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Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2015, 05:32:07 am »
Sea Kings have a very boat like shape to them.  Was there some emergency floating concept there?



it seems to have been intended indeed : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibious_helicopter



so twin-floats helicopters do exist, as well as "flying-boats" with a hull :
a central float with two smaller auxiliary floats remains to be invented it seems :
nice challenge, not ?  :blink:



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Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2015, 07:02:43 am »
Being VERY pedantic, that's not a Sea King, it's a Pelican.  ;D

But Sea Kings can and do float, see below. And they have a central hull with two smaller auxiliary floats too. The Pelican has sponsons rather than floats.

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2015, 07:31:30 am »
Being VERY pedantic, that's not a Sea King, it's a Pelican.  ;D

But Sea Kings can and do float, see below. And they have a central hull with two smaller auxiliary floats too. The Pelican has sponsons rather than floats.


ah yes indeed, I was a bit quick in my reply.
Others with a hull include the french Super Frelon and also the russian Mi-14 :
this one unfortunately only exists in 1/72 in hard to find conversion kits?

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Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2015, 04:26:34 am »

recently a discussion about twin-seaters reminded me of the Meteor Prone

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40060.msg669796.html#msg669796

and so I was induced in acquiring the MPM kit, a lovely one, but although the topic is surprising enough to be nearly whif, I felt it could be improved, not in this case by fitting longer wings (which it does deserve, honestly  ;D ), but by floatplanization.

A motivation was the availability of the AR196 1/48 floats from the kit above : I considered putting both, but that would have looked a bit heavy, so I preferred a central-float layout, like this :





and I noticed the clever bottom-window for the front crew, now nicely in front of the float for full visibility :




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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2015, 06:13:29 am »
Love that prone Meteor ! Looks super sleek all red like that ! Nice one.

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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2015, 06:51:24 am »
That's VERY different ericr, terrific build.  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2015, 07:36:55 am »
If you'd described that Meteor to me without pictures I'd have said it wouldn't work, but now I see it in the "flesh" it absolutely does. You have a good eye Sir!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2015, 02:01:41 am »
If you'd described that Meteor to me without pictures I'd have said it wouldn't work, but now I see it in the "flesh" it absolutely does. You have a good eye Sir!  :thumbsup:


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Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2015, 01:03:51 pm »
thanks all!

as I said, I had my questionings and doubts, but finally the central-float solution looked good,
very especially in the prone long-nosed version : a real match, in fact  ;D


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P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2015, 09:40:01 am »

and now for something completely different

(but still in the topic of course)

Sometime ago a discussion reminded me of the possibility of three-seater P38, combining Droop and P38M

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30511.msg681762.html#msg681762

where I learned there actually was one :



so I was fired, and went out to find a P38M by Revell



to which I could not resist adding ... guess what? ... floats : coming from the classical Airfix Ar196,
and the nose comes from some larger glass-nosed aircraft (Dassault Flamant? Pembroke?), so it required to use some putty but it ended up not too badly.

and so here it goes, in yellow :







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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2015, 09:56:50 am »
Inspired by your prone float meteor, here are similar mustangs,thank you:

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2015, 08:11:03 pm »
That TinTin picture made me think about those very early steamships that had steam AND sail: imagine one of those with a very early "box kite" style aeroplane on a catapult...

Like the Langley Aerodrome?
It was launched by catapulting from the roof of a houseboat.

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2015, 09:20:53 pm »
Beauty. Looks lovely like that. Always been intrigued by the glass nosed P-38s.

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2015, 09:23:08 pm »
Yes, your yellow 3-seater P-38M Marine-Lightning is beautiful, thanks ericr! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2015, 01:44:47 pm »
That TinTin picture made me think about those very early steamships that had steam AND sail: imagine one of those with a very early "box kite" style aeroplane on a catapult...

Like the Langley Aerodrome?
It was launched by catapulting from the roof of a houseboat.


that makes me feel like putting a catapult (the 1/72 ones from the Hasegawa floatplane kits) on a just larger 1/72 boat
a lovely base for dioramas ...