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What about whiffing by building hybrid aircraft/animals?

I started another topic about aircraft & music intruments where it was mentioned :
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37000.msg597525.html

A splendid example is inspired by this image I found somewhere :


I made a modest realization by combining a 1:72 Me262 and a blue shark (from Schleich, 1/32 I think)



I tried hybrids in both ways (this one with a 1/48 Me262)



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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 12:30:33 pm »
Alvis Pi has done a few along these lines:

HMCS Coho: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29762.0/highlight,alvis+fish.html

Toad Artillery: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29793.0.html (read the whole thread: there's another one in there too!)

Nils did an Me-262 shark sub too, this one from Tintin: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29688.0.html
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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 01:49:21 am »
I like it - will have to look out for plastic sharks

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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 07:27:30 am »
Alvis Pi has done a few along these lines:

HMCS Coho: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29762.0/highlight,alvis+fish.html

Toad Artillery: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29793.0.html (read the whole thread: there's another one in there too!)

Nils did an Me-262 shark sub too, this one from Tintin: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29688.0.html

these are impressive!

maybe the Revell X_Ray animal kits, with one half clear plastic, could be a good basis for such builds?

especially the half-clear shark, but they seem to have a toad as well : room for an internal structure and servants ...





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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 07:28:57 am »
I like it - will have to look out for plastic sharks

there are some, in different sizes and brands, and qualities ... shop around!
and as I mentioned, Revel has a big one, with one half in clear plastic : inspiring peculiarity?  :unsure:

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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 10:24:26 am »
Sotoolslinger did an excellent shark-styled 262-based build a few years back (before he disappeared): http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,28077.75.html
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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Mirage and sting ray
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 12:44:20 pm »

a crossing, in the two directions, between a Mirage III R and a sting ray : how whif is this?


the Mirage with ray wings : it gives a softer feeling to its shape :







and the ray with Mirage wings :






I am currently trying out a Manta-ray and B-2 crossing ...


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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 12:59:06 pm »
Hah, excellent! ;D I'm not sure which I like better.....
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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 05:52:12 pm »
That is COMPLETELY ridiculous!!

I LOVE IT!  ;D ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2013, 07:04:38 pm »
Heh - why does the phrase "bullet with butterfly wings" spring to mind.......


Nice one!  :thumbsup:
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Mirage/sting ray Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2013, 11:47:16 pm »
That is COMPLETELY ridiculous!!

I LOVE IT!  ;D ;D :thumbsup:

I take it as a compliment !  ;D It is quite natural that there can be a feeing of ridiculous when you venture out of the conventional, but it doesn't kill  ;)

Actually, the idea of hybrid aircraft/animals came to me through Pegasus, you know, the winged horse, looking quite good in all its classicallity. I tried it with aircraft wings, for example as below, and then saw beyond horses ...





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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2013, 11:52:54 pm »
Heh - why does the phrase "bullet with butterfly wings" spring to mind.......


Nice one!  :thumbsup:

did you say "butterfly wings"? I tried those too ... on a Me163 or a B17





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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 12:00:08 am »
Very impressive !!

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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2013, 01:15:10 am »
Fantastic work but I especially like the two Pegasus models  :thumbsup:
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Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Mirage and sting ray
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2013, 01:57:17 pm »
Fantastic work but I especially like the two Pegasus models  :thumbsup:

I am preparing a new one with wings from a Tornado : the trick is to keep the mechanism that makes them vary their geometry together ... I think I have found the way :rolleyes: ... we shall see.