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Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2015, 02:40:49 AM »
Interesting...I knew of the original version of this kit:



But not the one with the Ar-196B option.  Will have to keep an eye out.
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Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2015, 07:25:14 PM »
recently a discussion about twin-seaters reminded me of the Meteor Prone, and so I was induced in acquiring the MPM kit, a lovely one, but although the topic is surprising enough to be nearly whif, I felt it could be improved, not in this case by fitting longer wings (which it does deserve, honestly  ;-) ), but by floatplanization.

A motivation was the availability of the AR196 1/48 floats from the kit above : I considered putting both, but that would have looked a bit heavy, so I preferred a central-float layout, like this :





and I noticed the clever bottom-window for the front crew, now nicely in front of the float for full visibility :



and the second float is waiting for an assignment ...


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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2015, 08:33:18 PM »
That does look fast just sitting there.  I'd go with pylons instead of struts to mount the floats (better streamlining) but it looks superb.

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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2015, 02:36:25 AM »
That looks great
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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2015, 04:05:24 AM »

thanks!

struts are maybe a bit old fashioned for such a fifties design indeed, and pylons have elegance :
if I make a second version, I might try to remember that  ;)


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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2015, 06:53:39 PM »
Wonderful Prone Meteor floatplane! :-*
I had forgotten this prone Meteor, and I am willing to draw P-51 and P-38 dérivatives on the same principle (maybe not seaplanes for my side but your model is perfect this way, thanks for sharing with us!) :)

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P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2015, 12:38:20 AM »
thanks Tophe!


and now for something completely different

(but still in the topic of course)

Sometime ago a discussion reminded me of the possibility of three-seater P38, combining Droop and P38M, where I learned there actually was one :



so I was fired, and went out to find a P38M by Revell



to which I could not resist adding ... guess what? ... floats : coming from the classical Airfix Ar196,
and the nose comes from some larger glass-nosed aircraft (Dassault Flamant? Pembroke?), so it required to use some putty but it ended up not too badly.

and so here it goes, in yellow :







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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2015, 02:49:52 AM »
I like
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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2015, 09:54:55 PM »
Nice! Never knew there was a 3-seat P-38.

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2015, 11:02:45 PM »
Thanks for the discovery of the 3-seat P-38, that I am willing to draw soon.
In the meantime, I made the prone-post P-38 that your great prone-Meteor floatplane made me dream of (thanks again!):

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2015, 12:09:01 AM »
Thanks for the discovery of the 3-seat P-38, that I am willing to draw soon.

With my brand new software Corel Draw Home X7, the new ones come almost supersonically... From the discovery of dear ericr, I have invented further the ERI-38S-9 and ERI-38S-12... thanks for this pleasant piece of delirium!

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2015, 05:23:25 AM »
Very nice float-plane P-38.  If you want to do another one and want a bit more challenge, try doing the upswept tailbooms concept that was trialed on one P-38 in anticipation of a floatplane adaptation for trans-Pacific ferry flights.

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2015, 06:00:24 AM »
As seen here:



Images of the floatplane proposal:



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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2015, 02:13:17 PM »
Sometimes, there are more obvious reasons to raise up the tail: ;)

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2015, 04:20:47 PM »
thanks for the pictures, I knew only part of them!
the upswept booms would be a challenge indeed ...
Another, more whiff option would be a central float version