Author Topic: Ju52 & Heyford, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.  (Read 238653 times)

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Buccaneer fuselage racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #675 on: September 13, 2016, 03:32:39 PM »

so I had this fuselage remaining, and had to think of a backing story :

here is a kind of salt lake racer, but not only meant for speed, but also for endurance : therefore
1 - it runs in wide circles (with fixed front wheels slightly turning), and
2 - a refueling device, so that from time to time it slows down a bit to enable a tanker to refuel it, before speeding up again.





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Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #676 on: September 13, 2016, 11:01:09 PM »
 :-* With a reason for such a machine moreover! :-* :-\ ;)

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Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #677 on: September 14, 2016, 12:50:24 AM »
Nice work! I can see it zooming across the salt flats!
« Last Edit: September 19, 2016, 02:56:07 AM by kerick »

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Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #678 on: September 14, 2016, 02:31:20 AM »
Nice job on the Canopy masking! Beautiful blue color  :-*
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Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #679 on: September 14, 2016, 11:09:15 AM »

thanks all !

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Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #680 on: September 18, 2016, 08:45:32 AM »
Beautiful!!  The refueling vehicle is either an aircraft flying low, or one really tricked out and over-powered truck.  Either could make an interesting diorama.

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Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #681 on: September 18, 2016, 10:25:24 PM »

thanks !

the refueller is indeed a challenge ... I'll try and see what I can devise ...

it doesn't need to be as fast as the racer, which can slow down a bit while being refuelled

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P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #682 on: September 18, 2016, 10:34:15 PM »

in the same vein of rebuilding, from an aircraft fuselage, a wheeled vehicle that can roam about in deserts and the like :

this is a P-61 (1/48) with the wheels of a VW minibus (1/24) :
it still needs the ladders to climb in, and has a nice large trunk at the bottom (for smuggling?),
as well as an orientable observation turret on top, and shallow horizontal lateral window.




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Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #683 on: September 18, 2016, 10:50:24 PM »
Mar-vel-lous!!! :-* :-*
(And I hope you have not thrown to the garbage :( the precious booms but prepared something with them ??? ;)

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Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #684 on: September 19, 2016, 01:19:11 AM »
That thing is awesome!

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #685 on: September 19, 2016, 02:08:14 AM »
This is great! I can just imagine it racing across the desert..

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Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #686 on: September 19, 2016, 02:59:20 AM »
Your imagination is out of this world!!!!

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« Reply #687 on: September 19, 2016, 06:21:35 AM »


thanks a lot !
your appreciagtion is very motivating, for new adventures  ;)

and don't worry about the booms, they will (of course!) soon re-appear, transformed into something ...

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Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #688 on: September 19, 2016, 06:35:38 AM »


thanks a lot !
your appreciagtion is very motivating, for new adventures  ;)

and don't worry about the booms, they will (of course!) soon re-appear, transformed into something ...
I keep thinking that used with the rest of the VW minibus, the booms and wings would make a nice "airbus".

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Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #689 on: September 19, 2016, 06:03:09 PM »
Excellent !I LOVE airplanes converted into cars  :-* :-* :-*
Alex

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Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #690 on: September 20, 2016, 03:38:53 AM »

ah ! the minibus is being used elswhere already, so the boom will have to be fitted to something else ...

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VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #691 on: September 23, 2016, 10:03:29 AM »

still inspired by this picture I found by chance on the net :



I grabbed a VW bus (1/24) and a "Power Boat" I bought ages ago for cheap, both from Revell

and here is the mix :






at the back there still is an access to the inside of the boat, with two side windows for maneuvering in harbours

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Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #692 on: September 23, 2016, 10:17:59 AM »
Good! So "Real"... :-*

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Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #693 on: September 23, 2016, 10:46:58 AM »
Novel build.  Good use of the kits  :)

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Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #694 on: September 24, 2016, 03:50:05 AM »

thanks!

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Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #695 on: September 24, 2016, 06:19:28 AM »
 :)
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Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #696 on: September 24, 2016, 10:18:47 PM »
Wow that's wonderfully different!

Love the yellow!

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Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #697 on: September 25, 2016, 07:46:42 PM »
thanxalot !

Offline ericr

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so I found that cheap 1/48 black widow, nice kit, of which you saw the fuselage in red recently above,
(and I just bought anohter one, aha ...)
and I found nice set of 5 1/1 plastic/foam bananas, quite realistically shaped
(and I am tempted to buy another set, as ideas are flowing in ...)
and a twin-boom banana has something to it I should say






I had to work quite a bit on the weight in the nose (i.e., babana tip)  to avoid tail-sitting

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