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Offline Acree

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Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« on: February 02, 2015, 09:06:46 AM »
This is my major contribution the GB (though I may have a couple of less-ambitious entries as well) - it was a generous prize given by Brian de Basher for the Great War GB.  1/72 scale Roden Curtiss H-16.  I will convert it into a pioneer airliner in Alaska - using the decals shown in the second photo.  Wish me luck - I'll need it!

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Re: Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 09:16:16 AM »
The CO approves, please proceed sir  :)
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Re: Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 02:38:42 AM »
Sweet idea!
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Re: Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 03:24:48 AM »
Cool!

It worked for Aeromarine.  :)

Upperçu converted Curtiss HS-2L boats into the Model 80/85 and
Felixstowe F-5Ls into the Model 75.

Here's a Model 80, with the passengers under cover and the pilots out where they belong.  ;D


Nice inflight shot of Model 75 Buckeye.


Interior of Polar Bear as set up for an Arctic hunting trip.


More pics on the Aeromarine site:
http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/aerompha.htm (50, 80/85)

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/aeromphb.htm (75)

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Re: Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 03:55:04 AM »
Tourist flights of local area for ~30 minutes in Areomarine Buckeye would be a kick.

Waiting to see H-16 airliner build !

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Re: Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 01:17:53 PM »
Well, life got in the way of this one, too.  I'm still working on it, but the two x 42-piece Liberty engines really slowed me down, and the carpet monster was a major nemesis, too.  I might get this done before the VTOL GB starts (hope so, anyway!).  Here's a couple of in (little) progress shots:

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Re: Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 02:38:26 PM »
I wish you luck : excellent project!

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Re: Curtiss H-16 Airliner
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 10:26:28 AM »
Finally finished!  See here for finished photos: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5386.0