Author Topic: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes  (Read 116662 times)

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Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #850 on: May 20, 2019, 12:16:26 PM »
Looks great!!  In that color, it definitely looks the proper race aircraft.

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Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #851 on: May 23, 2019, 08:22:56 PM »

thanks !


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Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #852 on: May 23, 2019, 08:29:10 PM »
the other half of the hull used for the Hercules :
doing a waterline flying boat is a bit of a cheap trick (especially as it appears too deep in water, as if overloaded),
but it's fun





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Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #853 on: May 23, 2019, 10:32:46 PM »
That's going to be a long takeoff as it looks quite overloaded.  A beautiful waterline model, there.

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Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #854 on: May 24, 2019, 04:10:14 AM »
 ;)

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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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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #870 on: June 16, 2019, 02:41:01 AM »
I have a CDROM of the AvPro concepts here somewhere.  You can also see a lot in this book:



In the meantime, there is this:








Someone also did a nice scratch build of one a few years ago:



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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #871 on: June 16, 2019, 12:41:49 PM »
Whoa!!!  :icon_surprised:
What a spectacular Whiff build, thank you for the pics GTX, that got some creative juices going  8) 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #872 on: July 07, 2019, 04:14:24 AM »
Good old AVPRO, nabobs of vapourware. ;D :icon_fsm:

I think they must have found a warehouse of leftover RLM napkins.  ;D
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flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #873 on: September 05, 2019, 07:54:00 PM »

some time ago I did a SB-17, with a rescue boat, hence a flying boat litterally.

Then I found a conversion kit for the SB-29, but in 1/48 : it was not easy to find the 1/48 B-29 cheap ...
So I opted for a 1/48 Ventura, looking close to the Hudson, which had a rescue boat version ...








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Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #874 on: September 05, 2019, 08:26:32 PM »
Beautiful!!  I suspect landing with the boat still attached would take some finesse, but that does not detract from a beautiful model.