Author Topic: BO-105 & CF-100, red : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.  (Read 237280 times)

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Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2015, 04:09:32 PM »
thanks Tophe! I still have an ant and a big hirned bug in the insect stash : we'll see what they will cross with ...

meanwhile, and closer indeed to the aircraft topic ;-),
I think I haven't yet introduced to you this Me262 (1/144) with wings of a cicada :



I put it in a frame, to look like what insect collectors do, and hang it on my wall :






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Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #126 on: February 27, 2015, 12:59:24 PM »
Delicious... :-*
So, obviously Mr Messerschmitt was a quiet insect collector, in a 1945 world of piece and harmony. I want to live on this planet, what is the price of the ticket for going there? What? It is free?? Just registering at Beyond the Sprues? So we are (now! here!) in Heaven, this is the proof: ;)

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Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #127 on: March 01, 2015, 01:11:13 AM »
I really enjoy your work, eric but with that lovely cicada winged 262, you've taken this to the level of fine art!

Well done!

Brian da Basher

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Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
« Reply #128 on: March 07, 2015, 06:23:08 PM »
thanks for your appreciation, it contributes to keeping me inspired  ;)

I'll try to have more insects hybrids soon, I posted a few other aircraft insects in the past

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BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #129 on: March 08, 2015, 06:40:26 PM »
this bottle of "vin de paille" from Jura got wings (and engines) from a BAE Trident (1/100) :
the sizes were fitting qui well  ;)








and as an aside,I also tried this crossing between a Coke bottle and a 1/32 Piper Cub, with wheel from elsewhere ... :





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Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #130 on: March 10, 2015, 01:17:21 PM »
Great pictures of these completely unknown weird airplanes! :-* :-*
What are their mysterious noses for? Missiles or top secret devices?

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Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #131 on: March 11, 2015, 03:33:12 PM »
Great pictures of these completely unknown weird airplanes! :-* :-*
What are their mysterious noses for? Missiles or top secret devices?

top secret devices (no missiles ;-) ), but I can tell you Tophe : control the pouring of delicious drinks!

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Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #132 on: March 13, 2015, 07:40:29 AM »
Considering the same BAE Trident (1/100) as before:



I had a remaining fuselage, which has a diameter nearly perfectly fitting that of the Heller 1/125 Ariane 5 :



HENCE this hybrid, evoking space travel for the masses :








(and no i still have the back half of the fuselage left ...  :unsure:)

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Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #133 on: March 13, 2015, 08:47:30 AM »
Dear ericr, you seem 50 years ahead of your time...
I especially like a detail: the windows are closed, not to explode the fuselage like on the first De Havilland Comets 1 reaching new altitudes. This seems safe a travel: let me buy 3 tickets for my family (as soon as I win the loto)  ;)

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Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #134 on: March 15, 2015, 12:20:07 AM »
A flying soda bottle with spats?!!

Now that's hot!

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Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #135 on: March 15, 2015, 12:30:36 AM »
Uh? No: I have read the technical book of this wonderful machine, and it is written "best with ice", not "hot" at all ;)

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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #136 on: March 15, 2015, 12:45:15 AM »
WOW!  Literally fantastic creations!  And the craftsmanship is great too.  I would take them to an art gallery and see if they could be shown.  Sales are also a possibility.

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Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #137 on: March 15, 2015, 03:51:20 AM »
A flying soda bottle with spats?!!

Now that's hot!

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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #138 on: March 15, 2015, 10:38:15 AM »
...  I would take them to an art gallery and see if they could be shown.  Sales are also a possibility.

Especially the Moth Me 262  :-*
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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #139 on: March 17, 2015, 08:29:51 PM »
...  I would take them to an art gallery and see if they could be shown.  Sales are also a possibility.


Especially the Moth Me 262  :-*


thanks for the encouragement! putting things in a frame makes an effect indeed  ;) I tried that for another experiment with the notion of spiral (which this DC10 is beginning to draw) :



I sometimes try to appraoch the art world, but it is not always much into aircraft  ;)

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Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #140 on: March 17, 2015, 08:37:54 PM »
A flying soda bottle with spats?!!

Now that's hot!

Brian da Basher

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I see that spats have a special effect here : I have a few ones in my spares box, I might use them soon ...  ;)


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Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #141 on: March 18, 2015, 01:03:12 AM »
I love your spaghetti plane all red with with tomato ketchup! :-* ;)

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Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #142 on: March 18, 2015, 03:43:45 PM »
talking about spats ...

I had parts left from an Ar196 (the floats were used elsewhere), and a nice small can of Coke, and the fit looked nice, scalewise at least ; and I also had these wheels in spats, most probably from a Ar 95 (wheeled version), so here it goes :










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Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #143 on: March 18, 2015, 07:50:21 PM »
Wow! I love especcially the unusual jet exhaust at the rear! :-*
(but the rivet count is wrong by 0.13%, this is not historricaly correct!) ;)

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Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #144 on: March 18, 2015, 09:31:04 PM »
OOB Stipa-Caproni. I don't see what's so special.  ;)

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #145 on: March 18, 2015, 10:59:57 PM »
Chuck in a Mentos and you have our own little Me 163 Komet!  ;D
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Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #146 on: March 19, 2015, 01:38:19 AM »
You are right, this may be a great discovery for the future without petroleum anymore: bubble soda huge tank, shake than direct the explosion rearward, and that's a tremendous push forward... ;) (ericr deserves the Nobel Prize 2015 according to me, seriously).

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Re: Arado 196 and Coke can (*spats*) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #147 on: March 19, 2015, 03:55:42 PM »
OOB Stipa-Caproni. I don't see what's so special.  ;)

Cheers,

Logan


excellent observation, you unveiled the trick!  ;D ;D ;D

(but actually even I fell into my trick : I hadn't thought of it  ??? )

the livery is whiff, though, right?   ;)

some time ago I made an attempt at floatplanizing the Stipa :




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Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #148 on: March 19, 2015, 04:00:03 PM »
that's an interesting view at propulsion indeed  ;)

but I tried another configuration with a Noorduyn Norseman, where it would be more about spraying the land :







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Re: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #149 on: March 20, 2015, 01:06:20 AM »
 :-* Agricultural marvel, thanks... ;)