Beyond The Sprues

Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Aero-space => : ericr April 24, 2015, 04:37:19 AM

: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 24, 2015, 04:37:19 AM
So, the thing is, I like seaplanes : floatplanes, single-float and double-float or even more, and flying boats as well (single-hull, double-hull or more).
Actually I like them so much that I sometimes floatplanize, or even flying boatize aircraft that were never meant for that, but to me it looks like an improvement (like, to some others, fitting longer wings, it seems).

And I like to paint in primary colors : plain yellow or red or blue, sometimes two of them, or the three.

In the past I have already posted quite a few of them, titled by the aircraft type or name, but the effect of series gets lost in separate posts.

Therefore I thought I might as well start a thread on this.

To begin, here comes a Vought Kingfisher, at the funny scale of 1/200 : it came with its own catapult, which is very nice.

And to give it a bit of context, I looked for a support for the catapult : a boat not too large, just enough to carry it, in a spirit remembering the Aurora boat in the Tintin adventure where he flies a yellow (!) Ar196.
At the scale of 1/200, I found out about the ETV Waker (that had a life as a Greenpeace vessel too apparently), already gifted with a helicopter deck, and featuring a nice rear deck, with good room for the catapult :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/kingfisher-s_zpspvdo7evl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4150075s_zpsfwpe9nzu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4150079s_zpsowusgys3.jpg)
: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav April 24, 2015, 12:59:05 PM
 :) Excellent
: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
: Modelling_Mushi April 24, 2015, 09:22:04 PM
And I like to paint in primary colors : plain yellow or red or blue, sometimes two of them, or the three.

I like your primary colour approach Eric, breath of fresh air it is ...

...  the effect of series gets lost in separate posts ... therefore I thought I might as well start a thread on this.

... and this is a good idea, the animal/airplane thread and this one, a great way to organise your very original work.

This one looks good, proportions look right. Will be good to see more of your floaty things  :)
: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 25, 2015, 03:42:31 AM
thanks! I also tried something with the same scale Marwede rescue boat : pictures soon ...

: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 25, 2015, 03:15:02 PM

And to give it a bit of context, I looked for a support for the catapult : a boat not too large, just enough to carry it, in a spirit remembering the Aurora boat in the Tintin adventure where he flies a yellow (!) Ar196.




here is a picture of the inspiration by the way

(http://www.gorianet.it/tintin/dessins/etoi23a2.jpg)

: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 28, 2015, 12:30:07 AM
Beautiful model (usually I do not love boats/ships, but with these flashing colours, I smile and like, yes)

At the scale of 1/200, I found out about the ETV Waker (that had a life as a Greenpeace vessel too apparently)
Thanks to build a new vessel for Greenpeace (our president destroyed one abroad, without asking our approval, I say Sorry, blame him not us...). I don't know if Greenpeace can use this vessel also for Whale campaigns (the animals may come and laugh, instead of going away far to save themselves)...
: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 29, 2015, 05:28:41 AM
thanks Tophe!
I am not too much into boats either, but when sealplanes are concerned, I am interested  ;)
: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 29, 2015, 06:08:40 AM
So I had this 1/200 Kingfisher and catapult kit, and it has two of each actually, and I thought, instead of making two Kingfishers, why not use this centrale float and pair of secondary floats for floatplanizing another aircraft?
The trick was to find a kit for an aircraft with the roght size for the float to fit : I finally decided on a 1/144 Po-2, which has the right length, and did exist as a central-float version known as Po-2M :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250110s_zpszpluxakk.jpg)

and I installed it on the same seaplane tender :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250113s_zpsed1x2sjw.jpg)

I also tried another 1/200 boat : the Marwede rescue ship, which also has a helicopter deck (actually not for landing, I read afterwards, only for manoeuvering, but well, this is whiff anymay  ;) ) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/po2-144-s_zps9rz3ki6l.jpg)

but the Po-2 looked a bit too large for that, so I prefer to assign it to the Waker :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250107s_zpshp6okw0s.jpg)

whereas the Kingfisher looks quite right on the Marwede :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250114s_zpsgvjdmf3h.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250117s_zpstxd5cejh.jpg)

don't you think?  ;)

: Re: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 02, 2015, 01:51:32 AM
This is one of my favorite projects of yours yet, Eric! Those primary colors remind me of Southwest Airlines.

Maybe Southwest Airlines Search & Rescue?

I'll get me coat...

Brian da Basher
: Re: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 02, 2015, 02:48:48 AM
This is one of my favorite projects of yours yet, Eric! Those primary colors remind me of Southwest Airlines.

Maybe Southwest Airlines Search & Rescue?

I'll get me coat...

Brian da Basher


thanks!


actually, if this inspires you for a series of Southwest Airlines (nice color choice indeed  ;) ) Search & Rescue, please go ahead!  :)

: Re: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle May 03, 2015, 08:38:54 AM
*snicker* I can just see Southwest Airlines SAR aircraft with all female crews wearing uniforms like those their cabin crews wore when the airline first started but adapted for working in a water environment.

Seriously some nice seaplanes and tender, the primary colors work well.  I presume a seaplane working for a research ship at either Pole would be bright red?
: Re: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 05, 2015, 02:34:16 PM
*snicker* I can just see Southwest Airlines SAR aircraft with all female crews wearing uniforms like those their cabin crews wore when the airline first started but adapted for working in a water environment.

Seriously some nice seaplanes and tender, the primary colors work well.  I presume a seaplane working for a research ship at either Pole would be bright red?

thanks!

I might have tried red for the seaplanes indeed ;-)

: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 07, 2015, 03:18:42 AM
speaking of red seaplanes, here is a central-float version of the Ar196 :
I had been longing for this kits for quite a few years, and suddenly found it,
and built it in red.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ar19648-s_zpsv41mfa5w.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P2250262s_zpsmbfxrrtm.jpg)

The twin floats set is in the kit, so I have it as a spare "for something else"  as someone said recently ;)

: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin May 08, 2015, 02:01:09 AM
Which kit is it?  I didn't know the single float version was available in 1/48.
: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 08, 2015, 02:34:10 AM
Which kit is it?  I didn't know the single float version was available in 1/48.


the kit is a bit rare indeed, it can be found on ebay now and then, and can be seen there :
(http://www.esswex.co.za/avactis-images/MPM48031.jpg)

the what-if story for mine could go like : after building the prototype a special primary coat of anticorrosive was applied, and the pictures were taken just before the camouflage paintig that followed ...

I intend to use the spare floats for seaplanes, probably imaginary, and also probably two signle-float seaplane (to maximize fun  ;) )
: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin May 08, 2015, 02:40:49 AM
Interesting...I knew of the original version of this kit:

(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/4/0/6/149406-11814.jpg)

But not the one with the Ar-196B option.  Will have to keep an eye out.
: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 11, 2015, 07:25:14 PM
recently a discussion about twin-seaters reminded me of the Meteor Prone, and so I was induced in acquiring the MPM kit, a lovely one, but although the topic is surprising enough to be nearly whif, I felt it could be improved, not in this case by fitting longer wings (which it does deserve, honestly  ;-) ), but by floatplanization.

A motivation was the availability of the AR196 1/48 floats from the kit above : I considered putting both, but that would have looked a bit heavy, so I preferred a central-float layout, like this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/prone-s_zps07gtlu9v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5100028s_zpsrn2prdhw.jpg)

and I noticed the clever bottom-window for the front crew, now nicely in front of the float for full visibility :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5100030s_zpsmjgf5kyo.jpg)

and the second float is waiting for an assignment ...

: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle May 11, 2015, 08:33:18 PM
That does look fast just sitting there.  I'd go with pylons instead of struts to mount the floats (better streamlining) but it looks superb.
: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin May 12, 2015, 02:36:25 AM
That looks great
: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 13, 2015, 04:05:24 AM

thanks!

struts are maybe a bit old fashioned for such a fifties design indeed, and pylons have elegance :
if I make a second version, I might try to remember that  ;)

: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 13, 2015, 06:53:39 PM
Wonderful Prone Meteor floatplane! :-*
I had forgotten this prone Meteor, and I am willing to draw P-51 and P-38 dérivatives on the same principle (maybe not seaplanes for my side but your model is perfect this way, thanks for sharing with us!) :)
: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 15, 2015, 12:38:20 AM
thanks Tophe!


and now for something completely different

(but still in the topic of course)

Sometime ago a discussion reminded me of the possibility of three-seater P38, combining Droop and P38M, where I learned there actually was one :

(http://p38assn.org/images/surviving/scatterbrain.jpg)

so I was fired, and went out to find a P38M by Revell

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/Revell%2004293%20P-38ed.JPG)

to which I could not resist adding ... guess what? ... floats : coming from the classical Airfix Ar196,
and the nose comes from some larger glass-nosed aircraft (Dassault Flamant? Pembroke?), so it required to use some putty but it ended up not too badly.

and so here it goes, in yellow :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38mdroop-s_zps894z0gze.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5130047s_zpsmatdkfvz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5130050s_zpsyypqmznp.jpg)
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin May 15, 2015, 02:49:52 AM
I like
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Silver Fox May 15, 2015, 09:54:55 PM
Nice! Never knew there was a 3-seat P-38.
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 15, 2015, 11:02:45 PM
Thanks for the discovery of the 3-seat P-38, that I am willing to draw soon.
In the meantime, I made the prone-post P-38 that your great prone-Meteor floatplane made me dream of (thanks again!):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/2015/r_P38eclairL_abm_zpsrevnqdfp.jpg)
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 16, 2015, 12:09:01 AM
Thanks for the discovery of the 3-seat P-38, that I am willing to draw soon.

With my brand new software Corel Draw Home X7, the new ones come almost supersonically... From the discovery of dear ericr, I have invented further the ERI-38S-9 and ERI-38S-12... thanks for this pleasant piece of delirium!
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P38eclairL_abo.jpg)
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle May 17, 2015, 05:23:25 AM
Very nice float-plane P-38.  If you want to do another one and want a bit more challenge, try doing the upswept tailbooms concept that was trialed on one P-38 in anticipation of a floatplane adaptation for trans-Pacific ferry flights.
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin May 17, 2015, 06:00:24 AM
As seen here:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/P-38E_scorpion-tail_zpsws46z1qc.jpg)

Images of the floatplane proposal:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Seaplanep38_zpsvjgcbpsw.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/P-38%20floatplane%20Voyna%20v%20vozdukhe%20103_zpsrml3pkvo.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/P-38E%20floatplane_zps56mth4oq.jpg)
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 17, 2015, 02:13:17 PM
Sometimes, there are more obvious reasons to raise up the tail: ;)
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 17, 2015, 04:20:47 PM
thanks for the pictures, I knew only part of them!
the upswept booms would be a challenge indeed ...
Another, more whiff option would be a central float version
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 20, 2015, 06:11:29 AM
by the way, the previous pictures were uncomplete : here come the engine hoods closed :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5190118s_zpswzkaki7s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5190120s_zpsdvp7ke13.jpg)
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 20, 2015, 11:38:34 AM
 :-* (this is even better, to my taste) :-*
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 24, 2015, 09:44:32 PM
I really like the clear nose and putting it on floats is truly inspired!

Brian da Basher
: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 25, 2015, 04:42:08 PM

thanks!
: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 15, 2015, 01:39:42 AM

this central float version is just lovely, and I like to have it civilianized in yellow (a bit like the Tintin Ar296A), and the Revell 1/32 kit is very neat and very large :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ar196b32-s_zpsfvlovqh1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00062s_zpsmfwqaxkx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ar196b32-s_zpsfvlovqh1.jpg)

: Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin July 15, 2015, 03:08:48 AM
 :)
: Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Frank3k July 15, 2015, 03:58:21 AM
The P-38 looks great, but the Ar196 looks great in yellow!
: Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 16, 2015, 01:57:52 AM

I love yellow indeed, thanks!
: Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
: beowulf July 16, 2015, 04:03:26 AM
i like that, works really well
: Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe July 18, 2015, 07:04:04 AM
This seems a serious aircraft but pleasant anyway... ;)
: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 18, 2015, 10:20:48 PM

a bit more whiff : the Beechcraft Kansan (PM kit, much better than I expected actually) with the floats from a Revell/Matchbox Twin Otter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/kansan-s_zpsyfaxjzoj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00078s_zpsqdmdoi0a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00080s_zpsqggrzsda.jpg)

: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin July 19, 2015, 04:36:53 AM
 :)
: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe July 19, 2015, 09:02:16 PM
I like it also, thanks!
: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 21, 2015, 02:47:45 PM
thanks!
: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher July 22, 2015, 03:29:22 AM
Oh yes! That works incredibly well, ericr!

So much so that I wonder why I've never seen a Kansan on floats before...it's an absolute natural for them!

Blue was a truly inspired color choice as well.

Outstanding!!!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 23, 2015, 03:57:28 PM
thanks a lot!

the Kansan is actually quite like the Beech 18 which is often seen on floats ;
but here there is the Droop glass nose on top of it  ;)

Oh yes! That works incredibly well, ericr!

So much so that I wonder why I've never seen a Kansan on floats before...it's an absolute natural for them!

Blue was a truly inspired color choice as well.

Outstanding!!!

Brian da Basher
: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 26, 2015, 01:23:17 AM


when helicopters float, they are usually equipped twin floats, and sometimes with a hull like flying boats.

But never (to the best of my modest knowledge) with a single central float (like tho Arado196 above), and additional smaller side stabilizers.

There had to be some justice done here, and so I volunteered for the necessary mission.

I had to choose the helicopter appropriately, notably w.r.t. the side floats, and I had a spare 1/48 Arado 196 float : the ideal candidate was the so particularly looking Mi24 (after some hesitation for the more angular Ka-58) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mi24-s_zpsjkbs9jfw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00140s_zpsjjzfyf3w.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00144s_zps5ibyvyre.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00145s_zps7iaejfgn.jpg)
: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ChernayaAkula July 26, 2015, 04:10:40 AM
Niiiiiiiice!  :-*
: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 26, 2015, 05:17:11 AM
thanx!
: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Jeffry Fontaine July 26, 2015, 05:26:23 AM
Yes, quite innovative!  :)
: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: TurboCoupeTurbo July 26, 2015, 09:52:36 AM
Great work on the Hind.  Gives me a couple of scary thoughts.
: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 27, 2015, 05:53:36 PM
thanx!
don't be afraid of whif thoughts ;-)
: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle July 29, 2015, 02:53:47 AM
Nice, and, really, quite plausible.
: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 08, 2015, 08:43:16 PM
Nice, and, really, quite plausible.

I couldn't agree more! Sure looks every bit the business! I half expected to see it performing a daring rescue at sea!

Very well done!

Brian da Basher
: twin-float Romeo RO.43 (1/700) : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 19, 2015, 07:07:25 PM
thanks!

and now into the tiny :

twin-float versions of the Romeo Ro-43, at the scale of 1/700

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00779s_zpsyj4nzl34.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ro43-700-s_zpshjgym8ms.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00782s_zpsh7kzdnkl.jpg)

: Re: twin-float Romeo RO.43 (1/700) : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 20, 2015, 01:21:19 AM
Lovely! :-*
And I made the calculations: IMAM Ro.43 length 9.71 meters means 1/700 is 14 millimeters! Double wow!! :-* :-*
: Re: twin-float Romeo RO.43 (1/700) : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 21, 2015, 02:08:57 AM
Lovely! :-*
And I made the calculations: IMAM Ro.43 length 9.71 meters means 1/700 is 14 millimeters! Double wow!! :-* :-*

they are small indeed : the single-float ones are Out Of the Box Trumpeter 1/700 : there are even decals actually ...
: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 29, 2015, 02:18:56 AM

another whiff by the addition of one float to the usually single float Marcel Besson MB411, at 1/350 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mb411-350-s_zpsmptbqzxq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00916s_zpswya7ba1e.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00917s_zpskwzwujmv.jpg)

: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 29, 2015, 11:14:32 AM
Uh? I should admit I did not know the 'Real' one... ???
I found it at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besson_MB.411 following your words.
This is a surprising T-tail plane, and I am willing to create a similar Mustang now, thanks!
For the Besson floatplane family, your own collection proves it was also 'mass-produced' in twin-float version, hehehe... ;)
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 29, 2015, 07:15:39 PM
indeed the downwards tail is an originality, but not completely unique :
Junkers did one for a Stuka inspired development I think in the 40s
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 29, 2015, 09:11:22 PM
indeed the downwards tail is an originality, but not completely unique :
Junkers did one for a Stuka inspired development I think in the 40s

I did not remember but you are very right: (Google confirmed) Junkers Ju-187 Super-Stuka (there is/was a Unicraft model of it):
http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/JUNKERS187Page.htm (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/JUNKERS187Page.htm)
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: jcf August 30, 2015, 12:02:26 AM
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/TBZ.jpg)
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 30, 2015, 01:14:08 AM
Unusual and interesting... does this count as Variable Geometry?
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav August 30, 2015, 08:11:39 PM
Hansa Brandenburg W12 and W29 had downwards verticals tails as well.  I believe this was to improve firing arcs for the rear gunner.
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 30, 2015, 08:56:35 PM
Good idea! I imagine a P-61 turning to a Bv-141 layout to improve in flight the firing rearward arc... Thanks to make us dream... :icon_ninja: ;)
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 02, 2015, 06:08:29 PM
do you mean in-flight reconfigation of the airframe? that is wild  ;D
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 02, 2015, 06:27:19 PM
I will try to show it in 3 or 5 pictures (maybe with modified P-38 basis including a rear post), I have not enough skills to make a cartoon film of it... unless I succeed activating again the morphing software I had on the previous computer.
 ;)
(thanks for this idea, I will call that plane the Erining, as a tribute)
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 03, 2015, 04:36:39 AM
you're welcome: your imagination fires my imagination  ;)
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 04, 2015, 02:12:55 AM
I will try to show it in 3 or 5 pictures (maybe with modified P-38 basis including a rear post).
(thanks for this idea, I will call that plane the Erining, as a tribute)
Here is the IFA-38 Erining, In-Flight-Asymmetric, getting a perfect rear arc for the rear post, if required only:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairM_aaf.jpg)
Thanks ericr inventor! Maybe this is not very solid scale 1, but on paper or cartoon, this is easy... ;)
: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 04, 2015, 02:21:33 AM

waahh  :)

looks a bit like a p38-based transformer?  ;)
: fly-tape and MB411 & Ro.43 : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 15, 2015, 01:37:17 AM

I used the floats for twin-float versions, so there remained the airframes :
i order to avoid uselessness, with the floatless MB411 and Ro.43, I built up this fly-tape scene :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/flytape-s_zpsxjexpgg6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC01003s_zpsy6jq6wuh.jpg)
: Re: fly-tape and MB411 & Ro.43 : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 15, 2015, 01:53:29 AM
Poor flies, glued there forever?
: Re: fly-tape and MB411 & Ro.43 : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin September 15, 2015, 02:52:24 AM
 ;D
: Re: fly-tape and MB411 & Ro.43 : primary seaplanes
: Frank3k September 15, 2015, 06:26:57 AM
That's really clever! You could probably put it up in an art gallery, write some pretentious text, price it at $10,000 and you'll probably have a bidding war.
: Re: fly-tape and MB411 & Ro.43 : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 15, 2015, 11:13:26 AM
That's really clever! You could probably put it up in an art gallery, write some pretentious text, price it at $10,000 and you'll probably have a bidding war.
Yes! And as the name of ericr in Art will become 1,000 times more famous than Miro or Picasso little-child-like painters, the value will grow up and up to reach $10,000,000 (or even more: 10,000,000€ or 10,000,000£), this is a good investment, with a 1 to 1,000 profit (almost) guaranteed! Just sign here... ;)
: Re: fly-tape and MB411 & Ro.43 : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 16, 2015, 10:09:57 PM

well, I'm not in it for the money, luckily because I don't think it would quite work  ;)
I am rather looking for the fun of pursuing ideas like "what if aircraft had some relation with insects?"
: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 29, 2015, 02:25:13 AM


I had it in mind for some years, I don't really know why, and it had to be the twin seater ...
and finally I met a nice TA4 kit, which I combined with a beautifully shaped Twin Otter float :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/a4skyhawk-s_zps6qkiad7o.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC01945s_zpsl4ltzoit.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC01949s_zpsqqfhcouy.jpg)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin October 29, 2015, 02:56:34 AM
 :)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: finsrin October 29, 2015, 04:23:36 AM
Nice A4, this works  :)
Inspired to build similar.
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Tophe October 29, 2015, 12:42:17 PM
Very harmonious, thanks for this piece of enjoyment. :-*
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 29, 2015, 06:02:50 PM
thanks all

Nice A4, this works  :)
Inspired to build similar.

please do !  ;)
I use only monochrome primary colors, but other liveries coudl be invented
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Tophe October 31, 2015, 02:19:07 PM
I have been inspired this morning, thanks a lot, ericr! ;)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Bv141z_s.jpg)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 31, 2015, 05:28:51 PM
I have been inspired this morning, thanks a lot, ericr! ;)


beautiful!

I makes me think of this, which I posted some (long) time ago :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/PA230468s_zps42c424e7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/vogt2_zps6da94e2f.jpg)

: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Tophe October 31, 2015, 05:50:26 PM
Wonderful Bv-194W, yes :-* :-*
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav October 31, 2015, 06:35:48 PM
Just imagine an amphibian version or the Skyhawk Floatplane with perhaps harrier type undercarriage incorporated into the central float and out riggers!  Just imagine the diabolical challenges in making it work for a land based amphibian Skyhawk, then also for a carrier operation (like the Walrus, Sea Otter and Seagull ASR1 etc.), could you imagine the absolute terror experienced by pilots coming to land an amphibian Skyhawk or similar on a carrier?
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 02, 2015, 04:41:39 AM
Just imagine an amphibian version or the Skyhawk Floatplane with perhaps harrier type undercarriage incorporated into the central float and out riggers!  Just imagine the diabolical challenges in making it work for a land based amphibian Skyhawk, then also for a carrier operation (like the Walrus, Sea Otter and Seagull ASR1 etc.), could you imagine the absolute terror experienced by pilots coming to land an amphibian Skyhawk or similar on a carrier?


luckily, in the whiff world, there is no fear  ;D

speaking of the Harrier, I did try something, not amphibious but ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_9500_zps5871c786.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/harrier_zps66dd417a.jpg)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle November 02, 2015, 07:04:25 AM
What can I say, that Harrier looks so right!  Another thought for one that would look so right, a Grumman Panther on a single float.
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN November 02, 2015, 03:51:28 PM
Being a bit of a TA-4 buff, I'd have to say your float TA-4 is a cool idea 8), a great bit of original thought and Whiffery :) ;)  8) 8)

From what I can see in your pics (a side and bottom view would've been helpful) the problem is there just isn't any structure where you've picked to attach to the fuselage on your model. The front attachment is in a void called the 'Forward Hell Hole' that gives access to aileron power pack, engine intake, front face of the engine and the CSD unit, also a rack can be attached here for a large bag (for pilot kit).
The aft attachment you've chosen appears to also be in a void, called the 'Aft Hell Hole' where we gain access to the single point refuelling receptacle, hydraulic couplings, drains, the rear engine mount, wing tank fuel pump and the jet pipe attachment fitting, it would severely interfere with engine changes (the whole tail comes off an A-4/TA-4 to effect an engine change) and make it unnecessarily complicated.

The best attachment option would be to use stores station 3 on the centre line belly where it is already stressed for 3600lb (?) weapons carriage. The loss of this weapons station would not be a big problem as you could install a fuel tank in the float and instantly increase the jet's range. Also a single pylon attachment would reduce form drag and limit the affect on the jets manoeuvrability requiring no modification to do engine changes or standard A-4/TA-4 maintenance. Also you could use the now unused main landing gear bays as extra fuel tanks for even more range.

Are your out rigger floats fitted to the outer weapon stations? These stations are cleared to carry 500lbs each and would make an excellent place to fit floats with some beefing up of the structure. There is a bit of a prob with outriggers that cannot fold or retract as an A-4 can roll at approx. 720deg a second, pilots that do this with a full wing tank have actually blown out the tip of the wing tanks due to excessive G at these locations, so one would think a non-retractable/foldable float assembly wound not fare well either.

I'd be concerned at the amount of spray that the voracious J-52 would suck up at full power, so it makes sense to increase the width and length fore and aft of the gun blast strakes and have them double as intake spray guards without affecting the guns.

Well done again, hope this helps,
Neil
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav November 02, 2015, 10:18:48 PM
Fairey Fulmar or Battle, maybe even a Bolton Paul Defiant on a single float, a float plane scout fighter for service on capital ships with a number of aircraft, i.e. three fighters and one Walrus instead of four Walrus.  Mid war changes to Fireflies, maybe even Typhoons ;)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN November 03, 2015, 11:58:10 AM
Forgot to mention it but the Blackburn B.44 was a very interesting take on seaplane fighter design  8)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav November 03, 2015, 04:05:01 PM
Forgot to mention it but the Blackburn B.44 was a very interesting take on seaplane fighter design  8)

And the obvious question to follow that is, "what are Unicraft kits like?"
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 04, 2015, 01:25:24 AM
Wonderful float-Harrier (this is "The Real Sea-Harrier" somehow!). :-*
I just wonder what happens at (vertical) take-off: does the flame backwards make the water boil and go to steam like big fume? weird... ;)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 04, 2015, 08:16:58 PM
What can I say, that Harrier looks so right!  Another thought for one that would look so right, a Grumman Panther on a single float.

thanks for the compliment, and thanks for the idea  ;D
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 04, 2015, 08:22:29 PM
Being a bit of a TA-4 buff, I'd have to say your float TA-4 is a cool idea 8), a great bit of original thought and Whiffery :) ;)  8) 8)

From what I can see in your pics

... snip ...

Well done again, hope this helps,
Neil

thank you very much for your appreciation!
You seem indeed to be a Skyhawk specialist, which makes it even more meaningful to me.
I have to confess (but you might have guessed already  ;) ) that my Whiffery is of the wild kind, rather than carefully engineered.
Actually, when I considered where to attach the float, I thought about the central pod place indeed, but that seemed too high and close to the fuselage; then I noticed two rectangles in the panel lines (probably the accesses to the holes you mention) and went for that ;-) and then the side floats ended up a bit far from the wings indeed ... it "works" only in a whiff world

: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 04, 2015, 08:27:53 PM
Fairey Fulmar or Battle, maybe even a Bolton Paul Defiant on a single float, a float plane scout fighter for service on capital ships with a number of aircraft, i.e. three fighters and one Walrus instead of four Walrus.  Mid war changes to Fireflies, maybe even Typhoons ;)


thanks a lot for the ideas : I still have a few floats left indeed  ;D

a Defiant on floats would remind of a Blackburn ROC which I did in the past

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/Blackburn-Roc-Floatplane-13059.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/roc_zpskivwkskw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_1882_zpsjmancwfn.jpg)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 04, 2015, 08:29:29 PM
Forgot to mention it but the Blackburn B.44 was a very interesting take on seaplane fighter design  8)

a beautiful concept indeed, a bit amphigouric maybe  ;)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 04, 2015, 08:31:42 PM
Wonderful float-Harrier (this is "The Real Sea-Harrier" somehow!). :-*
I just wonder what happens at (vertical) take-off: does the flame backwards make the water boil and go to steam like big fume? weird... ;)

as PR19_kit once said, it can make for a good tea ;-)

: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav November 04, 2015, 11:25:48 PM
I don't know why but a central float with out riggers just seems to look cleaner and faster than a twin float set up.  I know its more complex than that but that's how it looks.
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 05, 2015, 12:39:25 AM
I don't know why but a central float with out riggers just seems to look cleaner and faster than a twin float set up.  I know its more complex than that but that's how it looks.

yes indeed, it looks more elegant somehow I agree
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav November 05, 2015, 11:33:14 PM
It could even be justified in terms of permitting a ship configured to operate Walrus, Otter or Seagull amphibians to also easily operate single main float fighters.  The King George V class battleships as well as the pre-WWII battleship and battlecruiser modernisations included a cross deck catapult and hangers for four aircraft of Walrus size, so could easily accommodate float plane versions of the types I listed previously.

I have long imagined floatplane fighters designed to fly off RN battleships in the 1930s with more and more powerful types entering service through until sufficient numbers of carriers made them irrelevant.  Your neat work is getting the ideas flowing, especially that Skyhawk.
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN November 06, 2015, 12:29:54 PM
Now my Whiffing creative juices are flowing :-*, I think I need to pick up another (Hasegawa) TA-4 and give your idea a go (with my mods that is :))), but use Volkodav's idea of defensive detachments based on catapult equipped battleships, cruisers etc, could use codes and markings etc from A-4 air defense detachments that were assigned to the smaller USN ASW equipped Essex class carriers during the 1960's. 8) 8)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 06, 2015, 04:16:15 PM
Now my Whiffing creative juices are flowing :-*, I think I need to pick up another (Hasegawa) TA-4 and give your idea a go (with my mods that is :))), but use Volkodav's idea of defensive detachments based on catapult equipped battleships, cruisers etc, could use codes and markings etc from A-4 air defense detachments that were assigned to the smaller USN ASW equipped Essex class carriers during the 1960's. 8) 8)



very good ! it will obviously be interesting to see it done your way  :)
I can admit that my style is a bit specific ;D

On the naval aircraft floatplanization side, I can also suggest the Tomcat, here in twin-floats but maybe adaptable to single float?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tomcat-144_zpsq4whg9g0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_9533_zpstyqiiqnh.jpg)

: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 07, 2015, 01:29:15 AM
Delicious Tomcat! :-*
And this explains why the USAF did not buy the F-14: it is not a landplane at all! ;)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle November 07, 2015, 02:56:01 AM
I'm thinking the F-14 would best stay with twin floats, you'd need a very big single float and you'd still need outrigger floats for stability on the water.
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin November 07, 2015, 05:18:20 AM
I like the floatplane F-14 :)
: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 07, 2015, 05:24:13 AM
I'm thinking the F-14 would best stay with twin floats, you'd need a very big single float and you'd still need outrigger floats for stability on the water.

and these outrigger floats would need an orientation system because of the moving wings
(like the pods on Tornados and F111 I think?)

: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
: finsrin November 07, 2015, 05:42:29 AM
Because of high position of intakes the Skyhawk seaplane has some legitimacy :)
: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 12, 2015, 02:11:31 AM

another one I had been thinking about for a long time, and recently at a show in my hometown I stumbled upon a classic Frog Gannet for 3 euros ... and I had this other Twin Otter float available.

So here it comes, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/gannett-s_zpsrtzrue3s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02188s_zpsmdu36m1n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02185s_zpsqssjpiwc.jpg)

For outrigger floats, I use drop tanks : I find it looks nice, and it does have some root in the RW after all, as can be seen here :
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b591/NA26NA44/ROKAFFloatT-6F1.jpg)
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin November 12, 2015, 02:50:32 AM
Oddly attractive :)
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN November 12, 2015, 09:06:23 AM
Different take on a Gannet :) :)
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 12, 2015, 12:31:40 PM
The belly of the Gannet is so big, it seemed it already contained a float, but you are right: propellers' clearance requires a float far lower. Congratulations, engineer, no crash this way.
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle November 13, 2015, 03:47:49 AM
Might be interesting to take the Gannet a step further along the lines of the Grumman Duck or the Loening amphibians that preceeded it.
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 13, 2015, 03:57:41 PM

streamlining the float into the fuselage could look great indeed : someone has to try that  ;)
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN November 14, 2015, 05:41:57 AM
With a fully faired float you could make the weapons bay open from the sides of the fuselage under the wing and it could still be an ambhib. with landing/beaching gear in the extended float as well as carrying more fuel. :)
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 14, 2015, 05:45:03 AM
With a fully faired float you could make the weapons bay open from the sides of the fuselage under the wing and it could still be an ambhib. with landing/beaching gear in the extended float as well as carrying more fuel. :)

indeed !
and the Loening or Duck look is so particular, that it would suit the Gannet perfectly!
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher November 15, 2015, 10:00:42 PM
This concept was some truly inspired thinking!

I can only marvel at such genius!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 18, 2015, 05:03:55 AM
thanks for your inspriring appreciation !
: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 26, 2015, 08:43:33 PM

from a very old Airfix bagged kit of the Hawker Demon, I first did a twin-float version by adapting floats from a Letov S-328 (both kits I found for 2 euros each ...), and then, following a forum discussion, I decided to change for a single central float version (also because it offers me the possibility to proceed to one more floatplanization, as you will soon see  ;) )

and it does look like a Hawker Osprey indeed  ;D

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/demon-s_zps0e4qylxv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02286s_zpssav3qxwv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02285s_zpsxxhrrczn.jpg)

: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 27, 2015, 03:04:31 AM
elegant! :D
: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: jcf November 27, 2015, 03:29:50 AM
Beauty.  :)

Reminiscent of the Fairey S.9/30 - TSR.1.

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/tsr1/tsr1-2.jpg)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/tsr1/tsr1-1.gif)
: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 27, 2015, 03:36:11 AM
thanks for the info !

I had found an Osprey like this :

(http://www.aviationphotocompany.com/img/s2/v51/p550998815-3.jpg)

and a Short competitor looking very similar :

(http://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/between-the-wars-1918-1939-a/190307d1327166733t-raf-pre-war-aircrafts-short-gurnard-jpg)
: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin November 27, 2015, 03:49:42 AM
 :)
: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 28, 2015, 05:25:18 PM

central single floats are elegant indeed : there is more to come, soon, here !

: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav November 28, 2015, 08:00:20 PM

central single floats are elegant indeed : there is more to come, soon, here !

Very elegant indeed.
: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 30, 2015, 05:29:47 AM
another one :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mig15-s_zpsivrniobz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02296s_zpsixargzxj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02297s_zpswjn3hh3q.jpg)
: Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin November 30, 2015, 05:34:11 AM
 :)
: Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 30, 2015, 12:36:13 PM
I would have thought a nose air intake is impossible on a seaplane, but here it seems splashing of water would hurt the plane aft, so this nose hole, waterless, is very possible. Thanks!
: Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN November 30, 2015, 12:48:18 PM
A red 'Red' floatplane, very cool 'n different!!
: Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin November 30, 2015, 01:26:16 PM
Mig-15 with float looks "right" not "contrived".  Great, never would have expected this result. :)
: Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav November 30, 2015, 01:49:57 PM
Can image a brace of them lined up on the catapults of a modified Sverdlov class seaplane cruiser. (think Mogami)
: Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 30, 2015, 04:25:54 PM

thanks all !

I have a few catapults, from Hasegawa kits : I should try to find them in my boxes in order to take pictures ...

: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 16, 2015, 05:03:54 AM

not so much a whiff, but for color maybe, but with floats definitely :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/nh500-s_zpslu7syygl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02436s_zpss8r1pwzx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02437s_zpstuvv2wpc.jpg)

: Re: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher December 16, 2015, 08:18:49 AM
That's a very sharp, clean build!

Your work on the canopy framing is especially nice. The fact you finished it in yellow impresses me to no end. For some reason, yellow is often a difficult color for me to get good results with.

Put a registration codes on it and I bet you could convince people it was real!

Well done, ericr!

Brian da Basher
: Re: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 16, 2015, 08:36:36 AM
I have same impression as BdB.
Is particularly likable.
: Re: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 17, 2015, 05:12:26 AM
thanks!

I must say that I do my painting by hand with brushes, rather worn usually :
I have extremely basic skills indeed, quite the same as when I was an early teenager I'm afraid  ;D

: Re: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 19, 2015, 12:59:55 AM
I have extremely basic skills indeed
I completely disagree :( You have a wonderful imagination, and skills enough to make things Real, congratulations...
: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 21, 2015, 07:46:59 PM

a jet float plane again, blue this time :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/iskra-s_zpsqazconrz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02463s_zpsdlznoc5r.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02464s_zpssa0fd3k3.jpg)

: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 21, 2015, 08:09:37 PM
So harmonious... :-*
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: The Big Gimper December 21, 2015, 08:58:44 PM
This is the perfect aircraft for flying into the typical Canadian Lake to stay at the Cottage for the weekend. Add skis and we have an all season aircraft.   ;D
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: Goonie December 21, 2015, 11:01:50 PM
Damn, that just looks so right :)
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: kerick December 21, 2015, 11:23:12 PM
Dog gone it! Wish I had thought of that!
I didn't think a jet on a float could look so good!
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 22, 2015, 02:30:34 AM
This is the perfect aircraft for flying into the typical Canadian Lake to stay at the Cottage for the weekend. Add skis and we have an all season aircraft.   ;D

that would be amphibious + + !  :) air sea land snow ... what else?

: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin December 22, 2015, 03:20:49 AM
Damn, that just looks so right :)

What he said.
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 22, 2015, 06:21:40 AM
Dog gone it! Wish I had thought of that!
I didn't think a jet on a float could look so good!

more jet signle-float planes coming  ;)
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle December 22, 2015, 11:26:06 AM
Beautiful!!  Though I think you might want to move the fuselage a bit farther forward on the float to make sure the spray pattern isn't ingested into the intakes.
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: kerick December 22, 2015, 12:12:58 PM
A little bit of spray won't hurt. It cleans the turbine blades.
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle December 22, 2015, 10:06:04 PM
A little bit of spray won't hurt. It cleans the turbine blades.
Fresh water, yes, salt water will degrade engine performance significantly.  One reason MPA aircraft sometimes get special coatings applied to their engines (for example, the TPE331s used by the MU-2S are a special model with coatings for operating in that environment).
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher December 23, 2015, 05:44:12 PM
It's neat how those floats seem to add to the impression of speed of this beauty!

I'd have never thought to add floats to an Iskra, kudos on coming up with such a great concept!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 24, 2015, 05:28:13 PM
thanks a lot all !
: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 31, 2015, 12:21:26 AM

in order to put all these seaplanes in perspective, I am reconfiguring, at the same 1/72 scale, a Revell (ex-Matchbox) Flower Class corvette (I got it for reanonably cheap on ebay) in order for it to carry 3 catapults (one in each interesting colour). It is a bit cramped, as many ships are anyway, but seems to be possible ...(the one on the right will be put horizontal of course)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02547s_zpslqtvjfhy.jpg)

especially the jet central float planes can look good on that
: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
: Modelling_Mushi January 03, 2016, 09:11:03 PM
I dont suppose you have a 1/72 Sperm Whale you could cross with the corvette do you?
: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 04, 2016, 04:16:20 AM

no animal crossing this time, but thanks for the idea, who knows ...  ;)

finally, it will be 4 catapults : I managed to add a smaller one, from a submarine, on top of the command deck  ;D

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02651s_zpsigpr11qh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02653s_zpsccpbstts.jpg)

: single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 10, 2016, 11:41:23 PM


a Sabre on a single central float :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/sabre-s_zpsrepujdu3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02663s_zpszelibrgy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02664s_zpsz3bjjyov.jpg)

should look good on a catapult, soon ...

: Re: single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe January 10, 2016, 11:50:36 PM
Very beautiful, thanks for this enjoyment! :-*
: Re: single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin January 11, 2016, 02:57:05 AM
 :)
: Re: single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN January 11, 2016, 09:53:54 AM
That poor Flower would need tons of ballast to try to stay upright with that lot aboard.
The RN would comment about a normal Flower's sea keeping ability as "she'd roll to her beam ends on wet grass" so adding all that lot, they'd have to be seaplanes aboard as boy they'd get 'wet' ;D
Nice take on the F-86 floatplane  ;) :)
: Re: single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 13, 2016, 12:36:47 AM
thanks all !

That poor Flower would need tons of ballast to try to stay upright with that lot aboard.
The RN would comment about a normal Flower's sea keeping ability as "she'd roll to her beam ends on wet grass" so adding all that lot, they'd have to be seaplanes aboard as boy they'd get 'wet' ;D
Nice take on the F-86 floatplane  ;) :)

luckily, in whif world the laws of gravity etc are more flexible  ;)
so the boat will soon be covered with floatplanes ready for ejection
: catapult with single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 16, 2016, 10:08:22 PM
like on this preview (colors not yet ready  ;) ):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02681s_zpsnzkbkc39.jpg)

: Re: catapult with single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher January 20, 2016, 07:50:16 AM
It's scary how well that central float works on a Sabre!

Paint it gloss blue and stick on your favorite navy's markings and I bet you could convince folks it was real!

Well done, ericr!

Brian da Basher
: Re: catapult with single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 21, 2016, 06:51:08 PM
 thanks a lot !
: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 21, 2016, 07:19:51 PM

an new floatplane : the PZL 39 (with floats coming from a 1/48 MC72) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/PZL37A-s_zps0uhjfahg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02712s_zpsbrjdyabf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02714s_zpsgfbkcsv9.jpg)

funnily, it looks a bit like a Fiat RS14

: Re: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe January 22, 2016, 03:12:05 AM
Beautiful! :-*
: Re: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin January 22, 2016, 03:24:22 AM
Love it, may copy it...though maybe not in yellow! ;)
: Re: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 22, 2016, 04:20:04 PM
thanks !

Love it, may copy it...though maybe not in yellow! ;)

please do your own version if the "concept" pleases you!
I personally favour single color, just because it highlights the shapes in themselves,
but I can imagine that a more realistic livery can make it :
imagination combined with making sense can augment the surprise  ;D
(isn't that close to the definition of fantastic litterature by the way?)

: catapult, yellow (soon) : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 27, 2016, 04:27:56 AM

I couldn't resist :
while looking for another kit, I stumbled upon a seller whoa also had Hasegawa's Alf with a catapult :
I already have that catapult from the Alf and painted it blue,
and another one coming with Hasegawa's jake, painted red,
so now I just had to have one more to paint it yellow ...
It will come nicely on the Flower Class boat mentioned above, as an alternative to the other ones.

Resistance is futile.

: catapult, yellow (with Iskra and HD780) : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 31, 2016, 01:18:51 AM
here it is :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/catapulte-s_zpstomjpibi.jpg)

with a blue Iskra :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02793s_zpsjjnjrqwn.jpg)

or a red HD-780 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02806s_zpspi9nnmyg.jpg)

: Re: catapult, yellow (with Iskra and HD780) : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin January 31, 2016, 04:03:23 AM
 :)
: Re: catapult, yellow (with Iskra and HD780) : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN January 31, 2016, 07:10:21 AM
The red HD looks good on the 'cat'  :)
: Re: catapult, yellow (with Iskra and HD780) : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 01, 2016, 01:32:52 AM
thanks !

more to come : I could take pictures of most of my seaplanes collections on my catapults ...

all the more so when they will be mounted on the Flower Class ship, whiffed as a seaplane tender !

: catapult, yellow, with Buffalo and Spitfire single floats : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 07, 2016, 06:06:26 AM

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02860s_zps7fayivvi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02862s_zpsdhcf9r8z.jpg)
: Re: catapult, yellow, with Buffalo and Spitfire single floats : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN February 07, 2016, 06:40:17 AM
The Buffalo looks strangely 'right'  :icon_surprised: ;)
: Re: catapult, yellow, with Buffalo and Spitfire single floats : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 07, 2016, 08:40:19 PM

thanks ! the Buffalo does deserve a float indeed  ;D

: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 09, 2016, 04:24:59 PM

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02863s_zpsgnjnokbz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02864s_zps1zwbhdme.jpg)
: Re: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav February 09, 2016, 09:07:38 PM
Off topic but the angle of the Gannet photo has me thinking about a WWII, Napier Sabre powered, twin float, torpedo bomber, Gannet.
: Re: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 10, 2016, 04:26:17 AM

a twin float Gannett would certainly look good
(actually my single float is a little underdimensioned I'm afraid ...)

please just do it!
: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 10, 2016, 04:27:16 AM

I also have this blue catapult, coming from a kit of the japanese Glen, which could be carried by a submarine.

It is shown here with a Saab 91, yellow :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02865s_zps4hpmwnqp.jpg)
: Re: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN February 10, 2016, 11:43:54 AM
That looks the same size as a Glen. Nicely done!  8)

I'd shudder to think how many 'G's the catapult would have to produce to get a great fat Gannet airborne :o :o Looks good though on the 'cat' 8)
: Re: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav February 10, 2016, 11:58:55 AM
Been doing a bit of reading on British battleships and cruisers and was surprised to see just how important float and seaplanes were to the RN plans between the wars.  The were requirements for light reconnaissance/spotting (Seafox), long range reconnaissance (Fairey IIIF), floatplane fighter (Flycatcher), reconnaissance fighter (Osprey, later Skua and Roc) and torpedo bomber (Swordfish). 

The idea was each cruiser in the force intended to hold the Japanese until the arrival of the Mediterranean Fleet would each carry a number of aircraft and together provide an adequate mix of types in sufficient numbers to be effective.  Light cruisers would carry a minimum of a Seafox but the larger ships would have a mix of fighters and reconnaissance types while some would carry torpedo bombers instead of one or more of the other types.  The battleships and battlecruisers in particular would carry fighters to defend themselves against torpedo bombers.  It was realised that carriers would be more effective but also that due to treaty limitations they would often not be available where needed, hence the requirement for what was basically a fleet unit of a capital ship or two plus several cruisers to be able to put up their own force of reconnaissance, fighter and strike aircraft.

Off topic but pre Washington treaty one option the RN was looking at for operations in SEA was a new large cruiser along the lines of the Courageous class, that, in addition to big guns, torpedos and aircraft, also carried a couple of MTBs (motor torpedo boats) in addition to the ships boats.  now that would be a ship and a half, multiple catapults (or at least a midriff one flanked by large hangers) as well as a pair of MBTs on davits.
: Re: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 10, 2016, 08:14:34 PM

thanks!

my intention is still to group all those catapults on the 1/72 ship I showed above in this thread, covered with floatplanes  ;D
: Re: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher February 12, 2016, 06:15:08 AM
That yellow Saab 91 on the blue catapult is so visually appealing that I can't find the words to express how much I like it!

For some reason, I find the combination of colors & shapes very soothing.

Brian da Basher
: Re: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN February 12, 2016, 10:59:11 AM
Mr. DaBasher, blue and gold is always relaxing ;)
: Re: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 14, 2016, 12:17:43 AM

I'm happy to see my favorite colors consdered relaxing  ;)
: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 15, 2016, 05:12:09 AM

a new one, from a very cheap Revell kit, where rivets can be counted :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tempest-s_zpsv8jyeey3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02872s_zpsuczpieus.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02873s_zpskmrio6na.jpg)

: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav February 15, 2016, 10:43:29 AM
Yes yes yes, that is just so right!

Absolutely perfect!

Just need a Typhoon float plane fighter now (that's my cunning plan anyway, I already have a 1/72 Academy Tiffy and a Hasegawa Sea Hurricane Combo pack, wonder where I will get a suitable float from, or should it be two floats).
: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN February 15, 2016, 02:56:39 PM
That looks fearsomely right!! :) :) 8)

I've this kit built, but mines' a little bit pedestrian compared to yours in it's RAF camo and invasion stripes ;)
: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 15, 2016, 09:37:51 PM

thansk a lot!

a twin-float version would look good too, no doubt
: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
: ChernayaAkula February 16, 2016, 12:56:58 AM
Gorgeous!  :-*
: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 17, 2016, 08:40:00 PM

thanks a lot!
: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 22, 2016, 05:16:24 AM

antoher catapult view : a Rex I made in yellow some time ago

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02898_zpscodd8cns.jpg)
: Re: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN February 22, 2016, 01:34:14 PM
Whoo Hoo!! ;D ;D Now that's the stuff!!!  :) :) :) 8)
: Re: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 23, 2016, 06:46:48 AM
 ;)
: Re: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav February 23, 2016, 10:33:59 PM
Have you by any chance done a P-47?
: Re: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 24, 2016, 12:56:52 AM
I like your yellow Rex, like civilan or toy...
: Re: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 24, 2016, 02:46:22 AM

thanx!!

the P-47 is one of the few (should I say that ?  ;) ) classics that I haven't floatplanized :
it would look good with floats from the Rex, most probablt!
(also never tried a FW190 for example ...)
: Re: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle February 24, 2016, 10:59:20 AM
Go for a really different floatplane, a development of the J7W1.
: Shinden, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 24, 2016, 07:59:10 PM
Go for a really different floatplane, a development of the J7W1.


aha, yes indeed, you are perfectly right, the Shinden is a real and particular beauty, which did not totally escape me  ;)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/shinden_zps3wofod9q.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/janvier07%20053_zpsy1mbndb5.jpg)
: Re: Shinden, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 25, 2016, 02:13:52 AM
Beautiful! while... alomost "normal" for the floating part, but the whole makes a surprizing aircraft... :-*
In Real World, was there canard seaplanes? ???
: Re: Shinden, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle February 25, 2016, 06:31:24 AM
Beautiful!!  And that main float goes far enough aft to prevent the prop from digging into the water on takeoff.
: Re: Shinden, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN February 25, 2016, 11:59:54 AM
That just looks evil 8) 8) 8)
: Re: Shinden, yellow : primary seaplanes
: finsrin February 25, 2016, 05:56:25 PM
One of those - never woulda though of that builds.
Works so well.  I'd like to copy cat and build one. :)
: Re: Shinden, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 25, 2016, 10:09:39 PM
thanks all !

Works so well.  I'd like to copy cat and build one. :)

please go ahead  :) I guess the float must be from a Rufe, and everything fits quite nicely,
so you can try your own interpretation, I would be happy to see it !
: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 27, 2016, 02:35:55 AM

a yellow Cub on a blue catapult

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02899s_zpskmgmdojr.jpg)
: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin February 27, 2016, 03:34:10 AM
Nice!
: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN February 27, 2016, 06:57:46 AM
Agreed!! :)
: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Acree February 27, 2016, 09:04:32 AM
Awwww... cute!
: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 28, 2016, 06:58:44 PM

thanks all !

I will try and find other small floatplanes in my archive to put on this catapult
: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle February 28, 2016, 09:09:41 PM
Awwww... cute!
Very!!
: Goblin, yellow, on blue catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 02, 2016, 04:10:05 AM

thanks all !

another small one : a floatplanized Goblin

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02900s_zps2xexgkzg.jpg)
: Re: Goblin, yellow, on blue catapult : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 02, 2016, 12:23:03 PM
You should throw that back to grow a bit more, it's not quite the full float yet ;D ;D
: Re: Goblin, yellow, on blue catapult : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 02, 2016, 07:51:33 PM
The float Goblin is very lovely, thanks for the enjoyment! (I am not a pilot of it, maybe pilots would be frightened about its stability but I love it anyway) ;)
: Re: Goblin, yellow, on blue catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 04, 2016, 10:39:09 PM

thanks!

the float is proportional to the length of the aircraft, simply ;-)

: Re: Goblin, yellow, on blue catapult : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 04, 2016, 11:54:47 PM
Yes, "logics" may be funny sometimes ;)
: Caudron 714, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 05, 2016, 06:58:46 AM

another one from the archive : Caudron 714

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02901s_zpspefwnmc1.jpg)
: Re: Caudron 714, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 05, 2016, 03:29:40 PM
well balanced, nice... :-*
: Re: Caudron 714, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 06, 2016, 03:18:32 AM
Mmmmmmm..... :-*
: Re: Caudron 714, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 06, 2016, 06:57:00 AM
Agreed GTX ;)
: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 08, 2016, 05:25:26 AM

thanks all!

another one, more recent on the red catapult :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02902s_zpsd9w0tshz.jpg)

(floats and tail extension from a Spitfire conversion kit)
: Re: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 08, 2016, 11:36:21 AM
Is there no airframe you won't float?? :o ;D ;D

Very cool mate!! 8) 8)
: Re: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 08, 2016, 12:33:57 PM
Looking good!
: Re: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle March 09, 2016, 02:40:02 AM
Looks very nice.  Quite plausible, too, given Macchi's involvement with flying boats prior to WW II.
: Re: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 09, 2016, 02:44:11 AM
thanks a lot all !


Is there no airframe you won't float?? :o ;D ;D

yes, there are still a few  ;) like the P-47, FW190, ... still some potential ahead  ;D

: Re: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle March 09, 2016, 04:36:46 AM
P-47 with floats based on the Sev-3 float variant?
: Re: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 09, 2016, 07:22:38 PM
P-47 with floats based on the Sev-3 float variant?

that would look good indeed !

: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 11, 2016, 03:39:52 AM

work in progress :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02965s_zpsse7au7fq.jpg)

: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
: finsrin March 11, 2016, 03:45:06 AM
This build is a blast  :)
Looks like nearly done.
: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 12, 2016, 03:44:33 AM
 :)
: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 13, 2016, 04:51:55 AM

thanks!
more soon  ;)
: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 14, 2016, 04:42:47 AM

a few updates :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02984s_zpsy6d1xzjk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02983s_zpsvoeswm6p.jpg)

: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 17, 2016, 06:57:04 AM

next one will be a PZL Karas
(a kit by MisterCraft, but it looks so old fashioned thet it might well be a Heller reboxing)



: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 25, 2016, 05:25:39 AM

here it comes, the Karas with a single float coming from an Alf :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/karas-s_zpsxstgdfel.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03065_zpscuyiatqz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03073s_zps5xshmxj8.jpg)

: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 25, 2016, 05:26:59 AM
 :)
: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 25, 2016, 08:58:21 AM
Fuel tanks and floats, cool 8)
: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 25, 2016, 08:21:22 PM

thanks!

using fuel tanks as floats was done in the 50s in korea for a T-6
: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 26, 2016, 02:35:28 AM
using fuel tanks as floats was done in the 50s in korea for a T-6


Indeed:

(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b591/NA26NA44/ROKAFFloatT-6F1.jpg)
: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 26, 2016, 03:25:30 AM
Even if this has been done once in the Real World, I believe that ericr is a genius inventor! ;)
: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 26, 2016, 10:06:09 PM

fueltank wingtip floats are also just convenient for a kitbasher ;-)

: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 27, 2016, 01:02:56 AM

does anyone know a flying boat kit with waterline hull, like it is done for ships?

: Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 27, 2016, 06:54:02 AM
None that I know of, most just cut what they need to off  :o :o :o :o :o
: Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 28, 2016, 06:53:54 PM
None that I know of, most just cut what they need to off  :o :o :o :o :o


that is what I am currently doing on some project, but I was wondering ...

I remember that there is this Fujimi Pete floatplane, as can be seen here : one side float and the main central one are proposed in waterline version :

http://www.model-making.eu/products/item_name-382873.html (http://www.model-making.eu/products/item_name-382873.html)

see the pieces here

(http://www.model-making.eu/zdjecia/9/8/9/1471_1_fjm72050_3.jpg)

and the instructions at steps 6 and 7 (B type)

(http://www.model-making.eu/zdjecia/6/8/9/1471_2_fjm72050_2.jpg)


do you know any others ?

: Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 29, 2016, 08:25:21 AM
Suitably put back in my box ;), there's one I didn't know, I'll have to go and check my Pete in the stash :)
: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 30, 2016, 04:50:21 AM

so I cut up a 1/48 Walrus from SMER, and tried to fit the hull to a Me 262, same scale (very good fit, sizewise), from Pegasus : here is the work in progress (with wings turned upsaide down to prevent water to come in the engines, of course)  :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03075s_zpsa2tliscl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03076s_zpsuj3tgwjz.jpg)

I guess that is what is called kitbash ...  ;)
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 31, 2016, 02:35:16 AM
Looking good so far
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 31, 2016, 12:22:28 PM
Thanks for showing unfinished models also (I was feeling guilty showing so slow progress on my models while yours are already finished like immediately without any pain...). Thanks again! ;)
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 31, 2016, 11:52:41 PM
thanks!

actually, I sometimes show pictures of older builds, an most of what I do is actually quite simple, so I can do a lot  ;D
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 01, 2016, 02:51:44 AM
most of what I do is actually quite simple
Ahem, what is "simple" for a high-skilled modeller like you is "very uneasy" for a "bad-skilled" modeller like me... :( ;)
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 01, 2016, 04:42:40 AM

my skills have not progressed since I was a teenager (long ago  ;) ) but what progressed is
the adequacy between my skills and the way I realize my projects  ;D
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: finsrin April 01, 2016, 09:02:27 AM
Super duper love it. :-*

most of what I do is actually quite simple,

If "simple" is operative word.  This is simply brilliant !
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 03, 2016, 04:46:32 AM
here it comes :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/me262-s_zpsveqvm3wp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03106s_zpsvzwope1y.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03105s_zpsyknjqpek.jpg)

: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin April 03, 2016, 04:47:57 AM
I love it :)
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle April 03, 2016, 05:14:24 AM
Damn, that looks good!  It looks very purposeful.
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 03, 2016, 03:03:01 PM
I love it :)
So do I! :-*
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 04, 2016, 01:10:35 AM

thanks all !
: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 06, 2016, 01:29:09 AM

quite finished now, potentially carrying 4 seaplanes at a time ...



(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/flowerClass-s_zpsji3pvulf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03085s_zps7qzn0thv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03086s_zpsfnh4psdf.jpg)

: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 07, 2016, 07:12:44 AM

a few more sights

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03083s_zps4howrjo5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03080s_zpsxalvbp7c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03081s_zps39e2ggmn.jpg)
: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 12, 2016, 06:40:44 PM

a few more pictures, inhabited (by seaplanes, that is) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02988s_zpsqqbr0ayg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02986s_zpslmorh157.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02967s_zps0kootbgm.jpg)

: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 13, 2016, 01:53:44 AM
Nice to see different times on the same ship :-*
: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 15, 2016, 03:39:02 PM
here it comes :


the shapes correspond with a good fit, at any scale,
so this combination can be tried with different liveries (RAF, Lftwaffe, or others) as you like  ;D
this is so true that someone else did it!

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/140267-o.jpg)

more here, with a splendid central float canadian version too :

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=13401&p=albums&album=20279&view=list (https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=13401&p=albums&album=20279&view=list)

: Re: Re : Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin April 15, 2016, 03:46:10 PM
 :)
: Re: Re : Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 15, 2016, 04:19:48 PM
I would say more:  :-*
: Re: Re : Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN April 15, 2016, 07:35:36 PM
 :-* in a word, Wow  :-*
: Re: Re : Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: The Big Gimper April 15, 2016, 07:53:03 PM
I looked at all his builds.  Who knew that the Me262 was under utilized. 
: Re: Re : Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 17, 2016, 01:58:36 AM
his whole series is very impressive !
: Graf Spee seaplane carrier (1/400 + 1/350) : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 22, 2016, 11:15:43 PM

another seaplane carrier, a bit smaller this time, adapted from the Graf Spee : it did carry a Ar196, I just added two more catapults, from japanese origins.

(the ship is 1/400, the additional catapults 1/350, which is not too far after all ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/grafSpee-s_zps9zrxgkdg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03321s_zpspffmlbrf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03325s_zps6pyw2xep.jpg)
: waterline hull Walrus, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 26, 2016, 03:06:53 AM

so, I used the lower part of the hull of a 1/48 Walrus for a Me 262 flying boat, and I was left with the rest ... wondering what to do with it ... until I realized that it look nicely plunged into its natural element (well, one of the three anyway).
Maybe it looks a bit heavily loaded, but it floats.
Actually it looks a bit like a crocodile or alligator ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/walrus48-s_zpsuansxao7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03257s_zpsjplxp5mc.jpg)

the build is a bit basic, and side floats were replaced by half droptanks.
But it inspires me for other flyingboat conversions, stealing the lower hull to fit another aircraft, and keeping the donor in a waterline version ... (I have a Sunderland and a Loire 130 in stack stock) ... wait and see
: Re: waterline hull Walrus, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 27, 2016, 12:26:57 AM
Surprising but and nice :-*
: Re: waterline hull Walrus, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 29, 2016, 02:17:46 AM
thanks!
: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 01, 2016, 02:16:12 AM

I reused floats from 1/350 MB411 to improve 1/700 Avengers :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/avenger700-s_zpsshkuzsp5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03308s_zpsrw2emlb3.jpg)

it might be nice to do it in a more detailed scale like 1/72
: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 02, 2016, 11:27:44 AM
I reused floats from 1/350 MB411 to improve 1/700 Avengers :
it might be nice to do it in a more detailed scale like 1/72
These tiny ones are delicious too...
: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 02, 2016, 06:41:01 PM

thanks!  ;)
: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 06, 2016, 05:32:56 AM
I think that Graf Spee is one of my favorites of all your work so far, ericr!

The primary colors are a nice way to soften the onus of history and are easy on the eyes too!

This baby would turn heads at any show!

Brian da Basher

P.S. The waterline Walrus is a winner in my book too!
: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 06, 2016, 04:16:13 PM

thanks a lot!

small scales have their charms too.

And I think Iwill try more waterline hull flying boats soon ...
(as a way of making two seaplanes out of each flying boat kit ;-) )

: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 06, 2016, 10:48:47 PM
Maybe I misunderstand your (English) words, but this gives me ideas, thanks! ;)

EDIT: Yes, I did it... floats becoming hulls (or opposite)...
: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 08, 2016, 01:24:48 AM
Maybe I misunderstand your (English) words, but this gives me ideas, thanks! ;)

EDIT: Yes, I did it... floats becoming hulls (or opposite)...

it is a bit different from what I have in mind, but it is impressive as usual!  :)
: Loire 120, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 08, 2016, 08:35:23 PM

I got this POMK resin kit, lovely, and made it in yellow :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/loire210-48-s_zps6r1uwca3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03640s_zpstxcs7buq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03642s_zpsq6zcqiim.jpg)

: Re: Loire 120, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 08, 2016, 09:15:53 PM
It looks like we both hold a certain aesthetic in common, ericr. I think that's a lovely aircraft as well. While it has a certain ungainliness about it, in total it's actually quite graceful. I find the curve of the tail planes very pleasing to the eye and I like how you finished it in yellow.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Loire 120, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 09, 2016, 03:59:57 AM
Thanks a lot for your appreciation, which I deeply appreciate!

The Loire 120 is indeed a bit weird looking (and its operational carreer was bot a big hit),
but it does have a certain elegance, especially in yellow (to my taste  ;) )
: Re: Loire 120, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 10, 2016, 02:03:21 AM
I did not know at all this plane or floatplane.
Google finds no airplane of this name, but confirms this was a floatplane fighter : "le Loire 210, hydravion de chasse catapultable commandé à vingt exemplaires". Have you just changed the color or improved the shape somehow?
: Re: Loire 120, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 10, 2016, 03:03:31 AM
I did not know at all this plane or floatplane.
Google finds no airplane of this name, but confirms this was a floatplane fighter : "le Loire 210, hydravion de chasse catapultable commandé à vingt exemplaires". Have you just changed the color or improved the shape somehow?

aaarrrghhhh ! it made a mistake, and / or a typo : it is indeed a Loire 210 ! not 120 ...
thank you Tophe for pointing it out
: Re: Loire 210, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 10, 2016, 05:33:54 PM
Ups, I did not even notice, it is the great algorithm of Google that translated our mistake into the good number ;)
: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 19, 2016, 01:11:29 AM

I recently found a very cheap kit (3 euros ...) of the An-14, which is a so cute aircraft, and I recently visited the Dornier museum in Friedrichshafen, so I thought I would make up this flying boat, because of the sides of the An-14 which look a bit like that.

The hull comes from a (also cheap) Loire 130, which I do as a waterline hull
(I like to make two seaples out of one ! or maybe even more, because the side floats could also be reused)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/an14-s_zpsgysrk8wb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03645s_zpsofpfwpfb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03646s_zpsu0kfvhpm.jpg)

: Re: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle May 19, 2016, 02:06:33 AM
That's a very attractive little aircraft.  Be interesting to see an An-28 (same basic airframe with turboprop engines) done up similarly.
: Re: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 19, 2016, 02:11:54 AM
Great mix! :-*
: Re: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 19, 2016, 08:21:18 AM
You know, that's so crazy it might just work!

It sure looks plausible enough!

Been thinking along similar lines myself lately.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 20, 2016, 10:53:38 PM
thanks a lot!

an An-28 woul be nice, as several aircraft of that class, with a bit bigger "sponsoons" maybe



and here is the rest of the kit (but for parts of the two side floats, to be used later, I guess  ;) )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/loire130-s_zpsfsgdezqs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03655s_zpsgjcpxst6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03657s_zpslum3ji5i.jpg)


: Re: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 21, 2016, 12:14:22 AM
This one goes very well with your similar Walrus, together there are very nice!

an An-28 would be nice
I do not know precisely the Antonov family but I hoped An-28=An-14Z zwilling... but Google showed me the "real" 28, like a simple 14 alas. However, zwilling is good for flying boats, as a twin-hull layout discards the need for auxiliary floats...
: Re: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
: ericr May 22, 2016, 06:14:05 PM

thanksalot!

the A-28 is indeed not exactly 2 x 14  ;)
: Re: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 23, 2016, 02:16:24 AM
I find your approach to these waterline seaplanes very imaginative and refreshing.

The blue is an excellent choice here as it adds calm to the tension caused by all the square lines if the fuselage.

Nicely done, ericr!

Brian da Basher
: Re: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
: ericr May 24, 2016, 02:34:19 AM
thanks a lot!

part of my motivation is simply to make several seaplanes from each single kit ;-)
and also the waterline effect, which is very usual in ships, is a funny thing to try on aircraft
: Re: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
: Tophe May 24, 2016, 10:56:15 AM
the waterline effect, which is very usual in ships, is a funny thing to try on aircraft
Do you mean "the fact to build only what is above water"?
: Re: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
: ericr May 24, 2016, 03:08:56 PM
the waterline effect, which is very usual in ships, is a funny thing to try on aircraft
Do you mean "the fact to build only what is above water"?

yes, like for ships kits with "waterline hull"

in my case, the flying boats are a little bit low in the water ;-) maybe loaded with heavy payload

: waterline hull Mavis 1/144, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 10, 2016, 08:08:49 PM

here is a Mavis (of which I used thebottom hull for something else : wait and see ...)

at waterline level

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mavis144-s_zpsmvjexpeq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03832s_zpsvmneromk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03834s_zpscohznyu4.jpg)
: Re: waterline hull Mavis 1/144, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe June 11, 2016, 05:40:57 PM
Good result, once more!
: Re: waterline hull Mavis 1/144, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 13, 2016, 03:40:15 AM

thanks !

the hull I removed from this one will soon re-appear in a brand new Whiff ...


: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 19, 2016, 05:07:48 AM

the hull of the Mavis went there :

a flying boat version of the LS8-t glider

(1/144 fit on 1/32)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ls8-s_zpsvybyc1do.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03850s_zpsv4gdm8im.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03854s_zpsid5fzvp6.jpg)

: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin June 19, 2016, 08:07:50 AM
 :)
: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe June 19, 2016, 12:28:04 PM
 :-* (I love "marine-sailplanes" - we say "hydroplaneurs" in French, I think, as hydrogliders?)
: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 19, 2016, 11:43:20 PM

thanks!
: ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 19, 2016, 02:18:20 AM

a lovely, very tiny kit :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ro43-350-s_zpsgvyfyqee.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04001s_zpsk2d3kgt4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04002s_zpsrzxjxsdo.jpg)

: Re: ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: Tophe July 29, 2016, 03:02:09 PM
tiny but lovely!
: Re: ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 01, 2016, 03:58:57 AM

thanks!
: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 23, 2016, 03:14:46 AM
a truer whiff : I made a twin-float version of the Ro-43 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04237s_zpszpnzkdtc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04236s_zpscqao6l32.jpg)

: Re: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 23, 2016, 03:20:29 AM
Cute
: Re: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 23, 2016, 02:07:12 PM
I like it also.
: Re: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle August 24, 2016, 11:00:31 AM
Cute little thing, does it have siblings in the other primary colors?
: Re: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 25, 2016, 06:12:00 AM

thanks!

Cute little thing, does it have siblings in the other primary colors?

not this time, because it was a box of 6, and I had to use two floats for this one, so I have only one left ...
: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 02, 2016, 07:31:18 PM

so I had these parts of the Loire 130 side floats, and I found out that the 1/144 Il-2 would have the appropriate size to fit them :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04321s_zpsyibmxo4c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/il2-s_zpsnklno1zk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04327s_zpslduqbsia.jpg)
: Re: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
: AXOR September 02, 2016, 08:48:18 PM
I think this is the first time I see an IL-2 on floats and it looks fantastic !
 :)
: Re: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 03, 2016, 02:31:24 AM
Looking very real, good!
: Re: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin September 03, 2016, 04:21:29 AM
I think this is the first time I see an IL-2 on floats and it looks fantastic !
 :)

Agreed.
: Re: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle September 03, 2016, 11:03:09 PM
I think this is the first time I see an IL-2 on floats and it looks fantastic !
 :)
Highly agree!  I can just see an operational one in Soviet Naval Aviation markings.
: Re: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 04, 2016, 04:28:06 AM

thanks all !

as I always say, if you find this inspiring please do make your own version  ;)
: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 09, 2016, 03:20:50 AM

a resin kit, of very nice quality, and which I found not too expensive on e-b, of the Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 :

the whiff aspect is in the livery ; a backing story would be :
this particular LN10 was being prepared for a firefighting role, with appropriate red livery, when disorganisation of the society, due to invasive neighbouring countries, left the work unfinished, just after the first layer. What the airframe became afterwards remains unknown, due to the historical chaos.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ln10-s_zpsozszay1o.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04389s_zps2hbvsa1l.jpg)

: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 10, 2016, 12:17:34 AM
Very beautiful! :-*
Ahem, I was ready to congratulate you for this invention of engines above the wing (for water-clearance) and Google showed me this invention came from Loire-Nieuport not yourself... Anyway, thanks for this choice of a poorly known plane, it gives me ideas for similar Lightnings, thanks again!
: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 10, 2016, 03:04:04 AM

only the red livery is a whiff invention, indeed ; for the rest, reality is sometimes stranger than fiction  ;)
: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher September 14, 2016, 06:11:21 AM
This could be my favorite one yet!

You've certainly captured the essence of those wonderful French designs!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 14, 2016, 11:08:51 AM

thanks a lot !
: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 29, 2016, 03:27:15 PM

I had this "Espadon" for a few years, wondering what to do with it, and suddendly, upon finding a cheap S-328, I saw it :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04503s_zpsbnseq0g4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04511s_zps3a0w373b.jpg)

: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: finsrin September 29, 2016, 03:33:12 PM
Oh Yea, Oh Yea,  :)  :)
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: AXOR September 29, 2016, 07:14:27 PM
This model looks fantastic !!!
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: Frank3k September 29, 2016, 11:59:43 PM
That's awesome! Is that the Sharkit Espadon?
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 30, 2016, 12:29:41 AM

thanks !

the original "kit" of the Espadon/Swordfish was a readymade figurine, so I just had to add the floats and paint in my own blue.
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin September 30, 2016, 05:26:14 AM
Oh Yea, Oh Yea,  :)  :)

What he said! :) :)
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN September 30, 2016, 12:36:40 PM
Awesome!!!!  :) :) :) 8) 8) 8)
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 30, 2016, 01:12:55 PM
 :-* Wow!  :-*
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle October 02, 2016, 10:08:06 AM
Superb!  I love it.
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 05, 2016, 02:25:24 AM
 thank you !
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: taiidantomcat October 05, 2016, 02:54:54 AM
Like a work of art  :-*
: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 09, 2016, 03:21:30 AM

most of the art here is from the comics author Edgar P. Jacobs

: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 08, 2016, 06:17:32 AM

I almost overlooked this crossing, even though I have crossed quite a few Buccaneers and Twin Otters as you might remember from this thread or another ; but finally it occurred to me, and here it is :

the Revell (ex-Matchbox) Buccaneer with floats from a Revell (ex-Matchbox) Twin Otter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/buccanneer4-s_zpsu4nyj3ds.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04626s_zps39p3btoi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04629s_zpsb4kursch.jpg)
: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 08, 2016, 12:54:04 PM
Good! :-* No need of aircraft carriers anymore, saving millions/billions £ (no need of Brexit!) ;)
: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: finsrin November 08, 2016, 03:01:37 PM
Oh my, what a cool surprise. 8)
If gunna build Buccaneer seaplane, thatz the way to do it. :)
Is inspiring to those thinking of a seaplane build.
: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 10, 2016, 05:52:12 AM

thanx !

if you get inspired, please go ahead! I would be happy to see other versions  ;)
: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher November 10, 2016, 07:52:15 AM
Your Buccaneer seaplane is truly a wonder!

I especially like the sharp demarcation of the intakes.

Well done!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 12, 2016, 02:20:59 AM

thanx!

: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: pigflyer November 13, 2016, 03:48:37 AM
Superb Bucc, simple yet powerful, you were the inspiration for my Westland White Shark so keep up the hot whiffing, please. Again, SUPERB.
: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 13, 2016, 06:34:25 PM
thanks again !

I am happy if my stuff can inspire other stuff, please tell me, because sometimes I get inspiration from stuff from others too of course  ;D
: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 13, 2016, 06:54:50 PM

this build was first devoid of hull and floats, but was subsequently improved, and consequently moved from
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg117194#msg117194 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg117194#msg117194)
to here, where it now belongs :

1/28 Camel, wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings, hull from an old three masted "Hamphitrite", side floats are fuel barrels from two 1/48 P-61 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/vinci-s_zpss41ku8lj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04634s_zpsvxzzqquq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04635s_zps4qz8hknw.jpg)
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 13, 2016, 07:16:02 PM
weird flying fish!
the external floats are not very aerodynamic but at the speed of a bat, there is no problem there... ;)
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 15, 2016, 03:29:43 PM

thanx !


it is not exactly steampunk ; maybe sailpunk?
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 22, 2016, 03:55:41 AM

the other half of the three-maste Apmphitrite can be seen there :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg118074#new (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg118074#new)
: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 20, 2016, 04:32:55 AM

I have long wanted to do something with a Tracker, and found one (Hobbycraft 1/72),
to which Twin Otter floats were a good fit :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tracker-s_zpsniknrmta.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05093s_zpsymx9c2su.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05097s_zpsaugu9dqo.jpg)

: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin December 20, 2016, 04:36:47 AM
 :)
: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: The Big Gimper December 20, 2016, 04:51:25 AM
I wish I had thought of putting floats on a Tracker.

Great work.  :)
: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: taiidantomcat December 20, 2016, 05:24:08 AM
Man that is a beauty  :-*
: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 20, 2016, 06:48:43 AM
thanks all !

I wish I had thought of putting floats on a Tracker.

you still can do it   ;)

: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle December 20, 2016, 10:30:02 AM
Looks Great!  About the only question I have is clearance between the floats and the prop arc and how much they can move in relation to each other.
: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 20, 2016, 01:17:21 PM
Man that is a beauty  :-*
I fully agree... :-* (no matter details for engineers, prisoners of the material world, as this is mainly a dream...)
: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 20, 2016, 03:11:12 PM

thanks !

the propellers do turn  ;) even if they are a bit close ...
: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav December 20, 2016, 03:32:02 PM
Wow!
: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 28, 2016, 04:09:22 AM

a quick floatplanization, using the single float of a Hasegawa Pete in 1/75
(yes, strange scale, but it seems to be a very old mould, quite unlike Hasegawa usual quality, apparently a re-issue from their very beginnings, maybe for some historical reason?)
fit to a Avia CS-199 (which is basically a twin-seat Bf-109)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/cs199-s_zpsn5moibw4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05130s_zpsegodacff.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05132s_zpslidqmudr.jpg)

: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin December 28, 2016, 04:10:12 AM
 :)
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN December 28, 2016, 06:24:38 AM
Nice build, looks believable :) :)
The Hasegawa 1/75 F1M Pete is from 1962 and is truly awful, see this link;
http://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/j/bakerpete.htm (http://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/j/bakerpete.htm)
They even get to talk to Mr Hasagwa!!!
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 28, 2016, 10:52:20 AM
 :-* Very beautiful... :-*
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav December 28, 2016, 06:21:16 PM
Wow that's just beautiful!
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 28, 2016, 09:07:29 PM
thanks !

the Pete 1/75 kit is indeed prehistoric  ;)
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle December 28, 2016, 11:18:42 PM
Plausible and beautifully combined; you've another beauty here.
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher December 28, 2016, 11:47:29 PM
I like this one a lot! Putting it up on floats was inspired and the ventral fin is a great addition as is that striking red scheme!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
: ChernayaAkula December 29, 2016, 10:11:14 AM

this build was first devoid of hull and floats, but was subsequently improved, and consequently moved from
[url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg117194#msg117194[/url] ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg117194#msg117194[/url])
to here, where it now belongs :

1/28 Camel, wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings, hull from an old three masted "Hamphitrite", side floats are fuel barrels from two 1/48 P-61 :

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/vinci-s_zpss41ku8lj.jpg[/url])
<...>


I've found its pilot!  :)

(http://pre02.deviantart.net/90a8/th/pre/f/2013/325/8/d/batmannoirlowres_by_bumhand-d6v3hpi.jpg)
SOURCE (http://bumhand.deviantart.com/art/Batman-Noir-Batman-415028070)
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 30, 2016, 07:20:36 AM

excellent thanks !  ;D
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 30, 2016, 12:58:53 PM
Good red and blue seaplanes.  Enjoyed them both. :)
Suspect barrels as wing floats to be problematic.  Maybe, thatz a guess.
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: The Big Gimper December 30, 2016, 09:54:53 PM
I really like the S-199 and CS-199.  And this takes it to a new level of coolness.   :)
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: kerick December 31, 2016, 01:32:17 AM
Depends if there is whiskey in the barrel.
: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 31, 2016, 01:38:24 AM

that is the steampunk aspect : floatation was acquired, but hydrodynamicity still to be developed
 ;D
: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 09, 2017, 07:49:39 AM

not very whif, but for the livery  ;)
but it is a nice kit, and a classic floatplane

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/dave48-s_zpsi9rzovk7.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05227s_zpsqqqdr2ys.jpg)
: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin January 10, 2017, 02:24:05 AM
Sweet!
: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher January 10, 2017, 04:38:46 AM
A very crisp, clean build!

I especially like how the red float plane is complimented by the blue & yellow beaching bits.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe January 10, 2017, 01:33:59 PM
I especially like how the red float plane is complimented by the blue & yellow beaching bits.
In this Navy, maybe the technician crew is made of clowns... ;)
: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 10, 2017, 08:17:12 PM

thanks !
: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ChernayaAkula January 11, 2017, 07:57:49 PM
Beautiful!  :-* The red goes very nicely with the lines of that aircraft.
: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 13, 2017, 08:28:03 AM
thanks, the red fit well indeed !
: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 25, 2017, 11:44:32 PM

I got hold of a (cheap) Italeri 1/48 Skyraider, as well as of a pair of Airfix Ju-52 floats, and their size did fit
(the profiled struts are optional wings end from a (very cheap) 1/24 Harrier for I have ongoing activity ...) :
the color can be thought of as a firefighting floatplane exercise, a role for which some Skuraiders were equipped I think,
and the floatplane relevance was convincingly established by e.g. movies like Planes 2.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/skyraider-s_zpsxuplpwmt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05448s_zpsuza4tgyq.jpg)
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: kerick January 26, 2017, 02:01:37 AM
I have a 1/72nd Skyraider on the shelf that needs to be remodeled. I think I have the floats for one too......
Cool idea!
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin January 26, 2017, 03:09:41 AM
Outstanding idea! :)

Might even copy your idea for a future build.
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN January 26, 2017, 07:05:45 AM
Eye popping Sandy 8) 8) 8)
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: kerick January 26, 2017, 08:59:59 AM
In the 60's a lone pilot "acquires" a surplus Skyraider and mounts it on floats He makes a questionably legal living flying people and cargo around the South Pacific, no questions asked.....
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: Crbad January 26, 2017, 09:57:56 AM
 :-* :)
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle January 26, 2017, 10:17:18 AM
In the 60's a lone pilot "acquires" a surplus Skyraider and mounts it on floats He makes a questionably legal living flying people and cargo around the South Pacific, no questions asked.....
That sounds like a great premise for a TV show or movie series; better than most of the nonsense we see these days.

I love the seaplane Skyraider and the extra fins on the horizontal tail are a nice and believable touch.
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 26, 2017, 05:32:15 PM

thanks all !

the tail fins are part of the kit : for the naval version maybe.

If you feel like making your own float-skyraider, please do !
I like to see alternative versions of things I do.
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: kerick January 26, 2017, 08:29:45 PM
There was a show called Tales of the Gold Monkey (IIRC) where the main character flew a Grumman Goose in pre WW2 South Pacific.
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav January 26, 2017, 11:48:05 PM
Just reading this and trying to remember the name of the show that featured a Grumman Mallard and father and son team etc.  Open up a new window to google it and there on my news feed is what appears to be a mallard going nose first into a river.  The headline is two killed in Australia day plane crash but there were no details on what happened or what the plane was.  I change my search and find:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20170126-0

Yes it was a Mallard.  Very sad for the loss of life, the grief of their friends and loved ones, as well as the shock and trauma for the witnesses but also a little freaky considering I was about to google this exact type when I saw the image of one crashing.
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: kerick January 27, 2017, 12:02:31 AM
Always so tragic
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: Kelmola January 27, 2017, 12:38:26 AM
the tail fins are part of the kit : for the naval version maybe.
Well all versions of the Skyraider were naval versions, even though it was adapted for land-based use in Vietnam :P

The fins were actually added specifically to AD-3W and AD-4W versions due to the bulky AEW radome, but for some reason AD-5W (later EA-1E) seems to have dropped them. Standard strike versions never had those.
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 27, 2017, 07:44:41 PM
Always so tragic

I just saw it too on the internet : tragic indeed
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 27, 2017, 07:45:45 PM
the tail fins are part of the kit : for the naval version maybe.
Well all versions of the Skyraider were naval versions, even though it was adapted for land-based use in Vietnam :P

The fins were actually added specifically to AD-3W and AD-4W versions due to the bulky AEW radome, but for some reason AD-5W (later EA-1E) seems to have dropped them. Standard strike versions never had those.

ah yes, right : they were compensating the large belly : that's why I thought they would credibly do so for the large floats ;-)
: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
: kerick January 28, 2017, 08:15:06 AM
I have to keep that in mind!
: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 13, 2017, 04:58:46 AM
 a quick one, with the classic Revell Cutlass (1/60), fit with Tiwn Otter floats :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/cutlass-s_zps6lemzedo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05494s_zpstuanjfjm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05495s_zpsqf71j1fm.jpg)

: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher February 13, 2017, 09:47:15 AM
It's nice to see one of these built and I like how you attached the floats, eric.

Since I've got one of these in the stash, I found your post instructional as well as easy on the eyes.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 13, 2017, 01:00:15 PM
It looks like the fastest floatplane ever! :-*
: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 14, 2017, 01:30:58 AM
Dear ericr, will you participate to the Floaty GB http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=69.0 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=69.0) with your next one(s) or do you prefer continuing here? As you want, because somehow you are like "Professional expert" of this subject, while we try to reach half your level... ;)
: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Kelmola February 14, 2017, 02:07:33 AM
Cutlass with floats? :o It's going to be so underpowered that it will fly backwards :P

Joking aside, the floats are like made for her and their placement is also well thought.
: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 14, 2017, 06:09:00 AM
Dear ericr, will you participate to the Floaty GB [url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=69.0[/url] ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=69.0[/url]) with your next one(s) or do you prefer continuing here? As you want, because somehow you are like "Professional expert" of this subject, while we try to reach half your level... ;)


thanks for the invitation, I will try to post things on both sides  ;)
: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 14, 2017, 06:09:50 AM

thanks all for your appreciation !
: Ca.100, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 19, 2017, 05:25:10 AM

just a modest build from a basic resin kit : a 1/72  Caproni Ca.100

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ca100-s_zpsqaewauhm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05529s_zpsk9gkxm6k.jpg)

: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 01, 2017, 05:07:51 AM

there were eggplanes, now there are eggships ; and the best of both worlds comes with egg-seaplane carriers,
like this Mogami from Fujimi :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mogami-s_zpsshtqcfhx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05662s_zpsjjlj7b8i.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05665s_zpsh2yfncid.jpg)

there were PE optional catapults so i couldn't resist just adding them up with the plastic ones ;-)
and I moved the crane a bit to make them reachable, kind of.
And it therefore is a whif   ;D

: Re: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 01, 2017, 05:29:51 AM
Very cool 8) 8)
: Re: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 02, 2017, 01:43:42 AM
thanks !
: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 08, 2017, 04:28:23 AM
some flowers to celebrate the coming of spring : on the seaplanes side :

this one, being filled with dew, carries floatplane Corsairs (1/700) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05574s_zpsuapltmo8.jpg)

other ones, with landplanes, are visible there :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg122787#msg122787 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg122787#msg122787)
: Re: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 08, 2017, 06:51:37 PM
Taking off from the nectar little lake should be spectacular! :-*
: Re: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 09, 2017, 03:01:17 AM

thanks !
: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 16, 2017, 02:14:22 AM

a nice hybrid in itself, historically built from floats of a Ju52 : this is the russian 1/72 kit

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tornado72-s_zpsbxweaxux.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05688s_zpsmo2theio.jpg)
: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 16, 2017, 02:47:17 AM
That would look cool painted up in 'race' colours. ;)
: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 16, 2017, 12:01:51 PM
Wonderful! :-*
(I imagine it would be an ekranoplane or flying-thing, but it seems there is no curvature of the flat part, so no lift, so this is a boat, yes?)
: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 16, 2017, 10:42:38 PM

thanks !

it was designed as a torpedo boat by the germans, so no flying, but still they did it from floatplane foalts  ;)
: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
: pigflyer March 16, 2017, 10:51:52 PM
Loving the boat, er, boot, all good but that is the cream of the crop. Your imagination must be on full overdrive. Keep it up.  ;)
: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 19, 2017, 08:03:42 PM

thanks ! my imagination here was essentially the color the design is from the real world, and the kit from Micro-Mir ;-)
: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 23, 2017, 09:49:00 PM

a lovely kit :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/i19-s_zpsdf1af79a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05672s_zpssr67jlqo.jpg)

with an easily detachable waterline option :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05675s_zpskdl4ge9u.jpg)
: Re: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 24, 2017, 12:10:05 AM
a lovely kit :
uh? is this Out Of the Box aspect? (does this exist?) or invention of yours?
: Re: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 24, 2017, 03:28:59 AM
a lovely kit :
uh? is this Out Of the Box aspect? (does this exist?) or invention of yours?

it is RW! (except for the colors ...) the kit is by AFV
: Re: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle March 24, 2017, 05:58:23 AM
Very nicely done.  At least you painted the "Glen" yellow instead of the submarine (I know that would be a temptation with the Beatle's song out there).  The colors go together well in the paint scheme you did use.
: Re: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 26, 2017, 05:24:52 AM

thanks !

I occasionally paint submarines yellow, but not always indeed  ;D
: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 29, 2017, 05:22:42 PM

this one is OOB (Special Hobby), but red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/he51b48-s_zpscepjujb1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05727s_zpsoaxjo0o9.jpg)
: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 30, 2017, 05:02:54 AM
 :)
: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: apophenia March 30, 2017, 06:25:00 AM
Beautiful finish! And the glossy red really suits the He 51  :)
: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 31, 2017, 02:24:13 PM

thanks !
: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: ChernayaAkula March 31, 2017, 09:25:49 PM
Neat!  :)

Marco approves.

 (http://www.animeclick.it/images/serie/PorcoRosso/PorcoRosso7.jpg)
: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 01, 2017, 05:35:05 PM
 ;D
: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 03, 2017, 06:50:49 PM

Some time ago Tophe produced this marvelous conception :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/P38eclairQ_ea_zpswlvas5iv.jpg)

and I couldn't resist trying it out in plastic, and in yellow :
the curved wings are a bit sketchy, it was uneasy to obtain;
maybe the best would have been to bend the original wings by heating them, but that seems delicate ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38h-s_zpsisgm7xto.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05767s_zpsr6v6glsm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05770s_zpsvuerp28r.jpg)
: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
: AXOR April 03, 2017, 07:03:21 PM
I really wanted to see this one in plastic,GREAT JOB !
: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 03, 2017, 11:03:52 PM
 :-* So wonderful... I feel happy and greatly honoured... ;)
Could you tell us more about the curved external wings? Is this paper with plastic pylons Inside to make the shape almost solid? Or what? (if this is not top secret)... :)
: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 04, 2017, 05:11:04 PM
thanks !

the external wings are made of curved blister packaging, with two layers of thin plastic sheet to make them smooth;
so they are not very solid, rather a bit flexible  ;) but the hold!
 
: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 05, 2017, 12:26:22 PM
Wonderful! Flexible wings may be patented and could transform you into a billionaire! (if that works, scale 1)... :-\ ;)
: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
: taiidantomcat April 05, 2017, 11:54:41 PM
 :-* wow!
: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 07, 2017, 12:14:24 AM
 :D
: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 11, 2017, 06:47:37 PM

The Wyvern has such a particular silhouette, I wanted to have a try at it.

It took the folded wings option of the Trumpeter kit (very fine),
but  this hides the lines a bit ...


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/wyvern-s_zpshnafyvyu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05818s_zpsjolsjem3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05815s_zpskoftdr2n.jpg)

: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav April 11, 2017, 09:59:05 PM
Wow!  :)
: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle April 11, 2017, 11:02:54 PM
Now that is exceedingly gorgeous!
: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 11, 2017, 11:21:47 PM
With these folded planes it doesn't look like an aircraft but a powerful hovercraft or something (for visiting the Everglades?)
: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin April 12, 2017, 02:18:21 AM
 :)
: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 12, 2017, 04:09:40 AM

thanks !

: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: pigflyer April 14, 2017, 09:59:51 PM
Loving the wyvern, red suits it so well too. Brill.
: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 15, 2017, 04:01:40 AM

thanks again !

: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr April 30, 2017, 12:13:46 AM

I had found a few 1/700 catapults, IJN and USnavy, and had to find :
 -1- a support : the 1/720 Hipper looked fine, and added an Ar196
 -2- catapultable stuff : that is 1/700 He60s

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/catapulte700-s_zpsohr4fhtv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05825s_zpsg8y0bu7v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05827s_zpszzx8frid.jpg)

: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle April 30, 2017, 01:48:01 AM
Nice floatplane support concept, there.
: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher April 30, 2017, 09:52:13 AM
With that color scheme, it seems perfect for duty in the arctic or antarctic. It also makes me think of the Tin Tin books I loved as a boy. Nice memories and an even nicer model!

Brian da Basher
: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe April 30, 2017, 01:09:26 PM
With that color scheme, it seems perfect for duty in the arctic or antarctic.
Yes it looks like a village in Norway: bright colours to change from the boring snow/ice that is too much white...
: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin April 30, 2017, 03:23:11 PM
As much of a floatplane cruiser as there ever was. :)
Impression of a serious SAR ship.
: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 01, 2017, 04:33:29 AM

thanks all !

long live seaplanes !  ;D

: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 11, 2017, 03:38:11 AM

you may remember this 1/72 Tornado


a nice hybrid in itself, historically built from floats of a Ju52 : this is the russian 1/72 kit

([url]http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tornado72-s_zpsbxweaxux.jpg[/url])


I also bought (at sales price) the 1/35 kit, but was stopped by the intuition that the huge floats could be used for a big plane (kitbashing at 1/72 ...), and then I had to invent something not to spoil the Tornado kit ... and an idea came to me, which enabled me to use some of my stash at the same time ... with a sketch of a whif story :

At the end of the war, when the germans were trying out their Tornado, there was a shortage at Ju52 floats, so they had to replace floatation support. There was however a good supply of cheap dinghies, so the solution consisted of an assembly of sufficient quantities of dinghies to support the cabin as well as the jet engine. Maximum reachable speed remained undocumented though.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tornado35-s_zpsmzxcvss9.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC06141s_zps3h1miffy.jpg)

: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin May 11, 2017, 04:14:22 AM
I hope those dinghies are lashed tightly...
: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 12, 2017, 01:50:49 PM

as noted, at reasonable speed (subsonic) it might go well  ;D
: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
: andonio64 May 12, 2017, 03:05:26 PM
Another beautiful product of your inexhaustible fantasy!
I love the red version more than the blue one.

Antonio

PS the Wyvern is beautiful as well
: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 13, 2017, 11:57:27 PM

thanks!
: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 06, 2017, 04:48:47 AM

the nice thing about forums like this one, is that you get replies that come from a different angle,
and that sometimes brings ideas you wouldn't have had yourself

So recently I was suggested to think about trying a flying boat space shuttle ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/pontoons35-s_zps51cfv6ww.jpg)

it obviously has cargo capabilities

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC06217s_zpsbhsmea3h.jpg)

especially with its rear ramp

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC06216s_zpstxqvqfqf.jpg)

: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe June 06, 2017, 10:35:56 AM
 :-* Converting in some "impossible" way is an opportunity to become billionaire, I hope you will, ericr, you deserve it (as long as 'impossible' is concerned)... ;)
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: andonio64 June 06, 2017, 04:30:57 PM
Another imaginative creation of yours, ericr!
I like it!
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin June 07, 2017, 02:14:47 AM
 :)
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 07, 2017, 04:53:13 AM

thanks all !  ;)
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: Kelmola June 07, 2017, 05:03:52 AM
In case you didn't know, SSTO capable flying boat space shuttles are actually a thing in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium universe: the reasoning being that when CoDominium Marines need to make planetfall on a habitable world, they can do it even if there is no runway available (whether it's in enemy hands, bombed to craters, or doesn't even exist), even if this rules out inland landings and requires mild sea state. Also, being flying boats means that the shuttles can be HUEG (so that the Marines can bring all their heavy equipment along) without caring for things like ground pressure (well, you then need deeper water to land them instead of shallows, and getting things to beach from the shuttle might become an issue, but there you go).
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: Modelling_Mushi June 07, 2017, 05:50:03 PM
And there you have it EricR ... your imagination is both world class and you are owed royalties by Jerry Pournelle  ;D
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 07, 2017, 07:12:28 PM

thanks for the reference, I didn't know it : any pictures?
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: Kelmola June 07, 2017, 11:58:22 PM
thanks for the reference, I didn't know it : any pictures?

To my surprise, I actually found officially commisioned art for such!
http://alangutierrezart.deviantart.com/art/Warworld-Codominium-Codominium-Takeover-318783711 (http://alangutierrezart.deviantart.com/art/Warworld-Codominium-Codominium-Takeover-318783711)

The illustrator has even more art set in the same universe, too: http://alangutierrezart.deviantart.com/gallery/40681668/Warworld-Codominium (http://alangutierrezart.deviantart.com/gallery/40681668/Warworld-Codominium)
: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 09, 2017, 02:24:48 AM
thanks for the link : amazing imaginations !
: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 20, 2017, 11:51:09 AM

Hi there, I'm back
(well, the stream of picture paused, but not the building, so a burst might occur; I am testing imgur here)

here is a Frog Spirit of Saint Louis, fit with floats from a Willow :

(http://i.imgur.com/EZ7O7cY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z6UVJhG.jpg)

: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: Jeffry Fontaine July 20, 2017, 12:14:12 PM
Very nice!  :)
: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: AXOR July 20, 2017, 05:32:15 PM
 :)
: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin July 21, 2017, 04:06:31 AM
 :)
: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 21, 2017, 06:06:28 AM

thanks !
: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle July 21, 2017, 06:19:01 AM
Nice!!  Perfect for further explorations after the trans-Atlantic flight.
: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe July 21, 2017, 03:17:57 PM
I agree the model is nice, but for exploration one would need more visibility/viewpoint I think ;)
: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 21, 2017, 07:08:30 PM
thanks again !


the windows/cockpit are from the original : sometimes reality is strange  ;)
: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher July 22, 2017, 08:33:28 PM
Those floats look like they belong on that bird! Love your choice of red too.

Great stuff eric!

Brian da Basher
: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 26, 2017, 04:24:52 AM

thanks again !

and now for something a bit different :

a 1/48 Rufe with twin floats (borrowed from a MC72)

(http://i.imgur.com/3nfbQzG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tfgliAB.jpg)

: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher July 26, 2017, 04:40:59 AM
My mom would've loved this one. Yellow was her favorite color.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN July 26, 2017, 12:43:44 PM
Looks like that god awful Aurora Zero kit box artwork :o :o
Great work Ericr 8) 8) different to see a Zeke on two floats, kinda a Japanese Arado ;D ;D
: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin July 27, 2017, 02:14:49 AM
I like.
: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 27, 2017, 06:11:51 PM

thanks !

: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 06, 2017, 09:02:27 PM

and where did the Rufe float go? well, under this specially lean

single float MC 72, blue :

(http://i.imgur.com/m71CGyF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/k8lDZvl.jpg)

: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 06, 2017, 10:21:09 PM
I like this one very much, eric! Going with a single float makes it look even faster!

You should consider entering this beauty in the the Retro-Futuristic GB (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=72.0). Call it a 1920 Schneider Cup concept racer.

One of your best yet!

Brian da Basher
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: AXOR August 07, 2017, 12:47:05 AM
That looks great Eric!
Lovely
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 07, 2017, 02:28:02 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle August 07, 2017, 04:08:09 AM
Gorgeous!!  It really looks the part.
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN August 07, 2017, 01:26:33 PM
That looks HOT!!!
450knts just standing still!!!!
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 07, 2017, 03:36:40 PM
thank you !

: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: jcf August 08, 2017, 04:24:06 AM
Call it a 1920 Schneider Cup concept racer.

That would be more like 1930.  ;)
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: ChernayaAkula August 09, 2017, 02:11:31 AM
Ooooh, but that is gorgeous!  :-* Very pretty indeed!
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 09, 2017, 10:25:49 AM
Beautiful and performing... :-*

You should consider entering this beauty in the the Retro-Futuristic GB ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=72.0[/url]). Call it a 1920 Schneider Cup concept racer.

That would be more like 1930.  ;)
Yes, this was futuristic at that time, please ericr join me in this GB where I feel all alone (with August holydays of the Northern hemisphere?)... ;)
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 10, 2017, 03:29:39 AM
thanks again !

Beautiful and performing... :-*

You should consider entering this beauty in the the Retro-Futuristic GB ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=72.0[/url]). Call it a 1920 Schneider Cup concept racer.

That would be more like 1930.  ;)
Yes, this was futuristic at that time, please ericr join me in this GB where I feel all alone (with August holydays of the Northern hemisphere?)... ;)


ok, I will not leave you alone there  ;D

: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 10, 2017, 06:39:14 AM
You did it, thanks!
: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 10, 2017, 01:50:19 PM
you're welcome !
: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 15, 2017, 02:24:29 PM
I was tempted into this after seeing on the web a profile of a twin float Lysander :

(http://i.imgur.com/1bBEQG7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DK2A3kt.jpg)

the Lysander is 1/48, and the floats from a 1/72 He115
(I first tried floats from a 1/72 Twin Otter but they looked too thin after all)
: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Kelmola August 15, 2017, 04:48:36 PM
Nice! I've always had a soft spot for Lysander, and the floats suit her well.
: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 16, 2017, 12:33:28 AM
thanks !

: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe August 16, 2017, 01:09:37 AM
Wait a little: these float-spats needs judgement of our spat expert BdB: genius or else heresy? ;)
: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 16, 2017, 03:01:42 AM
Looks good.

I was tempted into this after seeing on the web a profile of a twin float Lysander :



Would it be the one shown in this thread:  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4079.msg64318#msg64318 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4079.msg64318#msg64318)
: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 16, 2017, 04:48:32 AM
Looks good.

I was tempted into this after seeing on the web a profile of a twin float Lysander :



Would it be the one shown in this thread:  [url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4079.msg64318#msg64318[/url] ([url]http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4079.msg64318#msg64318[/url])



ah yes indeed, thanks for the link !

: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: apophenia August 16, 2017, 06:31:26 AM
Love the twin-float Lysander but your single float MC 72 is very sweet  :smiley:
: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 16, 2017, 05:30:46 PM
thanks !
: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 17, 2017, 05:33:16 AM
It is spat heresy I say!

Seriously though that Lysander ended up one lovely bird!

I like how you're able to put your own unique twist on such classics, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 17, 2017, 05:13:09 PM

thanks for you appreciation  ;)
: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 17, 2017, 08:39:08 PM

So I had these two kits of tha Tornado, jet powered boat, made from Ju-52 floats : I made the 1/72 kit in blue, and for the 1/35 one, I transformed it into a dinghy-based contraption. And thus I could keep the huge floats for ... this  (with a Heller 1/72 Connie, and thinking of the beautiful italian Cant Z.511):

(http://i.imgur.com/FoQzgCU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eb3X5qu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lBlOHJA.jpg)
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 18, 2017, 02:37:38 AM
Oh yeah!! :smiley: :smiley:
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 18, 2017, 03:17:11 PM

thanks !
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 20, 2017, 06:16:36 AM
Eric, it seems as though others are following your style:

(http://avia.pro/sites/default/files/styles/news_photo/public/yakovlev_ut-1.jpg?itok=1tMFGB83)
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 21, 2017, 01:56:00 AM

good news : it confirms it is a nice style  ;D

by the way, where is this ?
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 21, 2017, 03:13:56 AM
by the way, where is this ?


Technical Museum of Vadim Zadorogny,  Il'inskoye shosse 9, Arkhangel'skoye  (see here:  http://www.tmuseum.ru (http://www.tmuseum.ru))
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: pigflyer August 21, 2017, 03:47:42 AM
Brilliant work, just luv the connie.  Shame about the photobucket situation, spoils the collection.

More more more.
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 21, 2017, 04:42:20 AM
by the way, where is this ?


Technical Museum of Vadim Zadorogny,  Il'inskoye shosse 9, Arkhangel'skoye  (see here:  [url]http://www.tmuseum.ru[/url] ([url]http://www.tmuseum.ru[/url]))


thanks for the link !

: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 21, 2017, 04:43:44 AM
Brilliant work, just luv the connie.  Shame about the photobucket situation, spoils the collection.

More more more.

thanks a lot !

it is a pity about the past photos, I have to see what can be done,

but anyway more is coming  :smiley:


: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 21, 2017, 06:40:30 AM
Once again, a magnificent "wish I'd thought of it" model!

It's interesting how natural those floats look on a Connie too.

Love the yellow, eric! You always seem to pick the best of the primary colors to fit the subject.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 21, 2017, 08:03:25 PM

thanks again !

: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 21, 2017, 08:47:00 PM

after using its floats for the Lysander, I still wanted to do this He115, so here it is with waterline floats
(of an alternative shape which was briefly experimented, therefore the plane was painted red during the test taxiings)

(http://imgur.com/cio33px.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/h6qsZ8F.jpg)
: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 23, 2017, 08:06:11 PM

Recently I was suggested that a Mosquito would look nice on floats, which I had not yet thought of ;

So I found one, the nice old Frog glass-nosed kit, and fit Twin Otter floats :

(http://imgur.com/MN64BDM.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/lQPVQ49.jpg)

: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin August 24, 2017, 04:11:37 AM
Two super duper seaplanes  :-*
: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 24, 2017, 04:48:45 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN August 24, 2017, 12:12:56 PM
The Mozzie looks like a prototype, how about G-FAST as a civvy rego? :-* :-*
: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 24, 2017, 05:07:29 PM
Wow that Mossie looks great on floats!

Well done!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 24, 2017, 07:05:01 PM

thanks you all !

: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 30, 2017, 02:58:00 AM

this is a Whif in the box, from Hasegawa : I just revised the livery  ;D
the floats are a buit small, but in the anime where this comes from, they seem to suffice  ;)

(http://imgur.com/RvdJef0.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/KNlRdq2.jpg)
: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 30, 2017, 06:38:25 AM
If you think of them as skis instead of floats, I think this one works remarkably well.

Great stuff, eric! Keep 'em coming!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 31, 2017, 12:50:23 AM
If you think of them as skis instead of floats, I think this one works remarkably well.

My thoughts exactly
: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 31, 2017, 02:05:40 AM

thanks !

they look like skis indeed, but the animated movie pictures I saw show that it floats : whif laws of floatation for sure  ;D
: i-400 and Seiran, egg-style, yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 04, 2017, 03:13:42 PM

also out-of-the-box, but slightly re-coloured : the I-400 seaplane carrier submarine, in egg-style fashion :

(https://imgur.com/ArvORBS.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gyZvl12.jpg)

(they came by two in the box)
: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 15, 2017, 08:07:09 PM
a seaplane related picture : a glass brought back to me from Japan

(https://imgur.com/FmQm0Vb.jpg)


: Re: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin September 16, 2017, 03:01:43 AM
Cool
: Re: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin September 16, 2017, 03:07:23 AM
Tempted to get its matching one:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDk5WDQ2NA==/z/PdAAAOSw7ZlZniyH/$_58.JPG)
: Re: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 16, 2017, 07:25:42 PM
Tempted to get its matching one:


very lovely too indeed ! more whisky oriented I guess ...
: Re: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin September 17, 2017, 03:24:50 AM
Well, I have been known to partake in the odd scotch... ;)
: Re: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 18, 2017, 03:35:06 AM
 :smiley:
: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 22, 2017, 06:44:12 PM

this anime movie seaplane is really lovely (even if I haven't seen the movie at all),
and the kit is very nice, and molded in yellow plastic, whuch I liked so much that I chose to leave it as such,
with just two little touches of blue and red, respectively

(https://imgur.com/JRe6FL9.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/78DpEqR.jpg)
: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: strobez September 22, 2017, 07:47:12 PM
Geez ericr... I think we must be best buddies! I was just looking for this kit.  I saw it on the shelf a couple of weeks ago, but it seems to have disappeared.

I actually just started watching the TV show Future Boy Conan and I quite like it.  You can definitely see Hayao Miyazaki's touch. 
: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 22, 2017, 10:51:00 PM

we definitely share some tastes  ;)
I got this kit from hobbylink Japan, the low cost shipping is quite ok
: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe September 23, 2017, 12:17:24 AM
cartoon aircraft are funny and unreal, even if you build them without any change, this is good! :-*
: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN September 23, 2017, 08:29:48 AM
Looks like a very small Boeing Pelican WIG test vehicle ;)
: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: strobez September 23, 2017, 07:29:34 PM
Ericr, which kit is this exactly? I thought it was the Aoshima one... but that one is grey styrene (and more detailed) I believe.  I'm curious which one this is...what scale?
: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr September 24, 2017, 05:58:24 PM

it is an Aoshima kit, in 1/72

this one (although the small pictures show grey plastic ... maybe there are different versions of the kit?)

https://hlj.com/product/AOS00945 (https://hlj.com/product/AOS00945)
: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
: strobez September 24, 2017, 06:22:08 PM
Interesting.  I've only seen the pictures of the kit, so I assumed the styrene was the same.  I'm going to keep a lookout for this one.
: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 05, 2017, 07:52:59 PM

whif just by the livery, but its shape with jet engines above the fuselage is remarkable enough ...  ;)

(https://imgur.com/yl0GtDe.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/1XLYmlC.jpg)
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin October 06, 2017, 02:37:38 AM
Which kit?
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle October 06, 2017, 08:29:47 AM
beautiful!!  Which kit did you use and what scale is it in?

You need to do two more in the other primary colors, the yellow one as a SAR aircraft and the red one as a fire bomber.
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN October 06, 2017, 10:27:50 AM
Great looking beastie 8) 8)
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: finsrin October 06, 2017, 10:57:34 AM
Nice...... :smiley:
USN markings ?
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe October 06, 2017, 01:59:18 PM
USN markings ?
I prefer like that, without nationalism... ;) :-*
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 06, 2017, 03:50:26 PM

thanks !

other colors may fit well indeed  ;) please have a try :
it is the Amodel 1/144 kit
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ChernayaAkula October 07, 2017, 07:51:48 AM
Nice!  :smiley: The single colour helps pull the shape together, making it look even sleeker than it already is.l

Idea: a plane like the Beriev, but built from BAe 146 bits.
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: Lrrr October 07, 2017, 08:54:26 AM
Well done.  Always liked this aircraft. 
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 07, 2017, 03:24:39 PM

thanks !

I like to paint monochrome, because precisely it makes the shape even more appreciable

and kitbashing BAe 146 certainly is a good idea  ;)
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher October 11, 2017, 05:57:05 AM
That's really sweet, love the blue!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: KiwiZac October 11, 2017, 11:00:09 AM
My guess is an Amodel kit? It looks so very lovely in plain blue!
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 11, 2017, 01:40:23 PM

thanks !

yes, AModel 1/144
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: Madhatter October 11, 2017, 05:09:04 PM
that's a really nice gloss finish you have there. I know a few people who would love to be able to obtain a finish like that
: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 11, 2017, 07:04:40 PM

it's just Humbrol enamel blue 14, from the tin  ;)
: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 13, 2017, 02:11:07 PM

I saw some pictures of an Anson floatplane in South Africa, so was lead to have a try at it :

(https://imgur.com/8RaHRxZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/mJsLJP2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/m9PD08l.jpg)

the kit is from Special Hobby (a bit too high quality for my skills) and the floats from a Twin Otter


: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN October 13, 2017, 03:22:20 PM
That's different 8)
: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 13, 2017, 06:17:33 PM

thanks !
: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin October 14, 2017, 03:57:30 AM
Great idea - I can see this sitting in a river in Sth America or perhaps around an Island in Asia
: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: apophenia October 14, 2017, 05:45:34 AM
Great job Eric! And those Twotter floats look much better than the original! There's another 1/72nd take on that SAAF conversion on Britmodeller using Frog Seafox floats (although the modeller acknowledged that 35 Squadron's Anson had Blackburn Shark floats.

I've seen mention of Směr, Ark, Eastern Express, and Chematic Sharks on floats. Does anyone know if these are based on the Frog/Novo kit?
: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 14, 2017, 05:41:18 PM


thanks again !

I think these Shark kits are all the same indeed, I have had one sometime ago


: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher October 17, 2017, 06:09:17 AM
I really like the look of your floaty red Anson, eric!

You did a fine job on all that canopy framing too! Takes a steady hand, no mean feat that!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 17, 2017, 03:04:41 PM

thanks !

the canopy was painted manually indeed ...  ;)
: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 21, 2017, 04:08:59 AM

I was reminded of this old build, modestly trying to upgrade a Superfreighter to a flying boat

(https://imgur.com/YuCOFJV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/vkWm52A.jpg)
: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin October 21, 2017, 04:20:59 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle October 21, 2017, 01:03:53 PM
Very nice!!  Would probably need a deeper keel and appropriate chines, but very nice.  The bow doors are not inappropriate for a flying boat, look at the Convair R3Y-1 Tradewind.
: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe October 21, 2017, 03:06:04 PM
The bow doors are not inappropriate for a flying boat
On the contrary, I think the flying boat is going right to the beach, with speed to reach the sand, then it opens its doors and this is direct delivery of the load, no?
: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 21, 2017, 07:29:36 PM

thanks !

at that time I had thought of the Tradewind indeed!
: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 23, 2017, 02:47:06 AM

one more picture of this old build, wth 1/72 cars, Minis, appropriately, and in appropriate colors too

(https://imgur.com/CD8Qtcs.jpg)

: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: finsrin October 23, 2017, 01:24:01 PM
Anson and Superfrieghter are great  :smiley:
Like how/that you made flying boat connection to Superfrieghter and then built it.
: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 24, 2017, 04:14:23 AM

thanks !

: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: pigflyer October 28, 2017, 12:39:59 AM
Loving the freighter, what a superb idea, tempting, very tempting.
: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 28, 2017, 03:05:13 AM

please do surrender to temptaion !   ;D

you would certainly make it something different, I'd love to see it  ;)
: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 28, 2017, 10:47:51 PM

From my archive, done quite a while ago, recalled by a discussion on another thread, and relevant to this thread :


(https://imgur.com/Bf1T2LY.jpg)

and another one, also Tophe inspired at the time :

(https://imgur.com/9tBY9xH.jpg)
: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
: arctic warrior October 28, 2017, 11:30:56 PM
Wonderful seaplanes.  :smiley:
: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 29, 2017, 03:56:47 AM

thanks !
: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe October 30, 2017, 12:57:26 AM
I clap my hands here also, as these models deserve a double dose of clapping hands! :-* :-*
: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr October 30, 2017, 02:21:01 AM
 ;D
: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 23, 2017, 04:38:15 AM



 once again Tophe-inspired :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Mc72Z_b.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/Mc72Z_c_zpskeqrhovh.jpg)

but with some transformations and a translation to 3D.

Here it is, the M.C.72z :


(https://imgur.com/iBz5QxV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/KWsmGqb.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/XyvgOaX.jpg)



with, this time, a few WiP images :

(https://imgur.com/p0Ud97o.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/j1zHYfj.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Kn87koY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/P1WPq6G.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/jLGYSIQ.jpg)

: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN November 23, 2017, 01:22:59 PM
That's seriously different, very well done!!! 8) 8) 8)
: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe November 24, 2017, 01:37:55 AM
The wonderful result from you, ericr, is almost "as usual", but in progress pictures of yours are very rare, and much appreciated. Like if making it is normally difficult (as for us), not magical! ;)
: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 24, 2017, 05:02:10 AM

thanks !

I usually am a bit too lazy to document the building  ;) this one came along quite easily ...
I am busy with another (also, by the way, again, inspired by you ... but I will not make much more Tophe-inspired stuff, I promise :
I also have other ideas coming along  ;D )
: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin November 25, 2017, 01:35:34 AM
Love it. :smiley:
: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
: arctic warrior November 25, 2017, 01:46:19 AM
One badass high-speed hydroplane!  :icon_killbill:
: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr November 28, 2017, 02:28:51 AM
 :D
: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 11, 2017, 04:56:02 AM
a Hasegawa Mu-2J, with the floats from an An-2 :

(https://imgur.com/MLqOUOh.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ztK5M2f.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/EHQkoHX.jpg)

: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle December 11, 2017, 07:05:09 AM
Very nice!  Though I suspect the underslung engine intakes may be susceptible in spray from the floats.  It's a good and rugged aircraft and I suspect it would acquit itself well in this role.  I probably would have kept the main landing gear bulges and repurposed them as external stowage compartments.
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 11, 2017, 07:27:26 AM
Looks like should be out there doing transport duties. :smiley:
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN December 11, 2017, 07:27:58 PM
That looks . . . . right, nicely played 8) 8) 8)
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 11, 2017, 08:00:41 PM

thanks !

I thought about the landing gear bulges indeed, but did not use them finally : maybe for another project ?  ;)
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin December 12, 2017, 02:12:18 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 13, 2017, 05:15:00 AM

thanks again !

another blue one, a Type 10 triplane (Mitsubishi 1MT) by UPC in 1/50, with floats from a 1/48 MC72



(https://imgur.com/8cO7a1a.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/hmTMoBC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/I4DzhAX.jpg)


I just found out that it did exist after all : not completely a whiff, but still a bit (different floats, and propeller  ;D)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/1mt1n/1mt1n-6.jpg)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/1mt1n/1mt1n-7.jpg)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/1mt1n/1mt1n-5.jpg)
: Re: Type 10, blue : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin December 13, 2017, 05:52:53 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: tankmodeler December 14, 2017, 01:20:03 AM
Very nice!  Though I suspect the underslung engine intakes may be susceptible in spray from the floats.  It's a good and rugged aircraft and I suspect it would acquit itself well in this role.  I probably would have kept the main landing gear bulges and repurposed them as external stowage compartments.
Essentially the same as on the Twin Otter floatplane.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Vancouver_to_Victoria._West_Coast_Air_De_Havilland_DHC-6_Twin_Otter_floatplane.jpg)

Paul
: Re: Type 10, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 14, 2017, 02:37:54 AM
 ;)
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle December 14, 2017, 06:04:03 AM
Very nice!  Though I suspect the underslung engine intakes may be susceptible in spray from the floats.  It's a good and rugged aircraft and I suspect it would acquit itself well in this role.  I probably would have kept the main landing gear bulges and repurposed them as external stowage compartments.
Essentially the same as on the Twin Otter floatplane.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Vancouver_to_Victoria._West_Coast_Air_De_Havilland_DHC-6_Twin_Otter_floatplane.jpg)
My understanding is that the Twin Otter and the MU-2 were the two aircraft primarily supporting the drilling efforts on Alaska's North Slope; something about the two aircraft having the best short field performance available.  That the MU-2 is pressurized helps considerably.
: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 14, 2017, 01:40:33 PM
That the MU-2 is pressurized helps considerably.
I understand that engineers focus on serious subjects like pressurized air, but as aircraft models are for me only a hobby, I love simply the beauty of this MU-2 Float, no matter if it can be sold or not... ??? :icon_crap: ;)
: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 17, 2017, 08:49:18 PM

it's about a boat, and wings ...

(https://imgur.com/B4Qhrtx.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/5aFYDgv.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/kyBSIeA.jpg)

: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 17, 2017, 10:18:19 PM
I was surprised the landing gears of this amphibious craft seem not retractable, but I know how it works: this is pure dream and to move from water to land, back and forth, you just need to dream strongly, and miracle wheels are there or away, simply ;)
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 18, 2017, 01:32:30 AM
Brilliant concept to use vintage sailing ship hull.  :icon_surprised:
Give me ideas. 
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 18, 2017, 06:30:58 AM

thanks  ;)
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 18, 2017, 10:58:23 AM
What is length and wingspan ?
Fascinating to contemplate larger sail ship as multi engine flying boat.  Hmmm....   W.I.G. ?
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 19, 2017, 03:31:45 AM

approx. 25cm x 25 cm : depending on your ship kit, you may find appropriate wings  ;)
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 20, 2017, 12:29:03 AM
For our English-speaking friends: 25 centimeters = 10 inches. ;)
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin December 20, 2017, 02:07:58 AM
For our English-speaking friends: 25 centimeters = 10 inches. ;)

Err... only a minority!  Those of us in everywhere except the USA are metric...and even many in the US understand the metric system.
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: andonio64 December 21, 2017, 06:17:11 PM
it's about a boat, and wings ...

(https://imgur.com/kyBSIeA.jpg)

Eric this is absolutely fantastic! I'll keep it aside as a great idea to get inspired from...

 8)
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 21, 2017, 10:16:43 PM
Display's basics of the term - "flying boat".  Brings out the "boat" part for all to see clearly. :smiley:
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 22, 2017, 03:37:11 AM
 ;D

please be inspired, and make something else out of it, I am happy to see ideas bounce here and there on their own trajectory
: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
: apophenia December 23, 2017, 07:43:51 AM
... Those of us in everywhere except the USA are metric...

Or measurementally bilangue  ;)  Great concept ericr  :smiley:
: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 23, 2017, 07:58:05 PM
thanks again !

a bit less whiff : a Sunderland in waterline
(the hull was cut to be used for another project ... wait and see ...)

(https://imgur.com/gFV1RbV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/WKESyaW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/53mEsPb.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/I0QYTbh.jpg)
: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher December 24, 2017, 05:39:14 AM
I like your waterline Sunderland a lot, eric and blue seems an ideal color for it!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 24, 2017, 04:20:17 PM

thanks !
: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 24, 2017, 08:23:44 PM
Alright, good job, like the effect. :smiley:
Not thought about it on seaplanes.  But otta.
With two partial (past half done) 1/72 gunboat builds been considering cutting them and new ones at water line.  Be best for eventual archipelago diorama display which built dedicated 12x22 backyard building for.  Cutting seaplanes and ships like this does up many chances to botch the whole build.  A decision not to be taken lightly.
Your success with this plastics surgery commendable.
Sunderland in water look is unusual and cool. :-*
: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 29, 2017, 10:25:52 PM

a flying wing flying boat, inspired by this :

(https://photos.smugmug.com/SeaplaneAmphib-Inspiration/i-JgrJnc6/0/b376bba4/XL/Boeing-flying-wing-flying-boat-XL.jpg)

using a 1/200 YB49 in the stash, and also a 1/48 MC72 :

(https://imgur.com/uOk41my.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/8vM0SAR.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/M08akZY.jpg)
: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin December 30, 2017, 03:30:53 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe December 30, 2017, 11:36:28 AM
Boeing's source was for Pan'Am Airlines, comprehensible, while your one seems a 2-seater, so mysterious so nice (for unknown reasons)... :-*
: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: andonio64 December 30, 2017, 03:39:56 PM
I agree with Tophe!

Beautiful idea as always!

AnDonio
: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: finsrin December 30, 2017, 04:29:37 PM
Appreciate your building this. :smiley: 
Is like sub-scale proof of concept seaplane for 1/72 build using B-2, B-35 or B-49 wing.  Couple fuselage choices come to mind.
Had to start somewhere and this build using 1/200 wing is it.  You done well !

: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr December 30, 2017, 05:23:45 PM

thanks !

: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher December 30, 2017, 09:20:55 PM
That's fantastic eric and strongly suggests lineage from the famous Bel Geddes' airliner #4:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/513a4f5ae4b0c1b51a663865/t/53ef67c3e4b0439bf8d26ed9/1408198596113/)

Great stuff!

Brian da Basher
: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 02, 2018, 11:41:04 PM

thanks for the picture : mine can be sees as a kind of prototype for that  ;)
: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 05, 2018, 04:36:55 AM

a Shackleton, with a Sunderland hull and sidefloats, in red :

(backup story, to explain the colors :
as the conversion work on the prototype was ready, only the new parts were painted red anew,
leaving the original airframe in its original, slightly worn, red finish  :-\ )
 
(https://imgur.com/JxonwXs.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/O4mWWWh.jpg)
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin January 05, 2018, 04:52:36 AM
Dang,,, that took careful plastic surgery.  Is super  :smiley:
Have to fuss much with fuselage width adjustments ?
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN January 05, 2018, 06:39:28 AM
Looks like a Russian prototype, maybe it's just the red paint :)) :))
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 05, 2018, 07:00:57 PM

thanks !

Have to fuss much with fuselage width adjustments ?

not too bad : I covered differences with styrene sheet, which is simple enough for my skills :

(https://imgur.com/W486ek0.jpg)
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher January 05, 2018, 10:22:16 PM
I really like the difference between the weathered parts and the non-weathered ones.

The yellow beaching gear sets it all off very nicely too.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 06, 2018, 01:55:12 AM

thanks !
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin January 06, 2018, 05:10:16 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: Tophe January 06, 2018, 02:09:02 PM
I covered differences with styrene sheet
Thanks for revealing us your "making" secrets... ;)
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 06, 2018, 03:28:27 PM

you're welcome : I have "discovered" the use of plastic sheet only recently, and it does have nice possibilities,
and is quite simple to use  ;)
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: finsrin January 08, 2018, 05:37:18 PM

you're welcome : I have "discovered" the use of plastic sheet only recently, and it does have nice possibilities,
and is quite simple to use  ;)

"only recently"  --  you handled it like a long time plastic sheet journeyman.  :smiley:
: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 11, 2018, 03:52:15 AM

thanks ;-)

: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 12, 2018, 04:36:20 AM

A He 162 Salamander flying boat

from a 1/48 Replica resin kit, and one float from a 1/48 MC72

There have been other builds of this concept before here and there on the web :
mine is a bit more sketchy (and the original resin kit was a bit rough)
but quite bright in color  ;)

(https://imgur.com/zMa2dJo.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gNcqLLb.jpg)
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN January 12, 2018, 05:21:33 AM
Now that's very cool, well done!!!  8) 8) 8)
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle January 12, 2018, 08:21:47 AM
Very cool and very nice, indeed!
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Volkodav January 12, 2018, 11:04:38 AM
Sweet!
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe January 12, 2018, 11:17:34 AM
This flying boat is THE explanation of the He-162 weird layout, thanks! (the jet is above the plane not to swallow water splash) ;)
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: finsrin January 12, 2018, 06:19:39 PM
This flying boat is THE explanation of the He-162 weird layout, thanks! (the jet is above the plane not to swallow water splash) ;)

Yes,,,, a natural for flying boat conversion.
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Robomog January 12, 2018, 08:12:05 PM
Like the concept on this one  :smiley:

Mog
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 13, 2018, 02:40:45 AM
thanks !
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: pigflyer January 20, 2018, 11:54:00 PM
All brilliant, you have some remarkable concepts there.  The Sundershack/Shackeland is very realistic and the waterline Sunderland?  Just begging to be made a land plane.

 8)  :-*
: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr January 22, 2018, 05:31:12 PM

thanks !
: Morane WR, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 11, 2018, 01:26:55 AM

quite out of the box, a bit simplified, and in yellow :

(https://imgur.com/OfaiY3U.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Go4RzQ7.jpg)
: Re: Morane WR, yellow : primary seaplanes
: AXOR February 11, 2018, 06:23:05 AM
quite out of the box, a bit simplified, and in yellow :

...and really nice actually (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/41.gif)


PS-Ohhh,I missed that floaty Salamander,great job Eric (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/111.gif) (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/113.gif)
: Re: Morane WR, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 11, 2018, 09:30:11 PM

thanks !
: Re: Morane WR, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher February 12, 2018, 03:59:02 AM
She's a little yellow beauty, eric!

Well done!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Morane WR, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 15, 2018, 02:47:05 PM
The float Under the tail is so rare a feature that this real aspect looks what-if... ;)
: Re: Morane WR, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 15, 2018, 03:30:53 PM

thanks gain !

the tails float is a curiosity indeed, but it really happened in the very early float planes :
maybe we could imagine what if it had continued being used in more moder floatplanes?  ;D
: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 20, 2018, 02:13:45 AM

small is beautiful, but this is very small :

the Trumpeter 1/350 Loire 130

(https://imgur.com/gE6WH6s.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nyUJ4pd.jpg)

: Re: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher February 20, 2018, 06:12:22 PM
Small is indeed beautiful and I love your little Loires!

Great stuff, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 20, 2018, 09:10:36 PM
 :-* How many centimeters make this tiny 1/350 scale? (knowing the hard time I had with the 1/200 kit of OS2U)...
: Re: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 21, 2018, 04:35:47 AM

thanks !

they are a bit less than 3,5 cm long ...  ;)

: SH-5, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 22, 2018, 04:10:42 PM

same scale, but a tad larger :
the chinese SH-5

(I already made a yellow one some time back, so only blue and red this time) :

(https://imgur.com/ZXp4Jyl.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/1YXZgCo.jpg)

: Re: SH-5, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 23, 2018, 10:57:37 PM
Not too big at that scale... ;)
: Re: SH-5, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 24, 2018, 02:20:20 AM
 ;)
: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 26, 2018, 02:27:03 AM

another small one : just repainted from a pre-built miniature :

(https://imgur.com/gOYmbSE.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gqzRRGK.jpg)
: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle February 26, 2018, 05:03:26 AM
Model 212 with floats?
: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 26, 2018, 11:27:30 PM

the floats were added by me, using some aircraft pod from my spares box, so they are whiff  ;)

: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
: Tophe February 27, 2018, 01:07:40 AM
so they are whiff  ;)
And "very whiff" means "very good"! :-*
: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle February 27, 2018, 02:51:04 AM

the floats were added by me, using some aircraft pod from my spares box, so they are whiff  ;)
Ah, I know they are a real world option on various Huey models.  You did a beautiful job of modelling them. (Brian would love the little-used tricycle gear option for Hueys, absolutely gorgeous spats).
: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 27, 2018, 11:16:47 PM

spats ? waahh !  ;D
: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr February 28, 2018, 11:58:21 PM

I hadn't tried that one yet :

(https://imgur.com/1XKxus3.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/xEDT0Si.jpg)
: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 01, 2018, 12:24:36 AM
 :-* "Thunderfloat"? ??? ;)
: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle March 01, 2018, 01:01:10 AM
Nice!! 
: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 01, 2018, 02:27:33 AM
Oh yeah! :smiley:
: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 01, 2018, 04:04:47 AM

thanks !

: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher March 03, 2018, 04:48:04 AM
One of my favorites of yours yet, eric!

I really like the contrast between the prop and the all yellow everything else.\

Brian da Basher
: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: FAAMAN March 03, 2018, 08:13:56 AM
That's better, WhooHooo  8) 8) 8) 8)
: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 03, 2018, 08:20:15 PM
 ;D
: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 17, 2018, 02:18:34 AM

a lovely tiny I-16 in 1/144 from zvevda, with a central float from a 1/350 Loire 130 and side floats from a 1/350 SH-5

(https://imgur.com/qCdbuFU.jpg)

and, yes, catapults (from the Kingfisher 1/200 kit, thanks again Tophe  ;) )

(https://imgur.com/Xd2lmbs.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/c9kCncw.jpg)
: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher March 17, 2018, 07:15:44 AM
Putting an I-16 on floats is sheer genius, eric!

The paint work is great too! It really give the sense of a well-used aircraft.

I like the shots on the catapult too! I think the red one is the most pleasing base.

Brian da Basher
: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: finsrin March 17, 2018, 11:28:41 AM
P-47 & I-16 are surprising yet correct looking.  Nailed em both. :smiley:
: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin March 17, 2018, 08:47:23 PM
 :smiley:
: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: Tophe March 17, 2018, 10:17:50 PM
Great scale-o-rama invention, you, genius! :-*
: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 18, 2018, 12:06:29 AM

thanks !
: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle March 18, 2018, 09:35:04 AM
Great scale-o-rama invention, you, genius! :-*
+1
: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr March 19, 2018, 04:57:05 AM
 :smiley:
: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 01, 2018, 01:50:35 AM

hey, long time no see on this thread ... time to start back

here is a floatplanization of the Whiteknight 2, the shuttle being meant  for landing only (take off is done with the main carrier floatplane)
 
(1/144 Revell, with 1/72 Twin Otter floats, and on the shuttle the hulls of a 1/350 SH-5 and two 1/350 Loire 130)


(https://imgur.com/YWON82p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/pDf7atQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ezdgjPh.jpg)

: Re: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle May 01, 2018, 02:29:18 AM
Beautiful!!  PE\erfect for staging launches from locations without suitable runways (sometimes you need to be at a particular point at a particular time to manage a "least-time" ascent to an orbiting platform).
: Re: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 01, 2018, 05:37:58 PM

thanks for confirming the relevance of he design !  :D
: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 06, 2018, 03:44:04 AM

oh, and so the hull came from a 1/350 SH-5, which I finished as a waterline flying boat :

(https://imgur.com/NGKinEb.jpg)


(maybe a bit deep in water : overloaded?)
: Re: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle May 06, 2018, 10:48:20 AM
Very nice!
: Re: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
: finsrin May 06, 2018, 04:40:03 PM
Nifty.  Looks great done as waterline.
: Re: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 07, 2018, 01:09:02 AM

thanks !
: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 08, 2018, 03:00:42 AM

the wing floats from the 1/350 SH-5 were not left unused : the now adorn this Me163
which take off on wheel, and comes back on water using the hull from the shape of its fuselage,
and the side floats for stability :

(https://imgur.com/JxB12Dh.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/fBvlccW.jpg)


it is a 1/72 Heller kit, with the tractor

: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle May 08, 2018, 06:04:17 AM
With the wheels dropping off on takeoff, this makes a whole lot of sense.  Beautiful little beastie, isn't it?
: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 09, 2018, 04:06:29 AM
indeed  ;)
: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 10, 2018, 03:35:11 AM
I like your use of primary colors. Adding floats takes it to the next level.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: Frank3k May 10, 2018, 10:28:01 AM
That's almost real-world! There was a red Me-163 (briefly).
: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 10, 2018, 04:34:46 PM

yes, red on a yellow tractor  ;)
: He 119 v5, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 12, 2018, 09:55:32 PM

not quite so whiff, but for the livery of course, and anyway the looks of the He119 make it a near-whiff :

(https://imgur.com/8PGNlJC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/7W0iKvO.jpg)

: Air-6, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr May 28, 2018, 03:32:15 AM

another floatplane, hardly whiffed : it is in blue
with open doors

(https://imgur.com/NYJ7iZf.jpg)


(https://imgur.com/EvtKQbC.jpg)

: Re: Air-6, blue : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher May 29, 2018, 07:40:45 AM
I always enjoy your sea planes, eric and you seem to have a real talent for choosing the perfect primary color for them.

This one is very easy on the eyes.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Air-6, blue : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 03, 2018, 05:24:30 AM
thank you !
: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 28, 2018, 06:40:14 PM

a bit more whiffed :

this Skoda D.1 (a Dewoitine licence)

has floats from an Albatross W4

(https://imgur.com/3Pto6N2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/bRdBS85.jpg)

: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher June 29, 2018, 04:39:26 AM
Looks good up on floats and the yellow is set off nicely by the black prop.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 29, 2018, 04:52:22 AM


thanks !

: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle June 29, 2018, 07:26:14 AM
That just looks right.  Bravo!!
: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr June 29, 2018, 04:43:51 PM

thanks again !!
: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 02, 2018, 03:47:53 AM
I bought this kit just to go for combined shipping and make it less in average, not really knowing why (you pobably know what I mean)

but then suddenly I remembered about the Twin Otter in my stash, and well, the floats are a bit small maybe, but still ...

(https://imgur.com/BSpZXV8.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/b1zQjyf.jpg)

: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle July 02, 2018, 09:38:43 AM
Now that is cute!!
: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin July 02, 2018, 10:47:54 AM
Looking good
: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 02, 2018, 06:48:48 PM

thanx !

: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
: andonio64 July 02, 2018, 07:21:18 PM
Eric, I love the latest updates, my favourite in the late bunch is the red He 119...
 8)
: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 03, 2018, 12:41:56 AM


thanxalot!

the He119 is not very whiff, but would deserve to be  ;)
: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 07, 2018, 06:25:09 PM
the Yak-53 has a sympathic look, it deserved a floatplane version

(in 1/48, floats from a 1/72 Twin Otter)

(https://imgur.com/WCs5yn3.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/FgVjwkT.jpg)

: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher July 07, 2018, 07:47:25 PM
This one looks very sleek and speedy, eric!

Red is the perfect color too!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 07, 2018, 10:19:57 PM

thanks  ;)
: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle July 08, 2018, 04:06:13 AM
Quite looks the part as an attractive little aircraft.
: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 08, 2018, 07:57:20 PM
 ;)
: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
: AXOR July 08, 2018, 11:56:30 PM
I love it  :smiley:
: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 18, 2018, 03:33:16 PM
I liked that one, maybe because of the name? and finally got it :

(https://imgur.com/nLYpOTq.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/sI9yzSC.jpg)

: Re: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin July 21, 2018, 06:58:08 AM
 :smiley:
: Re: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle July 21, 2018, 01:32:15 PM
Nice!!  That yellow works well, there.
: Re: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher July 21, 2018, 08:27:59 PM
Nice!!  That yellow works well, there.

Concur with our esteemed resident engineer. I especially like that the cylinder block is gray which compliments the black prop blades and is set off nicely by the yellow.

Another one that's very easy on the eyes. Well done, eric!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
: ericr July 22, 2018, 04:10:50 AM

thanks !
: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 10, 2018, 05:34:42 AM
I was thinking of this classic for a while : a Fieseler Storch,
floatplanized (actually it seems it did exist in Real World, somewhere in ex-Yougoslavia)

(https://imgur.com/QsgfYSW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/jIZE8aZ.jpg)

: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 10, 2018, 06:55:17 AM
Looks great in red and if you added either those Yugoslav markings or just some registration codes it would be in the running at any model show worthy of the name.

Brian da Basher
: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
: kerick August 10, 2018, 10:09:49 AM
Your last three models are all very striking! As BdB says, a reg number would make them fit in anywhere. I was just imagining a white stripe down the side of the two in red. Just my two cents worth.
: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle August 10, 2018, 10:42:18 AM
Very nice!!  I agree with the above two gentlemen.
: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
: GTX_Admin August 11, 2018, 06:22:48 AM
I have plans for similar...but not in red ;)
: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 13, 2018, 05:27:54 AM

thanks !

you can of coure use the color you like (or even several  ;) )
: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 13, 2018, 03:10:20 PM

not exactly a whif : this version of the Puma has inflatable floats :
from what I understood it is rather an emergency water landing device, not meant to take off again.

In 1/32 it is big, and I was tempted when I found it for cheap.

(https://imgur.com/CI37s4d.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/f6Cp764.jpg)
: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
: elmayerle August 14, 2018, 04:03:46 AM
Nice!!!
: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
: Brian da Basher August 14, 2018, 07:17:53 AM
This is very nice, eric, very nice indeed!

I like the different colors and adding the flotation bags was inspired!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
: ericr August 14, 2018, 06:43:41 PM
 ;)