Author Topic: Me 323 & B707, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.  (Read 185647 times)

Offline CSMO

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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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Offline Brian da Basher

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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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Offline ericr

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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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« 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 ......

Offline Tophe

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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! :-*

Offline ericr

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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 "Kšfer" (Beetle), as anybody knows. So we also gave the nickname "Ente" (Duck) to the french CitroŽn 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"










Offline Tophe

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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? ;)

Offline ericr

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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 :








Offline Tophe

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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 :






Offline Brian da Basher

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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.

Brian da Basher

Offline ericr

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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!