Author Topic: Do-18 & S-43, yellow : primary seaplanes  (Read 132689 times)

Offline TurboCoupeTurbo

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
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.

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2015, 05:53:36 PM »
thanx!
don't be afraid of whif thoughts ;-)

Offline elmayerle

  • Its about time there was an Avatar shown here...
  • Über Engineer...at least that is what he tells us.
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2015, 02:53:47 AM »
Nice, and, really, quite plausible.

Offline Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
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!

Brian da Basher

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
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








Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
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!! :-* :-*

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
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 ...

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
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 :








Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
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... ;)

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
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

Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2015, 09:11:22 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

I did not remember but you are very right: (Google confirmed) Junkers Ju-187 Super-Stuka (there is/was a Unicraft model of it):
http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/JUNKERS187Page.htm
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 09:15:32 PM by Tophe »

Online jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2015, 12:02:26 AM »
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated shit
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2015, 01:14:08 AM »
Unusual and interesting... does this count as Variable Geometry?

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2015, 08:11:39 PM »
Hansa Brandenburg W12 and W29 had downwards verticals tails as well.  I believe this was to improve firing arcs for the rear gunner.

Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2015, 08:56:35 PM »
Good idea! I imagine a P-61 turning to a Bv-141 layout to improve in flight the firing rearward arc... Thanks to make us dream... :icon_ninja: ;)

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2015, 06:08:29 PM »
do you mean in-flight reconfigation of the airframe? that is wild  ;D

Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2015, 06:27:19 PM »
I will try to show it in 3 or 5 pictures (maybe with modified P-38 basis including a rear post), I have not enough skills to make a cartoon film of it... unless I succeed activating again the morphing software I had on the previous computer.
 ;)
(thanks for this idea, I will call that plane the Erining, as a tribute)

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2015, 04:36:39 AM »
you're welcome: your imagination fires my imagination  ;)

Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #68 on: September 04, 2015, 02:12:55 AM »
I will try to show it in 3 or 5 pictures (maybe with modified P-38 basis including a rear post).
(thanks for this idea, I will call that plane the Erining, as a tribute)
Here is the IFA-38 Erining, In-Flight-Asymmetric, getting a perfect rear arc for the rear post, if required only:

Thanks ericr inventor! Maybe this is not very solid scale 1, but on paper or cartoon, this is easy... ;)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2015, 02:18:46 AM by Tophe »

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #69 on: September 04, 2015, 02:21:33 AM »

waahh  :)

looks a bit like a p38-based transformer?  ;)

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2015, 01:37:17 AM »

I used the floats for twin-float versions, so there remained the airframes :
i order to avoid uselessness, with the floatless MB411 and Ro.43, I built up this fly-tape scene :




Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2015, 01:53:29 AM »
Poor flies, glued there forever?

Online GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2015, 02:52:24 AM »
 ;D
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Frank3k

  • Excession
  • Formerly Frank2056. New upgrade!
    • My new webpage
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2015, 06:26:57 AM »
That's really clever! You could probably put it up in an art gallery, write some pretentious text, price it at $10,000 and you'll probably have a bidding war.

Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #74 on: September 15, 2015, 11:13:26 AM »
That's really clever! You could probably put it up in an art gallery, write some pretentious text, price it at $10,000 and you'll probably have a bidding war.
Yes! And as the name of ericr in Art will become 1,000 times more famous than Miro or Picasso little-child-like painters, the value will grow up and up to reach $10,000,000 (or even more: 10,000,000€ or 10,000,000£), this is a good investment, with a 1 to 1,000 profit (almost) guaranteed! Just sign here... ;)