Author Topic: Breguet 693 ( la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes  (Read 46921 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2015, 02:02:12 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 ...




this is also an example of "minimal" seaplane carrier :



Offline Flyer

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2450
Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2015, 02:27:04 pm »
That's neat! Swell may be a issue but I like the compact size. Steam catapult?
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. -Robert A. Heinlein

Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2015, 03:05:30 pm »
That's neat! Swell may be a issue but I like the compact size. Steam catapult?

I don't know the details : in a whiff world it just works  ;D

Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2015, 03:11:50 pm »
by the way, the previous pictures were uncomplete : here come the engine hoods closed :





Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2015, 10:39:52 am »


this central float version is just lovely, and I like to have it civilianized in yellow (a bit like the Tintin Ar296A), and the Revell 1/32 kit is very neat and very large :








Offline Tophe

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13990
    • my what-if models
Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2015, 04:21:11 pm »
Simply beautiful! :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Offline Flyer

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2450
Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2015, 03:58:48 am »
That looks great as a single float, and yellow suits it :thumbsup:
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. -Robert A. Heinlein

Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2015, 07:22:34 am »

a bit more whiff : the Beechcraft Kansan (PM kit, much better than I expected actually) with the floats from a Revell/Matchbox Twin Otter :






Offline Flyer

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2450
Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2015, 11:56:32 am »
 :thumbsup:
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. -Robert A. Heinlein

Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2015, 11:45:50 pm »
:thumbsup:

thanks!
now I look at the nose I realize it could have been painted straighter ...
I like glass-nosed planes, like the Droop P-38 too

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 28593
Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2015, 04:49:26 am »
Very nice. Love the Arado looks mint. The Kansan is a very good idea as well....I could see that as an actual trainer or SAR type.

 :cheers:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2015, 12:59:35 am »
thanks!

the Kansan could indeed have a more "real" livery, while being still a whiff of course  ;) if someone's inspired

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 6754
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2015, 09:11:34 pm »
Beech 18s on floats aren't unusual so an AT-11 Kansan on floats isn't too much of a stretch, although a US Navy
JRB/SNB on floats would be most likely.
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline ericr

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2339
Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2015, 12:43:29 am »
Beech 18s on floats aren't unusual so an AT-11 Kansan on floats isn't too much of a stretch, although a US Navy
JRB/SNB on floats would be most likely.

yes indeed, Beech 18s are often floatplanized ; the Kansan has that special glass nose as an add-on, to my taste

I usually do single color paintings, to undeline the shape of planes, but inspired people are welcome to try out more earthly liveries on the same kits arrangements

Offline Cobra

  • Plans to do the Spearhead
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2192
Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2015, 02:00:54 am »
Your Kansan Was Very Cool & Well Done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: i Almost thought it was a Modified Sky King type Aircraft, You did a Superb Job! Have You Ever Painted a Piper Tri Pacer in a Primary Color? Stay Cool :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan