Author Topic: Do-18 & S-43, yellow : primary seaplanes  (Read 132685 times)

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Re: Puma, red : 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: Puma, red : 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: Puma, red : 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: Puma, red : 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: Puma, red : 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

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2015, 06:11:29 AM »
by the way, the previous pictures were uncomplete : here come the engine hoods closed :





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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2015, 11:38:34 AM »
 :-* (this is even better, to my taste) :-*

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2015, 09:44:32 PM »
I really like the clear nose and putting it on floats is truly inspired!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2015, 04:42:08 PM »

thanks!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2015, 01:39:42 AM »

this central float version is just lovely, and I like to have it civilianized in yellow (a bit like the Tintin Ar296A), and the Revell 1/32 kit is very neat and very large :








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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2015, 03:08:48 AM »
 :)
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2015, 03:58:21 AM »
The P-38 looks great, but the Ar196 looks great in yellow!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2015, 01:57:52 AM »

I love yellow indeed, thanks!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2015, 04:03:26 AM »
i like that, works really well
I have come up with a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2015, 07:04:04 AM »
This seems a serious aircraft but pleasant anyway... ;)

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2015, 10:20:48 PM »

a bit more whiff : the Beechcraft Kansan (PM kit, much better than I expected actually) with the floats from a Revell/Matchbox Twin Otter :








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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2015, 04:36:53 AM »
 :)
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2015, 09:02:16 PM »
I like it also, thanks!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2015, 02:47:45 PM »
thanks!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2015, 03:29:22 AM »
Oh yes! That works incredibly well, ericr!

So much so that I wonder why I've never seen a Kansan on floats before...it's an absolute natural for them!

Blue was a truly inspired color choice as well.

Outstanding!!!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2015, 03:57:28 PM »
thanks a lot!

the Kansan is actually quite like the Beech 18 which is often seen on floats ;
but here there is the Droop glass nose on top of it  ;)

Oh yes! That works incredibly well, ericr!

So much so that I wonder why I've never seen a Kansan on floats before...it's an absolute natural for them!

Blue was a truly inspired color choice as well.

Outstanding!!!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2015, 01:23:17 AM »


when helicopters float, they are usually equipped twin floats, and sometimes with a hull like flying boats.

But never (to the best of my modest knowledge) with a single central float (like tho Arado196 above), and additional smaller side stabilizers.

There had to be some justice done here, and so I volunteered for the necessary mission.

I had to choose the helicopter appropriately, notably w.r.t. the side floats, and I had a spare 1/48 Arado 196 float : the ideal candidate was the so particularly looking Mi24 (after some hesitation for the more angular Ka-58) :









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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2015, 04:10:40 AM »
Niiiiiiiice!  :-*
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2015, 05:17:11 AM »
thanx!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2015, 05:26:23 AM »
Yes, quite innovative!  :)
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