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Offline elmayerle

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #425 on: April 11, 2017, 11:02:54 PM »
Now that is exceedingly gorgeous!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #426 on: April 11, 2017, 11:21:47 PM »
With these folded planes it doesn't look like an aircraft but a powerful hovercraft or something (for visiting the Everglades?)

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #427 on: April 12, 2017, 02:18:21 AM »
 :)
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #428 on: April 12, 2017, 04:09:40 AM »

thanks !


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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #429 on: April 14, 2017, 09:59:51 PM »
Loving the wyvern, red suits it so well too. Brill.
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #430 on: April 15, 2017, 04:01:40 AM »

thanks again !


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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #431 on: April 30, 2017, 12:13:46 AM »

I had found a few 1/700 catapults, IJN and USnavy, and had to find :
 -1- a support : the 1/720 Hipper looked fine, and added an Ar196
 -2- catapultable stuff : that is 1/700 He60s








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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #432 on: April 30, 2017, 01:48:01 AM »
Nice floatplane support concept, there.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #433 on: April 30, 2017, 09:52:13 AM »
With that color scheme, it seems perfect for duty in the arctic or antarctic. It also makes me think of the Tin Tin books I loved as a boy. Nice memories and an even nicer model!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #434 on: April 30, 2017, 01:09:26 PM »
With that color scheme, it seems perfect for duty in the arctic or antarctic.
Yes it looks like a village in Norway: bright colours to change from the boring snow/ice that is too much white...

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #435 on: April 30, 2017, 03:23:11 PM »
As much of a floatplane cruiser as there ever was. :)
Impression of a serious SAR ship.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #436 on: May 01, 2017, 04:33:29 AM »

thanks all !

long live seaplanes !  ;D


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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #437 on: May 11, 2017, 03:38:11 AM »

you may remember this 1/72 Tornado


a nice hybrid in itself, historically built from floats of a Ju52 : this is the russian 1/72 kit




I also bought (at sales price) the 1/35 kit, but was stopped by the intuition that the huge floats could be used for a big plane (kitbashing at 1/72 ...), and then I had to invent something not to spoil the Tornado kit ... and an idea came to me, which enabled me to use some of my stash at the same time ... with a sketch of a whif story :

At the end of the war, when the germans were trying out their Tornado, there was a shortage at Ju52 floats, so they had to replace floatation support. There was however a good supply of cheap dinghies, so the solution consisted of an assembly of sufficient quantities of dinghies to support the cabin as well as the jet engine. Maximum reachable speed remained undocumented though.







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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #438 on: May 11, 2017, 04:14:22 AM »
I hope those dinghies are lashed tightly...
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #439 on: May 12, 2017, 01:50:49 PM »

as noted, at reasonable speed (subsonic) it might go well  ;D

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #440 on: May 12, 2017, 03:05:26 PM »
Another beautiful product of your inexhaustible fantasy!
I love the red version more than the blue one.

Antonio

PS the Wyvern is beautiful as well

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #441 on: May 13, 2017, 11:57:27 PM »

thanks!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #442 on: June 06, 2017, 04:48:47 AM »

the nice thing about forums like this one, is that you get replies that come from a different angle,
and that sometimes brings ideas you wouldn't have had yourself

So recently I was suggested to think about trying a flying boat space shuttle ...



it obviously has cargo capabilities



especially with its rear ramp




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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #443 on: June 06, 2017, 10:35:56 AM »
 :-* Converting in some "impossible" way is an opportunity to become billionaire, I hope you will, ericr, you deserve it (as long as 'impossible' is concerned)... ;)

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #444 on: June 06, 2017, 04:30:57 PM »
Another imaginative creation of yours, ericr!
I like it!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #445 on: June 07, 2017, 02:14:47 AM »
 :)
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #446 on: June 07, 2017, 04:53:13 AM »

thanks all !  ;)

Offline Kelmola

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #447 on: June 07, 2017, 05:03:52 AM »
In case you didn't know, SSTO capable flying boat space shuttles are actually a thing in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium universe: the reasoning being that when CoDominium Marines need to make planetfall on a habitable world, they can do it even if there is no runway available (whether it's in enemy hands, bombed to craters, or doesn't even exist), even if this rules out inland landings and requires mild sea state. Also, being flying boats means that the shuttles can be HUEG (so that the Marines can bring all their heavy equipment along) without caring for things like ground pressure (well, you then need deeper water to land them instead of shallows, and getting things to beach from the shuttle might become an issue, but there you go).

Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #448 on: June 07, 2017, 05:50:03 PM »
And there you have it EricR ... your imagination is both world class and you are owed royalties by Jerry Pournelle  ;D
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #449 on: June 07, 2017, 07:12:28 PM »

thanks for the reference, I didn't know it : any pictures?