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

Title: BA Hawk, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on April 24, 2015, 12:59:05 PM
 :) Excellent
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on 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  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 25, 2015, 03:42:31 AM
thanks! I also tried something with the same scale Marwede rescue boat : pictures soon ...

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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?  ;)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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!  :)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ;-)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ;)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 08, 2015, 02:01:09 AM
Which kit is it?  I didn't know the single float version was available in 1/48.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;) )
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ...

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 12, 2015, 02:36:25 AM
That looks great
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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!) :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 15, 2015, 02:49:52 AM
I like
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Silver Fox on May 15, 2015, 09:54:55 PM
Nice! Never knew there was a 3-seat P-38.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 17, 2015, 02:13:17 PM
Sometimes, there are more obvious reasons to raise up the tail: ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 20, 2015, 11:38:34 AM
 :-* (this is even better, to my taste) :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 24, 2015, 09:44:32 PM
I really like the clear nose and putting it on floats is truly inspired!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 25, 2015, 04:42:08 PM

thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 15, 2015, 03:08:48 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Frank3k on July 15, 2015, 03:58:21 AM
The P-38 looks great, but the Ar196 looks great in yellow!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 16, 2015, 01:57:52 AM

I love yellow indeed, thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: beowulf on July 16, 2015, 04:03:26 AM
i like that, works really well
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 18, 2015, 07:04:04 AM
This seems a serious aircraft but pleasant anyway... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 19, 2015, 04:36:53 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 19, 2015, 09:02:16 PM
I like it also, thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 21, 2015, 02:47:45 PM
thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 26, 2015, 04:10:40 AM
Niiiiiiiice!  :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 26, 2015, 05:17:11 AM
thanx!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on July 26, 2015, 05:26:23 AM
Yes, quite innovative!  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TurboCoupeTurbo on July 26, 2015, 09:52:36 AM
Great work on the Hind.  Gives me a couple of scary thoughts.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2015, 05:53:36 PM
thanx!
don't be afraid of whif thoughts ;-)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on July 29, 2015, 02:53:47 AM
Nice, and, really, quite plausible.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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!! :-* :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: jcf on August 30, 2015, 12:02:26 AM
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/TBZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 30, 2015, 01:14:08 AM
Unusual and interesting... does this count as Variable Geometry?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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: ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 06:08:29 PM
do you mean in-flight reconfigation of the airframe? that is wild  ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2015, 04:36:39 AM
you're welcome: your imagination fires my imagination  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2015, 02:21:33 AM

waahh  :)

looks a bit like a p38-based transformer?  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 15, 2015, 01:53:29 AM
Poor flies, glued there forever?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 15, 2015, 02:52:24 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Frank3k on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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?"
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 29, 2015, 02:56:34 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 29, 2015, 04:23:36 AM
Nice A4, this works  :)
Inspired to build similar.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 29, 2015, 12:42:17 PM
Very harmonious, thanks for this piece of enjoyment. :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 31, 2015, 02:19:07 PM
I have been inspired this morning, thanks a lot, ericr! ;)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Bv141z_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 31, 2015, 05:50:26 PM
Wonderful Bv-194W, yes :-* :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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?"
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ;-)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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! ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 07, 2015, 05:18:20 AM
I like the floatplane F-14 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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?)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on November 07, 2015, 05:42:29 AM
Because of high position of intakes the Skyhawk seaplane has some legitimacy :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 12, 2015, 02:50:32 AM
Oddly attractive :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on November 12, 2015, 09:06:23 AM
Different take on a Gannet :) :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 13, 2015, 03:57:41 PM

streamlining the float into the fuselage could look great indeed : someone has to try that  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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. :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 15, 2015, 10:00:42 PM
This concept was some truly inspired thinking!

I can only marvel at such genius!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 18, 2015, 05:03:55 AM
thanks for your inspriring appreciation !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 27, 2015, 03:04:31 AM
elegant! :D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: jcf on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 27, 2015, 03:49:42 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 28, 2015, 05:25:18 PM

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on November 28, 2015, 08:00:20 PM

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

Very elegant indeed.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 30, 2015, 05:34:11 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on November 30, 2015, 12:48:18 PM
A red 'Red' floatplane, very cool 'n different!!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on November 30, 2015, 01:26:16 PM
Mig-15 with float looks "right" not "contrived".  Great, never would have expected this result. :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ...

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on December 16, 2015, 08:36:36 AM
I have same impression as BdB.
Is particularly likable.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 21, 2015, 08:09:37 PM
So harmonious... :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Goonie on December 21, 2015, 11:01:50 PM
Damn, that just looks so right :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on 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!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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?

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 22, 2015, 03:20:49 AM
Damn, that just looks so right :)

What he said.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on December 22, 2015, 12:12:58 PM
A little bit of spray won't hurt. It cleans the turbine blades.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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).
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 24, 2015, 05:28:13 PM
thanks a lot all !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ...

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 10, 2016, 11:50:36 PM
Very beautiful, thanks for this enjoyment! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2016, 02:57:05 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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  ;) :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 21, 2016, 06:51:08 PM
 thanks a lot !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 22, 2016, 03:12:05 AM
Beautiful! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 22, 2016, 03:24:22 AM
Love it, may copy it...though maybe not in yellow! ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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?)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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.

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 31, 2016, 04:03:23 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on January 31, 2016, 07:10:21 AM
The red HD looks good on the 'cat'  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on February 07, 2016, 06:40:17 AM
The Buffalo looks strangely 'right'  :icon_surprised: ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 07, 2016, 08:40:19 PM

thanks ! the Buffalo does deserve a float indeed  ;D

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on February 12, 2016, 10:59:11 AM
Mr. DaBasher, blue and gold is always relaxing ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2016, 12:17:43 AM

I'm happy to see my favorite colors consdered relaxing  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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).
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 15, 2016, 09:37:51 PM

thansk a lot!

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

thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on February 22, 2016, 01:34:14 PM
Whoo Hoo!! ;D ;D Now that's the stuff!!!  :) :) :) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 23, 2016, 06:46:48 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on February 23, 2016, 10:33:59 PM
Have you by any chance done a P-47?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 24, 2016, 12:56:52 AM
I like your yellow Rex, like civilan or toy...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ...)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on February 24, 2016, 10:59:20 AM
Go for a really different floatplane, a development of the J7W1.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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? ???
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on February 25, 2016, 11:59:54 AM
That just looks evil 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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. :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 27, 2016, 03:34:10 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on February 27, 2016, 06:57:46 AM
Agreed!! :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Acree on February 27, 2016, 09:04:32 AM
Awwww... cute!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on February 28, 2016, 09:09:41 PM
Awwww... cute!
Very!!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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) ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 04, 2016, 10:39:09 PM

thanks!

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 04, 2016, 11:54:47 PM
Yes, "logics" may be funny sometimes ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 05, 2016, 03:29:40 PM
well balanced, nice... :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 06, 2016, 03:18:32 AM
Mmmmmmm..... :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on March 06, 2016, 06:57:00 AM
Agreed GTX ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on March 08, 2016, 11:36:21 AM
Is there no airframe you won't float?? :o ;D ;D

Very cool mate!! 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 08, 2016, 12:33:57 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on March 09, 2016, 02:40:02 AM
Looks very nice.  Quite plausible, too, given Macchi's involvement with flying boats prior to WW II.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on March 09, 2016, 04:36:46 AM
P-47 with floats based on the Sev-3 float variant?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 09, 2016, 07:22:38 PM
P-47 with floats based on the Sev-3 float variant?

that would look good indeed !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 11, 2016, 03:39:52 AM

work in progress :

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on March 11, 2016, 03:45:06 AM
This build is a blast  :)
Looks like nearly done.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 12, 2016, 03:44:33 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 13, 2016, 04:51:55 AM

thanks!
more soon  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)



Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 25, 2016, 05:26:59 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on March 25, 2016, 08:58:21 AM
Fuel tanks and floats, cool 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2016, 08:21:22 PM

thanks!

using fuel tanks as floats was done in the 50s in korea for a T-6
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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! ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2016, 10:06:09 PM

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 27, 2016, 01:02:56 AM

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ?

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ...  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 31, 2016, 02:35:16 AM
Looking good so far
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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! ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... :( ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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 !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 03, 2016, 04:47:57 AM
I love it :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 03, 2016, 05:14:24 AM
Damn, that looks good!  It looks very purposeful.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 03, 2016, 03:03:01 PM
I love it :)
So do I! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2016, 01:10:35 AM

thanks all !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 13, 2016, 01:53:44 AM
Nice to see different times on the same ship :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 15, 2016, 03:46:10 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 15, 2016, 04:19:48 PM
I would say more:  :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on April 15, 2016, 07:35:36 PM
 :-* in a word, Wow  :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 15, 2016, 07:53:03 PM
I looked at all his builds.  Who knew that the Me262 was under utilized. 
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 17, 2016, 01:58:36 AM
his whole series is very impressive !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 27, 2016, 12:26:57 AM
Surprising but and nice :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2016, 02:17:46 AM
thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2016, 06:41:01 PM

thanks!  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ;-) )

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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!  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;) )
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 19, 2016, 02:11:54 AM
Great mix! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)


Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 22, 2016, 06:14:05 PM

thanksalot!

the A-28 is indeed not exactly 2 x 14  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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"?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 11, 2016, 05:40:57 PM
Good result, once more!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 13, 2016, 03:40:15 AM

thanks !

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


Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 19, 2016, 08:07:50 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 19, 2016, 12:28:04 PM
 :-* (I love "marine-sailplanes" - we say "hydroplaneurs" in French, I think, as hydrogliders?)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 19, 2016, 11:43:20 PM

thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 29, 2016, 03:02:09 PM
tiny but lovely!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 01, 2016, 03:58:57 AM

thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 23, 2016, 03:20:29 AM
Cute
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 23, 2016, 02:07:12 PM
I like it also.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on August 24, 2016, 11:00:31 AM
Cute little thing, does it have siblings in the other primary colors?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on 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 !
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 03, 2016, 02:31:24 AM
Looking very real, good!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2016, 04:28:06 AM

thanks all !

as I always say, if you find this inspiring please do make your own version  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 14, 2016, 11:08:51 AM

thanks a lot !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on September 29, 2016, 03:33:12 PM
Oh Yea, Oh Yea,  :)  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on September 29, 2016, 07:14:27 PM
This model looks fantastic !!!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Frank3k on September 29, 2016, 11:59:43 PM
That's awesome! Is that the Sharkit Espadon?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 30, 2016, 05:26:14 AM
Oh Yea, Oh Yea,  :)  :)

What he said! :) :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on September 30, 2016, 12:36:40 PM
Awesome!!!!  :) :) :) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 30, 2016, 01:12:55 PM
 :-* Wow!  :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 02, 2016, 10:08:06 AM
Superb!  I love it.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 05, 2016, 02:25:24 AM
 thank you !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: taiidantomcat on October 05, 2016, 02:54:54 AM
Like a work of art  :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 09, 2016, 03:21:30 AM

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 08, 2016, 12:54:04 PM
Good! :-* No need of aircraft carriers anymore, saving millions/billions £ (no need of Brexit!) ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 10, 2016, 05:52:12 AM

thanx !

if you get inspired, please go ahead! I would be happy to see other versions  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 12, 2016, 02:20:59 AM

thanx!

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: pigflyer on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 15, 2016, 03:29:43 PM

thanx !


it is not exactly steampunk ; maybe sailpunk?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

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

Great work.  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: taiidantomcat on December 20, 2016, 05:24:08 AM
Man that is a beauty  :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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   ;)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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...)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 20, 2016, 03:11:12 PM

thanks !

the propellers do turn  ;) even if they are a bit close ...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on December 20, 2016, 03:32:02 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 28, 2016, 04:10:12 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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!!!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 28, 2016, 10:52:20 AM
 :-* Very beautiful... :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on December 28, 2016, 06:21:16 PM
Wow that's just beautiful!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 28, 2016, 09:07:29 PM
thanks !

the Pete 1/75 kit is indeed prehistoric  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on December 28, 2016, 11:18:42 PM
Plausible and beautifully combined; you've another beauty here.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2016, 07:20:36 AM

excellent thanks !  ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: The Big Gimper on 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.   :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on December 31, 2016, 01:32:17 AM
Depends if there is whiskey in the barrel.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 31, 2016, 01:38:24 AM

that is the steampunk aspect : floatation was acquired, but hydrodynamicity still to be developed
 ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 10, 2017, 02:24:05 AM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2017, 08:17:12 PM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 11, 2017, 07:57:49 PM
Beautiful!  :-* The red goes very nicely with the lines of that aircraft.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 13, 2017, 08:28:03 AM
thanks, the red fit well indeed !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on 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!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 26, 2017, 03:09:41 AM
Outstanding idea! :)

Might even copy your idea for a future build.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on January 26, 2017, 07:05:45 AM
Eye popping Sandy 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on 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.....
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Crbad on January 26, 2017, 09:57:56 AM
 :-* :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on January 27, 2017, 12:02:31 AM
Always so tragic
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Kelmola on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 27, 2017, 07:44:41 PM
Always so tragic

I just saw it too on the internet : tragic indeed
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ;-)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on January 28, 2017, 08:15:06 AM
I have to keep that in mind!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 13, 2017, 01:00:15 PM
It looks like the fastest floatplane ever! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Kelmola on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2017, 06:09:50 AM

thanks all for your appreciation !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on March 01, 2017, 05:29:51 AM
Very cool 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 02, 2017, 01:43:42 AM
thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 08, 2017, 06:51:37 PM
Taking off from the nectar little lake should be spectacular! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 09, 2017, 03:01:17 AM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 16, 2017, 02:47:17 AM
That would look cool painted up in 'race' colours. ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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?)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: pigflyer on 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.  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ;-)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2017, 05:24:52 AM

thanks !

I occasionally paint submarines yellow, but not always indeed  ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 30, 2017, 05:02:54 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on March 30, 2017, 06:25:00 AM
Beautiful finish! And the glossy red really suits the He 51  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 31, 2017, 02:24:13 PM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 31, 2017, 09:25:49 PM
Neat!  :)

Marco approves.

 (http://www.animeclick.it/images/serie/PorcoRosso/PorcoRosso7.jpg)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 01, 2017, 05:35:05 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on April 03, 2017, 07:03:21 PM
I really wanted to see this one in plastic,GREAT JOB !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)... :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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!
 
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)... :-\ ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: taiidantomcat on April 05, 2017, 11:54:41 PM
 :-* wow!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 07, 2017, 12:14:24 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on April 11, 2017, 09:59:05 PM
Wow!  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 11, 2017, 11:02:54 PM
Now that is exceedingly gorgeous!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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?)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 12, 2017, 02:18:21 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2017, 04:09:40 AM

thanks !

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

thanks again !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 30, 2017, 01:48:01 AM
Nice floatplane support concept, there.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on April 30, 2017, 03:23:11 PM
As much of a floatplane cruiser as there ever was. :)
Impression of a serious SAR ship.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 01, 2017, 04:33:29 AM

thanks all !

long live seaplanes !  ;D

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 11, 2017, 04:14:22 AM
I hope those dinghies are lashed tightly...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 12, 2017, 01:50:49 PM

as noted, at reasonable speed (subsonic) it might go well  ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: andonio64 on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 13, 2017, 11:57:27 PM

thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: andonio64 on June 06, 2017, 04:30:57 PM
Another imaginative creation of yours, ericr!
I like it!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 07, 2017, 02:14:47 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 07, 2017, 04:53:13 AM

thanks all !  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Kelmola on 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).
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 07, 2017, 07:12:28 PM

thanks for the reference, I didn't know it : any pictures?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Kelmola on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 09, 2017, 02:24:48 AM
thanks for the link : amazing imaginations !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on July 20, 2017, 12:14:12 PM
Very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on July 20, 2017, 05:32:15 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 21, 2017, 04:06:31 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 21, 2017, 06:06:28 AM

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


the windows/cockpit are from the original : sometimes reality is strange  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on July 26, 2017, 04:40:59 AM
My mom would've loved this one. Yellow was her favorite color.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 27, 2017, 02:14:49 AM
I like.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2017, 06:11:51 PM

thanks !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: jcf on August 08, 2017, 04:24:06 AM
Call it a 1920 Schneider Cup concept racer.

That would be more like 1930.  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 09, 2017, 02:11:31 AM
Ooooh, but that is gorgeous!  :-* Very pretty indeed!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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?)... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 10, 2017, 06:39:14 AM
You did it, thanks!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 10, 2017, 01:50:19 PM
you're welcome !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Kelmola on August 15, 2017, 04:48:36 PM
Nice! I've always had a soft spot for Lysander, and the floats suit her well.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 16, 2017, 12:33:28 AM
thanks !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 16, 2017, 01:09:37 AM
Wait a little: these float-spats needs judgement of our spat expert BdB: genius or else heresy? ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on August 16, 2017, 06:31:26 AM
Love the twin-float Lysander but your single float MC 72 is very sweet  :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 16, 2017, 05:30:46 PM
thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 17, 2017, 05:13:09 PM

thanks for you appreciation  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 18, 2017, 02:37:38 AM
Oh yeah!! :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 18, 2017, 03:17:11 PM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2017, 01:56:00 AM

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

by the way, where is this ?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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))
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: pigflyer on August 21, 2017, 03:47:42 AM
Brilliant work, just luv the connie.  Shame about the photobucket situation, spoils the collection.

More more more.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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:


Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2017, 08:03:25 PM

thanks again !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

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

Well done!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 24, 2017, 07:05:01 PM

thanks you all !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 15, 2017, 08:07:09 PM
a seaplane related picture : a glass brought back to me from Japan

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


Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 16, 2017, 03:01:43 AM
Cool
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 16, 2017, 03:07:23 AM
Tempted to get its matching one:

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


very lovely too indeed ! more whisky oriented I guess ...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 17, 2017, 03:24:50 AM
Well, I have been known to partake in the odd scotch... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 18, 2017, 03:35:06 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: strobez on 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. 
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 23, 2017, 12:17:24 AM
cartoon aircraft are funny and unreal, even if you build them without any change, this is good! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on September 23, 2017, 08:29:48 AM
Looks like a very small Boeing Pelican WIG test vehicle ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: strobez on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: strobez on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 06, 2017, 02:37:38 AM
Which kit?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on October 06, 2017, 10:27:50 AM
Great looking beastie 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 06, 2017, 10:57:34 AM
Nice...... :smiley:
USN markings ?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 06, 2017, 01:59:18 PM
USN markings ?
I prefer like that, without nationalism... ;) :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Lrrr on October 07, 2017, 08:54:26 AM
Well done.  Always liked this aircraft. 
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 11, 2017, 05:57:05 AM
That's really sweet, love the blue!

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

thanks !

yes, AModel 1/144
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Madhatter on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 11, 2017, 07:04:40 PM

it's just Humbrol enamel blue 14, from the tin  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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


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

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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


Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2017, 03:04:41 PM

thanks !

the canopy was painted manually indeed ...  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 21, 2017, 04:20:59 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 21, 2017, 07:29:36 PM

thanks !

at that time I had thought of the Tradewind indeed!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 24, 2017, 04:14:23 AM

thanks !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: pigflyer on October 28, 2017, 12:39:59 AM
Loving the freighter, what a superb idea, tempting, very tempting.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: arctic warrior on October 28, 2017, 11:30:56 PM
Wonderful seaplanes.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 29, 2017, 03:56:47 AM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 30, 2017, 12:57:26 AM
I clap my hands here also, as these models deserve a double dose of clapping hands! :-* :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 30, 2017, 02:21:01 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on November 23, 2017, 01:22:59 PM
That's seriously different, very well done!!! 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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! ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 )
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 25, 2017, 01:35:34 AM
Love it. :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: arctic warrior on November 25, 2017, 01:46:19 AM
One badass high-speed hydroplane!  :icon_killbill:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 28, 2017, 02:28:51 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on December 11, 2017, 07:27:26 AM
Looks like should be out there doing transport duties. :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on December 11, 2017, 07:27:58 PM
That looks . . . . right, nicely played 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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 ?  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 12, 2017, 02:12:18 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 13, 2017, 05:52:53 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: tankmodeler on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 14, 2017, 02:37:54 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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: ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on December 18, 2017, 01:32:30 AM
Brilliant concept to use vintage sailing ship hull.  :icon_surprised:
Give me ideas. 
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 18, 2017, 06:30:58 AM

thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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. ?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 19, 2017, 03:31:45 AM

approx. 25cm x 25 cm : depending on your ship kit, you may find appropriate wings  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 20, 2017, 12:29:03 AM
For our English-speaking friends: 25 centimeters = 10 inches. ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: andonio64 on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on December 23, 2017, 07:43:51 AM
... Those of us in everywhere except the USA are metric...

Or measurementally bilangue  ;)  Great concept ericr  :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 24, 2017, 04:20:17 PM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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. :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 30, 2017, 03:30:53 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)... :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: andonio64 on December 30, 2017, 03:39:56 PM
I agree with Tophe!

Beautiful idea as always!

AnDonio
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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 !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2017, 05:23:45 PM

thanks !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 02, 2018, 11:41:04 PM

thanks for the picture : mine can be sees as a kind of prototype for that  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on January 05, 2018, 04:52:36 AM
Dang,,, that took careful plastic surgery.  Is super  :smiley:
Have to fuss much with fuselage width adjustments ?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on January 05, 2018, 06:39:28 AM
Looks like a Russian prototype, maybe it's just the red paint :)) :))
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 06, 2018, 01:55:12 AM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 06, 2018, 05:10:16 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 06, 2018, 02:09:02 PM
I covered differences with styrene sheet
Thanks for revealing us your "making" secrets... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 11, 2018, 03:52:15 AM

thanks ;-)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on January 12, 2018, 05:21:33 AM
Now that's very cool, well done!!!  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on January 12, 2018, 08:21:47 AM
Very cool and very nice, indeed!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on January 12, 2018, 11:04:38 AM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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) ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Robomog on January 12, 2018, 08:12:05 PM
Like the concept on this one  :smiley:

Mog
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 13, 2018, 02:40:45 AM
thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: pigflyer on 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)  :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 22, 2018, 05:31:12 PM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 11, 2018, 09:30:11 PM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 12, 2018, 03:59:02 AM
She's a little yellow beauty, eric!

Well done!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 15, 2018, 02:47:05 PM
The float Under the tail is so rare a feature that this real aspect looks what-if... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 20, 2018, 06:12:22 PM
Small is indeed beautiful and I love your little Loires!

Great stuff, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on 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)...
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2018, 04:35:47 AM

thanks !

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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 23, 2018, 10:57:37 PM
Not too big at that scale... ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 24, 2018, 02:20:20 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on February 26, 2018, 05:03:26 AM
Model 212 with floats?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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  ;)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 27, 2018, 01:07:40 AM
so they are whiff  ;)
And "very whiff" means "very good"! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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).
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 27, 2018, 11:16:47 PM

spats ? waahh !  ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2018, 11:58:21 PM

I hadn't tried that one yet :

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

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

thanks !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on March 03, 2018, 08:13:56 AM
That's better, WhooHooo  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 03, 2018, 08:20:15 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on March 17, 2018, 11:28:41 AM
P-47 & I-16 are surprising yet correct looking.  Nailed em both. :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 17, 2018, 08:47:23 PM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 17, 2018, 10:17:50 PM
Great scale-o-rama invention, you, genius! :-*
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 18, 2018, 12:06:29 AM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on March 18, 2018, 09:35:04 AM
Great scale-o-rama invention, you, genius! :-*
+1
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 19, 2018, 04:57:05 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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).
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 01, 2018, 05:37:58 PM

thanks for confirming the relevance of he design !  :D
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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?)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 06, 2018, 10:48:20 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on May 06, 2018, 04:40:03 PM
Nifty.  Looks great done as waterline.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 07, 2018, 01:09:02 AM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on 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?
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 09, 2018, 04:06:29 AM
indeed  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Frank3k on May 10, 2018, 10:28:01 AM
That's almost real-world! There was a red Me-163 (briefly).
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2018, 04:34:46 PM

yes, red on a yellow tractor  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 03, 2018, 05:24:30 AM
thank you !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2018, 04:52:22 AM


thanks !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on June 29, 2018, 07:26:14 AM
That just looks right.  Bravo!!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2018, 04:43:51 PM

thanks again !!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on July 02, 2018, 09:38:43 AM
Now that is cute!!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 02, 2018, 10:47:54 AM
Looking good
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 02, 2018, 06:48:48 PM

thanx !

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: andonio64 on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 03, 2018, 12:41:56 AM


thanxalot!

the He119 is not very whiff, but would deserve to be  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on July 07, 2018, 07:47:25 PM
This one looks very sleek and speedy, eric!

Red is the perfect color too!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 07, 2018, 10:19:57 PM

thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on July 08, 2018, 04:06:13 AM
Quite looks the part as an attractive little aircraft.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 08, 2018, 07:57:20 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on July 08, 2018, 11:56:30 PM
I love it  :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 21, 2018, 06:58:08 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on July 21, 2018, 01:32:15 PM
Nice!!  That yellow works well, there.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 22, 2018, 04:10:50 AM

thanks !
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)

Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on 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.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on August 10, 2018, 10:42:18 AM
Very nice!!  I agree with the above two gentlemen.
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 11, 2018, 06:22:48 AM
I have plans for similar...but not in red ;)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 13, 2018, 05:27:54 AM

thanks !

you can of coure use the color you like (or even several  ;) )
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on 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)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on August 14, 2018, 04:03:46 AM
Nice!!!
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on 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
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 14, 2018, 06:43:41 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: MC72 tricycle, red
Post by: ericr on August 19, 2018, 04:37:22 PM
a landplane version of the MC72, I thought, deserved to be given a tricycle gear :

(https://imgur.com/9XyfYyO.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oQ6kepE.jpg)

Title: Re: MC72 tricycle, red
Post by: AXOR on August 19, 2018, 04:54:22 PM
Hehe...cute little flying bugs  ;D
Interesting,Macchi on wheels (https://usefulshortcuts.com/imgs/yahoo-smileys/113.gif)
Great job Eric  :smiley:
Title: Re: MC72 tricycle, red
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 20, 2018, 12:55:16 AM
That's some great, imaginative thinking, eric! Looks a natural for tricycle gear!

Most excellent! I always enjoy your fantastic projects!

Brian da Basher

FYI I moved this since it's not one of your hybrid animal/vehicle models.
Title: Re: MC72 tricycle, red
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2018, 06:37:49 PM
thanks !


FYI I moved this since it's not one of your hybrid animal/vehicle models.

well, it is a hybrid between aircrafts, and not a seaplane anymore whereas the other topic is about seaplanes
Title: Re: MC72 tricycle, red
Post by: apophenia on August 22, 2018, 06:27:38 AM
That's some great, imaginative thinking, eric! Looks a natural for tricycle gear!

Wow, that is very cool! As BdB said, a natural for a trike gear ... which would also help heaps with forward visibility on take-off and landing  :smiley:
Title: Re: MC72 tricycle, red
Post by: elmayerle on August 22, 2018, 10:46:01 AM
Very nice, I'm glad you didn't overdue the detailing; considering the floats and struts, as well as the wings, contained radiators for the cooling system, replacing them on the fuselage side would be a chore.
Title: Re: MC72 tricycle, red
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 02, 2018, 04:52:25 AM
 :smiley:
Title: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 05, 2018, 04:06:46 AM
tempting, given a cheap 1/48 kit of this so cute plane :

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

(https://imgur.com/nZg4Dnu.jpg)


floats are from a MC72
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 05, 2018, 05:07:32 AM
This blue beauty isn't a what-if, it's a should've-been!

Outstanding, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on September 06, 2018, 12:27:34 AM
Now that is just beautiful.  And I do agree with Sir Brian's comment.
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Camthalion on September 06, 2018, 12:23:33 PM
Nice one
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 06, 2018, 05:17:28 PM

thank you !

the I-16 has something of itself  ;)
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 08, 2018, 10:58:43 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 01, 2018, 07:34:15 PM
recently Tophe reminded me of the Dornier racer project :

(http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AE/AE72-7/47-1.jpg)

which reminded me also of the Levasseur PL 201 :

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other1/pl200/pl200-1.jpg)

and I had a Breguet 693 in my stash, as well as floats from an An-2 Colt  (and an additional engine from a Ju-52) :

(https://imgur.com/NnReke5.jpg)

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

Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 01, 2018, 07:53:35 PM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on October 02, 2018, 01:55:57 AM
That looks great Eric !!!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 02, 2018, 02:02:56 AM
Beautifique!!!
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Frank3k on October 02, 2018, 02:09:43 AM
That is a great looking floatplane! Looks very French.
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 02, 2018, 04:04:24 AM

thanks all !

Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 02, 2018, 04:21:22 AM
That's a wonderful engine configuration, eric.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 03, 2018, 03:20:08 PM

thanks again !
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 03, 2018, 04:02:38 PM
Been traveling getting set up for Fall-Winter model building.  Not seeing all posts.
These have great character.  I-16 looks correct RW.  693 based build has cool uniqueness.  Like to copy concept if ever had time to.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 04, 2018, 12:40:38 AM

thanks again again !  ;)
Title: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 25, 2018, 08:27:07 PM

So, Ihad this incomplete vacform kit pof a 1/72 Do-X : I got it very cheap because the wings are missing.

So I searched for appropriate alternative wings, and the 1/48 B-17F (Revell) has the very same wingspan,

so here we go 'but still, vacform os not easy, quite a bit beyond my skills)


(https://imgur.com/ID20Y6s.jpg)

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

(https://imgur.com/U5DcP6X.jpg)

Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 25, 2018, 09:08:52 PM
This combination looks great. Perfect scale-o-rama.
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 26, 2018, 01:27:15 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 26, 2018, 01:35:07 AM
That's a most excellent kitbash eric and once again, you've chosen the perfect primary color for it.

Very well done, very well done indeed!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on November 26, 2018, 02:44:12 AM
Most excellent kitbash and quite the looker in that color.  My only quibble is that the inboard prop arcs look disturbingly close to the cockpit.  Even if they don't hit structure, the noise level for the pilots has got to be intense.
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 26, 2018, 03:56:21 AM

thanks !

the propellers do turn, but are quite close indeed  ;)

Title: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 19, 2018, 08:15:10 PM
IMHO, there have not been enough triplane flying boats, so I add this one :

(https://imgur.com/wRPq7Y3.jpg)

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

Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on December 20, 2018, 12:09:06 AM
When I first saw the subject line I though perhaps you meant “Shrek” as the ogre from the movie! I though to myself “Now what has he done?” While I was mistaken your triplanes looks great and very believable!
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 20, 2018, 12:11:23 AM

this one is based on a Schreck FBA 17, but you are giving me ideas  ;D
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on December 20, 2018, 01:39:20 AM
Now that is just pretty; beautiful, even.
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 20, 2018, 02:25:35 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 20, 2018, 04:16:59 AM
Now that is just pretty; beautiful, even.

One of eric's best yet and a fantastic combination of layout/primary color.
 :smiley: :smiley:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 20, 2018, 04:18:10 AM

thanks !
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on December 29, 2018, 05:02:51 PM
Do-X & B-17F is way cool.  8)
Comes together so well !

And hey,,, world did need a tri-wing flying boat.  This be the one.
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 31, 2018, 02:36:27 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 07, 2019, 04:51:10 AM
the Loire 46 has nice gull wings, and landing struts : it deserved floats

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

(https://imgur.com/i5He9Uv.jpg)

Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on January 07, 2019, 06:14:48 AM
That looks so good! It’s a natural fit.
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on January 07, 2019, 08:19:34 AM
That's very nice  :smiley:
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on January 07, 2019, 08:51:45 AM
Did that all come together or what !
Every strut and everything else in its proper place.   :smiley:
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on January 07, 2019, 10:00:53 AM
That looks so right.  Beautiful combination!
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on January 07, 2019, 01:16:04 PM
A few more photos would be great!
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 07, 2019, 07:54:07 PM
thanks all !

by popular demand, a few more views :

(https://imgur.com/HbScC5e.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/87c35yE.jpg)

Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: arctic warrior on January 08, 2019, 12:34:06 AM
Looks so 1930's floatplane racer.  :D
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on January 08, 2019, 01:19:20 AM
That’s nice! Thanks
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 08, 2019, 02:32:20 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on January 08, 2019, 07:30:01 AM
the Loire 46 has nice gull wings, and landing struts : it deserved floats

Indeed ... excellent visibility for landing a float-fighter. Lovely build!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2019, 07:39:29 AM
thanks !
Title: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2019, 08:01:56 AM

I think I heard someone say something about a P-47 with a float like a Duck ...


(https://imgur.com/XDyZ165.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/bb7ybz5.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/RTVJw8c.jpg)

Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 10, 2019, 08:04:39 AM
That's a great combination and truly inspired using the Duck's floats!

The primary color choice is yet another winner too.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on January 10, 2019, 08:11:56 AM
Almost looks like a Curtiss Sea Hawk float plane, nicely done  :smiley:
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on January 10, 2019, 11:04:51 AM
Now, in one aircraft, two great Long Island aircraft companies work together!!  That's beautiful in concept and execution and looks far better than the amphibian version of the P-47's progenitor, the SEV-1 (and way less draggy).
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: arctic warrior on January 10, 2019, 03:08:08 PM
I'm loving it!  ;D
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 11, 2019, 01:23:42 AM

thanks a lot !
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2019, 03:04:39 AM
 :smiley:
Title: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 20, 2019, 10:23:17 PM
the Do-24 wings and tail went elsewhere, but the hull has its potential :

(https://imgur.com/fP8qCP9.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/KwbGb6S.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/U5vTY1y.jpg)
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 20, 2019, 10:26:31 PM
That's simply wonderful eric and one of your smoothest, crispest builds yet!

A perfect primary color choice, too.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on January 20, 2019, 11:16:39 PM
That looks so right and so plausible.  I could just see that actually happening.
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 21, 2019, 01:55:56 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 21, 2019, 04:35:10 AM

thanks !  :smiley:
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on January 21, 2019, 07:19:05 AM
Firebomber, I’m telling ya!!!!!!
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 22, 2019, 05:38:55 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on January 22, 2019, 06:20:35 AM
... but the hull has its potential

It does indeed! That is very tasty  :-*
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 23, 2019, 01:56:57 AM

thank you
Title: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2019, 03:42:21 AM
just got these small lovely kits :

(https://imgur.com/R3I1JCQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/AaaAA0f.jpg)

Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 31, 2019, 04:12:08 AM
Those are lovely indeed, eric!

What a treat seeing them in all three primary colors.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Frank3k on January 31, 2019, 07:53:19 AM
Are those the new Trumpeter 1/200 kits? Were they molded in clear? They look good in primary colors.
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2019, 05:43:24 PM

yes indeed, they are in clear plastic, not as small as 1/700 or even 1/350, so it is a nice intermediate

 
Title: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 03, 2019, 07:50:57 AM
more 1/200 cuties

(https://imgur.com/8q91D5k.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/xltno7i.jpg)

all in clear plastic, but the cockpit is a metal etched frame :
so cusiously no part of the clear plastic is modelling glass.
Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 03, 2019, 09:21:07 AM
Wow I'd never know there weren't any clear parts if you hadn't told me.

Very cheerful eric. Most enjoyable indeed.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 04, 2019, 07:58:28 PM
 ;)
Title: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2019, 04:15:53 PM
more tiny seaplanes :

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

(https://imgur.com/r9XjY8y.jpg)
Title: Re: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on February 14, 2019, 04:20:51 PM
Nice clean build in 1/200.  :smiley:
Is prime for glue and paint gotchays.  Don't see any.
Title: Re: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on February 15, 2019, 03:25:54 AM
Beautiful!!  Very nice builds.
Title: Re: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 15, 2019, 05:15:11 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: arctic warrior on February 17, 2019, 05:52:11 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on February 21, 2019, 04:59:17 AM
8)

Double that!  Looking gorgeous in those primary-colour schemes  :smiley:  And the canopy frames of those Ar 196s were painted  :o
Title: B-17 flying boat, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2019, 08:38:59 PM
cheating a bit on the title, but not quite : the SB-17 does feature a boat, and is flying :
I feel it could have been a what-if  ;)

(https://imgur.com/3PZUBHq.jpg)

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

(https://imgur.com/Jo1UdyF.jpg)

and there are other airborne rescue boats around : a nice source a true-er what-iffs, maybe ...

Title: Re: B-17 flying boat, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on February 22, 2019, 02:44:30 AM
Now that's just plain beautiful with a gorgeous high-visibility paint scheme.
Title: Re: B-17 flying boat, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 22, 2019, 03:36:21 AM
 ;) it is about rescue after all  ;D
Title: Re: B-17 flying boat, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 22, 2019, 04:35:38 AM
I like this one a lot, eric! It's gotta be in my top ten of yours!

The primary colors you selected for the different components are spot on!

This somewhat floaty Flying Fortress would turn heads at any show worthy of the name.

Well done!

Brian da Basher
Title: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 06, 2019, 05:23:21 AM
the hull and floats come from a Martin Marlin ...

(https://imgur.com/9AcqSds.jpg)

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

(https://imgur.com/CusbFq7.jpg)

and I tried to position the side floats in a soviet-stylish way  ;)

amongst other adaptation details ...
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 06, 2019, 06:53:07 AM
Wicked! :-* :smiley:
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on March 06, 2019, 11:40:13 AM
Wicked! :-* :smiley:
Exactly my thoughts on first seeing this beauty.
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 06, 2019, 04:41:53 PM

thanks !

Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 07, 2019, 04:12:07 AM
That's great eric! The beaching gear and ladder totally make it pop!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2019, 04:31:33 AM

thanks !
that detail added a touch of colours as well  ;D
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on March 08, 2019, 05:05:52 AM
Very cool! Love the crew door and inverted intakes  :-*
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2019, 04:06:31 PM
 ;)
Title: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2019, 07:57:06 PM
not so much a whiff, but for the floats attachment and shape (they're from a An-2), and livery :

(https://imgur.com/WvR47Fe.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/aZUYHT6.jpg)

Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 05, 2019, 01:42:21 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on April 05, 2019, 03:27:32 AM
That's got a fantastic Amelia Earhart 'Fokker Friendship' vibe about it. Red was the perfect primary color choice.

Great stuff, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 05, 2019, 12:07:08 PM
Now that is a gorgeous model.  I could see something like that operating where the color would help it be found in case of trouble, perhaps summer bush plane operations in Alaska or the Canadian far north.
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on April 05, 2019, 01:54:26 PM
That Fokker's very nice  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 07, 2019, 01:45:31 AM
thanks a lot !

a closer view

(https://imgur.com/TRQuHI2.jpg)

Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 07, 2019, 05:01:39 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on April 07, 2019, 01:43:22 PM
Fokker looks so well balanced and correct proportions. Great build.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 08, 2019, 07:57:06 PM
 ;)
Title: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 19, 2019, 10:10:53 AM
could be done in 1/72 or even 1/32 actually, but here it's small

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

(https://imgur.com/2axSdKG.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/GeEYv2d.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/C82KX3t.jpg)

Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 19, 2019, 12:10:40 PM
Pretty little things!!
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 20, 2019, 11:07:57 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on April 21, 2019, 05:55:26 AM
And great float gear swap-a-roo  :smiley:
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 23, 2019, 12:33:32 AM

thanks again !

Title: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2019, 11:31:55 PM
the Saab 21 has some elegance, and I had a DHC Otter in my stash ...

(https://imgur.com/mL9dPUX.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/RV4SqOP.jpg)

Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: AXOR on April 30, 2019, 12:29:56 AM
Definitely  YES !!!
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 30, 2019, 02:04:37 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on April 30, 2019, 02:39:19 AM
Nice  :smiley:  With the Saab's twin tail booms, it's easy to imagine a development with semi-retractable floats  ;)
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 30, 2019, 03:16:20 AM
Nice  :smiley:  With the Saab's twin tail booms, it's easy to imagine a development with semi-retractable floats  ;)

That would look wicked.
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on April 30, 2019, 03:17:56 AM
Most delightful, eric! Yellow is the perfect color for this wonder.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 30, 2019, 07:39:08 AM
Gorgeous!!  I could see an improved version with struts down from the twin booms and eliminating the struts between the floats.
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 01, 2019, 03:40:38 AM


thanks !

I agree with the proposed : please do it  ;)
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on May 01, 2019, 02:14:12 PM
That's very believable, well done  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on May 01, 2019, 03:14:00 PM
Natural and practical given Sweden's shoreline and lakes. :smiley:
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 02, 2019, 01:36:00 AM
I agree with the proposed : please do it  ;)
Lead me not into temptation :icon_meditation:
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2019, 02:51:14 AM
 ;D
Title: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2019, 08:11:06 PM
I found this 1/60 ready-built figurine (NewRay) and added floats (from a 1/72 Twin Otter);
I nearly painted it blue, but its original colors only required a red complement

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

(https://imgur.com/0gEoRrI.jpg)

Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 11, 2019, 01:34:54 AM
Beautiful!!  And just the thing for spraying aquiculture operations when needed.
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 11, 2019, 03:14:54 AM
One could use it for restocking:  https://youtu.be/W_FqeWPSnDQ
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 11, 2019, 05:17:26 AM
Nice call on the colors, eric. The floats look like they were made for it.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 11, 2019, 06:50:25 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on May 11, 2019, 08:34:42 AM
Looks "right"  :smiley:
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on May 12, 2019, 06:24:53 AM
Indeed!  In this scale-o-rama, are the Twotter pontoons proportionately bigger than the usual Air Tractor float gear? If so, perfect for a Fire Boss upgrade  :smiley:
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 14, 2019, 12:59:54 AM
thanks !
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: jcf on May 14, 2019, 01:18:40 AM
Indeed!  In this scale-o-rama, are the Twotter pontoons proportionately bigger than the usual Air Tractor float gear? If so, perfect for a Fire Boss upgrade  :smiley:


They don't appear to be bigger.

(http://www.clavework-graphics.co.uk/aircraft/air_tractor/AT802_Croatia_1.jpg)
Title: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 16, 2019, 02:38:27 AM
a flying boat conversion
(using a Canadair)

(https://imgur.com/zarL6HH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/cSifB32.jpg)

(I am trying to decrease my stash ...)
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on May 16, 2019, 03:42:00 AM
Nice --  Does make C-130 into nifty flying boat. :smiley:      Kind of build I would like to do.
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 16, 2019, 05:29:28 AM
Nice --  Does make C-130 into nifty flying boat. :smiley:      Kind of build I would like to do.

Concur but yours would no doubt be in USN blue!

Another fantastic flying boat, eric! Most excellent!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 16, 2019, 05:46:42 AM
Very nice.  I would posit, though, that flipping the engines to over the top of the wing would reduce spray ingestion.
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Robomog on May 16, 2019, 05:48:57 AM
Ooh that works, Looks good !

Mog
>^-.-^<
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 16, 2019, 01:55:40 PM

thanks !


I did flip engines in other projects, it would have been spectacular here too indeed
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Silverfox on May 18, 2019, 05:09:23 PM
Always loved C-130 seaplane conversions, and this one is well done. I remember one being in the Resident Evil: Code Veronica game, and seeing the idea in other places too. Always felt like a 'should have been' rather than a 'what if'.
I much prefer the 'flying boat' style like this than the 'floatplane' ones.
Title: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 19, 2019, 03:39:56 PM
 ;)

any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats

(https://imgur.com/K9IWkiG.jpg)

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

(these floats come from a Glen E14Y)
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 19, 2019, 08:13:07 PM
The yellow's a winner, eric!

Great stuff!
 8)
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 20, 2019, 01:56:00 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on May 20, 2019, 05:27:34 AM
Strange combo yet it works well.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 20, 2019, 05:55:31 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 20, 2019, 12:16:26 PM
Looks great!!  In that color, it definitely looks the proper race aircraft.
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 23, 2019, 08:22:56 PM

thanks !

Title: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 23, 2019, 08:29:10 PM
the other half of the hull used for the Hercules :
doing a waterline flying boat is a bit of a cheap trick (especially as it appears too deep in water, as if overloaded),
but it's fun

(https://imgur.com/NFZPt02.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/WAlluLz.jpg)
Title: Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 23, 2019, 10:32:46 PM
That's going to be a long takeoff as it looks quite overloaded.  A beautiful waterline model, there.
Title: Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2019, 04:10:14 AM
 ;)
Title: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 01, 2019, 05:30:00 PM
in my 1/200 vein, I try to make the maximum from the Trumpeter sets I got :
so I re-used Walrus fuselages and hulls as floats for this and another single floatplanization
here with a Zvezda Li-2

(https://imgur.com/qK4o584.jpg)

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

maybe next time, in a subsequent life (or at next sales promotion),
I might try the twin float version (which light be slightly more convincing, buoyancywise)
Title: Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on June 02, 2019, 12:19:41 AM
Very nice and it looks quite speedy with that single main float.  I do agree, though, that a twin-float version would look more stable at rest.
Title: Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 04, 2019, 01:11:28 AM
 ;)
Title: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 04, 2019, 01:15:30 AM
the companion to the previous :

(https://imgur.com/bDC4MXd.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/tQlRMBy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on June 04, 2019, 01:44:29 AM
Another looker!!  Again, the single float does make it appear speedier, but I suspect twin floats would be more stable on the water.   I don't think I'd want to turn too fast or two sharply with just the one float, it looks like you could have a prop digging into the water, though I'll grant you this means less with three engines, but still...
Title: Re: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 04, 2019, 07:51:33 PM
 ;)
Title: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 14, 2019, 03:53:22 AM
stash reduction continued, with waterline flying boats 1/350, and seaplanizations of two basic 1/144 kits ...

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

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

(https://imgur.com/p08eY0e.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oFZUA7Z.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ok9Dwmk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oun2TGg.jpg)

Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 14, 2019, 04:26:56 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on June 14, 2019, 05:46:43 AM
Add a wide range of basing possibilities to those stealth aircraft.  All of these look good.
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on June 14, 2019, 06:17:11 AM
I really like those waterline models, eric and once again, you nailed the color selection!

I also really like the yellow F-19 and the paint makes it look like it's seen a bit of service.

Great stuff!
 8)
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 14, 2019, 02:56:12 PM

thanks !

the F19 kit is just not as nice as the F117 ... and the paint did not hide defaults
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Kelmola on June 14, 2019, 05:22:09 PM
The F-19 actually looks better as a flying boat than the baseline kit (which I'm already fond of due to nostalgia). :-* Even the deeply recessed top intakes, otherwise borderline useless, would finally make sense, they're that way to keep water spray out since the hull is otherwise quite low in the water ;D

And then I started thinking a converted Ohio class submarine carrying flying boat F-19 or two on their back... ???
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 15, 2019, 04:33:45 AM
The F-19 derived one reminds me a little of the AvPro Marauder:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4568/38172939151_a65e619e37_b.jpg)
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 15, 2019, 04:37:13 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on June 15, 2019, 12:31:28 PM
Whoa GTX, that is super cool  8) 8) 8) 8)
Are there any other drawings etc of this concept ??
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 16, 2019, 02:41:01 AM
I have a CDROM of the AvPro concepts here somewhere.  You can also see a lot in this book:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41HHRBS03ML.jpg)

In the meantime, there is this:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PwFo-uDCybQ/Wm6ejLGFpzI/AAAAAAABhSQ/EEnKiMgevicE3kNaIlexcgmsz6nwsu_yQCLcBGAs/s640/grd6yhq.gif)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IVr4qKX1MK0/Wm6eilgU7PI/AAAAAAABhSE/2ebAXcjPuXIg1ky2kp0CaCZBd51H2iktwCLcBGAs/s640/gmwoaa9.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vuGBI0PXgi8/Wm6epLNyNGI/AAAAAAABhSc/m38gx_18eYsRik9JwcVoX-6oDXruE67VgCLcBGAs/s640/nvz0pby.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mnhf2owXej4/Wm6epfBlPUI/AAAAAAABhSk/RYp8C3kjenQJa0C-zbvP-5SLnIxVCoJ9gCLcBGAs/s640/qkwgwkj.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KQqc4s0Z1Sw/Wm6eimQof3I/AAAAAAABhSI/QaY7nKzrvjoActYb5yd7YtIHVrhKv7DswCLcBGAs/s640/cauba7p.jpg)
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BnLS2MALmns/Wm6eoq7SiTI/AAAAAAABhSY/MS2C0MMZnEEcAAjz35XpEUC9inWFNnMPQCLcBGAs/s640/juccsla.gif)

Someone also did a nice scratch build of one a few years ago:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXrsKzpXkAIcAnI.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXrsJlvWkAEjVyv.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXrsMN9X4AEf_EE.jpg)
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on June 16, 2019, 12:41:49 PM
Whoa!!!  :icon_surprised:
What a spectacular Whiff build, thank you for the pics GTX, that got some creative juices going  8) 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: jcf on July 07, 2019, 04:14:24 AM
Good old AVPRO, nabobs of vapourware. ;D :icon_fsm:

I think they must have found a warehouse of leftover RLM napkins.  ;D
Title: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 05, 2019, 07:54:00 PM

some time ago I did a SB-17, with a rescue boat, hence a flying boat litterally.

Then I found a conversion kit for the SB-29, but in 1/48 : it was not easy to find the 1/48 B-29 cheap ...
So I opted for a 1/48 Ventura, looking close to the Hudson, which had a rescue boat version ...

(https://imgur.com/md0UCUW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/M9QBT2P.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/VW6XHS3.jpg)

Title: Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on September 05, 2019, 08:26:32 PM
Beautiful!!  I suspect landing with the boat still attached would take some finesse, but that does not detract from a beautiful model.
Title: Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 06, 2019, 03:55:27 AM
I like the colors.

One of your best yet, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 07, 2019, 10:25:24 PM

thanks !

I cheated a bit with the length of the rear gear to make it plausible ;)
Title: Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on September 08, 2019, 01:08:28 PM
I cheated a bit with the length of the rear gear to make it plausible ;)
That works for me.  It's not like that's not been done before.
Title: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 13, 2019, 03:05:50 AM

I made another one, with a Stirling I received as bonus when buying other kits, and a suitable boat I had to find

(https://imgur.com/ezs6K60.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2m0lP2J.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/apfXwuA.jpg)
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 13, 2019, 03:24:16 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on September 13, 2019, 03:40:03 AM
Beautiful!!  Quite believable, too; I could see Stirlings being re-purposed like this as they were replaced by more modern bombers in Bomber Command.
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 13, 2019, 02:08:24 PM
 ;)
Title: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 21, 2019, 05:31:59 AM

small is beautiful : 1/144 i-16s with floats from 1/200 i-16s

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

(https://imgur.com/VwBOeN0.jpg)

and

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

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

Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 21, 2019, 06:05:28 AM
Photo looks 1/72.   Extra nice for 1/144.   Black accents add a bunch.  :smiley:
Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 21, 2019, 07:31:48 AM
Beautiful little gems.
Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 22, 2019, 01:37:35 AM
 :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2019, 05:13:37 AM

thanks !

Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Frank3k on October 22, 2019, 07:34:45 AM
The I-16s look great! Are those the Zvezda ones?
Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 24, 2019, 02:18:19 AM

yes indeed : a neat little kit
Title: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 27, 2019, 02:10:26 AM

I found a kind of diorama for my 1/200 seaplane kits in the form of a (half-price, at the time ...) 1/200 kit of an oil rig platform, which It transformed into  seaplane support platform, with two catapults and cranes :

(https://imgur.com/OPKAL8p.jpg)

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

(https://imgur.com/pWpEeh7.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Ia7ApXb.jpg)

Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 27, 2019, 05:41:06 AM
I like this one a lot, eric. It's so busy you could almost get lost in it and looks entirely plausible.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 27, 2019, 03:43:35 PM

thanks!
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 28, 2019, 03:37:35 AM
Beautiful and plausible!!  I love it.
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 28, 2019, 10:36:17 AM
Swell repurposing with cranes, catapults, and all them seaplanes.  Complexity of platform is lot to take in.  :smiley:
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 30, 2019, 05:46:35 AM
Thanks again !
Title: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2019, 05:45:25 AM

in the last times I did quite a few quite big kits (which I found for quite cheap)
but here is something very small (so small I had to simplify it a bit):

1/700 Seafox (with folded wings version ...)

(https://imgur.com/jR50bK0.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/veOCVm1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on November 27, 2019, 12:14:06 PM
Cute little models!
Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 29, 2019, 03:21:15 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 29, 2019, 09:02:19 PM
Cute little models!

They are indeed.

Most delightful, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 30, 2019, 04:21:27 PM
thanks !

more tinies, also with folding wings, from the same kit box :

1/700 Walrus

(https://imgur.com/Y5ixYcY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/K8fl8xU.jpg)
Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on November 30, 2019, 04:31:47 PM
Look real good yes.  Look to good to be 1/700.  You sure about scale ?
I am struggling with air group for 1/700 Mega-Carrier.  Again,,, these look to good.
Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 30, 2019, 11:50:31 PM

thanks

yes it is 1/700

in the kit there were even metal parts for the struts but that was too small for me, I skipped them

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/9/5/0/1014950-27767-64-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on December 01, 2019, 03:51:22 PM
Pity, those Flyhawk 1/700 scale aircraft are something special, there's even an excellent YouTube build by Plasmo, the Walrus and Seafox are brilliant when the PE is used.
The small parts are why I use a Loupe magnifier so I can do them.
Title: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2019, 10:08:53 PM

a 1/48 A-10, with a 1/72 Canadair hull and floats ...

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

(https://imgur.com/wxQRD18.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/XY58Jox.jpg)

Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on December 13, 2019, 11:08:14 PM
Certainly have lot of kit-bash concept insight when looking over kits.    :o   :smiley:
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 14, 2019, 12:38:19 AM
It's got a very Soviet flavor to it. Slap some red stars on it and few would question it.

Well done, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 14, 2019, 01:58:33 AM
It's got a Luft'46 feel to it as well.
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on December 14, 2019, 05:40:47 AM
Beautiful!!  I agree with Brian and GTX, it does have those feelings to it, perhaps a Soviet development of a Luft46 effort that never made production, or perhaps never made it to prototype status.
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 14, 2019, 05:43:46 AM
 ;)
Title: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 29, 2020, 05:29:47 AM
a plastic interpretation of a Tophe creation :
just a F82 cockpit on a 1/48 MC.72

(https://imgur.com/N236AOQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/BuX3NSI.jpg)
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on January 29, 2020, 07:39:53 AM
Now that looks dashing, in several senses of the word.  If it wasn't for all the radiator detailing required, I'd be very tempted to try that kitbash myself with period markings (either Italian or of an aircraft sold to the US - big fight between USAAC and USN over who gets it could add to fun markings).
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 29, 2020, 08:24:18 PM

thanx  ;)
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 30, 2020, 02:19:20 AM
Sweet! :smiley:
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 30, 2020, 05:12:58 AM
Fantastic use of that F-82 canopy!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 31, 2020, 02:42:07 AM
That's really pretty.  :-*
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2020, 06:11:38 AM

thanks again !

Title: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2020, 05:34:02 PM

hardly a whif, because there seems to have been plans for this, but still ...

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

(https://imgur.com/3hfswzD.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2x0rkcC.jpg)

floats are from a Seafox
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on March 15, 2020, 05:39:23 PM
Whiff ?????
Which bit isn't ???  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
Very weird and cool  8) 8) 8) the French sure knew how to design "fugly" aircraft  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2020, 07:10:39 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 16, 2020, 01:45:06 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on March 16, 2020, 03:54:30 AM
hardly a whif, because there seems to have been plans for this, but still ...

Very nice ... especially with those swoopy Seafox floats  :smiley:

The RW planned floatplane version of Br.27 was the 1929 Br.29 project. (I'm not sure why the number change, the French of the time usually just added an 'H' for hydro to the original designation.) Do you know if the Br.29 was planned to have a cockpit canopy?

Unfortunately, the Br.29 variant is hard to research online ... 'BR 29' was also the short-form for the escadrille n° 29 (GB II/11, 11ème EB[/i]), a bomber-recce unit flying Breguet 19s out of Metz.
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 16, 2020, 03:56:18 AM
hardly a whif, because there seems to have been plans for this, but still ...

Very nice ... especially with those swoopy Seafox floats  :smiley:

Concur! I don't know if it was planned or just luck but boy do they work well on this build!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 16, 2020, 04:23:21 AM

thanks again !
Title: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2020, 10:29:09 PM

I was looking for a Jetstream for a while, because it looks good ;
and in order to whiff it without disturbing the good looks, floatplanization seems fine.

(https://imgur.com/ZnADNo9.jpg)

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

(https://imgur.com/1S7KgAP.jpg)

It is the old Airfix kit, with nice ambulance interior,
with floats from a Trumpeter Colt

Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on March 26, 2020, 12:47:06 AM
Beautiful!!  Though, if you do another one, I think the engine inlets should be flipped over to keep them out of the spray.
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2020, 02:35:34 AM

thanks !

I see your point, I could have tried that ...

Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on March 26, 2020, 03:30:01 AM
@EricR - Great idea with the floats, looks like a back country bush plane delivery aircraft.  Give it DHL markings and it might fool some folks not in the know. ;)
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 26, 2020, 03:36:35 AM
Very nice eric, looks like it was meant to be!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2020, 04:17:11 AM

thanks again  ;)
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 26, 2020, 05:04:08 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2020, 04:02:51 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on March 26, 2020, 06:21:26 PM
Sizing of pontoons to Jetstream looks correct to non-engineer me.  Good eye for another good combo.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 27, 2020, 07:33:52 PM

 ;)
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on March 28, 2020, 08:39:07 AM
The Jetstream looks great as a float plane, well done  :smiley: 8) kinda like a Nomad or Twin Otter  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
The engines' intakes would need to be flipped over to the top of the nacelle to prevent water ingestion  ;)
Although to the engineer in me the floats do seem too far forward for the CofG of the waterplane and the fuselage to align ::) I fear it would have a rather wet tail when taxiing or at rest  :icon_surprised:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on March 28, 2020, 09:36:45 AM
Oooo ... might have to steal that idea  ;)
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 29, 2020, 06:02:34 PM
 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2020, 05:02:16 PM

a B-45 with the floats of a Cant506z

(https://imgur.com/IaTM8vM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/yEJl11F.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/kyw5BVW.jpg)

Title: Re: Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on April 04, 2020, 05:51:00 PM
Brilliant combo  8)      Looked at B-45 in stash couple days ago.   Never would thought of this.   Be USN B-45.
Title: Re: Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 04, 2020, 11:02:10 PM
Brilliant!!  Early effort at a sea-based striking force for the USN?
Title: Re: Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 05, 2020, 12:35:55 AM

 ;)
Title: Re: B-45 Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on April 05, 2020, 06:52:57 AM
I like the look of this red beauty and how the floats compliment the nose and engines.

Paint it blue, slap some stars 'n bars on it and few would doubt it.

Great stuff, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: B-45 Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 05, 2020, 03:20:44 PM

thanks !
Title: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2020, 05:09:08 AM

this one has ingredients from (at least) 3 kits : can you recognize them?

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

(https://imgur.com/Eo8aDpI.jpg)

Title: Re: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on April 11, 2020, 07:18:17 AM
Focke Wulf 190D, IMAM Ro. seaplane (??) and Swordfish wings . . . . . . maybe ;) ;)
Regardless it's a very cool looking Whiff mate  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 11, 2020, 07:53:26 AM
@EricR - The DC-130 Drone Launching Pylon really works as your main support pylon for the float. 
Title: Re: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on April 11, 2020, 11:44:40 AM
Dora, Gladiator, and ... ?
Title: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2020, 03:19:48 PM

yes, a Gladiator,
with an engine from a Ju188 (I guess the same engine as some FW190)
and a float from a Norseman
and two small floats from a Duck
and indeed a pylon from a DC130 : I am very surprised this one could be recognized ! ;D
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 11, 2020, 03:27:17 PM
and indeed a pylon from a DC130 : I am very surprised this one could be recognized ! ;D
Some things just jump out at you like that DC-130 Drone Pylon.  It also helps that I have two of the Italeri 1:48th scale DC-130 kits in protective custody.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2020, 03:10:14 AM
 ;)

my dc-130 will soon come out, a bit whiffed, of course
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 12, 2020, 05:43:43 AM
;)

my dc-130 will soon come out, a bit whiffed, of course

Of course! :smiley:
Title: Re: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 12, 2020, 12:55:32 PM

this one has ingredients from (at least) 3 kits : can you recognize them?

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

(https://imgur.com/Eo8aDpI.jpg)
Beautiful, but I can't help but wonder if the tail surfaces need to be farther aft for weight and balance purposes.
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on April 12, 2020, 02:02:43 PM
Some how some way says 1930s James Bond to me.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2020, 07:54:47 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Brian da Basher on April 12, 2020, 10:14:33 PM
Some how some way says 1930s James Bond to me.  :smiley:

Nailed it.

Another winner, eric!

Brian da Basher
Title: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 16, 2020, 02:26:05 AM
thanks


with a quite similar floatplanization arrangement :

(https://imgur.com/3ddDyx6.jpg)

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

(https://imgur.com/rxKpYG5.jpg)
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 16, 2020, 02:38:16 AM
OUTSTANDING!  It looks perfect as a float plane. 

I may have to try this with one of my Monogram T-28 Trojans and the float from the OS2U Kingfisher. 
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 16, 2020, 03:30:57 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 16, 2020, 04:04:33 AM

thanx !
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 17, 2020, 11:49:47 AM
That Trojan looks so, so right!
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 23, 2020, 08:16:50 PM

thanks again !
Title: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 23, 2020, 08:18:26 PM


(https://imgur.com/a1bwxhI.jpg)

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

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



 from an idea by Tophe
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 23, 2020, 09:09:23 PM
Now that is the best looking amphibian I have seen in a long time!  Excellent combination of parts.  Goal!
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 23, 2020, 09:48:47 PM
That's just inspired!  :-* Utterly brilliant!
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 24, 2020, 01:31:09 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Robomog on April 24, 2020, 01:47:02 AM
That's just inspired!  :-* Utterly brilliant!

Absolutely,  brilliant kitbash :-* :-* :-*


Mog
>^-.-^<
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 24, 2020, 03:47:20 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on April 24, 2020, 10:39:04 AM
That jus' "works" don't it  :smiley: :smiley:
Twin Mustang with Grumman Duck floats an' gear, well done  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 24, 2020, 10:42:22 AM
What all the others have said, that's just purely inspired with a beautiful aesthetic appeal.
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on April 24, 2020, 11:27:53 AM
What all the others have said, that's just purely inspired with a beautiful aesthetic appeal.

That says it.
How ta heck did you think of / come across this configuration ?
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on April 24, 2020, 12:37:31 PM
I would have never thought of that! Brilliant! Crazy and cool!
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 24, 2020, 03:28:46 PM

thanks !

as I said, inspiration comes from a picture by Tophe I saw some time ago
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on April 26, 2020, 05:33:44 AM
And you've done a masterful job on this hommage à Tophe! First rate  :smiley:
Title: Re: Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 26, 2020, 05:02:38 PM
 ;)
Title: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2020, 02:39:49 PM

asymmetric floats for the asymmetric BV141

(https://imgur.com/Rz8eXZi.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/K3uVjiU.jpg)

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

(https://imgur.com/L4gYJJY.jpg)


floats are from a 1/48 Rufe
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on April 28, 2020, 03:34:45 PM
Looking at BV.141 kit last weekend wondering what could be done with it.   Now here it is, you show us.  :smiley:
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on April 28, 2020, 08:03:06 PM
Inspired and beautiful!!
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2020, 11:22:54 PM

thanks !
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 29, 2020, 03:43:11 AM
Cool! :smiley:
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on April 29, 2020, 10:07:48 AM
Love it  :-*  And you're continuing the tophe theme  :smiley:
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on April 29, 2020, 01:18:34 PM
There is no way that should look that good  :o  brilliant work  8) 8) a real eye opener mate  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2020, 02:03:06 PM
 ;D
Title: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2020, 04:13:30 PM

from ye olde Frog kit, lending itself nicely to floatplanization (with support from a, also old, SMER 1/72 MC72)

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

(https://imgur.com/xCZM0qY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/IPjzKCA.jpg)
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 03, 2020, 01:50:34 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on May 03, 2020, 02:05:14 AM
Amazed by how well those Macchi floats work with the Barracuda! Nice work  :smiley:
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 03, 2020, 04:08:05 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 03, 2020, 04:20:16 AM

thanks !

Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on May 03, 2020, 07:54:41 AM
Excellent Ericr  8) 8) 8)
The Barracuda looks great as a seaplane  :smiley:
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 04, 2020, 12:09:21 AM
 ;)
Title: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 23, 2020, 06:48:58 PM

a biggie :

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

(https://imgur.com/wQLj0B9.jpg)

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

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

Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 24, 2020, 04:00:41 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on May 24, 2020, 04:19:55 AM
Gee wizz,,,  inspiration for BV222 in stash.   :smiley:
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: FAAMAN on May 24, 2020, 06:45:10 AM
That is outstanding  :smiley: 8)
Mind you the outboard engines may have a bit of a water ingestion problem ;)
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2020, 03:50:38 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Volkodav on May 24, 2020, 07:28:54 PM
That is outstanding  :smiley: 8)
Mind you the outboard engines may have a bit of a water ingestion problem ;)

Water injection?
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on May 25, 2020, 02:44:45 AM
Water injection?

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 25, 2020, 03:27:08 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on May 29, 2020, 08:12:53 AM
Beautiful!!  And the inverse build should be just as striking.
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 30, 2020, 01:31:58 AM
Beautiful!!  And the inverse build should be just as striking.


visible there :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg172172#msg172172 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg172172#msg172172)

in my other thread, since it is not a seaplane  ;)
Title: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2020, 06:09:15 PM
it is tempting to use 2 Ducks for a twin-floats

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

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

(https://imgur.com/ev4fr8w.jpg)
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on June 29, 2020, 08:34:23 PM
Damn, that looks spot-on!!  Beautiful!
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on June 29, 2020, 09:59:47 PM
That is awesome! How in the world do you think of these creations!
You must have a huge stash or a hobby store next door.
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2020, 11:38:24 PM
 ;D

I do have a stash with some stock : I buy quite cheap kits from ebay e.a., so I have a choice to find matches that work  ;)
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 30, 2020, 02:29:56 AM
 :)
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on June 30, 2020, 05:00:54 AM
Especially head-on, your EC145 'pod' makes it look surprisingly modern while absolutely 1930s retro at the same time! Nice  :)
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 30, 2020, 08:21:30 PM

thanks !
Title: Fokker D.XXI, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 12, 2020, 08:47:55 PM

a single floatplanization

(https://imgur.com/vPsLN9A.jpg)

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


using a Kingfisher
Title: Re: Fokker D.XXI, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Logan Hartke on July 14, 2020, 12:14:25 AM
My goodness, that's a natural.
Title: Re: Fokker D.XXI, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 14, 2020, 01:25:28 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Fokker D.XXI, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on July 14, 2020, 07:57:06 AM
Beautiful!!  It looks so right.
Title: Re: Fokker D.XXI, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 15, 2020, 01:55:24 AM

thanx !
Title: Re: Fokker D.XXI, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on July 16, 2020, 04:23:10 AM
Very nice! Going by the C. XI-W, Fokker would have probably used twin floats with a small forest of struts  :P  Yours is much cleaner  :smiley:
Title: Re: Fokker D.XXI, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 17, 2020, 03:54:19 AM
 ;)
Title: Fouga Magister, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 21, 2020, 03:44:35 AM

I had the idea for a long time, so finally got around it

(with Seiran floats)

(https://imgur.com/l43iOSh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Kw14iO.jpg)
Title: Re: Fouga Magister, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 21, 2020, 03:48:08 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Fouga Magister, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 22, 2020, 04:09:02 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Fouga Magister, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on July 22, 2020, 05:35:44 AM
Cute!  It looks quite plausible at first glance.
Title: Re: Fouga Magister, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 22, 2020, 11:39:46 PM

thanks !
Title: CL415 & BV138 zwilling, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 26, 2020, 05:49:28 PM

so I found another cheap kit of the He111z, just too tempting

and I plunged into my stash to find appropriate flying boats

(and it is asymmetric)

(https://i.imgur.com/mCGTCQm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WP1OpbT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AcAlwIp.jpg)
Title: Re: CL415 & BV138 zwilling, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on July 26, 2020, 11:33:01 PM
Definitely has  Blohm and Voss feel to it!
Title: Re: CL415 & BV138 zwilling, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2020, 03:40:45 PM
 ;)
Title: flying clog (BV138), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 31, 2020, 11:08:34 PM

well, someone had to do it, no?

(https://i.imgur.com/0xR5qzv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nutKyEg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mbHhXDr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0tR7m4y.jpg)

Title: Re: flying clog (BV138), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 01, 2020, 12:55:17 AM
Now I am wondering what will become of the other clog? 

The brush that the wings is attached to might also make an interesting subject without the clog.  An aircraft supported by hundreds[too many to count] tiny legs would be a very interesting study of an alternative to wheels or skids/skis.
Title: Re: flying clog (BV138), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 01, 2020, 03:52:06 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: flying clog (BV138), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on August 01, 2020, 10:02:15 AM
Now I am wondering what will become of the other clog?   ...

Waiting for the other clog to drop? Brilliant - and wonderfully twisted - stuff Eric  :smiley:
Title: Re: flying clog (BV138), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on August 01, 2020, 12:01:04 PM
Designed to operate in high sea states ?
Title: Re: flying clog (BV138), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 01, 2020, 02:21:25 PM
 ;) ;D

it was a single clog, a fake tourist souvenir, with a brush, so I have no second one  ;)
Title: Re: flying clog (BV138), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 02, 2020, 03:30:50 AM
Now I am wondering what will become of the other clog?   ...

Waiting for the other clog to drop? Brilliant - and wonderfully twisted - stuff Eric  :smiley:

Oh, that's almost Carl worthy...
Title: Black Hawk, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 05, 2020, 07:10:02 PM

simply with good old  UH-19 floats

(https://i.imgur.com/gtJ4tLO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hzdPxQW.jpg)

Title: Re: Black Hawk, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 05, 2020, 09:05:58 PM
Interesting combination of helicopter parts and it looks quite convincing.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Black Hawk, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on August 05, 2020, 09:06:43 PM
Very nice!  The only quibble I have is that the floats should have the forward mount farther forward to pick up the structure for the Black hawk's front landing gear.
Title: Re: Black Hawk, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on August 05, 2020, 11:53:11 PM
The only quibble I have is this should be built in 1/1 scale!
Title: Re: Black Hawk, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 06, 2020, 01:04:12 AM

1/1 is a bit too voluminous for me   ;D

and the front strut is at the level of the vertical support of the front wheel actually  ;)
Title: Sunderland & RB50, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 15, 2020, 01:35:02 AM

following from my other thread http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg177875#msg177875 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg177875#msg177875)

but this is a seaplane, so belongs here

(https://i.imgur.com/2LGjRhB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vCGDVVq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9gnt38y.jpg)

Title: Re: Sunderland & RB50, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 15, 2020, 02:35:15 AM
By golly this combo also works fine  :smiley:
With R4360s and those hefty props this Sunderland would takeoff-climb like none other  :smiley:
Good for Japan '46 GB.
Title: Re: Sunderland & RB50, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 15, 2020, 03:49:09 AM
Looks most purposeful!!  I'll bet those big props would throw up a lot of spray on takeoff.
Title: Re: Sunderland & RB50, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 16, 2020, 01:18:35 AM
 ;D
Title: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 19, 2020, 08:19:49 PM

let us proceed with mixups

(https://i.imgur.com/bfVPLxY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aWazkkD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lthYdVf.jpg)
Title: Re: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 20, 2020, 02:15:26 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 20, 2020, 03:22:53 AM
Now that is just plain beautiful.  It really looks purposeful as is.
Title: Re: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 20, 2020, 03:30:09 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 20, 2020, 07:45:11 AM
Looks possible RW and period correct.   Yes - "It really looks purposeful as is."
Title: Re: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 20, 2020, 07:58:15 PM

thanks

Title: Re: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on October 22, 2020, 07:05:45 AM
Love the push-pull Sikorsky but all of your recent builds look highly plausible. Great stuff!  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: S-43 & Cant Z501, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 23, 2020, 06:12:29 PM

plausibility makes it particularly fun  ;)
Title: Do-18 & S-43, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 23, 2020, 06:27:12 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/5VNBtaj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/al5pMcx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k6D3BRR.jpg)
Title: Re: Do-18 & S-43, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Logan Hartke on October 23, 2020, 09:53:06 PM
That works really well and is quite attractive. I think it would take someone a few seconds to tell what's wrong with it. It looks more natural than the "normal" Do 18.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Do-18 & S-43, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 24, 2020, 02:31:29 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Do-18 & S-43, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 24, 2020, 02:35:18 AM
That's beautiful and looks so right and natural.  I think that's one of the most attractive blends you've done.
Title: Re: Do-18 & S-43, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 24, 2020, 03:03:48 AM

thanks !  ;)
Title: Cant Z501 & Do-18, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 25, 2020, 05:45:48 PM

and finally :

(https://i.imgur.com/OKCoMMW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0XFjdUH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0QqCbmA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8J2QYNP.jpg)
Title: Re: Cant Z501 & Do-18, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on October 25, 2020, 11:53:11 PM
Again, a purposeful look that feels proper.
Title: Re: Cant Z501 & Do-18, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 26, 2020, 01:20:03 AM
Thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Cant Z501 & Do-18, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 26, 2020, 02:25:11 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Cant Z501 & Do-18, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on October 27, 2020, 09:05:42 AM
Do-18 & S-43  and  Z501 & Do-18 pass test as correct looking for "their times".  :smiley:     Do-18 & S-43 is my favorite of the two.  :smiley:

Like to do a number of your builds with in service schemes & markings.   Don't have the time to.   Perhaps do a couple sometime.
Title: Re: Cant Z501 & Do-18, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on October 27, 2020, 09:17:59 AM
They do indeed look like the 'real deal'  :smiley:

On the CANT Z.501/Do 18 version, I could imagine the front Jumo diesel being shifted forward slightly for the production version. Or maybe just fitted with a shorter extension shaft than the pusher diesel?
Title: Re: Cant Z501 & Do-18, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 28, 2020, 05:18:03 AM
 ;)
Title: twin-engined Do-24, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 08, 2020, 04:27:32 AM

(https://i.imgur.com/mL7oHxq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BM5TyFa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jJWOk5X.jpg)

Title: Re: twin-engined Do-24, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on November 08, 2020, 05:45:26 AM
Cataline + Dornier Do-24 = Great Looking Seaplane.
Title: Re: twin-engined Do-24, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on November 08, 2020, 10:40:13 AM
Beautiful!!  It certainly "looks right"!
Title: Re: twin-engined Do-24, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 08, 2020, 06:34:50 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: twin-engined Do-24, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on November 09, 2020, 05:08:36 AM
Yes! A very clever combo  :smiley: :smiley:
Title: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 10, 2020, 03:37:29 PM

and here comes the expectable reciprocal :

(https://i.imgur.com/Hby1scl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1AOXcX3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/21QrRSJ.jpg)
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Old Wombat on November 10, 2020, 04:23:42 PM
That looks great, ericr! 8)
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Robomog on November 10, 2020, 06:39:02 PM
That looks great, ericr! 8)

+1   could easily be real world.

Mog
>^-.-^<
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 10, 2020, 10:36:36 PM

thanks  ;)
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: andonio64 on November 10, 2020, 11:41:14 PM
+2
Very realistic and with a dangerously powerful look
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on November 11, 2020, 12:54:13 AM
That looks great, ericr! 8)
+3

That looks great and so very right.
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: finsrin on November 11, 2020, 04:32:35 AM
Right on.  All the better to get airborne.  Exactly what a Catalina needed.   :smiley:
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 11, 2020, 06:25:24 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 12, 2020, 01:52:32 AM
Right on.  All the better to get airborne.  Exactly what a Catalina needed.   :smiley:

Oh, I don't know.  Seemed to get by on two engines quite nicely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NxH_HOxUDc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NxH_HOxUDc)
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 12, 2020, 01:59:02 AM
Whereas, having 3 engines might cause you to do weird things:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G16dW_PEAZY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G16dW_PEAZY)
Title: Re: three-engined Catalina, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 14, 2020, 05:05:36 PM
 ;)
Title: H-5 (Il-28), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 18, 2020, 07:35:33 PM

with floats from a He155  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/E12S3xG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yzIFPq4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c64qyNV.jpg)

Title: Re: H-5 (Il-28), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on November 18, 2020, 11:32:18 PM
Nice!!  Engine intakes appear to be far enough forward to not take in the spray from the floats.
Title: Re: H-5 (Il-28), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: robunos on November 19, 2020, 12:59:01 AM
Those engines will be Russian built, a bit of spray won't hurt them . . .   ;D


cheers,
Robin.
Title: Re: H-5 (Il-28), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 19, 2020, 02:13:00 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: H-5 (Il-28), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: apophenia on November 19, 2020, 11:03:54 AM
A bit of PLAAF H-5 escalation for the South China Sea?  ;D
Title: Re: H-5 (Il-28), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 19, 2020, 08:39:00 PM
 ;D
Title: Taifun, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 28, 2020, 04:06:05 AM

with floats from a Seagull

(https://i.imgur.com/V6ZJz1Z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/E4xTzKr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JWGcRBO.jpg)

Title: Re: Taifun, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: elmayerle on November 28, 2020, 11:43:21 AM
No *that* looks the business.  I can just see it in civil registration for someone's fishing retreat.
Title: Re: Taifun, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 29, 2020, 01:59:17 AM
 :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Taifun, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 29, 2020, 05:05:22 PM
 ;D
Title: BA Hawk, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 04, 2020, 04:53:06 PM

a fast one

(https://i.imgur.com/FX3a8RB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iggGMJ2.jpg)

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