Author Topic: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing  (Read 3633 times)

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Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« on: April 06, 2017, 10:06:16 PM »
I have a long fondness for the work of the Japanese designer Makoto Kobayashi - this is a flying Colossus inspired by his one-off anuime from the 1980's,Dragon's Heaven

The main components are a pair of wings from an Airfix Ford Trimotor, lots of scrap plastic,  a forward fuselage from an Airfix Il-28, and an aft fuselage from an Aifix Soyuz.


Fairing atop the center section is half the nose from a Heller Javelin
well, the back part anyway - the barn forward is the center fuselage of the Beagle


Side sponsons from an old bandai anime kit from the Xabungle series

Current form with an extended foward fuselage from a plastic test tube.

An engine ( one of six push/pull combos ) and a (heh heh ) Drop Tank.


Here's a link to the anime'. There is a minor bit of nudity ( The main human character gets out of her bath. ) early on - NSFW, I suppose. It's just a nice story about a girl and her Robot.   Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PMxPfrMBBE
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 10:46:31 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: Kobayashiesque Deiselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 02:45:00 AM »
It looks somewhat like some real world UAVs:

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Re: Kobayashiesque Deiselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 10:15:25 AM »
Weirdly odd, as I've come to expect from you, Doc! :)
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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 10:52:26 AM »
Thankee! And apologies to all for the sloppy posting - I was typing in haste before heading off to work this morning and didn't realize how many errors I'd made 'til much later. :icon_crap: Hopefully a bit better now.

Greg - yes, an acquaintance at starship Modeler took it for an Ultralight at first - understandable, since parasols tend to be smaller aircraft. this is intended to be 1/350th, though...

Few more snaps - these first two are an attempt at the stub wings, using plastic fork tines, half-rounds, and thin sheet.




They turned out ok for a first attempt, but weren't quite what I wanted for the look, so I used the wing tips from the Fords. Still, I expect I'll use the technique again soon enough.
There will also be a 'Reaktor' hung in the curve forward of the central pylon.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 11:38:28 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 03:25:59 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 09:54:00 AM »
Most of the weekend was taken up with little bits and pieces. The enginrs are up on struts, and while not yet permenantly attatched, I think they look pretty good. Think of it as a Dornier XXX...


As with any SF build in the modern manner, detail consists of extraneous pipes of dubious function,
modules of mysterious purpose, and turrets.




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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 11:47:42 AM »
Looking good!  Is your new lab assistant a Maine Coon, a Norwegian Forest Cat, or just "whatever"?  Clearly tabby markings but that long fur reminds me primarily of those two breeds (we had a half-Maine coon for 18 years).

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 07:15:55 PM »
Awesome work Dr. Y!
Work in progress ::

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 08:35:11 PM »
 Thanks, guys! Fluffy ( Mrs. Dr. YoKai put her foot down. ) is a Calico, according to our vet - between 8 & 11 months old, so she's going, ah, into the shop in a couple of weeks. She started hanging around the house in late January, and within a couple of weeks we had coaxed her into the house. She's very sweet natured - I suspect she was abandoned, as she seems a little too well socialized to have grown up feral.


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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 12:11:03 AM »
Cool, we've taken in several strays over the years and all seem to enjoy being taken in.  She may be mainly calico, but that forehead says there's tabby in her ancestry.  I can understand the naming constraints, our latest is simply "April" and she came up to us.

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 06:01:12 AM »
Yowsa that looks fantastic, Doc!

The model is pretty awesome, too.

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 07:24:04 AM »
Doc.. I like where this is going.


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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 05:21:47 PM »
Nice work:)

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You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 09:05:03 PM »
That's from Fortress, that Russian SF short with the doomed, automated machines mindlessly fighting an endless war, no? It does bear a semblance. A little more work over the weekend, mainly details and embellishments. I also tried a technique for adding a corrugated metal surface to the rear fuselage. It's had the edges trimmed since the picture, but I think it'll look ok under some primer.


Some further tweaking of the forward fuselage.


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