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Offline Crbad

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #375 on: January 26, 2017, 09:57:56 AM »
 :-* :)
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #376 on: January 26, 2017, 10:17:18 AM »
In the 60's a lone pilot "acquires" a surplus Skyraider and mounts it on floats He makes a questionably legal living flying people and cargo around the South Pacific, no questions asked.....
That sounds like a great premise for a TV show or movie series; better than most of the nonsense we see these days.

I love the seaplane Skyraider and the extra fins on the horizontal tail are a nice and believable touch.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #377 on: January 26, 2017, 05:32:15 PM »

thanks all !

the tail fins are part of the kit : for the naval version maybe.

If you feel like making your own float-skyraider, please do !
I like to see alternative versions of things I do.

Offline kerick

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #378 on: January 26, 2017, 08:29:45 PM »
There was a show called Tales of the Gold Monkey (IIRC) where the main character flew a Grumman Goose in pre WW2 South Pacific.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #379 on: January 26, 2017, 11:48:05 PM »
Just reading this and trying to remember the name of the show that featured a Grumman Mallard and father and son team etc.  Open up a new window to google it and there on my news feed is what appears to be a mallard going nose first into a river.  The headline is two killed in Australia day plane crash but there were no details on what happened or what the plane was.  I change my search and find:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20170126-0

Yes it was a Mallard.  Very sad for the loss of life, the grief of their friends and loved ones, as well as the shock and trauma for the witnesses but also a little freaky considering I was about to google this exact type when I saw the image of one crashing.

Offline kerick

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #380 on: January 27, 2017, 12:02:31 AM »
Always so tragic

Offline Kelmola

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #381 on: January 27, 2017, 12:38:26 AM »
the tail fins are part of the kit : for the naval version maybe.
Well all versions of the Skyraider were naval versions, even though it was adapted for land-based use in Vietnam :P

The fins were actually added specifically to AD-3W and AD-4W versions due to the bulky AEW radome, but for some reason AD-5W (later EA-1E) seems to have dropped them. Standard strike versions never had those.

Offline ericr

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #382 on: January 27, 2017, 07:44:41 PM »
Always so tragic

I just saw it too on the internet : tragic indeed

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #383 on: January 27, 2017, 07:45:45 PM »
the tail fins are part of the kit : for the naval version maybe.
Well all versions of the Skyraider were naval versions, even though it was adapted for land-based use in Vietnam :P

The fins were actually added specifically to AD-3W and AD-4W versions due to the bulky AEW radome, but for some reason AD-5W (later EA-1E) seems to have dropped them. Standard strike versions never had those.

ah yes, right : they were compensating the large belly : that's why I thought they would credibly do so for the large floats ;-)

Offline kerick

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #384 on: January 28, 2017, 08:15:06 AM »
I have to keep that in mind!

Offline ericr

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #385 on: February 13, 2017, 04:58:46 AM »
 a quick one, with the classic Revell Cutlass (1/60), fit with Tiwn Otter floats :








Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #386 on: February 13, 2017, 09:47:15 AM »
It's nice to see one of these built and I like how you attached the floats, eric.

Since I've got one of these in the stash, I found your post instructional as well as easy on the eyes.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #387 on: February 13, 2017, 01:00:15 PM »
It looks like the fastest floatplane ever! :-*

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #388 on: February 14, 2017, 01:30:58 AM »
Dear ericr, will you participate to the Floaty GB http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=69.0 with your next one(s) or do you prefer continuing here? As you want, because somehow you are like "Professional expert" of this subject, while we try to reach half your level... ;)

Offline Kelmola

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #389 on: February 14, 2017, 02:07:33 AM »
Cutlass with floats? :o It's going to be so underpowered that it will fly backwards :P

Joking aside, the floats are like made for her and their placement is also well thought.

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #390 on: February 14, 2017, 06:09:00 AM »
Dear ericr, will you participate to the Floaty GB http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=69.0 with your next one(s) or do you prefer continuing here? As you want, because somehow you are like "Professional expert" of this subject, while we try to reach half your level... ;)


thanks for the invitation, I will try to post things on both sides  ;)

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #391 on: February 14, 2017, 06:09:50 AM »

thanks all for your appreciation !

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #392 on: February 19, 2017, 05:25:10 AM »

just a modest build from a basic resin kit : a 1/72  Caproni Ca.100






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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #393 on: March 01, 2017, 05:07:51 AM »

there were eggplanes, now there are eggships ; and the best of both worlds comes with egg-seaplane carriers,
like this Mogami from Fujimi :







there were PE optional catapults so i couldn't resist just adding them up with the plastic ones ;-)
and I moved the crane a bit to make them reachable, kind of.
And it therefore is a whif   ;D


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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #394 on: March 01, 2017, 05:29:51 AM »
Very cool 8) 8)
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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #395 on: March 02, 2017, 01:43:42 AM »
thanks !

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #396 on: March 08, 2017, 04:28:23 AM »
some flowers to celebrate the coming of spring : on the seaplanes side :

this one, being filled with dew, carries floatplane Corsairs (1/700) :



other ones, with landplanes, are visible there :

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4100.msg122787#msg122787

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #397 on: March 08, 2017, 06:51:37 PM »
Taking off from the nectar little lake should be spectacular! :-*

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #398 on: March 09, 2017, 03:01:17 AM »

thanks !

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Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #399 on: March 16, 2017, 02:14:22 AM »

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