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Offline Kerick

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2017, 09:13:44 AM »
That sure makes me wonder how hard it would be to build a Catalina with in line engines......

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2017, 12:19:35 PM »
The other idea was marvelous too, thanks!:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2017, 01:05:20 PM »
or with even shorter "booms":

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2017, 02:23:37 AM »
A Lightning P-38, even truncated and turned seaplane must be a twin-something (not only twin-engine), so a Twin-Catalina low part seems a good idea... ;) ??? :-\
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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2017, 02:47:19 AM »
Ooo, the Lightning with scale-o-rama Twin-Catalina floats is very nice  :)
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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2017, 03:44:14 AM »
The last two are especially nice.

Your work is very pleasing to the eye, mon ami!

Great stuff, Tophe!

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2017, 01:14:45 AM »
Thanks!
The Twin-Mustalina was more "logical":

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2017, 02:01:11 AM »
Years back, I already presented floaty P-38s and P-51s, but I will try to invent new ones... :-X ;)



totally amazing !

and do-able in plastic ! I might try someday ...

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2017, 02:14:55 AM »
These gorgeous scaleorama'd Catalightnings -  :-* - give me an idea: Catalina hull (without tail or with the tail and rudder incorporated into the Lightning tailplane?) with Lightning cockpit incorporated into the hull. Wings and engines from a Lightning airframe (sans cockpit nacelle) mounted on the Catalina's pylon? Kinda like a fighter-sized Bv 138 Flying Clog.


EDIT: Just had a dig through the stash and found a 1/144 PBY and a 1/72 Lightning. The PBY hull looks a tad small. Should be much easier on the eye with either a 1/100-ish PBY to go with the 1/72 P-38 or - perish the thought  :o - go Quarter Scale with a 1/72 PBY and a 1/48 Lightning.

Anybody know where to find a 1/100-ish Monogram Catalina or two?  :P
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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2017, 02:27:13 AM »
Thanks ericr!

And ChernayaAkula: I al working on your idea (if I understand it). Thanks also.
EDIT: I tried:
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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2017, 03:54:29 PM »
Maybe I misunderstood partly, so I try again:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2017, 04:02:14 PM »
Usually I prefer twin-boom but this five-boom one is sexy...:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2017, 04:10:10 PM »
Usually I prefer twin-boom but
A twin-boom version was very possible too:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2017, 04:23:35 PM »
And a twin-hull (symmetric, pusher) version:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2017, 04:52:49 PM »
Here is the collection of ChA-38A to F (Lightalina and Twin-Lightalina):


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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2017, 07:11:46 PM »
And on the Baikal Lake were Ekranoplan Lightnings too...:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2017, 07:55:41 PM »
Of course there were Mustang Ekranoplanes too:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #67 on: February 25, 2017, 09:55:01 PM »
 :)

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #68 on: February 25, 2017, 11:40:05 PM »
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And ChernayaAkula: I al working on your idea (if I understand it). Thanks also.
EDIT: I tried:

Very nice.  :D
This first one (in post #59) is almost what I thought. :) I thought about mounting the Lightning without the cockpit nacelle on the Catalina's pylon (the thing connecting fuselage to wings) and fairing the Lightning's cockpit (just the canopy basically) on the Catalina's hull. I suppose the Catalina's vertical rudder would attach to the Lightning's horizontal rudder.

Love the Ekranoplan versions. :-*
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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #69 on: February 25, 2017, 11:51:36 PM »
All of these are fantastic! Now I must buy all the Catalina, P-38 and F-82 kits I can find!!!!!

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #70 on: February 26, 2017, 12:00:49 AM »
Thanks a lot Kerick!
Chernaya Akula, is the drawing below closer to your dream? ;)

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #71 on: February 26, 2017, 03:01:49 AM »
YES! It's perfect!  :-* Just what I imagined. Gonna have to build that one day!  :)
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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #72 on: February 26, 2017, 02:08:18 PM »
I think this latest one is the best but the Ekranoplanes are awesome too!

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #73 on: February 26, 2017, 02:28:42 PM »
Thanks!
And I have twinned the Mustang ekranoplane also:

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Re: P-38 & 51 new seaplanes
« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2017, 05:30:45 PM »
YES! It's perfect!  :-* Just what I imagined. Gonna have to build that one day!  :)
Thanks! While, this well explained ChA-38G is not necessarily the final one but a new source of derivatives ChA-38H and I - aka Z)...