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GROUP BUILDS => The Blue Lights GB => Topic started by: zenrat on February 28, 2021, 03:38:44 am

Title: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection - Finished Pics Page 4.
Post by: zenrat on February 28, 2021, 03:38:44 am
The People's Democratic Republic of Victoria take tax evasion very seriously.
Revenue Protection collect taxes with extreme prejudice.  Life is always intense as a RevPro Man. 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50988772262_1dd2ef4136_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kFGMz9)Mi-24 The Start (https://flic.kr/p/2kFGMz9) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

As you can see I have long ago started building a set of floats but have done little more than do the maths to ensure it would actually float and then cut and cap some tube.  I can't remember why the red ball is in the box but I am sure it will come to me...
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: NARSES2 on February 28, 2021, 06:18:52 am
I can't remember why the red ball is in the box but I am sure it will come to me...


Red Nose Day is coming  ;)
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: nighthunter on February 28, 2021, 07:09:01 am
I can't remember why the red ball is in the box but I am sure it will come to me...


Red Nose Day is coming  ;)
Or maybe he was just clowning a-round... :wacko: :rolleyes: ;D

I'll see myself out, lol  :mellow:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2021, 09:51:23 am
The People's Democratic Republic of Victoria take tax evasion very seriously.

I can't remember why the red ball is in the box but I am sure it will come to me...

Wrecking ball for non-explosive stopping of vehicles. Supplied by ACME Inc. Also used as a bloody great door knocker.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: tigercat on March 02, 2021, 02:50:53 pm
Helicopter borne Highball for really serious tax evaders .
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on March 05, 2021, 03:13:30 am
This kit is Italeri sprues in a Tamiya box.
It's therefore not up to Tamiya quality.  It's not terrible but is could be better.
I may have to get the latest Zvezda Mi-24 at some point but am currently fighting the temptation of their Mi-26.

I've got some of the cockpit and interior together and have primed these parts and the insides of the fuselage halves.
I've also made progress on the floats doing some PSR and adding surface detail.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on March 07, 2021, 07:58:45 pm
A picture.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51013986223_645b9e7295_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kHW1NB)Mil Mi-24 WIP 07-03-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2kHW1NB) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Floats will get steps/ladders on the sides and at the back but first need priming and a touch of PSR.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Old Wombat on March 08, 2021, 05:28:04 am
Are you sure they're big enough? :angel:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Mossie on March 08, 2021, 06:04:52 am
You can't be too careful...

(https://i.imgur.com/YBfE4Pv.gif)
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on March 14, 2021, 12:53:07 am
Are you sure they're big enough? :angel:

Yep.  I did the maths.

Fuselage is closed up.  Not without issues.  It shows it's Italeri origins with unTamiya-like vague interior location and need for trimming corners and edges.  The rear cabin is actually glued in at an angle but that won't be seen with the lower side doors closed.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51035165347_a9dc4133fb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKNyBV)Mil Mi-24 WIP 14-03-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2kKNyBV) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on March 16, 2021, 02:53:04 am
A mock up on her floats.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51042521326_60a578001c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kLsgi9)Mi-4 WIP 16-03-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2kLsgi9) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Old Wombat on March 16, 2021, 03:17:36 am
Well, she ain't gonna sink! ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: NARSES2 on March 16, 2021, 07:17:15 am
Well, she ain't gonna sink! ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

That's what I was thinking  ;D
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on March 17, 2021, 04:31:16 am
She's a heavy chopper.  12 Tonnes max takeoff weight.
The PDRV left all the armour in place and routinely carried a full weapons load when protecting their revenue.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: ericr on March 17, 2021, 05:23:58 am

elegant floats
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: loupgarou on March 17, 2021, 06:46:15 am
Are you sure it's not a bit tail-heavy?
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: buzzbomb on March 17, 2021, 06:11:06 pm
Looking the business.

Gotta say though, those floats immediately gave me this  ;)
(https://fantastic-plastic.com/GALILEO%20SIDE.jpg)

Nice work Fred :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat 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.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51048686557_c3087d724a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kLZS1e)Mi-24 WIP 18-03-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2kLZS1e) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat 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...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51075565832_4daa138422_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kPnCh1)Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 01 (https://flic.kr/p/2kPnCh1) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51075462856_b306c98b67_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kPn6Ey)Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 02 (https://flic.kr/p/2kPn6Ey) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51006282780_7087dd8ede_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kHfwQC)Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 03 (https://flic.kr/p/2kHfwQC) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51075565707_12bd429e95_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kPnCeR)Mi-24 WIP 27-03-2021 04 (https://flic.kr/p/2kPnCeR) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

I will be adding ladders for the flight crew to climb up to gain access to their pits.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: ericr on March 27, 2021, 03:56:58 am

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

Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on March 27, 2021, 04:09:30 am

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



What Revenue Protection crews get up to while supposedly on patrol is not for us to speculate...
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 27, 2021, 04:16:50 am
How many water skiers can it tow at the same time?  ;)
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on March 27, 2021, 04:21:18 am
At least five.
(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.7kUAT0ekbCV2OJ6K_yZ3kQHaE8%26pid%3DApi&f=1)
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 27, 2021, 05:00:49 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: ericr on March 27, 2021, 05:11:27 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: NARSES2 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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Post by: scooter 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.

Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Rheged 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.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat 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.
I am building a 1/24 Heller Delahaye.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Pellson 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.

We had a RSwN Commander ski behind a Norrköping-class missile craft all the way from Stockholm to Gotland many years ago. Those boats made 42 knots even on a bad day so it wasn’t as daft as it may sound.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on April 03, 2021, 03:36:40 am
PSR continues. Despite my love of rivetty goodness I have sanded off almost all surface detail.  I believe I am nearly there.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51091865743_1b9ae7b805_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kQPaEX)Mi-24 WIP 03-04-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2kQPaEX) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on April 16, 2021, 06:36:02 am
I've painted the body.  I should probly post a picture.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: NARSES2 on April 16, 2021, 06:57:29 am
I've painted the body.  I should probly post a picture.

Depends who's body ?  :angel:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on April 18, 2021, 04:15:19 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123726955_b5cc0f402b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTCsUc)Mi-24 WIP 18-04-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2kTCsUc) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: NARSES2 on April 18, 2021, 05:34:49 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Old Wombat on April 18, 2021, 06:32:31 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Mossie on April 25, 2021, 03:47:42 am
Another :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: buzzbomb on April 25, 2021, 10:22:42 pm
Yep, nice work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on May 10, 2021, 01:19:44 am
Transfers on.  Masking and some stripes next (to line up with the script thence the odd order of doing things) and then clear.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51169755878_3b523c9f0a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kXGnGj)Mil Mi-24 WIP 10-05-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2kXGnGj) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Flyer on May 10, 2021, 01:37:01 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Old Wombat on May 10, 2021, 03:36:28 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 10, 2021, 05:00:01 am
Very clean!  ;D
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2021, 03:37:53 am
Since the above photo I have added some more colours and painted the rotors.  Finishing is merely a matter of more detail painting followed by painting and attaching weapons.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on May 30, 2021, 03:19:32 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51213060549_fc20bc9e5e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2wjEz)Mil-24 WIP 30-05-2021 (https://flic.kr/p/2m2wjEz) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
I was going to hang small torpedos or bombs on the hardpoints but it has come to my attention that they would hit the floats when dropped.
I painted the canopy framing today.  Wish i'd invested in a mask set.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: NARSES2 on May 30, 2021, 05:48:53 am
Must admit I've bought a lot of masking sets lately.

Peewit are a relatively new brand (to me anyway) and are as good as Eduard IMHO
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: ericr on May 30, 2021, 11:14:27 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on May 31, 2021, 04:05:12 am
Must admit I've bought a lot of masking sets lately.

Peewit are a relatively new brand (to me anyway) and are as good as Eduard IMHO

As I may have mentioned a couple of times I hate masking.  But I have been practicing on aircraft fuselage windows lately and I must admit it is better than the alternatives.  The trick I feel is to make sure the clear parts are securely glued in place so the risk of pushing one into the interior is eliminated.  Dust can still be an issue though.  I would have sworn I had the Norseman sealed up but ti still got inside somehow.
I now need to put satin clear on it all before continuing detail painting.  I was doing this last week when the fuselage leapt off it's supporting rods and threw itself across my dirty shed floor.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 31, 2021, 05:08:04 am

  I was doing this last week when the fuselage leapt off it's supporting rods and threw itself across my dirty shed floor.


We've just GOT to stop this pandemic of suicidal fuselages!  :o
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on June 08, 2021, 05:05:11 am
Canopy is on.
Painting of weapons is underway.
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2021, 04:38:31 am
Very close now...
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection.
Post by: zenrat on June 12, 2021, 06:53:55 am
Mil Mi-24 - PDRV Revenue Protection.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51242013858_39595cbafc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m55Hty)Mil Mi-24 Revenue Protection - 17 (https://flic.kr/p/2m55Hty) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

As detailed in previous back stories the People's Democratic Republic of Victoria jealously guard passage through the Bass Strait, charging ships for taking the short cut rather than go the long way round Tasmania.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51242013903_a20b120bb6_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m55Huk)Mil Mi-24 Revenue Protection - 15 (https://flic.kr/p/2m55Huk) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

The job of ensuring only approved vessels make the passage is tasked to Revenue Protection.  Originally a specialised airforce squadron they have over the years branched out into operating, in addition to aircraft, boats, ACVs, missile batteries, and shore based long range artillery.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51242866300_d79db9ff3c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m5a5SQ)Mil Mi-24 Revenue Protection - 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2m5a5SQ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Revenue Protections' Mils were ex Soviet Airforce - most of them having seen action in Afghanistan serving the Russian backed rebel forces against the Turkish occupiers.  After being completely overhauled in one of the government Aircraft Factories (usually, but not always, #2 at Sale) they were flown to the Mornington Archipelago where they were fitted with their floats (carrying fuel as well as acting as buoyancy).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51241811711_f878ea69c7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m54Fog)Mil Mi-24 Revenue Protection - 10 (https://flic.kr/p/2m54Fog) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

The example shown has had it's intake and exhaust shielding removed.  This was routinely done on aircraft operating against cargo shipping attempting to dodge payments as it improved performance and commercial freighters rarely carried air defence weapons.  Shielding was retained on aircraft operating against smugglers and blockade runners which also bore low visibility paint schemes.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51241811301_c89db2901c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m54Fgc)Mil Mi-24 Revenue Protection - 25 (https://flic.kr/p/2m54Fgc) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

The Model.

Tamiya (nee Italeri) Mil Mi-24.
Scratchbuilt floats.
Torpedoes from Airfix Sea King (the original one).
UB-20-80 rocket pods from Dragon Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons Set 3: Rockets & Bombs

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51241811226_59589e1de3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m54FeU)Mil Mi-24 Revenue Protection - 28 (https://flic.kr/p/2m54FeU) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mil Mi-24 PDRV Revenue Protection - Finished Pics Page 4.
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 12, 2021, 07:05:48 am
Outstanding!  :thumbsup:

Such a mix of shapes, must have been a real pain to figure out what one was when it was approaching you.  :-\
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Post by: Old Wombat on June 12, 2021, 07:16:33 am
Very nice, Fred! :thumbsup:


The odd mix of shapes, being so distinctively varied, may have made it more identifiable rather than less. ;)
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Post by: ericr on June 12, 2021, 12:10:34 pm

grand

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: CANSO on June 12, 2021, 12:21:01 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
10 (ten) thumbs up!
Ama-a-a-a-azing job!
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Post by: DogfighterZen on June 13, 2021, 02:16:09 am
 :o :o That's a monster, not a chopper!  :wub:
I already liked the look of the Hind but the floats give it an even more brutish look. Excellent work, Fred! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: zenrat on June 13, 2021, 03:27:42 am
Thanks folks.

I forgot to explain the float construction.  I started building them shortly after I bought the kit about 8 to 10 years ago (always intended this to end up on floats chasing smugglers).
They are lengths of styrene tube with angled cuts on one end and 1/48 drop tank noses on the other.  To get an appropriate length I looked up the weight of a fully loaded Mi-24 and then estimated how much buoyancy would be needed to support it with half of each float out of the water.  All the other bits were scratchbuilt from rod, tube, sheet, and strip.

It's not a bad kit but detail is soft.  I want to build another Mi-24 but will probably use the (1/72 natch) Zvezda kit.

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Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2021, 05:28:35 am
Excellent build sir  :bow:
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Post by: zenrat on June 13, 2021, 06:19:25 am
Thanks Chris.
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Post by: Weaver on June 13, 2021, 06:46:30 am
That looks great!  :thumbsup:

Helicopter floats are interesting: sometimes they have hemispherical ends, sometimes plain conical, sometimes angled-conical, sometimes angle-cut. They don't need to plane for take-off. but they do have to permit taxiing without an excessive bow wave, which why they can't just be plain cylinders.
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Post by: Nick on June 14, 2021, 03:30:59 am
Looks great! There's something about a float helo that gives it some charm. You should do another one as a flying holiday home with somebody fishing from the pontoon  :lol:
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Post by: PR19_Kit on June 14, 2021, 03:44:49 am
....and with a canoe strapped to the other one.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2021, 04:33:24 am
And all the fish on the other side from the angler looking out of the water and sniggering  ;)
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Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2021, 04:44:50 am
Thanks folks.
I had originally planned hemispheres on both ends of the floats but couldn't find any sphere's the right size.

A Mil-26 on floats would make a nice flying holiday home.  Big enough to have a small fishing boat strapped to one float.
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Post by: scooter on June 14, 2021, 05:44:25 am
The life rings on the sides of the fuselage are a nice touch  ;D
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Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2021, 04:55:04 am
The life rings on the sides of the fuselage are a nice touch  ;D

Thanks Scoot.  I thought that after sinking a cigarette boat running contraband South Australian beer into Westernport Bay it would be nice to be able to drop a life preserver onto the floundering crew so they can remain afloat while the sea lions nibble at their legs...