Author Topic: Ju52 & Heyford, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.  (Read 238655 times)

Offline raafif

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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2014, 05:08:33 AM »
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D

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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #101 on: December 08, 2014, 09:12:14 AM »
Cloud seeding is one thing but this is some truly over-the-top rainmaking!

Somehow it just works. Well done!

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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #102 on: December 08, 2014, 09:26:11 AM »
C'est magnifique!



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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2014, 09:54:00 AM »
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D
I can just see it flying with a really big hose attached to direct the fuel to the proper open tank (gotta be a side-opening cap on the tanks, fore or aft hinged would be a pain to open or close in flight.

I can just see a sprinkler, or shower head, nozzle on it for forest fire fighting or rain making.

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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #104 on: December 10, 2014, 12:51:11 AM »
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D
Wonderful! The crewman opening is clearly The Lord above... ;)

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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #105 on: December 10, 2014, 11:46:48 PM »
NATO code name "Gonzo" after the space alien/chicken hybrid from the Muppet Show. Cool use of leftover plumbing as a nose weight.

Adios, Larry.
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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #106 on: December 13, 2014, 06:14:38 AM »
NATO code name "Gonzo" <snip>


Nailed it!

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Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #107 on: December 15, 2014, 03:35:24 AM »
it's clearly a tanker ....... tho which crewman on the other aircraft has to climb out & open the (really big) gas-tank cap I don't know ;D
I can just see it flying with a really big hose attached to direct the fuel to the proper open tank (gotta be a side-opening cap on the tanks, fore or aft hinged would be a pain to open or close in flight.

I can just see a sprinkler, or shower head, nozzle on it for forest fire fighting or rain making.

thanks for the creative comment ! some of your ideas might end up being built !!!  ;) ;) ;)

(I can see the shower head  ;D )

Offline ericr

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insect/car Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #108 on: December 24, 2014, 02:33:37 AM »
I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)





what a nice Whiffing material !
I don't know yet what I will do with them, but I'll keep you posted ...

Do you know any other such insect kits?



here we go, I used the first one : crossed the coccinella with a 1/43 citroen 2cv like this :




the VW beetle would have been much too obvious a choice  :wacko:
and like this it looks nice too, the scale-mix fits nicely :

Of course I did it both ways : the wheeled coccinella








and the legged 2cv :







Offline raafif

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Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #109 on: December 24, 2014, 04:56:17 AM »
The French Government heard that Germany had a new fantastic vehicle called the "beetle" - Gallic Pride was hurt & the people demanded that a French company build a similar futuristic voiture to keep them in the lead !

Citroen was glad to help but the idea fell down somewhere along the way ......

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Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #110 on: December 27, 2014, 03:03:52 AM »
Great new creations, thanks! Very crazy very nice! :-*

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Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #111 on: December 28, 2014, 07:28:09 PM »
thanks!
crazy is cool  ;)

Offline MaxHeadroom

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Re: hybrid car/insect ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #112 on: December 30, 2014, 02:21:29 AM »
Because of the german preference to "animalize" vehicles (Tiger, Panther, Fuchs, Luchs, Leopard, etc.) we call the VW "Käfer" (Beetle), as anybody knows. So we also gave the nickname "Ente" (Duck) to the french Citroën 2 CV.
(Divergent, we have called the old Renault 4 CV "Cremeschnittchen" [a sort of small creamcake].)

Norbert

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bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #113 on: February 01, 2015, 07:58:08 PM »
ahother kind of hybridization : giving wings to bottles :

this is a Sopwith Camel (1/32) upon a belgian beer bottle (I liked the top/cork) of the brand "Paix Dieu"










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Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #114 on: February 01, 2015, 11:35:01 PM »
Fabulous invention, engineer! No need of in-flight refueling anymore! or... is this a whiskey tank for the Scottish pilot/wine tank for the French pilot/beer tank for the German pilot? ;)

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Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #115 on: February 12, 2015, 08:53:12 PM »
Thanks Tophe!


I don't think I share this one with you, a bit older :

a 1/144 Space Shuttle crossed with a bottle form a well-known sweet soda brand :








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Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #116 on: February 13, 2015, 12:35:34 AM »
 :-* Wonderful! (I admit I had never seen the shape similarity between a shuttle and a bottle...)
But is this free advertisement? You derserve $$$ sponsoring (1 zillion dollars, at least), for so geniusly bringing this soda fame up in the sky and even in the space of heroic astronauts :D

Offline ericr

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more bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #117 on: February 19, 2015, 03:45:18 AM »

and now ... the jet versions of the flying bottles :

you might remember I used a few F100 Supersabres cut in two :   

backs  for a Cadillac Ranch inspired alignment :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4817.msg80240#msg80240



and fronts coming out of the grey :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4817.msg80843#msg80843



here come their wings, which were not lost for all :

with another soda bottle of a well known brand :





and with a can of yet another soda brand :






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Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #118 on: February 19, 2015, 08:11:52 AM »
The soda can is my favorite of this group. Painting it all red really brings it together nicely!

I can't help imagining a white version done like those generic beer cans with BEER printed on it in large type, just like the original.

Speaking of original, you're without a doubt one of the most original thinkers here at BTS.

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wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #119 on: February 21, 2015, 03:50:30 PM »
thanks!

The blue one with biplane wings i a berr bottler ...

but soon I am going to try out wine bottles!

 

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Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #120 on: February 22, 2015, 12:16:26 AM »
The bottle/can new ones are delicious, thanks! But I like even more the group of jet aircraft, scared? disappearing into a cloud... Fortunately (after a briefing from Above?) they come back as Super-Heroes! Wonderful! :-* :-*

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Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #121 on: February 22, 2015, 02:28:53 AM »
Empty beer and coke bottles were actually used in war-time. American planes dropped empty bottles from altitude over Japanese positions at night as a type of harassment and interdiction mission. The eerie whistling and moaning noises were to interrupt sleep and to induce a feeling of uneasiness to hinder the Japanese rest and morale. Low flying spotter plane pilots would place hand grenades with the pins pulled into leftover mayonnaise and pickle bottles to hold the spoons(levers) in "safe' positions with the lids sealed on them. This allowed them to burst on the ground instead of prematurely in the air. Adios, Larry.
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Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #122 on: February 22, 2015, 08:27:29 AM »
There are too fun!! Talk about creative and artistic! Love the F-100 tails and noses. The last two (bottle and Can F-100) are wonderful  :-*

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Offline ericr

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M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #123 on: February 25, 2015, 01:38:43 AM »
thanks all for your appreciation ;-)


 I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)









here we go again, I used this one crossed  with a 1/76 M16 halftrack (Revell, ex-Matchbox, with diorama) like this :



And of course I did it both ways : the halftrack Oryctes Nasicornis :







on the diorama (itself also red-yellow-blue-ed) :



and the legged M16 :








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Re: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #124 on: February 25, 2015, 01:59:53 AM »
 :-* :-*
Weird! But so genius you are forgiven for posting these walking/Rolling machines/animals in the Aero-space section of the forum: obviously, these insects are able to extend their wings from somewhere and fly. Nothing is impossible, you are proving it brilliantly!