This will be the first GB I've ever entered on here, or anywhere else for that matter, so quite looking forward to it.
Thanks for some inspired links from Tophe, and much encouragement from him too, I'm working on the asymmetric fore-runner to the Bv 138 twin boom flying boat, the Bv P.111. Various others have built models of this bizarre looking contraption before but to my mind they've stayed too close to the Bv 138 itself, and the best looking sketch of the project had a much different fuselage to the production aircraft, as seen below. This sketch apparently came from a Polish language book on the Bv138 but I can't find a copy of it and I doubt I'd be able to read it anyway.
I spent some time drawing up some plans from the sketch, and it was NOT an easy task either, taking many evenings and taxing my PaintShoPro skills somewhat. Then comparing the drawing with my recently obtained Revell Bv 138 kit I saw I'd need some more bits and pieces, not the least an undercarriage, as my rational for the deeper fuselage concerns it making space for some wheels to make it into an amphibian.
The phrase 'cutting off more than you can chew' comes to mind, but if there wasn't a challenge it wouldn't be as much fun, right?
The drawings and the bits of the kit show how much I'll need to work on it (translates as a LOT!!!) and I'll need a donor Catalina for the wheels and the wing extension but that's en route, and after I get back from a short break next week I'll start cutting plastic.
More reports as they come to me.