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Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
« Reply #795 on: April 08, 2019, 10:40:03 am »
Yeah, the Strida really WAS odd!  :o

They have a belt drive which is amazingly quiet, but limits the bike to a single gear as no-one makes derailleur gears for belt drives, yet. Some have a 2-speed gear in the bottom bracket but that doesn't give a wide gear range obviously. They all have 16" or 18" wheels and an aluminium frame, which makes for a very hard ride as they have no suspension, unlike Moultons, all of which have suspension on the 14", 16" 17" or 20" wheeled versions.

I've ridden a Strida a couple of times and you need VERY quick reactions as everything seems to happen right NOW!  :o

I'm not sure if they still make them, but they are still advertising them.
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Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #796 on: Yesterday at 07:11:53 pm »

could be done in 1/72 or even 1/32 actually, but here it's small








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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #797 on: Yesterday at 07:21:44 pm »
Great!
No, ahem, "great" is translated in French as "grand" like "big", and I just wanted to say "good!" :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #798 on: Yesterday at 09:04:07 pm »
No worries Tophe, we know what you mean!
Ericr, both of those look very natural. Well done!  ;D
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #799 on: Today at 04:07:56 am »
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #800 on: Today at 05:45:01 am »
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

I know what you mean Kit, but I'm now seeing images of twin float Kingfishers in use in the Great North West post war ?
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