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Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #390 on: December 09, 2015, 04:15:51 AM »





I've seen a design-office drawing of a super-sonic transport (Concord?) with a similar nose .... think it was a "pre-canard" thought.

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Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #391 on: December 09, 2015, 06:02:59 AM »
Your Tupelov Squid really made my day, eric!

You see, I have this friend who really likes squid, finds them delicious in fact.

I can't think of any seafood I'd enjoy half as much as this model!

Nice work!

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Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #392 on: December 09, 2015, 11:45:02 AM »
Your Tupelov Squid really made my day, eric!

You see, I have this friend who really likes squid, finds them delicious in fact.

I can't think of any seafood I'd enjoy half as much as this model!

Nice work!

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I'd rather chew on the plastic model than squid!
I shall call you "Squidbear"!

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Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #393 on: December 09, 2015, 04:26:24 PM »
I shall call you "Squidbear"!


thanks !


Squidbear is a good name !

Bearsquid might work too? but that will be for the reciprocal build
(pictures coming soon, but the paint doesn't want to dry ...)

It is the nose of the Bear that inspired me :




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Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #394 on: December 10, 2015, 12:55:06 AM »
Your calamar airplane is incredible and nice... ;)

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Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #395 on: December 10, 2015, 09:05:57 AM »
I shall call you "Squidbear"!


thanks !


Squidbear is a good name !

Bearsquid might work too? but that will be for the reciprocal build
(pictures coming soon, but the paint doesn't want to dry ...)

It is the nose of the Bear that inspired me :




This reminds me of the puffed out mouth of a bullfrog.


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Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #396 on: December 16, 2015, 04:38:36 AM »

right, I should try frogs someday, indeed  :)

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giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #397 on: December 16, 2015, 04:45:15 AM »

and now the other way round, in red :







the sheet of paper is there because the humbrol enamel red paint somehow refuses to dry on the tentacles plastic/rubber ... a chemistry issue, I guess

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 :-\ another undersea craft for Jarjar Binks ! ;D

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:-\ another undersea craft for Jarjar Binks ! ;D
May the Farce be with you for that thought!

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Your latest red one is a fantastic leap of imagination and some outstanding modeling!

I really like the eyes. Brings it all together for me.

The nose with that blister on top works so well it's incredible!

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That red combination reminds me of a cross between the U.S.S. Seaview fromVoyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the SeaQuest from the television show of the same name.

Offline Weaver

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I read the title as "giant squid calmer" on the first pass......

The red one in particular makes me think of hermit crabs that appropriate the discarded shells of other sea creatures. Maybe this is a species of giant squid that feels the need for armour and has therefore repurposed the front end of a long-crashed Tu-20 as protection for itself. I dread to think what it might be afraid of...
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