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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Cruiser de l' Air
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:27:06 AM »
A hull from an old Space Battleship Yamato series kit ( the standard Earth battleship, not the Yamato ),
some hull bits from some ancient Revell or Renwal ship, wings from skirt armor off of some 1/35 Mk. IV,
and typically French turrets from a Walther railroad accessories set. Suggestions for a paint scheme and a name would be welcome.




Visible exclusively in this shot, the Winans-Schneider Rotor pod ( to be mounted above the wing )


If you're wondering what in tarnation* a Winans-Schneider Rotor pod is, it's something like these...
http://www.vernianera.com/CigarBoats.html


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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 04:47:06 AM »
Some names for this cool Cruiser:

Roland or Durandal (The wing looks a bit like a sword) both stereotypical European weapon system names.

"le Grand Condé" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis,_Grand_Cond%C3%A9

"Jean Lafitte" if you want a more rakish name.

The turrets look awesome!

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 06:50:03 AM »
This looks verrry cool  :D
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 04:39:05 PM »
Really really interesting!

As for the name, if you want to keep the French flavour, spiced up with some Australian influences, I would suggest
 "Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni d'Entrecasteaux". Or the abbreviation "Bruny d'Entrecasteaux" ;)

The guy that explored the Australian coast in 1792, looking for the lost expedition "La Perouse".
His name was given to the Bruni Island and the d'Entrecasteaux channel,  in Tasmania.

Sadly, he died of scurvy.




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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 12:42:29 PM »
This is bold! I love it  :-*
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 09:33:49 AM »
Thanks, Colleagues - much appreciated.

 Work proceeds - the engine pod is awaits detail.

 

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 09:21:22 AM »
L'Audace!


Getting closer - needs more guns, andstruts, and paint, of course.



And after some deliberation, I am calling this one the Ubu Roi

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 10:44:19 AM »
Is in twilight zone of its own with strangeness & coolness. :)

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 10:44:29 AM »
That's brilliantly mad!! :-*
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 12:05:48 AM »
That's brilliantly mad!! :-*

That sums up Dr Yo, perfectly, but you forgot the "evil" part.


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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 03:06:37 AM »
This is going to be great!
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2016, 10:51:03 AM »
Brilliant! And twisted!  :)

... And after some deliberation, I am calling this one the Ubu Roi

Second and third of class to be the Ubu Cocu and Ubu Enchaîné;D
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2016, 04:56:18 PM »
Ah Doc... looking quite fine

C'est Bon!

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 07:57:55 AM »
Just about there...paint on Friday*. Something out of Tony Gibbons'Battleships, I think.





*Umm, that is the last day, right?

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2016, 09:27:48 AM »
Wow, that looks amazing: like something from the works of Albert Robida: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Robida
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2016, 10:10:01 AM »
Looking all kinds of awesome, Doc! 8)
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2016, 09:42:38 PM »
Yep! Friday is the last day.

Superb job on this, Can't wait to see it done!!
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2016, 03:25:32 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2016, 06:55:57 AM »
Thanks, colleagues! Managed to get a little of the masking done today. I'll do my best.

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2016, 12:17:20 PM »
 In at the wire, mostly.  :-[   It still needs a mess of rigging, and some pennants and railings...still, I got pretty close -








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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2016, 02:04:11 PM »
Formidable impressive creative  :)
The high tech end of low tech would you say ?
Inspiring for doing builds of similar nature  :)

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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2016, 03:08:19 AM »
What an innovative design!  That's pretty intriguing and imaginative.
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Re: Cruiser de l' Air
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2016, 06:53:10 AM »
Looks like it would definitely hurt someone, if so disposed. I love the Winans Bros. inspired engines!