, 2017, 01:57:54 AM
If that dragon lived in New York I bet you could hear it in Paris!
: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 26, 2017, 05:32:33 PM
 :)
: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 28, 2017, 04:11:15 PM

with all these Buccanneer-based stuff shown before, I had a fuselage left, and I also had in my stash a funny small fishing rod : hence this fishy combination :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/canne-s_zpsp6bdfbem.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05435s_zpsdquccrno.jpg)
: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin January 29, 2017, 03:32:12 AM
I'm assuming this is a Soviet Fishing rod etc.  Given the Buccaneer was originally designed in response to the Soviet Union's Sverdlov-class cruiser it would only make sense for the USSR to develop a counter-countermeasure... ;)
: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 29, 2017, 07:09:06 PM
Oh, GTX, why focusing on military matter, when you see such a peaceful occupation as fishing? hehehe... ;)
: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: pigflyer January 30, 2017, 04:33:08 AM
Every last one a gem, you should be in animation.  The H21/twin otter combo is so possible looking too, but I can't pick a favourite, all just superb.
 
Keep them coming.

Ian
: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 30, 2017, 04:50:05 AM

thanks all very much indeed ! your support is fueling my inspiration  ;)

: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 31, 2017, 02:32:08 AM
I discovered the existence of this recently, apparently a not so rare exercise in 1/1 whiffing of french classic cars (2cv and "Traction")

(http://p0.storage.canalblog.com/00/75/568981/90970342.jpg)

and in my stash I had one of each in 1/43 by Heller ...

so here is one way, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvTraction-s_zpsmpeqti7d.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05460s_zpsn7rkgsby.jpg)

and the other way, blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/traction-s_zpskmgbjial.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05466s_zps4yijtxxr.jpg)
: Re: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 31, 2017, 11:14:23 AM
 :-* Good! My grandfather had a "Traction" and my first car ever, in 1985, was a 2cv/Dyane, your model great inventions seem to celebrate my family's cars...
: Re: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 02, 2017, 04:20:13 PM

thanks !

the kitbash is more obvious to french eyes  ;)
: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 13, 2017, 04:54:14 AM

there is no time for feast : it is always time for party blowers :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquilleJ-s_zpsewwnqci5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/calamar-s_zpsxtmynnoc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/octopus2-s_zpsrtrwoesf.jpg)

: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 13, 2017, 01:03:25 PM
Snails are moving very slowly but what is their speed for blowing?  ;)
On the opposite the octopus one seems just perfect! very plausible, no?
: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 14, 2017, 06:08:00 AM
 ;)
: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 14, 2017, 09:05:41 AM
Very unique.  I keep thinking of that octopus sneezing and activating all those party blowers at once.
: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 15, 2017, 04:09:58 AM
 ;)
: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 16, 2017, 02:20:01 AM

some time ago I showed you eralier in this thread a Buccaneer hooked at a fishing pole :
here are complementary variations :

a 1/48 MC 72 goldfish in a water ball :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mc72-48-s_zpsaepazghe.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05524s_zpspidnn6ek.jpg)

and a Twin Otter fished in a net :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/epuisette-s_zpsmh5fcgas.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05489s_zpsqtmr0stv.jpg)


(and more fishy stuff is coming soon ... )
: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 16, 2017, 04:39:56 AM
Nice; cute, too.
: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick February 16, 2017, 08:45:50 AM
Something fishy going on around here!!!!
I wish I had your imagination!
You should work for Disney.
: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 16, 2017, 11:39:20 AM
 :-* Great! (once more, or twice)
: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 16, 2017, 07:38:14 PM

thanks !
: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 19, 2017, 05:25:50 AM

continuing with fish, that one is quite big, so it is a bit monstruous (not only by size  ;) ) :
the Harrier is Airfix's 1/24 (I got it for real cheap : 10 euros),
and the fish is a big rubbery thing, but sizes did fit well :

one way, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/harrier24-s_zpsiszrkdln.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05483s_zpsecnqfvs9.jpg)

and the other way, in blue :

(wheels were a bit hard to get straight, but hey, it does stand )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/poisson-s_zpsw1daym0h.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05474s_zps1jnffaok.jpg)

: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick February 19, 2017, 06:23:04 AM
The red one looks a little steampunk submarine with all those rivets!
Awesome as always!
: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 20, 2017, 05:33:21 AM

thanks !
: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia February 20, 2017, 07:58:09 AM
Love the Harrier but your fishy Twotter takes the cake  ;D
: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 21, 2017, 07:08:35 PM

thanks a lot!
I expected the Harrier to cause reactions as big as it is  ;)
: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: polygon February 23, 2017, 11:08:05 PM
Nice work. The blue one looked like a Skyhawk to me at first glance.
: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 25, 2017, 02:10:46 AM

thanks !
: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 25, 2017, 02:21:30 AM

another fishy experiment : using the booms of the previously shown 1/48 P-61, and a resin fish replica
(Tophe, you were concerned about the booms : here they are, not lost, on the contrary ! )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/poisson2-s_zpsq3ayfhfs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05583s_zps8ovp7znj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05584s_zpsnonpfund.jpg)

this time I had to adopt a new kind of modelling tool :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_4805_zpsavwr2qas.jpg)
: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 25, 2017, 03:00:49 AM
This is a marvel: the most sexy fish I have ever seen :-* :-*
: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 25, 2017, 07:14:19 AM
The preceding Yellow and Blue numbers demonstrate that new species of "flying fish" are continually being found.  Beautiful work on them and the red one before them.
: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick February 25, 2017, 10:19:04 AM
A whale would have echo location in place of radar....... ;)
: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia February 25, 2017, 11:33:50 AM
I love how the yellow fish's tail has the same sweep angle as the P-61 fins! Great stuff  :)
: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 25, 2017, 09:54:14 PM

thanks all !

your appreciation demultiplies my imagination  ;D
: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 01, 2017, 05:09:34 AM

There seems to reign a kind of Yak frenzy around here, and it just happens I treated a few Yak-15s
(the  1/72 PM kit, a nice basis for this kind of exercice I would say  ;), I once got half a dozen for very cheap)

I am still fascinated by this record cover

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/08-20-12-LPs1/37257.JPG)

I even bought the LP, just to see it (the music is kind of fun too, actually)

so here is the trumpet Yak-15 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/trompette-s_zpszc1wtqth.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05554s_zpswryku2qs.jpg)

and the guitar Yak-15 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05535s_zpsieaeauut.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitarePetite-s_zpsgo58jmce.jpg)

and then, something completely different, the syringe Yak-15 (from an used anti-flu vaccine) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/seringue-s_zps5ghqtoc3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05540s_zpsx7tmxvjq.jpg)

: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 03, 2017, 02:29:31 PM
and then, something completely different, the syringe Yak-15 (from an used anti-flu vaccine) :
:-* Great invention! Thanks! :-*
I have been inspired: "As war does not allow anything, even atrocious, the too-much lethal Poison-38 has been classified as forbidden weapon (like the atomic bomb/missile)":
: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 03, 2017, 09:13:50 PM

excellent, thank you Tophe !
: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 04, 2017, 12:45:39 AM
Thanks!
Ericr, I have a question about your syringe Yak-15: when the piston goes forward, what happens to the tail ? either:
1- it moves forward also, because solidly attached to the piston;
or
2- it stays at the same place (hold by a little boom at the center of the moving piston, scale 1 I mean, for "Real").
Which one? 1 or 2? ??? :)
: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 04, 2017, 01:16:10 AM
I'd vote for #2.  It would take some careful structural design, but it's doable.  The model would need some tweaking to show this properly.
: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia March 04, 2017, 11:23:58 AM
Your syringe Yak-15 is very intimidating  :)
: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 04, 2017, 12:59:44 PM
I'd vote for #2.  It would take some careful structural design, but it's doable.  The model would need some tweaking to show this properly.
Thanks for this approval, from our favorite engineer in the World... ;)
: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 04, 2017, 05:04:00 PM

solution 2 is more subtle, but I approve all your imaginations  ;)
: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 08, 2017, 04:28:30 AM
some flowers to celebrate the coming of spring :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rose-s_zpsnvteke3v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/plante-s_zpscni7kdcj.jpg)

another one, with seaplanes, is visible there :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5391.msg122786#msg122786 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5391.msg122786#msg122786)
: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher March 08, 2017, 04:40:08 AM
That's a mighty fine way to celebrate Spring which can't come soon enough!

Most colorful!

Brian da Basher
: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 08, 2017, 06:50:08 PM
It is funny that the flower has not much colour but the bees are very colourful! Great!
: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 09, 2017, 03:01:35 AM
thanks !
: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper March 09, 2017, 03:28:40 AM
You are a blooming genius!!  ;D
: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 16, 2017, 02:16:52 AM

two more small hybrids :

wings from a dragon on a Yak-15 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/yak15-s_zpsade1zjwg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05504s_zpshlxk7wmy.jpg)

and a Mörser "equipped" like an elephant :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/morser-s_zpsh94jtpsy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05544s_zpscpn4u1kn.jpg)
: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin March 16, 2017, 02:52:08 AM
Love them both! :)
: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 16, 2017, 12:03:16 PM
The red one is both harmonious and civilian (it seems), I am delighted :-*
: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 16, 2017, 10:41:35 PM

thanks !
yes it is civilian, but still a dragon ;-)
: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: pigflyer March 16, 2017, 10:54:41 PM
Superb stuff, pretty sure I swatted one of them red buggers in my garden last week, it kept trying to refuel from me pint!  ???
: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia March 17, 2017, 01:39:13 AM
Love them both! :)

Me too ... but your Yak dragonet is truly superb!
: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 19, 2017, 08:01:48 PM

thanks again !
: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 23, 2017, 09:38:25 PM

not quite hybrids, but a nice pair of kits I found lately, of the brand Renwal, of very early aircraft.

They were both composed of a plastic "squeleton" with a kind of fabric to be cut and pasted in order to finish the surfaces.



I chose to keep the Antoinette as a squeleton, because I liked the idea, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/antoinette-s_zps6tyyjtzd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04500s_zpseaehl5e2.jpg)

and for the Voisin biplane, my motivation to find and build it came originally from a painting by Robert Delaunay in the 1910s where its simplified geometric shape appeared :

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:L%27%C3%89quipe_de_Cardiff (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:L%27%C3%89quipe_de_Cardiff)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Robert_Delaunay_L%27%C3%89quipe_de_Cardiff_1913_Eindhoven.jpg)

and I did it in a more Mondrian-esque livery :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/voisin-s_zpsdn6iajmq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05561s_zpsm2w7iray.jpg)

: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 29, 2017, 05:22:18 PM

a cross-kit-bash, in 1/43 Heller : a bit sketchy but gives the idea

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mini43-s_zpseoznvuaa.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05731s_zps4vjpekqs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvmini-s_zpsdaojq0kh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05738s_zpsglf0jxlv.jpg)

: Re: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 30, 2017, 01:28:03 AM
The most funny may be the wheels of different size! :D :-*
: Re: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia March 30, 2017, 06:26:10 AM
a cross-kit-bash, in 1/43 Heller : a bit sketchy but gives the idea

Great concept!  :)
: Re: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 31, 2017, 02:23:53 PM

thanks!
: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 03, 2017, 06:52:43 PM

a kitbash, from remains I had from previous projects ... nothing should get lost !  ;D
The Twin Otter is remarkably flexible and adaptable ; and I still have two more in my stash  ...  :o
And the Mi-1 parts were used with a pipe shown earlier in this very same thread.
And the top cockpit from some old Zero-like japanese plane.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mi1twinotter-s_zps87zl3gml.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05776s_zpsqidijndz.jpg)

: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 03, 2017, 11:13:19 PM
Very elegant, harmonious and surprising all at the same time.
If you would say this is a 1945 ancestor to the Twin-Otter, I would try to make (with PhotoPaint) a Zwilling derivative... Yes? ???
: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 04, 2017, 05:09:20 PM

thanks !

and yes, please make a zwilling if you like  :)
: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 05, 2017, 12:23:59 PM
yes, please make a zwilling if you like  :)
Thanks! I will, soon I hope.
: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 06, 2017, 02:21:01 AM
Here is it, thanks! (Twintwin-Otter?)
: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia April 06, 2017, 10:10:42 AM
ericr: Great stuff  :)

Tophe: How about an asymmetrical Siamese-twin-Otter?
: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 07, 2017, 12:06:34 AM
Tophe: How about an asymmetrical Siamese-twin-Otter?
The more easy to make is a little asymmetry (3 engines without external starboard one).
There is a good technical reason for such a layout: having fun in designing... ;)
: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 07, 2017, 12:14:59 AM

asymetry is great !

 ;D
: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 07, 2017, 04:27:31 AM

some time ago I was given a link to this !

(http://i.imgur.com/pDYys6h.jpg)


and it was just irresistible, I did that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/elephanteau-s_zpskvyohg7u.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05761s_zpscghxdixu.jpg)
: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia April 07, 2017, 04:48:40 AM

asymetry is great !

Yep. Nice job, Tophe  :D
: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 07, 2017, 10:21:17 AM
it was just irresistible, I did that :
zoologically, your one is far more credible, ericr! :-*
: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 07, 2017, 08:39:15 PM


thanks !

: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin April 08, 2017, 03:41:13 AM
I don't want to be around when the elephants fly overhead... :o
: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Volkodav April 08, 2017, 08:53:44 PM
Even an Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant?
: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 09, 2017, 04:46:33 AM
 :icon_surprised:
: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: polygon April 09, 2017, 08:16:21 AM
Does this make Operation Dumbo Drop obsolete?  :D
: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 11, 2017, 06:46:22 PM

not exactly a whif, except for the livery of course
but that incredible twin-fuselage deserves attention
like other creations by Rutan

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/whiteKnightSS1-s_zpslffh3pab.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05717s_zps34vvnqcg.jpg)

: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe April 11, 2017, 11:23:32 PM
double-twin-boom + spats + marvelous colours = a diamond (or a pearl, at least) :-*
: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher April 11, 2017, 11:25:48 PM
My what lovely little spats you have there!
 :-* :-* :-*
Well done and love those primary colors!

Brian da Basher
: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 12, 2017, 04:09:57 AM

thanks !

: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 30, 2017, 12:15:49 AM


remainings of the day : a mixture of Alouette helicopter and P-38
(the latter was an old childishly built kit, so it is a buit nastily punkish ;
I think this "composition" would deserve to be re-tried from clean new kits,
even in some larger scale, someday maybe ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/alouette-s_zps63qpipjb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06066s_zpslbahw7gh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06067s_zpsd06zl6t7.jpg)
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Kelmola April 30, 2017, 12:45:47 AM
Could totally see that as a real P-38 derived reconnaissance or "pathfinder" bird. :)
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 30, 2017, 01:46:26 AM
Beautiful!  It makes you think of a high-powered twin-engine ancestor of the Optica.
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin April 30, 2017, 05:10:04 AM
Oh yeah!!  I love the look of this. :)

I could see it as just one of a bunch of postwar conversions of aircraft into civilian applications.  Maybe give one a larger cabin/fuselage as a high speed transport.
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher April 30, 2017, 09:48:47 AM
Wow what a great idea! Seems an excellent observation/recon platform!

Brian da Basher
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: Tophe April 30, 2017, 01:06:12 PM
 :-* :-* :-* (I am in love of this blue beauty...)
I just notice the 2-blade propellers, is there an explanation about them somehow?
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin April 30, 2017, 03:34:57 PM
Clever combo of P-38 and helicopter parts.  Could be patrolling along boarders and pipelines and such.
Odd (if you will), but seems feasible.
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR April 30, 2017, 08:33:58 PM
Well,a new marvel from you Eric,such combinations are always a delight for my eyes!
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 01, 2017, 04:32:42 AM

thanks all ! I really appreciate your appreciation !

the two-blades propellers come from the fact that I had lost the original ones, and found a four-blade propeller in my scrap box  ;)

and then, a bit like the tail-sitting rear wheels, it makes for changes from he original P38
: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 01, 2017, 10:26:45 PM
like the tail-sitting rear wheels, it makes for changes from he original P38
Oh, I did not noticed this great little change, wonderful, thanks for telling us! So many marvelous features :-*
: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 11, 2017, 03:36:23 AM

Sometime ago I showed in this thread a space shuttle with a P-61 fuselage, in blue :
here is the reverse, a twin boomed propeller shuttle, in red  :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttleP61-s_zpsraa3gff8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06070s_zpskirdlcqm.jpg)
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Logan Hartke May 11, 2017, 03:45:42 AM
That is fantastic!

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin May 11, 2017, 04:14:57 AM
Wow!
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 11, 2017, 11:29:19 PM
My eyes and soul are loving this model! :-*
While my damned brains ask question, sorry:
- is it a space craft or an airplane? if one transforms into the other do the remaining parts fall down to Earth?
- is the load a satellite or simple cargo?
- is the rear of the shuttle a rocket engine? and does it burn the tailplane if fired on too early?
Answers are not obligatory, the model is wonderful even if pure fantasy... :-*
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher May 12, 2017, 02:37:28 AM
Talk about imaginative!

The red is perfect for it.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 12, 2017, 01:51:26 PM

thanks !

Tophe, are you asking about realism?  ;D
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 May 12, 2017, 03:00:49 PM
beautiful hybridations ericr!
The blue P38/Alouette is my favourite indeed!
 8)
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 12, 2017, 11:11:52 PM
Tophe, are you asking about realism?  ;D
It is not ME, it is an evil part in "my" brains (stranger brains in my head), that I try to fight but which still asks silly questions, sorry... ;)
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin May 13, 2017, 01:21:36 PM
Excellent Imagineering. :)
As noted: does raise a few operational questions !
: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 13, 2017, 11:57:09 PM

thanks a lot !
: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 23, 2017, 02:58:27 PM

One day I stumbled upon this :
(http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/4965/683/1600/325296/Y%20Y%20101.jpg)
and liked it so I have a turn using a pair of 1/43 2cv's :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv43-s_zpsbjukvte1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06147s_zpsvcbcewrn.jpg)

and only a bit too late I thought of the yin yang possibility :I might try and find a pair of Beetles after all someday ...
: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 May 23, 2017, 05:29:46 PM
Beautiful, ericr, the idea of the Yin-Yang beetle is great!
Antonio
: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe May 23, 2017, 11:06:39 PM
Very nice!
while... mechanically, how is it working? When the red component drives forward, should the yellow gear be set in reverse ("marche arrière" in French)?
: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 25, 2017, 09:15:49 PM

thanks !

and it is working ... not mechanically but poetically I guess?
: gun & wings, à la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 29, 2017, 04:29:17 AM

I think I mentioned this LP cover to you come time ago :

(https://images.recordsale.de/600/600/cdpix/u/uriahheep-highandmighty(13).jpg)

I like this kind of chance meetings, so I had a try at it with a plastic gun, and wings from a Vigilante kit wreck :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flingues-s_zpsdddwlozd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06082s_zpszpobpdwy.jpg)

: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 03, 2017, 02:33:14 AM

I recently discovered the existence of the quite extraordinary Bleriot 125 :

(https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/1/3/2/8/2/a8386405-186-bleriot%20-125-00%20from%20popular%20mechanics.jpg)

and was driven to try out a canadian version (as if the backup story was that the Bleriot inc. engineer responsible for that design had emigrated to Canada, joined DHC, and reactivated the concept using material existing there) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter4-s_zpslzlkum3a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06176s_zpsp1tlybit.jpg)

note the slight nose asymetry ase well   ;D
: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia June 03, 2017, 02:45:41 AM
Brilliant! Love your push-pull Beaver pod and the long and short Twotter noses  ;D
: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 03, 2017, 10:35:31 AM
Wonderful! The best of the old becoming new again! :-* :-*
: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 04, 2017, 03:22:02 PM

thanks !
: piano & B-17, à la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 06, 2017, 04:51:41 AM

more LP-cover inspiration from the 70s :

I showed you that one already in the past

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/08-20-12-LPs1/37257.JPG)

it was haunting me for some time, because there are ideas there that are just too beautiful not to try them ;
and I finally got the ingredients together, and then found the guts to go at it  ;) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/piano-s_zpstlne96z5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06159s_zpskqjalcac.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06161s_zpsqgnsmfls.jpg)

: Re: piano & B-17, à la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k June 06, 2017, 06:32:16 AM
So you could say that is "Schräge Musik"?
: Re: piano & B-17, à la Commander Cody, blue
: Tophe June 06, 2017, 11:14:04 PM
This layout is almost "logic" : choosing radial engines is meaning "we don't care of aerodynamic drag, raw power will win", so this large piano fuselage has no problem at all... ;)
: Re: piano & B-17, à la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 07, 2017, 04:53:30 AM

thanks !  ;D
: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 12, 2017, 03:08:29 PM

another kitbash : Antonov Colt (of which the floats were used for a Wyvern seaplane)
with Twin Otter wings (of which the floats will be used in the near future ... and the fuselage is in the Blériot-125 / DHC remake):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/colt2-s_zpsptyqppwe.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06166s_zpsivbl8kaj.jpg)
: Re: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 12, 2017, 11:23:22 PM
This airplane looks so perfect that your talent is not featured, like a model Out Of the Box, while this is an incredible mix, requiring uneasy adaptations for sure. Congratulations (and thanks for the explanation "where do the parts come from?" not easy to guess) ;)
: Re: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 13, 2017, 02:14:31 PM

thanks !

: Re: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher June 15, 2017, 06:17:19 AM
That's one really neat yellow hybrid! I especially like how that Antonov canopy gives it an almost French character.

You've shown that the whole is greater than a sum of the parts!

Brian da Basher
: Re: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 15, 2017, 02:05:38 PM

You've shown that the whole is greater than a sum of the parts!



thank you very much for this  analysis : I like it very much ! it explains the joys of kitbashing  :)
: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 15, 2017, 02:22:34 PM

another kitbash, with another part of the An-2 : I had a Wellington fuselage (minus the tail, used with the wings for a violin experiment earlier in this thread) and a Halifax tail in my reserves,

so here are the remainings of the day

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/wellington-s_zps6kghovh4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06220s_zps0uxsjuxf.jpg)

: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin June 16, 2017, 02:23:06 AM
Interesting
: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 16, 2017, 04:10:14 AM
thanks ;-)

"interesting" is not in contradiction with a bit of uglyness  ;D
: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 16, 2017, 06:25:35 AM
Truly unique and the various bits look like they definitely belong together.
: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher June 16, 2017, 06:58:29 AM
My what lovely spats you have there!
 :-* :-* :-*
The rest is crackerjack too!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 16, 2017, 02:38:00 PM

thanks !

(spats are from a 1/48 He51 ... )
: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 19, 2017, 02:43:22 PM

That fuselage from a chinese kit was in my remainings since long ago I used the wings for a flute, and it met a recently bought B57B (the Revell box-scale one) : the encounter produced a Trident-like jet plane

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chengdu-s_zps8bsl2b6q.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06228s_zps53fibqdz.jpg)

and then what to do with the B57B fuselage? well, let's try for a dragster-like road vehicle :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b57b-s_zpshzxoopri.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06236s_zpscdkwcjvo.jpg)
: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ChernayaAkula June 19, 2017, 02:59:43 PM
Turbojet in the fuselage to get the thing up to height and speed - and ramjets in the wings for high speed?
Nice research plane! :)
: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR June 19, 2017, 04:55:22 PM
and then what to do with the B57B fuselage? well, let's try for a dragster-like road vehicle :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b57b-s_zpshzxoopri.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06236s_zpscdkwcjvo.jpg[/url])


That's great,but why don't you put this model in Racing GB ???
: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 19, 2017, 10:26:48 PM
Wow! :-*
: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 20, 2017, 04:00:23 AM

thank you !

I don't do cars usually, and I don't know about the racing GB ...

: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin June 21, 2017, 01:26:37 AM

thank you !

I don't do cars usually, and I don't know about the racing GB ...


See here:  Racing Group Build (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=71.0)  Planes, cars, trains, boats etc - everything is allowed.
: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher June 21, 2017, 05:29:06 AM
Oh yes Bananacar is definitely a natural for the Racing GB!

Well done, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 21, 2017, 06:17:27 PM

thanks ! I am not used to GBs, I will try to make an entry in that one ...
: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 27, 2017, 01:46:42 AM

some aircraft have a snoot, nearly a face of a cat or a dog, and I had to try that ;
plus, it helps me finally using bits and pieces in my stash/scrap box

The space shuttle with a cat

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06295s_zpsuwaxeonf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chat19-s_zpslhv49ygo.jpg)

the same shuttle (same scale, that is), but with a dog :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chienpapier-s_zps7x6et8vl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06257s_zpsm4kvo3qc.jpg)

or another cat with a B-17 (1/48) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chat27-s_zpsssi3emmo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06262s_zpsunjmnvef.jpg)

or yet another cat, a bit bigger, with a Victor :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chatpapier-s_zpstlpnb4dk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06289s_zpsi2yzap99.jpg)

: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe June 27, 2017, 11:29:47 AM
They are very lovely, thanks! :-*
: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 28, 2017, 02:27:06 AM
 thank you !
: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 09, 2017, 11:20:49 AM

Hi all

photobucket just changed its behavior, and does not show my pictures any more.
Maybe I missed an annoucement but I am surprised.

Another problem is that I don't manage to access my account : even when I ask for a password change I don't get the email, even in my spam.

I am looking for alternative solutions to continue posting pictures.


: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 10, 2017, 07:29:25 AM
Hi eric. I'm sorry to hear you're one of the Photobucket victims.

I've started looking for new photo hosting and while I haven't used this yet, I've heard good things about them:

imgur.com (http://imgur.com/)

Best of luck!

Brian da Basher
: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 13, 2017, 09:31:50 AM

thanks for the tips, I will see how to resume my flow of images  ;)

: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 22, 2017, 04:45:45 PM


so, let's go back to business, now that imgur has offered hospitality

still under the impression of this record cover :

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51brAL5EW-L.jpg)

I had a try at a clarinet, with a 1/72 B-17 this time :

(http://i.imgur.com/mGLek00.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wnVsCid.jpg)

in yellow (from a spray can : smoother result)

oh, and the (toy) clarinet still is functional
: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin July 23, 2017, 03:37:54 AM
Different
: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 24, 2017, 08:54:22 AM
With the airflow opposite to what we knew... either it does not work (does not play) or else: this is Genius... :-*
: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 24, 2017, 04:09:58 PM

thanks  !

on the question of the orientation, I indeed followed the model of the LP cover,
whereas the other direction would make sense for producing sound.

I had the case in the past, with a flute, and I consequently tried both sides,
one with a F7E (chinese Mig 21), the other with a B727 :

(http://i.imgur.com/1Xofuvj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5HOYwWs.jpg)
: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 July 24, 2017, 09:35:31 PM

([url]http://i.imgur.com/1Xofuvj.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/5HOYwWs.jpg[/url])


Two rare examples of Baroque planes...
 :icon_music:
: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 25, 2017, 05:18:24 PM

a little bit baroque indeed  ;)
: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 27, 2017, 06:08:51 PM

a kitbash, which fitted surprisingly well

(http://i.imgur.com/QOAdhT6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dIqYSz2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/i4KRtYX.jpg)

the wings and tail of the Blinder had been used long ago for a flying pencil build ;
the Victor nose appeared on cat more recently
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Modelling_Mushi July 27, 2017, 07:12:15 PM
Gorgeous ericr :-* but not quite insane enough  :o
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: The Big Gimper July 27, 2017, 08:10:32 PM
A very nice Vinder. Or a Blictor?
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe July 27, 2017, 08:19:21 PM
Pleasant! :-*
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 July 27, 2017, 10:54:06 PM
Gorgeous ericr :-* but not quite insane enough  :o

Agree, it looks quite normal!

;)
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin July 28, 2017, 03:06:50 AM
Very nice
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 28, 2017, 04:58:34 AM
Very aesthetically appealing and looks like it should exist.  Perhaps the Tu-22V, NATO codename: "Beauty"?
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 28, 2017, 05:08:07 AM

thank all !
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 29, 2017, 10:07:54 PM
That's a real stunner and one of your finest, eric!

If you put red stars on it I bet you could fool a lot of people into believing it was real.

Great stuff!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia July 30, 2017, 02:17:38 AM
That's a real stunner and one of your finest, eric!

If you put red stars on it I bet you could fool a lot of people into believing it was real. ...

Agreed. Ditto for roundels and anti-flash white. A 'Beauty' indeed  :-*
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin August 01, 2017, 03:29:32 PM
Looks (is?) faster than a Victor.
Impressed you found fuselage-wing combo that works so well. :smiley:
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin August 06, 2017, 05:11:01 AM
Saw this image and thought it was perfect for you Eric:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-j_uKAFKTkXs/VrcS7_ybnlI/AAAAAAAAKzw/NP2YKnpQvKM/s1600/IMG_4592.jpg)
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 06, 2017, 04:55:19 PM
Ericr is not "the only dreamer" in the World, just he is "my favourite dreamer" in the World... ;)
: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 06, 2017, 08:47:06 PM
Saw this image and thought it was perfect for you Eric:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-j_uKAFKTkXs/VrcS7_ybnlI/AAAAAAAAKzw/NP2YKnpQvKM/s1600/IMG_4592.jpg)

thanks a lot !
quite inspiring indeed, maybe I'll have a look for appropriately scaled ingredients  ;)
: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 06, 2017, 09:33:57 PM

this was inspired by images that can be seen here and there, of whales with sails, and a Heller kit for a Corsair boat :

(http://i.imgur.com/NhxXTQr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bbQ5Z29.jpg)
: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR August 07, 2017, 12:48:10 AM
AWESOME !!!
: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: jcf August 07, 2017, 01:11:45 AM
Wunnerful, wunnerful. :icon_fsm:
: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 07, 2017, 03:36:13 PM

thanks  ;D
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: pigflyer August 08, 2017, 04:21:41 AM
Superb whale, and as for the blinder/victor, ooh lala, just right.   :P
: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 10, 2017, 03:44:47 AM

thank you for both !

: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 10, 2017, 03:51:43 AM

another whale figurine happened to cross a Type XXIII U-boot (Revell, 1/144) in a chance meeting;

and, as any decent submarine, it had to go yellow :

(http://i.imgur.com/Df2Kd2u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sGFQU2I.jpg)

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: Tophe August 10, 2017, 06:42:09 AM
Usually I am interected only in "aircraft" models, but once again, you tend to make me change my mind... Your whale with sails, most of all, is very lovely... :-* :-*
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: ericr August 10, 2017, 01:53:16 PM

thanks !
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: GTX_Admin August 11, 2017, 02:31:10 AM
 :smiley:
: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 15, 2017, 03:35:34 AM

remainings of the day :

so what do we have today :
 - the landing gear and struts if the Spirit of Saint Louis, which have an interesting shape
 - the wings and tail surfaces of a MC 72 (1/48)
 - a crocodile (probably bought together with an elephant, in order to combine postage, and then you get that kind of stuff in your stash without knowing what to do with it, I guess you know what I mean ...)

and all that fits and lives together quite well actually, in red :

(http://i.imgur.com/GCCmqAL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bvfpLv6.jpg)

and now I still have four crocodile legs in the spare parts box ...
: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 15, 2017, 11:56:29 AM
 :-* Wonderful crocodile airplane!
I just have a question, remaining ??? Is the tail asymmetric on starboard or mobile, moving from port to starboard with the muscles of the crocodile basis? ;) (this question is funny but not a joke, getting an answer is important for me to know if I add this model in my collection of asymmetric planes or in a brand new part of classification! wow anyway!)
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: ericr August 15, 2017, 02:23:47 PM

thanks !

the tail is flexible indeed, controlled by the mind/spirits/moods/brain of the crocodile

: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 16, 2017, 01:07:08 AM
Good! So... piloting with AI does not refer to Artificial Intelligence but to Animal Intelligence! ;)
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: GTX_Admin August 16, 2017, 02:59:04 AM
 :smiley:
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: ericr August 16, 2017, 04:48:48 AM
 ;D
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: elmayerle August 16, 2017, 09:51:55 AM
Uniquely different.  The legs and feet from the crocodile should go on a stol transport (Short Skyvan, perhaps?) for adaptability to 'most any terrain.
: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 16, 2017, 05:30:26 PM

thanks for the idea  ;)
: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 17, 2017, 08:39:59 PM


quite some time ago I was shown a picture out of a comics with a Concorde-like aircraft with claws and head of an eagle ...
Remembering that, it took me a while to find an appropriate plastic bird to build that with a Tu-144 (1/144 scale) :

(http://i.imgur.com/FVVMNq8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pf8Q2Yr.jpg)

: Re: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe August 18, 2017, 01:33:35 AM
Amazing! :-* :-*

Addition: have you created the first airplane ever with only 2 legs? ;D
: Re: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k August 18, 2017, 06:41:03 AM
All it needs is a top hat and a glass of aviation fuel and it's a bigger version of this:

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.teachersource.com/images/products/pop/db100.jpg)

: Re: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 18, 2017, 03:17:26 PM

thanks  ;D
: crow & Halifax, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 21, 2017, 08:38:10 PM

and now, what to do with the rest of the plastic crow?

I happened to have the nose of a 1/72 Halifax available ...


(http://i.imgur.com/fhoykj6.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/SuAeUFa.jpg)
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: Tophe August 21, 2017, 10:57:33 PM
Very lovely... :-*
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: ericr August 22, 2017, 05:53:41 PM

thanks  ;)
: rhino & F-16, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 23, 2017, 08:09:05 PM

after the photobucket black-out, I still have a backlog of things to show

Sometime ago I was pointed at this picture, which I found startling :

(http://cdn.wallpaperjam.com/static/images/m/a6/a7/a6a713b1c52da205f0b07cbf6f2d4255357505e8.jpg)

so I finally got to fetch (i) a rhino (ii) a F-16 (Academy 1/72, simply) :

(http://imgur.com/7OR78xC.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/Yk13kqp.jpg)

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: GTX_Admin August 24, 2017, 04:43:49 AM
 :smiley:
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: Tophe August 24, 2017, 11:32:45 AM
Great! And this is not only an attack plane but also an observation plane: have you noticed the two devices like ears (exploring forward)?
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: ericr August 24, 2017, 07:06:17 PM
 

thanks !

Great! And this is not only an attack plane but also an observation plane: have you noticed the two devices like ears (exploring forward)?

 ;D

actually it does not have much left on the attack side : just drop tanks  ;)

: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 30, 2017, 02:59:12 AM

back on the musical theater :

this mini-flute is now self-propelled by a M108

(http://imgur.com/TVV04Ag.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/vdopIHn.jpg)

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: GTX_Admin August 31, 2017, 12:42:04 AM
 :smiley:
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: ericr August 31, 2017, 02:06:20 AM

thanks !
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: elmayerle August 31, 2017, 09:25:11 AM
I can just see a squadron of them as the flute section of a mobile orchestra.  Beautiful!
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: ericr September 02, 2017, 01:48:43 AM
 ;D

for the orchestra I built other instruments, earlier in this thread, but rather aircraft until now
: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 04, 2017, 03:17:07 PM

so, a hippo has that paticular charm, that made it a perfect addition to this series,
end the Revell (ex-Matchbox) Kiowa is very flexible for this kind of endeavour :

(https://imgur.com/UgYAkxC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/HHZDroQ.jpg)
: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 05, 2017, 02:02:42 PM
Yaaaaaaaawn!
(it means: good).
: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 06, 2017, 09:56:10 AM

thanks !
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: elmayerle September 06, 2017, 11:18:46 AM
Great!!  Organically-powered helicopter using naturally renewable fuels!
: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 07, 2017, 01:30:38 PM
 ;D
: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 15, 2017, 08:06:26 PM
to continue on the musical thread, especially with flutes, here are a gun and a rifle joining the orchestra :

(https://imgur.com/DH7SHpQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/9J4J83R.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/PDsfGAi.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/APC3pXM.jpg)

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: GTX_Admin September 16, 2017, 02:58:02 AM
 ;D :smiley: :smiley:
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: ericr September 16, 2017, 07:25:10 PM
 ;)
: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 18, 2017, 03:33:16 AM

did I show you this one yet?

I had this bike kit for some years, and Ineed to / wish to reduce my stash, so I thought about this boat side car ...

(https://imgur.com/FFHaYVo.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/TuqBq8G.jpg)
: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin September 19, 2017, 01:07:56 AM
 :smiley:
: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 20, 2017, 03:45:01 PM

I saw the picture with VWs, but thought 2cvs would fit as nicely :

(https://imgur.com/1uKxykm.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/CMTUm7K.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/e81vjp9.jpg)
: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ChernayaAkula September 20, 2017, 10:19:37 PM
Clever!  :smiley:
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: Tophe September 21, 2017, 12:21:19 AM
Such a car may be difficult to use for going to work, but it seems perfect for meditation... Aommmmm... ;)
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: ericr September 21, 2017, 04:29:15 AM

 ;D
: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 22, 2017, 06:42:07 PM

so with all these builds, I had a few fuselages in stock,
and also a few snakes plastic figurines in my stash,
and the hybrids are there, with  a yellow F-5A, a red Kiowa, a blue F-16 :

(https://imgur.com/O7yMaO3.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/YxRUIxd.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nTcFSt2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/MEXmQKq.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/vGuYe2c.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/qiu92v3.jpg)
: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe September 23, 2017, 12:18:50 AM
venomous but oh so pleasant... :-* :-* :-*
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: ericr September 24, 2017, 05:55:10 PM

thanks !

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: sletch September 25, 2017, 05:45:59 AM
Nicely done   :-*  !
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: ericr September 27, 2017, 02:45:02 PM

thanks !
: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 27, 2017, 02:49:41 PM

another part of the snake, with anoter part of the F5 :

(https://imgur.com/Z4USd2x.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/aJg3cSJ.jpg)

: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: sletch September 29, 2017, 03:47:10 AM
Wow ! A modern vision of Quetzalcoatl... The Maya snake bird

(https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/evilibrium/images/2/2b/Ds_creature_quetzalcoatl_preview.png)

God job  ;)

Frederic
: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr September 29, 2017, 09:57:55 PM

 ;D
: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 05, 2017, 07:54:26 PM

so, in my stash/spares box, remaining from previous projects, I had a BK117 fuselage, and crocodile legs :

(https://imgur.com/9ogOZWE.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/NiGtfEH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/c0FILe4.jpg)

funny to see how things fit by themselves (nearly, when helped a bit)
: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 06, 2017, 01:56:41 PM
What a marvel! :-*
I don't mean it is lovely, I am not a Young girl wanting to kiss the frog in case this is a charming prince... But nice, funny, good! ;)
: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 06, 2017, 03:49:29 PM
 ;D
: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 13, 2017, 02:09:49 PM

wasn't the FW189 nicknamed the flying glasshouse?

(https://imgur.com/ssUdqA6.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/PhnXk2x.jpg)

(the glasshouse is from Faller in 1/87, so it is a scalorama)
: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin October 13, 2017, 03:14:53 PM
Fine example of flying laboratory researching vegetable growth at higher altitudes. :smiley:
: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 13, 2017, 06:17:47 PM
 ;D
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: GTX_Admin October 14, 2017, 03:59:22 AM
 :smiley: ;D
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: Tophe October 14, 2017, 03:34:25 PM
Good! :-*
Maybe a plain green colour would have been more ecological, but I understand this is not a primary colour ;)
: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 14, 2017, 05:41:43 PM
 ;)
: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 17, 2017, 02:30:59 AM

the helicopter is a BK117 (another part of the Crocodile case seen earlier)

(https://imgur.com/XUmO6H1.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2ZNykwd.jpg)
: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 17, 2017, 02:33:35 AM
Weird! :-*
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: GTX_Admin October 17, 2017, 02:38:37 AM
Cute :smiley:
: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 17, 2017, 03:04:08 PM
 ;)
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: elmayerle October 17, 2017, 11:43:04 PM
Cute :smiley:
Very!  I can just see it expanding between the engine section and the landing skids when it puffs up.
: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 18, 2017, 02:43:36 PM

thanks !
: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 18, 2017, 06:48:59 PM

some time ago I was proposed this image as an inspiration :

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5595584ae4b0651388a33f71/t/5595b1d9e4b02838d125fda1/1435873765875/IMG_4592.JPG?format=300w)

and I finally came up with this, using a 1/144 Tomcat nose :

(https://imgur.com/Y4r8eQZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/NykPzzc.jpg)
: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 18, 2017, 11:45:55 PM
Very lovely bird machine thing! :-*
: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin October 19, 2017, 02:28:43 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 19, 2017, 04:02:21 PM

thanks !
: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 21, 2017, 04:07:32 AM

the other half of the 1/144 Tomcat :

I had this idea (who knows wherefrom or why?) that a swept-wing aircraft should match well with a saxophone ;
in reality (if I dare say so) it came less obviously, but I somehow managed, for my series in music instruments

(https://imgur.com/16eU3S6.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/3FYyAgt.jpg)
: Re: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 21, 2017, 03:03:03 PM
Congratulations for the PSR work on the removed nose (gone elsewhere, we saw this), here this seems natural, for making room to blow the saxophone, and the airflow is changing direction with the curve and is directed toward the air intakes, good! ;)
: Re: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 21, 2017, 07:30:54 PM

thanks !

I found some pieces of a kind of pod in my spares box to make the basis of the new nose, so it wasn't too hard  ;)
: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 23, 2017, 02:51:28 AM

it was tempting, and I had this remainder from earlier projects, a Victor fuselage, which deserved its moment of glory, even without the cockpit, but even older I had this head of Ariane 5 rocket which fit just naturally, like all the rest : and when nature fits, why resist?

(https://imgur.com/OQMF9qy.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ex2zcpd.jpg)


: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin October 23, 2017, 02:54:52 AM
 :smiley:
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: finsrin October 23, 2017, 11:08:30 AM
Coat hanger brilliance  :o
Plan view proportions are ideal with Victor fuselage. 
For those inclined to scratch build:  Metal, plastic, or wood coat hanger can be structure to build wing upon.
: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe October 23, 2017, 11:09:44 AM
Funny... :-*
(but this not "only funny": this is the best explanation of the Victor's wing shape that I have ever seen) ;)
: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin October 23, 2017, 01:16:47 PM
Makes storage of completed kits easier... 8)
: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 24, 2017, 04:14:36 AM
 ;D
: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 27, 2017, 10:36:01 PM


some time ago I discovered Tophe's P-51 Bv-2 (with some other influence as well) :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_dk.jpg)

and it fired me to get a kit of the F_82 (well, actually, several : wait and see ...)

and make an imaginary interpretation, where the whiffing consists of going to the D version of the P-51 :

(https://imgur.com/4HrznRc.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/osfng9e.jpg)

the nose is a bit short, it comes from a He-59 ...

and I had to cheat a bit with the rear wheel, in order to have enough height for the pushing propeller  ;)
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: GTX_Admin October 27, 2017, 10:44:35 PM
 :smiley:
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: Tophe October 27, 2017, 11:29:37 PM
 :-* :-* :-* Oh, so wonderful! You made it? True? Or is this just a Photoshop joke?
I feel honoured to be the source (somehow) of such a marvel... :-[
Have you discarded the ventral air scoop of the main fuselage to have a dorsal scoop (red a little lighter, it seems a scoop, no?). Wow, so great!
: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 28, 2017, 02:58:46 AM

thanks !

I encourage everyone to buy F-82s and build Tophe-inspired designs  ;D
: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr October 28, 2017, 10:49:21 PM

I realize I already did some others as well ...

from my archive, and to compensate the PB loss, here is a little recall :

(https://imgur.com/Bf1T2LY.jpg)

and another one, also Tophe inspired at the time :

(https://imgur.com/9tBY9xH.jpg)

and I have made another one which I will show soon, and still have one on my stash ...

: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 18, 2017, 01:44:11 AM

hi all, after being away from internet for a moment I'm back again.


So, some time ago I also discovered Tophe's P-51 Bv :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_di.jpg)

and it fired me to fetch another kit of the F_82 (I still have one left after that ...)

and make an imaginary interpretation, where the whiffing consists of going to the D version of the P-51, and augmenting visibility (it is a 3-seater) :

(https://imgur.com/FmBe701.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ZR1QVnz.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/81PGEQF.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin November 18, 2017, 04:03:55 AM
 :smiley:
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: Tophe November 18, 2017, 12:16:49 PM
Marvelous :-*
And where are the extra parts (not P-82) coming from? (glazed posts, front and rear, and also the tailplane) ??? :smiley:
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: finsrin November 18, 2017, 03:58:58 PM
Those are some build combos. :smiley:
Nice plastic surgery, asymmetrical yet looking correct in their own way.
Yellow seaplane F-82 is concept I'd like to build with some undetermined fighter.  Also looks correct.
: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 18, 2017, 05:56:31 PM

thanks !

the front glass come from a 1/48 P-61, and fitted just very nicely  ;)
the rear one I don't know ... and the tailplane maybe from a BF109?
: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: arctic warrior November 19, 2017, 02:02:50 AM
Blue Lightning, ehhh Mustang, ehhh asymmetric!  :o ;D  8)
Excellent.  :smiley:
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: ericr November 21, 2017, 04:57:45 AM
 ;D
: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 21, 2017, 04:59:59 AM

that model was so tempting ...

(https://imgur.com/XXm8HPJ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/HJKBsZk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oSBNkLQ.jpg)
: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin November 21, 2017, 05:34:07 AM
Awesome concept. :o
Figuring top is hydrogen/helium filled.  All elements do come together.
: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe November 21, 2017, 12:04:15 PM
Looking like an evil insect... >:D
(if it was all black I would feel tempted to crush it on the floor) ;)
: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 21, 2017, 03:01:35 PM

thanks !
it is simply the Finemolds kit, which has even the bay for flappsters :

(https://imgur.com/7O6PAQQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/suRB8pH.jpg)

: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: arctic warrior November 21, 2017, 07:20:13 PM
Love the Movie; love Your model.  :D
: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 22, 2017, 01:24:11 AM

thanks !

: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin November 22, 2017, 02:36:51 AM
 :smiley:
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: ericr November 23, 2017, 04:41:32 AM
 ;)
: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 27, 2017, 07:25:57 PM

remainings of the day :

a Type XXIII Uboot hull, with the canopy of a 1/48 Rufe : I considered adding wings, but the fit is nice already like that ...

(https://imgur.com/a9mjdG1.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/7jq1nAg.jpg)
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: arctic warrior November 27, 2017, 07:45:01 PM
Wonderfull Yellow Submarine - room for four?  ;D
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin November 27, 2017, 07:49:54 PM
Nifty - works as is, no more to do. :smiley:
Good eye on seeing parts combination.
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Old Wombat November 27, 2017, 09:17:51 PM
Looks like it could have come out of a Tintin book. :smiley:
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: Tophe November 27, 2017, 11:35:39 PM
Yes nice! :-* (and usually I love only aircraft)
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin November 28, 2017, 02:24:00 AM
Love it!
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 28, 2017, 02:27:04 AM

thanks !

the Tintin reference springs to mind, naturally  ;)
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher November 28, 2017, 06:34:23 AM
Adding an aircraft canopy is a crackerjack idea, ericr! Reminds me of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

That's Tophe level imaginative ingenuity!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ChernayaAkula November 28, 2017, 08:14:58 AM
Why do I suddenly hear the Bond theme?  :P
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle November 28, 2017, 08:48:09 AM
Beautiful 1/48 mini-sub there; I could see a video of it cruising shallow water with either the Bond theme or the theme music from the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV show (not the movie).
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr November 28, 2017, 03:38:07 PM

thanks !

musical ideas would be nice alternative to back-up stories : we could make a habit of that : propose a model, a story,
and then a "music title to be listened to while looking"
: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 09, 2017, 06:48:48 PM

a two-way mash-up :

one way : a sawfish head on a F5

(https://imgur.com/Wvqwa8z.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Wgos9Z6.jpg)

the other way : a F5 nose on a sawfish

(https://imgur.com/pYLRiAw.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/QthHGQy.jpg)


: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 10, 2017, 01:48:50 AM
 :smiley: :smiley:
: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 11, 2017, 05:28:45 AM

thanks !
: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 11, 2017, 07:05:44 AM
Eye-catching, both of them!!
: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 11, 2017, 07:59:45 PM
 ;)
: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: arctic warrior December 11, 2017, 10:21:43 PM
He-he, like them  :D
: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 13, 2017, 05:30:09 AM

another crossing :

in one direction

(https://imgur.com/yfYQutd.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nly37hp.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2MWGVEv.jpg)

and in the other

(https://imgur.com/d0h4Z1c.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/BHKd0xZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/zXZTpTX.jpg)
: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 13, 2017, 05:53:35 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 14, 2017, 02:37:45 AM
 ;)
: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 14, 2017, 05:59:34 AM
Gorgeous, both of them!
: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 14, 2017, 01:44:30 PM
On the yellow one, I love the branchia/gills breathing detail, making it "Real"...
(the red one is wonderful too, thanks) :-*
: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 15, 2017, 02:23:16 AM
thanks !
: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 23, 2017, 07:56:31 PM

I couldn't resist on trying something out of this :

(http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22.0;attach=16964;image)

and I did have three Mirage 2000 in my stash ...

(https://imgur.com/Yw4XgdP.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/IPwNECz.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/B4AL2us.jpg)

: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR December 23, 2017, 08:47:52 PM
That's great !
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ChernayaAkula December 24, 2017, 01:53:27 AM
^ That's true!  :smiley:
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin December 24, 2017, 02:43:39 AM
Outstanding
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 24, 2017, 05:19:43 AM

thanks !
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 24, 2017, 05:38:34 AM
Yowsa is that tri-motor yellow Mirage hot!

Most excellent, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle December 24, 2017, 08:08:50 AM
Beautiful!!  You have to wonder how much range it has, though, with those three engines.
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: finsrin December 24, 2017, 01:46:58 PM
Also wonder about acceleration and climb rate.
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 24, 2017, 04:18:55 PM

in whiff world, all of them are just smooth  ;D
: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 29, 2017, 07:41:34 PM

nearly stricly OOB, in the sense that the plastic was a very nice (to my taste  ;)) yellow,
so I left it unpainted, with just a touch of blue and of red

(https://imgur.com/LEmJo26.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/StyYgHT.jpg)


: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 29, 2017, 09:12:33 PM
nearly stricly OOB, in the sense that the plastic was a very nice (to my taste  ;)) yellow,
so I left it unpainted, with just a touch of blue and of red
Great decoration! :-* Probably, the kit manufacturer never imagined that! ;) with asymmetric colours, so nice...
: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe December 29, 2017, 09:15:55 PM
I couldn't resist on trying something out of this :
and I did have three Mirage 2000 in my stash ...
:-* :-* :-* Coming back from family Xmas travel, I discover this marvel... wow! Lately, I clap my hands so much that it hurts (pleasantly)... ;)
: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 29, 2017, 10:30:20 PM

thanks !

and thanks again for the Top-Mirage idea !
: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 December 30, 2017, 03:41:19 PM
WOW The top mirage is really a top creation, impressive!

AnDonio
: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher December 30, 2017, 09:31:54 PM
This could be one of my favorites of yours yet, eric!

The use of primary colors is done most artistically and has produced a true delight!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr December 31, 2017, 05:32:34 PM

thanks !
Tophe's creations are very inspiring
 
: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle January 01, 2018, 01:18:45 PM
Beautifully done MU-2S kit.  It looks quite striking in that color scheme.
: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: pigflyer January 01, 2018, 08:07:09 PM
(note to self, Must build my stashed Mu-2s)

Love the Mirage answer to the SR-72,  Could Stingray have a new adversary?  And, (sorry in advance here) is the red one, ahem,

a B28 Beagle shark?


Nice stuff.  8)
Ian
: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 02, 2018, 11:40:22 PM
 ;)
: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 12, 2018, 04:47:35 AM

I had done in the recent past a FW189 with a glasshouse, litterally that is and not just as a nickname, in yellow :
I just had to try the BV141 which, on top of all the rest, is asymetric too !

(https://imgur.com/scFOIKM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/kawMUlU.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/h70jEGy.jpg)

: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 12, 2018, 11:19:53 AM
Wonderful! Asymmetric AND peaceful for cultivating flowers... Yes: wonderful... :-*
: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 13, 2018, 02:41:01 AM

thanks  ;)
: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle January 13, 2018, 03:18:33 AM
Looks like you could not only grow flowers but, within limits, deliver them.

Addendum:  We already have FTD that allows you to order flowers delivered to other cities with a phone call or on-line order.  With this you have FFD, Flower Flying Delivery that brings them directly from the greenhouse.
: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin January 13, 2018, 05:08:39 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Dr. YoKai January 14, 2018, 07:46:22 AM
 Delightful, absolutely delightful.
: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 14, 2018, 04:56:27 PM

thanks again !

 ;D
: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 21, 2018, 11:35:48 PM

an Airfix Dinah, old kit but nice, with a skull from Revell

I hesitated about keeping the nose or not : both versions here,

making it a Pinocchio

(https://imgur.com/MtWKwm7.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gDxH9b2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/clGpUMr.jpg)
: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 24, 2018, 12:45:06 AM
Horrible... but nice!
(my "favorite" is the nose-less one, because this is the most frightening or something)
: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 24, 2018, 01:08:33 AM

 ;D
: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle January 24, 2018, 08:40:30 AM
Noseless one looks like it belongs to a criminal gang or other evil organization.  Perhaps something that the villain would fly in an old serial.  *chuckle* If it had been red instead of blue, I would imagine it being flown by the Red Skull from the Captain America comic.
: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 25, 2018, 10:46:31 PM
 ;) here comes some red :

it was a kit with a skull and its accompanying brain :

the latter fitted nicely with the wings and booms of a Sea Venom from my stash :

(https://imgur.com/ZguLmB1.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oOrVJGy.jpg)
: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle January 26, 2018, 12:18:46 AM
Would that be described as the ultimate UAV?  It certainly would have a functional brain on board for control purposes.
: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe January 26, 2018, 01:03:04 AM
Twin-boomers are always lovely! :-*
But this one, moreover, has BRAINS!!! :-* :-*
: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr January 26, 2018, 06:19:43 AM
 ;D
: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 01, 2018, 01:54:10 AM

I had this tentacle in my stash for some time ... it required a special peak in inspiration, which fell upon this PZL39

(https://imgur.com/aXjOP96.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/EfImd2o.jpg)

: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 01, 2018, 02:45:05 AM
Somehow, this model makes me think of an elephant nose, married with an octopus of the sea... ??? ;) :-*
: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 01, 2018, 05:58:32 AM

elephants come to mind indeed, as well as "droop snoot" (like the name of the P38)
 ;D
: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 01, 2018, 06:00:53 AM

please note that I had to put weight in the tail, in order to avoir nose-sitting :

that's what happens when you do whiff : you try out imaginary solutions, you get imaginary problems  ;D

: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 01, 2018, 11:59:09 AM
It doesn't go after targets, it pulls targets to it!  beautiful blend!!
: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 02, 2018, 03:08:25 AM

 ;D
: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 04, 2018, 10:27:47 PM

another potential nose-sitter, which I had to add weight in the tail :

the other part of the Sea Venom, with the legs of a mygale spider :

(https://imgur.com/SOK0K9C.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2RmolkJ.jpg)

: Re: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 05, 2018, 01:25:43 AM
What a frightening animal/machine! If I were a giant, I would crush it under my shoe! ;)
(But it is a great model of this nasty beast) :-*
: Re: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 05, 2018, 04:30:16 AM
 ;)
: Re: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 05, 2018, 01:19:12 PM
Can't help but be a Venom-ous spider, now can it?  Beautiful job of blending, there.
: Re: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 07, 2018, 07:43:07 PM

thanks !

: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 08, 2018, 04:06:32 AM

the other side of the mygale, with many eyes, and parts from a Kiowa helicopter :

(https://imgur.com/T7gnMjH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nTAztgk.jpg)

: Re: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 08, 2018, 01:05:21 PM
I don't feel comfortable with this animal, but knowing this is just a model, not a beast ready to bite me, I enjoy! ;)
: Re: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 09, 2018, 02:53:37 AM
Interesting flying predator, there; I daresay it would be a challenge to swat with all those eyes.
: Re: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 10, 2018, 04:48:26 AM

thanks !
: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 11, 2018, 01:22:19 AM
something else : remainders of the day

from older projects, I had a fuselage of an An-2, and sails from a Sinagot
(as well as bits for the front and tail, and wheel from a Fokker Dr.1 and a Me262 ...)

They do fit together into a sailing car :

(https://imgur.com/OoEhDB2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/EaqLSXQ.jpg)
: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin February 11, 2018, 03:47:42 AM
Another winner. :smiley:
: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR February 11, 2018, 07:00:39 AM
Well,this sailing car of yours has that ''je ne sais qoi'' vibe and I love it !!! (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/105.gif) (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/8.gif) (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/41.gif)
: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 11, 2018, 01:13:30 PM
Beautiful!!  Just the kind of vehicle to be operated by an heir of "Windwagon Smith" (Google him; I heard of him from living in Wichita, KS; never knew about the animated feature until I googled him).
: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 11, 2018, 09:29:48 PM

thanks !!

the reference to windwagons is great !
: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 17, 2018, 01:14:02 AM

a great improvement that was suggested to me :

(https://imgur.com/5gCub4p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Pr4m22o.jpg)
: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin February 17, 2018, 04:31:31 AM
 :smiley:
: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 18, 2018, 05:21:38 PM

a 100% organic proposal this time,
no mechanical device (e.g., aircraft) was harmed during the making of this build

I still have brains in my stash :

(https://imgur.com/nCuUrrA.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/AI34lV5.jpg)

: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 19, 2018, 12:05:24 AM
Curiously attractive!!  It looks like it belongs in a Fifties sf/horror movie.
: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k February 19, 2018, 03:04:59 AM
The fifties movie in question is The Brain from Planet Arous (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brain_from_Planet_Arous)

(https://i.pinimg.com/474x/3e/03/ee/3e03ee8986f1a74b10913b066259d272--the-brain-science-fiction.jpg)
: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 19, 2018, 07:32:53 AM
I have not watched that one, my comment was made have in jest based on the nonsense I have watched that belonged on "One Star Theater" (A late weekend night showing of only the absolutely worst movies, like "The Big Claw" et al.).
: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 19, 2018, 05:21:45 PM

thanks !

that movie is definitely a relevant reference  ;D

: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 20, 2018, 02:06:43 AM

more scorpions ...

this time with a Revell 1/72 Kiowa helicopter fuselage

(https://imgur.com/FVkxiXk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/h9KvLQ4.jpg)

: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 20, 2018, 03:03:30 AM
Unique!!  It can't fly, but it sure can run over 'most any terrain.  It would be quite the light field transport.
: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin February 21, 2018, 12:46:44 AM
Turn the tip of the tail into a sensor pod/ball for looking over hills etc
: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 21, 2018, 04:36:49 AM

thanks !  ;)
: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 22, 2018, 12:06:22 PM
I would not say "cute!", because I have been educated to feel this tail is very dangerous. Anyway this is the most gorgeous less ugly scorpion I have ever seen!
: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 22, 2018, 12:24:49 PM
Turn the tip of the tail into a sensor pod/ball for looking over hills etc
Like the Martian sensor/weapons pod in George Pal's version of War of the Worlds?
: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: jcf February 22, 2018, 01:24:01 PM

a 100% organic proposal this time,
no mechanical device (e.g., aircraft) was harmed during the making of this build

I still have brains in my stash :

([url]https://imgur.com/nCuUrrA.jpg[/url])

([url]https://imgur.com/AI34lV5.jpg[/url])


Brain Bug approves.
(http://www.epilogue.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/gallery_lg/images/06/19/37218_1147320000.jpg)
: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 22, 2018, 04:07:08 PM

thans for the references : a sensor pod would indeed look like the martians,
and the brain bug is ... er ... impressive  ;)
: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 26, 2018, 02:26:42 AM

this rubber crow lost its head elsewhere :

(https://imgur.com/VQZPfXr.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/4U4gUIb.jpg)
: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 26, 2018, 05:02:27 AM
Unique and not unattractive.  What's the source of the cockpit and forward fuselage?
: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 26, 2018, 11:28:10 PM

thanks  ;)

the aircraft pieces come from a Revell 1/28 Sopwith Camel

: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe February 27, 2018, 01:03:09 AM
the aircraft pieces come from a Revell 1/28 Sopwith Camel
Lord! I had understood this bird was special, with a nose propeller, but... never, never would have I thought this bird was a camel!???! ??? ;)
: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle February 27, 2018, 02:49:07 AM
the aircraft pieces come from a Revell 1/28 Sopwith Camel
Lord! I had understood this bird was special, with a nose propeller, but... never, never would have I thought this bird was a camel!???! ??? ;)
Camel built by a legislative committee.
: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 27, 2018, 11:16:30 PM
 ;)
: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr February 28, 2018, 11:56:06 PM

the other way round, with a 1/48 Tornado (the nose of which you probably saw a while ago)

(https://imgur.com/hDZG4CJ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/p2j0lI5.jpg)

: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 01, 2018, 01:02:28 AM
Very nice!!!  The scarecrows had better watch out.
: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 01, 2018, 04:05:07 AM
 ;D
: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 01, 2018, 01:38:03 PM
*grin* Put an ALQ-99 pod on the inner wing pylons and it would clearly be able to apply to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Old Crows (EWO's).
: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 03, 2018, 01:56:27 AM

more tentacles ...

(https://imgur.com/kdEgYVj.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/BQ07pn3.jpg)
: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 03, 2018, 03:11:53 AM
It seems this is the very first VTOL octopus in the Universe: ericr are you the Creator (I mean: God)? ;)
: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k March 03, 2018, 07:00:09 AM
Clearly an octocopter...
: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 03, 2018, 07:19:12 AM
Beautiful!!  It would fit right in with a number of movie monsters - and look more plausible than several of them.
: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 03, 2018, 08:20:31 PM

thanks !

: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 05, 2018, 04:25:38 AM

the other way round

(please, oh please, you all tentacle counters, don't be too harsh, this is whif world after all, so don't criticize the mere fact that there are only four)

(https://imgur.com/CPXcaPZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/iwOYSHu.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/hI8LeVw.jpg)

: Re: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 05, 2018, 05:55:38 AM
Very attractive submersible vehicle; I can just see it being operated "wet" by either beings in breathing gear or being that breath water.  The number of tentacles is adequate for stability and locomotion without being too many to get in the way.
: Re: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 06, 2018, 07:09:02 PM

thanks !
: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 07, 2018, 02:53:29 AM

the other side of the Camel (1/28), with a tractor (1/32), and still red this time (usually I change colors when I swap stuff into chimeras)

(https://imgur.com/B6QS4tD.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/MT75FoE.jpg)

: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 07, 2018, 03:10:50 AM
intriguing!  Gives new meaning to the phrase, "Beating Swords into Plowshares".
: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k March 07, 2018, 04:04:57 AM
The tank version:
(http://www.largescaleplanes.com/Photostory/JimMerrigan/flyingtank/KT-3.jpg)
: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 07, 2018, 11:38:00 AM
Yes, this flying tractor seems designed by Antonov for Soviet farms, as civilian derivative of the flying tank... ;)
: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 07, 2018, 08:36:39 PM

thanks all !

the tank-glider is indeed a reference  ;)

: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 March 07, 2018, 08:51:48 PM
Eric, I  was missing from BTP for a long time, I have found so many fantastic ew creations of yours! I can't decide which ones are my preferred but the camel tractor and the octopus series appear very "realistic"...

Great works and fantasy as usual!

Antonio
: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 08, 2018, 05:25:04 AM

thanks again !
: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 10, 2018, 06:17:14 PM

a Mirage 2000 nose in my stash ...
and a scorpion !

(https://imgur.com/lg7L93P.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/FwxVT50.jpg)

: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 10, 2018, 06:38:58 PM
Wow! Wonderful! :-* :-*
No, no, I must remember the Scorpion is a bad & dangerous animal, like the warplane, but anyway, I am impressed! :-*
: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 10, 2018, 09:07:17 PM
 ;D
: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 12, 2018, 06:44:30 AM
Unique and interesting; I can see that scuttling around in a battle zone.
: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 13, 2018, 12:36:50 AM


thanks
: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 13, 2018, 12:38:42 AM

in both directions :

one way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/Qmm0CKT.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/VkmRBDO.jpg)

and the other way, in red :

(https://imgur.com/5PYdDb8.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2wzxWaJ.jpg)

: Re: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 13, 2018, 01:41:19 AM
Me and my family (wife and son) love your blue penguin! :-*
It is uneasy to explain but the number of propellers/hands seems just right, "like Real", no, how to say this? This is simply perfect, wonderful!
: Re: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: raafif March 13, 2018, 11:48:18 AM
love all of your stuff, ericr !  Thank God the men in white coats haven't caught you yet ! ;D
: Re: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 13, 2018, 03:20:01 PM

thanks !  ;)
: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 15, 2018, 10:11:13 PM

a Blainville beacked whale and a 1/320 DC-10 (Revell, ex-Matchbox)

one way, in yellow :

(https://imgur.com/dHaQL0W.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/wtqLa8p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/YWxzX7o.jpg)

and the other way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/Yii6KaS.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/z2QwHfA.jpg)
: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 16, 2018, 02:42:29 AM
Beautiful!!  Quite tempting for a modern Captain Ahab.
: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 16, 2018, 04:04:59 AM

thanks !  ;)
: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 17, 2018, 10:24:44 PM
The surprising angle of the tail jet looks very "biologic" (not mechanic, like free: Mother Nature decides...) ;) :-*
: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 18, 2018, 12:06:11 AM

the angle depends on the movements of the whale  ;)
: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 18, 2018, 04:37:49 PM
This jet that could go in every direction is a marvel, yes. :-*
: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 19, 2018, 04:56:58 AM
 ;)
: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 23, 2018, 05:51:50 AM

the dozer was in my spares box, coming from a 1/35 T-55

(https://imgur.com/nBCJtvw.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/X5Z6ICM.jpg)

: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin March 23, 2018, 08:25:46 AM
That merged with a Super Hornet would be cool
: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 23, 2018, 09:37:25 AM
That merged with a Super Hornet would be cool
or a Phantom II. 

When this one charges, you definitely want to be out of its path.
: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 23, 2018, 11:23:51 AM
Funny!
It may be "useful" to remove snow too, if the animal part in it accepts it. ;)
: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 23, 2018, 07:42:58 PM

 ;D

I have tried a rhino and F-16 earlier in this thread  ;)
: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia March 24, 2018, 05:32:57 AM
It may be "useful" to remove snow too, if the animal part in it accepts it. ;)

That would have to be a woolly rhino  ;)
: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 25, 2018, 08:54:58 PM
 ;)
: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 27, 2018, 02:26:07 AM

Once I thought about it, looking at the turtle, I just had to buy the corresponding tank
(one I had in the stash was too small ...) (and luckily, I also had a spare turtle head there too ...)

one way, in yellow :

(https://imgur.com/izKwHrw.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/YaMNRjG.jpg)

the other way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/DudELBH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/4s48wKL.jpg)
: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle March 27, 2018, 09:42:37 AM
Beautiful!!  Both of them!!
: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 27, 2018, 12:55:03 PM
Beautiful!!  Both of them!!
I feel the same:  :-* :-*
: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 29, 2018, 04:54:14 AM

thanks !
: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr March 31, 2018, 03:45:42 AM

one more pic, before moving to something completely different

(https://imgur.com/74x8sVj.jpg)

: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Tophe March 31, 2018, 12:42:05 PM
before moving to something completely different
please don't move too far, as you were enjoying us so much... ;)
: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 01, 2018, 03:23:42 AM
 ;)
: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 03, 2018, 12:38:02 AM

some time ago, I did stuff using scorpions figurines, like this :

(https://imgur.com/lg7L93P.jpg)


and Tophe was inspired to do these

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairT_bd.jpg)


which inspired me to do those :

(https://imgur.com/cGwoEB0.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Dmh5cIK.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/7kWZuix.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/4ZLb7mR.jpg)

: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 03, 2018, 10:06:26 AM
Some very interesting "wildlife" there: I would not wish to run into either on a dark night.
: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 04, 2018, 01:16:54 AM
 ;D
: AC-47 & horse, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 08, 2018, 03:36:37 AM

one way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/97sHdc2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/84wzxY1.jpg)

and the other way, in red :

(https://imgur.com/jXgXsca.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/zdeoeJL.jpg)

: Re: AC-47 & horse, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: John Howling Mouse April 09, 2018, 06:58:48 AM
Gives a whole new meaning to the term 'workhorse'!
: Re: AC-47 & horse, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 09, 2018, 09:57:55 PM


 ;D
: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 13, 2018, 11:30:42 PM

another horse-based kitbash : with a 1/35 M16 half-track

(https://imgur.com/27BCvgK.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/GpZCxmC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/fW8attl.jpg)
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 14, 2018, 01:56:47 AM
Bio-technic origin of the specification for Imperial AT-At walkers?  Beautiful piece of work, here.
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 14, 2018, 03:53:58 PM


 :D

: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Frank3k April 15, 2018, 01:50:49 AM
What's the horse-power on that thing? It's one horse, but it's HUGE.
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 15, 2018, 06:53:51 PM
 ;D
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Artoor_K April 16, 2018, 03:53:42 PM
I don't want to put the cat among the pigeons, maybe there are Salvador Dali or Dr.Frankenstein or Picasso (or super-deformer" anime-style) fans but why this topic is in "Aerospace" ? For this kind of creations there should be place named "Art" of "Abstract Art". Ericr ,please, don't take it as a attack on your imagination or style.
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin April 17, 2018, 01:31:38 AM
Good point - I have moved it accordingly so as to better reflect Eric's diverse tastes in creations.
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 17, 2018, 03:13:18 AM

well the reason why it is in aerospace is that quite often there are bits of aircraft in my stuff :
I didn't see a problem in making non-aircraft things from time to time, but if necessary, I can use another thread for non-aircraft stuff, and keep this one in aerospace for aircraft hybrids? (otherwise maybe people following this will get lost ?)
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Artoor_K April 17, 2018, 04:01:33 AM

well the reason why it is in aerospace is that quite often there are bits of aircraft in my stuff :
I didn't see a problem in making non-aircraft things from time to time, but if necessary, I can use another thread for non-aircraft stuff, and keep this one in aerospace for aircraft hybrids? (otherwise maybe people following this will get lost ?)


Well , IMHO this is not aerospace, nor land nor sea no matter what parts will you use...this is "ART":) You should have whole section for you called f.ex. "ART" or sth like that :)  Because there is no such place here, "Other" is best of them. Build anything you want , any way you want :)
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 17, 2018, 04:20:01 PM

IMHO, it should not be exclusive, and aerospace begins when there is soething related to aircraft, that is why I was posting there, and would like to continue at least for the builds involving parts of aircraft. As you say, "Other" is for anything else, that is ti say nothing in particular.
: Re: M16 half-track & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin April 18, 2018, 01:12:58 AM
Guys, it has now been moved to the "Other" category so that it can cover everything and anything. 
: Lakota & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 30, 2018, 12:34:05 AM

oops, have been away and busy, so I have to catch up publishing the series ...

and in the meantime, my thread was moved here :
let's see if it has not become too invisible :
just say hello if you come by here

the other half of the horse,with a half of a Revell 1/32 Lakota
(which is an aircraft ;-) )

(https://imgur.com/s6u4vSh.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/TFTCoBD.jpg)

: Re: Lakota & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle April 30, 2018, 04:18:35 AM
Cute!  Undoubtedly a supply horse for the air cavalry.
: Re: Lakota & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr April 30, 2018, 07:38:36 PM
 ;D
: Re: Lakota & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Acree May 01, 2018, 01:53:12 AM
hello!

FYI, I love your stuff and look forward to each new concoction, but I agree it does not belong in "Aerospace,' so I will happily come here to see it. 

Chuck
: Re: Lakota & horse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 01, 2018, 05:39:13 PM

 thanks

: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 03, 2018, 06:32:07 PM

the other side of the Lakota, with a 1/35 M16 as a base :

(https://imgur.com/yMTCK06.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/E3gwTH0.jpg)

: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Jacques Deguerre May 03, 2018, 07:41:26 PM
THAT is just too cool! Lakota fuselage on a halftrack frame equals awesome daily driver!  ;D
: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin May 04, 2018, 01:59:59 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Acree May 04, 2018, 02:47:51 AM
My first thought was: planetary rover for space exploration
: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher May 04, 2018, 06:25:54 AM
My first thought was: planetary rover for space exploration

That's where my mind went as well.

Nice work, eric! Blue was an excellent choice to tie it all together.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle May 04, 2018, 07:20:54 AM
My first thought was: planetary rover for space exploration
That was my first thought, followed immediately by "Gerry Anderson would love it!"
: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 04, 2018, 02:31:14 PM
 ;D
: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia May 05, 2018, 04:32:13 AM
Your Lakota/M16 hybrid is fabulous ... in all senses  :-*
: Re: Lakota & half-track, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 05, 2018, 06:19:51 PM

thanks !

: Lakota & apatosaurus, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 12, 2018, 09:53:52 PM

another Lakota evolution :
with legs from a Lindberg Apatosaurus kit :

(https://imgur.com/mRXvlZU.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Rm6Md83.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/DJYSVO5.jpg)

: Re: Lakota & apatosaurus, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin May 13, 2018, 02:12:38 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Lakota & apatosaurus, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle May 13, 2018, 03:32:27 AM
Nice all-terrain transport, I like.
: Re: Lakota & apatosaurus, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 13, 2018, 04:04:59 AM

thanks !
: elephant & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 18, 2018, 05:52:29 PM

another chance meeting on a modelling table

the Twin Otter is a very fexible kit ...

(https://imgur.com/RrdfkaZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/xUrUk5j.jpg)
: Re: elephant & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle May 19, 2018, 12:26:26 AM
Perfect for comfortable jungle travel!
: Re: elephant & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 22, 2018, 02:31:46 PM
 ;D
: Manatee & An-2 Colt, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 22, 2018, 07:33:07 PM

the inspriring, elegant and aerodynamic silhouette of the Manatee has a nice fit with an An-2,

one way :

(https://imgur.com/CggnbzA.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/OikFK1S.jpg)

or the other :

(https://imgur.com/pZGDqYZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/lUvwM0a.jpg)
: elephant & Huey, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 24, 2018, 03:47:01 AM

you may have wondered what had become of the head of the previous elephant.

Here we go :

(with a Revell 1/72 Huey)

(https://imgur.com/gEl0MhZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/j6Fwvgv.jpg)
: Re: elephant & Huey, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle May 24, 2018, 08:54:54 AM
Have to watch for interference between blades and trunk, but looks great.
: Re: elephant & Huey, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 24, 2018, 10:22:18 PM

thanks  ;)
: Do-27 & horse, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 28, 2018, 03:38:57 AM

one way :

(https://imgur.com/JwiQsSQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/b90fU7V.jpg)

and the other :

(https://imgur.com/uTCrOQx.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/XUz4yJT.jpg)
: Re: Do-27 & horse, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle May 28, 2018, 08:48:38 AM
Cute, and interesting.
: Re: Do-27 & horse, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr May 28, 2018, 07:33:42 PM
thanks !
: Whale & C47, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 05, 2018, 03:02:57 AM

one way, blue :

(https://imgur.com/UcUanFg.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/WYEdBrO.jpg)


and the other, red :

(https://imgur.com/1qgpmT7.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/mPWwqH5.jpg)



: Re: Whale & C47, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 05, 2018, 10:00:22 AM
Both make for interesting transport modes; does the winged whale refuel through that open mouth?
: Re: Whale & C47, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 05, 2018, 07:09:04 PM

 ;)
: Ju-52 & Cerberus, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 07, 2018, 07:55:30 PM

the Tante Ju being a trimotor, I thought about using the three Cerberus heads I had in my spares box :

(https://imgur.com/YvKLzzX.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/tLocZu5.jpg)

: Re: Whale & C47, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 08, 2018, 12:40:30 AM
Now that looks cool!!  I could just see something like that being the personal transport of some high muckety-muck.
: Re: Ju-52 & Cerberus, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 08, 2018, 02:51:26 AM
 ;D
: Seal & Tomcat, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 15, 2018, 08:00:30 AM
still reducing my stash, gradually ...

a seal meets a Tomcat (1/144 Revell)

(https://imgur.com/2ALwC9U.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/PjR4Ht1.jpg)
: Re: Seal & Tomcat, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 15, 2018, 09:13:22 AM
Cute!!
: Re: Seal & Tomcat, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 16, 2018, 01:52:29 AM
 ;)
: Tomcat & giraffe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 19, 2018, 03:05:03 PM
the other side of the Tomcat,

with a giraffe head and neck

that was in my parts box from an earlier project :

(https://imgur.com/rbaojuq.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/6GpiHBb.jpg)
: Re: Tomcat & giraffe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 20, 2018, 02:11:57 AM
Perfect for taking a high-level look for trouble.  That yellow goes perfectly with the giraffe head.

So,,,Who/what gets the seal's head?
: Re: Tomcat & giraffe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 20, 2018, 05:15:57 AM

 ;D

the seal's head is a bit small, but who knows, maube ine day an idea ... ;)
: Halifax & Ju-52, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 26, 2018, 03:45:09 AM
remainings of the day (or from long ago)

(https://imgur.com/LRVJjuc.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/y58qkVs.jpg)
: Re: Tomcat & giraffe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 26, 2018, 04:25:47 AM
Definitely has the look down for a design from the 1930's.  What bits and pieces went into this uniquely attractive model?
: Re: Tomcat & giraffe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin June 26, 2018, 04:27:36 AM
I love it.  Has an Italian look to it.
: Re: Tomcat & giraffe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle June 26, 2018, 04:29:25 AM
I love it.  Has an Italian look to it.
True, though it would need a third engine to *really* look Italian. ;)
: Re: Tomcat & giraffe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin June 26, 2018, 04:32:08 AM
Not necessarily...

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Fiat_B.R.20_3-view.svg/2000px-Fiat_B.R.20_3-view.svg.png)
(https://img00.deviantart.net/177b/i/2008/142/f/1/fiat_br_20_aircraft_by_araeld.jpg)

Actually the resemblance with the Fiat BR.20 is striking.
: Re: Halifax & Ju-52, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 26, 2018, 05:21:28 AM

thanx !

I hadn't thought of Italy, but resemblance is there indeed
: Re: Halifax & Ju-52, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: jcf June 26, 2018, 06:22:04 AM
Italian?  ???

Looks very British, rather Hendon-ish.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Fairey_Hendon_K1695.jpg/1024px-Fairey_Hendon_K1695.jpg)

With Handley-Page Harrow or Bristol Bombay type spatted undercarriage.
(http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/15/237/large_000000.jpg)
: Re: Halifax & Ju-52, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher June 26, 2018, 07:36:56 AM
remainings of the day (or from long ago)

(https://imgur.com/LRVJjuc.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/y58qkVs.jpg)

I especially like how you "backdated" this one!

Most excellent, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Halifax & Ju-52, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr June 26, 2018, 05:49:57 PM

thanks again !

: UH1D & Twin Otter, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 02, 2018, 03:54:30 AM
the other part from the elephant above in this thread, with the so versatile Twin Otter :

(https://imgur.com/uZmTLd1.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/l3bCVUK.jpg)
: Re: UH1D & Twin Otter, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 02, 2018, 09:40:07 AM
Unique and not at all unattractive.
: Re: UH1D & Twin Otter, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 02, 2018, 06:49:04 PM

not ugly indeed  ;D
: Re: Ju-52 & Cerberus, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 July 02, 2018, 07:24:28 PM

the Tante Ju being a trimotor, I thought about using the three Cerberus heads I had in my spares box :

(https://imgur.com/YvKLzzX.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/tLocZu5.jpg)

I love the Cerberus!!! Maybe the best IMHO up to now!
: Re: UH1D & Twin Otter, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 03, 2018, 12:41:18 AM

thanxalot!
: Tractor & H500, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 07, 2018, 06:34:36 PM
from an 1/48 H500

(https://imgur.com/zlCbxDX.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ROkacFK.jpg)

: Re: Tractor & H500, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: andonio64 July 08, 2018, 12:12:16 AM
 :o 8)
: Re: Tractor & H500, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 08, 2018, 04:10:07 AM
Just what you need to quickly get to the more remote fields that need working.  Very nice!!
: Re: Tractor & H500, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Camthalion July 08, 2018, 08:38:44 AM
very cool
: Re: Tractor & H500, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 08, 2018, 07:57:06 PM

thanks !
: Tractor & Mirage 2000, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 12, 2018, 04:23:17 PM
a bit faster (potentially)

(https://imgur.com/4G9h4vs.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/o7wvJMn.jpg)

: Re: Tractor & Mirage 2000, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 13, 2018, 06:24:37 AM
All the better to get out there quickly and work those far fields.
: Re: Tractor & Mirage 2000, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 13, 2018, 08:26:49 AM
Now that's one heck of a crop-duster!

I like this one a lot. If you'd painted it green instead of blue I bet you could get someone to believe it was the latest in the John Deer/Dassault line.

Nice one, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Tractor & Mirage 2000, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 13, 2018, 08:56:29 AM
Now that's one heck of a crop-duster!

I like this one a lot. If you'd painted it green instead of blue I bet you could get someone to believe it was the latest in the John Deer/Dassault line.
{cue}John Deere Green by Joe Diffie
: Re: Tractor & Mirage 2000, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 13, 2018, 04:01:44 PM
 ;D
: neo - Crusader AG4, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 15, 2018, 07:13:04 PM
I stumbled upon this, and was stunned :

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WlU6A3W0bGo/WoCq3-r5dlI/AAAAAAAAjNw/iUVFwrTNb8si1tPKA92qQSuwyhJE32nVQCLcBGAs/s1600/0111205902252_0_av72023.jpg)




especially as I had in my spares box a fuselage of a HD500, and a few other ingredients ... so I had to do something about it ;
I had to go and dig deep into the box for the spats, from a resin Arado 95, but the rest (Twin Otthe wings, P38 tail) were easier to find.



(https://imgur.com/z3vmjQW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/czLdHGF.jpg)

: Re: neo - Crusader AG4, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: AXOR July 16, 2018, 12:19:24 AM
Lovely
: Re: neo - Crusader AG4, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 16, 2018, 03:01:42 AM
Beautiful!!  Definitely looks the part of a descendent of the AG-4.
: Re: neo - Crusader AG4, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: kerick July 16, 2018, 07:09:28 AM
True kitbashing at its best!!!!!
: Re: neo - Crusader AG4, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 17, 2018, 04:19:43 AM

thanks !

: MIR space station & visitors, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 18, 2018, 03:27:20 PM
I had this kit of the MIR station for some years, second hand and half begun, and I finally did something with,
like a gathering of space craft up there (involving wings from various donors : Twin Otter ; Albatross W4 ; P38 ; CF-100 ; Mi-2 ; Sinagot)

(https://imgur.com/jk7JyNv.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/7jzhjMB.jpg)

: Re: MIR space station & visitors, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 19, 2018, 05:28:44 AM
That has a wonderful anime look to it.  I would imagine some of those wings are used as radiators (likely the largest ones, you need a large radiating surface in space) while others are photo-electric arrays for power.
: Re: MIR space station & visitors, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 19, 2018, 07:07:55 PM

when I did it it reminded me of the cafe where all characters meet in Porco Rosso : but then, in space  ;)

: Re: MIR space station & visitors, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 20, 2018, 09:36:22 AM
That could be interesting to do if you had similarly-sized models of ships from several different science-fiction universes (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Space Battleship Yamato, Honor Harrington (preferably one of the late-model Grand Alliance SD(P) units), etc.).
: Re: MIR space station & visitors, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin July 21, 2018, 07:05:03 AM
 :smiley:
: solar aircraft, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 22, 2018, 04:09:07 AM

to go with the MIR space station, and to re-use all those solar panels in the kit, here are some solar aircraft, across different periods of aircraft history :

(https://imgur.com/aDA2xPx.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/D5utzvt.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/68owgLP.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/uXOkmtT.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/1RCzeKh.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Zv5PEmS.jpg)


and this time I even used the decals !!!  :o
: Re: MIR space station & visitors, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle July 22, 2018, 04:10:11 AM
Very nice!!
: Re: solar aircraft, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Camthalion July 22, 2018, 06:32:54 AM
Nice ones
: Re: solar aircraft, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 22, 2018, 03:45:20 PM
thanks !  ;D

a few more (I of course re-used all the available solar panels  ;) )
covering other scales and motorization :

(https://imgur.com/iUBKbe7.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/NO0cyaV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/lVVzQkv.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/mS9TjrK.jpg)
: Re: solar aircraft, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: Brian da Basher July 25, 2018, 06:46:22 AM
I think these are my favorites on this thread so far.

Love the solar panels. Alternative energy is big these days.

Well done, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: solar aircraft, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr July 26, 2018, 02:32:20 PM

thanks !
: Re: solar aircraft, yellow & a. Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: GTX_Admin July 28, 2018, 07:19:13 AM
 :smiley:
: Twin Otter & scorpion, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 06, 2018, 11:22:30 PM
the always so flexible Revell ex-Matchbox twin Otter :

(https://imgur.com/E2pXlaV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/d8YXdwt.jpg)

: Re: Twin Otter & scorpion, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle August 07, 2018, 02:48:17 AM
Definitely an armed all-terrain transport!!  Looks good to me.
: Re: Twin Otter & scorpion, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 07, 2018, 03:13:36 PM

thanks  ;D
: Scorpion & PZL-37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 07, 2018, 09:14:52 PM
the PZL-37 is also quite flexible for hybrids :

(https://imgur.com/82cUqWW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/wIRMEMj.jpg)

: insects & I16 & Po2, red & yellow & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 13, 2018, 03:13:47 PM

dragonflies, moths, ants, bees, ...
and 1/144 I16 & Po2

(https://imgur.com/l5icVLD.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/H8qUAVq.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/h7we6bq.jpg)

: Re: insects & I16 & Po2, red & yellow & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle August 14, 2018, 06:42:38 AM
Some very interesting beauties there.
: Re: insects & I16 & Po2, red & yellow & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 14, 2018, 06:43:28 PM

thanks !
: Re: insects & I16 & Po2, red & yellow & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: apophenia August 15, 2018, 06:10:18 AM
Love these but your Łoś/Skorpion takes the cake  ;D
: Re: insects & I16 & Po2, red & yellow & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 16, 2018, 02:53:46 PM
 ;)
: insects &SB-2 &Blenheim, red &yellow &blue Re:hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 17, 2018, 05:37:44 PM
 a few more, 1/200 :

(https://imgur.com/NpKOl8C.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/uSiut6K.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/kQ0OYMm.jpg)

: Re: insects &SB-2 &Blenheim, red &yellow &blue Re:hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle August 18, 2018, 12:39:30 PM
Again, very cute.
: Re: insects &SB-2 &Blenheim, red &yellow &blue Re:hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 19, 2018, 04:32:30 PM
thanks again !

: Kangaroo and F5E's, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 27, 2018, 08:02:46 PM
For this one I was first thinking of Tomcats (but they were too large for that), and then of a pair of F5Es (one in 1/72, the other in 1/144) :

(https://imgur.com/ZjWVJ8O.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/4aEOqM5.jpg)
: Re: Kangaroo and F5E's, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle August 28, 2018, 01:11:29 AM
How cute!!  She's carrying a young one in her pouch.
: Re: Kangaroo and F5E's, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 28, 2018, 06:15:18 PM

 ;)
: Snakes & F5E's, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 30, 2018, 01:23:40 AM
the F5E airframes were used with some remains in my spare parts box : snakes heads, from earlier projects :

(https://imgur.com/6lggKcx.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/LswymQA.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/tEz3ruJ.jpg)

: Re: Snakes & F5E's, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: elmayerle August 30, 2018, 01:52:45 AM
Not just Sidewinders (a breed of rattlesnake that senses heat) on the wingtips for these.  Definitely unique looks.
: Re: Snakes & F5E's, red & blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
: ericr August 30, 2018, 03:02:42 PM
 ;D
: Hustler & Tomcat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 05, 2018, 04:02:10 AM
an aircraft / aircraft hybrid :


(https://imgur.com/BhaaTkh.jpg)


funnily the appropriate width of the fuselage makes for well-working coordinated VG wings

(https://imgur.com/skL9abF.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/fdqsap2.jpg)
: Re: Hustler & Tomcat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: apophenia September 07, 2018, 12:06:12 AM
an aircraft / aircraft hybrid : ...

 ;D ;D  Great - and natural-looking - combination!
: Re: Hustler & Tomcat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 07, 2018, 02:26:57 AM

thanks !  ;)
: Re: Hustler & Tomcat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: elmayerle September 07, 2018, 03:42:08 AM
That one definitely looks like it's a "should be" rather than a "what if"!!  that's an entirely gorgeous aircraft.
: Re: Hustler & Tomcat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: kerick September 08, 2018, 08:44:10 AM
Looks like you hit a dinger! Baseball talk for a home run! 8)
: Re: Hustler & Tomcat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: GTX_Admin September 08, 2018, 10:44:44 AM
That one definitely looks like it's a "should be" rather than a "what if"!!  that's an entirely gorgeous aircraft.

Agreed
: Re: Hustler & Tomcat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 08, 2018, 04:53:48 PM

thanks again !

: Tomcat & Hustler, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 09, 2018, 04:40:21 AM
the other way round, simply :

(https://imgur.com/0c2wbPH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/VMoZxH0.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/M2ZxX4s.jpg)

: Re: Tomcat & Hustler, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: Brian da Basher September 10, 2018, 12:09:47 AM
I like this one! It looks cute as a button, not a phrase often used in regards to a B-58.

Your imagination is off the charts!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Tomcat & Hustler, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: elmayerle September 10, 2018, 03:10:31 AM
I agree 100% with Sir Brian.
: Re: Tomcat & Hustler, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 10, 2018, 03:24:36 AM

thanks  ;)
: Re: Tomcat & Hustler, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: kerick September 10, 2018, 06:56:10 AM
How is it these two aircraft aft work so well together?! Makes me want to build my own versions!
: Re: Tomcat & Hustler, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 10, 2018, 06:59:45 AM

please do it !
you might imagine liveries they would wear as well
 ;D
: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 14, 2018, 03:21:52 AM
talking about aircraft having comparable sizes ...

here comes, in the very same 1/72 scale, a Tomcat mixed with a B-17G fuselage I had left from an earlier project :

(https://imgur.com/XDu9aBa.jpg)

here too the wings are movable (but not together, individually)

(https://imgur.com/krUAUCK.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/sVSFvxF.jpg)
: Re: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: kerick September 14, 2018, 07:19:30 AM
That looks like something from an anime movie! Cool!!
: Re: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 14, 2018, 07:32:36 PM

thanks !

: Re: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 14, 2018, 09:32:32 PM
close-up front views of Tomcats (and derivatives) have something striking

(https://imgur.com/AqOGhFR.jpg)

: Re: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: Camthalion September 15, 2018, 05:42:37 AM
they fit together well.  Nice work
: Re: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: elmayerle September 15, 2018, 01:20:23 PM
Looks cool.  I would've tried for more and faired over those wing stubs but, here, they add character.
: Re: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 15, 2018, 05:06:43 PM

thanks !

I have thought about that question of wing stubs indeed : then the intakes fit nicely with them, so I thought it was not bad like that, as a flat surface jleading to the air intake.
: Tomcat & bat wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 18, 2018, 06:44:28 PM
the other half of the Tomcat, with rubber bat wings (I have now a few others in my stash), and the original kit's Airfix stand

(https://imgur.com/iQCBPax.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/wXG5vmi.jpg)

with the red thread from the rubber bat, it can be attached to the ceiling
: Re: Tomcat & bat wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: elmayerle September 18, 2018, 09:45:05 PM
Obviously a great night fighter.  That looks cute.
: Re: Tomcat & bat wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 18, 2018, 10:54:54 PM

a night fighter, indeed !  ;D

: Re: Tomcat & bat wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: Brian da Basher September 19, 2018, 04:19:02 AM
You know, that's just batty.
 ;D ;D ;D
Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Great thinking eric and seeing those rubber bat wings again really took me back!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Tomcat & bat wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: Camthalion September 19, 2018, 06:37:27 AM
haha cool
: Re: Tomcat & bat wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
: ericr September 19, 2018, 03:32:04 PM


thanks  ;)