Author Topic: Breguet 693 ( la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes  (Read 61020 times)

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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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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2015, 09:52:36 AM »
Great work on the Hind.  Gives me a couple of scary thoughts.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2015, 05:53:36 PM »
thanx!
don't be afraid of whif thoughts ;-)

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2015, 02:53:47 AM »
Nice, and, really, quite plausible.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2015, 08:43:16 PM »
Nice, and, really, quite plausible.

I couldn't agree more! Sure looks every bit the business! I half expected to see it performing a daring rescue at sea!

Very well done!

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2015, 07:07:25 PM »
thanks!

and now into the tiny :

twin-float versions of the Romeo Ro-43, at the scale of 1/700








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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2015, 01:21:19 AM »
Lovely! :-*
And I made the calculations: IMAM Ro.43 length 9.71 meters means 1/700 is 14 millimeters! Double wow!! :-* :-*

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #56 on: August 21, 2015, 02:08:57 AM »
Lovely! :-*
And I made the calculations: IMAM Ro.43 length 9.71 meters means 1/700 is 14 millimeters! Double wow!! :-* :-*

they are small indeed : the single-float ones are Out Of the Box Trumpeter 1/700 : there are even decals actually ...

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #57 on: August 29, 2015, 02:18:56 AM »

another whiff by the addition of one float to the usually single float Marcel Besson MB411, at 1/350 :








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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2015, 11:14:32 AM »
Uh? I should admit I did not know the 'Real' one... ???
I found it at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besson_MB.411 following your words.
This is a surprising T-tail plane, and I am willing to create a similar Mustang now, thanks!
For the Besson floatplane family, your own collection proves it was also 'mass-produced' in twin-float version, hehehe... ;)

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2015, 07:15:39 PM »
indeed the downwards tail is an originality, but not completely unique :
Junkers did one for a Stuka inspired development I think in the 40s