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Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:03:56 PM »
Hi All,

I just discovered the Retro Futuristic GB ! So (this time) I will be honest : my built has been started in 2014 and finished it in june 2017. Anyway, I think it matches with the idea of this GB.

SO !

I started using the 1/72 SMER box of the Amiot 143



I always found this plane "dreadfully beautifull". By the way, it is very big (compared to a die-cast Mirage 2000)



The first step is the modify the nose. Before :



Processing :






After :



Frederic








Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 05:11:17 PM »
The second chapter is about the wings... verrrrry large wings



 Well... They used to be!




The next step is quite difficult to explain (in english I mean). So I will let you discover the little modifications I did, on the following photos :










Voila!





Hum... Sorry... Something is missing at the end of the wings. To enhance them, I will swap to "recycle mode"




Voila! (OK, I already said that)



Frederic
« Last Edit: September 23, 2017, 05:17:06 PM by sletch »

Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 05:29:24 PM »
Chapter 3 : Is there a pilot in this... thing?

The answer is yes. The idea is to modify the existing parts (as I did from the beginning in fact...). At the end, it have to look like something like that



Step zero: the friends



Step one: the turret




Step two: the canopy





Ooops! I forgot to talk about the propellers. They come from an 1/48 Tamiya kit. This extra size matches the STOL capabilities (hope so!)



Frederic


Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 05:34:09 PM »
Chapter 4: coloring the... thing

The colors are clearly inspired by the french scheme used during the second world war:



I just kept the US Dark grey (humbrol 125) and leather (humbrol 62):






Frederic

Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 05:38:48 PM »
Chapter 5: Vive la France!!!!!!! Hum... Sorry. I mean "markings"

The markings are made off roundels, number (my birthday in fact)


and something found in my "spare parts" box


Yes, it is an F-22



Frederic



Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 05:46:44 PM »
Chapter 6: Guns and various deadly stuff

Whatever you may thing, this... "thing" is (supposed) to be highly dangerous... and it is!



Oh? A 37mm gun! Cooooool, isn't it?




The idea is to look like the combat helicopter Tigre



The turret uses... what is provided in the box



Frederic




Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 05:50:50 PM »
Chapter 7: This is the end...

Nothing left to glue? Nothing left to paint? So... My Amiot S/VTOL is finished. I hope you enjoyed this sum-up and the... "thing" I built












Frederic


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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 10:05:36 PM »
Congratulations for having turned an ugly boring aircraft into an amazing beauty! :-*

Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 02:19:08 AM »
Thank you very much Tophe  ;)

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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 04:36:46 AM »
Wow! What a beast!  8)
Cheers,
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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2017, 05:49:24 PM »
Hi ChernayaAkula !

A "beast" ? It's a correct description for this... "thing"  ;D

Frederic

Addendum: I am glad P.E. Aubameyang decided to stay in the Dortmund team  ;)
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 05:54:03 PM by sletch »

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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2017, 08:33:53 PM »
An ingenious and beautifully executed build. I've always liked the Inter-War French monstrosities like the Amiot 143...I can't remember if I posted my own "Rayon D'Mort" here or not...

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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2017, 11:38:35 PM »
Sletch,

Love this build! Its wonderful creative and it certainly fits the Group Build theme. However, as it was started and finished before the Group Build started it will not be eligible for voting. Leaving the thread here for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.
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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 12:48:38 AM »
That's an impressive build! Good use of a less than wonderful kit, too!

Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 04:09:20 AM »
Good evening all!

An ingenious and beautifully executed build. I've always liked the Inter-War French monstrosities like the Amiot 143...
=> "French monstrosisities" matches very well with this Amiot!

I can't remember if I posted my own "Rayon D'Mort" here or not...
=> I remember well your "rayon d'mort". I saw it during the "Vive la France GB" on WIF modeller. Nice looking weapon  8)





Love this build! Its wonderful creative and it certainly fits the Group Build theme. However, as it was started and finished before the Group Build started it will not be eligible for voting. Leaving the thread here for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.
No worry taiidantomcat, I was prepared to that.  Next time, I will (try) to be on time! By the way, thank you for leaving my post here :smiley:

That's an impressive build! Good use of a less than wonderful kit, too!
Thank you very much Franck  :D

Frederic
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 04:11:38 AM by sletch »

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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2017, 04:55:42 AM »
Definitely the best use of an Amiot 143 I've seen in a while.

Welcome to BtS, sletch, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2017, 11:19:00 AM »
WOW --- Stunningly creative bash of "Inter-War French monstrosity"  :o
Never woulda thought of it........

Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 02:23:19 AM »
Hello,

Thank you all  :-[

@Brian : I will post other finished wif... hummm...  soon (hopefully!)   ;)

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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 06:58:39 AM »
That is jaw-droppingly good sletch! Wonderful concept and great execution  :smiley:
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Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2017, 02:26:40 PM »
That is jaw-droppingly good sletch! Wonderful concept and great execution  :smiley:

As apophenia said. :smiley:
Recently got same kit.  Postulated a build.  Not as astounding as yours.

Re: Amiot 143 Short and Vertical Take-Off capable
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2017, 09:07:33 PM »
Hi all!

Sorry for the delay I take for answering your comments. The notify option doesn't seems to work  :-[

Anyway, that you very much for your nice comments  ;)

Frederic