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Offline ed s

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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.....

Offline ed s

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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

Ed

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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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