Amusing thought: this begs to be set up in a diorama, sitting on the water somewhere with the pilot having opened the rear canopy and sitting fishing...
Hmmm...can I get a kit in 1/48?
I remember the Hasegawa 1/72 kit for the Zero floatplane with a water-diorama (a kind of clear resin base with the main float and a secondary float in water) : it also has a figure of a pilot in swimming suit, hold a ... fishing cane !
So your idea seems doable, provided you find the ingerdients
I know only of a 1/72 kit for the Delanne, but not 1/48.