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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2021, 06:46:15 am »
Are you sure it's not a bit tail-heavy?
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2021, 06:11:06 pm »
Looking the business.

Gotta say though, those floats immediately gave me this  ;)


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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2021, 02:14:09 am »
Just a mock up Loupy.  Float position not fixed yet although they will be positioned so the fore and aft halfway point of the floats is directly below the rotor head as that will be the Centre of Gravity.  Floats also contain additional fuel so they are not solely buoyancy.
Another mock up with winglets and "glass" added.  Fit of the parts containing the engine inlets above and behind the cockpit is abysmal.

Mi-24 WIP 18-03-2021 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2021, 02:33:40 am »
Sometimes the problem with scratchbuilding is knowing when to stop adding detail.
I got sucked into the detail trap with the Mil floats but i've dragged myself out.  That's it.  No more little fiddley bits...

...although I could add handrails and some steps on the rear of the floats and some...

Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 04 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

I will be adding ladders for the flight crew to climb up to gain access to their pits.
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2021, 03:56:58 am »

looks quite like a platform for sunbathing and jumping into the water  ;)


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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2021, 04:09:30 am »

looks quite like a platform for sunbathing and jumping into the water  ;)



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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2021, 04:16:50 am »
How many water skiers can it tow at the same time?  ;)
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2021, 04:21:18 am »
At least five.
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2021, 05:00:49 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2021, 05:11:27 am »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2021, 06:55:18 am »
Neat work on that float ensemble, but pray tell what is, or was French ?
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2021, 07:01:30 am »
Neat work on that float ensemble, but pray tell what is, or was French ?

I'm thinking model show theme.

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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2021, 07:37:36 am »
How many water skiers can it tow at the same time?  ;)

Irrelevant factoid:  an  officer of the British SBS did once successfully water ski behind a Broadsword class frigate off Portland some years ago.  I have a feeling that it was HMS Brazen, but I'm not sure.
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2021, 04:12:35 am »
Neat work on that float ensemble, but pray tell what is, or was French ?

I'm thinking model show theme.



Correctamundo.  Special theme for the 2020 Ballarat show.  The show was cancelled but the theme retained for this years show which is to be held 23rd May.
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Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2021, 05:13:42 am »
How many water skiers can it tow at the same time?  ;)

Irrelevant factoid:  an  officer of the British SBS did once successfully water ski behind a Broadsword class frigate off Portland some years ago.  I have a feeling that it was HMS Brazen, but I'm not sure.

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