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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 02:01:23 pm »

Well, I can get an S-42 for $150.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:   


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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 02:12:31 pm »
You can get a 1/72 Sikorsky JRS-1 (S-43) for $50 and you should be able to use the fuselage, engines, props, & floats for the project from that kit. That plus booms from a 1/72 P-61 would get you the major components, I'd think. The source for the wings would be up to the builder, as well as the struts for the floats. The good news is that you're just using these for parts and the detail from the cartoon is very low. So you can get by with some pretty crappy and incomplete models for source kits. 1/72 scale P-61 kits can be $20 online for what you need them for here.

I remember thinking along those lines when my dad came home one day with a hideous 1/48 Lindberg Ju 87B Stuka. It was awful, looked nothing like the real thing. That being said, as cheap as it was, it would be the perfect basis for a Vought V-187 based on my profiles. You could trash 3 of those things before you approached the price of a real model.

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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 02:43:59 pm »
Now that's more my speed. I have a P-61 in the stash already, too, so that helps.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 06:19:16 am »
Didn't CMR do one of the Sikorski's back in the day ? I've got a memory of one with a lovely profile on the header card. Sure it was CMR ?
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 07:35:09 am »
The Sword Sikorsky S-43 in 1/72 should be cheaper. I have one and noted paying 12 euros for it.
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 07:52:37 am »
As a matter of fact, I found one of those yesterday up for auction. I may bid on it if it stays in the price range it is in now. I also found some Special Hobby kits but they're going for over $100.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:    ;D
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 09:27:16 am »

The Sword Sikorsky S-43 in 1/72 should be cheaper. I have one and noted paying 12 euros for it.


Oh, I didn't know about all those Sikorskies. One would make a good pairing with an Empire Boat for sure.
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 09:51:59 am »
Didn't CMR do one of the Sikorski's back in the day ? I've got a memory of one with a lovely profile on the header card. Sure it was CMR ?

They did the S-38 and S-39.
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2018, 06:11:01 pm »
Thank you, TC! 

Hey, y'all, how about this thing as a possible donor for the forward section? Nose and cockpit area? Aside from ol' boy with his gun, everything forward of the wings at least bears a resemblance..



Naturally some work would have to be done, but hey.... 
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2018, 01:45:09 am »
Didn't CMR do one of the Sikorski's back in the day ? I've got a memory of one with a lovely profile on the header card. Sure it was CMR ?

They did the S-38 and S-39.

Thought they did, cheers mate  :thumbsup:

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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2018, 10:25:16 am »
Thank you, TC! 

Hey, y'all, how about this thing as a possible donor for the forward section? Nose and cockpit area? Aside from ol' boy with his gun, everything forward of the wings at least bears a resemblance..



Naturally some work would have to be done, but hey....

Good old Shag-bat!  :)  I wonder what one would be worth today, in or out of flying condition?

Sorry - back to the thread.  I think one of these'd a be a good donor for the forward fuselage.
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2018, 10:33:02 am »
Shag-bat huh? lol    I'd still like to have a couple just to have even if they wind up not being used for this specific project.

Meanwhile, looking at the artwork I'm wondering which gunner has it worse....  ol' boy in the nose simply for being in such a place or ol' boy behind the flaming engine that depending on which way the plane is flying through the air could be getting broiled.
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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2018, 05:04:18 pm »
Artwork like that would have stopped me buying the kit back when I was an impressionable youth.  I wanted models of planes that were winners.  Not those that could be bested by a U boat.

Fantastic painting though.
Fred

Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.


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Re: Making the Sea Duck
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2018, 05:31:09 pm »
The engine on the Walrus agrees with you and has an alarmed look on his face.

Consolation prize: perhaps the near miss on the uboat was enough to do it in!
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