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Offline Robomog

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Huey River Taxi
« on: May 03, 2023, 04:38:15 AM »
Hi all

I think I'm embracing my inner ericr on this one as I am combining this.



With this



And these



And then I realised  the brief was for an amphibian so I have to work these into the mix



 The Huey was Part of a large job lot i brought a few years back so i don't know who the manufacturer is but from the rotor width it's that strange 1/48 scale (gasps of horror from certain quarters, braces for backlash  :D), the prop is from a 1/72 sea fury and the floats are from a 1/72 Ju 52 which i think are just big enough, so a bit of scale-o-rama going on as well.

Currently trying to paint the interior in place as it would not easily break down any more without doing damage.

More when it happens........

Mog
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PS Mr moderator sir, if this contravenes any of the rules please let me know  :smiley:
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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2023, 01:01:19 PM »
Some sort of Florida air boat?

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2023, 01:22:59 PM »
1/48? Sir please kindly proclaim that you will rescale it to a more civilized 1/72.

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2023, 03:56:11 PM »
1/48? Sir please kindly proclaim that you will rescale it to a more civilized 1/72.

I find that remark to be rather self-defeating. How can something be both civilised and 1/72 scale? ???

As every true gentleman knows, 1/48 is the scale for a person of refined decorum and civility! :icon_meditation:
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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2023, 04:09:10 PM »
I think I'm embracing my inner ericr on this one as I am combining this.

 :o ;D

curious to see this scale-o-rama floating "thing"  ;)

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2023, 08:41:16 PM »
Hi all

I think I'm embracing my inner ericr on this one as I am combining this.



With this



And these



And then I realised  the brief was for an amphibian so I have to work these into the mix



 The Huey was Part of a large job lot i brought a few years back so i don't know who the manufacturer is but from the rotor width it's that strange 1/48 scale (gasps of horror from certain quarters, braces for backlash  :D), the prop is from a 1/72 sea fury and the floats are from a 1/72 Ju 52 which i think are just big enough, so a bit of scale-o-rama going on as well.

Currently trying to paint the interior in place as it would not easily break down any more without doing damage.

More when it happens........

Mog
>^-.-^<

PS Mr moderator sir, if this contravenes any of the rules please let me know  :smiley:

Moderator approved and appreciated.  Please continue with your project, good sir!

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2023, 09:51:42 PM »
<snip> The Huey was Part of a large job lot i brought a few years back so i don't know who the manufacturer is but from the rotor width it's that strange 1/48 scale (gasps of horror from certain quarters, braces for backlash  :D)
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Offline robunos

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2023, 10:11:31 PM »
Picking up 'Hydrosan' vibes, here . . .   ;)   :D


cheers,
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2023, 12:27:25 AM »
Whatever this turns out to be it will be fun to see it come together!

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2023, 05:44:04 AM »
Excellent concept 'Mog  :smiley:

... I'm embracing my inner ericr on this one ...

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2023, 07:56:00 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

Robunos :  very much a hydrosan vibe,  I probably had it in my  subconscious when the brain cells collided

Frank3k/Old Wombat:  I am a dyed in the wool 1/72 scaler but occasionally one goes to the dark side ( I have a Bristol Boxkite in the pipeline now that really is the dark side !)

Lemonjello(Mr moderator): big thanks

Kerick : yes there will be some airboat influences.  I think my major influence is Vietnam,  they converted drop tanks into boats so why not convert an abandoned Huey into a river taxi ;D

Jeffrey: thanks for that, there's no indication of the manufacturer on the major parts

Mog
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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2023, 11:35:07 AM »
Super concept  :smiley:  --  look forward to the build.

Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2023, 01:14:10 AM »
X2!!! :smiley:

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2023, 02:50:29 PM »
Hydroglisseur surely, not "hydrosan". ;)

RAF bitsa from WWII, used for rescue in the Nile Delta.
Walrus engine "pod", Fairey IIIF floats, Hawker Hart family rudder.



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Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2023, 06:05:18 AM »
Hi all

Love that RAF boat. I've probably got most of the major parts for that hmmmm food for thought............


Meanwhile.....

Painting of the interior continues and I should  start weathering shortly.

Working on the floats to install the retractable under carriage



Progress is a bit slow at the moment as the cats are making a move on my work bench



Erik keeps pinching my chair



Tich is trying to occupy the work surface



And is using dirty tactics  :o

Some stern words might be needed here  ::)

Thanks for looking..........

Mog
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2023, 11:13:27 AM »
Hydroglisseur surely, not "hydrosan". ;)

RAF bitsa from WWII, used for rescue in the Nile Delta.
Walrus engine "pod", Fairey IIIF floats, Hawker Hart family rudder.



Besson hydroglisseur 1920.


Didn’t someone build one of these?

Offline robunos

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2023, 05:03:04 PM »
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something Whiff-y this way comes . . .

Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2023, 01:39:16 AM »
I remember that,  brilliant build  :smiley:

Mog
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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2023, 03:04:13 AM »

Progress is a bit slow at the moment as the cats are making a move on my work bench


You only think it is your work bench  ;)
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Offline robunos

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2023, 03:11:49 AM »
I remember that,  brilliant build  :smiley:

Mog
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Thanks . . .  :-[   :D


cheers,
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2023, 01:35:55 AM »
How’s it going on this project? I’d love to see what you had in mind!

Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2023, 10:14:04 AM »
Hi all

Painting the interior is nearly finished, just needs a little tidying up then I can get down to some serious weathering before closing up.





You can see from the pics that half the cabin roof came away while I was trying to disassemble the kit.  ::)

It was at that point I decided to stop and paint it as is

More when it happens........ 

Mog
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2023, 04:10:06 AM »
Interior is looking good!  :smiley:
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2023, 09:49:27 AM »
Hi all

Here's a quick mock up of the concept......







The prop will probably be extended rearwards a bit and the placement of the floats may change. I'm hoping to get a protective cage around the prop if space allows and maybe some rudders

I was originally going to have the huey as purely waterborne but the GB brief requires it to be an amphibian so I am incorporating wheels into the floats, they will be something like this....





Here's the story so far...



The rear wheels including the wheel wells are complete, I now need to work on the front wheels and make sure the are strong enough to take the weight of the water craft.

Thanks for looking.

Mog
>^-.-^<
« Last Edit: May 19, 2023, 09:52:44 AM by Robomog »
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2023, 10:06:25 AM »
I’d suggest some wood planks for a “deck” on each side under the doors. Looking awesome!