Author Topic: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes  (Read 88320 times)

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Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #855 on: June 01, 2019, 05:30:00 PM »
in my 1/200 vein, I try to make the maximum from the Trumpeter sets I got :
so I re-used Walrus fuselages and hulls as floats for this and another single floatplanization
here with a Zvezda Li-2





maybe next time, in a subsequent life (or at next sales promotion),
I might try the twin float version (which light be slightly more convincing, buoyancywise)

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Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #856 on: June 02, 2019, 12:19:41 AM »
Very nice and it looks quite speedy with that single main float.  I do agree, though, that a twin-float version would look more stable at rest.

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Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #857 on: June 04, 2019, 01:11:28 AM »
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Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #858 on: June 04, 2019, 01:15:30 AM »
the companion to the previous :





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Re: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #859 on: June 04, 2019, 01:44:29 AM »
Another looker!!  Again, the single float does make it appear speedier, but I suspect twin floats would be more stable on the water.   I don't think I'd want to turn too fast or two sharply with just the one float, it looks like you could have a prop digging into the water, though I'll grant you this means less with three engines, but still...

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Re: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #860 on: June 04, 2019, 07:51:33 PM »
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SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #861 on: June 14, 2019, 03:53:22 AM »
stash reduction continued, with waterline flying boats 1/350, and seaplanizations of two basic 1/144 kits ...














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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #862 on: June 14, 2019, 04:26:56 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #863 on: June 14, 2019, 05:46:43 AM »
Add a wide range of basing possibilities to those stealth aircraft.  All of these look good.

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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #864 on: June 14, 2019, 06:17:11 AM »
I really like those waterline models, eric and once again, you nailed the color selection!

I also really like the yellow F-19 and the paint makes it look like it's seen a bit of service.

Great stuff!
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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #865 on: June 14, 2019, 02:56:12 PM »

thanks !

the F19 kit is just not as nice as the F117 ... and the paint did not hide defaults

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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #866 on: June 14, 2019, 05:22:09 PM »
The F-19 actually looks better as a flying boat than the baseline kit (which I'm already fond of due to nostalgia). :-* Even the deeply recessed top intakes, otherwise borderline useless, would finally make sense, they're that way to keep water spray out since the hull is otherwise quite low in the water ;D

And then I started thinking a converted Ohio class submarine carrying flying boat F-19 or two on their back... ???

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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #867 on: June 15, 2019, 04:33:45 AM »
The F-19 derived one reminds me a little of the AvPro Marauder:

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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #868 on: June 15, 2019, 04:37:13 AM »
 :smiley:

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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #869 on: June 15, 2019, 12:31:28 PM »
Whoa GTX, that is super cool  8) 8) 8) 8)
Are there any other drawings etc of this concept ??
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