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WIG Torpedo Bomber
« on: March 02, 2013, 01:03:24 PM »
I'm jumping in with a 1/72 WIG (Wing In Ground effect) torpedo bomber.  Here's a quick look at what I'm starting with. The basic parts are from an old Monogram Do-17, along with some floats and jet engines. Lots to do. I expect to start cutting plastic tomorrow.

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 03:06:32 PM »
Interesting.
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 03:17:45 PM »
Am already hooked.  :)
Keep posting !

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 11:53:57 PM »
I always enjoy your projects Ed - you start out with an innocuous pile of parts and end up with a great model.

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 11:56:59 PM »
Alright!  A big 'ol float plane torpedo bomber; me likey!!!!  8)

You may continue sir!
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 02:56:04 AM »
Excellent!!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 03:40:29 PM »
Looking to be interesting !!!  Can't wait to see more ...
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 07:31:32 AM »
This is going to be good.....

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 09:23:43 AM »
Making some progress (finally) on this. First picture shows the wings with new leading edges. I wanted a broader chord, so I added some sheet styrene between the leading edges of the kit parts and glued the pieces together. You can also see where I removed the existing DO-17 engine nacelles and added some styrene strips to strengthen what was left of the wing.




Here is the fuselage with some strip styrene and miscellaneous parts to make a cockpit interior.



And here is the cockpit with some paint and some quick details.



(Wow, that macro lens sure does amplify the defects. But the canopy will be closed and the details will be hard to see anyway. It will just give the "impression" that there is some detailing inside.)

Another shot of the cockpit before I glue the fuselage together.




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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 09:26:38 AM »
Looking good sir!  Good luck with the reconstructive surgery on the wings  8)
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 05:46:15 AM »
That's some very serious surgery, Ed! It's coming along wonderfully!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 12:26:42 PM »
A quick update on today's progress. The first photo shows the wings after filling with epoxy and sanding. The little square piece in front with the brass rods is the wing center section. The brass rods will hold the wings at the correct angle. It's all epoxied and ready for installation.



This photo shows the wing center section in place with the rods to hold the wings aligned.




Finally, this photo shows the general configuration. The wings and floats aren't glued on yet. Things are just stacked up for a quick photo. The front of the WIG is to the right.




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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 02:09:02 AM »
Coming right along ...   !!!
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 02:13:41 AM »

Ed


Is it just me or does this look like a primitive Klingon Bird of Prey on skis?!  ;D

She's looking good man.  I'd call the surgery a success!  Your putty-foo is strong!  8)
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 02:33:29 AM »
Coming along nicely.  The Putty foo is strong with this one.
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2013, 11:17:50 AM »
This last picture is intriguing.  Thinking it will be so cool that I end up building some kinda WIG bash for my collection.  :)

Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2013, 10:14:06 PM »
Looking real good...... :)

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 02:43:20 AM »
Oooohhhh bendy wings! The plot thickens!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 07:04:46 AM »
lookin good!!! i like it alot!
 
 not trying to nit pick but does the WIG work with them canted so much? every thing i have seen is rather flat bottomed.

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2013, 09:33:36 AM »
Here's the latest update on this. I'm finishing the PSR. I just have a little filling and contouring to do around the wingtip - float joint. This is also a test/learning experience for me. I just took the pictures with my new tablet and this is my first post using the tablet.





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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2013, 10:08:26 AM »
WIG Torpedo Bomber is pushing envelope of cool into new territory  :o
Totally cool  8)

Keep thinking of it as a jet powered WIG racer that can go 300 or 400 or 500 mph.
Don't know what body of water race would be held on.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 11:16:29 AM by finsrin »

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2013, 05:20:33 PM »
Wow!!!
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2013, 08:13:24 AM »
lookin good!! :)
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2013, 06:25:13 AM »
Incredible !!!  Great idea and super model !!!
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2013, 06:43:16 AM »
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2013, 11:41:23 AM »
Well, the PSR is 99% done. The next step is to spray on a primer coat tomorrow. Here are a couple pics.







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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2013, 12:02:39 PM »
ooooh yaaaa,,,  :-*

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2013, 12:17:38 PM »
WOW !!!!!!  I can't wait till see more on this build. It's looking fantastic !!!   Can you give us a list of what you used other than the DO-17 k? 
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2013, 12:23:04 PM »
WOW !!!!!!  I can't wait till see more on this build. It's looking fantastic !!!   Can you give us a list of what you used other than the DO-17 k?

Yes - pretty please

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2013, 05:53:16 PM »
Great work! :-*

Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2013, 11:56:04 PM »
Looks great.....

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2013, 11:18:42 AM »
Had some time to play this evening.  Here it is with a coat of Mr Surfacer. The torpedo and some fuel tanks are also visible.





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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 01:36:13 PM »
Wow! Nice! :-*

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2013, 03:42:29 PM »
Gee and I thought it was a racing plane !!!   I just love you design !!!  You're doing a great job on this ...
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2013, 07:06:07 AM »
Wow I never knew Mr Surfacer came in navy colors. If it was mine, I'd be tempted to slap the decals on and call it done.

It sure looks like a million bucks!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2013, 07:52:02 AM »
Mmmmm...primer *read in Homer Simpson voice*

Can't wait to see her in her war paint man!  Keep on chuggin  :)
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »
Here she is with the finished paint job. Next step is decals.







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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2013, 12:04:58 PM »
WOW - do I like that or what  :)

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2013, 12:25:36 PM »
WoW !!!  That is fantastic !!!  I can't wait to see it finished !!!   I have really enjoyed this build.
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2013, 01:03:17 PM »
Beautiful! :-*

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2013, 11:40:06 PM »
That's one super-wicked camo scheme, ed!

This baby just keeps getting better & better!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2013, 08:25:10 AM »
Mmmmmm squiggle camo!!!  So where are the fish?  ;)
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2013, 10:46:02 AM »
Whoa! At each stage this just gets better and better  :)
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2013, 12:27:36 PM »
Developed by Valmet in the early 50's to meet a Finnish naval requirement for a long range, high speed torpedo bomber, the DT 31 Kraken was the first WIG (wing in  ground effect) to enter production. They served with all of the nations of the Pan Baltic Federation and were a common sight patrolling the North Sea supporting the Norwegian oil fields. They were also a export success.  One of the biggest users was the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They were insturmental in breaking the Russian Imperial fleet in the Black Sea. The Krakens were responsible for sinking more Russian ships than any other asset, including the superbattleship Czar Nikolas III.It was at the begining of one battle that Admiral Baron Van Klingersbergermuellersohn issued his famous command "Release the Krakens."











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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2013, 12:50:49 PM »
Very sleek and deadly looking in that camouflage. 
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2013, 02:54:55 PM »
Wow! :)
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2013, 11:09:31 PM »
That's definitely a different looking vehicle! The camo is fantastic, and I love the radar pod in the nose!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2013, 12:05:15 AM »
Weird, different, and just plain awesome!!!!!  Love it man, just plain love it!!!!  Nice name too.  Its very fitting  8)

Where's the fish from?  Looks like a sub fish to me.
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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2013, 02:50:31 AM »
Weird, different, and just plain awesome!!!!!  Love it man, just plain love it!!!!  Nice name too.  Its very fitting  8)

Where's the fish from?  Looks like a sub fish to me.

The torpedo is made from the front of an old 1/32 missile (I think it was supposed to be an R530 from a Mirage, but it was really inaccurate.) that I cut the wings off of. Then the aft portion was the tail end of an F-100 fuel tank that I used to make the engine pods. I trimmed the fins to size. The propeller blades are punched from .005" styrene using my Waldron set, then glued in place.

It scales out to about a 21" diameter which is large for most airborne torpedoes, but I needed something large to look right on the Kraken

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2013, 02:56:51 AM »
Ahhh, nice man!  Large for most aircraft but not for this beast.  It suits her just fine  8)
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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2013, 05:43:01 AM »
"Release the Krakens." An absolute marvel, ed!

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Re: WIG Torpedo Bomber
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2013, 07:30:48 AM »
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