Author Topic: Yo-Granville Stratospheric  (Read 7470 times)

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« on: August 29, 2016, 07:50:40 AM »
 Clark Yo Jr. was known to have a keen interest in aviation matters. Though most of  his   designs were  one-offs, a handful of them, especially his collaborations, had some
commercial success. Chief among them was the massive and brutish, but surprisingly
comfortable YGB Stratospheric, doomed to go down in history as the "G-Beast".
We start with a venerable 1/48 Testors GeeBee, a simple but servicebale kit,

drill some windows and add some floors,

give it all the interior it needs...

give it a contra-prop to go with its 4300 hp Bahrkin-Mahd radial


and that's where she sits, becomming 1/144 scale in the process :) Debating color schemes as usual. I may have an armor project
up before the build ends as well.

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 09:47:55 AM »
Love it... it has that weird, "why not" type feel

Well done

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 10:02:23 AM »
Craig,
  You've found a use for a GeeBee! It looks great so far; it has a "Things to Come" vibe to it. Or vaguely Russian.

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 10:17:16 AM »
This is awesome!!!!


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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 10:51:08 AM »
I like it!!

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 12:51:46 PM »
Funny & pleasant :-*

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 05:40:27 PM »
Only in Texas! ;)

Good one, Doc, waiting for more! :)
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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 06:15:35 PM »
What a great idea   :-* !!! It will be interesting to watch
Alex

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 09:14:59 PM »
 Thanks, everybody! If I could afford it, I'd commission Bruce McCall to illustrate it - its got a real '46 Bulgemobile feel to it... ;)

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2016, 03:47:07 AM »
I couldn't resist ( this concept is so  :-* ) and I made a quick profile...
Alex

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2016, 03:50:11 AM »
Loving this project.
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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2016, 06:41:55 AM »
Wondrous "Classy Funky" (what first came to mind). :)
AXOR nailed great scheme for manufacturer demo aircraft.
That or a defunct airline scheme.  Looks like regional mostly over land flying (one engine).  West Coast Airlines ?
Or make up an airline.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 06:46:03 AM by finsrin »

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2016, 07:15:05 PM »
That's sheer genius, Doc!

It all works so wonderfully, the plump Gee Bee fuselage, extended canopy, contra props, and that way cool double-decker passenger cabin!

And then there's those incredibly sleek and streamlined spats:-*

Fantastic!

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« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 11:22:19 PM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2016, 05:23:35 AM »
Well, well...

I'm after moving, just checking what's new and here it is! A Gee Bee liner :)
Great idea :D
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2016, 09:32:19 PM »
 Friends, Colleagues - thank you all!

 Alex, would you mind if I re-published your profile on my facebook page? I cannot tell you
 how honored I feel to have  inspired that art.

 Paint this weekend, I hope - but I also have to paint the bathroom. Which is not 1/144, alas.

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2016, 05:51:09 PM »
Alex, would you mind if I re-published your profile on my facebook page?
No,I don't mind. :)

Alex

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2016, 08:43:59 PM »
Greatly appreciated, thanks!

Just about there...


bother. I didn't see that odd 'water line' on the fuselage spine. Well, have to see
what I can manage to touch up with a brush... ???

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2016, 12:53:12 AM »
This is even better with paint, thanks! :-*

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 04:56:28 AM »
A belated WOW! Dr. Y. Looking forward to the finished product.
Work in progress ::

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Re: Yo-Granville Stratospheric
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2016, 05:47:40 AM »
Wow Doc, looks like some mighty impressive paint work in the making!

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