Viking Amphibian

Started by Roger the Cabin Boy, June 22, 2008, 07:36:21 AM

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Roger the Cabin Boy

Mention was made about a Viking Amphibian idea over on Sentinel Chicken's thread this morning.,8600.135.html

Perfect. Absolutely just the inspiration I needed.    :wub:
Threw this together in under two hours.   :thumbsup: The hull is a scrap 'Flagon' fuselage, and the outer floats are Harvard gunpods.  Loading ramp at rear, as per JP's diagrams.

I'll be filling and sanding for a couple of days now.    :rolleyes:  Thing is, I'm open to ideas on role, user, schemes.  Could be a Caribbean island hopper, firebomber, military, rescue, luxury toy... I dunno.  Do want to get a quick result though.  Like next weekend.   
The future's so bright, I gotta wear NVGs...


Good gawd Phil!  That's the dogs parts there boy.  I vote for firebomber.

Roger the Cabin Boy

Spooky.  Before reading that, I just rested a Bucc bulged bomb bay over the centreline, gives it a very hunchbacked appearance and SCREAMS 'firebomber' at me.   With plumbing (contrail tubes) poking from the rear loading door. 

Also now thinking of having fixed outer floats to allow for winglets.  I am to winglets  :wub: :wub: :wub: what BdB is to Spats. 

I can get a rattle can of red, or should it be dayglo orange?  But need some nice big numbers tho....  Which one to choose?....

"69, Dude!!"   ;D ;D ;D :drink: :drink:
The future's so bright, I gotta wear NVGs...


All my attention put into this build... :wub:

(trying to imagine this thing on floats)
Understood only by fellow Whiffers....
1/72 Scale Maniac
UUUuuumm, I love cardboard (Cardboard, Yum!!!)
OK, I know I can't stop scratchbuilding. Someday, I will build something OOB....


Eddie M.

Outstanding idea! Even better that you're going to make it reality!! :ph34r: :thumbsup:
Look behind you!

Roger the Cabin Boy


Thanks for the hull offer, but the Flagon fuselage is a perfect fit, and with a bit of shaping should be OK. 

Thinking of putting a FLIR on the top of the nose, for detecting the 'hot spots' through a forest canopy.

The Bucc part is now on the spine as a saddletank.

Now time to get mellow to counteract the monotony of putty/sand/repeat. 

:cheers: :drink: :cheers: :drink: :party: :blink: :drink:

Now by this time I'm plenty high,
you know when your mouth a-getting dry you're plenty high
Looked down the bar I say to my bartender
I said "Look man, come down here", he got down there
So what you want this time?
I said "Look man, a-what time is it?"
He said "The clock on the wall say three o'clock
Last call for alcohol, so what you need?"

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
No I ain't seen my baby since a nigh' and a week,
gotta get drunk man till I can't even speak
Gonna get high man listen to me,
one drink ain't enough Jack you better make it three
I wanna get drunk I'm gonna make it real clear,
I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

:cheers: :drink: :cheers: :drink:
The future's so bright, I gotta wear NVGs...