Author Topic: Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug  (Read 198728 times)

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« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2012, 07:32:43 AM »
I can see some South American operators of this...

And maybe the Greeks (instead of the Hs-126)?
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #76 on: January 29, 2012, 07:51:24 AM »
Looks good, Logan. Great job!

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #77 on: January 29, 2012, 03:16:33 PM »
Very nice Logan. The He-46 always seemed business-like but I'd never have described it as 'handsome' until now!

...Some of (all?) the He46Fs had cowlings but those were less shapely than yours. I don't think any had spinners and they certainly lacked spats! Your 'G-1 is a vast improvement  :)


Thanks!  The Hungarian He 46Es had a cowled engine and spinner, but it was a lower-mounted engine that I don't think looked quite as good, and the spats do something nice for the hypothetical -G.  The Spanish fabricated some spats for at least one of their -Cs, but the uncowled engine always has a distinctly 1920s feel to my eyes.



I can see some South American operators of this...


Hmm, I'll see what I can do later.

And maybe the Greeks (instead of the Hs-126)?


That's one I was already planning on.  I have about 1/2 dozen countries lined up in my head to receive some.

By the way, I showed the finished profile off to my dad when I saw him today and he really liked what I'd done with his original drawing.  He's also appreciative of all the nice comments from the forum members here, so thanks for all the kind words.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #78 on: January 30, 2012, 07:02:17 AM »
Logan: Thanks, didn't know that the Hungarian 'Es had those features. I found a drawing -- that 'E-2 has a really long-chord cowling. Did they have the same SAM 322 engine or something new, I wonder?

Looking forward to the Greek AF version!
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #79 on: January 30, 2012, 07:33:01 AM »
It was a Manfred Weiss engine, a license-built variant of the Gnome-Rhône 14K, if memory serves.

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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #80 on: January 30, 2012, 09:19:11 AM »
"Shiny.  Let's be bad guys."



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The development and testing of the BMW 132-powered He 46G took some time due to the trial and error required in resolving the severe vibration encountered at high RPMs.  Eventually, however, Heinkel began construction of a pre-production batch of He 46G-0s.  This profile depicts one such aircraft, still bearing its civilian Luftfahrzeugkennzeichen during factory trials prior to its delivery to the Luftwaffe for acceptance testing.  It has its full suite of equipment fitted, the greater power of the He 46G allowing for a higher gross weight compared to previous variants.  It is painted in overall RLM 01 silver, the standard for prototypes at that time.


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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2012, 09:49:31 AM »
Looks like the one that the Doctors Jones stole from the Zeppelin in '38.

Nice work.  ;)

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2012, 10:39:23 AM »
It was a Manfred Weiss engine, a license-built variant of the Gnome-Rhône 14K, if memory serves.

Thanks Logan. That was my memory too but a quick search brought no confirmation.
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #83 on: January 30, 2012, 01:21:21 PM »
How about another, but this time with camouflage?



Well, that's it for the night.  I hope you guys enjoy it!

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #84 on: January 30, 2012, 03:48:58 PM »
Lovely delicate shading and tones.

Love it.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #85 on: January 30, 2012, 06:09:49 PM »
Very good looking

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #86 on: January 30, 2012, 06:40:31 PM »
Nice.
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2012, 02:04:31 AM »
Now your just showin' off! Very, very nice.  :-*
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2012, 02:57:45 AM »
Looks like the one that the Doctors Jones stole from the Zeppelin in '38.

Nice work.  ;)

Yeah, I didn't respond to this comment, because I already had these in the works.



This one is pretty much the exact scheme from the movie, but it doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.  In 1938, all German aircraft, civilian or military, would have had the Hakenkreuz on the red band on the tail, but somehow the one on the Zeppelin got around this.  Instead, the have the Balkenkreuz on the fuselage.  That was reserved for Luftwaffe aircraft, but the civil code on the side suggests that it wasn't Luftwaffe?  The font is wrong for the codes, etc.  Anyway, it has a lot of basic inaccuracies, which I "corrected" in my own version below.



Still within the contextual logic of the movie and the Zeppelin scene, this is a more accurate scheme, though I must admit that the black spars eventually grew on me and I'm kind of sorry to have removed them, although they didn't fit German schemes of the period.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2012, 03:37:32 AM »
I should have known you'd be coming out with those. They both look good and, yes, the markings in the movie didn't make much sense to me either. Considering how Jones Senior shot up the tail of the plane, I'm almost surprised they didn't put the Hakenkreuz there. I confess to liking the black spars too!

Now all you need is the Arado trainer painted like a 109...