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« on: September 06, 2007, 01:25:30 pm »
Hi,

Well I've been thinking about this ever since the thread came up about large floatplanes.  I'm still working on my back story but here's a few pics of the progress:



The first float comes together.


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 01:37:49 pm »
And some work on the fuselage and wings:



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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 02:33:06 pm »
:wub: Sweet ! Can't wait to see this baby come together.......I love it so far !

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 03:05:10 pm »
Well it's going to be in RCAF colours   B)  
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 04:57:31 pm »
Even better !

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 06:00:22 pm »
Looking good!
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007, 05:22:11 am »
I like this the way you began.

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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 02:01:44 am »
This is going to be...... erm...... 'Special' isn't it  :blink:

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 05:28:34 am »
This promises to be spectacular  :drink:  
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 11:58:44 am »
Another one in leaky, err I mean leafy roundels. Looking very good so far.  
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2007, 10:54:03 am »
Well work has seriously cut into my modeling time but I have progress a little bit.

I've sorted out how the front wheel will go in the floats:




and I've started on the tail section.  I have a Lancastrian conversion on the go so I had a spare Lancaster rear turret which I thought would work well into the back story.  I also thought a switch to a pair of .5's would be reasonable and I just happened to have a pair from my Coast Command Liberator project (it's getting a turret left over from my planned Halton conversion)  The Squadron Lancaster canopy set has a repacement turret for the twin .5's.  I've also decided the fin and rudder would have to be bigger because of the floats so I've added a couple of extra ribs above the tailplane and one extra rib below:




here's an idea just how big the floats have worked out to be, the main wheels are Lancaster/Shackleton wheels and the front is a Catalina main wheel:


I'm waiting for some bits to arrive so I can finish the fuselage.


 
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2007, 07:14:08 pm »
A bit of progress, it's now looking like something:



Still working out how the canopy will finally look and how the engines will too.
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2007, 07:20:28 pm »
Man, those are big boots ! Looking good !

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2007, 07:35:41 pm »
Well, I think I've worked it out right, this is supposed to be a cross-over from a Lincoln to a Shackleton.  The Lincoln' all up weight is about 75,000 lbs and a Shackleton' is 86,000 lbs, if you divide those by 62.4245 (weight of water per cubic foot) you need some 'big boots'  For my backstory the all up weight of this is even heavier.
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2007, 12:12:39 am »
i think we found our winner, looks fantastic already  :wub:  
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