Hampden & Thunderchief, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.

Started by ericr, April 21, 2013, 12:04:29 PM

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ericr

What about whiffing by building hybrid aircraft/animals?

I started another topic about aircraft & music intruments where it was mentioned :
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37000.msg597525.html

A splendid example is inspired by this image I found somewhere :


I made a modest realization by combining a 1:72 Me262 and a blue shark (from Schleich, 1/32 I think)



I tried hybrids in both ways (this one with a 1/48 Me262)




Weaver

Alvis Pi has done a few along these lines:

HMCS Coho: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29762.0/highlight,alvis+fish.html

Toad Artillery: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29793.0.html (read the whole thread: there's another one in there too!)

Nils did an Me-262 shark sub too, this one from Tintin: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29688.0.html
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

dumaniac

I like it - will have to look out for plastic sharks

ericr

Quote from: Weaver on April 21, 2013, 12:30:33 PM
Alvis Pi has done a few along these lines:

HMCS Coho: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29762.0/highlight,alvis+fish.html

Toad Artillery: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29793.0.html (read the whole thread: there's another one in there too!)

Nils did an Me-262 shark sub too, this one from Tintin: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29688.0.html

these are impressive!

maybe the Revell X_Ray animal kits, with one half clear plastic, could be a good basis for such builds?

especially the half-clear shark, but they seem to have a toad as well : room for an internal structure and servants ...





ericr

Quote from: dumaniac on April 22, 2013, 01:49:21 AM
I like it - will have to look out for plastic sharks

there are some, in different sizes and brands, and qualities ... shop around!
and as I mentioned, Revel has a big one, with one half in clear plastic : inspiring peculiarity?  :unsure:

pyro-manic

#5
Sotoolslinger did an excellent shark-styled 262-based build a few years back (before he disappeared): http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,28077.75.html
Some of my models can be found on my Flickr album >>>HERE<<<

ericr


a crossing, in the two directions, between a Mirage III R and a sting ray : how whif is this?


the Mirage with ray wings : it gives a softer feeling to its shape :







and the ray with Mirage wings :






I am currently trying out a Manta-ray and B-2 crossing ...


pyro-manic

Hah, excellent! ;D I'm not sure which I like better.....
Some of my models can be found on my Flickr album >>>HERE<<<

VickersVandal

That is COMPLETELY ridiculous!!

I LOVE IT!  ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Biggles modelling loony.

My Biggles Model display website: https://tinyurl.com/y74ydzae

Weaver

Heh - why does the phrase "bullet with butterfly wings" spring to mind.......


Nice one!  :thumbsup:
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

ericr

Quote from: VickersVandal on August 09, 2013, 05:52:12 PM
That is COMPLETELY ridiculous!!

I LOVE IT!  ;D ;D :thumbsup:

I take it as a compliment !  ;D It is quite natural that there can be a feeing of ridiculous when you venture out of the conventional, but it doesn't kill  ;)

Actually, the idea of hybrid aircraft/animals came to me through Pegasus, you know, the winged horse, looking quite good in all its classicallity. I tried it with aircraft wings, for example as below, and then saw beyond horses ...





ericr

Quote from: Weaver on August 09, 2013, 07:04:38 PM
Heh - why does the phrase "bullet with butterfly wings" spring to mind.......


Nice one!  :thumbsup:

did you say "butterfly wings"? I tried those too ... on a Me163 or a B17





McColm


NARSES2

Fantastic work but I especially like the two Pegasus models  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

ericr

Quote from: NARSES2 on August 11, 2013, 01:15:10 AM
Fantastic work but I especially like the two Pegasus models  :thumbsup:

I am preparing a new one with wings from a Tornado : the trick is to keep the mechanism that makes them vary their geometry together ... I think I have found the way :rolleyes: ... we shall see.