Author Topic: Me 323 & B707, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.  (Read 185646 times)

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #165 on: April 01, 2015, 02:20:29 AM »
I love our various hybrid.  Given the nickname the ground crews had/have for the MiG-25, "The Flying Vodka Bottle", might we see a hybrid of MiG-25 surfaces with a suitable bottle?

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eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #166 on: April 01, 2015, 03:50:12 AM »
:-* :-* ;)
My 5-year old son and myself do love very much your lion-airplane! 


Thanks, I particularly appreciate the appreciation of a 5-year old : truth comes from the mouth of children  ;)

Still on the animal/aircraft side, but actually nearly plain OOB (but in my favorite and usual colors) :
from Hasegawa, the Shuttle and 747 in egg-form !
(when I saw it coming out, I just couldn't resist)







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Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #167 on: April 01, 2015, 12:37:03 PM »
 :-* Oh, this is so cute I think I am in love! (I discover that I am in love with the 747+Shuttle, I had not realised that untill today, thanks!) ;)

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Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #168 on: April 04, 2015, 12:46:09 AM »
I love our various hybrid.  Given the nickname the ground crews had/have for the MiG-25, "The Flying Vodka Bottle", might we see a hybrid of MiG-25 surfaces with a suitable bottle?

thanks, excellent idea !  :) but I don't have a vodka bottle at hand, and no more Mig21 either actually ...
However, I do have bottles with wings in the making : wait and see!

« Last Edit: April 05, 2015, 10:55:13 PM by ericr »

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Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #169 on: April 04, 2015, 12:47:59 AM »
speaking about Shuttles ... here is an hybridization of a 1/144 Shuttle and booster with a Revell 1/16 VW Beetle :
the sizes fit nicely, a trick was in keeping the doors openable ...

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Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #170 on: April 05, 2015, 06:18:22 PM »


I also tried a 2cv Citroen in the past :



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Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #171 on: April 05, 2015, 06:51:22 PM »
VW shuttle is my favorite of your recent builds.
As much as they shouldn't, VW and boosters somehow go/work together in a strange way :)

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Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #172 on: April 05, 2015, 09:48:23 PM »
I can picture the commercial now: "Volkswagen. Das Space Shuttle".
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #173 on: April 06, 2015, 05:00:36 PM »
VW shuttle is my favorite of your recent builds.
As much as they shouldn't, VW and boosters somehow go/work together in a strange way :)

thanks a lot!

the fit came nicely so it was a pleasure : a better skilled modeler could do it in an even more convincing way, e.g. with airlines markings


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Ar234 and beer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #174 on: April 06, 2015, 05:06:37 PM »
and for something completely different :

in the series of bottle with wings, I stumbled upon this estonian beer, and its stunningly angulous bottle :



and I found out that its length was quite the same as an 1/48 Ar234 I had (a sales at cheap price), and the fit was not bad : the rest of the Ar234 is used for another project, animal-wise, you will see it soon ...   >:D

Also, in previous experiments with bottles, I received reactions about the propulsive potential of foam, although the bottle was turned forwards, so this time I am trying it out the other way around :








cheers!


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Re: Ar234 and beer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #175 on: April 06, 2015, 07:34:28 PM »
 :-* :-*

I love them! Once more! (or thrice more, as this is a new batch of marvels, thanks!)

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Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #176 on: April 08, 2015, 07:35:36 PM »
thanks Tophe, I am happy to please  ;)

and here comes the other half of the Arado Ar234 : it is the night version, with radar antenna.

And then I stumbled upon a plastic shell looking a bit like that of a snail
(a container for a puzzle figurine of a balloon fish ... this is bound to become something too, but what?  :unsure: :wacko:)

So the building challenge was in scale-matching, kind of ... :rolleyes:

and here is the crossing :








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Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #177 on: April 09, 2015, 12:48:47 AM »
I love this new one too! :-*
But... is it flying? And it seems so slow (I imagine snail "speed"), so there is no airflow to lift, but as there is no wing profile for lift this is logical, but what makes airborne? Helium in the "snail's home"? Please explain, this looks funny, not just 2 parts glued together but a far better invention (top secret, I guess :icon_ninja: )... ;)

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Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #178 on: April 09, 2015, 08:26:38 AM »
weirder & weirder !  I'll show these to a psychologist friend of mine ..... I'm sure she'll want to do a whole thesis on you Eric ;D

As usual lots of great imaginative ideas ! :-*

If you find another of those Estonian beer bottles it would make a great Lippschische delta-jet.

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Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
« Reply #179 on: April 09, 2015, 12:16:57 PM »
weirder & weirder !  I'll show these to a psychologist friend of mine ..... I'm sure she'll want to do a whole thesis on you Eric ;D
If this thesis gets the Nobel prize, it is deserved by ericr himself, not by the psychologist! And the study should be done at natural state, without injection! Please don't destroy our genious ericr brains, just "special", "different"... ;)