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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2019, 01:43:31 am »

  I am in two minds whether to reattach his leg at the required new angle or to give him a peg.  I must admit the peg is tempting.   :mellow:


If you do that you'll HAVE to give him a parrot to sit on his shoulder too.  ;) ;) ;D
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2019, 02:22:19 am »
I'm not sure if i'm up to hand carving a 1/72 parrot.
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2019, 03:09:03 am »
Reality in Scale do 1/35 scale birds, maybe one of them could be modified/painted-up-to-look-like a big macaw or similar?

Probably not this set: http://www.realityinscale.com/epages/61537336.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61537336/Products/35211

Probably this set: http://www.realityinscale.com/epages/61537336.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61537336/Products/35257

Or, maybe, this set: http://www.realityinscale.com/epages/61537336.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61537336/Products/35258



(BNA only have the latter two sets, but they're marked as OUT OF STOCK - Sorry!)
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2019, 03:20:30 am »
Hmmmm, a duck...

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2019, 03:55:11 am »
Wow! :thumbsup:
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2019, 04:06:13 am »
Three little birds....now isn't that a Bob Marley song...;-)

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2019, 04:13:32 am »
I think I may be getting a little bit carried away with this one.
I find myself planning to build a length of triangular section space frame beam to connect the gasbags to the pyramid frame...
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2019, 04:52:33 am »
Hihihi..... You go Fred!

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2019, 07:39:49 am »
Three little birds....now isn't that a Bob Marley song...;-)


Yup and I heard the great man sing it live  :thumbsup:

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2019, 08:37:42 am »
Three little birds....now isn't that a Bob Marley song...;-)


Yup and I heard the great man sing it live  :thumbsup:


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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2019, 07:38:30 am »
Three little birds....now isn't that a Bob Marley song...;-)


Yup and I heard the great man sing it live  :thumbsup:


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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2019, 06:31:22 pm »
I was looking at the etched metal kits at Hobby Lobby. The Ferris wheel kit has some really nice pieces that might work for this.
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2019, 06:33:46 pm »
Thanks guys.

I found a potential pilot and have performed an amputation.  I am in two minds whether to reattach his leg at the required new angle or to give him a peg.  I must admit the peg is tempting.   :mellow:
Due to it being a rather small dinghy the pilot will need to sit on the coaming.  This seemed rather uncomfortable so I extended it.
I also added an engine mounting and was then able to dry fit the engine (Shvetsov M-63) and prop (cut down and reshaped Gladiator).
Sky Pirates Flying Dinghy WIP 24-03-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2019, 01:28:25 am »
You're right.  Maybe I should make them bigger...

Thanks for the tip Kerick.

I've started the gasbag support truss/trellis/arm.  A combination of rod and angle styrene.  Probably far too complex.  It's a bit like a Takom kit...
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Re: Sky Pirate Flying Dinghy.
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2019, 12:44:37 am »
More done on the gasbag support.
Needs some diagonals still to brace it.
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