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Title: BR41 & lancaster, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
Post by: ericr on April 21, 2013, 12:04:29 pm
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 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37000.msg597525.html)

A splendid example is inspired by this image I found somewhere :
(http://static.mygamecover.com/images/360/t/i/360-7173-tinti.jpg)

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

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/requinBu2-s_zps4ebf1c77.jpg)

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

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/requinMe262-s_zpsf23d8b5a.jpg)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: 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
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: dumaniac on April 22, 2013, 01:49:21 am
I like it - will have to look out for plastic sharks
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on April 22, 2013, 07:27:30 am
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 ...




Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on April 22, 2013, 07:28:57 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:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: pyro-manic on April 22, 2013, 10:24:26 am
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
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Mirage and sting ray
Post by: ericr on August 09, 2013, 12:44:20 pm

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 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mirage48-s_zps737783e1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P7240332s_zps27b194ff.jpg)



and the ray with Mirage wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/raie-s_zpsbe7f2e41.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P7240339s_zpsd8a9a675.jpg)


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

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: pyro-manic on August 09, 2013, 12:59:06 pm
Hah, excellent! ;D I'm not sure which I like better.....
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: VickersVandal on August 09, 2013, 05:52:12 pm
That is COMPLETELY ridiculous!!

I LOVE IT!  ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: Weaver on August 09, 2013, 07:04:38 pm
Heh - why does the phrase "bullet with butterfly wings" spring to mind.......


Nice one!  :thumbsup:
Title: Mirage/sting ray Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on August 10, 2013, 11:47:16 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 ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/cheval-beagle-s_zpsd671cfad.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/cheval-constellation-s_zpse8f0becd.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on August 10, 2013, 11:52:54 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

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/me163-papillon-s_zps2cf12645.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/b17-papillon-s_zpsedaaab6e.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: McColm on August 11, 2013, 12:00:08 am
Very impressive !!
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2013, 01:15:10 am
Fantastic work but I especially like the two Pegasus models  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Mirage and sting ray
Post by: ericr on August 11, 2013, 01:57:17 pm
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.

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: Weaver on August 11, 2013, 04:54:34 pm
Bravo!!  ;D :thumbsup:

The Me163 with butterfly wings looks particularly impressive.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Mirage and sting ray
Post by: NARSES2 on August 12, 2013, 02:12:09 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.



Look forward to that  :thumbsup: Eons ago one of the Wargames magazines did a whole article on the Roman Armies "Pegasus" Cohort. The mobile balistas were the best bit. Think it was in a Christmas special.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : pegasus
Post by: ericr on August 12, 2013, 04:25:26 am

I'll post some more pegasus with aircraft wings ;
in the leantime, please consider this variant, replacing the classical horse with a giraffe
(could also be equipped aircraft wings ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/girafe-ailee_zpsa13a7b1f.jpg)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Pegasus Tornado
Post by: ericr on August 19, 2013, 01:04:36 pm
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.



Look forward to that  :thumbsup: Eons ago one of the Wargames magazines did a whole article on the Roman Armies "Pegasus" Cohort. The mobile balistas were the best bit. Think it was in a Christmas special.

Here comes Pegasus Tornado ... (in the usual primaty colours : this time, red)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/cheval-tornado-s_zpsf97e6526.jpg)

wings folded ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P8170141s_zpsa268ed63.jpg)

and wings spread!

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P8170142s_zpsd81b0ac7.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrids aircraft/animal : B-2 / Manta ray
Post by: ericr on August 20, 2013, 11:49:23 am

in this hybrids series, here comes the crossing of a B-2 (Revell 1/144, simply) and ... a Manta ray (I think the brand is Safari Ltd.).

It gives some round smoothness to the B-2 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/b2-s_zps0cfe47a3.jpg)

and, reciprocally, a bit of angularity to the Manta, keeping its big teeth though :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/raiemanta-s_zpsf84c5857.jpg)


PS - actually, does anyone know whether there is a place / topic on this forum best suited for this kind of wild neo-whif?
Narses, you who seem to know it all, is this thread ok here?

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: dumaniac on August 21, 2013, 03:04:15 am
great lateral thinking
Title: Re: hybrids aircraft/animal : B-2 / Manta ray
Post by: NARSES2 on August 21, 2013, 07:20:46 am


PS - actually, does anyone know whether there is a place / topic on this forum best suited for this kind of wild neo-whif?
Narses, you who seem to know it all, is this thread ok here?



I'll take that in the spirit with which it's intended  ;D ;D ;D

This is such a unique collection I personally think it's as good here as any where else on site. It could go in the finished projects section under "Figures, cars etc" or under "sci-fi". If you'd like me to move it then let me know. I'll post a redirection note so people know where it's gone.

I do like that B2Manta by the way  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: A380 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 06, 2014, 02:22:51 pm

a new aircraft / animal crossing :

take :

a flying fish (baby size)

and :

an Airbus A380

there are two results of the crossing (in primary colors,as usual for me) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1150372s_zps68a01d2f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/a380-s_zpse1fe418d.jpg)

and

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1080355s_zps5bd81805.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/poissonvolant1-s_zps65d77791.jpg)


from the following ingredients :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1230276s_zpsa7c8a25c.jpg)

and

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9240195s_zps4de41e23.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2014, 05:00:23 pm
Love the 'fish' series ! Not sure which I like better....the rays or the actual fish ! The A380 fish is awesome !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: NARSES2 on February 07, 2014, 07:12:32 am
Love the flying fish  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: PZL24 and killer whale Re: A380 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 10, 2014, 05:10:14 am

thanks!

another crossing, between Killer Whale and a PZL-24

one way

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/orque-s_zps9614cdc4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1260404s_zpsfbe66425.jpg)


and the other :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pzl24-s_zpsf38437e5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1260407s_zpsa3d00909.jpg)


starting from this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140275s_zps0750762c.jpg)

and that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8090109s_zpsc7c1434f.jpg)

hope you enjoy it ;)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: NARSES2 on February 10, 2014, 07:28:36 am
Amazing imagination  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: zenrat on February 13, 2014, 02:38:51 am
Do you take requests?
I'd like to see you combine a sperm whale with a Hercules please.
Title: Re: hybrids aircraft/animal : B-2 / Manta ray
Post by: Librarian on February 13, 2014, 03:00:52 am

and, reciprocally, a bit of angularity to the Manta, keeping its big teeth though :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/raiemanta-s_zpsf84c5857.jpg)


That is superb, hadn't seen it before. Years ago I read a series of exceptional books called Necroscope by Brian Lumley. One of the best involved a Cold War situation where a giant manta like creature escapes from the Vampire World....this picture instantly recalled that. Have to read them again. Why no one has ever brought them to the big screen is beyond me :unsure:.
Title: PZL24 and killer whale Re: A380 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 13, 2014, 04:46:50 am

thank you all for your appreciation!

Do you take requests?
I'd like to see you combine a sperm whale with a Hercules please.

great idea! I didn't think of it yet, but now you mention it ...

I did something no too far, with a Beriev Be-6 (1/72) and a whale plastic figurine :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/baleine-s_zps4f04eb54.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P9120158s_zps611ab7af.jpg)

but actually, if you are inspired by the Hercules, please have a try at it : my skills are only limited, I would really like seeing hybrids done in a different and possibly more skilled style.

The Hercules certainly has a distinct look, personality, or snout? I have it in my future plans ...

Title: Re: PZL24 and killer whale Re: A380 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 18, 2014, 10:15:21 am

I did something no too far, with a Beriev Be-6 (1/72) and a whale plastic figurine :


by the way here are the original ingerdients for this one :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P2260147s_zpsa2d38dee.jpg)

and

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/PC160126s_zps8175027e.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2014, 08:50:08 pm
Thanks Ericr, that looks great.
And I got to type sperm...snigger.

I must admit I have been eyeing my nephews collection of plastic animals and wondering which ones he wouldn't miss...
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: NARSES2 on February 19, 2014, 07:10:27 am
I've never seen that Revell Madge before
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: McColm on February 21, 2014, 12:14:35 pm
Its the same as the Playfix kit only reboxed.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2014, 01:39:57 pm
Love the big 'whale boats' !

And I had no idea that Beriev kit existed ! Is it new ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: NARSES2 on February 22, 2014, 02:27:06 am
Love the big 'whale boats' !

And I had no idea that Beriev kit existed ! Is it new ?

 :cheers:

Its the same as the Playfix kit only reboxed.

Beer & hockey Capt ??  :cheers: :party: ;D
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on February 22, 2014, 03:37:31 am
Thanks Ericr, that looks great.
And I got to type sperm...snigger.

I must admit I have been eyeing my nephews collection of plastic animals and wondering which ones he wouldn't miss...

 ;D

you can also go to the shop and make your own choice : actually the matching of scales and sizes is at the basis of such an hybrid, and requires some preparation work.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on February 22, 2014, 03:44:42 am
Love the big 'whale boats' !

And I had no idea that Beriev kit existed ! Is it new ?

 :cheers:

Its the same as the Playfix kit only reboxed.


Beer & hockey Capt ??  :cheers: :party: ;D

I think the kit was originally done by VEB in East Germany


Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: rickshaw on February 22, 2014, 03:45:57 am
Its the same as the Playfix kit only reboxed.

Goes back further than that.  It is based on the VEB/Plasticart one - http://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=144103
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: zenrat on February 23, 2014, 02:26:10 am
Thanks Ericr, that looks great.
And I got to type sperm...snigger.

I must admit I have been eyeing my nephews collection of plastic animals and wondering which ones he wouldn't miss...

 ;D

you can also go to the shop and make your own choice : actually the matching of scales and sizes is at the basis of such an hybrid, and requires some preparation work.


Point taken.  I'm currently thinking about merging an elephant and a Wessex.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on February 23, 2014, 02:58:28 am
I'm currently thinking about merging an elephant and a Wessex.

excellent idea! (all the more that I didn't have it  ;) )
I want to see it!

helicopters are probably a good source of crossings : the banana come of course to mind, there have been car/helicopter trials, and recently I stumbled upon a picture of a hippo with chopper propeller on top ...

and about elephants, they even exist in 1/72, for scale accuracy, and injection plastic  ;D (Zvevda or HAT)
Title: Letov S16 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 02, 2014, 08:35:03 am
a new hybridization, from this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P9200097s_zps3cb476b3.jpg)

with that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/IMG_0434s_zps28b98abe.jpg)

which gives on the one hand this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/letovs16_zpsa065c30d.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P2230528_zps51195f01.jpg)

and on the other hand that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P2230519s_zps37bd2f1c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/poissonvolant2-s_zpsab5b10df.jpg)


Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: NARSES2 on March 03, 2014, 06:53:01 am
Wonderfull, both of them  ;D
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: McColm on March 07, 2014, 04:45:05 pm
Great work.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: Army of One on March 09, 2014, 10:11:16 am
Some very imaginative work there and very well finished to boot.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: Weaver on March 09, 2014, 11:17:27 am
Those two are splendid - it's interesting (and slightly disturbing) how well the bits go together.
Title: Letov S16 and flying fish Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: ericr on March 10, 2014, 01:20:52 pm
Those two are splendid - it's interesting (and slightly disturbing) how well the bits go together.

thank you all! I have more to come  :rolleyes: even "worse"  ;D

I am happy to be disturbing  ;) : I consciously try to have matchings which fit well, and have something plausible to them : that makes the effect on th emind : impossible but still, somehow, not devoid of meaning ...

It involves asome preparatory study work in terms of size (that means choosing the roght scale for the kit, or size for the figurine) and also of general shape (that's a bit bit more delicate ... I was not sure about the letov,which is angulous, unlike fish, but it turned out not too bad it seems)



PS - how do these people do to have a changing subject in long running threads? I would like to make the current crossing visible in the title, when it appears in the forum pages

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : Me262/Shark
Post by: zenrat on March 11, 2014, 03:49:08 am
I think the fish with the biplane wings looks sad.
Like it misses it's fins...

If you click on page 1 of the thread and open your very first post you can then use edit to change the title of that thread and that change will appear in the list of posts.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 11, 2014, 05:18:42 am
I think the fish with the biplane wings looks sad.
Like it misses it's fins...

if you see feelings in the eye of a fish, then it means I succeeded in making an expressive build  ;D

ok, it lost fins, but gained even more wings, no? :rolleyes:

If you click on page 1 of the thread and open your very first post you can then use edit to change the title of that thread and that change will appear in the list of posts.


ah, thanks for the tip!

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: McColm on March 12, 2014, 12:44:53 pm
Impressive, got a sort of Harry Potter appeal to them. Something Hagrid and Arthur Weasley had a go at!!
Title: dragonfly and PZL 7 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2014, 01:56:15 am

another hybridization, in the insect world this time, from this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/IMG_0436s_zpsac653722.jpg)

with that (I like the inverted gull wings of these PZLs):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7230036s_zps1d8210d4.jpg)


which gives on the one hand this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/libellule-s_zps88862d03.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7080234s_zpse9f6029d.jpg)




and on the other hand that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/pzl7-s_zps5e72f289.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7080248s_zps70d85a8d.jpg)



Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on March 15, 2014, 03:01:50 am
The world of insects in 2,000,000 years time ?

Echoing Weaver's thoughts they look quite spooky if you are concerned by genetic engineering. Amazing work
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on March 16, 2014, 03:17:57 am
Excellent.
They both look like they come right out of Lexx.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 17, 2014, 05:22:41 am
thanks for your appreciation ; I dod'nt know Lexx, will take a look.

not only fish and insects, but also, of course, birds are preys of choice for crossings :

like, from this swan :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC160127s_zps52b98d35.jpg)


and a sopwith triplane :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P5210356s_zpsc08a9fa8.jpg)


you can get this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/cygne-n_zps616650ce.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7100170s_zpsda41b899.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on March 18, 2014, 03:30:08 am
Lexx was a Sci Fi series.  The spaceships were very insectile.

The Sopwith Swan is good.  She looks proud of her wings and is pleased to show them off.

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 18, 2014, 04:33:57 am
Lexx was a Sci Fi series.  The spaceships were very insectile.

The Sopwith Swan is good.  She looks proud of her wings and is pleased to show them off.



pleasure is certainly the leading principle here  ;D
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Knightflyer on March 18, 2014, 05:25:28 am
I must admit to 'not liking' these creations when I first saw them ....but now, well they've definitely grown on me. ;D where's the Sopwith with the swan's wings, or did I miss that?
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 18, 2014, 10:36:07 am
I must admit to 'not liking' these creations when I first saw them ....but now, well they've definitely grown on me. ;D where's the Sopwith with the swan's wings, or did I miss that?

thanks for changing your mind in this direction  ;D
was it maybe the colors? or the modelling skill? I can admit improvability, for sure, and actually I encourage better technicians to do it better, I would be happy! Anyway, it is quite a but different from the rest, so acquiring the taste may well take time  ;)

There is no Sopwith with swan's wings actually (well, not yet), I wonder where I put them? I will find back and report  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 20, 2014, 02:18:32 am

the series started some time ago, and I didn't find the wings of the previous swan (strange, how could I forget?), but here is something else about swans : a couple, one resting and one extending wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PC290238s_zpsd56de3e8.jpg)

and a couple of Widgeons (from Grumman, I mean) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PC300251s_zpsf6a9ce8c.jpg)


they crossed into, on the one side, a resting Widgeon and one extending wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/widgeon-cygnes-s_zps5446156b.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1160342s_zps2fda66a9.jpg)


and, on the other side, swans doing the same with Widgeon wings ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cygnes-widgeons-s_zps33b2ea15.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5010272s_zps198f18d9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4300264s_zps91301aea.jpg)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2014, 06:41:52 am
I must admit to 'not liking' these creations when I first saw them ....but now, well they've definitely grown on me. ;D where's the Sopwith with the swan's wings, or did I miss that?

now I remember what I did with this swan's wings :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/siat-cygne-s_zpsf5df56b7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PC280226s_zps0ce41af0.jpg)

which is a crossing with a SIAT (1/48, one of those very cheap PM models, nice to work with)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9050133s_zpsaf33ec88.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on March 23, 2014, 08:30:21 am
That Flamingo with swan wings looks nice
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2014, 01:12:17 pm
thanks for your appreciation!

here is another bird/aircraft : I had a head left from a previous mix, coming from an american eagle :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PB100269s_zps051642e5.jpg)

ans I had in mind a picture I saw somewhere on the net :

(http://s3.e-monsite.com/2011/02/02/05/1457Avion-oiseau.jpg)

so I picked a quadri-jet in my stash, of an appropriate scale :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9140056s_zpsc8510f74.jpg)

and here is how it looks :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3170153s_zps264c9c25.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3170156s_zpsa7afba05.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b747-s_zpsd972755b.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Captain Canada on March 23, 2014, 01:18:20 pm
This is some crazy stuff...but we like it !

I love that red fish from a few posts back, with the biplane wings.....awesome !

Then I see the yellow dragonfly, and I can't decide which I like better, the fish with aero wings, or the aero fuse with bug wings !

But, my favourite so far are the pair of Swans with gosseling wings. Now those are neat !

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2014, 01:33:00 pm
thanks!

Someone told me the eagle-headed 747 could be made in an "Air Force One" style : excellent idea  :thumbsup:

The geese with Gosling/Wodgeon wings do have some expression indeed  ;)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on March 27, 2014, 08:32:48 am
Someone told me the eagle-headed 747 could be made in an "Air Force One" style : excellent idea  :thumbsup:


Oh yes that would look good
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on March 28, 2014, 04:52:43 am
I saw these and I thought of this thread.
(http://cdn0.mumbrella.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Screen-Shot-2013-03-22-at-8.37.39-PM-468x329.png)
(http://cdn0.mumbrella.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Screen-Shot-2013-03-22-at-9.24.13-PM-468x337.png)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 28, 2014, 09:21:31 am
I saw these and I thought of this thread.


dramatic pictures indeed!

Given that it's Sea Shepherds who are making them, the message is rather pacific,
but the image is different from what I do, which is essentially unarmed  ;D
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on April 01, 2014, 01:12:23 pm

I am into something a bit wild I'm afraid ...

when I saw this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_0433s_zps25533631.jpg)

I thought of that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3060064s_zps75ad04a1.jpg)

we shall see what it becomes ...

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on April 02, 2014, 07:09:17 am
I can see where that thought is going to lead....I think  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on April 10, 2014, 04:20:16 pm
they had quite close wingspans : 23 - 25 cm ...


and they still have  ;D
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Captain Canada on April 10, 2014, 06:25:46 pm
That's gonna be a good one  :thumbsup:

Love the whale and dolphin pics....oh my ! Especially the whale. The poor 'battle dolphin' wouldn't get anywhere near it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on April 17, 2014, 12:43:43 pm
they had quite close wingspans : 23 - 25 cm ...


and they still have  ;D


here is one :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4160248s_zps3337ec59.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4160247s_zps3b6ac4e9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/hibou-s_zps1108dbdc.jpg)

(I hope you appreciate the orientation of the wings, forward swept ...  ;D )
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on April 18, 2014, 07:54:16 am
Almost looks as though an owl met a bat - very good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on April 18, 2014, 11:40:58 pm
Almost looks as though an owl met a bat - very good  :thumbsup:

yes indeed, I thought that too when I saw the result  :unsure:

hybrid animals would be a whole other topic in itself  ;)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on April 19, 2014, 01:26:27 am
Reminiscent of Bubo from Clash of the Titans.
Very good, works really well.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on April 19, 2014, 05:31:12 am
Almost looks as though an owl met a bat - very good  :thumbsup:

yes indeed, I thought that too when I saw the result  :unsure:



I think it's the way the owls wing attaches to the leading edge of the aircraft wing, makes them look like a bat's forelegs and the way they attach to it's wings
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on April 20, 2014, 08:06:27 am
we shall see what it becomes ...

here is one :

and here comes the other :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/berkut-s_zpsa1160770.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4180273s_zps05c51f9f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4180274s_zps12e74fca.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on April 20, 2014, 08:49:15 am
Now that is another nice one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on April 27, 2014, 05:15:41 am

thanks!

a larger picture :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4180273_zpse48a2f64.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on April 28, 2014, 04:27:24 am
That works really well.  Good job.

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on June 10, 2014, 12:52:43 pm

a new brid / aicraft hybrid (I still have an eagle head or two in my spare parts ... this is not over yet)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6080220s_zpsa92c15a6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b17-200-s_zps951cdd6a.jpg)

this involves a small 1/200 B-17 I had bought cheap, not exactly knowing what to do with it, quite some time ago

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1070263s_zpsc7e0631e.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on June 15, 2014, 01:26:39 am

a new brid / aicraft hybrid (I still have an eagle head or two in my spare parts ... this is not over yet)


the eagle head comes form the Lindberg American eagle

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PB100269s_zps051642e5.jpg)

I used wings for other projects, like this one, where wings span was just the same as this 1/48 F-14

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tomcat-aigle-s_zps5f9b8cad.jpg)


of for a flying boat with Revell's tug

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tug-s_zpsfffb126d.jpg)

and the bodies were also used in hydrid assemblies :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/aigle-tomcat-s_zps0e993dec.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/aigle-h5-s_zps88166c05.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/PA170420s_zpsc4836b6e.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on June 15, 2014, 07:37:06 am
Those bird like jets are just superb - sculpture is the only category that I can think of that suits them  :bow:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Librarian on June 15, 2014, 08:17:11 am
Superb :wub: :thumbsup: These really remind me of those wonderful designs by Kevin O'Neill in 2000AD comic years ago....Gooney Birds in Nemesis and the fantastic Metalzoic.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on June 15, 2014, 12:56:47 pm
thanx!

(but I have a weird feeling : I don't see the pictures in my post ... I hope you do?  :-\)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 15, 2014, 01:06:31 pm
ericr, I see pictures,  amazing  use of parts, and imagination in them as well.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on June 16, 2014, 05:09:07 am
Superb :wub: :thumbsup: These really remind me of those wonderful designs by Kevin O'Neill in 2000AD comic years ago....Gooney Birds in Nemesis and the fantastic Metalzoic.

I'd forgotten them.  I've got scans of the complete Nemesis saga on my other computer.  I'll have to dig the relevant pages out so Eric can see them.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on June 18, 2014, 07:39:14 am
Those bird like jets are just superb - sculpture is the only category that I can think of that suits them  :bow:

a new Whiffies category?   ;)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on June 18, 2014, 07:39:57 am
Superb :wub: :thumbsup: These really remind me of those wonderful designs by Kevin O'Neill in 2000AD comic years ago....Gooney Birds in Nemesis and the fantastic Metalzoic.

I'd forgotten them.  I've got scans of the complete Nemesis saga on my other computer.  I'll have to dig the relevant pages out so Eric can see them.


I'd be glad to see that, I don't know about it, and all sources of inspiration are welcome !
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on June 21, 2014, 05:55:53 am
Here you go Eric.

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/GoonyBird01_zps2f82d222.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/GoonyBird01_zps2f82d222.jpg.html)
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/GoonyBird02_zpscf4579f9.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/GoonyBird02_zpscf4579f9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on June 21, 2014, 08:06:30 am
Here you go Eric


argh!!!!!!  :blink:

now I just have to find myself a Concorde somewhere !
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: ericr on August 03, 2014, 01:50:23 pm
hi all,

a new one, in the aircraft / insect range :
crossing a SR71 fuselage I had left over from another hybridization  :wacko:,
and the wings of a butterfly
(well, actually, these ones are sold as fairy wings ...  :rolleyes:)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7300484s_zpse3183366.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/sr71papillon-s_zpsb7e6eea3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7300481s_zpsd1e85868.jpg)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 03, 2014, 01:57:23 pm
nice one Eric  :thumbsup:
top work as ever
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: McColm on August 03, 2014, 05:26:50 pm
Great build.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: zenrat on August 03, 2014, 06:41:59 pm
Good job.  The opacity of the wings adds something. Almost like they are force fields rather than solid objects.
Now let's see the caterpillar it chrysalised from.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: NARSES2 on August 04, 2014, 12:43:04 am
That is wonderfull.

For some reason my mind immediately wandered back to the late 60's  :blink: ;D
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: zenrat on August 04, 2014, 06:13:09 pm
<sing (badly)> In a gadda da vida baby...
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: ericr on August 06, 2014, 02:36:37 pm
<sing (badly)> In a gadda da vida baby...


aaaarrrggghhh ! how is it possible that I hadn't even thougt of this!  :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
ah, memories re-appear through the smoke ...   :mellow:  :drink: :blink:

I like my invention even better : thanks for giving it a musical background, most appropriate!   :cheers:

and thanks all for the appreciation : it inclines me to do even more, or better, or ...  :wacko:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : insects kits !
Post by: ericr on October 06, 2014, 10:53:22 am
 I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzQwWDEwNzg=/z/JX8AAOxy0NtTFlhJ/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

(http://plamodel.up.seesaa.net/image/Heller20ORYCTES20NASICORNIS.jpg)

what a nice Whiffing material !
I don't know yet what I will do with them, but I'll keep you posted ...

Do you know any other such insect kits?

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : SR71 and butterfly
Post by: NARSES2 on October 07, 2014, 07:14:51 am
I've seen the stag beetle before but not the others
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/animals : dogs!
Post by: ericr on November 21, 2014, 04:21:09 am
I just wanted to quote this here in this thread : it opens new perspectives ...

BTW, some ...artistic stuff - Dog mash-ups!

The Schnauzer fighter

(http://usvsth3m.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GvvDYkf.jpg)


The Golden retriever bomber

(http://usvsth3m.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/uq1thl6.jpg)


The Beagle Spitfire

(http://usvsth3m.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/XuyD4cf.jpg)


CG is one thing, but doing this in hardware form...?  :rolleyes:
Title: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on December 07, 2014, 02:06:07 am

another form of hybrids, still involving aircraft.
The story of how it came about is that I used an old 1/100 B727 from East-Germany I had to make a flying boat with a 1/72 hull, described elsewhere on this forum, and then I remembered I wanted to make a B727 in that scale (because it's the biggest available in injection plastic I think) with the famour Calder Branniff livery, so I had to find another one. And then on ebay I found a lot wih two of them, plus two Tu-20 Bear at the same 1/100 scale, quite large.
And I had been considering putting a water tap at the nose of an aircraft for quite some time (why? ... well ... I don't quite know ... but it does have a look, I think).

So here it is, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PB230267s_zpsa4c1c233.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/robinet-s_zpsb8543b93.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PB230263s_zpsfc513ee8.jpg)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 07, 2014, 05:44:07 am
A new view on the 'Water Bomber' theme perhaps?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on December 08, 2014, 07:24:44 am
A new view on the 'Water Bomber' theme perhaps?  ;D :lol:

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on December 09, 2014, 03:51:24 am
You're plumbing new depths...

...tapping into a rich vein of humour...

...and something about cracks that I can't quite put my finger on right now (eeeeeuuuuuughh!)
Title: insect/car Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on December 23, 2014, 10:34:24 am
I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzQwWDEwNzg=/z/JX8AAOxy0NtTFlhJ/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

(http://plamodel.up.seesaa.net/image/Heller20ORYCTES20NASICORNIS.jpg)

what a nice Whiffing material !
I don't know yet what I will do with them, but I'll keep you posted ...

Do you know any other such insect kits?



here we go, I used the first one : crossed the coccinella with a 1/43 citroen 2cv like this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC040333s_zps0ba7c307.jpg)


the VW beetle would have been much too obvious a choice  :wacko:
and like this it looks nice too, the scale-mix fits nicely :

Of course I did it both ways : the wheeled coccinella

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220454s_zps167da7c2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220444s_zps2cfb906f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/coccinelle2cv-s_zpsb54c33d5.jpg)


and the legged 2cv :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/2cvcoccinelle-s_zps8d20a3dc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220453s_zps887e3c06.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PC220449-s_zps8403eba0.jpg)

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on December 24, 2014, 12:57:35 am
So the original Beetle Bug ?

Genius sir  :bow: You have such a creative mind
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on December 26, 2014, 04:09:43 am
Excellent.  Shades of the Cat Bus in My Neighbour Totoro.  Very good.
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on December 28, 2014, 03:24:49 am
thanks for your appreciation!
If there were a crazy/zany/wacky but with poetry category I'd be happy to go for it  ;D

Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: steelpillow on December 28, 2014, 06:07:15 am
Just discovered this wonderful thread.

This 1972 album cover by  Roger Dean carries a drawing of an actual model made some years earlier. Possibly my favourite hybrid whiff ever. He did others, too. Collecting his album covers is something I do on those rare occasions when I have cash in hand.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Budgie_Squawk.jpg)
Title: Re: hybrid aircraft/other objects ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 01, 2015, 03:23:26 am
Just discovered this wonderful thread.

This 1972 album cover by  Roger Dean carries a drawing of an actual model made some years earlier. Possibly my favourite hybrid whiff ever. He did others, too. Collecting his album covers is something I do on those rare occasions when I have cash in hand.


a very inspiring image indeed : it would just need a bird skull, and then choose a SR71 kit of the appropriate scale.
I have to go and look for a bird head : I still have heads from the Lindberg American Eagle ...
Title: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 01, 2015, 03:58:15 am

ahother kind of hybridization : giving wings to bottles :

this is a Sopwith Camel (1/32) upon a belgian beer bottle (I liked the top/cork) of the brand "Paix Dieu"

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/camel-s_zpsdd0faf00.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1020063s_zpsfbcf5426.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1020068s_zps349bf3f8.jpg)

Title: Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on February 01, 2015, 07:15:25 am
The use of the stopper as the pilot is just artistic genius  :bow:
Title: Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 12, 2015, 04:51:42 am

I don't think I share this one with you, a bit older :

a 1/144 Space Shuttle crossed with a bottle form a well-known sweet soda brand :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttlecoca-s_zps7e99afa1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8250096s_zps36fa0d83.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8250098s_zps9dd2efe6.jpg)

Title: Re: bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2015, 04:59:54 am
Love the beetles. The one looks like a computer mouse while the other just looks creepy !

The bottles are just excellent. Love them both.

 :cheers:
Title: more bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 18, 2015, 11:49:48 am
and now ... the jet versions of the flying bottles :

you might remember I used a few F100 Supersabres cut in two :   

backs  for a Cadillac Ranch inspired alignment :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39495.msg659454.html#msg659454 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39495.msg659454.html#msg659454)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/supersabreranch-s_zps2158ae95.jpg)

and fronts coming out of the grey :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39495.msg660815.html#msg660815 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39495.msg660815.html#msg660815)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PB110212s_zps2f14b2e6.jpg)

here come their wings, which were not lost for all :

with another soda bottle of a well known brand :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/jetcoca-s_zps9908f6f3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2020395s_zpsa72582df.jpg)

and with a can of yet another soda brand :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/jetcanette-s_zps22738429.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2020404s_zpsbcbe2813.jpg)

Title: Re: more bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 18, 2015, 12:53:22 pm
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2020404s_zpsbcbe2813.jpg)

Now that's what I CALL an exhaust pipe!  :o
Title: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2015, 12:08:31 am

and soon I am going to try out wine bottles ...

 
Title: Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 22, 2015, 02:02:38 am
Are you having to empty them yourself?  :wacko:
Title: Re: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 22, 2015, 03:58:41 am
Are you having to empty them yourself?  :wacko:

it is indeed integral part of my approach to whiffing and modelling
 :drink: :blink:

(but *not* the source of inspiration, mind you !  :mellow: )
Title: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 24, 2015, 09:39:15 am

I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)


(http://plamodel.up.seesaa.net/image/Heller20ORYCTES20NASICORNIS.jpg)





here we go again, I used this one crossed  with a 1/76 M16 halftrack (Revell, ex-Matchbox, with diorama) like this :

(http://www.modelys.fr/img/produit/m16-halftrack-revell-03228-modelys.jpg)

And of course I did it both ways : the halftrack Oryctes Nasicornis :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/scarabeerhino-s_zps33ccc3e0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180244s_zps6d31320a.jpg)

(http://http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180242s_zpsc3b38074.jpg)

on the diorama (itself also red-yellow-blue-ed) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180245s_zpsb6172ab3.jpg)

and the legged M16 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/m16-s_zps5ff7844a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180236s_zpse7db65b1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P2180237s_zps2a35de7a.jpg)

Title: Re: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Weaver on February 24, 2015, 10:24:15 am
The half-track with legs looks to have potential in the WWII walkers field (there are others).
Title: Re: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Captain Canada on February 24, 2015, 03:53:09 pm
Neat stuff. Not sure which one I like better....probably the legged one.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on February 25, 2015, 01:49:11 am
I like the half track bug best.

Good job Eric.
Title: Re: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on February 25, 2015, 06:41:04 am
I like the half track bug best.

Good job Eric.


Me as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: M16 halftrack / insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: NARSES2 on February 25, 2015, 06:43:34 am
I can just see these being dug up by some future archaeologist in 1,000 or so years time and the ensuing tv (or whatever they have then) programme explaining the  secret transport designs of the ancients  ;D
Title: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2015, 12:06:50 am
thanks all! I still have an ant and a big hirned bug in the insect stash : we'll see what they will cross with ...

meantimes, I think I haven't yet introduced to you thisMe262 (1/144) with wings of a cicada :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cigale-s_zps4fb11624.jpg)

I put it in a frame, to look like what insect collectors do, and hang it on my wall :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1070082s_zps43e9303c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1070096s_zpsbde4f0ce.jpg)

Title: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on February 26, 2015, 02:02:47 am
I don't know about that one Eric.  To me it looks like it needs either a tail of some sort or something to make it obvious which end is the front - maybe a couple of drop tanks on the mounts under the nose?
Or some night fighter radar aerials which would be a nod towards those big fringed moth antennae.
Title: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2015, 04:40:42 am
I don't know about that one Eric.  To me it looks like it needs either a tail of some sort or something to make it obvious which end is the front - maybe a couple of drop tanks on the mounts under the nose?
Or some night fighter radar aerials which would be a nod towards those big fringed moth antennae.


I see your point zenrat, thanks for the suggestion : I think the radar which sometimes goes with Me262 would look fine indeed, but I don't have that at hand in 1/144 ; I could try something with simpler antennas from the scrap box, even not to scale actually.
It is a bit schematic indeed : actually it was a fast reuse of that Me262 frame which was there, coming as spare from a twin-seat kit I used for something else, and without a tail fin. The cockpit does give a sense of orientation though, front/back as well as up/down.
Title: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: steelpillow on February 26, 2015, 01:59:48 pm
I can tell immediately which is the front because I know which way round a butterfly's wings go.

The radar antenna idea is spot on. It needn't be to precise scale, just something suggestive.
Title: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: dumaniac on March 01, 2015, 11:54:06 pm
great imagination - love the concepts and combinations
Title: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: zenrat on March 02, 2015, 02:54:52 am
Even just a couple of lengths of guitar string (top E would be about right) or other stiff wire would do the trick.
Title: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2015, 02:07:39 am
indeed I can find simple antenna/mandibula things. I just have to think a bit about it, and then hang it off the wall and do it ...

Title: Re: Me262 & cicada insect Re: hybrid aircraft/animals
Post by: Captain Canada on March 07, 2015, 06:51:22 am
That's pretty neat. Makes an interesting wall hanging as well !

 :cheers:
Title: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2015, 03:47:40 am
this bottle of "vin de paille" from Jura got wings (and engines) from a BAE Trident (1/100) :
the sizes were fitting quite well  ;)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tridentba-s_zpsuhhkroa4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010309s_zpsq35eabvd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010307s_zpsutbkaand.jpg)


and as an aside,I also tried this crossing between a Coke bottle and a 1/32 Piper Cub, with wheel from elsewhere ... :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010299s_zpscxpxiknw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010295s_zpskwprhi02.jpg)
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 08, 2015, 07:27:26 am
these are delightfully whimsical, and show an eye for shape and pattern matching that should be applauded .  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 08, 2015, 07:34:19 am
Love the wine bottle...especially with the cork sticking out !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2015, 10:48:15 am
You realise that if it's based in a Trident the nosewheel should be offset 2 ft. to the left I hope?  ;D
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: JayBee on March 08, 2015, 10:54:25 am
I think it is  offset to the side, but after emptying the bottle of wine you can't tell.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2015, 11:26:18 am
After looking at kitbasher's Comet I think it should have red wings, but that would upset ericr's 'single colour' philosophy.  ;D
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2015, 12:23:51 pm
I think it is  offset to the side, but after emptying the bottle of wine you can't tell.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I also think it is offset to the side, but I am not completely sure it was on purpose  ;D
The original kit (an old east-german one) featured a piece meant especially for this offset.

I would like to say, as I said in the past, that if anyone with modelling skill beter mastered than mine would like to take up one of these idea, I would welcome it, for sure  :smiley:
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2015, 12:24:48 pm
After looking at kitbasher's Comet I think it should have red wings, but that would upset ericr's 'single colour' philosophy.  ;D

I sometimes do use more than one color at a time : I even go up to three actually.

Do you have a pointer to the Comet you mention?

Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2015, 01:15:01 pm
After looking at kitbasher's Comet I think it should have red wings, but that would upset ericr's 'single colour' philosophy.  ;D

I sometimes do use more than one color at a time : I even go up to three actually.

Do you have a pointer to the Comet you mention?

This thread ericr :- http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40287.msg675450/topicseen.html#new (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40287.msg675450/topicseen.html#new)
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2015, 01:58:53 pm
After looking at kitbasher's Comet I think it should have red wings, but that would upset ericr's 'single colour' philosophy.  ;D

I sometimes do use more than one color at a time : I even go up to three actually.

Do you have a pointer to the Comet you mention?

This thread ericr :- http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40287.msg675450/topicseen.html#new (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40287.msg675450/topicseen.html#new)

ah yes, I had seen it, beautiful indeed : I don't know why I was imagining a Me163 Komet with red wings ... and a yellow fuselage


Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2015, 07:19:31 pm
I don't know why I was imagining a Me163 Komet with red wings ... and a yellow fuselage

Hehehe, the mind BOGGLES!  ;D
Title: Re: BAE Trident and wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 09, 2015, 07:33:30 am
The Coke bottle/Piper Cub combination is just  :bow:
Title: Piper Cub & Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 11, 2015, 12:27:46 am
these are delightfully whimsical, and show an eye for shape and pattern matching that should be applauded .  :thumbsup:

thanks! the matching of shapes and sizes is indeed a good part of the game!
finding the right bottle for the right wings, and reciprocally  ;D

In the case of the Coke Cub I felt it looks quite fine, and when I was looking in ma scrao box for wheel, the large spats sprung to attention.

I use another Coke bottle earlier in this thread, with a 1/144 Space Shuttle ...

The building has been a bit shaky on this one, partly because the bottle plastic is not easy to work with, and glues dont't stick too well,and I work with very basic tools and skills.
But as I sometimes say, if anyone out here with better skills than mine wants to make a follow up or a cover version (event with non primary colors ;) ) please do so, I would be honored, and pleased as well.

Title: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2015, 04:40:37 pm
[...], but that would upset ericr's 'single colour' philosophy.  ;D

Here comes an example of more-than-one-colour endeavour :

Considering the same BAE Trident (1/100) as before:

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/KVZ%20Trident.JPG)

I had a remaining fuselage, which has a diameter nearly perfectly fitting that of the Heller 1/125 Ariane 5 :

(http://static.oupsmodel.com/26545-thickbox_default/heller-espace-80441-ariane-5-1-125.jpg)

HENCE this hybrid, evoking space travel for the masses :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/f3ee1774-e68e-4289-adcd-d270e0643fe4_zpsiamqkkwc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010323s_zps5wl1r0vb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3010325s_zpsftofogki.jpg)


(and no i still have the back half of the fuselage left ...  :unsure:)

Title: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: lenny100 on March 12, 2015, 04:48:49 pm
now that i realy like
Title: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 13, 2015, 02:48:31 am
^^^^

What Lenny said, that's BRILLIANT ericr!  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Piper Cub & Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on March 13, 2015, 04:22:40 am

The building has been a bit shaky on this one, partly because the bottle plastic is not easy to work with, and glues dont't stick too well,and I work with very basic tools and skills.
But as I sometimes say, if anyone out here with better skills than mine wants to make a follow up or a cover version (event with non primary colors ;) ) please do so, I would be honored, and pleased as well.


One thing you might consider for future bottle projects is to drill holes in the plastic bottle, put wires or rods through them from one side to the other, and then superglue the kit parts to the wires. That way the load-bearing connection between the bottle and the kit parts is mechanical rather than chemical.
Title: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on March 13, 2015, 04:25:18 am
Love the Triane!  ;D

That needs putting in a diorama with a bunch of suitcase-carrying 1950s civvies waiting patiently to walk up a REALLY tall air-stairs truck... ;) ;D
Title: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 13, 2015, 05:40:15 am
Love the Triane!  ;D

That needs putting in a diorama with a bunch of suitcase-carrying 1950s civvies waiting patiently to walk up a REALLY tall air-stairs truck... ;) ;D

Hysterical laughter here at the PR19 Hangar!  :lol:

Imagine the guys at AiM's looks when you place an order for TWENTY sets of airstairs!  :o ;D
Title: Re: BAE Trident and Ariane 5 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 13, 2015, 07:39:17 am

thanks for your appreciation : it encourages me to go even further and higher  ;D

the air-stairs truck better be an escalator, for not too sportive passengers ...

If someone would prefer a more "convincing" livery, it imagine doing this a bit like in 2001 Space Odyssey, with a PanAm style ...

Title: Arado 196 and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 18, 2015, 12:45:36 am

I had parts left from an Ar196 (the floats were used elsewhere), and a nice small can of Coke, and the fit looked nice, scalewise at least ; and I also had these wheels in spats, most probably from a Ar 95 (wheeled version), so here it goes :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ar196-s_zpsabprda6p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070340s_zpsqppdrxce.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070342s_zpsbbwao1r6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070343s_zpsbpwd68uj.jpg)
Title: Re: Arado 196 and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 18, 2015, 12:59:31 am
Excellent. 
If you made one with a full can and shook it up enough it could really fly...
Title: Re: Arado 196 and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: su27rules on March 18, 2015, 01:44:55 am
 :mellow: :lol: :thumbsup: ;)
Title: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 19, 2015, 12:58:17 am

that's an interesting view at propulsion indeed  ;)

but I tried another configuration with a Noorduyn Norseman, where it would be more about spraying the land :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cocanorseman-s_zpselzoizbc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070348s_zpsrhnivbje.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3070350s_zps4k27s59u.jpg)
Title: Re: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2015, 02:50:25 am
You're about as fast building your hybrids as Dizzy is doing his stuff!  :o
Title: Re: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 19, 2015, 06:22:07 am
You're about as fast building your hybrids as Dizzy is doing his stuff!  :o

I had a few in the background actually, I don't post them as soon as they are done.
And those are not very long to build either  ;D

Title: Re: Norseman and Coke can Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 19, 2015, 08:21:07 am
Love the Norseman "canoplane"  :thumbsup:
Title: Champagne bottle and aircraft Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2015, 09:19:17 am

and now for a different kind of foam :

champagne!

with Supersabre wings, as in the other examples before

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/jetchamp-s_zpsgc5akye8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130379s_zpsyc8mmfgh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130380s_zpszjxoizce.jpg)

(well, kind of, actually a plastic fake champagne bottle, but the right size and scale)

Cheers!


Title: Re: Champagne bottle and aircraft Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2015, 09:33:37 am
Shake that up and it'll REALLY go!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Champagne bottle and aircraft Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 24, 2015, 08:14:37 am
Shake that up and it'll REALLY go!  ;D :lol:

Yup  :thumbsup:
Title: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2015, 06:20:25 am

indeed it would propel much more than the coke even  ;D

but the direction woud be backwards ...  :unsure:

which brings me back to an old topic, where I explored the musical crossing of a Chengdu F-7E and a flute

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38180.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38180.0.html)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/flute-s_zps37f2458f.jpg)

and one comment was that it was reversed w.r.t. airflow in the flute ...

So I had a new try, with another flute, and a 1/125 Heller B727 which has just the right length and quite the same diameter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flute-s_zpsjr4zvnt7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3210461s_zpsl01kt6ub.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3210462s_zpswemcm7op.jpg)

Title: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on March 25, 2015, 06:34:51 am
great work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 25, 2015, 08:21:07 am
You'd certainly get a different sounding sonic boom with those  ;D :bow:
Title: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 27, 2015, 09:20:51 am
thanks!

maybe I could try to upload a soud file documenting the sound produced?
It would be "what if music" ...  :unsure: :wacko: :ph34r:
Title: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2015, 11:48:05 am
That is so cool ! Almost looks like it would be flyable, especially in the rear 3/4 view.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 27, 2015, 01:10:30 pm
thanks! on that view it looks a bit like it is a tail-sitter, but no! I finely tuned the height of the front wheel for it to stand!
 
Title: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 28, 2015, 01:42:47 pm

indeed it would propel much more than the coke even  ;D

but the direction woud be backwards ...  :unsure:

which brings me back to an old topic, where I explored the musical crossing of a Chengdu F-7E and a flute

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38180.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38180.0.html)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/flute-s_zps37f2458f.jpg)

and one comment was that it was reversed w.r.t. airflow in the flute ...

So I had a new try, with another flute, and a 1/125 Heller B727 which has just the right length and quite the same diameter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flute-s_zpsjr4zvnt7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3210461s_zpsl01kt6ub.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3210462s_zpswemcm7op.jpg)



Perfect for a whistle-stop tour!
Title: Re: musical hybrid : B727 and flute Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 28, 2015, 02:45:50 pm

I might start an orchestra ...
Title: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 29, 2015, 02:04:04 am
and now for something more in line with the original topic of this thread : aircraft/animals hybrids.
Most of the time I give wings to animals, this time I consider snout :
here is a lion (actually a kind of 3D jigsaw puzzle) with the face (cockpit and front) of a Noorduyn Norseman :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130369s_zpsbemkzr5p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lion-s_zpss5uoxnmn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130370s_zpskmsutbyu.jpg)

I have a few other fuselages in my spare heap, so I am looking for welcoming animals ... ideas are bubbling
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 29, 2015, 02:50:40 am
Very good Eric.  He reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on it.
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 30, 2015, 06:57:27 am
That's delightful. I've said it before but I'll say it again. These works really do blur the lines between modelling and art/sculpture  :thumbsup: I can just imagine some TV auction show in 60 years time auctioning these "rare examples of early 21st Century amalgamation sculpture" off  ;D
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 30, 2015, 09:14:45 am
Or is it just a trained lion wearing a force-ventilated gas mask?

OTOH I can well imagine the CIA in its heyday giving the poor creature a water-ski, strapping a backpack bomb on it and launching it from a submarine to assassinate some hapless African communist.
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 30, 2015, 12:11:28 pm
One of my favourites so far ! Love the way an aero cockpit can become a face...interesting indeed !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 30, 2015, 12:23:46 pm

thanks all for your appreciation, and ...

That's delightful. I've said it before but I'll say it again

... and each time you say it it encourages me to make a dozen others, and then show them here !  :ph34r: :wacko:

so you asked for it : be ready for more to come, very soon!

Or is it just a trained lion wearing a force-ventilated gas mask?
One of my favourites so far ! Love the way an aero cockpit can become a face...interesting indeed !

it is indeed true that it makes it visible how an aircraft has a face in fact : it is one of the strange revelations of this kind of exercise. Some time ago I showed on this forum a few small sized busts to which I gave a cockpit face (B24, FW189, Be6)
like this :
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/buste-be6-s_zpsfb8a4938.jpg)
I think I am going to continue animal hybrids on this line ...




Title: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 31, 2015, 12:50:56 pm
Still on the animal/aircraft side, but actually nearly plain OOB (but in my favorite and usual colors) :
from Hasegawa, the Shuttle and 747 in egg-form !
(when I saw it coming out, I just couldn't resist)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/egg747-s_zpsdpl5rceh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3240418s_zpsydxddgo0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3240417s_zpsskvhaacz.jpg)
Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 31, 2015, 02:15:59 pm
That is pretty neat indeed ! Love the shape of both of them.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 31, 2015, 02:40:50 pm
Oh yes Ericr, that's tremendous!  :thumbsup:

I'm just amazed no-one's thought of that combo before, it'd even look good in a real world scale colour scheme.
Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 31, 2015, 10:46:35 pm
Oh yes Ericr, that's tremendous!  :thumbsup:

I'm just amazed no-one's thought of that combo before, it'd even look good in a real world scale colour scheme.

The Hasegawa box does offre decals for "realistic" livery
Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2015, 12:21:50 am
Oh yes Ericr, that's tremendous!  :thumbsup:

I'm just amazed no-one's thought of that combo before, it'd even look good in a real world scale colour scheme.

The Hasegawa box does offre decals for "realistic" livery

Ooooooh!  :thumbsup:

I've just re-read what you write in the intro and it looks like the WHOLE thing is a Hasegawa Egg Plane kit, I thought you'd added the Shuttle onto an Egg 747. I've never seen a kit of that in a model shop anywhere, I'll have to keep an eye out.
Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 01, 2015, 01:40:08 am
Oh yes Ericr, that's tremendous!  :thumbsup:

I'm just amazed no-one's thought of that combo before, it'd even look good in a real world scale colour scheme.

The Hasegawa box does offre decals for "realistic" livery

Ooooooh!  :thumbsup:

I've just re-read what you write in the intro and it looks like the WHOLE thing is a Hasegawa Egg Plane kit, I thought you'd added the Shuttle onto an Egg 747. I've never seen a kit of that in a model shop anywhere, I'll have to keep an eye out.

yes indeed it does exist, possibly at your favorite dealer's e.g.,
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/HA60507 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/HA60507)

my modest whiffing is essentially the livery  :rolleyes: (in several colors, polychromy, mind you  ;D)
most of the whiffing is done by Hasegawa themselves, with a wolnderful japanese "kawai" approach  ;)



Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2015, 02:20:09 pm
Being Hasegawa, the price is outrageous of course, but...........
Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 02, 2015, 12:32:54 pm
Being Hasegawa, the price is outrageous of course, but...........

Yikes, you guys really do get screwed over on Hasegawa.

1,980 yen about $16.62/Ŗ11.15 at http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10289554
Title: Re: eggs with a Shuttle and 747 Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 02, 2015, 02:52:50 pm
Being Hasegawa, the price is outrageous of course, but...........

Yikes, you guys really do get screwed over on Hasegawa.

1,980 yen about $16.62/Ŗ11.15 at http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10289554

We certainly do.

Corporate Greed Rules UK, and that includes the UK Customs and Post Office.  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 03, 2015, 09:47:53 am

speaking about Shuttles ... here is an hybridization of a 1/144 Shuttle and booster with a Revell 1/16 VW Beetle :
the sizes fit nicely, a trick was in keeping the doors openable ...

cheers,

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vw16-s_zps1xrxij9n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130387s_zpsbofr9s5p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130392s_zpspb6ljnob.jpg)

Title: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 03, 2015, 10:51:17 am
Gives new meaning to the term 'rear engined'............  :o  :thumbsup:  :bow:
Title: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2015, 08:07:53 am
Gives new meaning to the term 'rear engined'............  :o  :thumbsup:  :bow:

 ;D

If I did it again (or if anyone else wanted to have a try, e.g. with a Pan Am livery like in 2001 Space Oddissey),
I would try to have the rear engines a bit more horizontal
Title: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on April 04, 2015, 08:30:19 am
Sweet. I think it looks fast ! I can just see it landing and the first astronaut getting out, folding down the seats to let the guys in the back out. Maybe they are aliens  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Hobbes on April 04, 2015, 11:21:54 am
Top Gear did something similar with a (1:1) Reliant Robin a few years back:

(http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/CKBV/FMMD5LCZ/FW6CKBVFMMD5LCZ.LARGE.jpg)
Title: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 05, 2015, 02:21:24 am
Top Gear did something similar with a (1:1) Reliant Robin a few years back:

I think I saw a picture of this : the flames are impressive, I hope the lift-off went fine ...

I also tried a 2cv Citroen in the past :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5070314s_zps5e4pligs.jpg)

Title: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: lenny100 on April 05, 2015, 05:14:19 am
Top Gear did something similar with a (1:1) Reliant Robin a few years back:

(http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/CKBV/FMMD5LCZ/FW6CKBVFMMD5LCZ.LARGE.jpg)
hear is the vidio of the idea and the "flight"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJdrlWR-yFM#t=458
Title: Ar234 and beer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 06, 2015, 02:08:24 am

and for something completely different :

in the series of bottle with wings, I stumbled upon this estonian beer, and its stunningly angulous bottle :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3240412s_zpsunweozun.jpg)

and I found out that its length was quite the same as an 1/48 Ar234 I had (a sales at cheap price), and the fit was not bad : the rest of the Ar234 is used for another project, animal-wise, you will see it soon ...  :wacko:

Also, in previous experiments with bottles, I received reactions about the propulsive potential of foam, although the bottle was turned forwards, so this time I am trying it out the other way around :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ar234-s_zpsdxio7kav.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4010438s_zpsi2exrlzr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4010441s_zpspbdkkayd.jpg)


cheers  :cheers:

Title: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 08, 2015, 04:36:05 am

and here comes the other half of the Arado Ar234 : it is the night version, with radar antenna.

And then I stumbled upon a plastic shell looking a bit like that of a snail
(a container for a puzzle figurine of a balloon fish ... this is bound to become something too, but what?  :unsure: :wacko:)

So the building challenge was in scale-matching, kind of ... :rolleyes:

and here is the crossing :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquille-s_zpsfyrxxlqd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4040003s_zpskqjakume.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4040008s_zps5lorqd8w.jpg)

Title: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 08, 2015, 09:57:41 am
That is so wonderfully disturbing.  :bow:
Title: Re: Shuttle and VW Beetle Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2015, 11:20:04 am
Top Gear did something similar with a (1:1) Reliant Robin a few years back:

(http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/CKBV/FMMD5LCZ/FW6CKBVFMMD5LCZ.LARGE.jpg)
hear is the vidio of the idea and the "flight"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJdrlWR-yFM#t=458

At least our Hobbes got it right, it's a RELIANT ROBIN, NOT a Robin Reliant!!!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Who started that reversed name stupidity anyway?
Title: Re: Arado Ar234 and snail/shell Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 08, 2015, 12:27:57 pm
That is so wonderfully disturbing.  :bow:

well, whiffing is about disturbing things a tiny bit  ;D
Title: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2015, 08:27:59 am
remember this ?

I stumbled upon these :
(I didn't remember to have seen them anywhere)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzQwWDEwNzg=/z/JX8AAOxy0NtTFlhJ/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F)

what a nice Whiffing material !
I don't know yet what I will do with them, but I'll keep you posted ...

I thought I would try out aircraft, but in the end inspiration was much more down to earth
(yes yes, I am down to earth indeed)

I hesitated a bit, but finally chose for this, though it was not cheap, but it has the good looks
(and, with scaling, exactly the right size too, which is part of the very subtle work here  ;D) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3180436s_zpsxrxgkshg.jpg)


and so here is the hybridization, one way, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/bulldozer-s_zpsvif5rzlz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4080029s_zpsexry0dpp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4080034s_zpslqazge1o.jpg)

the other way will be posted soon, in red this time

Title: Re: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on April 12, 2015, 07:27:25 am
You want to patent some of these ideas before one of the Animation studios gets hold of them and I'm only half joking !

Wonderfully creative mind
Title: Re: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2015, 11:38:58 am
thanks!

maybe I could think of a patent, but the publication on this forum is a proofof anteriority in any case  ;)

Actually, as i sometimes say, if anyone out there with more skills than me was inspired by my ideas, to build them with more elaborate quality, liveries etc, I would be pleased.

Title: Re: beetle and bulldozer Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 13, 2015, 10:02:10 am
thanks!

maybe I could think of a patent, but the publication on this forum is a proofof anteriority in any case  ;)

Actually, as i sometimes say, if anyone out there with more skills than me was inspired by my ideas, to build them with more elaborate quality, liveries etc, I would be pleased.


I will try some things inspired by your creations sometime when I find objects to use. :thumbsup:

just look around you, it only takes a well-oriented look to find the objects ;-)
Title: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 13, 2015, 11:44:09 pm

now the other way around, also a bit creepy, necessarily :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/insectes-s_zpshp2n32ti.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4050017s_zpsgqaf5kr8.jpg)

the head lights give a sympathetic look, though, not?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4050013s_zpswh1byg5u.jpg)
Title: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 14, 2015, 04:14:23 am
Gorgeous! I so hope JCB's chief designer is watching!  :mellow:
Title: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 15, 2015, 12:16:29 pm
Awesome :thumbsup:


just look around you, it only takes a well-oriented look to find the objects ;-)


Living very basic right now so there is not much laying around to use, when living in a more permanent location said objects will not be a problem. There is a second hand shop here that sell large mixed bags of toys for a few dollars so I will get a few of those next time I go in and see what I can do from that for now. :cheers:

thanks!

toy shops are a source of inspiration indeed, and even if I sometimes buy on the internet, it can be useful to see what you get, especially the sizes (width, height, diameters ...) to get things right when mixing with other kits ...

Title: Re: bulldozer and beetle (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 17, 2015, 12:45:31 pm
thanks again for your reactions!

Now that I begin to have quite some training in that sort of "kitbashing insight"  :rolleyes:, the next thing will concern the ant kit which goes with these insects, and given its shape and size, I have long thought about it, and just recently bought what i think is a good match, in length (for width, it will require a bit pof imagination ...) : an Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A : wait and see ... ... ...

Title: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 18, 2015, 01:29:07 pm

but before animalizing again, and to come back to aircraft, just a little adaptation of PM 1/72 F-5A kit (I found a few dozens very cheap some time ago) with the suction cup tips from arrows :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/3flechesF5-s_zpsacfrjgvj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4150062s_zpss4amz3xv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4150063s_zps8piel3vr.jpg)

Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: scooter on April 18, 2015, 01:38:11 pm
F-16s would have worked better as a Lawn Dart ;D
Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on April 18, 2015, 07:49:43 pm
Brilliant.
Have you tried throwing them at a window or mirror to see if they stick?
Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: eatthis on April 19, 2015, 02:02:35 am
F-16s would have worked better as a Lawn Dart ;D

f104 all the way  :lol:
Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 19, 2015, 03:26:33 am
Brilliant.
Have you tried throwing them at a window or mirror to see if they stick?


well, I kind of have, but precautiously, and the suction cups do not work very well, I have to admit :
next time maybe I should try to find better quality suction cups :

Whiffing sometimes brings quite technical issues that the "normal" modellers don't even think of : hence the greater merit we have  ;D

Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 19, 2015, 03:28:27 am
F-16s would have worked better as a Lawn Dart ;D

f104 all the way  :lol:

right indeed, you are very welcome to make the exercise with these : I would say that the rule of thumb is that the length between nose and wings should be large ; delta aircraft should be doing well too (Daggers, Mirages, ... maybe even Hustler?)
Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on April 19, 2015, 03:30:36 am
And obviously Delta Darts.   ;D
Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 19, 2015, 01:53:54 pm
And obviously Delta Darts.   ;D

ROTFL  :lol:
Title: Re: F5A and arrow suction cup Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 19, 2015, 02:16:30 pm
And obviously Delta Darts.   ;D

ROTFL  :lol:

o so obviously  :thumbsup:
Title: boosted shuttle and sodas ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 20, 2015, 12:09:29 pm

you might remember this tribute to two of the great american contributions to the world culture :


I don't think I share this one with you, a bit older :

a 1/144 Space Shuttle crossed with a bottle form a well-known sweet soda brand :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttlecoca-s_zps7e99afa1.jpg)

and I thought it deserved to be appropriately boosted, so after some thinking and considering different possibilities, i finally opted for a bottle of Rivella (a delicious swiss lemonade, hard to find anywhere out of Switzerland and a bit of Germany) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4190091s_zps2jmycu1f.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4190092s_zpswtsbu6vt.jpg)

Title: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2015, 01:12:09 pm

I finally got around to build something like a Tophe idea!  :o

There was a discussion about a P-38 with sharkmouths, with a mention of cerberus three-headed dog :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20326.msg677250.html#msg677250 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20326.msg677250.html#msg677250)

and I found a cerberus figurine which seemed fine for such a treat :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4030448s_zps3cattt74.jpg)

and I used a HobbyBoss P-38, cheap but surprisingly clean, and funnily designed with two half-airframe, upper and lower ...

and here is the hybrid (in yellow  ;D):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250122s_zpshhr4mye9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250121s_zpsky9eywc8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38-s_zpszpp7kx3i.jpg)
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kerick on April 29, 2015, 01:26:06 pm
Awesome!
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 29, 2015, 09:53:08 pm
 :wub: The best dogfighter ever! :thumbsup: :bow:
Congratulations...
Well, uh... I hope this monster is on our side, threatening our enemy, not on the other side :-\ :blink: ;)
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2015, 03:36:31 am
Heh heh heh, Lockheed P-38 Fluffy.  Personal aircraft of Squadron Leader Hagrid at RAF Hogwarts...
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2015, 07:12:39 am
:wub: The best dogfighter ever! :thumbsup: :bow:

Very much so  ;D
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 01, 2015, 01:55:25 am

thanks all!

Heh heh heh, Lockheed P-38 Fluffy.  Personal aircraft of Squadron Leader Hagrid at RAF Hogwarts...

right indeed!

apparently there exists a figurine of this particular one :

(http://images.eveiletjeux.net/Photo/IMG_FICHE_PRODUIT/Image/500x500/1/127620.jpg)

so there are possibilities for variations on the theme!

another possibility which came up in Tophe's thread is to consider cats ...

Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 01, 2015, 01:22:16 pm
Heh heh heh, Lockheed P-38 Fluffy.  Personal aircraft of Squadron Leader Hagrid at RAF Hogwarts...
Or possibly of Charon the ferry pilot.
Oh, no, silly me. That would be a floatplane capable of landing on the River Styx.  :wacko:

Seriously, I love this one, it has such rich resonances.
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on May 01, 2015, 07:24:30 pm
...a floatplane capable of landing on the River Styx...

3 headed Catalina?
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2015, 01:11:29 am
...a floatplane capable of landing on the River Styx...

3 headed Catalina?


ouf !?  :o

Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 05, 2015, 09:43:13 am
...a floatplane capable of landing on the River Styx...
3 headed Catalina?
ouf !?  :o
Reading "ouf!" (phew!, in our French language) in reverse makes "fou" (crazy, in our French language) and this provides the missing link: ;) ;D
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Triple-Catalina.JPG)
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 05, 2015, 11:25:03 am
A different triple-Catalina version:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Triple-Catalina2.JPG)
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 05, 2015, 03:30:33 pm
...a floatplane capable of landing on the River Styx...
3 headed Catalina?
ouf !?  :o
Reading "ouf!" (phew!, in our French language) in reverse makes "fou" (crazy, in our French language) and this provides the missing link: ;) ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 05, 2015, 03:31:51 pm
A different triple-Catalina version:



wah!
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-38 and Cerberus three-headed dog Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2015, 04:44:12 am
I like the first one best.
Title: insects and cars Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 15, 2015, 12:52:52 am
I was pointed to this recently : a nice bash indeed, on the topic of insect/car hybrids, in the pat of this thread there are several ones

https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageWagen/photos/pb.405283566157313.-2207520000.1431343751./1014324385253225/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageWagen/photos/pb.405283566157313.-2207520000.1431343751./1014324385253225/?type=3&theater)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11143342_1014324385253225_2477627488530373311_n.jpg?oh=525e608c411c41b234858497744c1d2a&oe=55DA8E03)

Title: Re: insects and cars Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 15, 2015, 09:29:08 pm
Oh, I had not looked at insects without enough attention (I thought they were animals...).
When there is no more petroleum (in 2079?), maybe no insect will fly anymore, ever...  :-\ ;D
Title: Re: insects and cars Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 19, 2015, 03:06:41 pm
Oh, I had not looked at insects without enough attention (I thought they were animals...).
When there is no more petroleum (in 2079?), maybe no insect will fly anymore, ever...  :-\ ;D

on the topic of bugs and cars, I still have a kit for an ant, and I recently acquired an Airfix Triumph TR4A ... wait and see
Title: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 27, 2015, 04:07:38 pm

back to bottles, as the weather increases thirst ...

I had this kind of bottle of Grolsch

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Grolsch_premium_lager_bottle_unopened.jpg/397px-Grolsch_premium_lager_bottle_unopened.jpg)

for which I thought about an appropriate triplane :

(http://shop.revelstonemodels.com/ekmps/shops/revelstonemode/images/revell-1-28-scale-fokker-dr.i-triplane-04744--611-p%5Bekm%5D370x251%5Bekm%5D.jpg)

and here is the (yellow) baron of beer bottles :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/grolsch-s_zps6czoffvm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5240142s_zps0zrin6s3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5240145s_zpsvziwzvcd.jpg)

Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on May 27, 2015, 06:59:31 pm
The Flying Grolschman ! Nice one, to put it bluntly  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 27, 2015, 07:48:30 pm
The Flying Grolschman !

excellent nickname !  :drink: :cheers:
Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2015, 11:48:05 pm
I can see that "flying" above the bar in a certain bar in Prague.....The Wings Club  :cheers:

Unfortunately I think the place may now be closed ?
Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 28, 2015, 06:57:29 am
I can see that "flying" above the bar in a certain bar in Prague.....The Wings Club  :cheers:

Unfortunately I think the place may now be closed ?

You could even fit a small motor and a prop, and make it circle on a leash...
Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 29, 2015, 07:59:44 pm
 ;D
Title: Be-6 and 1/32 Mosquito and ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 07, 2015, 05:07:06 am
I am  currently busy with another project involving the tail fin remaining of a Berviev Be-6 from my previous things : something quite hybrid, also involving a 1/32 Mosquito ... wait and see

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_1982s_zpskjnlcyet.jpg)
Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on June 08, 2015, 07:10:32 pm
Cool. Looks like a whale tail  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 10, 2015, 01:57:14 am
something quite hybrid, also involving a 1/32 Mosquito


A 1/32 Mosquito would be less than 0.3mm long, must have good eyesight to use any parts off of it ;D

you are slightly overrating my modelling skills  ;D

Title: Re: triplane beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 10, 2015, 01:57:37 am
Cool. Looks like a whale tail  :thumbsup:

hehe  :wacko:
Title: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 17, 2015, 03:09:51 am

the mystery of the Be-6 tail fins will have to last a bit more, because of paint layers issues ...

but here is the magnificent 1/32 Mosquito powering a bottle of wine from Argentine (not bad either)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vin-s_zpsxcy8ccai.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140183s_zpsu0mvznyi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140184s_zps3w593nyc.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 21, 2015, 12:32:00 am

but here is the magnificent 1/32 Mosquito powering a bottle of wine from Argentine (not bad either)



this wine bottle didn't bring many reactions : maybe people on this forum prefer beer?
in this case they will soon be contented  ;D
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and argentinian wine bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 22, 2015, 03:43:12 am
I love it, I swear I do! :wub:
Title: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 24, 2015, 12:07:46 pm
so here is the first half of the story between the 1/32 Mosquito and the whale :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/baleine-s_zpskeoju69n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210205s_zpswgqqtlk1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210206s_zpsglgipwjl.jpg)

this build had a few surprising difficulties : for example, we are all used to putting weights to avoid tail-sitting aircraft : here I had to put weights (two fo 50 grs each!) in the tail to avoid jaw-sitting !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_1987s_zpsdcksen2k.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_1988s_zpsuvn6qlmg.jpg)

that's what happes when you do whiffing : problems also turn upside down ...  :D

speaking of which, I also realised, just after gluing the ead of the whale to the fuselage of the Mosquito, that I had turned in around ... but then it appeared to be the better way, because the door and structure are more visible on the back.


ah, and the wings come from a 1/72 F100 Supersabre by PM Models (I might have added the inflight refueling pipe?  ;))

Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 25, 2015, 02:00:42 am
 :wub: Great! and seeing the final pictures, I thought this was a true animal-machine, with no thought of the hardwork put in it by its Creator...
Congratulations Lord ericr... :bow:
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on June 25, 2015, 02:22:16 am
Good one Eric.  I prefer your animal/machine hybrids to your bottles to be honest.
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 25, 2015, 11:43:23 pm

thanks Tophe!
and ...

Good one Eric. 

thanks zenrat : I appreciate your appreciation, as I am often impressed by your inspiration and skills .


I prefer your animal/machine hybrids to your bottles to be honest.

ok, fair enough, I also have variable sensitivity w.r.t. what I see on the forum.
There will be a few more bottles though, as the thread still tickles me.

But just wait and see what I am doing with the spare parts from this whale and Mosquito ...  :wacko:

and my stash recently grew with dolphins, a swan and a duck, another whale, horses ...
(maybe I should or could post that info on the "stash grew again" thread, it might stir a bit of surprise  ;D)

Title: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2015, 02:27:47 am

the reciprocal Mosquito and whale is busy drying (sometimes the paints react unusually with the different plastics) so in the meantime here is something completely different :

I crossed this Somua S-35 french tank with an elephant :I cautiously chose the Somua S-35 because its turret is much more to the front than is the case for most tanks, and it seemed appropriate here.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/somuaS35-s_zpssw2c4ewq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6180191s_zpszqxp4g60.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6180192s_zpsc8nkxc32.jpg)
Title: Re: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on June 29, 2015, 03:04:17 am
Jumbo Somua!

Very good.
Title: Re: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on June 29, 2015, 05:40:19 am
Nice work on both of the latest. Love the tanks especially and the fuselage body of the whale is neat as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on June 29, 2015, 05:59:42 am
That's just surreal  :bow:

Can you imagine that coming over the field at you ? You wouldn't go back to that pub again, that's for sure  :drink: ;D
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale (1) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 29, 2015, 05:42:40 pm
There will be a few more bottles though, as the thread still tickles me.
and my stash recently grew with dolphins, a swan and a duck, another whale, horses ...
The next bottle-planes will be welcome for me (and probably several of us). As far as I am concerned, this is not for celebrating to get drunk, but an absurd mix that I love. (And I saw on TV an old veteran soldier saying himself "me, a hero? not at all because we were completly drunk when sent to kill or be killed, otherwise we would have refused...". This bottle-warbirds make me think of that pacifist thinking and I clap my hands - even if this is not the meaning on your own side, dear ericr).
And horses... do you mean... Mustangs?!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Somua S-35 and elephant Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 30, 2015, 04:13:50 am

thank you all  ;)
Title: Ar196 and Duvel beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 01, 2015, 12:47:06 am

to go back to aircraft hybrids, while the whale gently dries :

an Arado 196 with a small bottle of Duvel (my very favorite beer) :
as you can see the bottom (or front, in the case of this potential aircraft) says "small is beautiful"  ;D
and I gave it spats, for a nice 30s look

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/duvelmini-s_zpstnuyy2s6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6280273s_zpssjv1oaba.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6280276s_zpsp5m85pqq.jpg)
Title: Re: Ar196 and Duvel beer bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 01, 2015, 10:37:00 am
Far more beautiful than aerodynamic! :thumbsup: (all the radial-engined airplane are like that, with propeller or not) :lol:
Title: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 01, 2015, 01:10:57 pm
Far more beautiful than aerodynamic! :thumbsup: (all the radial-engined airplane are like that, with propeller or not) :lol:

thanks Tophe!

and, by the way, while you are there :

sometime ago you had an idea which got into my mind : the Book-Airplane :
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.msg676207.html#msg676207 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.msg676207.html#msg676207)

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P82-51C_aj.JPG)

and I liked so much that I had to try it out : using an Airfix Ar196, and a Clairefontaine notebook, cut to the shape of the wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010286s_zpsovceoikl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010288s_zpssmjxc6am.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010289s_zps6ireqtwi.jpg)

it could have been featured in a Tophe-inspired group build!   ;D

Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 02, 2015, 03:10:38 am
Eric, that is just wonderful.  My new favourite.
How about if you cut the notebook into the shape of insect or birds wings?
Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 02, 2015, 03:41:24 am
Eric, that is just wonderful.  My new favourite.
How about if you cut the notebook into the shape of insect or birds wings?

thanks zenrat !

the notebooks could indeed be cut in any shape : in this inspiration, sky is the limit  ;D

I did in the past cut insect wings in see-through paper (how do you call that actually?) as below (haven't found the opportunity to add the whiskers you once mentioned) but not yet in these note books ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P1070096s_zpsbde4f0ce.jpg)
Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 02, 2015, 04:28:37 am
See through (or opaque) paper could be tracing paper or greaseproof paper depending on what it was made for.

Having had time to think about it what makes the Arado so good is the contrast between the hard blue aircraft parts and the slightly fanned out delicate white pages.


Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 02, 2015, 11:23:15 pm
See through (or opaque) paper could be tracing paper or greaseproof paper depending on what it was made for.

Having had time to think about it what makes the Arado so good is the contrast between the hard blue aircraft parts and the slightly fanned out delicate white pages.




yes I meant tracing paper

the fanned out pages make me think of this image I found : an interesting possibility,
but aircraft are not supposed to flap their wings (or not for long anyway)

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z60/palacepuppy/PalacePuppyStuff3/BookOwl.jpg)
Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 03, 2015, 03:08:16 am
Planes may not flap their wings for long but  Ornithopters  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter)do.

Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 03, 2015, 05:40:02 am
Planes may not flap their wings for long but  Ornithopters  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter)do.



aha!

this opens up a new possible thread : ornithopterization of classic planes (Hurricanes, Spitfires, Mustangs(Tophe!!!) e.a.)

but then compared to this Ar196, the book edge should longitudinal against the fuselage, rather than lateral

many things to do (or to be added to the to-do-possibly list)  :wacko:

Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 03, 2015, 06:58:56 pm
Eric, that is just wonderful.  My new favourite.
I agree! Plainly wonderful! Say these are Bible pages and you get automatically a ticket for Heaven! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :lol: ;D
(Ahem, uh, when I said "a ticket for Heaven", I don't mean "now", please don't die right now, we need you so much! for enjoyment at least... ;) )
Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 03, 2015, 08:02:33 pm
Planes may not flap their wings for long but  Ornithopters  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter)do.
Yes, and the Mustang ornithopter was a good example, thanks! (see what I made from this at http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.1275.html ). Thanks again!
Title: Re: Ar196 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: tonton42 on July 04, 2015, 03:02:40 am
Planes may not flap their wings for long but  Ornithopters  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter)do.
Yes, and the Mustang ornithopter was a good example, thanks! (see what I made from this at http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.1275.html ). Thanks again!

I love !  :wub: If it was need, proof is made that technology and poetry are not paradoxical !  :cheers:

@+++

Tonton
Title: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 04, 2015, 09:56:40 am

thanks ! I do think there is some poetry indeed in these chimeras ...

and now for something quite different :

the long promised mosquito and whale (with a Briev Be-6 tail) :

I particularly liked the glass nose (droop-like)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mosquito-s_zpspfgwdnot.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010294s_zpsevse9ne1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010295s_zps3ymazm22.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010298s_zpspybj6r5a.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 04, 2015, 10:44:18 am
These whale hybrids remind me of the old SF story, "The Godwhale" by T.J. Bass: it was half whale, half cyber ship - it had a huge deck you could stomp up and down on.
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 04, 2015, 12:28:03 pm
Lovely! If I were a male whale, I would ask her for marriage! :wub:
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 05, 2015, 04:14:35 am
That's great Eric.  She makes me think of the Pines of Rome section of Fantasia 2000 where the Wales fly.
(http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/1200*711/Fantasia2000whales.JPG)
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 06, 2015, 04:46:06 am

thanks all  ;D

whales are inspiring indeed ...
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on July 06, 2015, 04:55:26 am
Wow that certainly has a lot of personality ! Nice one, one of my favourites so far !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 06, 2015, 11:48:50 am
thanks again!


to give an idea of the challenges encountered : the shapes of sections were quite different, so I added a cheek in transparent cellophane/plastic, which I then smoothed with mastic/putty (same for the other Mosquito and whale, but in the other direction)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_1983s_zps0brzuxx7.jpg)

Title: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 08, 2015, 07:22:49 am
and now for something completely different
(I have quite a few things in stock in the pipeline actually)


the crossing of an elephant
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140159s_zpsmkyraa1f.jpg)
and an excavator
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6140164s_zpsiy2em2fm.jpg)

is quite naturally as follows
(with a pair of 1/18 tools) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/elephant2-s_zps1o5glmuz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210211s_zpsl3ysutuk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210213s_zpsyuah5wu5.jpg)


and the other way around, the reciprocal is just as natural :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6210215s_zpsqivnsn6v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pelleteuse-s_zpsoohqmljf.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 08, 2015, 08:08:59 am
Lovely!

The yellow one looks like some sort of dredger or sludge gulper.
I just wonder whether its tusks would look better curving down over the front of the tracks like mudguards?
Title: Re: 1/32 Mosquito and whale and Be-6 (2) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 08, 2015, 08:24:54 am
I'm pleased to see the elephant is CE approved.........  ;D
Title: Re : elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 08, 2015, 10:36:11 pm
I'm pleased to see the elephant is CE approved.........  ;D

I guess it means that when I cut it up to do my kitbashing I do not get poisoned too much  ;D

Title: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 09, 2015, 02:33:50 am
I like the trunked digger but I must admit I find the bucket nosed elephant slightly disturbing.  Possibly because it's too close to what someone might think is a good idea IRL.
Title: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 09, 2015, 03:28:20 am
I like the trunked digger but I must admit I find the bucket nosed elephant slightly disturbing.  Possibly because it's too close to what someone might think is a good idea IRL.


not whiff enough ?  :unsure:
but it remains hard to put into practice IRL, in that for anyway  ;D
It looks quite natural indeed, which makes the chimera a bit stronger to my taste.

Title: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 09, 2015, 04:42:34 am
No no, it's whiff level is satisfactory.  I think it's just that it's a bit too close to what some people might try to do to a living elephant.  Look at dolphins and seals trained to carry mines for example.
Title: Re: elephant and excavator Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 09, 2015, 05:34:14 am
ah you means like a lawn watering elephant would not be too surprising ...

I have another elephant coming, we'll see how you find it  ;D

Title: wine bottles and aircraft ... Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 10, 2015, 01:46:36 pm

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cochon-s_zpsx61yyc4x.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00009s_zpsgd8l1jzl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00013s_zpsk1uyj8bw.jpg)

(wings and tail from a Sopwith Triplane)
Title: Re: What if pigs could fly (really) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Librarian on July 10, 2015, 02:15:15 pm
If only it was a Fokker, then it would be the Red Bacon....I thank you!
Title: Re: What if pigs could fly (really) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 10, 2015, 09:53:48 pm
This pic...
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00013s_zpsk1uyj8bw.jpg)
...is excellent.
Babe 3: Pigs on the Wing
Title: Porco Rosso Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 11, 2015, 03:26:37 am
thanks!

that picture, with its slight blur on the groin, has its refreshingly naive charm indeed  ;D

Oh, and I forgot : I baptise it Porco Rosso, obviously


Title: Re: Porco Rosso Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 11, 2015, 03:28:09 am

and I do have a Fokker Dr.1 I used for something else ... wait and see

Title: Re: Porco Rosso Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on July 11, 2015, 07:36:25 am
Wonderfull, they really do make me smile  ;D
Title: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 13, 2015, 10:59:06 am

thanks all for your appreciation!

and now for something with no aircraft part, but another sort of chimera :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/elephant-s_zpsy0kpmnrp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00017s_zpsko9rchvv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00018s_zps5k421uft.jpg)

Title: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 14, 2015, 02:12:57 am

by the way, note that ears are notebooks, the same kind as the wings of the Ar196 earlier in this thread
Title: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 14, 2015, 03:53:40 am
Now that's an elephant I like.
Good job.
Title: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on July 14, 2015, 06:01:23 am
Elephantscavator.

Love it !

The flying pig is pretty funny as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 14, 2015, 10:41:31 am

thanks all! I am about to open a farm, or a zoo ...  ;D
Title: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: seadude on July 15, 2015, 09:25:22 am
I got an idea for something you could make:  UFO's in the shape of pancakes or waffles.  ;D
Title: Re: Elephant (not pink : red) and pencils Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 15, 2015, 10:48:31 am
I try not to use food, because of conservation concerns ;
but I am up to something involving a banana : I had to look for a plastic one ...
Title: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 15, 2015, 10:56:34 am

triplane wings somehow fit well on a steam locomotive of the appropriate diameter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/loco-s_zpsxb08sfoj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00035s_zpst4krmwhy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00037s_zps85bysr1g.jpg)
Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 15, 2015, 02:21:49 pm
Uhh... but what is the triplane fuselage to be mated to? A dozen railway carriages?  ;)

P.S. If the propeller were mounted on the nose of your loco, it would look really steampunk convincing. :smiley:
Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 15, 2015, 11:39:17 pm
Uhh... but what is the triplane fuselage to be mated to? A dozen railway carriages?  ;)

P.S. If the propeller were mounted on the nose of your loco, it would look really steampunk convincing. :smiley:

the fuselage will reappear soon  :wacko:

thanks for the idea about the propeller : it would have made sense indeed in the global shape ;
but the steam engine is not working around that axe ...

Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 16, 2015, 12:07:34 am
but the steam engine is not working around that axe ...

Well, if you are going to argue the mechanical niceties ...  :o
Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 16, 2015, 12:26:05 am
but the steam engine is not working around that axe ...

Well, if you are going to argue the mechanical niceties ...  :o

oops no I won't, we're in whifff of course ;D
Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 17, 2015, 04:11:15 am
I like that one eric.  Reminds me of the car/plane in wacky races.
Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 17, 2015, 04:20:13 pm
Geniusly crazy :wub:
Title: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 18, 2015, 01:02:09 am
thanks  ;D ;D

and now for a musical intermede :

I recently travelled to Andalusia, and found this cute little souvenir :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5040456s_zpsce5z4v6l.jpg)

which reminded me instantly of this magnificent image, from a record cover :

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/08-20-12-LPs1/37257.JPG)

and then a bit later my stash welcomed a cheap bi-motor of adequate size :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6250261s_zpsfibtzfxh.jpg)

and here is the result

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitare-s_zpsugc79srl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00042s_zpsguh20ajp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00044s_zpstyufhnjz.jpg)

Title: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 20, 2015, 12:31:40 am
thanks!

anf for those who wondered what I did wth the rest of the two triplanes, here comes the solution to the mystery, which begins with the fact that in a recent travel i bought a last souvenir at the airport, with my remaining local currency :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P6040469s_zps9scd8ykr.jpg)

with the purposeful intention of exploring further the snail shell effect :

the third one in yellow, is a Saaski (of which the wings will find a destnity, undoubtdedly) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquillages-s_zpsoppnlxxl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00088s_zps1gzevans.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00090s_zpsl9ypzml4.jpg)
Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on July 20, 2015, 12:57:11 am

triplane wings somehow fit well on a steam locomotive of the appropriate diameter :


How'd I miss this? Lovely! If you did it in green it would really be the Flying Scotsman ....
Title: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on July 20, 2015, 12:59:43 am
Lovely builds, both the guitar plane and the shells ...


which reminded me instantly of this magnificent image, from a record cover :

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/08-20-12-LPs1/37257.JPG)


And there I was thinking I was the only one who had that album !!!
Title: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 20, 2015, 01:47:23 am
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitare-s_zpsugc79srl.jpg)

All right, somebody has to say it:

AIR GUITAR!

(groan!)
Title: Re: steam locomotive and Fokker triplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 20, 2015, 11:42:17 pm

triplane wings somehow fit well on a steam locomotive of the appropriate diameter :


How'd I miss this? Lovely! If you did it in green it would really be the Flying Scotsman ....

thanks!
as I sometimes say, if someone feels inspired to make similar whiffs wih more skills or different colours  ;) or backup stories, please do, I would be delighted
Title: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 20, 2015, 11:43:27 pm



And there I was thinking I was the only one who had that album !!!

to be frank, I was attracted first by the cover illustration  :wacko: but the music does rock
Title: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 20, 2015, 11:44:04 pm


All right, somebody has to say it:

AIR GUITAR!

(groan!)


 ;D
Title: Re: PZL37B and guitar (flamenco) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 22, 2015, 03:52:50 am
with the purposeful intention of exploring further the snail shell effect :
the third one in yellow, is a Saaski (of which the wings will find a destnity, undoubtdedly) :
Yes, those shell airplanes are very safe, retracting home when there is danger, but what about retraction of the "propeller blades" inside? a folding bio-mechanism? Mother Nature is so inventive!
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and lion Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 23, 2015, 12:55:00 am


following on an earlier Norseman and lion :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg678392.html#msg678392 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg678392.html#msg678392)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P3130370s_zpskmsutbyu.jpg)


there was a suggestion about a polar bear being fit for this, which I was happy to follow and adopt !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ours-s_zpsjgg2gedm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00096s_zpsl1qynejj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00098s_zpsug8sqpm6.jpg)

Title: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 24, 2015, 03:03:11 am
 :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Dear ericr,
I want to visit the planet you come from... it is impossible that the ticket would be free, but is a mental health certicate required?
Title: Re: triplanes and sea shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2015, 04:03:52 pm
Love it ! The polar bear is perfect ! The train is cool, and the guitar is really neat too.

Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and polar bear Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2015, 12:39:33 am
thanks!

the planet is free entry, only a bit of curiosity about potentials is useful  ;D
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and polar bear Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 25, 2015, 02:25:06 am
Hmmmmm, it's a radial engine with a bear behind...
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and polar bear Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2015, 05:47:01 am
Hmmmmm, it's a radial engine with a bear behind...

do you mean like : "put a tiger in your engine" ?
another idea for a hybrid whif ...

but well, I have a donkey propulsion project coming soon ...

Title: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2015, 11:10:11 am
but well, I have a donkey propulsion project coming soon ...

here it comes!

inspired by Kuczynski :

(http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-hkZK5J5/5/M/SYRIA2005.06-M.jpg)

this donkey powered airplane : I had to find a civil twin-engine, and the Rochelle 1/100 kit by Zvevda had the right size for the donkeys :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rochelle-s_zpsyybhblka.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00130s_zpsgpb9xsop.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00131s_zps1uonn7jb.jpg)

okay, I didn't do the carrots, which are the real source of power, but the idea is there I guess
Title: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 25, 2015, 12:02:02 pm
every time I think you cant come up with something better.... you do!! 

you make me smile every time   Bravo sir!!  Bravo
Title: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on July 25, 2015, 06:26:44 pm
That is funny  :wub: Reminds me of this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgdFSL2A02U
Title: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 26, 2015, 08:19:50 pm
Are we there yet?

 ;D
Title: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2015, 02:55:59 am

thanks all !

and, hopefully, we're not there yet w.r.t. imagination  :wacko:

Title: Re: donkey-powered airplane Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 27, 2015, 03:05:14 am
Lovely! What are you going to put with the galloping horses variant? That sleek little V-tailer is hard to beat.
Title: Ant and Triumph TR4A Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 29, 2015, 01:53:25 pm
the last kit in the Heller insects series

(http://shop.kuschel-muschel.de/WebRoot/Store26/Shops/04dbb202-4f32-45ab-b8fe-7d9668cc4277/5436/CD53/89AC/922B/03BC/0A48/3574/5040/539197132927_ml.png)

shown earlier, like for example there :
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg680360.html#msg680360 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg680360.html#msg680360)
is the ant, and I crossed it with an Airfix 1/32 Triumph TR4A, here one way (the other way will come soon) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tr4a-s_zpsvfj418z2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00173s_zpsmzrqxcvk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00178s_zpsm41wx72g.jpg)
Title: Re: Noorduyn Noreseman and polar bear Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 29, 2015, 07:50:12 pm
this donkey powered airplane
I like your insect car while I LOVE your donkey aircraft. Scale 1 you may have sold 5,000 copies to American cowboy horsemen ;)
Title: Re: Ant and Triumph TR4A Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2015, 07:54:24 pm
Love it. Looks good with the hood open as well !
Title: Triumph TR4A and Ant (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 31, 2015, 05:05:27 am
thanks!

and now, hop !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/fourmi-s_zpszfe6gb11.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00220s_zpsknfpytoy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00224s_zps8wsrqvhb.jpg)

Title: Re: Triumph TR4A and Ant (other way round) Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on July 31, 2015, 05:57:27 am
Now I can see a lot of small children having a lot of fun with that one  :thumbsup:
Title: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 19, 2015, 03:58:51 am
thanks!

and now let's go further into avionirics (a wordbash between avionics and oniric : why not calling it this?)


again inspired by Pavel KUCZYNSKI :

(http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg)

http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg (http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg)

this transformation of a B-727 :
(front part of the 1/125 heller kit, the wings of which are used there : http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg677759.html#msg677759 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg677759.html#msg677759))

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b727-125-s_zpsjpuklxlz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00135s_zpsdjzakbyz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00138s_zpsjeehnkj3.jpg)
Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kerick on August 19, 2015, 03:42:16 pm
So that's where baby airplanes come from!!!
Love it!
Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on August 19, 2015, 07:51:39 pm
Mother Nature is really amazing! :thumbsup:
But say... is this the very first aircraft-fruit ever?? Or... well, I have read that God's Eden garden was full of fruits but were 727 of them: little airliners? :blink: ;)
Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 20, 2015, 10:54:49 am
no one else has done it so


very a-peeling!!

top job as ever
Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 20, 2015, 11:13:43 am
thanks !!!

very a-peeling!!

 ;D ;D ;D

part of the job was to find a usable "model" of a banana : that one is in expanded polystyrene :
I may buy a few more to test some other ideas ...  :wacko:
Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 02:59:35 am
thanks!

and now let's go further into avionirics (a wordbash between avionics and oniric : why not calling it this?)


again inspired by Pavel KUCZYNSKI :

(http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg)

http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg (http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg)

I wonder why the image doesn't always show when I use the "img" environment?

Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 03:00:41 am

http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg (http://www.bestcartoons.net/Cartoonists/Pavel-KUCZYNSKI-Poland/i-f2qd7TV/4/L/Pawel%20KUCZYNSKI%20Poland%2058-L.jpg)

I wonder why the image doesn't always show when I use the "img" environment?


ah now it does  :banghead:

Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2015, 05:15:22 am
That banana is too funny ! Great idea and nicely done.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: banana B-727 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 01:30:40 pm
thanxalot!  ;D

I have other ideas about bananas, I might buy a few other ones ... wait and see  :wacko:
Title: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 01:34:48 pm

I don't think I had the opportunity yet to introduce you to the

 Twin Otter aerosled :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter-s_zpsmfiqaknx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00161s_zpsno3w3kt0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00162s_zps8dhlqwzo.jpg)

Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on September 02, 2015, 01:53:34 pm
Given your propensity for mixing animals and aeroplanes, I was somewhat surprised (not to say relieved) that that's such a relatively sensible idea. ;D ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2015, 06:10:58 am
Given your propensity for mixing animals and aeroplanes, I was somewhat surprised (not to say relieved) that that's such a relatively sensible idea. ;D ;) :thumbsup:

Must admit I have a vision of an Aerosled with an elephant's head on the back end blowing through its trunk to propel it  ;D
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 03, 2015, 06:16:42 am
Who knows how it looks inside...?  ;D
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2015, 08:02:54 am
Who knows how it looks inside...?  ;D

that is an excellent question indeed  :wacko:

the title says "avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others" so any hybridization fits my wits  ;D
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2015, 08:08:12 am
Given your propensity for mixing animals and aeroplanes, I was somewhat surprised (not to say relieved) that that's such a relatively sensible idea. ;D ;) :thumbsup:

I sometimes have peaks of normality  :wacko:
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2015, 08:09:04 am
Given your propensity for mixing animals and aeroplanes, I was somewhat surprised (not to say relieved) that that's such a relatively sensible idea. ;D ;) :thumbsup:

Must admit I have a vision of an Aerosled with an elephant's head on the back end blowing through its trunk to propel it  ;D

are you tempting me ?  :blink:
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 03, 2015, 08:12:00 am
Oh I like that ! Looks great and certainly has potential as a RW build if you ask me. Twotters that land and have their wings and tails removed and then a pusher added to become a ground vehicle ? Oh yeah..... :wub:
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2015, 11:23:18 am
Oh I like that ! Looks great and certainly has potential as a RW build if you ask me. Twotters that land and have their wings and tails removed and then a pusher added to become a ground vehicle ? Oh yeah..... :wub:

thanks! your pseudo certainly makes you an expert in usability of this design in the Great North  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2015, 06:19:37 am
Given your propensity for mixing animals and aeroplanes, I was somewhat surprised (not to say relieved) that that's such a relatively sensible idea. ;D ;) :thumbsup:

Must admit I have a vision of an Aerosled with an elephant's head on the back end blowing through its trunk to propel it  ;D

are you tempting me ?  :blink:


Moi ?  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: Twin Otter aerosled : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2015, 11:47:16 pm
Given your propensity for mixing animals and aeroplanes, I was somewhat surprised (not to say relieved) that that's such a relatively sensible idea. ;D ;) :thumbsup:

Must admit I have a vision of an Aerosled with an elephant's head on the back end blowing through its trunk to propel it  ;D

are you tempting me ?  :blink:


Moi ?  :rolleyes: ;D

 :wacko:
Title: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 06, 2015, 03:49:07 am
in the same vein ...
(still no animal  ;D although there is a Lynx)

a Westland Lynx based aerocar (it's the very old Frog Lynx)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lynx-s_zpsgawuzbfb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00085s_zpsd9ncvcvc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00082s_zps4owi7ixl.jpg)
Title: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 06, 2015, 06:52:08 am
Nice ! And as a real vehicle that one could make even more sense than the Twotter....no removing wings, already has a shaft to drive the prop, and the naval version already has folding rotors. I like it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 06, 2015, 09:37:09 pm
I like it !
Ahem, my feeling is very different: I LOVE it! :wub:
Title: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 07, 2015, 02:06:47 am
How I would love to take that down to the beach and beat up on all those pretty little land yachts! :wacko:
Title: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 07, 2015, 02:54:49 am
I like this new direction Eric but to me these seem a little sad and forlorn - as if they were missing their wings.
Title: Re: Lynx aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 07, 2015, 04:45:24 am
thanks all

I like this new direction Eric but to me these seem a little sad and forlorn - as if they were missing their wings.


well, aero-sleds and -cars with wings would be ... aero-planes

and be assured that their wings (fixed or rotating) have anpther life of their own, somewhere ...  ;D
Title: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 09, 2015, 11:52:04 pm

I think I didn't show this before : an experiment, quite basic building, but a
potentially rocket powered Seamew-based aerocar

(I have  quite a few spare fuselages looking for usage ; and spats as well)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/seamew-s_zpswv350dx2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8050508s_zpsrappem7w.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P8050510s_zpsopbchyho.jpg)
Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Cobra on September 10, 2015, 01:18:25 am
These are Super Cool :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Feels like something You'd see in the Pages of The SHADOW comic Book or from an Issue of Blackhawks Comicbook! Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan
Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2015, 02:53:57 am
These are Super Cool :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Feels like something You'd see in the Pages of The SHADOW comic Book or from an Issue of Blackhawks Comicbook! Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan

You are so right.  The Seamew especially looks like it's straight out of the pages of The Trigan Empire.
Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 04:56:54 am
The Seamew is pretty funky ! Always loved that nose shape, and it looks great as a car...in red !

 :drink:
Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2015, 08:59:24 am
Ahah, THAT kind of Seamew.  :o

I thought it was going to be one of these.....

(http://img540.imageshack.us/img540/6162/gdY4qY.jpg)
Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 10, 2015, 01:03:07 pm

thanks all! I am particularly touched, because as I said, the building is a bit sketchy (but a draft of much potential  ;D)

Kit, considering the other Seamew is certainly inspiring, esthetically  :wacko: but I didn't have a kit at hand

Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2015, 01:07:13 pm
AFAIK there is only one kit of a Short Seamew and it's a Magna resin kit, not so easy to find these days.
Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 11, 2015, 11:59:30 pm

that Seamew can certainly lead to shocking Whiffs, given its provoking original look  ;D
If I ever find a cheap one somewhere ...

Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2015, 11:49:45 am

another relatie oldie, which I think I didn't post yet :

done with a shuttle fuselage with wheels probably from a 1/48 big plane (B-29?) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttleroues-s_zpsxsx00kwm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9080120s_zpsevoy00ks.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9080121s_zpshctelroo.jpg)

Title: Re: Space shuttle aerocar(?) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 12, 2015, 12:09:46 pm
Golden cousins, one Air/Sea (Gloster VI) - the other Land (Segrave Napier), both powered by the Napier Lion W12 engine.
Note how the Land vehicle looks like an aircraft.  ;D

(http://www.profil24-models.com/model-kits-modeles-reduits/modules/psblog/uploads/1394030123.jpg)

Profil24 kits in 1/24, I have the Segrave Napier Golden Arrow car model, very nice kit.
Title: Re: Space shuttle aerocar(?) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2015, 01:05:52 pm
Golden cousins, one Air/Sea (Gloster VI) - the other Land (Segrave Napier), both powered by the Napier Lion W12 engine.
Note how the Land vehicle looks like an aircraft.  ;D


Profil24 kits in 1/24, I have the Segrave Napier Golden Arrow car model, very nice kit.

very beautiful indeed! I am especially sensitive to the seaplane  ;D I didn't know that brand exists, it looks high quality stuff.

And the car is just stunning indeed!

My experiments are much more modest, skillwise, but if my ideas inspired a virtuoso I would be just happy.


Title: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 14, 2015, 11:14:14 am


and now, back to animal hybrids :

a cow PZL7

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vache-j-s_zpsi2odkjod.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00966s_zpsxtypoous.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00968s_zps4yp4u0cq.jpg)
Title: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 15, 2015, 05:25:11 am
That cow is hilarious. Gas powered as well.

The Golden Machines are gorgeous ! Love that cowling shape.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 15, 2015, 06:04:13 am
That cow is hilarious. Gas powered as well.


 ;D ;D

So the Greeks had Pegasus, we have Daiseycus ?
Title: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 15, 2015, 08:31:41 pm
That cow is hilarious. Gas powered as well.
Oh, poor planet... Ecologists have yelled: "cows' farts gas are releasing more CO2 than all automobiles and aircraft together", this requires curation, not even more farts up to above the clouds, please... (for the Planet) ;)
Title: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 16, 2015, 03:05:00 am
Golden cousins, one Air/Sea (Gloster VI) - the other Land (Segrave Napier), both powered by the Napier Lion W12 engine.
Note how the Land vehicle looks like an aircraft.  ;D

(http://www.profil24-models.com/model-kits-modeles-reduits/modules/psblog/uploads/1394030123.jpg)

Profil24 kits in 1/24, I have the Segrave Napier Golden Arrow car model, very nice kit.

Those are gorgeous Jon.
Title: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 16, 2015, 07:21:32 am
Not so much a whif or an animal, but if I made all the monetary decisions around here I might make a bad one with this  :thumbsup:

 http://duluth.craigslist.org/snw/5209917992.html
Title: Re: Seamew aerocar : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on September 16, 2015, 07:24:17 am
Ahah, THAT kind of Seamew.  :o

I thought it was going to be one of these.....

<Shorts Seamew>

LOL - I did exactly the same... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: cow & PZL7 : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 17, 2015, 08:43:05 am
Not so much a whif or an animal, but if I made all the monetary decisions around here I might make a bad one with this  :thumbsup:

 http://duluth.craigslist.org/snw/5209917992.html

very lovely!
If you own land wide enough to go cruising around on the snow, then it can be a refreshing investment
Title: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 17, 2015, 08:46:24 am

the yellow cow is not alone : her blue mate is grazing :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00969s_zpsqhpvbfgb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00975s_zpsvoctaqog.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00974s_zpsiewlevz7.jpg)
Title: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 17, 2015, 09:12:50 am
What's next? A red bull with PZL wings?  ;)
Title: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 17, 2015, 09:21:22 am
What's next? A red bull with PZL wings?  ;)

red? PZL wings? mmhhh ... wait and see  :wacko:

Title: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 17, 2015, 10:15:31 am
Haha they look great togather !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: another cow & PZL7 (blue) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2015, 04:20:05 pm

who talked about a red PZL pegasus?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chevalPZL11-s_zpsuptqeqsd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00991s_zpsua0skqyg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00992s_zpsrx5pngfm.jpg)

Title: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 22, 2015, 05:02:49 pm
(http://astecor.com.br/astecor/wp-includes/pomo/mobil-oil-pegasus-sign-762.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 23, 2015, 07:33:02 pm


right, indeed !
I am not the only one fool enough to invent observe this kind of phenomena  !  ;D

Title: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 23, 2015, 09:14:54 pm
Just need to add Mobil sponsor decals to this red trimmed beauty:
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/PZL11c_01.png)

 ;D

p.s. I actually did this version back in the '80s, the old Revell 1/72 kit with modified cowling and covered in cigarette packet foil.
Sadly, it is long gone.  :-\
Title: Re: horse & PZL7 (red) Pegasus : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 24, 2015, 01:45:43 pm
Just need to add Mobil sponsor decals to this red trimmed beauty:

 ;D

p.s. I actually did this version back in the '80s, the old Revell 1/72 kit with modified cowling and covered in cigarette packet foil.
Sadly, it is long gone.  :-\

this scheme might look good on a horse/Pegasus indeed  ;D
Title: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 25, 2015, 06:59:19 pm

and he is not alone :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00999s_zpsfkpf2zwx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chevalPZL7-s_zpsho8ls2nc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00997s_zpselgr7ci6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00998s_zpsuucfqmti.jpg)
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 28, 2015, 08:40:57 pm
I'd love to see those horses fly South when the winter is coming... like a PZL aerobatic team...
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 29, 2015, 06:33:35 am
They look great together ! Love the way the wings look....almost like they are ready to take off.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 30, 2015, 12:53:35 pm
A couple more like that - a Zebra and a Llama - and we'll know what PZL really stands for   ;D
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 01, 2015, 03:44:43 am
Would they have orange foals?
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 01, 2015, 03:52:07 am
If they are true Pegasus-Zebra-Llama crosses, the foals could be yellow-and-red striped. And excellent pack animals for flying away on holiday.
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 01, 2015, 05:34:17 am
Imagine the mess on your car if you parked under a tree they were roosting in.
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 01, 2015, 06:47:02 am
Yes, trees would soon stop being planted too close to bus stops.
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 05, 2015, 12:43:48 pm
A couple more like that - a Zebra and a Llama - and we'll know what PZL really stands for   ;D

this is tempting ... but where do you find a llama figurine?

Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 06, 2015, 06:02:15 am
A couple more like that - a Zebra and a Llama - and we'll know what PZL really stands for   ;D

this is tempting ... but where do you find a llama figurine?

The British Museum of course
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aoa/i/inca_gold_llama.aspx

Seriously, a quick google suggests that a resin-cast figure might be your best bet. Something like this perhaps at 4-5 ins. tall:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AF54-CON-Llama-Standard-Figurine-/271583618431?hash=item3f3ba5257f

BTW, in German a horse is ein Pferd, so you could drop the "Pegasus" bit and just go for Pferd-Zebra-Lama. Doesn't work in Polish though, which is a shame.
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 06, 2015, 09:23:36 am
A couple more like that - a Zebra and a Llama - and we'll know what PZL really stands for   ;D

this is tempting ... but where do you find a llama figurine?

The British Museum of course
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aoa/i/inca_gold_llama.aspx

obviously.

but, err, a bit out of my standard of linving

Quote
Seriously, a quick google suggests that a resin-cast figure might be your best bet. Something like this perhaps at 4-5 ins. tall:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AF54-CON-Llama-Standard-Figurine-/271583618431?hash=item3f3ba5257f

lovely!

but still a bit expensive, compraed to what I am used to.

Hey, but look here :

http://www.schleich-shop.eu/fr/animaux-de-la-ferme/371-schleich-13703-alpaga-male-lama-pacos-4005086137035.html (http://www.schleich-shop.eu/fr/animaux-de-la-ferme/371-schleich-13703-alpaga-male-lama-pacos-4005086137035.html)

that's more readily doable

Quote
BTW, in German a horse is ein Pferd, so you could drop the "Pegasus" bit and just go for Pferd-Zebra-Lama. Doesn't work in Polish though, which is a shame.

jawohl indeed ; I don't know polish though ...

regarding the zebra, for example this one :

http://www.schleich-shop.eu/fr/faune-afrique/165-schleich-14391-zebre-male-4005086143913.html?search_query=zebre&results=11 (http://www.schleich-shop.eu/fr/faune-afrique/165-schleich-14391-zebre-male-4005086143913.html?search_query=zebre&results=11)

I think this scheme, and possibly wings (from a 1/72 kit) could or even should be used :

(http://kenyacoastguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/D-ENTE-w400-h2511.jpg)


but then, this was your idea, so now we know where the (cheap) ingredients are, I will let you make it real !  :party:

 ;D

Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 07, 2015, 12:44:35 pm
You would have to wait at least five years, probably more. I have a long design-and-build programme for the historical novel I am working on. Amongst other things there are four different marks of Twinfire and a scratchbuilt fabric-winged machine. But this is going off-topic.
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 07, 2015, 02:39:02 pm
You would have to wait at least five years, probably more. I have a long design-and-build programme for the historical novel I am working on. Amongst other things there are four different marks of Twinfire and a scratchbuilt fabric-winged machine. But this is going off-topic.

yes, the topic here is avionirics, let us not forget it.
But then, if your Twinfires e.a. involve aircraft and dreams it is relevant.

Ok, rendez-vous in five years then ; unless you try one or two of the small things as a recreation  ;)

Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 08, 2015, 12:01:20 am
yes, the topic here is avionirics, let us not forget it.
But then, if your Twinfires e.a. involve aircraft and dreams it is relevant.

Ok, rendez-vous in five years then ; unless you try one or two of the small things as a recreation  ;)
[/quote]

Two kinds of dream, even. dreams which merge into the visual reveries that all designers experience, and Dunne dreams which mix past, present and future. The J.W. Dunne who gave his name to such dreams also built the world's first certified stable aeroplane, so I hope you don't mind my mentioning him here.

In fact he was also an innovator and writer in the gentle art of fly-fishing. So a cross between a lure and a flying machine would not go amiss - an insect-aeroplane hybrid with a barbed hook curling beneath would be about right, perhaps a fish's tail for luck.

One reason my novel is so held up is because writing his biography has got in the way,
Title: Re: horse & PZL11(yellow)Pegasus: avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 08, 2015, 02:22:14 am

Two kinds of dream, even. dreams which merge into the visual reveries that all designers experience, and Dunne dreams which mix past, present and future. The J.W. Dunne who gave his name to such dreams also built the world's first certified stable aeroplane, so I hope you don't mind my mentioning him here.

In fact he was also an innovator and writer in the gentle art of fly-fishing. So a cross between a lure and a flying machine would not go amiss - an insect-aeroplane hybrid with a barbed hook curling beneath would be about right, perhaps a fish's tail for luck.

One reason my novel is so held up is because writing his biography has got in the way,

ah yes Dunne aircraft have particulalry remarkable shapes, also flotplanes sometimes :
(http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/images/burgess_dunne_3_2vc_500.jpg)

and exploring hybrids involving fishing material is an interesting idea indeed ...

thanks for your contributions to the bubbling imagination!   :thumbsup:
Title: not just me ! Re: What if pigs could fly Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 09, 2015, 12:38:30 pm
This pic...
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00013s_zpsk1uyj8bw.jpg)
...is excellent.
Babe 3: Pigs on the Wing


it's not just me seeing flying pigs around !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2303_zpsvo0xtzua.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01339_zpspd9ok8ut.jpg)

Title: aircraft are born from eggs : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 11, 2015, 01:07:43 pm

aircraft are born from eggs :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2329_zpsjmqdwfeb.jpg)

Title: Re: aircraft are born from eggs : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 12, 2015, 09:28:19 pm
Weird! Just a question: when going out of their eggs, do the airplanes fly immediately or do they stay in the nest a few months like birds before trying...?
Title: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 13, 2015, 05:49:21 am
Weird! Just a question: when going out of their eggs, do the airplanes fly immediately or do they stay in the nest a few months like birds before trying...?

your question is very legitimate : more scientific observations will be required to find answers, though.

Another astonishing crossing : a building that tries to fly (propeller powered), and it seems to be a twin-boom! :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2326_zpsq0jap90d.jpg)
Title: Re: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on October 13, 2015, 06:45:35 am
The Airbus Kinder eggs ? great idea. Wish they were around here !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 13, 2015, 09:28:57 am

Another astonishing crossing : a building that tries to fly (propeller powered), and it seems to be a twin-boom! :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2326_zpsq0jap90d.jpg)

I guess for takeoff the propellers swivel up to act as lifting rotors for VTOL capability. In the photo they are pivoted down for servicing.

But the big question is - is this it, or is it just the tip of a giant spaceplane poking out of its underground launch silo?


Title: Re: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 13, 2015, 12:38:28 pm

I guess for takeoff the propellers swivel up to act as lifting rotors for VTOL capability. In the photo they are pivoted down for servicing.

But the big question is - is this it, or is it just the tip of a giant spaceplane poking out of its underground launch silo?


yes indeed, it must be a tilt-rotor structure, like an Osprey : and by the way, here is a civil version, hence whiff !
(with a nice floatplane on the side, too)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_2328_zpsmq54bpwk.jpg)

Title: Re: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 14, 2015, 03:33:19 am
by the way, here is a civil version, hence whiff !
(with a nice floatplane on the side, too)


:)
Title: Re: flying building (prop) : avionirics Re: hybrids aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on October 14, 2015, 05:37:12 am
Looks like I'll need to hit up the toy store....who doesn't want bits to make a tilt-rotor in their lego stash !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 16, 2015, 10:02:12 am



 do you remeber this ?


sometime ago you had an idea which got into my mind : the Book-Airplane :
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.msg676207.html#msg676207 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.msg676207.html#msg676207)

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P82-51C_aj.JPG)

and I liked so much that I had to try it out : using an Airfix Ar196, and a Clairefontaine notebook, cut to the shape of the wings :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010289s_zps6ireqtwi.jpg)

it could have been featured in a Tophe-inspired group build!   ;D




I thought it worthwhile to continue the exploration with another, high-wing example, using a Do-27 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/do27carnet-s_zpsnyh4rcza.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01805s_zpsk0uysie8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01807s_zpscbzp8eby.jpg)

next one might be a delta  :)
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 16, 2015, 11:17:22 am
Or a Fokker Dr.I Trilogy?
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 16, 2015, 01:35:04 pm
Or a Fokker Dr.I Trilogy?

argh, a triplane notebook aircraft! you are challenging me !  :o
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 16, 2015, 03:02:06 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 16, 2015, 10:18:26 pm
 :wub: (thanks again to make it Real)...
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 17, 2015, 03:37:52 am
Or a Fokker Dr.I Trilogy?

argh, a triplane notebook aircraft! you are challenging me !  :o


You are lucky I didn't suggest a Phillips Multiplane 21-volume encyclopaedia.  ;D
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2015, 03:53:51 am
Or a Fokker Dr.I Trilogy?

argh, a triplane notebook aircraft! you are challenging me !  :o


You are lucky I didn't suggest a Phillips Multiplane 21-volume encyclopaedia.  ;D


 :o :o :o
that would be called "The Universalis" !

Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2015, 03:54:57 am
:wub: (thanks again to make it Real)...

"real" in the sense of 3D, but stil not "realistic" luckily  ;D
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 17, 2015, 05:21:48 am

"real" in the sense of 3D, but stil not "realistic" luckily  ;D
[/quote]

More realistic than you think. The Northrop XP-56 "Black Bullet" tailless fighter prototype had split elevons with a folded bellows arrangement sealing the gap in between. They split apart to provide differential drag for turning, in place of a conventional rudder, and were operated by the air blast coming in through a wingtip duct.
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2015, 05:24:33 am
More realistic than you think. The Northrop XP-56 "Black Bullet" tailless fighter prototype had split elevons with a folded bellows arrangement sealing the gap in between. They split apart to provide differential drag for turning, in place of a conventional rudder, and were operated by the air blast coming in through a wingtip duct.

astonishing! It feels a bit like I have reinvented something like the wheel!
which is matter to be proud of  ;D
Title: Re: Do27 & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired !) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2015, 06:05:10 am
IIRC the Horsa glider had its flaps/dive brakes operated by a similar system. They could only be used once as there was no way to get them back up again.
Title: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 20, 2015, 01:35:47 pm

and now for something completely different :

I always liked the shape of the 2cv, a bit like that of the Beetle, and thought about equipping it with the wing of a space shuttle ...
I had already tried a 1/43 one with 1/288 boosters, and a 1/16 Beetle with 1/144 Boosters
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg679216.html#msg679216 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg679216.html#msg679216)
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P5070314s_zps5e4pligs.jpg)

and here comes the 1/24 2cv with 1/144 shuttle wings and tail, on top of the 747 SCA :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv-747-shuttle-s_zpsl3x7pbrp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01927s_zpso7lglgqn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01928s_zps2uahpl5p.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC01931s_zpsnzqudzoa.jpg)

Title: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 21, 2015, 01:18:36 am
That is just flippin' awesome.
You've outdone yourself once again.
Title: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2015, 04:42:44 am
thanks! I am particularly sensitive to your appreciation, given your inspiration and skills.

The 2cv is a red repainting of a die-cast, with opening hood and doors, so I had to adjust the wings so that doors could still open.
Title: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 22, 2015, 10:30:59 pm
so I had to adjust the wings so that doors could still open.
Thanks for your help so we can fully appreciate: there is a great amount of engineering in this compound aircraft! ;D ;)
Title: Re: 2cv shuttle and 747 SCA Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 28, 2015, 11:24:20 am
 ;D
Title: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 11, 2015, 09:57:49 am

you may remember the P38 interpretation as a Cerberus I made earlier :
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg682672.html#msg682672 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg682672.html#msg682672)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38-s_zpszpp7kx3i.jpg)

Here is a kind of reverse experiment : a Cerberus with three PZL7 heads :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cerbere2-s_zpsxxeysjte.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02178s_zpsjgaq3pqb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02182s_zpsysxiyegh.jpg)

Title: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 11, 2015, 10:53:30 am
Haw... I am so frightened by this Cerberus dog/wolf/plane that I will refuse going to its Hell... :-\ ;)
Title: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on November 11, 2015, 11:03:18 am
Very cool ! Love the Lightning especially. The other one needs eyeballs or it will just make a mess of the hedges it's trimming lol

 :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on November 12, 2015, 01:07:27 am
Haw... I am so frightened by this Cerberus dog/wolf/plane that I will refuse going to its Hell... :-\ ;)

Yo' cain't escape Hell. If you try, Cerberus will make mincemeat outta ya!
Title: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on November 12, 2015, 01:08:22 am

Cyberus?
Title: Re: PZL7 heads for a Cerberus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 12, 2015, 11:54:07 pm

actually, the cerberus is shown at rest :
normally there are three pilots seated in the cockpits, looking at what's happening  ;D

Title: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 22, 2015, 04:29:56 am

Saint Exupery was the author who wrote "Le Petit Prince", and he made drawings too ;
he disappeared in a P38 in 1944.
This hybrid mixes a P38 with pencils :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p38-s_zpsxtpndr6z.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02198s_zpst4ep3kn9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02197s_zpslsvuww3m.jpg)
Title: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 24, 2015, 03:58:30 am

yet another hybrid, more animal this time :

a 1/144 shuttle and a whale :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/baleine2-s_zps0sl6walj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02245s_zpsyhunzwga.jpg)

Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 24, 2015, 04:13:52 am
I just something curiously similar here :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43894968@N07/7775597548/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43894968@N07/7775597548/)
Title: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: KJ_Lesnick on November 24, 2015, 05:29:12 am
ericr,

Quote
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38-s_zpszpp7kx3i.jpg)

Quote
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p38-s_zpsxtpndr6z.jpg)
I like these
Title: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 24, 2015, 08:53:36 am
I like these
:angry: My feeling is very different: I love them, all of them! ;D :lol:
Title: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 24, 2015, 09:56:23 am
KJ_Lesnick

ericr,

I like these

thank you for your appreciation : my imagination is usually not too close to engineering precision, so I appreciate that you like it  ;D

Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 24, 2015, 02:19:17 pm
Man, where do you get your inspiration?  :unsure: :bow: :bow: Excellent!!!  :thumbsup:
That 3 engine Cerberus is a damn scary thing but to me, that P-thirtyWolf is the one!! ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 25, 2015, 08:10:38 am
Man, where do you get your inspiration?  :unsure: :bow: :bow: Excellent!!!  :thumbsup:
That 3 engine Cerberus is a damn scary thing but to me, that P-thirtyWolf is the one!! ;D

 :cheers:



thanksalot!

well, i am mostly sensitive to shapes (that is why I paint mostly in a signle bright color, so that they come out best) and assembling shapes that can go together is a quite funny game to play ;D

Title: Re: P38 and pencils (Saint Exupery) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 25, 2015, 09:53:23 am
Saint Exupery was the author who wrote "Le Petit Prince", and he made drawings too ;
he disappeared in a P38 in 1944.
This hybrid mixes a P38 with pencils :
And with different pens also (thanks a lot for this idea!)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairM_acq.jpg)
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 25, 2015, 12:17:25 pm
The pen is mightier than the....................er,............Lightning?  ;D

Does the middle one have ink tanks instead of fuel tanks?
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 25, 2015, 12:53:39 pm

the pen is mightier than all the rest ;-)
(well, depending what it's used for as usual, actually  ;D )

thanks a lot Tophe for your re-interpretations : I am particularly happy to see my modest contribution suscitating new ones !

and I realize I didn't show you some of my older stuff involving pens : here are two of them, both involving 1/72 kits

a Halifax with a giant pen :
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/halifax-s_zpsp67xylyk.jpg)

and a Blinder with a giant ballpen :
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/blinder-s_zpsvvvkwjtd.jpg)

when you go that way, there are quite a lot of possibilities, I can tell you ...

 
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 25, 2015, 09:40:17 pm
Wow! Now I love authors! (alas unpublished...) ;)
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 26, 2015, 04:45:32 am
whif authors  ;D
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on November 26, 2015, 12:25:09 pm
Of course, the one you really want is the Dornier Do 17 which was universally known as the "fliegender Bleistift" (flying pencil). This photograph from 1940 shows why:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1969-094-18%2C_Dornier_Do_17_und_Supermarine_Spitfire.jpg)
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2015, 12:57:34 pm
A do 17E/F would be even better from the 'pencil' point of view.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img908/926/FnzvoS.jpg)
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2015, 03:31:38 am

indeed, I noticed the nickname : maybe some day I will get my hands on a Do17 ...
so many possible projects  ;D
Title: Re: Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2015, 06:57:43 am

indeed, I noticed the nickname : maybe some day I will get my hands on a Do17 ...
so many possible projects  ;D

The original Airfix Do17 is an E/F Ericr.

It's ancient of course, but it's not a bad shape, and it sure is THIN!
Title: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2015, 07:41:33 am

the previous whale on its boosters, Jaws-like :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02237s_zpsm70hkxak.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02235s_zpskmoe67o8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/requinB-s_zps1evjyuj4.jpg)

made from a Pegasus Shark kit (which has two optional heads : I have one left for some other purpose ...)
Title: Re: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 27, 2015, 08:44:26 pm
Surprising (nicely)...
Question: in outer space, what is the air-intake/mouth technical aim? (or, maybe, this booster is for low altitude start only) ;D
Title: Re: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 28, 2015, 01:29:43 am

maybe these boosters start from under the sea level ?  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Shark boosters & Space shuttle and whale Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 29, 2015, 09:10:23 am
Taking off from submarine/mother-fish (like nuclear missiles)? Yes, that would explain that all, thanks! :lol: ;D :thumbsup:
Title: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 29, 2015, 01:31:15 pm
the other way round, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02265s_zpsswsvsgdr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttle144baleine-s_zpsvl7ggavr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02266s_zpsgl6v8p2x.jpg)

Title: Re: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on December 01, 2015, 12:44:57 am
Wow! Great builds
Title: Re: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 01, 2015, 09:31:45 am
 :tornado:
Want one! Want one! Mummy can I have a whale-tailed submarine for Christmas like I saw on What If, please Mummy plee-eese!

Title: Re: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 02, 2015, 09:00:45 am


thanks !

:tornado:
Want one! Want one! Mummy can I have a whale-tailed submarine for Christmas like I saw on What If, please Mummy plee-eese!

just do it !  ;D
I have thought of doing something with a submarine ... and a crossing with a plastic whale figurine is definitely doable
Title: Re: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 04, 2015, 08:51:29 am
I love the pen-fighters!

They are used by the CHAF (Charlie Hebdo Airforce), aren't they?

(Motto of the CHAF: The pen is sharper than the sword!)

Norbert
Title: Re: whale & Space shuttle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 14, 2015, 01:17:23 pm


here I am back again after days of being imprisoned outside ...

novelties here soon ...


I love the pen-fighters!

They are used by the CHAF (Charlie Hebdo Airforce), aren't they?

(Motto of the CHAF: The pen is sharper than the sword!)

Norbert

thanxalot !

yes the swords can be turned into pens !
(just another kind of plough after all  ;D)



Title: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 15, 2015, 12:49:44 pm
as announced, back from being locked out
(something to do with the nickname/"position" that was given to me here?  ;D
by the way I would prefer something more positive, JMNs should not be underestimated ... :unsure:)

but still zany after all these times :

another aircraft/animal hybrid, using an east-german kit of a "Tu-20", which seems to be a Tu-95 Bear variant, with a strange flattened nose, at 1/100, and a giant squid or calamar, in yellow :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tu20-s_zpsj7c2gpwh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02383s_zpskmowznz8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02384s_zpsk1palf4h.jpg)

the reciprocal is drying, in red, but the humbrol enamel reacts bizarely with the squids tentacles plastic, and seems to take ages to dry, whereas the plastic of the head reacts better ...
Title: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 16, 2015, 01:09:06 pm
well at least I believe I couldn't have fit this calamar with longer wings, could I?
Title: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 17, 2015, 06:10:14 am
I like the shape that the squid gives it, and i also believe the wings are big enough for PR19_Kit to like it... ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 17, 2015, 08:20:10 am
I like the shape that the squid gives it, and i also believe the wings are big enough for PR19_Kit to like it... ;D

 :cheers:

:) Yes indeed, that's a big 'ole kit there.

I have one of those Tu-20s too, and a Tu-114 from the same stable, VEB, and they're SUBSTANTIAL!
Title: Re: Tu20 and giant squid/calamar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2015, 06:40:57 pm

yes, the old VEB kit indeed ! this is my second, for the forst I was also focussing on the nose becase ofits odd shape ...
(maybe I could try something with that B707 radar-nosed version ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/robinet-s_zpsb8543b93.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/PB230267s_zpsa4c1c233.jpg)
Title: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2015, 06:42:29 pm

and now the other way round, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/calamargeant-s_zpsymfg6uqt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02425s_zpsioh8pw3g.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02426s_zpsaewfyfcc.jpg)

the sheet of paper is there because the humbrol enamel red paint somehow refuses to dry on the tentacles plastic/rubber ... a chemistry issue, I guess
Title: Re: giant squid/calamar and Tu20 (reciprocal) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 18, 2015, 08:47:23 am
Oh Lord, not only you create incredible new shapes but you chemist are also inventing new mixes like a paint matter impossible to dry... The Nobel Prize seems for you in a very soon future... ;) ;D
Title: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 20, 2015, 12:54:08 pm

Sometime ago I had tried a blend of a spanish guitar with the wings of a PZL39 :
this time it is an electric guitar with a S-21G (from PM, 1/72) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitare-s_zpsjx2aule7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02443s_zpsaorqw2pt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02442s_zpskz8o4tjd.jpg)
Title: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 20, 2015, 02:26:59 pm
The NATO code name for that would bound to be 'Fender'..............  ;D
Title: Re: SU-21G and Guitar Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 21, 2015, 03:49:55 am

'Fender' indeed !

let's figure out a flying Stratocaster !  :ph34r:

Title: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 22, 2015, 02:04:19 pm

the bottle is a Duvel bier (my ever favorite brand, since my childhood)

and these wings and wheels seems to fit quite nicely

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/duvel-s_zpslzfrvvwm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02455s_zps8woqvpmn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02456s_zpsxoqntuyc.jpg)

Title: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kerick on December 22, 2015, 08:31:14 pm
Landing tonight at a pub near you!
You could build another with the label still on. A flying ad sign!
Title: Re: Twin Otter and bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 24, 2015, 01:31:07 am

thanks !
a few more bottles coming, it is a funny game ;
I might try a twin boom someday (but I don't have one in my stash now)
Title: Su-21G and snail shell, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 27, 2015, 01:21:49 am

sometime ago, I made three small snail-shells with fuselages from WW1 aircraft,
visible above, higher up in this thread :
here is the jet age version, with a Sukhoi Su-21G :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02494s_zpsyylay8do.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02492s_zpsdhm97uxz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquille2-s_zpssyyapaey.jpg)

Title: Re: Su-21G and snail shell, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kerick on December 27, 2015, 09:03:28 am
Your imagination is limitless!
Title: Re: Su-21G and snail shell, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 27, 2015, 11:35:30 am
Lovely! :wub:
Title: Letov S-328 and dolphin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 29, 2015, 04:21:26 am

thanks !

my imagination follows certain patterns, I sometimes do variants around a theme :
for example dolphins crossed with aircraft : I once used a Corsair, here is a Letov S-328 fuselage :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dauphin2-s_zps78zszigj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02502s_zpsnmqctgxl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02505s_zpste08nvce.jpg)

(the floats of which appeared recently in the primary seaplanes thread, and the wings are with a yellow bottle to come ... nothing gets lost, nearly)
Title: Letov S-328 and bottle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2015, 06:10:43 am
and here comes the bottle, right in time for seasonal festivities :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/letov328-s_zpsfri27oai.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02511s_zpsiotk2hs8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02513s_zpsvybz5juh.jpg)

Title: Re: Letov S-328 and bottle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: dumaniac on December 30, 2015, 06:42:38 pm
love the primary colours - some of these models will drive you to drink

Bernie
Title: Re: Letov S-328 and bottle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 02, 2016, 10:49:59 am
thanks !
 ;)
Title: Re: Letov S-328 and bottle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 02, 2016, 10:54:35 am
and here comes the bottle, right in time for seasonal festivities :
Nice! But if the bottle is uncorked in flight, the tail and rear wheel disappear and this is dangerous... (maybe that is why officials say that drinking is dangerous) ;)
Title: RWD-6, dolphin and shell, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 03, 2016, 07:00:04 pm
 ;D


I found this nice RWD-6 kit, cheap, and original :I hadnot heard before of that aircraft,
and here it is hybridized with a dolphin, and with a snail shell

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dauphin-s_zpswcfat8vp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02496s_zpsdsi0ralv.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rwd6-s_zpsbxpgijxx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02483s_zpsvlvheyhh.jpg)

Title: Re: RWD-6, dolphin and shell, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2016, 07:27:02 pm
Tee Hee ! Great stuff ! Love the Beer Otter ! Defo a CDN aero right there  :thumbsup:
Title: PZL-11, Saaski, dolphin and shell, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 05, 2016, 12:31:07 pm
thanks! you encourage me to do a bottle or two more  ;D

in the meantime, here a a few  more hybrids,  all in blue ...
 
dolphin-based :

with a Saaski's wings (Dujin 1/72)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02528s_zpsranchpz4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/saaski-s_zpszlvcsfru.jpg)

with an Ar 196 fuselage (Airfix 1/72)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ar196-s_zpsjpx0phm5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02532s_zps8bk97cp8.jpg)

plus a little shell, with a PZL-11 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pzl11-s_zpse3hq4neo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02521s_zpspx2h8mx0.jpg)

Title: Re: PZL-11, Saaski, dolphin and shell, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 08, 2016, 10:03:37 pm
thanks! you encourage me to do a bottle or two more  ;D
in the meantime, here a a few  more hybrids
Dear ericr, I encourage you to go on! (building/inventing/enjoying, not drinking alcoholic poison...) :-\ ;)
Title: Re: PZL-11, Saaski, dolphin and shell, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 09, 2016, 04:46:38 pm

don't worry, some of the bottle also contained soda  ;D

Title: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 09, 2016, 04:49:34 pm
do you remeber this ?


sometime ago you had an idea which got into my mind : the Book-Airplane :
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.msg676207.html#msg676207 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,4461.msg676207.html#msg676207)

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P82-51C_aj.JPG)

and I liked so much that I had to try it out : using an Airfix Ar196, and a Clairefontaine notebook, cut to the shape of the wings :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P7010289s_zps6ireqtwi.jpg)

it could have been featured in a Tophe-inspired group build!   ;D




I thought it worthwhile to continue the exploration with another, high-wing example, using a Do-27 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/do27carnet-s_zpsnyh4rcza.jpg)


next one might be a delta  :)


and here comes the delta-winged Su-21G, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02545s_zpsm2dt2gg6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02546s_zps2txd16hi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/su21-s_zpsocikkoxv.jpg)

Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 10, 2016, 06:40:40 am
A supersonic notebook, whatever next!  ;D :lol: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2016, 07:39:53 am
A supersonic notebook, whatever next!  ;D :lol: :thumbsup:

sky is the limit  ;D

or ...

errr ...

space?

yes! a space shuttle notebook !
you are tempting me into eternal whiffin', PR19_Kit



Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 11, 2016, 01:51:18 am
How about a couple of underwing pencils for the SU-21?
Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 12, 2016, 08:24:15 am

a bit like this ?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P6110266s_zpsoyqmj4yi.jpg)

or like that ?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P6110259s_zpsqa0vpqcl.jpg)

or even like this here ?

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/P7090153s_zps2cvnk1d5.jpg)

that would make this note book more autonomous indeed, good idea! let me see what I can do ...

Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Gondor on January 12, 2016, 09:59:28 am
Now that is sharp  :rolleyes:

Gondor
Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 13, 2016, 06:10:41 am

sharpness can be managed before take-off  ;D

Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 13, 2016, 09:50:35 am
I don't like military loads but I love your loads, ericr! :wub:
Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 14, 2016, 01:41:57 am

But a true multi-role aircraft must include both pencil and paper, surely.

Mind you, a book-wing formating with a pencil-armed craft would give skywriting a whole new meaning!
Title: Re: SU-21G & notebook-wings (Tophe-inspired!) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 15, 2016, 12:05:17 pm
 ;D
Title: Space shutlle and slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 16, 2016, 05:51:19 am
apparently I forgot to show you this when I did it, so I put it here as well, in addition to the pictures shown in another thread
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,27999.msg715138.html#msg715138 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,27999.msg715138.html#msg715138)

with one or two more here ;-)

an authentic "charentaise", the very traditional french slipper (preferrably worn with a moustache and a basque hat)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02392s_zpskge3noyi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02391s_zpsi5a7dbau.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02390s_zpsrtgc3kh9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02421s_zpsmhpyanv4.jpg)
Title: Peashooter & duck + Kingfisher & shell Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 21, 2016, 03:25:46 am
two new small hybrids (especially the Kingfisher, 1/350 ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p26-s_zpsrombusz6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02737s_zpstihfylgy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/kingcoq-s_zpsakivogwp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02742s_zpsush70egn.jpg)

(I still have the wings of the small kingfisher ... ... )
Title: Re: Peashooter & duck + Kingfisher & shell Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 21, 2016, 11:31:47 am
two new small hybrids (especially the Kingfisher, 1/350 ...)
(I still have the wings of the small kingfisher ... ... )
Two new marvels, thanks for sharing...
And I am "afraid" of what you will do with those remaining wings...  :-\ ;D (no I am kidding, this will probably be marvelous, again!) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Peashooter & duck + Kingfisher & shell Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 22, 2016, 12:16:29 am

thanks!

I will try to fnd something "appropriate" for the tiny wings  ;D
Title: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 26, 2016, 12:57:55 pm

a 1/144 A-10 crossed with a falcon :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/faucon-s_zps4yz2wczr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02751s_zpsfdvn5ip0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02754s_zpsondtnrmy.jpg)
Title: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: KJ_Lesnick on January 26, 2016, 03:37:25 pm
Anyone done a Stuka and a Vulture?
Title: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 27, 2016, 03:09:57 am

Stuka and vulture : that should look terrific!
especially, it might not be red, blue or yellow  ;D
but a feathered Stuka, or a Luftwaffe camouflaged Vulture ...
Title: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 27, 2016, 03:42:57 am
That A-10 falcon is straight from Marvel comics. I can just see the falcon shucking off its robo-suit, shaking its mussed-up wing feathers down and turning back into Falcon Girl just in time to pretend she'd never left her room.

I think I'm in love. :wub:
Title: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 28, 2016, 11:45:45 am

thanks!

the reciprocal is coming soon ...
Title: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 28, 2016, 09:59:03 pm
That A-10 falcon is straight from Marvel comics
I think I'm in love. :wub:
So do I. Poor girl, with several lovers willing to get her heart... ;D :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 30, 2016, 07:26:27 am
I am rather nervous about meeting Reciprocalman. Will he be her welcoming brother or a threatening boyfriend?
Title: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 30, 2016, 09:13:19 am


here it comes!

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/a10144-s_zpsjmjf5jdc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02786s_zpss3jbciun.jpg)

I kept some of the original stripes, as a tribute to the work by someone in China

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02787s_zpswf29ythq.jpg)

Title: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 30, 2016, 11:07:19 am
Is that a Gyr Falcon?

I once had an R/C glider that was modelled on a full size Gyr Falcon and it was black and white like yours.
Title: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 30, 2016, 12:25:59 pm
Aww, ain't he cute. Bet he gets up a REAL speed when he dives on his prey though. Reciprocalman sees all, knows all, kills all.
Title: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 30, 2016, 12:49:43 pm
Is that a Gyr Falcon?

I once had an R/C glider that was modelled on a full size Gyr Falcon and it was black and white like yours.

it is (was) a Papo figurine of a falcon, I don't know more, like this :

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zIvapoGYL.jpg)

the stripes under the wings seem quite specific

Title: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 30, 2016, 12:50:46 pm
Aww, ain't he cute. Bet he gets up a REAL speed when he dives on his prey though. Reciprocalman sees all, knows all, kills all.

 ;D

and when he lands, he has a front wheel to complete rear legs ...  :blink:
Title: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 30, 2016, 01:03:54 pm
and when he lands, he has a front wheel to complete rear legs ...  :blink:

That's because of the sheer weight of his streamlined augmented-vision cyber helmet.
Title: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2016, 09:22:01 am

 ;D
Title: Re: reciprocal A-10 & falcon, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 01, 2016, 11:37:41 am
Wow!! :wub: I can see the Blue one picking up tanks and dropping them for the final blow... ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 01, 2016, 02:19:54 pm

thanks !  ;D


the duck got the Peashooter wings ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/colvert-s_zpsiam3muny.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02776s_zpsxhgtuba4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02779s_zpsd0so96eg.jpg)

Title: Re: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 02, 2016, 02:00:55 pm
That is one seriously disturbing duck! I see it swinging around into the sun, diving down and strafing the enemy - be it duck-hunters, alligators or careless whiffers in the wrong story.
Title: Re: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 03, 2016, 03:39:42 am
Well balanced, I am almost sure this animal machine is Real, no? ;D
Title: Re: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2016, 04:29:04 am
That is so cute ! Great job, and thanks for the smile this morning !

 :cheers: :wub:
Title: Re: Peashooter & duck reciprocal, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 03, 2016, 12:26:59 pm

thanks !  ;D

I also had a figurine of a swan in my stash ...

Title: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 06, 2016, 02:00:16 pm

the Me262 is an old 1/32 one from Hasegawa, and the shark is by Pegasus
(I had already used part of it with Space Shuttle boosters earlier in this thread :
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg710616.html#msg710616)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/me26232-s_zpsbpq5g82s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02836s_zpsm08yvlyi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02837s_zpspj4mlncf.jpg)
Title: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 06, 2016, 02:59:13 pm
VERY apt, considering the 262's fuselage shape.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 07, 2016, 02:26:06 am
Brilliant.

Puts me in mind of Tintin.
Title: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 07, 2016, 04:37:10 am

thanxalot ! your appreciation is particularly appreciated !

the shark is announced as 1/18, so there is some scale-o-rama here  ;D

and Tintin definitely comes to mind indeed : there is even RW impact of this image  ;)

(http://www.aeroweb-fr.net/uploads/media/large/2015/12/3472.jpg)

(any aftermarket decals available?)
Title: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 07, 2016, 12:33:45 pm
People have been developing robot fish that swim in the same way. That 262 shark is even the right colour for a research submersible. It just "looks right" to the point of sliding into the subconscious. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 09, 2016, 12:11:23 am
thanks!

the Me262/shark combination has been around, and it is really a pleasure to make it in different scales and colors
(I have a "reciprocal" coming soon ... ;D)
Title: Re: Me262 (1/32) & shark, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 09, 2016, 11:41:08 am
(I have a "reciprocal" coming soon ... ;D)

Wow, now that's what I call "sharkmouth" artwork!
Title: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 09, 2016, 12:16:14 pm

thanks!


and here comes the reciprocal : the Pegasus 1/18 shark equipped with the 1/32 Hasegawa Me262 wings and tail.
I did try to have it sit on its wheels, but failed to put the right weight in the head. It is possible (using really heavy fishing weights), but it might require strengthening the legs, because the shark body is already a bit heavy : if anyone out here tries it, be warned! but it would be worth it, really, I think.


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/requin-s_zpsz3ftut0n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02841s_zpsbvcxeajx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02842s_zpsqckfjuvt.jpg)
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 10, 2016, 11:28:23 am
This:
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/fotb5o19y0xxllw/sharkmouth.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 10, 2016, 09:18:47 pm
Wow! :wub: (a shark is frightening but...)
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 10, 2016, 11:45:23 pm
I can't decide which one is best - Sharkjet or Jetshark?

Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 11, 2016, 12:50:36 am


thanks !

the photoshopping looks good : a version with retracted wheels would be nice too of course, and I realise that having something on the back, fin or cockpit, would be good-looking too : there still are interesting variants of this shark&jet match to be done!
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: dumaniac on February 12, 2016, 01:25:41 am
The red looks so intimidating
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 12, 2016, 12:59:37 pm
It certainly has a demonic, hellish presence.

ericr, would you let me post the image on Facebook etc? If so, how should I credit the model?
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 13, 2016, 08:16:51 am

thanks!

sure you can post it ; w.r.t. reference, well, maybe give a pointer to here and say it's from ericr?

Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 14, 2016, 12:56:49 am
thanks!
sure you can post it ; w.r.t. reference, well, maybe give a pointer to here and say it's from ericr?
Maybe do like I did, or use my picture at {http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/ericr262S.jpg}:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/ericr262S.jpg)
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 14, 2016, 06:13:24 am
ericr I do not think that people can see this forum unless they are logged in. I can upload a copy to my dropbox and link to that, but then the model cannot be traced back to you unless I write something about you.
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2016, 01:02:47 pm

ah indeed the forum is not visible without login, these times.

I don't have a web page showing this elsewhere, so maybe you can mention that it is the work of a guy called ericr, and that to see more stuff of that kind people can open an account here (or on BtS), and that it is the crossing of a Pegasus 1/18 shar and a Hasegawa 1/32 Me262?

or use the link to my photobucket
http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/ericr63/library/hyd/hybrids?sort=3&page=1
(which is visible in my posts ?






Title: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2016, 01:17:57 pm

a 1/144 DC-3, and a swan :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dc3-s_zps2xdxoyo8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02850s_zps97pvpxra.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02852s_zpskgiss2ih.jpg)

Title: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 15, 2016, 12:11:19 am
Lovely "bird"... :wub:
Title: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 15, 2016, 01:21:23 am
That's another great combination Eric.
Mrs z likes it also.
Title: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on February 15, 2016, 05:34:06 am
Love the flying fish ! The Dak looks right as well.

 :wub: :thumbsup: :tornado: :bow:
Title: Re: DC-3 and swan, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 15, 2016, 05:37:04 am


thanks a lot!

I a deeply honored to please Mrs Z : the topics of this forum can only gain from appreciation by a significant half of (wo-)mankind.
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 15, 2016, 11:58:19 am

ah indeed the forum is not visible without login, these times.

I don't have a web page showing this elsewhere, so maybe you can mention that it is the work of a guy called ericr, and that to see more stuff of that kind people can open an account here (or on BtS), and that it is the crossing of a Pegasus 1/18 shar and a Hasegawa 1/32 Me262?

or use the link to my photobucket
http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/ericr63/library/hyd/hybrids?sort=3&page=1
(which is visible in my posts ?

Sadly not visible. I clicked through and OMG the cross-site scripts that infest Photobucket! No way am I going to enable that basket of e-snoopers to see if I can catch sight. I'll write the credits into the image and post it in a couple more places.
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 15, 2016, 01:23:45 pm

or use the link to my photobucket
http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/ericr63/library/hyd/hybrids?sort=3&page=1
(which is visible in my posts ?

Sadly not visible. I clicked through and OMG the cross-site scripts that infest Photobucket! No way am I going to enable that basket of e-snoopers to see if I can catch sight. I'll write the credits into the image and post it in a couple more places.

I thought maybe photobucket would be visible ...

anyway, please tell me the links where you post it ;-)


Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 16, 2016, 04:48:35 am
anyway, please tell me the links where you post it ;-)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1729985733900666&set=a.1723227021243204.1073741830.100006677671791&type=3&theater
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 16, 2016, 02:26:33 pm
anyway, please tell me the links where you post it ;-)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1729985733900666&set=a.1723227021243204.1073741830.100006677671791&type=3&theater

oh? I can't access it  :o but well, it is a form of reciprocity  ;D

Title: reciprocal DC-3 and swan, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 17, 2016, 04:43:58 am

the reciprocal, in yellow

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cygne-s_zpsuam5srmo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02856s_zpsvcs9s4gm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02858s_zps9abr8mw9.jpg)


(still a bit difficult to obtain a well-covered yellow ...)
Title: Re: reciprocal DC-3 and swan, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 17, 2016, 09:07:54 am
Delicious! (but not to eat! just to admire...) :wub:
Title: Re: reciprocal DC-3 and swan, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2016, 01:17:48 am
The coverage on the body is good but its a bit patchy on the wings.  The concept is great though.
Swans always remind me of a team building exercise where a colleague paddled a canoe right up close to a pair of mating swans and was surprised when the male attacked him.  He capsized the canoe and we all laughed.
Title: Re: reciprocal DC-3 and swan, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 19, 2016, 12:16:14 am

thanks!

Some ytime ago I experimented with similar concepts using old-style Airfix 1/72 Grumman Widgeons (already the same is appropriate) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cygnes-widgeons-s_zps33b2ea15.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P4300264s_zps91301aea.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/widgeon-cygnes-s_zps5446156b.jpg)
Title: Re: reciprocal DC-3 and swan, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2016, 05:35:47 am
Quack quack waddle waddle quack quack ! Love them. Especially the ones shaking out their wings. Very cool.

 :cheers: :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2016, 01:12:14 pm

thanks !  ;D

and now for something completely different :

and twin-boom twin neck guitar :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitareDouble-s_zpshgsfvbwk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02880s_zpsec1ud9hy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02881s_zpsrhkpm8eo.jpg)

Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Cobra on February 21, 2016, 03:00:40 pm
Talk about Flying Solo :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Great Work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Dan
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 21, 2016, 09:16:15 pm
Wonderful addition to the twin-boom family :wub: :wub:
 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: KJ_Lesnick on February 22, 2016, 06:39:21 am
Too bad you couldn't build the guitar into the booms!
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 22, 2016, 08:12:21 am
You could play some great riffs on that, a 12 string and a 6 string all in one.  :thumbsup: :bow:

So long as you kept your fingers out of the props mind you!
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 22, 2016, 02:50:07 pm

thanks!

the idea of having booms in line with necks is nice : maybe next time  ;) or please do try it out  ;D
but they would then be very close to each other; whereas here I had to widen the distance, and make a new horizontal stabilizer.

Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 24, 2016, 11:40:14 am
Maybe a tailless swept- or delta-wing air guitar? A B-2 stealth guitar springs to mind, or maybe a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird guitar with those necks as the forward chines.
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 25, 2016, 06:11:42 am

ouh la la, excellent ideas all of these ... Right now I am rather trying to reduce my stash, so maybe later ...
But if you fell inspired, please go ahead, I would be happy to see that !
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2016, 06:27:37 am
The flying H ? very cool
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 25, 2016, 10:46:45 am
ouh la la, excellent ideas all of these ... Right now I am rather trying to reduce my stash, so maybe later ...
But if you fell inspired, please go ahead, I would be happy to see that !
Moi? I am too busy working up my RAAF Twinfire "Mk.VV" knocked up for the defence of Darwin in 1943. But maybe one day, if you don't get there first....
Title: Re: twin-boom (P-38) twin neck guitar, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 25, 2016, 02:24:24 pm
ouh la la, excellent ideas all of these ... Right now I am rather trying to reduce my stash, so maybe later ...
But if you fell inspired, please go ahead, I would be happy to see that !
Moi? I am too busy working up my RAAF Twinfire "Mk.VV" knocked up for the defence of Darwin in 1943. But maybe one day, if you don't get there first....

ok, I'll put it in my to-do list  ;D
Title: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2016, 10:31:36 am

I have a few small bottles ("mignonettes") in my stash, and I realized I haven't tried a twin-boom yet

so here is a Flying Boxcar (1/144) with Gentiane
(Tophe, don't be afraid, I didn't even drink it, so the bottle is still full actually  ;D )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/boxcarMignonette-s_zpsl7nsexuk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02894s_zps25udvmeb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02889s_zpssg4ptw6d.jpg)
Title: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 27, 2016, 05:39:42 am
Wonderful! And solid, the undercarriage holds it well!
Title: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2016, 02:52:57 am

thanks!

it is not so heavy actually ;-) the Boxcar is 1/144
Title: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on February 28, 2016, 04:57:58 am
Flying Bottlescar ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2016, 11:15:52 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: twin-boom (Boxcar) bottle, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on February 29, 2016, 05:07:51 am
Well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Wellington and violin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 01, 2016, 12:06:46 pm

this plastic violin was supposed to play music with a bit of electronics inside, but it was broken when I found it : maybe for the best, after all, for my ears  ;)

and I had a 1/72 Airfix wellington of the right size so I furthered my experiments in the spirit of this :

(http://waxvinylrecords.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/imported/The-New-Commander-Cody-Band-Rock-And-Roll-Again-LP-Vinyl-Record-261460450113.jpg)

and here it is :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/violon-s_zpsmvbkntkm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02928s_zpsqnzomj5s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02927s_zpstsdz9wa4.jpg)

Title: Re: Wellington and violin, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 02, 2016, 08:18:04 am
Wow! :wub:
Title: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 04, 2016, 02:55:06 pm
 ;D

I began a series of 2cv hybrids, with different kinds of aircraft : monoplane high wing or low wing, biplane, twin-boom, twin-motor, jet

here is the first one, a 1/43 2cv with a 1/72 Saab 21 (both Heller)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv43-s_zpsfoq2sxgt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02937s_zpsxr654gzp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02935s_zpsfaa7r8hr.jpg)

Title: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on March 04, 2016, 07:33:57 pm
Amazing,  I want to build one!
Title: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 04, 2016, 11:03:08 pm
I began a series of 2cv hybrids, with different kinds of aircraft : monoplane high wing or low wing, biplane, twin-boom, twin-motor, jet
here is the first one, a 1/43 2cv with a 1/72 Saab 21 (both Heller)
:wub: :wub: The first one of the series is the very best it seems: impossible to make better, no, impossible! :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 05, 2016, 01:46:22 am
Amazing,  I want to build one!

thanks !

please do! the fit is nice, and you can try another kind of livery  ;)

Title: Re: 2cv and Saab 21, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 05, 2016, 01:46:59 am

 :wub: :wub: The first one of the series is the very best it seems: impossible to make better, no, impossible! :wub: :wub:

wait and see ...  ;D

Title: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2016, 01:24:09 pm

one of the 5 diecast 1/32 (? I guess) 2cv

(I bought the lot just to make shipping costs more optimized when buyig something else : you know what I mean, that's how you get a stash full of things you don't need, and didn't actually want ... but at some point it pops up again conveniently enough after all  ;D tell me I am not the only one please  :wacko:)


hybridized with the Alf floatplane from which came the yellow catapult I showed recently


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvAlf-s_zps8xwirkgr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02954s_zpsy20tg6we.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02955s_zps1wghtsd5.jpg)

Title: Re: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 07, 2016, 08:29:42 pm
 :wub: Lovely also! (for us in 2016, seeing a 2cv as old-style... while this would have been a shame in 1948, seeing a 2cv as very modern...) ;)
Title: Re: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 07, 2016, 09:35:56 pm
:wub: Lovely also! (for us in 2016, seeing a 2cv as old-style... while this would have been a shame in 1948, seeing a 2cv as very modern...) ;)

Ahh, but that is a 'modern' 2CV. The original is so much simlpler.  ;)

(http://3bv8x43y68hc448rg43goku7yq.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/media/2012/06/Citroen-2CV-Prototype-1939.jpg)
Title: Re: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2016, 02:18:55 am

it is a "modern" 2cv, with the square front lights, but still it is previous-century modernity  ;)
Title: Hawker Hurricane & 2cv (monoplane), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 10, 2016, 11:38:35 am

now a monoplane, with the Revell 1/72 Hurricane :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvHurricane-s_zpshzjysywu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02973s_zpsxvgtaews.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02974s_zpspqmv0wiq.jpg)

(but I just forgot to paint the rear wheel tyre black)
Title: Re: Hawker Hurricane & 2cv (monoplane), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 10, 2016, 12:03:46 pm
Nice!! :thumbsup: My sister-in-law had one of those, lots of fun! ;D It bounces around so much we called it frog.  :lol:
If it had wings, it could become airborne in one of it's jumps off road bumps... :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2cv and biplane (Alf), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 10, 2016, 12:10:58 pm

it is a "modern" 2cv, with the square front lights, but still it is previous-century modernity  ;)


Yep, years ago I used to tool around in an early '64 with suicide doors. 'Twas always an interesting experience on a US freeway.  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hawker Hurricane & 2cv (monoplane), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 10, 2016, 01:00:21 pm
I like the Saab 21 version the most. I do wish there was an injection-moulded Dunne biplane around - a tailless swept 2cv biplane would be a blast.
Title: Re: Hawker Hurricane & 2cv (monoplane), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2016, 12:50:18 pm

thanks all !

driving a 2cv is indeed an experience : it feels actuallt quite close to flying

and I maybe should have the Saab21 for the end, as it is probably the most spectacular ...
but more others are coming  ;D

Title: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 13, 2016, 01:41:15 pm

and now to the jet age, with a Mig-15 UTI (ok, the twin seat aspect is not quite visible here)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mig15uti-s_zpszhbkrtuh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02979s_zpscev0jqel.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02980s_zpsbxh0aj1b.jpg)

(the red reacted a bit with the background : uneasy to do a primer on a dark colored preassembled diecast)
Title: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 13, 2016, 02:37:37 pm
and now to the jet age, with a Mig-15 UTI (ok, the twin seat aspect is not quite visible here)

Well, i see a 4 man crew in that... maybe that's how they though of the EA-6B... And then looked at a school bus for the EA-6C... :wacko: ;D
http://www.vaq136.com/ea6bphotos/ea6b-312b.jpg

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 14, 2016, 08:55:03 am
Wow!!! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow: A transsonic 2cv...!!!
Title: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2016, 03:00:39 am

the crew can be 4 indeed  ;D
Title: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 15, 2016, 03:51:06 am
Nice collection on 2Cvs ! Love the first one especially, looks like a real flying car !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 15, 2016, 04:17:23 am

the crew can be 4 indeed  ;D


..... and their chickens, complete with (unbroken) eggs too.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Mig-15 UTI & 2cv (jet), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2016, 08:51:35 am
unbroken eggs of course, that is part of the design specification

 ;D
Title: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 16, 2016, 04:00:56 pm

for a change, and to get back to the animal hybrids, here is a windmill ostrich :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02943s_zpsxrxghwkx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/autruche-s_zps7b42oenz.jpg)

(with a propeller coming from a 1/32 Ar196 : I have two more ... have to find long necked animals as hosts  :) )
Title: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kerick on March 16, 2016, 04:39:30 pm
Giraffe comes first to my mind. How about a stork?
Title: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 16, 2016, 10:00:31 pm
simply GENIUS... :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 17, 2016, 12:33:19 am
For some reason this is making me think of Dali.
You're weird Eric.  And I mean that in a good way, as a compliment.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 17, 2016, 12:26:51 pm
Love it.

Oh, alright, somebody has to say "propellorhead"
Title: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 17, 2016, 04:33:47 pm

thanks all!

giraffe come to mind indeed, especially as I have a kind of personal crush on them ...
I hadn't thout of stork : maybe a new series will come out of this  ;D
I had tought of flamingos though

and yes, zenrat, I do take it as a compliment  ;D ;D
this forum, and particularly your appreciation, make it all the more a pleasure
Title: Re: ostrich wind mill, yelow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 17, 2016, 10:32:44 pm
Dear ericr, you fully deserve our love and clapping hands.
I know you were disappointed by visitors seeing your public displays and shrugging their shoulders or turning the finger on their temple, but many ones in the World just LOVE your inventive talent, yes. That is what is magic with Internet: a few abnormal ones, each one being rejected in his/her country, could gather and feel the same, appreciating each others. :thumbsup:
Title: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 19, 2016, 01:33:24 am
thanks ;-)

another 2cv, this time twing-engined and twin-finned with a Breguet 693 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvBr693-s_zpsfdt05tut.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02999s_zps3772kugv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03004s_zpswqobxbau.jpg)

Title: Re: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 19, 2016, 04:33:13 am
Wow! :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Librarian on March 19, 2016, 04:42:45 am
Gilbert Shelton would just love these.

Brought back a fun memory of American treatment:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7gYNb3GSh4M/R1DOUfUMoeI/AAAAAAAACLY/DWpVywWPSeg/s1600-R/shel3.jpeg
Title: 2cv & PZL 11, monoplane hi-wing, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 19, 2016, 03:05:26 pm
Gilbert Shelton would just love these.

Brought back a fun memory of American treatment:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7gYNb3GSh4M/R1DOUfUMoeI/AAAAAAAACLY/DWpVywWPSeg/s1600-R/shel3.jpeg

thanks a lot for sharing, I didn't know this : excellent  ;D

and now the last one of the gang (my 2cv stash is now empty ... ;) )

with the wings of a PZL-11, high-wing seagull monoplane :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvPZL11-s_zpsw715vvnb.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03016s_zpskz3z3qg7.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03017s_zps7ktj8aqv.jpg)


and all together now :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03019s_zpssvnh6azj.jpg)

I still have a few other cars in my stash though ...  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: 2cv & Breguet 693, twin-engine, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 20, 2016, 12:01:04 pm
Gilbert Shelton would just love these.

Brought back a fun memory of American treatment:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7gYNb3GSh4M/R1DOUfUMoeI/AAAAAAAACLY/DWpVywWPSeg/s1600-R/shel3.jpeg

Gilbert Shelton is one of my demi-gods, mainly for Fat Freddy's Cat (http://comicvine.gamespot.com/fat-freddys-cat/4005-11734/): I spent about twenty years wearing an FFC badge absolutely everywhere, especially to Society weddings and dinner parties ;D
Title: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 22, 2016, 05:06:29 am

One more car for the road :

a Hindustani Ambassador (one of the pearls of Incredible India), with Fairey Swordfish wings :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ambassador-s_zpso2zyzlem.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03010s_zpsuhelvvug.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03011s_zpsajsuojss.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 22, 2016, 06:23:01 am

a Hindustani Ambassador (one of the pearls of Incredible India), with Fairey Swordfish wings :


And originally a 'pearl of Oxford', as it was designed as the Morris MO in 1948.
Title: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 22, 2016, 07:32:55 am

a Hindustani Ambassador (one of the pearls of Incredible India), with Fairey Swordfish wings :


And originally a 'pearl of Oxford', as it was designed as the Morris MO in 1948.

of course, it is a bit like the Triumph motorbikes : once extinct on the european continent, they continued to live and spread on the indian subcontinent until very recently, like in a temporal bubble
Title: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 23, 2016, 04:06:11 am
Even without 2-chevaux basis, this one is wonderful.
Title: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 23, 2016, 03:46:20 pm
ericr, don't know if you've ever seen this, i was looking for reference pics for my RW P-40B of the Flying Tigers, and this came up on the image search, i immediately thought of you... :thumbsup:

(http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq146/sojarinn/DSC06795.jpg) (http://s442.photobucket.com/user/sojarinn/media/DSC06795.jpg.html)

Hope you like it!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 24, 2016, 11:25:28 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fairey Swordfish & Ambassador, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 24, 2016, 02:15:26 pm

thanks a lot ! that is really grand !
especially the shark mouth on the beak !!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 24, 2016, 02:35:02 pm

a few more shells :

a tiny 1/200 Kingfisher :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/kingcoq2-s_zpsko2cxbpr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03036s_zpskkqamulm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03037s_zps7h18acpj.jpg)

and a RWD-5 : I left the shell in natural color for a change

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rwd5-s_zpsrhg8n4nv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03028s_zpscshqcwap.jpg)
Title: Re: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 24, 2016, 03:32:33 pm
 :o EXCELLENT!! That RWD-5 is a heck of an idea!! That looks so crazy... it's perfect!  ;D :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2016, 05:17:43 am

thanks for the RWD  ;D

the wings and tail were used elsewhere, wait and see ...
Title: Re: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 25, 2016, 05:28:28 am
Great stuff. Love the bird. That's an interesting piece for sure !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 25, 2016, 12:20:45 pm
 :lol: These shell-planes are funny, not seaplanes with floating parts but airplanes related to the sea somehow... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kingfisher & RWD-5 & seashells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2016, 03:41:57 pm
:lol: These shell-planes are funny, not seaplanes with floating parts but airplanes related to the sea somehow... :thumbsup:

yes indeed, they are seaplanes in the sense of seafood  ;D ;D
Title: RWD-5 and LWS Czapla & bottles Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2016, 09:58:09 am

a few more bottles :

the RWD-5 with a tiny bottle of anisette Gras :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mignonettes-s_zpshb8wxxnc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03039s_zpsfu3n7xox.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03044s_zpsbi1ofzsw.jpg)

and the LWS Czapla with a bottle of gin (Beefeater) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lws-s_zps7qwwn0zh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03051s_zpsksvk5gtg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03053s_zpsinpxqyuk.jpg)

Title: Re: RWD-5 and LWS Czapla & bottles Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 28, 2016, 12:22:34 am
A new kind of aerodynamism is born! :thumbsup:
(This is very good for a cargo loading containers) :bow:
Title: Re: RWD-5 and LWS Czapla & bottles Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 28, 2016, 03:54:40 am
 ;D
Title: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 29, 2016, 01:45:35 pm

a helicopter variant in the bottles series, using a 1/72 Huey Cobra, and a small spanish wine bottle from a flight on Iberia :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/bouteillemini-s_zpsfzupp6af.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02995s_zpstotjst50.jpg)

Title: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 29, 2016, 02:08:39 pm
Now those are what i call strong skids!! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 29, 2016, 09:15:37 pm
Simply wonderful! :wub:
I admire mainly the perfect putty work you did on the connection bottle-canopy/fuselage, wow! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 31, 2016, 08:50:57 am
thanks!

I actually tried another technique, using very thin foil (actually : the kind that wraps flowers in bouquets),
because it can follow quite "natural" curves.
I also tried it on my ongoing Me262 flying boat as can be seen in another thread :
it seems that it is not magic though, you still have cases where it is uneasy  ;)
Title: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DarrenP2 on April 01, 2016, 12:26:13 pm
buccaneer with coke bottle for rear fuselage?
Title: Re: Huey Cobra & bottle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 02, 2016, 01:43:30 pm

oh I do have a Buccanerer in my stash : the Revell/Matchbox one, with engines and wings ready to be attached elsewhere ...

Title: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 02, 2016, 01:49:20 pm

a new musivcal endeavour, with a vietnamese Dan Nguyet miniature, combined with a HobyBoss Sabre :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/danNguyet-s_zps0dw2bxhy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03057s_zpsovjf6tqx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03059s_zpshmybr4te.jpg)
Title: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Gondor on April 02, 2016, 02:32:37 pm
I'm tempted to say a Monty Python joke about a bloke with a big nose, but I wont, sure someone else will though....

Gondor
Title: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 03, 2016, 07:46:53 am
with a vietnamese Dan Nguyet miniature, combined with a HobyBoss Sabre :
With such an opponent, the USA were sure to loose the Vietnam War. Glory to flying music in the air?
Title: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 03, 2016, 10:08:33 am

it is the same idea as for my previous guitars : the nose is a bitlong indeed, but supports a wider range of notes  ;)
Title: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on April 03, 2016, 10:10:41 am
The bottles are making me thirsty ! The Sabre/ Dan Nguyet  combo looks surprisingly good, especially from the side !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Sabre & Dan Nguyet, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2016, 12:19:16 pm
The bottles are making me thirsty ! The Sabre/ Dan Nguyet  combo looks surprisingly good, especially from the side !

 :cheers:

thanks !

the landing gear indeed looks well-proportioned


Title: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 05, 2016, 10:19:41 am

some of my previous experiments left me with a number of fuselages (that's what you get when you fit wings to everything). Particularly, some twin booms ...


And then I thought of turtles, bought three of them, and here we go :

P-38, blue :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p38ii-s_zps2jsvzxz2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03094s_zpspp2vddyf.jpg)





Saab-21, yellow :



(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/saab21-s_zpsibftswq5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03124s_zps4rmap84d.jpg)





Sabre, red :



(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/sabreb-s_zpsntpwki1z.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03127s_zpsjymkbj6o.jpg)

Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 05, 2016, 10:30:04 pm
 :wub: :wub: :wub: I love those 3 turtles (especially the 2 "twin-boom" ones) ;) [I have imagination yes, and I plan to draw the missing link] :thumbsup:
Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 06, 2016, 01:22:51 am
Here are the TU-38A, B, C that came before (but after... :-\ ) your delicious wing-less TU-38D... Darwin was right: evolution is the key!
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairN_abl.jpg)
Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 06, 2016, 04:04:16 pm
Here are the TU-38A, B, C that came before (but after... :-\ ) your delicious wing-less TU-38D... Darwin was right: evolution is the key!

Ah excellent ! thank you Tophe, this explains a lot indeed  :bow:
However I would suggest that the evolution, chonologically, is from my turtles to yours,
with wings getting longer and longer, obviously (remember PR19_kit's Law, defining the Sense of History)
until the P38 with very very long wings you just showed in your thread  ;D
Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 07, 2016, 07:48:25 am
You are absolutely right!: my Lightning P-38 was coming "from nowhere" and that does not obey Darwin's laws. So the P-38 Lightning is PROVEN as the grand-grand-daughter of a turtle! (with dinosaurs as forefathers) :thumbsup: :bow:
(According to me, you deserve the Biology Nobel Prize for this brilliant discovery!) ;) :lol:
Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 08, 2016, 04:52:51 am
All that's missing now is a twin-turtle design.  Or maybe a giant turtle hung about with several smaller turtles. Or a giant twin-turtle hung ab....
Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 08, 2016, 08:55:31 pm
Thanks a lot steelpillow! (I needed a 3rd Lightning to complete my last batch of 3):
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairN_abs.jpg)
I am swearing this is your invention at the (temporary) end of my Lightning site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit
Thanks again!
Now let us come back to ericr creations...
Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 09, 2016, 01:25:59 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: turtles & P-38, Sabre, Saab21 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 10, 2016, 01:16:10 pm
 :cheers:
Title: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2016, 03:39:16 am

so, with all those wings fit to different things and beasts, I had quite a few spare fuselages for which to find an appropriate destiny.
Here are some of them, grouped in such a way as to bring aeronautic light around us :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03135s_zpsidycv8h9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03134s_zpsyxmqdg0v.jpg)
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 12, 2016, 09:49:23 am
Or just spin the props for a nice cool breeze on a hot day. :)
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 12, 2016, 10:47:43 am
I had never imagined such a use of airplane models, congratulations :thumbsup:
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Gondor on April 12, 2016, 10:55:37 am
Should have used a candelabra with one less holder in my opinion  :rolleyes:

Gondor
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 13, 2016, 12:01:54 pm

thanks!
desinging a multi-propeller fan is an inspiring idea  ;D ;D

Should have used a candelabra with one less holder in my opinion  :rolleyes:

Gondor

???  ;D

Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Gondor on April 13, 2016, 02:06:47 pm

thanks!
desinging a multi-propeller fan is an inspiring idea  ;D ;D

Should have used a candelabra with one less holder in my opinion  :rolleyes:

Gondor

???  ;D


This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaGpaj2nHIo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaGpaj2nHIo)

Gondor
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 14, 2016, 09:15:16 am
@ericr, did you get my personal message?
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages, Hurricane, etc Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 14, 2016, 12:32:54 pm
oops just saw it today!
Title: Blenheim and shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 16, 2016, 11:09:33 am

another shell hybrid, with a nice 1/200 Blenheim :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/blenheim200-s_zps1fhp8ajo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03300_zpscyj1yjj4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coqblenheim-s_zpszxokelvd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03298s_zpsn2fkg8gi.jpg)

Title: Re: Blenheim and shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 16, 2016, 09:07:58 pm
Nice once more (twice more...).
I especially love the divergent engines, for probably some very good technical/Natural reason ;)
Title: Re: Blenheim and shells Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 22, 2016, 08:08:13 am
Nice once more (twice more...).
I especially love the divergent engines, for probably some very good technical/Natural reason ;)

probably, indeed  ;D
Title: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 22, 2016, 08:16:52 am

two trucks from the Airfix recovery set (I used the crane on a 1/72 seaplane carrier ship ...), transformed into tank trucks, but with a twist :

the first with a spiral twist :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/citerneGidouille-s_zpsdrguif2m.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03072s_zpshpcjd9vz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03071s_zpsvyedovwe.jpg)

the other with a knot twist :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/recovery-s_zpshiq4h7xw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03117s_zpsjbu5ep1x.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03116s_zpsel11bmxm.jpg)

Title: Re: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 22, 2016, 12:28:01 pm
That last looks like the Readimix concrete trucks I used to see all overt he place when I was a kid, with their concrete-mixing hoppers turning away as they drove along. There was a news story once of one that tipped over in a road accident and the concrete spilled out and set before it could be recovered.  :wacko:
Title: Re: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 22, 2016, 09:44:46 pm
Your models, ericr, could be the best therapy for the syndrome of "technical over seriousness"... :lol: ;D :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: trucks and (curved) tanks Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 25, 2016, 12:00:10 pm


thanks !  ;D


That last looks like the Readimix concrete trucks

ah yes, I had not thought of it but the spinning concrete trucks do look a bit like that indeed.
 ;D

Title: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 25, 2016, 12:18:40 pm

I had bought this metal, handicraft tin Mini Traveller, bit didn't know just what to do with it, until I relalized that it could very well be repainted in the livery of the faous Clder BMW from the Le Mans race in 1976.
Mini travellers are so cute, and that livery is so bright, it could only work out well.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mini-traveller-metal-s_zpsgamd4oot.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03313s_zpspejiz0bw.jpg)

Also, I have adapted the Calder schemes for the DC8 and B272 to 1/72 kits, nut these aircraft are not available in that scale so I transfered to, respectively, B707 and Tu 134. And here I do the same kind of transformation to a large scale car  ;)
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 26, 2016, 02:27:03 pm
I had a Morris Traveller once. Imagine the British Leyland main dealer service receptionist's reaction when a long-haired moustachoied freak in flared trousers and Jesus boots walks in and says his car has got dry rot and do they carry spares?  :o
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2016, 11:27:24 am
you are lucky tohave driven one! did it have the lovely wooden structure at the back?
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 28, 2016, 11:32:55 am
All Morris Minor Travellers had the wood framing at the rear, it was an integral part of the structure.

That wasn't the case with the Mini Travellers, where the wood framing was just a styling add-on fastened over the top of what was essentially a Minivan structure with windows.
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 28, 2016, 01:01:59 pm
you are lucky tohave driven one! did it have the lovely wooden structure at the back?

Luck is a relative thing on a journey from Worcester to Edinburgh with a baby and a toddler on board: two whole days of fun and games for all the family.

It is hard to find a car suffering from dry rot that does not have wooden parts. Yes, it was one of they. One of my favourite TV sketches was by a comedian pretending to be a lady tourist in a historic old town. Having commented on all the quaint old half-timbered houses he/she stumbles on a Moggie Traveller and points with delighted cries, "Look! A half-timbered car!"

Now, a cross between a Morris Minor kit and a Faller house, there's a thought.
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Gondor on April 28, 2016, 01:46:30 pm
you are lucky tohave driven one! did it have the lovely wooden structure at the back?

Luck is a relative thing on a journey from Worcester to Edinburgh with a baby and a toddler on board: two whole days of fun and games for all the family.

It is hard to find a car suffering from dry rot that does not have wooden parts. Yes, it was one of they. One of my favourite TV sketches was by a comedian pretending to be a lady tourist in a historic old town. Having commented on all the quaint old half-timbered houses he/she stumbles on a Moggie Traveller and points with delighted cries, "Look! A half-timbered car!"

Now, a cross between a Morris Minor kit and a Faller house, there's a thought.

Dame Edna Everage perhaps?

Gondor
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2016, 10:37:11 pm
Now, a cross between a Morris Minor kit and a Faller house, there's a thought.

yes  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

that would called a hybrid! just do it  ;D

In another register, I had thought of a cross between a plane (ā la FW189) and a Faller glasshouse.

And it remembers me of Kuski's church tank : I think some do use Faller or other brands HO churches :

(https://capturingcapacitydotcom1.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/kris_kuksi_churchtank_trailer.png?w=486&h=347&crop=1)

Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 29, 2016, 12:01:53 pm
And it remembers me of Kuski's church tank : I think some do use Faller or other brands HO churches :
(https://capturingcapacitydotcom1.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/kris_kuksi_churchtank_trailer.png?w=486&h=347&crop=1)

Puts a new spin on the Popemobile!
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 29, 2016, 09:08:45 pm
Your model could perfectly embody the question "a modern cruisade?" :thumbsup: :lol:
Title: Re: Mini traveller in Calder scheme from BMW Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2016, 11:11:19 am
 Kuski does incredible builds and sculptures indeed : his site gives much more

Title: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2016, 11:24:35 am

another calderization :
I couldn't find a 1/72 B727 or tri-engine jetliner, so I settled for the Tu134, because it has a quite similar overall shape :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/tu134-s_zps5txewiih.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03289s_zpsrehpqy3z.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03291s_zpssyi189fq.jpg)
Title: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 30, 2016, 11:28:03 am
Funny camo, perfect to be invisible in the museum...
Title: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2016, 11:53:14 am
Funny camo, perfect to be invisible in the museum...

a bit like zebra camouflage  ;D
Title: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 30, 2016, 12:08:22 pm
I did the Braniff Calder 727 a good many years ago, but in 1/144, like all my airliners. Are your Tu-134 markings decals or paintwork Ericr?

I have the decal sheet for the Calder DC8 too, one day I'll build it as well.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5459/wsUI4B.jpg)
Title: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2016, 12:38:40 pm
I did the Braniff Calder 727 a good many years ago, but in 1/144, like all my airliners. Are your Tu-134 markings decals or paintwork Ericr?

I have the decal sheet for the Calder DC8 too, one day I'll build it as well.

I painted the patterns, lookking at pictures of the real things and adapting to the actual shape of the Tu134

I have decals in 1/144 somwhere, but I like to paint in the mood of the original models used by Calder, less "clean" than the actual plane painting; some pictures can be found, like here

http://airwaysnews.com/html/museums/frontiers-of-flight-museum-at-dallas-love-airport/calder-boeing-727/975 (http://airwaysnews.com/html/museums/frontiers-of-flight-museum-at-dallas-love-airport/calder-boeing-727/975)

(http://airwaysnews.com/galleries/975.jpg)

(http://airwaysnews.com/html/museums/frontiers-of-flight-museum-at-dallas-love-airport/calder-boeing-727/975)
Title: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 01, 2016, 04:02:31 am
That's EXCELLENT work then Ericr.  :thumbsup:

The decals I have, for both Calder aircraft, are relatively 'rough', just as he painted the real thing. For the 727 I hand painted the #1 engine with the updated painting that Calder did on the real thing, with the multi-legged animal running along nacelle, which isn't provided with the decals, which I think were by Jet Set.
Title: Re: Tu134 in Calder scheme from B727 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 01, 2016, 10:07:22 am

thanks a lot!
Actually, I do like painting with a brush : my other hobby is painting (acrylic or oil, on canvas)

I just didn't attempt the manual painting of Calder on the engine, because at that scale it is a bit hard to render.
These details are exactly the help you would expect from decals, I would say?
Title: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 04, 2016, 01:27:06 pm

who told me something about the Buccaneeer associated with a Coke bottle?

it ran through my mind, and came out, when I extracted from my stash a Revell/Matchbox Buccaneer and a metal bottle of Coke, in the form of this hybrid :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/cocametal-s_zpstrbqhhqi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03614s_zpsg7lp5sf0.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03618s_zps2ztwzrev.jpg)


the cokckpit, by the way, is from a TA4 Skyhawk I floatplanized some time ago.


Title: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2016, 02:13:57 pm
Looks like a Bucc painted red to me................  ;) ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 05, 2016, 11:18:44 am
Clearly, the hinged nose radome has been removed for maintenance. Brilliant!  :tornado:

Consider also a coke-bottle Convair F-102A, which was modified as such after the original F-102 ran smack into the sound barrier.
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 05, 2016, 01:44:48 pm
thanks!  ;D

Clearly, the hinged nose radome has been removed for maintenance. Brilliant!  :tornado:

Consider also a coke-bottle Convair F-102A, which was modified as such after the original F-102 ran smack into the sound barrier.

I kept the nose for another project to be seen soon ...

does the F102A have such a shape, with a narrow waist? it does not seem too obvious from the pictures I  see ...
and I have no more Coke bottle in my stash  ;D


Title: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 07, 2016, 02:10:19 pm
does the F102A have such a shape, with a narrow waist? it does not seem too obvious from the pictures I  see ...
and I have no more Coke bottle in my stash  ;D

Convair's F-102A was I think the very first aircraft to have the "area ruled" or coke-bottle fuselage. It was a bit of a bodge really, just some squeezing in of the waist aft of the air intake ducting, along with bulges literally bolted on either side of the basic F-102 tail section. The follow-up F-106 (originally designated F-102B) had it designed in from day one, so might be a better target, although once bottled the differences pretty much disappear: It's down to a choice of tail fin really. Meanwhile Republic got in with the F-105 "Thud" - it is well coked and has zany reverse-swept air intakes which would look cool.
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Coke bottle Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2016, 05:24:28 am

so the coke-bottle fuselage could become a GB after all, with al this variety  ;D

Title: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2016, 05:30:24 am

here is what the Buccaneer fuselage became, with wings from the spares box, coming from a Twin Otter
(I still have a fuselage to deal with ...  ;D)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer-s_zpshn4squb1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03622s_zpst01tgflo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03625s_zpsgjjwlt4j.jpg)

Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on May 08, 2016, 05:44:12 am
Now that actually looks right  :blink: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2016, 07:01:07 am
Now that actually looks right  :blink: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

EXACTLY! I'm seriously impressed!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Darned if I can think what its use would be, but it looks terrific.  ;D
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kitbasher on May 08, 2016, 07:01:46 am
yes it does.  Paint it grey and add more aerials an it's a special ops snooping type.
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2016, 07:03:55 am
Hm yes.

The big flat fairings forward and aft of the wings are the SLAR fit of course..........  ;)
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kitbasher on May 08, 2016, 08:45:56 am
Hm yes.

The big flat fairings forward and aft of the wings are the SLAR fit of course..........  ;)

Indeed - that's what clinched it for me, Kit.
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on May 08, 2016, 08:57:39 am
It sure does ! Like a COD or an ASW bird !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2016, 01:04:54 pm

thank you all!

the main purpose of this aircraft was until now secret, but you just revealed it :
it was meant to make you talk  ;D in which it had some success  :rolleyes:
Antoher purpose was of course fun ;
and a last purpose was to contribute to the decrease of my stash  ;) this latter can bring you to funny ideas sometimes ...
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 08, 2016, 01:38:47 pm
I think it's more like a firefighter with a **** big fuselage tank for water-bombing or dispensation of other fire retardants. Note too the rear clamshell dispenser for quadcopter observation drones to clear the retardant cloud, much as the RA-5 Vigilante dispensed its bomb load to clear the sonic shock waves. I mean, with those wings and engines, you aren't going to need air brakes.
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2016, 02:56:19 pm
I'm sorely tempted to do that with some stuff from The Loft and paint it in 'proper' scheme, with due deference to Ericr's mono-colour original of course.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Cobra on May 08, 2016, 06:01:47 pm
I Almost thought it was an Air Sea Rescue Plane for Canadian Coast Guard. Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2016, 11:24:13 pm
thanks again!

I'm sorely tempted to do that with some stuff from The Loft and paint it in 'proper' scheme, with due deference to Ericr's mono-colour original of course.  ;D :lol:

please do !
I do realize that some of my choices are quite personal  ;D
and there are obvious potential improvements, like for example having some putty on the sides to have them less flat
(by the way, the Matchbox/Revell kit is particularly nice for whiffing because the engines are with the wings),
or having wheel arrangements that would keep the payload bay openable.
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2016, 11:53:46 pm
But the whole point about having the flats on the side of the fuselage is that they look JUST like Sideways Looking Airborne Radar panels.  :thumbsup:

Which Buccaneer kit did you use pleas Ericr?
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 09, 2016, 04:17:40 am
But the whole point about having the flats on the side of the fuselage is that they look JUST like Sideways Looking Airborne Radar panels.  :thumbsup:

Which Buccaneer kit did you use pleas Ericr?

it is the Revell 1/72 Buccaneer S Mk.2B, a reboxing of the Matchbox classic : there you will obtain extreme flatness indeed!  ;D
(with just a few guides for the wings, to be arased)


Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2016, 08:51:50 am
Thanks Ericr, I think I have an original M'box one in The Loft.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 09, 2016, 09:34:16 am
Thanks Ericr, I think I have an original M'box one in The Loft.  :thumbsup:

please let me know what you will do with it : I am really curious to see other interpretations !  ;D

Title: Re: Buccaneer and Twin Otter wings, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 10, 2016, 02:38:25 am
Belated congratulations! :wub:
(I discover just today this marvelous invention/model of yours) :bow:
Title: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 20, 2016, 07:47:19 am


I found this cheap Williams Renault and thought something could come out of it :
I improved it by fitting wings from a F-5 (ok, not very long ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/williams-s_zpsejikpssn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03665s_zpsdrp09i8c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03661s_zpsu1coizid.jpg)

Title: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 20, 2016, 03:17:34 pm
Hehehe, Adrian Newey will be screaming.

He'd have put the wings on upside down to increase the downforce!  ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 20, 2016, 10:43:51 pm
Deliciously crazy! :wub:
Is there a separate piston engine to make the wheels turn (like on the related formula 1)? that would provide STOL performance maybe, before the jets take in charge the rest of the flight!
Title: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 21, 2016, 04:02:44 am
The original Renault piston engine could still be in place behind the driver/pilot, and the jets are right at the rear in a T-38/F-5 anyway. THREE engines should get it petty mobile.  ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: eatthis on May 21, 2016, 07:31:16 am
red f5 ftw
Title: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 22, 2016, 03:16:44 am

thanks all!

now you say it PR19_kit, I could indeed have fitted the wings upside-down,
but I had forgotten that the F1 need to be forced on the ground :
my idea was more to enable them to take a flight  ;D

Title: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on May 22, 2016, 07:06:10 am
Hey Ericr, saw this on Twitter and thought of you:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjD7la6WsAApBnf.jpg:large)

Painting by Jacek Yerka

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/readdanfrances/status/734363366156849153

Title: Re: Formula 1 and F-5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 22, 2016, 10:42:13 am

thanks ! beautiful, I didn't know that : it really is a hybrid, with bits and pieces of fish with tanks, aircraft and ships all at the same time :
I still have to learn ...  ;D
Title: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2016, 12:22:56 pm

a firefighter's union : a 1/72 Bronco wings on a 1/43 Renault 4 fourgonette :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/4L43-s_zpspfawfmce.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03670s_zpsfwhfbxsu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03673s_zpsckdhzcbp.jpg)

the Renault 4 deco is untouched from the original  ;)
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 24, 2016, 01:31:58 pm
That's my kind of whiff!!! Perfection in red. :wub:

Love the ladder. No doubt lofted to rest the far end on the tailplane, allowing you to hang your beer cooler on those nubbly bits in the middle. Or, of course, promptly withdrawn to leave an obstreperous colleague back there to sober up a bit. :lol:
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on May 24, 2016, 03:36:41 pm
Hah! That looks very good.  :thumbsup:

Don't open the door while the props are turning though.... :o
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 24, 2016, 08:16:29 pm
I am in love of this red twin-boom hero... :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 25, 2016, 01:31:33 pm
thanks you all very much !

the original 1/43 diecast had nice details which I was happy to keep, which was possible because the fit was simply very *natural*  ;D
and even the red colour of the car fit well with my usual Humbrol 019 red gloss enamel
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on May 26, 2016, 03:39:13 am

a firefighter's union : a 1/72 Bronco wings on a 1/43 Renault 4 fourgonette :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/4L43-s_zpspfawfmce.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03670s_zpsfwhfbxsu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03673s_zpsckdhzcbp.jpg)

the Renault 4 deco is untouched from the original  ;)

Skyvan?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 26, 2016, 12:25:38 pm
Skyvan?

 :thumbsup:

You just made my day. It's a bit long to be a "Short" one though.
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 26, 2016, 12:55:38 pm
Skyvan?

 :thumbsup:

You just made my day. It's a bit long to be a "Short" one though.


Skyfourgonnette !  ;D
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 26, 2016, 11:03:02 pm
Skyfourgonnette !  ;D
Maybe our English-speaking friends do not understand this word, but as I am French-speaking I love this "anglicisme" (the genuine French word being "Fourgonnette volante"=flying skyvan or "Fourgonnette du ciel"=skyvan of the sky)... ;D :lol:
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 27, 2016, 01:37:06 am
Skyfourgonnette !  ;D
Maybe our English-speaking friends do not understand this word, but as I am French-speaking I love this "anglicisme" (the genuine French word being "Fourgonnette volante"=flying skyvan or "Fourgonnette du ciel"=skyvan of the sky)... ;D :lol:

It makes perfect sense to me.  ;D

There's a baker here who does his deliveries in a RenaultCitroenPeugot van thing which has 'Fourgonne' written on the back doors in big chrome letters.
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Rheged on May 27, 2016, 01:07:09 pm
C'est magnifique!!.......and, I suppose, a "van rouge"
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 27, 2016, 01:33:07 pm
C'est magnifique!!.......and, I suppose, a "van rouge"

Hehehe, VERY good!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: OV-10 Bronco and Renault4, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 27, 2016, 02:10:42 pm
 ;D
Title: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 31, 2016, 10:28:44 am

nothing flying this time, but a hybrid indeed with a party blower :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/t55-s_zpsuza1vldp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03687s_zps5qroj82j.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03693s_zpsxrsybo2u.jpg)

Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 31, 2016, 12:05:30 pm
A direct hit would definitely "blow" up the enemy!

A wind-up clockwork one would be the perfect filler for a Christmas cracker.
Better still, a boxful of crackers with different colours in so you can line them up and blow each other away.
Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 31, 2016, 08:06:07 pm
Funny caricature of a military machine. How do you say in English the (French) sound "Tuuuuut !"?
Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 01, 2016, 01:08:22 am
Funny caricature of a military machine. How do you say in English the (French) sound "Tuuuuut !"?

Toooot?  ;D
Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 01, 2016, 02:12:49 am

thanks all !

there is a slight trick actually : the rolled and the extended ones are two different ones I can fit on the tank : there is no air supply   ;D
Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 01, 2016, 03:06:30 am
You could have installed a clear plastic tube leading into the bottom of the tank, up through the turret and thence to the 'gun'. Then just blow into the tube when you felt the need for a 'toot'.  ;) ;D :lol:
Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 01, 2016, 11:12:55 am
How do you say in English the (French) sound "Tuuuuut !"?
Toooot?  ;D
Thanks! The sound is close, the letters match :thumbsup:
Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on June 03, 2016, 05:08:09 am
Haha ! Those last two are awesome ! I especially like the Bronco Fire truck !

 :wub: :cheers: :bow:
Title: Re: T55 tank & party blower, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 03, 2016, 12:14:41 pm
thanks a lot  ;D
Title: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 03, 2016, 01:07:47 pm

remember the psychedelic band Gong ?

(http://www.saluzzishrc.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/flying_teapot_front.jpg)

it was just too tempting for me, so I bought a teapot, and a fitting AS350 Écureuil from Heller, 1/48

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/theiere-s_zpssegjajgl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03702s_zps4rksegi4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03704s_zpsykj1976z.jpg)

Title: Re: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on June 04, 2016, 03:43:45 am
Ah, the wonderful world of Gong and Daevid Allen.

Have you been smoking what they were smoking? ;D
Title: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 04, 2016, 04:52:58 am
Wonderful! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
and cheers :cheers:
Title: Re: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 05, 2016, 10:10:06 am
Definitely herbal tea :)
Title: Re: Flying Teapot and AS350 Écureuil, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 05, 2016, 10:34:30 pm

thanks all !

there was definitely somthing herbal in the air around Gong, it is an historical fact  ;)

Title: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 05, 2016, 10:40:37 pm

and now the other part of the helicopter, adapted as an aerosled (with a P38 propeller) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ecureuil-s_zpsnwuyh0ea.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03724s_zpsbfxnqcru.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03725s_zpsxsxbmobf.jpg)
Title: Re: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 06, 2016, 09:44:31 am
a snow-car? delicious! :wub:
Title: Re: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 07, 2016, 03:34:35 am
That should be quite a ride!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: AS350 Écureuil aerosled, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 07, 2016, 01:35:34 pm
That's WONDERFUL Ericr.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 07, 2016, 02:52:25 pm

thanks all! I appreciate your appreciation !

another helicopter submitted to this transformation
(my stash is getting smaller and smaller !  ;D )
is a bit more sturdy-looking, and of russian origin :
the Mi-2

as a flying teapot (with an Aladdin-like style)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/theiere2-s_zps4ahxe2ca.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03711s_zpsq1bxkzpu.jpg)

and as an aerosled (with skis from a Twin Otter : my spares box is also getting smaller) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mi2-s_zpsvm8nq0lv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03718s_zpsqo60kjys.jpg)

Title: Re: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 08, 2016, 03:04:52 am
better and better! :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: comrade harps on June 08, 2016, 05:27:05 am
I'd call the flying teapot Russell's teapot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teapot  :bow:
Title: Re: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 08, 2016, 03:40:33 pm
Love aerosledges!!!
Title: Re: Mi-2 flying teapot & aerosled, yellow/red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 09, 2016, 08:08:02 am
thanks  ;D
Title: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 10, 2016, 04:58:13 am

more party blowers :
I have a stock of 1/72 PM Models F(S's and F5B/T38's, several tens, I got them for very cheap, and I distill them in various adventures ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/t38-s_zpsmmmhxcag.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03822s_zpswxpk09tt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03821s_zpslqmwcisq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03825s_zpsitg8ingm.jpg)

Title: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2016, 05:00:15 am
That looks like too much fun !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 10, 2016, 10:41:44 am
LOVE 'EM!  ;D :thumbsup: :bow:

I'm laughing fit to bust here and Mrs_PR19 is looking at me as if I'm nuts.  :lol:

I hope you can blow into the jet exhausts to make them all TOOT!  ;)
Title: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 10, 2016, 08:38:33 pm
I don't like parties but I like your party-models very much! So much more innocent than military killers... :-\ ;D
Title: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 11, 2016, 11:46:57 am
There just has to be a video game here - fly down and "Wheee!" your opponent before they get you with the party poppers! Each thread wrapped round a wing slows you down. Too many and you fall out of the sky.

Level 2: blow the candles out - straight run down the middle with with the whizzer and your slipstream takes care of the rest. Can you blow them out in one? Of course the Ack-Ack poppers are all well dug in.... and watch out for the flying paper hat from the party cracker they just pulled!

 :tornado:
Title: Re: F-5B and party blower patrol Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 12, 2016, 12:38:49 pm

thanks all!

the idea of having an air supply is certainly excellent, but, as for the tank shown before in this thread, this is only a proptotype, not fully equipped : if anyone feels inspired by a "dynamic" version, please go ahead !  ;D

Title: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 18, 2016, 02:06:03 pm

another set of fuselages, taken from twin-engines, and assembled as a candelabre

Bronco, Br693, Boxcar, PZL37, Twin Otter

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03699s_zpsy4zc8a5n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/bronco-s_zpsol3wty6u.jpg)

Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 21, 2016, 01:07:54 pm
They look as if they are emerging like butterflies from a chrysalis. Any moment their wings will unfurl, their tails pop out and they will whirr off into the great wide world beyond. :)

Bit of a challenge for stop-frame animation, though. :(
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 21, 2016, 07:54:09 pm
It is like a 5 fuselage aircraft!  :wub:
Title: Re: candlestick & fuselages from twin-engines Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 23, 2016, 04:42:24 am

thanks  ;)
Title: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 26, 2016, 11:14:07 pm
maybe you remember this one?


for a change, and to get back to the animal hybrids, here is a windmill ostrich :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02943s_zpsxrxghwkx.jpg)

(with a propeller coming from a 1/32 Ar196 : I have two more ... have to find long necked animals as hosts  :) )


here is a companion : the flamingo :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flamant-s_zpsrbqjpp35.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03875s_zpsr0hntsv8.jpg)

a giraffe is just following, most obviously
Title: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 27, 2016, 09:53:04 am
I love the new one! :wub: With its palmed feet, do you count it in marine aircraft/birds?
Title: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 28, 2016, 10:49:29 pm

thanks!

yes, it is definitely an amphibious  ;D
Title: Re: shark & Me262 (1/32) reciprocal, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 29, 2016, 10:29:27 am

This graphic now adorns the cover of my new book. It comes out a bit small in print, but it is still cool.

Print and ebook editions available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1222610 and steadily appearing elsewhere.

A copy is winging its way towards Ericr as I write this.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/fotb5o19y0xxllw/sharkmouth.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: propeller & flamingo windmill Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 30, 2016, 10:50:42 pm
The cover is very pleasant, the subject might be interesting, but... reading 122 English pages when English is not our Mother language would not be easy, sorry. :-\
Title: book cover ! Re: shark & Me262, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 02, 2016, 02:15:55 am

This graphic now adorns the cover of my new book. It comes out a bit small in print, but it is still cool.

Print and ebook editions available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1222610 and steadily appearing elsewhere.

A copy is winging its way towards Ericr as I write this.

thanks a lot for choosing my model to illustrate your book!
and thanks for the copy, I'm eager to see it!
Title: Re: book cover ! Re: shark & Me262, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 02, 2016, 02:37:35 am
I just bought an e-copy.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: book cover ! Re: shark & Me262, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 02, 2016, 12:59:22 pm
I just bought an e-copy.

 :thumbsup:

 ;D

If you like it, please review it on every web site where you can find it!
Title: Re: book cover ! Re: shark & Me262, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 03, 2016, 02:35:40 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: book cover ! Re: shark & Me262, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 05, 2016, 01:19:49 pm

I just got my copy of the book in the mail today!
many thanks for this, and for choosing my model picture!
I'll read it in the summer
Title: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 06, 2016, 12:06:48 pm

here she comes :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/girafe-s_zpsmlzl7psu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03920s_zpsgbkhjrw8.jpg)

Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 07, 2016, 08:43:13 am
among animals with propellers, is this lovely one  :wub: counting as "high altitude"? ;D
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 07, 2016, 11:22:37 am
I think maybe she's a brush-cutter?  ;D
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 07, 2016, 12:46:22 pm
I think maybe she's a brush-cutter?  ;D

ah yes, good idea, especially if you have acacias, and she can do that at quite high altiture  ;D
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 07, 2016, 01:50:19 pm


the propeller is from a tilt-rotor Osprey by the way
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 08, 2016, 11:21:32 am
the propeller is from a tilt-rotor Osprey by the way

Perfect! Brush-cutting at any angle.
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 08, 2016, 12:00:36 pm
the propeller is from a tilt-rotor Osprey by the way

Perfect! Brush-cutting at any angle.

 ;D
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 09, 2016, 02:13:00 am
If she had wings she could produce the most amazing topiary from even the tallest tree.

I've now got a mental image of tiny Giraffe-Pegasus humming birds feeding from flowers that only they can get their long necks into.
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 11, 2016, 04:54:34 am
If she had wings she could produce the most amazing topiary from even the tallest tree.

I've now got a mental image of tiny Giraffe-Pegasus humming birds feeding from flowers that only they can get their long necks into.


ah, the giraffe pegasus, an inpriring symbol indeed !

I produced one a few years ago, and placed at my office at work

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/girafe-ailee-s_zpsbaxtbsvb.jpg)

Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 11, 2016, 07:53:43 am
Very elegant, more elegant than credible alas... ;)
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 12, 2016, 02:03:35 pm
If she had wings she could produce the most amazing topiary from even the tallest tree.

I've now got a mental image of tiny Giraffe-Pegasus humming birds feeding from flowers that only they can get their long necks into.

Like seahorses of the air except they are giraffes.

Sets me wondering - what could be hybridized with a plastic flower?
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 13, 2016, 07:46:05 am

Sets me wondering - what could be hybridized with a plastic flower?


Almost anything if you're Ericr.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: giraffe wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 13, 2016, 09:51:49 am

Sets me wondering - what could be hybridized with a plastic flower?


Almost anything if you're Ericr.  ;D :lol:

my mind has already started brainstorming ...  ;D
actually, I already have an idea, for plastic plants in pots, along the line of my candlesticks with multiple branches ...
Title: Ariane 4 & a knot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 14, 2016, 12:26:57 pm

a while ago I showed a knot in a tank truck :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg725316.html#msg725316 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg725316.html#msg725316)

now it is the turn of a rocket :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ariane4-s_zpsqpxjtiez.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03957s_zps9mrfinzz.jpg)

from the Revell 1/144 kit, which was done OOB, nearly normally

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03948s_zpsuybvtpga.jpg)

Title: Re: Ariane 4 & a knot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on July 14, 2016, 07:34:01 pm
Cool stuff. The knot is an eye catcher !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ariane 4 & a knot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 14, 2016, 07:56:02 pm
a while ago I showed a knot in a tank truck :
now it is the turn of a rocket :
Surprising & funny... like a nightmare of rocket engineer... :thumbsup:
Title: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 18, 2016, 11:13:02 am
thanks a lot!

and now for something different :

a tribute to the DS featured in the Fantomas movie :

(http://www.avionslegendaires.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DS-Fantomas_IMDB.jpg)

done in yellow

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ds-s_zpscjww92o8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03963s_zps9ahbeiys.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03964s_zpsgokym6ma.jpg)
Title: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 18, 2016, 11:18:04 am
Hot rod! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 20, 2016, 12:11:53 pm

thanks!

by the way, PR19, this is where I used the optoonal longer wings of the LS-8 glider

Title: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 21, 2016, 12:33:26 am
Excellent!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 21, 2016, 12:56:12 pm

thanks!

by the way, PR19, this is where I used the optoonal longer wings of the LS-8 glider


I can't think of a better use for them Ericr, the DS looks superb like that.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 24, 2016, 11:34:50 am
 thanks a lot !  ;D
Title: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 29, 2016, 06:13:47 am
Coming back from holidays, I discover this marvel, oh great! (but the icon for Love seems to have disappeared, sorry)
Title: Re: Citroen DS Fantomas tribute, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 31, 2016, 12:23:18 pm
thanks
Title: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 31, 2016, 12:38:45 pm


I stumbled upon this on the web somewhere :
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/83e6c3db439254f66ce160af7379ad4d_zpsk25w75cp.jpg)

and it gave me ideas, with other car kits :

the Peugeot 203, in red

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/203bateau-s_zpstcmya7bo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03994s_zpsdxsrygra.jpg)

and the Peugeot 403, in blue

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/403bateau-s_zps7bro8fsk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03989s_zpsukqcx9gh.jpg)

both 1/43, combined with a 1/35 pontoon (german, by Bronco Models IIRC)
Title: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 31, 2016, 07:47:37 pm
Nice! Surprisingly, since then this way has not been explored, so that looks both old-style and very-modern/future... ;)
Title: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on August 03, 2016, 12:06:52 pm
Hydroplane plus Dino Ferrari?
Title: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 07, 2016, 03:49:35 pm

thanks

can be tried with your favorite car indeed, luxury or not  ;)
Title: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on August 11, 2016, 04:26:42 am
Great idea ! Love the 'original' with the old micro-bus. These things look like family-invasion vehicles !

 :thumbsup:
Title: brachiosaurus wind mill, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 22, 2016, 12:22:31 pm

if you remember the ostrich (yellow), flamingo (blue) and giraffe (red) previously featured here, here is, going back into history and even prehistory, the brachiosaurus windmill :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/brachiosaure-s_zpsfgg7tgla.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04208_zpscg310hww.jpg)

(and it is not finished  :wacko: time travel continues ...)
Title: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on August 22, 2016, 07:30:48 pm
 :wub: (you make me love paleontology...)
Title: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 24, 2016, 03:10:37 pm
 I will soon travel even further in the past  ;)
Title: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on August 24, 2016, 06:57:14 pm
miilions of years before the brachiousaurus, there were only bacteria (if what I heard is true): will we need a microscope to see your next model? ;)
Title: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on August 25, 2016, 12:25:55 pm
A nice, manageable size that. Could use it in water too.  :o
Title: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2016, 04:26:43 am
A nice, manageable size that. Could use it in water too.  :o

good idea! It would be a fish-turbine?
Title: Re: brachiosaurus wind mill, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2016, 04:27:20 am
miilions of years before the brachiousaurus, there were only bacteria (if what I heard is true): will we need a microscope to see your next model? ;)

there were other worlds than the RW  ;)
Title: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2016, 04:39:56 am

so, long before dinosaurs, there were dragons, and hydras, with multiple propellers !

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04233s_zps52avbmo9.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dragon2tetes-s_zpsymieyksi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/hydre-s_zpsgxevpc21.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04333s_zpspngbf55j.jpg)
Title: Re: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2016, 04:53:40 am
Talk about cutting your head off lol. The first one is my favourite. Make lots of little friends cutting off all the good leafy greens way up high for them !
Title: Re: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 02, 2016, 07:17:41 am
I guess something  had to be around for Hamilton Standard and Dowty Rotol to stay in business all this time.  ;D
Title: Re: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 02, 2016, 07:39:43 am
Great! (but I am scared, are they animals from Earth or monsters from Hell?) :-\ ;)
Title: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 02, 2016, 12:44:06 pm


I stumbled upon this on the web somewhere :
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/83e6c3db439254f66ce160af7379ad4d_zpsk25w75cp.jpg)

and it gave me ideas, with other car kits :

the Peugeot 203, in red

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/203bateau-s_zpstcmya7bo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03994s_zpsdxsrygra.jpg)

and the Peugeot 403, in blue

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/403bateau-s_zps7bro8fsk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC03989s_zpsukqcx9gh.jpg)

both 1/43, combined with a 1/35 pontoon (german, by Bronco Models IIRC)

Nice.
The boats are the Dragon German Army 'assault' boat, I have one in work at the moment converted
to inboard power with the White straight-6 from an old Bandai 1/48 M3 half-track.
Title: Re: multiple propellers windmills, dragons Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2016, 01:14:43 pm


thanks !

I guess something  had to be around for Hamilton Standard and Dowty Rotol to stay in business all this time.  ;D

I learned something about the british propeller industry  ;)
Title: Re: cars and boats, 203 and 403 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2016, 01:16:12 pm
both 1/43, combined with a 1/35 pontoon (german, by Bronco Models IIRC)

Nice.
The boats are the Dragon German Army 'assault' boat, I have one in work at the moment converted
to inboard power with the White straight-6 from an old Bandai 1/48 M3 half-track.

thanks !

indeed that boat comes from a Dragon box ;
please show us yours when you feel like it!
Title: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 08, 2016, 01:16:35 pm

with the remaining airframes of 1/350 Ro.43 and MB411, after stealing their floats for other purposes, I did something insect-like, like in the past with fly-tape or a glass, but this time with a flower (1:1, injection plastic, from Ikea):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04218s_zps9nhtayic.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/fleur-s_zpse4hmernm.jpg)

Title: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2016, 05:46:20 pm
haha good one ! I like those pests  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 08, 2016, 07:31:51 pm
Funny, yes, thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 09, 2016, 06:25:52 am
That's lovely.  &lt;_&lt;

More, please.
Title: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 09, 2016, 06:45:05 am
Wonderfull  :bow:
Title: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 09, 2016, 10:17:21 am
That's really cool right there! Like honey bees.   ;D
Title: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 09, 2016, 11:54:51 am

thanks all !

you want more ?
really ?
wait and see  ;D

Title: Re: flower power (Ro.43 & MB411) Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 09, 2016, 09:31:04 pm
you want more ?
really ?
wait and see  ;D
I will wait, anxious... I hope this is even more of just the same (already so incredible...). Going further seems impossible :-\ ;)
Title: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 10, 2016, 01:13:30 pm

remember this ?


here is what the Buccaneer fuselage became, with wings from the spares box, coming from a Twin Otter

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer-s_zpshn4squb1.jpg)

I was so tempted to try the reciprocal, that I found cheap sales boxes of the former Matchbox, now Revell kits, and here is the
Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer2-s_zpsz3hh0b6n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04401s_zpsqg2ec8ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 10, 2016, 02:43:01 pm
Very nice!! That candy coat....     :o ;D
Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2016, 06:03:57 pm
Oh man I love that Twotter/ Bucc ! Defo want one of those !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 10, 2016, 07:04:22 pm
The same for me: I love the new one! :wub:
Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2016, 03:29:53 am
Twotter Bizjet!  Love it.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 11, 2016, 05:22:01 am

thanks all !

Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2016, 05:29:57 am
I should say I love the original. I think that would make an excellent carrier-borne AEW and or ASW platform. The new one is pretty wild as well....great combo of the two, very interesting look to it !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 11, 2016, 05:47:20 am
I should say I love the original. I think that would make an excellent carrier-borne AEW and or ASW platform. The new one is pretty wild as well....great combo of the two, very interesting look to it !

 :thumbsup:

as I sometimes say, if anyone feels like trying these combinations in more "real world" liveries please do !

the second one could have some small airline colors, or, considering passenger comfort level, maybe a low cost like EasyJet ;-)


Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 11, 2016, 06:04:03 am
both are clever and elegant, they look right in them selfs   and the mono colours are such that you pay attention to the shape / style of the airframe   :thumbsup:
brilliant as ever
Title: Re: Twin Otter and Buccaneer wings, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2016, 05:13:12 am

thanksalot !
Title: Buccaneer fuselage racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 13, 2016, 12:33:42 am

so I had this fuselage remaining, and had to think of a backing story :

here is a kind of salt lake racer, but not only meant for speed, but also for endurance : therefore
1 - it runs in wide circles (with fixed front wheels slightly turning), and
2 - a refueling device, so that from time to time it slows down a bit to enable a tanker to refuel it, before speeding up again.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer3-s_zpsackdoucn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04414s_zps9hhow1ei.jpg)
Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 13, 2016, 01:28:48 am
the back story is just ace  :thumbsup:
very clever use of the bits as well
Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on September 13, 2016, 03:48:23 am
Wow great builds!
Got to have a rummage in my spares box :banghead:
Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 13, 2016, 08:02:45 am
Wow :thumbsup: :wub:
(the World outside is so boring, I wish you will replace God above...) ;)
Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 13, 2016, 09:07:59 am
Nutty!  :o ;D

Could you imagine aliens watching from space??  ;D

"Those silly humans... they reach pinnacles of design and engineering and they choose to utilize it by going in circles in the desert...."

In other news, I think I know who has the largest decal collection..... .     ;)
Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 13, 2016, 12:42:23 pm
That is crazy cool !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 13, 2016, 12:49:01 pm
Love that Ericr, but I want to see the tanker too..............  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 13, 2016, 08:15:54 pm

thanks all !

I am touched by the reactions on the backing story : maybe I should write more of them,
so that my builds, which seem all quite natural to me, would also look plausible to you  ;D


Love that Ericr, but I want to see the tanker too..............  ;D ;)

argh ! I knew I was taking a risk when mentioning it  :o
I wonder if I have a flying tanker tube somewhere in my spares box(es) ...



and yes, I do have a quite voluminous decals collection (nearly all in mint condition, unused !)

Title: Re: Buccaneer fuselage wheeled racer, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 13, 2016, 08:16:51 pm

and by the way, wheels are from the 403 and 203 above ...
(still have 2 of them left ...)
Title: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 18, 2016, 07:34:18 am

in the same vein of rebuilding, from an aircraft fuselage, a wheeled vehicle that can roam about in deserts and the like :

this is a P-61 (1/48) with the wheels of a VW minibus (1/24) :
it still needs the ladders to climb in, and has a nice large trunk at the bottom (for smuggling?),
as well as an orientable observation turret on top, and shallow horizontal lateral window.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P61bus-s_zpsb37q77rs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04419s_zpsqzo2gbzk.jpg)

Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 18, 2016, 08:04:24 am
Uh? :-\
If I were president of the World, there would be death penalty for destroying a twin-boom model  :angry:
but... ahem, you would be forgiven (but just you only!), as this derivative is so genius & funny... ;D
Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 18, 2016, 08:30:32 am
^ Tophe loves his Twin Booms, I've learned. ;D



I like the contraption! That thing is sweet..  looks great and I love all the glass. 

The pitot tube.... LOL!    :o ;D
Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 18, 2016, 03:19:52 pm

thanks !

and dont worry about the booms, they will soon re-appear, transformed into something ...
Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 18, 2016, 03:41:20 pm
I just noticed the narrow panes of glass where the wings would hook into....   I love little touches like that. I can't explain it but "little panes of glass" appeal to me.  If that makes sense....

Anyway, I have a question... do you mask your "glass" or do you free hand it??  I've instances where masking was such a huge pain in the butt... but...if the frame detail is sufficiently raised I can free hand it with moderate success.

Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on September 19, 2016, 03:27:08 am
That is so cool ! Looks like she would make an awesome sight seeing tour bus, and an even better camper van !

 :thumbsup: :wub: ;)
Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 19, 2016, 12:42:55 pm
I just noticed the narrow panes of glass where the wings would hook into....   I love little touches like that. I can't explain it but "little panes of glass" appeal to me.  If that makes sense....

Anyway, I have a question... do you mask your "glass" or do you free hand it??  I've instances where masking was such a huge pain in the butt... but...if the frame detail is sufficiently raised I can free hand it with moderate success.

yes, instead of filling up the wing holders holes, I figured they would be nice shallow horizontal lateral window : maybe I could have given them a few vertical separations to make it more identifiable.

and I do hand-paint everything, I actually don't know how to do masking. My skills were formed quite a lot of years ago, and after stopping modelling for a while (my more rock'n'roll years) I started again from this state of skills, and never really upgraded them. I like to use basic techniques, it has something refreshing, maybe a bit like punk rock ? ;D
Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 19, 2016, 02:26:11 pm
I just noticed the narrow panes of glass where the wings would hook into....   I love little touches like that. I can't explain it but "little panes of glass" appeal to me.  If that makes sense....

Anyway, I have a question... do you mask your "glass" or do you free hand it??  I've instances where masking was such a huge pain in the butt... but...if the frame detail is sufficiently raised I can free hand it with moderate success.

yes, instead of filling up the wing holders holes, I figured they would be nice shallow horizontal lateral window : maybe I could have given them a few vertical separations to make it more identifiable.

and I do hand-paint everything, I actually don't know how to do masking. My skills were formed quite a lot of years ago, and after stopping modelling for a while (my more rock'n'roll years) I started again from this state of skills, and never really upgraded them. I like to use basic techniques, it has something refreshing, maybe a bit like punk rock ? ;D

Works for me! And you ain't missin much;  masking is a pain in the back side big time. Free handing it is definitely more refreshing than cursing at tape for an hour.  ;D

It drives me nuts sometimes and even being careful you can still have runs even with good tape. I'm going to spring for some Tamiya narrow stuff that can do curves one of these days but for now I use 3m Scotch  Blue painters which is good stuff but I still haven't mastered using it. I burnish the edges and all that mess and even taken to laying down another paint layer after masking before painting the second color. Still, I have stuff that runs under the tape. I've seen numerous people on modelling forums state that they love it and never had any problems so I tend to think what's wrong is my "technique."

Long story short, plan B is painting by hand and better believe I want to practice that as much as I can!  No telling how long I can tolerate this tape mess then I'll NEED that skill. lol
Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 20, 2016, 07:21:46 am

in the same vein of rebuilding, from an aircraft fuselage, a wheeled vehicle that can roam about in deserts and the like :

this is a P-61 (1/48) with the wheels of a VW minibus (1/24) :
it still needs the ladders to climb in, and has a nice large trunk at the bottom (for smuggling?),
as well as an orientable observation turret on top, and shallow horizontal lateral window.

Very nice. It has a convincing air about it and could easily have been created for some special scientific expedition.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-61 fuselage and VW bus wheels, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2016, 01:05:00 am
thanks!

I like it to have a somehow plausible air indeed  ;D
Title: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2016, 07:03:32 pm

still inspired by this picture I found by chance on the net :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/83e6c3db439254f66ce160af7379ad4d_zpsk25w75cp.jpg)

I grabbed a VW bus (1/24) and a "Power Boat" I bought ages ago for cheap, both from Revell

and here is the mix :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/VwBus-s_zps87kxjfzn.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04431s_zpsqeweb71f.jpg)


at the back there still is an access to the inside of the boat, with two side windows for maneuvering in harbours
Title: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 22, 2016, 07:29:59 pm
Hippy Level: 5000

 ;D ;D

I have to say I'm digging the break up of the primary color here. The chrome, the lights, the interior.... the harbour windows.     ;) ;)

Your detail work is choice, dude.... I'm lookin at the interior.. the double bar rack thingy in the rear ..  the door handles 'n stuff..  The windshield wipers.... 

Looks like a great craft with which to trawl some canals and partake a spliff.   :mellow: :lol:

If I hadn't found this here.... I'd be running TO here to show you all. 
Title: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 22, 2016, 08:20:58 pm
at the back there still is an access to the inside of the boat, with two side windows for maneuvering in harbours
It is wonderful to mix "good technical/marketing reasons" with absurdity smile... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 23, 2016, 03:17:49 am
That's got to have something more powerful than the VW flat four under the hood, looking at the size of those outdrives!  :o
Title: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 23, 2016, 07:16:39 am
That's got to have something more powerful than the VW flat four under the hood, looking at the size of those outdrives!  :o

I hope so, the weight might help keep it in the water ! Looks a tad top heavy to me.

Lovely build though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 23, 2016, 12:53:08 pm

thanks all !

the details are courtesy of Revell : chrome parts and inside railings are part of the kits, which builds very nicely and easily actually (at least the OOB part  ;D )

and this whif also considers whiffed gravity and physics  ;D

Title: Re: VW bus boat, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 23, 2016, 01:16:54 pm
Ahh good, I'll cancel the shipment of bricks! 


Revell may have made the parts but you are the one that got them where they needed to be! I don't see puddles of glue and smears everywhere like on MY models.  lmao   ;D ;D :thumbsup: :mellow:  :lol:
Title: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 08, 2016, 07:59:48 pm

so I found that cheap 1/48 black widow, nice kit, of which you saw the fuselage in red recently above,
(and I just bought anohter one, aha ...)
and I found nice 1/1 plastic/foam bananas, quite realistically shaped
(and I am tempted to buy another set, as ideas are flowing in ...)
and a twin-boom banana has something to it I should say

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p61-s_zpseo92ijpu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04520s_zpskokrfh3j.jpg)


I had to work quite a bit on the weight in the nose (i.e., babana tip)  to avoid tail-sitting

Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 08, 2016, 08:58:19 pm
Marvelous twin-boom banana :thumbsup:
I would have used the icon "Love" if I were less afraid that my psychiatrist frown his eyes saying this raised up banana is a phallic symbol, awful... :-\
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2016, 09:09:22 pm
This dude!!!!

I LOVE it! Always with the crazy unexpected.

With the access panel opened and all..


Tempted to put some clear piece at the tip of the banana with a gunner!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on October 09, 2016, 06:56:27 am
Oh my word that's just surreal.  :bow:

I'd love to see the reaction from people at Scale Model World on viewing these scultures  ;D
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 09, 2016, 07:55:53 am
I have been inspired by this great P-61 banana, so a P-38 banana (Bananing) came to life also, together with derivatives. They are featured (with thanks to Ericr) at the temporary end of my Lightning site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairP_dl.jpg)
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 10, 2016, 10:07:39 am

thanks !

I have several of those bananas ... watch out

I'd love to see the reaction from people at Scale Model World on viewing these scultures  ;D

I'd love to show them to that public, and surprise them by showing unexpected potential to plastic models, provided they would react positively  ;D

Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on October 11, 2016, 06:46:00 am
It would be interesting to see the reaction if they were shown at a local art show.

Our local art club/class has public shows twice a year and the public are invited to submit works. There's some very good pieces on display at most shows. A lot of good, local talent.
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on October 11, 2016, 03:06:02 pm
And following on nicely from NARSES2's comment, but by complete coincidence, I just came across this and thought "oh that's right up Ericr's street"...

http://www.ohsosurreal.com/2015/04/interview-with-surreal-painter-and.html

Definite shades of Kris Kuksi in some of the darker ones... http://www.kuksi.com/
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 11, 2016, 07:33:38 pm
Yes, our Ericr star is a true artist! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on October 11, 2016, 07:35:17 pm
I missed the VN van boat ! That is incredible !

Love the banana as well. That is neat !

 :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 12, 2016, 01:28:34 pm


thanks a lot for the links !

I knew Kuksi, and especially his "tank churches" are quite close to this forum, in that the sorce kits are quite recognizable (the tanks, but also some of the Faller (?) churches)

The other one has very strong hybrids too, some of them a bit darker than what I do though


And following on nicely from NARSES2's comment, but by complete coincidence, I just came across this and thought "oh that's right up Ericr's street"...

http://www.ohsosurreal.com/2015/04/interview-with-surreal-painter-and.html

Definite shades of Kris Kuksi in some of the darker ones... http://www.kuksi.com/
Title: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 14, 2016, 11:57:22 am
another Twin Otter (it is a nice kit, cheap, and each time you get a nice pair of floats to whiff with)
and another banana (it was a set of five I bought, and I am actually tempted by a second one)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter2-s_zps2zik2puv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04529s_zpsslsusfew.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04530s_zpsqlyt73yz.jpg)
Title: Re: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2016, 01:36:46 pm
Bananoroma strikes again!   ;D    :mellow: :mellow:

I dig it. 

Twin bananas next go round, perhaps?
Title: Re: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: 63cpe on October 14, 2016, 01:58:01 pm
Let's go banana's! Does the H-21 qualify? :wub:
Title: Re: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 14, 2016, 07:51:09 pm
Wonderful :wub:
and this is not delirium but a good improvement for loading/unloading performances!...
Title: Re: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2016, 05:13:31 am
Oh how I hope that these stay undisturbed in the ground for a couple of millennia. The ideas they will give future archaeologists  :angel: ;D
Title: Re: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 15, 2016, 04:21:06 pm

thanks all !

I am definitely working for long-term posterity  ;D

and twin bananas requires a bit of thought ...

Title: Re: twin otter & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 15, 2016, 07:32:36 pm
and twin bananas requires a bit of thought ...

I would have used the icon "Love" if I were less afraid that my psychiatrist frown his eyes saying this raised up banana is a phallic symbol, awful... :-\

Yes, let us think about this. Well... in the other way, a banana going down would look like a penis at rest... :-\ ;)
Title: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2016, 09:36:57 am

a banana in space!

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttle144-s_zpsuixlunjf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04552s_zpsevbo6fzl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04554s_zpsjk4vzgje.jpg)

I cheated a bit, by allowing for extended wheels and at the same time putting it on the booster ;-) because both views are nice

The shuttle is an Academy 1/144 (of which I had some cheap copies, still one left ...)

Title: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 17, 2016, 09:47:54 am
 ;D ;D

 :o ;D

You done gone bananas, bro!  Love the primary colors rig!!!    That shuttle worked out well, the scale seems perfect with the banana. 

Odd that you posted this, I started a Shuttle back in 1991 and I was contemplating just minutes agou picking it up again to do more work.


You have to name your shuttle.  Bananaprise? Dibananery?  Something...      ;)
Title: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2016, 02:52:16 pm
Shouldn't the banana bit be yellow?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2016, 02:55:04 pm
thanks for your appreciation !


Shouldn't the banana bit be yellow?  ;D ;D

remember, this is whifffffff  ;D

anyway, it is improved by fitting wings (might be some room for additional improvement though)
Title: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 18, 2016, 05:22:49 am
Oh wow!! :bow: :bow:
This reminds me of BananaMan...  :rolleyes: these would be sweet rides for him! ;D :thumbsup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovvKRRYB22Q

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Space shuttle & banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 18, 2016, 12:54:04 pm

cute, I didn't know bananaman :
I am designing a whole suite of aircraft for him across the ages (wait and see, more to come ;-) )
Title: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 21, 2016, 07:42:30 am

there are not only bananas in life :

"this is not a pipe" (as Magritte once said) but made of one, with elements from a Mi-1 helicopter in 1/72 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/pipe-s_zpsnth8dxjp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04559s_zpsuv2o2szj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04560s_zps5cldshxr.jpg)

as most of you will have promptly noticed, appropriate weighting in order to avoid tail-sitting
involved a quite delicate front wheel placement
Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 21, 2016, 08:09:39 am
Nutty!!   

What's up with the tail rotor?!   


Looks great!! You have me wanting to try something like this...   flowers and fruit and pipes 'n stuff....  man..   ;D   Inspired.

In fact, I think I was half awake half asleep when I started dreaming up stapler mods....
Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 21, 2016, 09:08:36 am
lovely... :wub:
Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 21, 2016, 02:54:32 pm
Another good one. :thumbsup:

Tell me Eric, do you go out with the specific intention of finding something specific for a model or is it a case of seeing something and thinking "oh, that will make a very good helicopter" (for example).

Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2016, 12:26:57 am

thanxalot!

sorry for the tail rotor : I reperaired it after the pictures were taken

Another good one. :thumbsup:

Tell me Eric, do you go out with the specific intention of finding something specific for a model or is it a case of seeing something and thinking "oh, that will make a very good helicopter" (for example).

well it depends, there is some randomness, or serendipity in the process.
Sometimes I start from an aircraft, sometimes from an object, because I ilke their shape somehow,
and then I think "what could I do with it?"


For example in the case of the bananas, I first bought one fake plastic foam one in order to do this, inspired by a drawing by Kuczynski, which you might remember from there :
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg696592.html#msg696592 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg696592.html#msg696592)
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00135s_zpsdjzakbyz.jpg)
and then I saw potentiel for banana fuselages, and then the series took shape (you noticed I like series, maybe?) with monoplanes, biplanes, jet, propeller, ...

And sometimes it the other way round : I bought several space shuttles with boosters (1/144, Academy, real cheap), and then saw what could take the place of the shuttle, or booster, or both ; and a series came out of that (still one or two to go , by the way : stay tuned)

Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 22, 2016, 01:05:16 am
So good! (to see and enjoy, not to eat)...
Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 22, 2016, 03:15:27 am
Thanks for the explanation Eric.

Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2016, 03:42:43 am
Thanks for the explanation Eric.

you are welcome : it is mostly an inspiration thing actually.
Sometimes for particular cases I can say why and how some aspect of the shape of the one and of the other make me see a match, and sometimes I am indeed browsing catalogs for the kit that matches my needs, or conversely.
Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 22, 2016, 06:19:42 am
Someone should whip up a poll containing a number of non-aircraft items. We all vote on the item we want and then Eric gets to build it how he sees fit.   ;D

(I suspected that it was normal "wear and tear" on the rotor, had to bust yer chops a bit!!   ;)   :D  )




Title: Re: pipe and Mi-1 helicopter, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2016, 10:27:37 am
 ;)
Title: Camel & biplane banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 24, 2016, 02:35:18 pm

more bananas :

a 1/28 Sopwith Camel (I am busy lowering my stash level ...)
and a banana, because I wanted to see how it could look as a biplane

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/camel28-s_zpsu7wucaz1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04569s_zpszshx1eaf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04570s_zpsegkaahp2.jpg)

Title: Re: Camel & biplane banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 24, 2016, 02:59:47 pm
Works for me, bud!

One heck of a hump on that Camel.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Camel & biplane banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 24, 2016, 05:41:07 pm
wow, the forefather of the family? nice....
Title: Re: Camel & biplane banana, flying, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 25, 2016, 11:59:56 pm
thanks !
Title: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 02, 2016, 01:06:46 pm

the other half of the 1/28 Camel had to have a life, and in my qtash I had this Revell wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings for manned flight :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/vinci-s_zps61b8oyoc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04578s_zpsak8pdzwl.jpg)

Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 02, 2016, 04:18:02 pm
Now that's just INSPIRED! Well done Ericr.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 02, 2016, 08:46:27 pm
You are proving Da Vinci was an inventor not a dreamer, or is this the same? ;D
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on November 03, 2016, 01:05:20 am
It's making me think of Batman.  Which is a good thing.

Do the wings flap - making it an ornithopter?
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 03, 2016, 03:40:58 am
thanks all!


it does look a bit like a Batman thing indeed  ;)
but da Vinci's design predates the comics quite a bit  ;D

 There was a possibility of making the wings articulate, with rops and stuff, but I simplified that :
a more skilled modeller could have a try, with handles from the cockpit for the pilot to draw  ;D
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 03, 2016, 08:22:02 am
Would make the corny "I just flew in from Italy and boy are my arms tired" joke more literal.   :laugh:


Nice work, bro!! 
Title: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 07, 2016, 02:19:23 pm

I had one B727 in 1/100 from VEB/Plasticart left, and I used the fuselage and wings for something else (coming soon), so here I was with the extremities ... and then  I remembered about a picture seen on the internet (but where?) and did this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b727-s_zpslaxvfhur.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04607s_zpsdqzby63v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04610s_zpsa1vhu1bi.jpg)

the single wheel gives a certain impression of lightness, a bit like for a half P-38 (laterally) I did some years ago ...

Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 07, 2016, 03:03:20 pm
Banana-esque w/out the banana this time.   :lol:

I dig it!!!   

I think the wings need to be longer though....   (hahahah....because there are no wings...  dont let PR19 see this!! )   :unsure: ;) ;) ;D ;D

Speaking of wings..I wonder what this would look like with a delta wing........ . . . ..
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 07, 2016, 09:08:02 pm
Actually there is a (little) rear wing on this marvelous plane. And concerning the center of lift vs center of gravity, don't forget that the main rule in normal aircraft (without fly-by-wire) is having a nose-down tendency, this is normal! hehehe... ;D
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 08, 2016, 01:10:49 am
Somewhat reminiscent of my DC9-BJ, but sans wings.  ;D

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4276/tx7h.jpg)
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on November 08, 2016, 02:01:44 am
I like both of those - Eric's and Kit's.
Good jobs both of you.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 08, 2016, 07:51:40 am
Have a look at that!!    :lol:
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 08, 2016, 08:02:13 am
I like both of those - Eric's and Kit's.
 :thumbsup:
So do I!
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on November 08, 2016, 01:25:18 pm
... and then  I remembered about a picture seen on the internet (but where?)

Something like the Lippisch Aerodyne, perhaps?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8DAL7gPYBiM/TAcPR6lwLKI/AAAAAAAAAXk/II6S1fWFS08/s1600/CollinsAerodyne.jpg)
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on November 08, 2016, 01:47:17 pm
Wild stuff....Bananotter ! Love all the bananas....great stuff. The pipe I pretty funny as well. Love the batwing too.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 09, 2016, 01:46:24 pm


thanks very much all !

it is a pleasure to give you pleasure  ;D

PR19_kit yours is splendid
(better skills than mine, but as I sometimes say : anyone is welcome to reuse my stuff their own ways)

and thanks for the pictures ! and the winner is ...
in the sense that : yes! this was precisely the picture I had in mind, thanks for finding it

This one?

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/25/8d/db/258ddbad0da09e155b6ec3845c27fb70.jpg)
Title: **MOVED** Re: Camel & daVinci wings, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 13, 2016, 03:05:30 am

the other half of the 1/28 Camel had to have a life, and in my qtash I had this Revell wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings for manned flight :


I just couldn't resist, because any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats (or a hull) :
the latter comes from an old three masted "Hamphitrite" by Heller, and the side floats are fuel barrels from two 1/48 P-61 from Revell.
And therefore this topic is **MOVED** to another appropriate thread of mine :
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg747177.html#msg747177 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg747177.html#msg747177)
wher you can see more of this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/vinci-s_zpss41ku8lj.jpg)
Title: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 17, 2016, 05:06:36 am

One more banana, airliner this time with the middle part of the previously shortened B727 (1/100 Plasticart/VEB) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b727banane-s_zpsb5baylrm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04620s_zpssygyue4d.jpg)

Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 17, 2016, 07:36:14 am
I can almost see all simian inside!
Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 18, 2016, 10:41:58 am
 ;D
Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on November 19, 2016, 06:38:26 am
Big banana !

Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 19, 2016, 07:46:31 am
thanx!
Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 19, 2016, 08:20:04 am
I like the shot looking forwad from the rear.. gives the term "heavy" some legitimacy. I know it's just a 727 but still, it has the LOOK.    I love T-Tails so my only gripe is the absence of that, but, I  imagine those bits found their way to some other craft. 

::::waves to all the lil simians inside:::::    :D   
Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 20, 2016, 09:54:04 am

I hesitated a bit about the T-tail indeed, but chose to keep for the shortened B727 shown earlier.
And the banana shape comes out all the more clearer that way  ;)
Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 20, 2016, 10:15:19 am
That's true! Don't want to go messing up those banana lines. lol   :D 
Title: Re: B727 & banana, flying, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 20, 2016, 10:34:56 am
I am very sure dear ericr is going to make a good/incredible use of this removed T-tail... ;D ;)
Title: three-masted chartreuse slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 21, 2016, 11:51:48 am

the other half of the Amphitrite three-masted ship,
of which the hull was used for the da Vinci Camel here :
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg747177.html#msg747177 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg747177.html#msg747177)
has found its way to the other half of the pair of chartreuse slippers used a a Space Shuttle alternative shown here before:
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02421s_zpsmhpyanv4.jpg)


and here is the result :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04640s_zpsrtwlkhan.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/3mats-s_zpshi6pp16u.jpg)

(travelling is fine, but you may prize to your comfort, wouldn't you?)
Title: Re: three-masted chartreuse slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 21, 2016, 07:42:11 pm
The cabin looks comfortable! (maybe "smelly" but confortable) ;)
Title: Re: three-masted chartreuse slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on November 21, 2016, 10:48:19 pm
All you need now is a bottle big enough for it to fit inside! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: three-masted chartreuse slipper Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 22, 2016, 03:41:03 am
 ;D
Title: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 24, 2016, 12:48:04 pm

not quite exactly a whif, since I was inspired by this, to which I just couldn't resist :

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/55/21/49/5521498a8ef430a165ad27850cf418a2.jpg)

and from a 1/43 2cv from Heller, and a diecast combi :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv43-s_zpsvdaepjqr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04660s_zpsobofdjzi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04661s_zpsnnwkxk9n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 24, 2016, 07:46:20 pm
Wonderful double-decker! :wub:
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 24, 2016, 07:48:27 pm
Nice!! I imagine all the smoke gathers in the top. . . . ;) ;)  :D :D
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on November 26, 2016, 05:49:26 am
"Sorry, Sir, standing room only.
"Pass along the bus, please."
>DING!< >DING!<

Ah, those were the days.
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 26, 2016, 11:29:25 am
thanks !

the red color has something of a bus undeed  ;)
Title: Re: half B727, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 28, 2016, 05:34:36 pm
Somewhat reminiscent of my DC9-BJ, but sans wings.  ;D

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4276/tx7h.jpg)

I just found out of this, which is reminiscent too,no? :

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Njc4WDEyODA=/z/p-IAAOSwIwhWTuWn/$_58.JPG)
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 28, 2016, 05:48:01 pm
House shoes!? Nutty!!  :D :D   I guess I missed those.  lol



EDIT: Oh yeah, the "Jet Vtol" is cool, too.  I bet that also has a nice section for smoke to gather.
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on November 28, 2016, 06:10:11 pm
That is awesome ! I wonder what they do with the car part ? A bedroom ? A skylight ? Nice rendition of it too, but their paint is cooler lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 28, 2016, 06:35:01 pm
Truth be told it might just be empty space to allow them to stand up in there .  lol    That, or a section made into a bed. Half open so one could crawl in there, and the forward section (or rear) a bunk.  Thinking back to my days snoozing in a elevated bed section in an RV.  :D  ::shrug:::  or not.  hehe
Title: Re: 2cv & VW combi Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 30, 2016, 02:50:09 pm

the upper level might be a panoramic dining room too ...  ;)
Title: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 01, 2016, 03:47:25 am

After the flying teapot helicopters shown previously in this thread, I try this oriental lamp, coupled with a Cobra :
a bit of magic ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/aladin-s_zpsxqumnmao.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04684s_zpsbn315vaw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04686s_zpsvop4i2vl.jpg)
Title: Re: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: 63cpe on December 01, 2016, 05:47:07 am
Just rub it......It's the cobra from the bottle..... :lol:

Your imagination is beyond any comparison! Really great fun......

David
Title: Re: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 01, 2016, 07:55:50 am
hehehe! like an updated version of this very old magic tool... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 02, 2016, 02:09:29 pm

thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Cobra helicopter and Aladin's lamp, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 02, 2016, 02:33:52 pm
You have to select between air to air and air to ground wishes.  :D   

Too cool!!
Title: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 07, 2016, 08:14:22 am

one more plastic foam banana, this time powered by a Buccaneer
(remember that the Matchbox/Revell one has engines and wings easy to detach and reuse elsewhere  ;) )
the fit went very nicely and easily

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/buccaneer4-s_zpsxsqsmssk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04675s_zpsmxcowsat.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04678s_zpsyheyvxk0.jpg)

Title: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TallEng on December 07, 2016, 09:40:12 am
That does look good,  :thumbsup:
you can see why it was known as the Banana jet ;D (among other nome de plumes)
And my second thought was, that looks a bit portly, ought to be good for C.O.D aircraft,
although one might Want to refine the Tailplanes/fin a bit more aerodynamically. :rolleyes:
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 08, 2016, 02:24:36 am

thanks !
Title: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 08, 2016, 07:25:43 am
Awesome! It's the Banananeer or Bucanana.    ;D ;D
Title: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 08, 2016, 01:50:41 pm
 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 09, 2016, 05:12:56 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovvKRRYB22Q
Don't know if you remember him but you sure have a fine collection of vehicles for that guy...  ;D Cool bananas! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer & banana, flying, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 09, 2016, 12:57:49 pm

thanks for the link  ;)
Title: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 11, 2016, 09:39:55 am

one more banana, maybe the last? this time it deserves its name fully :
I bought especially a 1/72 H_21 fying banana from HobbyCraft, and used the rotors and wheels here
(the rest is under use in another project to be seen soon  ;) )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/h21-s_zpsrlxwamqg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05076s_zpsmb7urmo2.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05078s_zps3m3nksr8.jpg)

Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 11, 2016, 09:55:12 am
It is amazing: the flying banana H-21 was actually a banana! a true one: red, normal! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 11, 2016, 10:09:10 am
Who knew the "Chi" in "Chinook" was actually from Chiquita banannas?!  ;D  (I know it's not a Chinook but then the crappy joke wouldn't have worked...  lol )

Quite glorious!  The Simians will be pleased, I'm sure.  :lol:
Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 11, 2016, 10:24:37 am
 
thanks  ;D


by the way I am of course not the first one ;-)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7072-H-21-Harr/01.jpg)

(http://aegistg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/hook03.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7072-H-21-Harr/02.jpg)

or even :

(http://flyingnorth.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/flying-banana-300x300.jpg)

so I am doing quite normal stuff after all
Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 11, 2016, 12:17:23 pm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7072-H-21-Harr/02.jpg)


Hmmm, what's that blue/grey thing in the background? It has VERY long wings......  ;D

It looks like a U-2 winged F-104.
Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on December 11, 2016, 12:31:33 pm
I sent this one over to Telford a long long time ago.
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/Alvis3_1/H-21_zpsbyvvresq.jpg) (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Alvis3_1/media/H-21_zpsbyvvresq.jpg.html)


There's just something fun aboot making them into aircraft.

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 12, 2016, 03:39:02 am
I sent this one over to Telford a long long time ago.



There's just something fun aboot making them into aircraft.

Alvis Pi

great ! thanks for sharing !
bananas have a lot of potential : right now I am out of bananas now in my stash,
but who knows? maybe some time in the future?   :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on December 12, 2016, 04:48:40 am
Funny stuff ! Love seeing all the different takes. I like the Buccnana as well.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2016, 01:27:47 am
Funny stuff ! Love seeing all the different takes. I like the Buccnana as well.

 :thumbsup:

thanks !
exploring possible declinations of an idea is fun in itself  ;)
Title: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2016, 04:42:33 am
in the series of propellers windmills hybrid animals,
I just had to try the push-pull twin-propeller :
the liliensternus seemed an appropriate candidate
for this peculiar evolutionary possibility :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/Liliensternus-s_zpsqendsmri.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04671s_zpsvrk7cc0q.jpg)

Title: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 13, 2016, 08:15:09 am
I thought the push-pull layout was an invention of the 20th century, but obviously Mother Nature created it millions of years ago... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flying banana (for real this time !), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 13, 2016, 12:36:44 pm
Here I am late to the bananair party, victim of Groucho Marx' famous epithet;

"Time flies like an arrow — fruit flies like a banana!"

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/Alvis3_1/H-21_zpsbyvvresq.jpg) (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Alvis3_1/media/H-21_zpsbyvvresq.jpg.html)

There's just something fun aboot making them into aircraft.
Title: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 13, 2016, 12:38:17 pm
By the way, love the push-pull dino. It somehow reaches into the subconscious.  :wub:
Title: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2016, 02:14:12 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 14, 2016, 08:05:05 am
Something sinister about that Dino....    like a cross between something from Lovecraft and something from Salvadore Dali..or something.  I like it! It conjures up images of one tearing through the jungle with the props spinning.. defense in the back and front.. offense in the back and front... chopping up vegetation and other creatures.   :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: push-pull windmills, liliensternus Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 15, 2016, 03:00:58 am
thanks !  ;D
Title: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 16, 2016, 11:08:16 am

The wings and booms of this P-61 are going to be used elsewhere ( ... teaser ...  ;) ) here is the fuselage,
used by Northrop to test, with an existing airframe to make it simpler and cheaper, ideas about a space shuttle design :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p61Shuttle-s_zpsp6s5vgf3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05051s_zps77xcwgda.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05054s_zpsh7ls1vbf.jpg)

The P-61 is Revell 1/48, the Shuttle and Booster Academy 1/144
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 16, 2016, 05:18:12 pm
Righteous, brotha!! That is super slick! Genius!!!
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 16, 2016, 07:23:28 pm
 :wub: Wonderful! I especially love the rear post for the flame-control crew... ;)
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 16, 2016, 10:26:09 pm
:wub: Wonderful! I especially love the rear post for the flame-control crew... ;)

Brilliant!!  This is flame control to major balm...
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on December 17, 2016, 01:09:58 am
:wub: Wonderful! I especially love the rear post for the flame-control crew... ;)

Is he the one with the long toasting fork and the bag of marshmallows?

This is great Eric.  I hadn't though about using a P 61 Nacelle in such a way but I think I need to find a cheap one now.
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 17, 2016, 02:31:45 am
Pretty darned awesome there ericr, and the primary colours work really well with it too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2016, 10:43:32 am
thank you all very much!

I really appreciate your appreciation, which gives me inspiration for more  ;D

the idea came from the chance meeting of the two kits on my modelling table after cooliding in my stash.

And I found a source for a 1/48 Revell P-61 at less than 20 euros, and the Shuttle and boosters at 10 euros, some time ago  ;)

The wings and booms will appear here in the coming weeks  :wacko:
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2016, 12:16:20 pm
This is great Eric.  I hadn't though about using a P 61 Nacelle in such a way but I think I need to find a cheap one now.

and, as I sometimes say, please go ahead, and do that kind if stuff with your modelling skills, much sharper than mine  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: tigercat on December 17, 2016, 12:17:22 pm
It looks very X wing-y.  can picture R2D2  in the normal turret position
Title: Re: P-61 black widow & Space Shuttle, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2016, 12:20:41 pm
It looks very X wing-y.  can picture R2D2  in the normal turret position

right, the dorsal turret is a natural fit for a R2D2 !

I had to keep it shut though, to accomodate the shuttle fin.

Title: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 22, 2016, 06:20:11 am

the flying banana fuselage (remaining from the above bananaification)
fits well with wings from the very versatile Twin Otter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter3-s_zpsied86qk6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05090s_zps5n28rugw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05087s_zps2fn4b1qr.jpg)
Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on December 22, 2016, 06:29:19 am
Wonderfull  :bow:
Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Martin H on December 22, 2016, 07:20:21 am
Directional control looks like it would be a tad iffy  :wacko: :wacko:

But I luv the look of it  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 22, 2016, 07:42:51 am
lovely... :wub:
Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 22, 2016, 08:24:18 am
Yeah that's pretty neat right there!! 
Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 22, 2016, 01:40:55 pm

thanks all !

I agree that an additional fin would make the thing more reassuring, I hesitated but finally kept the shape of the H-21 :
in a whiff wirld, having a bit wild direction is fine  ;)

Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 22, 2016, 02:56:31 pm
Pilot just has all the passengers pile from one side to the other depending on which way they want to go.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 23, 2016, 01:23:56 am
Brilliant, just the sort of mad idea that someone would have tried out in the 1950s.

Not visible on the model is the thin vertical exhaust slit in the trailing edge of the fuselage. A third engine was mounted inside the fuselage and blew air out of the slit. This was intended to act as a tail fin. The slit was hinged to angle the jet sideways to act as a rudder. Needless to say, the stability and control authority were far less than theory predicted and the theoretician concerned was forcibly dunked in the pond outside the boss's mansion, before being awarded an MBE for services to agriculture.
Title: Re: H-21 & twin otter wings, yel Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 23, 2016, 02:43:45 am

I was reminded by a helpful whiffer about the existence of a plausible (i.e., not quite realistic but why not  ;)) and interesting reference, from Couzinet in the 30s :

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/cw1/couzinet10/couzinet10-8.jpg)
Title: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 26, 2016, 08:19:56 am

given the colors, I jut had to do it

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/windRises-s_zpsmgniwjwq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05082s_zpsbnmlae2r.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05080s_zpspry7nzod.jpg)
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 26, 2016, 09:32:01 am
 :drink: :cheers: :party:

Glorrrrrrious!  That's what I'm talking about right there.   :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 26, 2016, 12:12:25 pm
Great bird!
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 26, 2016, 01:35:55 pm
Very nice, I had no idea there was a kit of the plane. Was it a real design or the only whiff in the entire film?
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 26, 2016, 03:38:41 pm

thanks !
it is a OOB Whif : the kit renders very nicely the plane that can be seen in the movie.
Even the colors were not chosen by me  ;)
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on December 27, 2016, 01:15:15 am
Nice job Eric.  And the Banana/otter.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 27, 2016, 02:32:28 am
That's EXCEPTIONAL ericr!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Others obviously know what it's meant to be, but I don't. Please explain.
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 27, 2016, 03:08:49 am

really, I didn't do much  ;)
the kit represents a plane seen in the last Myazaki anime movie, The Wind Rises, in a dream-like scene :
so it is an out-of-the-box whif.
The kits is in already colored plastic : I just had to paint the wing tips blue, and the wheels and nose cone yellow.

So all merit goes to Myazaki (and FineMolds)  ;D

that being said, there would be kitbash potentials there ! ... ... ...
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 27, 2016, 03:32:07 am
Others obviously know what it's meant to be, but I don't. Please explain.
"The Wind Rises" is the last feature film made by the Japanese cartoonist Hayao Myazaki - think of him and his Studio Ghibli as a latter-day Disney of Japan. But this one is meant firmly for adults and tells the romanticised, semi-biographical story of Jiro Horikoshi, the guy who designed the Mitsubishi Zero. The whiff plane appears at the beginning of the film, as a dream by the young child. Visually and emotionally stunning, the whole thing.
Title: Re: Wind rises, red yellow blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on December 27, 2016, 05:34:58 am
Wonderful  :bow:
Title: Twin Otter and CAMS 37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 27, 2016, 12:02:29 pm

with all these kitbashes, I had a Twin Otter fuselage left over, as well as long stored wings of a CAMS37
(the hull had been used in conjunction with a Bearcat ...
see http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,38998.msg648621.html#msg648621 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,38998.msg648621.html#msg648621))

and they happened to fit not too bad after all (complemented with a P-47 propeller) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinottercams-s_zpsfdkjccqq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05118s_zpsqc9w94pv.jpg)

Title: Re: Twin Otter and CAMS 37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 27, 2016, 01:31:47 pm
Awesome....  that's one nutty design and I dig it.  There's so many elements from so many different places!  ;D

This gives me all kinds of wild ideas about using long drive shafts to connect to propellers that are nowhere near engines.  I'm so inspired I might go hit MSpaint and start designing stuff...   
Title: Re: Twin Otter and CAMS 37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 27, 2016, 06:44:49 pm
Wonderful mix! And thanks for the sources explanation, so uneasy to guess... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin Otter and CAMS 37, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 28, 2016, 05:08:25 am

thanks !

oh, and by the way, the landing gear is from a S-328

Title: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 01, 2017, 06:35:44 am


a happy new year !  ;D

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05168s_zpsmccpe1qo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05177s_zpsyzvfzhk6.jpg)

Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on January 01, 2017, 06:41:12 am
Love the banana Otter and the second Otter....both of those could work ! Cheers for the ideas  :thumbsup:

The party blowers are too funny  :wub:
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 01, 2017, 06:42:56 am
Who's been busy then ericr?  ;D

A Happy a Creative New Year.
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 01, 2017, 06:48:50 am
The party blowers are too funny  :wub:
Uh? But... in which part of the animals do you blow? :-\ :wacko: ;D ;)
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 01, 2017, 11:58:43 am

thanks !  ;)
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 01, 2017, 01:04:59 pm
Uh? But... in which part of the animals do you blow? :-\ :wacko: ;D ;)

"Blow in my ear and I'll follow you anywhere" 
— Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in, ca. 1968.  [ageing hippie smiley]
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 01, 2017, 07:20:05 pm
Uh? But... in which part of the animals do you blow? :-\ :wacko: ;D ;)
"Blow in my ear and I'll follow you anywhere" 
Oh?! (Sigh of relief)... I was thinking of a more dirty place, maybe this means I have a dirty mind, shame on me :-X :wacko: :angry: ;D
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 02, 2017, 09:14:28 am
Oh?! (Sigh of relief)... I was thinking of a more dirty place
You mean under their toenails? Hard to reach all twenty at the same time - if you don't, the air will just blow back out under the ones you missed.

I'll get my coat....
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 02, 2017, 12:00:39 pm
Newyearsaurus is my fav!  Perfect for the recent holiday. Also, the elephant one isn't far from the truth, when ya think about it...   ;D
Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 02, 2017, 12:17:01 pm

thanks all !

the animals are just blowing themselves, actually, very simply  ;)

Title: Re: *** party blowers ! *** Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 02, 2017, 03:01:57 pm
Excellent stuff, love those blowers!! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 04, 2017, 12:50:23 am

I got these Heler insects kits, Oryctes nasicornis and Lucanis cervus, thanks to steelpillow,
and could practice some kitbash from them, using a Buccaneer fuselage :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/insectes2-s_zpsaxngaffe.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05126-s_zpsgekhn3tj.jpg)

an Alouette helicopter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/alouette-s_zps3eiwxina.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05197-s_zpsgnawra2s.jpg)


and the other way too :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/nasicornis-s_zpsyhbkdtcq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05200s_zpsvuxkxlqa.jpg)

and a Flamingo aircfaft :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/lucanis-s_zpswidfxdcc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05208s_zps9jdke1fn.jpg)

Title: Re: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 04, 2017, 02:00:05 am
 ;D

Thank you, Eric. A worthy result indeed.
Title: Re: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 04, 2017, 02:58:38 am
Wow, probably efficient:: the opponent army will be scared to death... ;)
Title: Re: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 04, 2017, 08:14:43 am
Them are killer!!!   :laugh:
Title: Re: insects & Flamingo & Alouette & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 05, 2017, 12:02:22 am

thanks !  ;D
Title: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 08, 2017, 03:55:17 pm

one more Buccaneer (that ex-Matchbox kit is very flexible)
and one more 1/48 P-61 (I afound a source at less than 18 euros ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/p61Buccaneer-s_zpsbqwjugr8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05220s_zpsjfhdmsig.jpg)

Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 08, 2017, 07:12:02 pm
Nice Black Wideer... not twin-boom BUT nice... :-\ ;D
Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 08, 2017, 07:16:50 pm

thanks Tophe,
just be patient : I have now *two* 1/48 P-61 twin-booms in stock : wait and see ...  :wacko:
Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on January 08, 2017, 07:44:15 pm
Love the bugs ! Especially the first two red ones  :wub:

And that Black Widow / Bucc combo is just too cool ! Love the look of that, especially from the front. Not sure what it would be used for, recon or sight seeing, but it sure looks right !

 :bow:
Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 09, 2017, 04:24:06 am


thanks !

sightseeing is a nice option, especially considering the rotating armchairs provided  ;)
Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on January 09, 2017, 07:34:27 am
Buccaneer/P 61 combination is amazing  :bow:
Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2017, 07:58:35 am
The rear crew member in the P-61/Bucc certainly won't be lacking for cockpit heating.............  ;D
Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 09, 2017, 11:28:19 am
Fantastic on the yellow-bird! You should so a side by side by side with the Space Shudow  (Shuttle-Widow) you made a few pages back and the Red Widow car.   ;D 
Title: Re: P-61 & Buccaneer Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2017, 04:14:55 am
thanks for your appreciation !  ;D
Title: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 12, 2017, 04:24:01 pm

I liked this image's aerosled a lot :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/d2bcaa949dd858ca5e2bd40ea7c4e93f_zpsushpabjl.jpg)

and I also liked the bubbly canopy of the Flamingo, of which I had a 1/48  fuselage (from other build earlier in this thread), as well as skis from a 1/72 Twin Otter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flamingo-s_zpsjrttq9s1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05189%20s_zpsbk2vnruo.jpg)
Title: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kerick on January 12, 2017, 04:54:34 pm
This looks like what to do if you crash land in the arctic and bust the wings off your plane. A hack saw and duct tape and your on the road home.
Title: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 12, 2017, 07:26:41 pm
This looks like what to do if you crash land in the arctic and bust the wings off your plane.
It reminds me the film "flight of the phoenix", congratulations ericr! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 13, 2017, 05:51:46 am
CLASS job there ericr.  :thumbsup:

If it snows any more here I may need one of them.....  ;D
Title: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on January 13, 2017, 06:11:46 am
Now that does look good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 13, 2017, 03:18:13 pm

thanks all !

my home is under snow too, so it will be inspiring  ;D
Title: Re: Tintin-inspired, Flamingo-based aerosled Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 15, 2017, 07:42:37 am
Looks good... and should be a lot of fun to drive! :thumbsup:
Title: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 25, 2017, 07:49:56 am

two headed dragons are having twice the fun :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/dragon2-s_zpsknixuuei.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05440s_zpsfkk1wohw.jpg)
Title: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 25, 2017, 08:00:44 am
Excellent! I once started a story with a comedy two-headed dragon in, before I discovered how unoriginal I was. But I never saw one like these!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 25, 2017, 08:57:40 am
Are parties demoniac? It seems so... ;)
Title: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2017, 05:30:27 pm
Love the 2 headed dragon !

 :wub:
Title: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 26, 2017, 01:28:47 am

thanks all !  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 27, 2017, 07:21:12 am
Hey I just saw this and thought of you!   


"a Royal regalia Flying Alouette, as Jumbo,"

(http://i.imgur.com/pDYys6h.jpg)



Awesome dragon!!  Reminds me of something I saw at work...
Title: Re: more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 28, 2017, 12:10:50 am
Hey I just saw this and thought of you!   


"a Royal regalia Flying Alouette, as Jumbo,"


thanks a lot ! I didn't know thazt one, and it certainly is inspiring ! (wait and see  ;) )

and I quite like the Real World backing story : only in Incredible India ...  :thumbsup:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/40-years-ago-indian-air-forces-jumbo-danced-across-the-skies/articleshow/56789364.cms (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/40-years-ago-indian-air-forces-jumbo-danced-across-the-skies/articleshow/56789364.cms)
Title: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 28, 2017, 12:12:38 am

with all these Buccanneer-based stuff shown before, I had a fuselage left, and I also had in my stash a funny small fishing rod : hence this fishy combination :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/canne-s_zpsp6bdfbem.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05435s_zpsdquccrno.jpg)
Title: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2017, 01:05:43 am
I think that takes the record for the longest model ever shown on here.  ;D
Title: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 28, 2017, 01:22:41 am
I think that takes the record for the longest model ever shown on here.  ;D

thanks for the recognition of the record !
and sorry about the naught length of the wings  ;D
Title: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 28, 2017, 01:43:56 am
Lovely idea.

What species of fish? The bait was obviously one of J W Dunne's designs - he of the first swept-wing aircraft - from his book Sunshine and the Dry Fly.
Title: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 28, 2017, 02:25:34 am
Very funny!
But... I hope you belong to the few fishermen not killing the fish (poor buccanish...) but letting it free after the joy of catching it, do you?
Title: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2017, 06:16:38 am
Ha!!! Flippin' brilliant!!  :bow: :bow: :party: :cheers: :party:  This is glorious..  It could even be a "Tampa Bay Buccaneer" if it were a fish taken from that area!   (American Football team in Florida).  This is some great stuff, dude.


Glad you liked the Pachy-Helo. I saw another animal aircraft mash up last night too and set it aside to show you...   It's a friggin crab tank.. 

(http://i.imgur.com/a0h3mlg.png)  Not the normal fair but I figured I'd snag it anyway because things like this are great for inspiration!
Title: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 29, 2017, 12:47:20 pm

thanks all very much !

and also for the crab : I will think of it  ;D

Title: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 30, 2017, 10:32:24 am
I discovered the existence of this recently, apparently a not so rare exercise in 1/1 whiffing of french classic cars (2cv and "Traction")

(http://p0.storage.canalblog.com/00/75/568981/90970342.jpg)

and in my stash I had one of each in 1/43 by Heller ...

so here is one way, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvTraction-s_zpsmpeqti7d.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05460s_zpsn7rkgsby.jpg)

and the other way, blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/traction-s_zpskmgbjial.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05466s_zps4yijtxxr.jpg)
Title: Re: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on January 30, 2017, 07:01:35 pm
Very lovely Citroen compounds... :wub: (usually I like only airplanes/seaplanes but here I clap my hands anyway) ;)
Title: Re: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 02, 2017, 12:20:22 am

thanks !

the kitbash is more obvious to french eyes  ;)
Title: Re: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 02, 2017, 03:20:46 am
They both look good to my English eyes too.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 02, 2017, 12:39:10 pm
They both look good to my English eyes too.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

there must something similar to be done with british cars ...

or ... trans-channel? I still have a few 2cvs in my stash, as well as a mini Austin  :wacko:
Title: Re: Citroen 2cv & 11cv "traction", red/blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 02, 2017, 01:44:01 pm
They both look good to my English eyes too.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

there must something similar to be done with british cars ...

or ... trans-channel? I still have a few 2cvs in my stash, as well as a mini Austin  :wacko:

1/32 Airfix Monty's Humber (Humber Super Snipe) front-end on a Cortina?  ;)
Title: Re: Buccaneer & fishing pole Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 03, 2017, 11:22:14 am
Very funny!
But... I hope you belong to the few fishermen not killing the fish (poor buccanish...) but letting it free after the joy of catching it, do you?

Of course - I always let them off the hook. I also avoid barbs when trolling, such as on news forums.
Title: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 12, 2017, 12:55:06 pm

there is no time for feast : it is always time for party blowers :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/coquilleJ-s_zpsewwnqci5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/calamar-s_zpsxtmynnoc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/octopus2-s_zpsrtrwoesf.jpg)

Title: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 12, 2017, 08:11:47 pm
Your planet seems fun! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: kerick on February 12, 2017, 08:42:39 pm
Always a party going on!
Title: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 13, 2017, 01:59:58 pm
 
no limit to fun  ;D
Title: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2017, 02:06:13 pm
I can see the octopus in my mind walking about with the blowers extending and retracting.  ;D ;D ;D ;D   :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2017, 12:09:39 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: even more party blowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 15, 2017, 01:35:33 am
The snail thought it would be fun to surprise her friend the insect car. She snuck up behind him with her party blower at the ready. Sadly, by the time she got there the party was over and he had scuttled off back to his garage.
Title: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 15, 2017, 10:20:06 am

some time ago I showed you eralier in this thread a Buccaneer hooked at a fishing pole :
here are complementary variations :

a 1/48 MC 72 goldfish in a water ball :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mc72-48-s_zpsaepazghe.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05524s_zpspidnn6ek.jpg)

and a Twin Otter fished in a net :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/epuisette-s_zpsmh5fcgas.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05489s_zpsqtmr0stv.jpg)


(and more fishy stuff is coming soon ... )
Title: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 15, 2017, 11:32:33 am
Delicious! (to see, not to eat...) ;) Thanks! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 15, 2017, 11:34:15 am
Most glorious fish!!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 16, 2017, 03:38:45 am

thanks  ;D
Title: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on February 16, 2017, 07:39:00 am
The goldfish is just amazing  :bow:
Title: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 16, 2017, 12:19:01 pm
Love both the fish.  Ride the goldfish home, fry the Twin Otter in butter, lovely!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: fish & M72 & Twin Otter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 17, 2017, 09:36:10 am

thanks a lot ! your appreciation fuels my imagination  ;D
Title: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 18, 2017, 01:24:06 pm
continuing with fish, that one is quite big, so it is a bit monstruous (not only by size  ;) ) :
the Harrier is Airfix's 1/24 (I got it for real cheap : 10 euros),
and the fish is a big rubbery thing, but sizes did fit well :

one way, in red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/harrier24-s_zpsiszrkdln.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05483s_zpsecnqfvs9.jpg)

and the other way, in blue :

(wheels were a bit hard to get straight, but hey, it does stand )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/poisson-s_zpsw1daym0h.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05474s_zps1jnffaok.jpg)

Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 18, 2017, 03:37:48 pm
Glorious!! I love your fish series.  1/24?!  That must be pretty big!!!  Mount it on a wooden plaque I dare ya.   ;D


Oh and the refuel probe!! looks like one of them lights on the deep sea fish that bioluminates.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 18, 2017, 07:23:45 pm
I love your flying fish with vertical take off! :wub: :thumbsup:
And the other one is very funny too, because normal fishes don't have a monotrace landing gear! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 18, 2017, 07:24:35 pm
 ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 19, 2017, 01:32:30 pm

thanks !

and yes, at 1/24, it is big  ;D
Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 20, 2017, 12:01:46 pm
 :wub:

Interesting parallel between the humble octopus and the VTOL flying fish, as both have side intakes, with side outlets to provide jet thrust.

The angler fish has it "refuelling probe" (aka illuminated fishing lure) dead centre not offset.
Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2017, 03:07:45 am
:wub:

Interesting parallel between the humble octopus and the VTOL flying fish, as both have side intakes, with side outlets to provide jet thrust.

The angler fish has it "refuelling probe" (aka illuminated fishing lure) dead centre not offset.

thanks !

I hadn't thought of your remarks !
indeed both the Octopus and the Harrier-fish have side thrust outlets !  ;D

and I put the refueling pod on the fish-Hrrier after hesitating, essentially in order to balance the fish and Harrier elements,
but the luminous fish metaphor fits well !

Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 21, 2017, 12:42:32 pm
and I put the refueling pod on the fish-Hrrier after hesitating, essentially in order to balance the fish and Harrier elements,
but the luminous fish metaphor fits well !

It is often said in aircraft design circles that "what looks right, is right". You evidently have the eye. :mellow:
Title: Re: fish & 1/24 Harrier, blue & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 24, 2017, 09:58:38 am

thanks a lot !
Title: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 24, 2017, 10:21:32 am

another fishy experiment : using the booms of the previously shown 1/48 P-61, and a resin fish replica
(Tophe, you were concerned about the booms : here they are, not lost, on the contrary ! )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/poisson2-s_zpsq3ayfhfs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05583s_zps8ovp7znj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05584s_zpsnonpfund.jpg)

this time I had to adopt a new kind of modelling tool :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/IMG_4805_zpsavwr2qas.jpg)
Title: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 24, 2017, 10:29:51 am
A twin-boomed fish?  :o

Whatever next...........  ;D ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 24, 2017, 10:58:22 am
I love this P-61-fish! :wub: :wub:
Is it yellow because this is the color of gold (so gold-fish)? ;) in French we say "red fish" but here we speak English... ;D
Title: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 24, 2017, 11:28:55 am
Glorious fish right there! 
Title: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on February 25, 2017, 04:33:40 am
Glorious fish right there!

Yup.

Looks like it could be a future star of Kid's TV
Title: Re: fish & 1/48 P-61 twin boom, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 25, 2017, 05:53:26 am


thanks all !

Whatever next...........  ;D ;) :thumbsup:

Who knows?  :wacko: stay tuned, wait and see ...

your appreciation demultiplies my imagination  ;D
Title: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2017, 01:09:21 pm

There seems to reign a kind of Yak frenzy around here, and it just happens I treated a few Yak-15s
(the  1/72 PM kit, a nice basis for this kind of exercice I would say  ;), I once got half a dozen for very cheap)

I am still fascinated by this record cover

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/08-20-12-LPs1/37257.JPG)

I even bought the LP, just to see it (the music is kind of fun too, actually)

so here is the trumpet Yak-15 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/trompette-s_zpszc1wtqth.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05554s_zpswryku2qs.jpg)

and the guitar Yak-15 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05535s_zpsieaeauut.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/guitarePetite-s_zpsgo58jmce.jpg)

and then, something completely different, the syringe Yak-15 (from an used anti-flu vaccine) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/seringue-s_zps5ghqtoc3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05540s_zpsx7tmxvjq.jpg)

Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2017, 03:36:19 pm
Anti-'flew'?  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 28, 2017, 03:59:08 pm
Yes, you really hit the jackpot for me on these! :wub:
My favorite is the Yak-15 Fender... or would it be Yak-15 Stratocaster? ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Gondor on February 28, 2017, 04:15:56 pm
Is that Yak playing that Trumpet voluntarily?  :unsure: :rolleyes: ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 28, 2017, 07:50:53 pm
Anti-'flew'?  ;D ;)
:-\ The smile of Kit doesn't show if everybody has understood. Flew is a mistyping for Flu (pronounced the same?), from the word Influenza ("grippe" in our French), we learn the word soon in English course in France but remembering its spelling is less easy (I thought it was "flue" before Google Translate corrected me today...).

Congratulations for the great models, very inspiring (I may draw a syringe Lightning from this idea, thanks). :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 01, 2017, 12:37:42 am
Flue is also correct but only if you are talking about a kind of chimney.

Flew, flu, flue - all sound the same but are spelt differently and mean different things.  isn't English a wonderfull language. ;D
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 01, 2017, 03:57:08 am
The syringe YAk-15 was the carrier-borne version. It was pushed closed in normal flight. On landing, the arrester wire pulled back on the tail and the syringe, a giant shock-absorber, extended to smooth the landing for the pilot. It was often used to ferry fresh eggs from shore.
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 01, 2017, 07:38:41 am
Thanks zenrat for the great explanation. Don't blame only English, our French may be even worse with the sound pwal for poil = hair, (feminine) poële= frying pan, (masculine) poële = stove. Sorry for the poor children and foreigners.... :-\
Thanks steelpillow for your hilarious explanation of the syringe plane Major advantage above all other design/construction ways! ;D
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 01, 2017, 08:29:10 am
My favorite is the Yak-15 Fender... or would it be Yak-15 Stratocaster? ;D :thumbsup:

Definitely not a Gibson (but how do I know?)

Now, this is crying out for a Boeing Stratocaster.  :mellow: Such a smooth pun most folks won't even notice it.  :wacko:

Spare parts would naturally come together for the Fender Stratocruiser.  :lol:
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 01, 2017, 09:42:57 am

thanks all !  ;D

the explanation for the syringe thechnology is completely convincing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 02, 2017, 10:54:42 pm
Congratulations for the great models, very inspiring (I may draw a syringe Lightning from this idea, thanks). :thumbsup:
I have done it! With another explanation for the syringe plane... at the (temporary) end of my site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit (or ask = ctrl-f "Poison-38" later). Thanks again, Ericr! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Yak-15 & trumpet, guitar, syringue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 03, 2017, 07:14:23 am


excellent, Tophe 8
I don't think I have more syringes in my stash, but I may try to find some, because I do have a P38 or two  ;D
Title: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2017, 12:24:11 pm
some flowers to celebrate the coming of spring :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/rose-s_zpsnvteke3v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/plante-s_zpscni7kdcj.jpg)

another one, with seaplanes, is visible there :

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg760635.html#msg760635 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg760635.html#msg760635)
Title: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 07, 2017, 01:33:24 pm
We don't have any like that in our garden...........  ;D ;)
Title: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 07, 2017, 07:48:31 pm
Are the aircraft there "seeds of flowers" or "bees insects"? (both answers would satisfy me) ;)
Title: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 07, 2017, 11:22:50 pm
Surely they are pollinating the flowers?

Title: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2017, 10:58:09 am
We don't have any like that in our garden...........  ;D ;)

it is whif !  ;D
Title: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2017, 10:58:37 am

thanks !


maybe the title should be flower carrying planes?
Title: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 08, 2017, 12:32:04 pm
We're getting the band back together, then we're getting shots, and then we're getting flowers lol great stuff !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: plane carrying flowers Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2017, 02:11:24 pm

thanks again !
Title: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2017, 11:16:49 am

two more small hybrids :

wings from a dragon on a Yak-15 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/yak15-s_zpsade1zjwg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05504s_zpshlxk7wmy.jpg)

and a Mörser "equipped" like an elephant :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/morser-s_zpsh94jtpsy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05544s_zpscpn4u1kn.jpg)
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 15, 2017, 12:16:56 pm
I love the Yak-15 dragon! :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 16, 2017, 07:40:06 am

thanks!
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 16, 2017, 12:13:46 pm
Love the yakdragon, it is beautiful. Want a ride. A bunch of them suggests the new sport of aerial dancing to me, what a sight that would be.

Is the rest of the dragon suitable for the reverse beastie?
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 18, 2017, 10:55:20 am
Love the yakdragon, it is beautiful. Want a ride. A bunch of them suggests the new sport of aerial dancing to me, what a sight that would be.

Is the rest of the dragon suitable for the reverse beastie?

ah, it was used already for antoher hybrid earlier in the thread, so there is no dragyak coming  ;)
unless a new dragon comes to my stash ?  ;D
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 18, 2017, 02:04:25 pm
Fantastic stuff all around!  The flowers are very appealing...  I  might try doing the same at some point myself. 
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 19, 2017, 05:11:30 am

thanks !
if you feel like reinterpreting some tof the things you see here please do, I am interested in seeing the result, don't forget to tell us
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 19, 2017, 06:48:25 am
I'll make a point of it. I'll have to find some nice small airplanes first though.

What size should I shoot for? 1/144 alright?? I imagine I'll stick with smaller piston plane type stuff.  I might even try something and do crazy.... SECONDARY colors.  ;D   
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 20, 2017, 06:05:39 am

depending on the size of the flower you target, have a look at even smaller scales, like 1/200, 1/350 or 1/700 : there quite some choice available, at least in ship-carried planes but not only

and choose your favorite color !


I'll make a point of it. I'll have to find some nice small airplanes first though.

What size should I shoot for? 1/144 alright?? I imagine I'll stick with smaller piston plane type stuff.  I might even try something and do crazy.... SECONDARY colors.  ;D
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 20, 2017, 06:18:43 am
Cool will do.  I remember many years ago making a whole carrier load of 1/700 I think Hellcats. So I'm familiar with 'em.   In fact, I may have something already that might work in the form of those little plastic planes they made back in the 50s.    :thumbsup:

I'm already getting ideas... I'd like to snag some sort of BLACK flower... if I could find one.. or hell grab one of another color then paint it black, and then stick some secondary color planes on it.

I think it would be interesting to see along side your primaries on white!  Next time I hit Hobby Lobby I'll have a go at their plastic flowers.  :mellow:
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 20, 2017, 08:07:06 am
Very nice ! hard to pick a winner out of those 2. The dragon I guess. that's just too fun !

 :wub:
Title: Re: elephant Mörser & dragon wings Yak-15 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2017, 06:27:03 am

thanks a lot again !
Title: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2017, 06:38:29 am

not quite hybrids, but a nice pair of kits I found lately, of the brand Renwal, of very early aircraft.

They were both composed of a plastic "squeleton" with a kind of fabric to be cut and pasted in order to finish the surfaces.



I chose to keep the Antoinette as a squeleton, because I liked the idea, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/antoinette-s_zps6tyyjtzd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC04500s_zpseaehl5e2.jpg)

and for the Voisin biplane, my motivation to find and build it came originally from a painting by Robert Delaunay in the 1910s where its simplified geometric shape appeared :

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:L%27%C3%89quipe_de_Cardiff (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:L%27%C3%89quipe_de_Cardiff)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Robert_Delaunay_L%27%C3%89quipe_de_Cardiff_1913_Eindhoven.jpg)

and I did it in a more Mondrian-esque livery :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/voisin-s_zpsdn6iajmq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05561s_zpsm2w7iray.jpg)

Title: Re: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 23, 2017, 08:35:31 am
 :thumbsup:

Really like the Voindrian.  ;D
Title: Re: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2017, 08:40:43 am
Blimey, Renwal kits, that takes me back.

At their time they were very advanced and well moulded too, and the 'fabric' covering was a clever idea, but perhaps a little too clever at the time. It'd be interesting to see if it would sell well again today.
Title: Re: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2017, 12:33:42 pm

thanks !


yes, the kits are really refined, and the fabric thing is not too difficult, but might not appeal so much to modellers used to plastic only.
Title: Re: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 24, 2017, 07:16:27 am
I built a few Renwal kits as a kid. Mainly the armour and artillery they did. Did they do an Atomic canon ? I know I built one and it was huge. I think I attempted one of the biplanes but gave up. I was about 7 or 8 I think
Title: Re: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2017, 09:05:49 am

I built a few Renwal kits as a kid. Mainly the armour and artillery they did. Did they do an Atomic canon ? I know I built one and it was huge. I think I attempted one of the biplanes but gave up. I was about 7 or 8 I think


They sure did, and it was HUGE too! IIRC Revell re-popped it not that long ago as well. I still have one of their 'Big Six' SP guns with loads of internal detail up in The Loft.

I built their WWI Bristol F2B with the fabric 'skin' and it looked really good, but I chickened out at the rigging stage. That was a step too far for me back then. I've only ever built one rigged bi-plane and that was my Dad's Audax.
Title: Re: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 25, 2017, 01:44:58 pm
and I did it in a more Mondrian-esque livery :
As I recall, the livery was was not by Mondrian but by Gerrit Rietveld, he of the Riteveld chair (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_and_Blue_Chair) and Schröder House (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rietveld_Schr%C3%B6der_House). In less whiffy mode I once found myself in Utrecht (from which hailed Dr. Strabismus, whom God preserve) and tracked down the house. It looked lovely, a 3D Mondrian part covered in green climbers. I still have a photo somewhere. Judging by the more recent image on Wikipedia (see link), some ignoramus has since painted it in shades of grey. Sacrilege!

In passing, the tailless Westland-Hill Pterodactyl Mk.I hangs in the Science Museum's flight hall and has one side fabric-covered with the other side just the exposed framework. The aircraft was designed after consulting the tailless aircraft pioneer J W Dunne, who sent Hill a drawing of the wing and, by some accounts, also a small flying model. The poster with the Voisin in it also has a link with Dunne - the Astra company, whose name features even more prominently, built his last and most successful monoplane, the D.7bis. I have just begun preliminary work on a whiff more directly based on Dunne's design for Hill, but as it has to be all of copied from the Museum archive, given a fuselage and scratchbuilt, please don't wait up.

All in all, a wonderful pair of whiffs, thank you ericr.
Title: Re: Voisin Biplan and Antoinette monoplane Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2017, 02:23:50 pm
and I did it in a more Mondrian-esque livery :
As I recall, the livery was was not by Mondrian but by Gerrit Rietveld, he of the Riteveld chair (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_and_Blue_Chair) and Schröder House (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rietveld_Schr%C3%B6der_House). In less whiffy mode I once found myself in Utrecht (from which hailed Dr. Strabismus, whom God preserve) and tracked down the house. It looked lovely, a 3D Mondrian part covered in green climbers. I still have a photo somewhere. Judging by the more recent image on Wikipedia (see link), some ignoramus has since painted it in shades of grey. Sacrilege!

In passing, the tailless Westland-Hill Pterodactyl Mk.I hangs in the Science Museum's flight hall and has one side fabric-covered with the other side just the exposed framework. The aircraft was designed after consulting the tailless aircraft pioneer J W Dunne, who sent Hill a drawing of the wing and, by some accounts, also a small flying model. The poster with the Voisin in it also has a link with Dunne - the Astra company, whose name features even more prominently, built his last and most successful monoplane, the D.7bis. I have just begun preliminary work on a whiff more directly based on Dunne's design for Hill, but as it has to be all of copied from the Museum archive, given a fuselage and scratchbuilt, please don't wait up.

All in all, a wonderful pair of whiffs, thank you ericr.

thanks a lot !

and thanks for your comments : you are right, Mondrian in 3D immediately leads to Rietveld : I saw his house in Utrecht long ago (25 years?), and his armchair is also worth looking at ;-)

Dunne's tailess airplanes are impressive, they would certainly form a beautiful basis for whiffs
Title: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 29, 2017, 02:21:32 am

a cross-kit-bash, in 1/43 Heller : a bit sketchy but gives the idea

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mini43-s_zpseoznvuaa.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05731s_zps4vjpekqs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cvmini-s_zpsdaojq0kh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05738s_zpsglf0jxlv.jpg)
Title: Re: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 29, 2017, 03:27:49 am
Usually I love planes and dislike cars, but your car mixes are delicious! :wub:
Title: Re: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 29, 2017, 06:40:14 am
The Citroen bonnet on the Mini rear certainly works well  :thumbsup: The other way around looks like an emergency lash up on one of the very early Dakar rallies  ;) Two teams combined into one after a smash ?

Fantastic work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: British Mini and French 2cv Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 30, 2017, 11:23:09 pm
thanks!
Title: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 03, 2017, 03:48:36 am

a kitbash, from remains I had from previous projects ... nothing should get lost !  ;D
The Twin Otter is remarkably flexible and adaptable ; and I still have two more in my stash  ...  :o
And the Mi-1 parts were used with a pipe shown earlier in this very same thread.
And the top cockpit from some old Zero-like japanese plane.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mi1twinotter-s_zps87zl3gml.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05776s_zpsqidijndz.jpg)

Title: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 03, 2017, 01:57:31 pm
That's awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2017, 02:12:03 am

thanks !

the "upper deck" cockpit is in the place of the engine of the Mi-1 : I thought that oval hole deserved to be inhabited
Title: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 04, 2017, 12:19:20 pm
I like it alot.  That was a good move and where I'd want to be....

Ya know, it kind of reminds me of them SpaceX planes and even the U-2 with the double cockpits.  Very cooling looking yellow-bird you have there, if you were selling kits of it I'd buy a couple.   ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin Otter & Mi-1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2017, 08:49:07 pm
I like it alot.  That was a good move and where I'd want to be....

Ya know, it kind of reminds me of them SpaceX planes and even the U-2 with the double cockpits.  Very cooling looking yellow-bird you have there, if you were selling kits of it I'd buy a couple.   ;D :thumbsup:

I did a two-seat U-2 in red a while ago, not whiffing the kit more, because it was already good-looking ;-)

Maybe I could try a brand of kits which would assemble just the parts of sprues from several kits necessary for a given kitbash  ;D but I don't know about the size of the market supporting that idea  :-\
Title: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 06, 2017, 01:27:23 pm

some time ago I was given a link to this !

Hey I just saw this and thought of you!   


"a Royal regalia Flying Alouette, as Jumbo,"

(http://i.imgur.com/pDYys6h.jpg)


and it was just irresistible, I did that :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/elephanteau-s_zpskvyohg7u.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05761s_zpscghxdixu.jpg)

Title: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 06, 2017, 01:41:16 pm
Ha!!!!   Yeah buddy!!!  Trunks of fun.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


That works really well and the elephant looks pretty happy to have rotary wings.  ;D
Title: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 06, 2017, 07:40:41 pm
You know, 2 centuries ago, scientific experts were very sure "human beings will never be able to fly, as this is completely impossible with their weight, like elephants!" How wrong were they... ;) ;D
Title: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 07, 2017, 05:38:41 am


thanks !

it could be called Dumbo, somehow, after all
Title: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 07, 2017, 09:26:53 am
Can't help wondering whether one of those perspex bubble cockpits that helicopters have would fit over its head like a helmet and visor.
Title: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on April 08, 2017, 04:16:13 am
Thats good Eric.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: elephant & Alouette helicopter Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 08, 2017, 10:26:35 pm
thanks a lot !
Title: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2017, 03:45:26 am

not exactly a whif, except for the livery of course
but that incredible twin-fuselage deserves attention
like other creations by Rutan

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/whiteKnightSS1-s_zpslffh3pab.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05717s_zps34vvnqcg.jpg)
Title: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 11, 2017, 06:08:06 am
It certainly looks more like a whiff than a reality!

For those who care, the space stage's boom-mounted split tail was the WWII invention of Richard Vogt, during his time as chief designer for the Blohm & Voss aircraft division, also known as Hamburger Flugzeugbau. The advantage of setting it back on booms, rather than the more "conventional" position flush with the main wing tips, is that it flies in the tip vortices, which enhance its action and allow smaller stabilising and control surfaces. Vogt was also a pioneer of the variable-incidence wing, another key feature of this spacecraft. The Bv 144 was a tiltwing airliner, built by Breguet in France because all German factories were only allowed to produce warplanes (It is said that after the war, de Gaulle used one as his private transport). So the Virgin spaceplane owes a double debt to Vogt. After the war he was hoovered up by the US in "project paperclip" and built a new career over there, which is probably how they stumbled on his ideas. Of course, the principles of stability, trim and control of the tailless swept wing were first described by Britain's own J.W. Dunne, back in his original patent of 1909 and its equivalence to "putting the tail on the end of the wing" was discussed at the RAeS in 1913. Vogt's many imaginative and unconventional design projects are a fertile source of whiffs, also including many asymmetric types, a bomber that looks like a Star Wars podracer, giant seaplanes and much else.
Title: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 11, 2017, 07:50:56 am
not exactly a whif, except for the livery of course
Good model! :thumbsup: And even better with the asymmetric color! :wub:
Title: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2017, 01:10:37 pm

tanks a lot !
Title: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 13, 2017, 02:43:08 pm
Yeah buddy! Nicely done! 
Title: Re: White Knight & Space Shuttle 1 Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 14, 2017, 01:00:59 pm

thanks again !
Title: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2017, 09:15:52 am

remainings of the day : a mixture of Alouette helicopter and P-38
(the latter was an old childishly built kit, so it is a buit nastily punkish ;
I think this "composition" would deserve to be re-tried from clean new kits,
even in some larger scale, someday maybe ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/alouette-s_zps63qpipjb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06066s_zpslbahw7gh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06067s_zpsd06zl6t7.jpg)
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 29, 2017, 10:02:23 am
Glorious!!  That's fantastic, dude!   :o :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 29, 2017, 11:06:28 am
 :wub: Wonderful, yes, oh so lovely! :wub:
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 29, 2017, 11:14:10 am
Beautifully convincing!  :thumbsup:

But I'd still love to see the "heliphant" wearing that Alouette bubble helmet...  :mellow:
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 29, 2017, 10:15:12 pm
mixture of Alouette helicopter and P-38
I am currently trying to draw it: is this Alouette II or Alouette III?
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 29, 2017, 11:15:26 pm
I am currently trying to draw it: is this Alouette II or Alouette III?
Thanks again!
Well, I have drawn according to your great photograph, this is enough, thanks!
PAL-38A airplane, PAL-38G autogyro, PAL-38H helicopter:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairR_ch.jpg)
Thanks again Ericr! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2017, 01:09:52 am
P38 Alouette is very feasible.  It's like the US wanted their own (faster) version of the FW 189.

Good one Eric. :thumbsup:

And Tophe, loving the PAL38 Autogiro.
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 30, 2017, 10:48:17 am
Ah, the very rare Abrams Explorer II.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2017, 01:23:33 pm


thanks all !

But I'd still love to see the "heliphant" wearing that Alouette bubble helmet...  :mellow:

excellent idea !  ;D I just have to get another elephant in my stash some day  ;)

Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2017, 01:24:29 pm
I am currently trying to draw it: is this Alouette II or Alouette III?
Thanks again!
Well, I have drawn according to your great photograph, this is enough, thanks!
PAL-38A airplane, PAL-38G autogyro, PAL-38H helicopter:


Thanks again Ericr! :thumbsup:

thank you very much Tophe !
your drawing adds new dimensions to the idea !  ;D

Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2017, 01:25:42 pm
P38 Alouette is very feasible.  It's like the US wanted their own (faster) version of the FW 189.

Good one Eric. :thumbsup:

thank you Zenrat, I appreciate your appreciation
again, this build is a bit shaky, but still it came out nicely

Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2017, 01:26:23 pm
Ah, the very rare Abrams Explorer II.  :thumbsup:

thanks for the reference, a nice bird, interesting looks  ;D
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: wuzak on May 02, 2017, 11:35:20 pm
I am currently trying to draw it: is this Alouette II or Alouette III?
Thanks again!
Well, I have drawn according to your great photograph, this is enough, thanks!
PAL-38A airplane, PAL-38G autogyro, PAL-38H helicopter:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairR_ch.jpg)
Thanks again Ericr! :thumbsup:

Hi Tophe.

I think the second one could be a compound helicopter too, using the engines to provide forward thrust and, also, act as anti-torque devices.

Third one may need a counter-rotating rotor system. Either coaxial like the Kamov Ka 50:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0c/Russian_Air_Force_Kamov_Ka-50.jpg/300px-Russian_Air_Force_Kamov_Ka-50.jpg)

Or inter-meshing like the Focke Achgelis Fa-223:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Fa_223_im_Hubschraubermuseum_B%C3%BCckeburg.jpg)
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 03, 2017, 03:37:00 am
Thanks I will complete/correct the collection, but maybe in my 1939-45 topic, as this is not very related anymore to the wonderful model of ericr... :-\ ;D
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 03, 2017, 01:16:08 pm

creativity always goes different routes ;-)
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 03, 2017, 08:54:26 pm
Thanks I will complete/correct the collection, but maybe in my 1939-45 topic
I have done it, at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,20326.3315.html
(but the best here is ericr's blue model/marvel at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.1140.html )
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: wuzak on May 04, 2017, 07:52:37 pm

remainings of the day : a mixture of Alouette helicopter and P-38
(the latter was an old childishly built kit, so it is a buit nastily punkish ;
I think this "composition" would deserve to be re-tried from clean new kits,
even in some larger scale, someday maybe ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/alouette-s_zps63qpipjb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06066s_zpslbahw7gh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06067s_zpsd06zl6t7.jpg)

That looks pretty cool.

Looks like a more powerful version of an Fw 189 battlefield recon aircraft. Maybe good for some artillery spotting.

Or, for Tophe, good as a plane for shuttling tourists around with an expansive view of the countryside.
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 04, 2017, 09:24:29 pm
For tourism or for military observation, are the 2 bubbles (top and rear of the pod/nacelle) made for crew heads? or is it non-human for electronic devices or else?
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: wuzak on May 04, 2017, 11:07:59 pm
For tourism or for military observation, are the 2 bubbles (top and rear of the pod/nacelle) made for crew heads? or is it non-human for electronic devices or else?

Must be for human heads.
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: James W. on May 04, 2017, 11:46:33 pm
You could've sold one to Idi Amin, he could put his favourite heads on display in the bubbles, for showing off on his countryside tours..
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2017, 05:47:58 am
I like that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on May 05, 2017, 10:27:21 am
That Lightning looks good ! Great views for sure.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Alouette & P-38 twin-boom Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 05, 2017, 08:31:21 pm

thansk all !

and thanks Tophe for the variants
(by the way, I do have a FW189 in my stash ... and one or two P38 as well  :o)
Title: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2017, 12:36:27 pm

Sometime ago I showed in this thread a space shuttle with a P-61 fuselage, in blue :
here is the reverse, a twin boomed propeller shuttle, in red  :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/shuttleP61-s_zpsraa3gff8.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06070s_zpskirdlcqm.jpg)
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on May 10, 2017, 01:15:29 pm
Now that is interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 10, 2017, 02:38:43 pm

Now that is interesting  :thumbsup:


....and remarkably plausible too.  :thumbsup: ;D

NASA used an old P-61 with a scaled Shuttle fuselage to check the crew's viewpoints at low airspeeds?  ;)
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 10, 2017, 07:51:28 pm
Wow! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
I just have a question, as the windows look small compared to the engine: what is the scale of the P-61 and of the Shuttle? Are they huge radial engines bigger than R-4360?
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 11, 2017, 11:45:57 am
I like it a lot!  Looks legit to me. Cargo hauler FO SHO.
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: wuzak on May 11, 2017, 03:50:32 pm
Realizing the need for a larger bomb load and to use bigger bombs the USAAF set about to design their own, using the P-61 airframe.

The program proceeded quickly with the help of Northrop who, for some reason, was not willing to point out the glaring error the USAAF had made....
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 11, 2017, 04:18:51 pm
Realizing the need for a larger bomb load and to use bigger bombs the USAAF set about to design their own, using the P-61 airframe.

The program proceeded quickly with the help of Northrop who, for some reason, was not willing to point out the glaring error the USAAF had made....
;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 11, 2017, 10:49:32 pm

thanks all !

it is a scalebash indeed : 144 shuttle and 48 widow
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 12, 2017, 07:48:29 am
Thanks for your scale explanation.
As 144/48=3, these radial engines are 3 times bigger than the R-2000 of the P-61, wow! Great! :thumbsup:
And 3 times in dimensions, in a 3-D world, that makes 3x3= 9 times more volume, about 10 times more power! Wonderful! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 12, 2017, 09:32:20 am
Realizing the need for a larger bomb load and to use bigger bombs the USAAF set about to design their own, using the P-61 airframe.

The program proceeded quickly with the help of Northrop who, for some reason, was not willing to point out the glaring error the USAAF had made....

Au contraire, Northrop were never told the true secret. ZCR, Zoom-Climb-Roll, was a new toss-bombing strategy developed to overcome the problem of carrying a bomb too heavy to allow a fast enough zoom climb. On struggling to the top of the climb, the craft executed a full 360 degree snap roll. Attitude sensors opened the bomb doors briefly and released the payload when the craft was half way through. The centrifugal force generated by the roll augmented the effect of gravity to help eject the bomb smoothly and quickly.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/yipwly99pbvghv2/ZCR-drop.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: wuzak on May 12, 2017, 05:44:43 pm
Realizing the need for a larger bomb load and to use bigger bombs the USAAF set about to design their own, using the P-61 airframe.

The program proceeded quickly with the help of Northrop who, for some reason, was not willing to point out the glaring error the USAAF had made....

Au contraire, Northrop were never told the true secret. ZCR, Zoom-Climb-Roll, was a new toss-bombing strategy developed to overcome the problem of carrying a bomb too heavy to allow a fast enough zoom climb. On struggling to the top of the climb, the craft executed a full 360 degree snap roll. Attitude sensors opened the bomb doors briefly and released the payload when the craft was half way through. The centrifugal force generated by the roll augmented the effect of gravity to help eject the bomb smoothly and quickly.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/yipwly99pbvghv2/ZCR-drop.jpg?dl=1)

 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on May 12, 2017, 06:14:50 pm
I've got another project for you Eric.  Space Shuttle sea plane.
 ;D
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 13, 2017, 02:30:34 am

I've got another project for you Eric.  Space Shuttle sea plane.
 ;D

excellent idea ! done  ;D quite a few years back, in 1/288 (to be re-tried some day as flying boat? or in 1/72?  :o)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/shuttle-288-s_zpshx6yf2wo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P7140232s_zpsm1ptdbxs.jpg)
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on May 13, 2017, 02:35:35 am
That's very good although I must admit I was thinking more of a flying boat.
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 13, 2017, 02:41:41 am
That's very good although I must admit I was thinking more of a flying boat.

right, I have to think of a hull ...
only, I don't have any more  complete 1/144 shuttles in my stash
(wings were used elsewhere, but I still have a fuselage or two ...)
Title: Re: Space Shuttle & P-61 black widow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 13, 2017, 03:15:25 am
 :-\ To avoid flame on the water (with huge amount of vapor), it is better to be high above water, so I think Engineer ericr was right choosing a floatplane layout. :thumbsup:
Title: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 22, 2017, 11:58:26 pm

One day I stumbled upon this :
(http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/4965/683/1600/325296/Y%20Y%20101.jpg)
and liked it so I have a turn using a pair of 1/43 2cv's :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv43-s_zpsbjukvte1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06147s_zpsvcbcewrn.jpg)

and only a bit too late I thought of the yin yang possibility :I might try and find a pair of Beetles after all someday ...
Title: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 23, 2017, 08:00:38 am
Wonderful! :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 24, 2017, 03:12:56 am
 ;D ;D   :mellow:


Trying to think of a practical application for this..... like.... maybe put belt on the tire and use it as a big generator or something?   ;D
Title: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 25, 2017, 06:20:18 am

thanks !

practicality might be slightly suboptimal here indeed  ;D
Title: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on May 25, 2017, 12:03:47 pm

thanks !

practicality might be slightly suboptimal here indeed  ;D

Setting one engine in forward gear and the other in reverse, otherwise it won't spin. Or, maybe that's it! Competition time, can Red hammer Yellow into going backwards or will Yellow's secret but untried tweak win the day? What a great TV show, what can we call it? 2CV Wars? Wheels of Fury? Would we see a yin-yang coupling of 2CV (front wheel drive) and VW Beetle (rear wheel drive) tussle it out?
Title: Re: double 2cv, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2017, 07:00:21 pm
That's pretty wild !
Title: gun & wings, ā la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 28, 2017, 01:30:59 pm

I think I mentioned this LP cover to you come time ago :

(https://images.recordsale.de/600/600/cdpix/u/uriahheep-highandmighty(13).jpg)

I like this kind of chance meetings, so I had a try at it with a plastic gun, and wings from a Vigilante kit wreck :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/flingues-s_zpsdddwlozd.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06082s_zpszpobpdwy.jpg)

Title: Re: gun & wings, ā la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on May 28, 2017, 08:23:39 pm
I like this in some abnormal way, sorry.
Instead of clapping my hands for this great killer, I see this as a medicine to caricature my tendency to love killing machines, which is a problem for a pacifist like me. Thanks psy doctor! :thumbsup: :-\ ;D
Title: Re: gun & wings, ā la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on May 29, 2017, 05:39:25 am
Some of your works are going to be worth a fair bit in a few years time. They really are interesting Pop art reflecting the 60's/70's. Fascinating sphere of work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: gun & wings, ā la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 30, 2017, 06:12:29 pm
Interesting...


I would have liked it to have the grip and mag on the bottom of the airplane, like ordnance, instead of on top. That said, that would be contradictory to the original artwork and aim of the project. Just an observation!  I know the handle/grip served as the fin in the painting but yours had one already,  so it looks "upside down" to me.   :wacko:

This is great; it gets one to thinking, and I'm not sure what, entirely, to make of it.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: gun & wings, ā la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 31, 2017, 12:02:48 am

thanks all !

the fact is I wanted to build a remake of the model on the LP cover,
but with the difference of the bullets carrier (a bit Kalashnikov-like)
it has a different look, maybe less clear than the original  :unsure:

Title: Re: gun & wings, ā la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on May 31, 2017, 02:27:41 am
I like that Eric but think maybe it should have a cork in the end of the barrel or maybe a flower sticking out?
Title: Re: gun & wings, ā la Huriah Heep, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on May 31, 2017, 06:18:18 am
I like that Eric but think maybe it should have a cork in the end of the barrel or maybe a flower sticking out?

or something like this :

(https://previews.123rf.com/images/koya79/koya791503/koya79150300423/37385495-toy-gun-with-bang-flag-Stock-Photo.jpg)
Title: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 02, 2017, 11:33:17 am

I recently discovered the existence of the quite extraordinary Bleriot 125 :

(https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/1/3/2/8/2/a8386405-186-bleriot%20-125-00%20from%20popular%20mechanics.jpg)

and was driven to try out a canadian version (as if the backup story was that the Bleriot inc. engineer responsible for that design had emigrated to Canada, joined DHC, and reactivated the concept using material existing there) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/twinotter4-s_zpslzlkum3a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06176s_zpsp1tlybit.jpg)

note the slight nose asymetry ase well  :wacko:
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 02, 2017, 02:29:30 pm
Tophe will LOVE it!

Twin fuselages and asymmetry too!
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 02, 2017, 07:33:00 pm
Tophe will LOVE it!
Yes I do love this one very much! :wub: :wub:

Twin fuselages and asymmetry too!
Where is the asymmetry? I have searched for it but in vain... :-\
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 03, 2017, 12:01:03 am
Tophe will LOVE it!
Yes I do love this one very much! :wub: :wub:

Twin fuselages and asymmetry too!
Where is the asymmetry? I have searched for it but in vain... :-\

The noses are different. The original M'box kit came with two lengths of nose, very handy as Ericr has used one one on side and the other on the other....  ;D
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 03, 2017, 02:47:37 am
Thanks Kit, this is obvious now that you told us! :thumbsup:
And thanks ericr for this piece of genius! :thumbsup:

EDIT: once more, ericr enters the History of Asymmetric Aircraft, see today's post at (the temporary end of) http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on June 03, 2017, 03:16:47 am
Tophe will LOVE it!
Yes I do love this one very much! :wub: :wub:

Twin fuselages and asymmetry too!
Where is the asymmetry? I have searched for it but in vain... :-\

The noses are different. The original M'box kit came with two lengths of nose, very handy as Ericr has used one one on side and the other on the other....  ;D

The Revell re-pop still has them both.
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 04, 2017, 12:20:02 am

thanks all !

yes, the Revell reboxes (including the newest one) has the same sprues as Matchbox, but in single color.
That means each has a pair of floats, useable for other projects ... ;D (mmhhhh ... an Anson? an 1/48 Lysander? ...)
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 04, 2017, 02:04:26 pm
How bout that!! I like the lil clubhouse in the middle.    :lol:
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 04, 2017, 09:44:34 pm
How bout that!! I like the lil clubhouse in the middle.    :lol:

V.I.P. area...  :mellow: Very cool idea! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: AXU on June 05, 2017, 03:13:05 am
Heeeey I missed that,interesting machine Eric,I like it !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bleriot 125 / DHC twin fuselage, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 05, 2017, 01:29:52 pm

thanks again !  ;D
Title: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 05, 2017, 01:51:29 pm

more LP-cover inspiration from the 70s :

I showed you that one already in the past

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/08-20-12-LPs1/37257.JPG)

it was haunting me for some time, because there are ideas there that are just too beautiful not to try them ;
and I finally got the ingredients together, and then found the guts to go at it  ;) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/piano-s_zpstlne96z5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06159s_zpskqjalcac.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06161s_zpsqgnsmfls.jpg)

Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 05, 2017, 03:08:08 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
 :bow: :bow: :party: :drink:


Wow, look at that! Fantastic!!!
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: AXU on June 05, 2017, 03:26:13 pm
Good one (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/41.gif)
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 05, 2017, 07:29:22 pm
Funny! :thumbsup: :wub:
And useful for Gulliver in his travel to Lilliput tiny people country... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on June 06, 2017, 03:22:19 am
Freakin brilliant.  I love it.

 :wub:
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on June 06, 2017, 05:54:30 am
Freakin brilliant.  I love it.

 :wub:

One cannot but agree  :bow:

Your imagination sir is outstanding  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 06, 2017, 08:26:36 am
O my you have done it!  :mellow: :wub:

But I want the whole orchestra....  :wacko:
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 06, 2017, 01:51:53 pm

thanks all  ;D

you may have noticed that I had to cheat a bit, but then, they did cheat too :
the LP cover has front and rear wheels touching the ground, which would require some bending of the rear fuselage ...

but well : the challenge for all of you with better skills than mine is to go closer to the model   ;)

Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 06, 2017, 03:31:07 pm
 :o Wow! I'm always impressed with your builds but this one really takes whiffing a step beyond... :bow:
Now, i have a complaint, and i believe Tophe will agree with me, that piano is very limited in octave range so i suggest a twin-boom variant to have space in the middle for the pianist... :wacko:
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 06, 2017, 06:41:47 pm
Now, i have a complaint, and i believe Tophe will agree with me, that piano is very limited in octave range so i suggest a twin-boom variant to have space in the middle for the pianist... :wacko:
I agree that a twin-fuselage/double-piano layout would be "even better", but not as a complaint, just another dream, suggested by this marvel... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: piano & B-17, ā la Commander Cody, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 07, 2017, 04:09:47 am

a double piano !
that can take us to new heights  ;D
Title: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 12, 2017, 12:08:07 am

another kitbash : Antonov Colt (of which the floats were used for a Wyvern seaplane)
with Twin Otter wings (of which the floats will be used in the near future ... and the fuselage is in the Blériot-125 / DHC remake):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/colt2-s_zpsptyqppwe.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06166s_zpsivbl8kaj.jpg)

Title: Re: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 12, 2017, 08:06:36 am
Nice yellow mix! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on June 12, 2017, 10:02:42 am
Great stuff ! Love the TwoTwo Otter and this yellow one is too cool ! Love the stance. Saving that idea cheers !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-2 Colt & Twin Otter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 12, 2017, 11:15:31 pm

thanks a lot !

ideas are made to be reused  ;)
Title: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 14, 2017, 11:22:23 pm

another kitbash, with another part of the An-2 : I had a Wellington fuselage (minus the tail, used with the wings for a violin experiment earlier in this thread) and a Halifax tail in my reserves,

so here are the remainings of the day

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/wellington-s_zps6kghovh4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06220s_zps0uxsjuxf.jpg)

Title: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on June 15, 2017, 01:40:18 am
Now that works, front end looks very Savio Marchetti or similar Italian tri-motor types

I'm now thinking of a tri-motor Wellington ?
Title: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2017, 02:01:42 am
Even Barnes Wallis would be impressed.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 15, 2017, 08:16:39 am
Superb! :wub:
Title: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 15, 2017, 11:15:44 am
Even Barnes Wallis would be impressed.  :thumbsup:

Quite.  :thumbsup:

Reminiscent of the Vickers 253 (their biplane contender to G.4/31) in some ways.
Title: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 15, 2017, 01:09:21 pm

thanks !

and thanks for the reference to the Vickers, I didn't know that one.

well, proportions look a bit strange, but with the 30s/spats look it can be reminiscent of a period with a bit ugly designs  ;D
Title: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 15, 2017, 03:26:51 pm
Glorious!!  That is so cool!
Title: Re: Wellington & An-2 Colt, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 15, 2017, 11:37:22 pm

thanks !
Title: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 18, 2017, 11:43:18 pm

That fuselage from a chinese kit was in my remainings since long ago I used the wings for a flute, and it met a recently bought B57B (the Revell box-scale one) : the encounter produced a Trident-like jet plane

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chengdu-s_zps8bsl2b6q.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06228s_zps53fibqdz.jpg)

and then what to do with the B57B fuselage? well, let's try for a dragster-like road vehicle :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/b57b-s_zpshzxoopri.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06236s_zpscdkwcjvo.jpg)
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 19, 2017, 03:06:01 am
Niiice!  I like em both!
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on June 19, 2017, 06:23:22 am
That B.57/Mig 21 hybrid is probably stirring all sorts of thoughts in fellow wiffers who build jets at this very moment  ;)
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 19, 2017, 07:24:10 am
I like em both!
So do I... :wub:
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 19, 2017, 11:59:49 am
That B.57/Mig 21 hybrid is probably stirring all sorts of thoughts in fellow wiffers who build jets at this very moment  ;)

YUUUUUUP. I don't even kitbash (yet) but I have an old hasegawa MiG 21 and I'm scheming like crazy all of a sudden because of this build. In fact I was thinking about at work today while I was mowing grass. Quite a bit of time to ruminate on things when you get to just doing typewriter strips. 
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 19, 2017, 12:59:27 pm

thanks !

the Mig/Chengdu is 1/48 by the way, so not mnly kitbash but scalemash  ;D

Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 19, 2017, 01:11:10 pm

thanks !

the Mig/Chengdu is 1/48 by the way, so not mnly kitbash but scalemash  ;D



Glorious!! I was thinking the other direction... 1/72 MiG and 1/144 B-57.  Now that I know the truth, a thought occurred... maybe I have a use for my 1/48 stash kits after all!  :mellow:  (was planning on getting rid of 'em all but maybe I'll keep a couple now)  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Cobra on June 19, 2017, 08:28:06 pm
That Chengdu /B-57 Combo looks like it would Be Used in an Episode of Stingray,Thundertbirds,Captain Scarlet,or Joe 90! Keep up the Superb Work! Dan
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 21, 2017, 03:16:18 am

thanks again !

1/48 kits can be a good source of multiscale mashup  ;)
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 21, 2017, 10:58:43 am
Another great thumbs-up for the trident plane.  :thumbsup:

Hey, it's good enough for a back story.

This was a Chinese quarter-scale aerodynamic prototype for a proposed nuclear bomber, ca. 1963.

The central duct was intended to feed a single giant, nuclear-heated gas turbine in normal cruise. For supersonic dash capability the two conventionally-fuelled auxiliary wing-mounted engines would be fired up. The initial production version would be for all three engines to be pure jet turbines. A Mk II was planned with a two-spool bypass turbofan for the nuclear engine and ramjets for the auxiliaries, technologies which were not mature enough to include in the Mk. I. The new main engine would allow a smaller, lighter reactor (also too advanced for the initial service date) without loss of thrust and hence increased payload, while the ramjets would increase maximum dash speed to Mach 2.4 plus.

The prototype (depicted) had a single conventional jet for its main powerplant. For supersonic tests its wing installations were fitted with liquid-fuelled rocket engines developed from the Walter HWK series used in the Me 163 Komet. It achieved all its test objectives, validating flight characteristics at both low and high speeds. It reached an unintended maximum speed of Mach 1.7, comfortably above its design objective of Mach 1.5, while still accelerating under rocket boost. The crew had been distracted by a complicated cooling issue with the main engine and the pilot lost mental orientation and failed to shut down the rockets at the scheduled moment.

In the process he accidentally validated at this high speed the directional stability and control provided by the large tailfin in the single-engine-out condition, when one of the rockets ran out of fuel three seconds before the other one. The aerodynamic forces experienced on this occasion were so severe that they exceeded the design limits and the airframe was visibly distorted. It was deemed unsafe to fly again.

The nuclear bomber programme was already under review due to the lack of Chinese expertise on high-temperature alloys and consequent weight growth and performance shortfalls of engine components on the test bench. When the test vehicle was grounded, development staff were reallocated to more urgent work and the bomber project cancelled.
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 22, 2017, 12:00:36 am

thanks you for th estory !
I must say I am impressed that my modest build is so inspirational  ;D
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on June 26, 2017, 07:41:53 am
Quick question,
Where do you get your dragon wings from?
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TallEng on June 26, 2017, 09:14:12 am
Quick question,
Where do you get your dragon wings from?

One suspects one would cut them off a dragon (might be best to ensure the aforementioned dragon is dead first)

Regards
Keith (sorry couldn't resist) :rolleyes: ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chengdu F7 & B57B, blue + dragster yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 26, 2017, 10:28:58 am

indeed, cut them off a dragon, preferably in palstic (easier to work with  ;D)

for example one like this (two heads for the price of one)

https://www.amazon.com/Bullyland-DRAGON-Heads-Action-Figure/dp/B001UJ4A7E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498497997&sr=8-2&keywords=dragon+figurine+two+heads (https://www.amazon.com/Bullyland-DRAGON-Heads-Action-Figure/dp/B001UJ4A7E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498497997&sr=8-2&keywords=dragon+figurine+two+heads)

Title: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 26, 2017, 10:45:49 am

some aircraft have a snoot, nearly a face of a cat or a dog, and I had to try that ;
plus, it helps me finally using bits and pieces in my stash/scrap box

The space shuttle with a cat

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06295s_zpsuwaxeonf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chat19-s_zpslhv49ygo.jpg)

the same shuttle (same scale, that is), but with a dog :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chienpapier-s_zps7x6et8vl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06257s_zpsm4kvo3qc.jpg)

or another cat with a B-17 (1/48) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chat27-s_zpsssi3emmo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06262s_zpsunjmnvef.jpg)

or yet another cat, a bit bigger, with a Victor :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/chatpapier-s_zpstlpnb4dk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC06289s_zpsi2yzap99.jpg)

Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on June 26, 2017, 11:54:12 am
Thanks :thumbsup:
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on June 26, 2017, 08:22:12 pm
Cute! :wub:
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on June 27, 2017, 06:20:50 am
I am now desperately trying to think of the art-deco period potter/sculptor who did something similar ? Although not using aircraft parts obviously  ;)

They are outstanding creations and really do cross over and become art. :bow: I can see them as ceramics, sitting in the window of a fashionable home decorations shop selling for Ŗ30 to Ŗ50, if not more.
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 27, 2017, 11:26:34 am

thanks !

if you know interested parties, please contact me  ;)
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 27, 2017, 01:32:42 pm
A door hatch in the side of a cat's face? Weird. Who is going in and out here, and why? The vet? And that, ericr, is what keeps me coming back.  :wub:
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 27, 2017, 02:12:50 pm

A door hatch in the side of a cat's face? Weird. Who is going in and out here, and why? The vet? And that, ericr, is what keeps me coming back.  :wub:


But it doesn't have a mouth, so it has to eat SOMEhow....  ;D
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 27, 2017, 04:36:28 pm
Reminds me of something I saw on Doctor Who once. . . . .   ;D

Pretty cool!! I like blue kitty best.. the next on after (red kitty) reminds me of a cyborg something or other!

Now... to place these out in the front yard and let's see what the neighbors think!


Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 28, 2017, 11:30:24 am

any cat has to have a pilot and co-pilot, as well as a cre to handle the sensors and probes, olfactive, visual, auditive, sensitive, ...

I considered attaching the ladder : it would look nice on a cat lying down.
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: CANSO on June 28, 2017, 06:47:41 pm
I am now desperately trying to think of the art-deco period potter/sculptor who did something similar ? Although not using aircraft parts obviously
BTW there is a modern time French artist (just a few years younger than I) called Edouard Martinet (http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/04/edouard-martinet-assembled-creatures/) who's the author of amazing "deco"-sculptures, kind of a "kitbash deluxe". His works can be an inspiration for many of us.
(http://www.featherofme.com/wp-content/uploads/Edouard-Martinet-sculpture-art.jpeg)(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/22/3c/80/223c80792927061ab975fe198d5921c8--metal-artwork-assemblage-art.jpg)
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5615b175e4b0ecd479d26230/565c95b0e4b02fbb0a51ff37/571e7c231bbee03901eadce5/1464466556234/Insect.png?format=1500w)
More of his works here (http://www.sladmore.com/Martinet-Edouard-DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=45&artistid=97699).
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on June 29, 2017, 06:07:04 am
Fantastic, thanks for the link CANSO  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2017, 08:19:10 pm

beautiful indeed !
it looks very crafty, and inspirational
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on June 30, 2017, 02:07:13 am
Or, ...  balloons ?

These by Masayoshi Matsumoto:

(http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/fly.jpg)

(http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Masayoshi_spider2.jpg)

(http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/balloons-1.jpg)
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on June 30, 2017, 02:56:40 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on June 30, 2017, 04:04:07 am
KIT! Don't look...

...oh, too late.
 :unsure:

Those are great balloon animals.
Title: Re: cats & dogs & remainings of the day Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on June 30, 2017, 06:52:21 am
Incredible  :o  :bow:
Title: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 08, 2017, 11:44:32 pm

photobucket just changed its behavior, and does not show my pictures any more.
Maybe I missed an annoucement but I am surprised.

Another problem is that I don't manage to access my account : even when I ask for a password change I don't get the email, even in my spam.

I am looking for alternative solutions to continue posting pictures.

Title: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on July 09, 2017, 01:32:38 am
All of us have this photobucket problem for several days, even myself registered as paying customer by Photobucket. We discussed in Glenn's topic about the flickr/yahoo alternative, and it succeeded while not directly, I needed help, and I am unable to apply the recipe, my screen being different to the announced one... :-\
Title: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 09, 2017, 01:36:25 am
Eric, they changed their 3rd party image hosting policy on the 1st of July, they're now asking for 400€ a year to provide that service.
Title: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 09, 2017, 03:36:36 am

thanks for the feedback ; 400 is quite expensive : one can buy a lot of kits for such a price ...
I find it suprising that they change so abruptly, without an intermediate solution : a brutal service.
I will think about alternatives ... but I'm afraid the past posts will not be dcoming back.
Title: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 09, 2017, 03:42:39 am
yup, it was a greedy move... try imgur, flickr, postimage... i use imgur and the others also seem to be good and free services. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 12, 2017, 02:07:44 pm

thanks for the replies, I'll reorganize myself soon
Title: Re: photobucket change Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: darthspud2 on July 13, 2017, 04:42:37 am
I found that my google mail account has 3rd party facility at no cost.
So, i'll use that until they start charging I guess
Title: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 22, 2017, 01:46:52 am


so, let's go back to business, now that imgur has offered hospitality

still under the impression of this record cover :

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51brAL5EW-L.jpg)

I had a try at a clarinet, with a 1/72 B-17 this time :

(http://i.imgur.com/mGLek00.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wnVsCid.jpg)

in yellow (from a spray can : smoother result)

oh, and the (toy) clarinet still is functional
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2017, 03:43:42 am
Now that is totally AWESOME! Well done indeed Ericr.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on July 22, 2017, 05:27:25 am
I'm just amazed you can still play the clarinet  :bow:

Do it with a trombone and B.17 or B.24 and say it was Glen Miller's  ;)
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 22, 2017, 10:36:22 am
thanks !
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 23, 2017, 01:24:21 am
Excellent. :thumbsup:


It would not be Commander Cody, but if a wind instrument were to fly mouthpiece first then it could play music as it flies.

For some reason this immediately brings a pile of sax riffs into my head, which would look a bit like an airborne seahorse...

...and should it perhaps be crossed with a rotorcraft?


So many possibilities, so little time.
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 23, 2017, 03:18:33 am
That's good!!!! Pretty awesome ware.  Gives new meaning to "get on the horn."  ;D
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 24, 2017, 01:08:08 am

thanks again !


on the question of the orientation, I indeed followed the model of the LP cover,
whereas the other direction would make sense for producing sound.

I had the case in the past, with a flute, and I consequently tried both sides,
one with a F7E (chinese Mig 21), the other with a B727 :

(http://i.imgur.com/1Xofuvj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5HOYwWs.jpg)

Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 24, 2017, 07:53:19 am
 :bow:   Those are the coolest, man!!! I take you have a whole display section for instruments.  :lol:

I like the 727. 727s are one of my favorite aircraft; I've only ridden on two: a Cessna 177 (Cardinal.. oooh yeah... kinda limited..this ride was scary as hell at first) and when I was a kid... say... 8 years old or so..   a 727.
(not scary at all)   ;)
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 24, 2017, 12:06:09 pm
If I may say so, I think the "cockpit" sound hole and the "exhaust nozzle" bell end would look better for a fast jet. probably the other way for a prop aircraft where the bell end might substitute for a propeller.

By the way, this instrument is called a recorder not a flute. I still can't play either of them.
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 24, 2017, 10:55:25 pm
If I may say so, I think the "cockpit" sound hole and the "exhaust nozzle" bell end would look better for a fast jet. probably the other way for a prop aircraft where the bell end might substitute for a propeller.

By the way, this instrument is called a recorder not a flute. I still can't play either of them.

A recorder is a type of flute.
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 25, 2017, 12:47:14 am
A recorder is a type of flute.

I still can't play it.
Title: Re: clarinet & b-17, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2017, 02:09:59 am
thanks !

A recorder is a type of flute.

I still can't play it.

neither do I, but the difference does not notably influence flyability  ;D

Title: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2017, 03:08:19 am

a kitbash, which fitted surprisingly well

(http://i.imgur.com/QOAdhT6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dIqYSz2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/i4KRtYX.jpg)

the wings and tail of the Blinder had been used long ago for a flying pencil build ;
the Victor nose appeared on cat more recently


Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: AXU on July 27, 2017, 03:13:28 am
And is freaking awesome !!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Great job there !  :wub:
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on July 27, 2017, 06:11:10 am
And is freaking awesome !!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


It's certainly got a "look" all of it's own  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 27, 2017, 11:12:06 am
 :bow: :bow: :cheers: :party:

I love it!
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 27, 2017, 01:11:04 pm
That's amazing Ericr, it really looks the part.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2017, 02:09:33 pm

thank all !

Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 27, 2017, 02:42:41 pm
Yes, a really nice one. Very convincing. Put squadron livery on it and 99% of the world would never dream it was a whiff.  :mellow:

Thank you for cheering me up at the end of a hard day. :)
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 27, 2017, 02:56:51 pm
Designed by the Handley-Page OKB and built at the Home Counties Aircraft Factory Number 1 for the People's Democratic Republic of Britain?

 ;D
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2017, 08:28:26 pm

thanks !

it looks surprisingly believable indeed : nearly nromal ;D
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on July 28, 2017, 12:21:12 am
Designed by the Handley-Page OKB and built at the Home Counties Aircraft Factory Number 1 for the People's Democratic Republic of Britain?

I thought it was the TU-22 HP, built following a successful espionage operation to steal the blueprints of the HP Victor.  It increased the TU-22's range, payload and handling characteristics at the expense of maximum speed. The bright yellow colour was calculated to instil fear of the "golden dragon" in the peoples of Central and Eastern Asia, although it was said to have more effect on their horses....
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on July 28, 2017, 01:03:03 am
A recorder is a type of flute.

I still can't play it.

Give me two and I can rub them together to make fire...

Blictor looks amazing Eric.

Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 28, 2017, 04:29:18 am

thanks zenrat!

and thanks steelpillow for the back-up story, especially the psychological/mythical/chromatic warfare bit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 28, 2017, 11:16:15 am
Designed by the Handley-Page OKB and built at the Home Counties Aircraft Factory Number 1 for the People's Democratic Republic of Britain?

I thought it was the TU-22 HP, built following a successful espionage operation to steal the blueprints of the HP Victor.  It increased the TU-22's range, payload and handling characteristics at the expense of maximum speed. The bright yellow colour was calculated to instil fear of the "golden dragon" in the peoples of Central and Eastern Asia, although it was said to have more effect on their horses....
All depends on which universe you're in.  ;D
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on July 28, 2017, 02:18:09 pm
Got to build that one :banghead:
Title: Re: Tu-22 Blinder & HP Victor, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on July 28, 2017, 11:42:03 pm

please do, mine was just a blue (err ..., no, yellow) print

Title: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 06, 2017, 06:34:02 am

this was inspired by images that can be seen here and there, of whales with sails, and a Heller kit for a Corsair boat :

(http://i.imgur.com/NhxXTQr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bbQ5Z29.jpg)
Title: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on August 06, 2017, 07:48:36 am
Wonderful  :bow:
Title: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on August 06, 2017, 12:20:15 pm
"Furl the sails, Pinocchio, we are sounding!"

"Aye aye, Cap'n Jonah, Sir!"

 ;D
Title: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 06, 2017, 12:29:55 pm
That's glorious!!!


"All I need is a tall whale. . . " 
Title: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 06, 2017, 07:01:29 pm
That's glorious!!!


"All I need is a tall whale. . . "

"... and a carp to sail her by."

 ;D
Title: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 06, 2017, 10:28:55 pm

this was inspired by images that can be seen here and there, of whales with sails, and a Heller kit for a Corsair boat :


And you just happened to have a model whale handy of a matching scale, eh?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whale and sails, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 07, 2017, 12:26:07 am


thanks all !  ;D


this was inspired by images that can be seen here and there, of whales with sails, and a Heller kit for a Corsair boat :


And you just happened to have a model whale handy of a matching scale, eh?  ;D ;D ;D

there are a few Whales figurines around, of various sizes ...
I just happened to "treat" another one recently : wait and see  ;)
Title: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 09, 2017, 12:51:46 pm

the other whale figurine happened to cross a Type XXIII U-boot (Revell, 1/144) in a chance meeting;

and, as any decent submarine, it had to go yellow :

(http://i.imgur.com/Df2Kd2u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sGFQU2I.jpg)

Title: Re: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on August 10, 2017, 02:34:56 am
Fantastic.
Puts me in mind of The Penguin's submarine in the sixties Batman movie.
Title: Re: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: AXU on August 10, 2017, 03:09:12 am
Oh yeah,another inspirational model !  :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 10, 2017, 03:10:41 am
Lovin the sea creatures!
Title: Re: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2017, 06:10:25 am
Fantastic.
Puts me in mind of The Penguin's submarine in the sixties Batman movie.

Totally agree  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on August 10, 2017, 11:56:31 am
"The Godwhale" by T.J. Bass (I kid you not) was an old Sci-Fi novel based pretty much on this scenario. I like ericr's better.
Title: Re: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 10, 2017, 01:24:13 pm

thanks all !

your appreciation feeds my inspiration  ;D

Title: Re: Whale and u-boot, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on August 11, 2017, 02:10:00 am
"The Godwhale" by T.J. Bass (I kid you not) was an old Sci-Fi novel based pretty much on this scenario. I like ericr's better.

That rings a bell.  I think I may have that in an anthology somewhere.
Title: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 14, 2017, 12:35:38 pm

remainings of the day :

so what do we have today :
 - the landing gear and struts if the Spirit of Saint Louis, which have an interesting shape
 - the wings and tail surfaces of a MC 72 (1/48)
 - a crocodile (probably bought together with an elephant, in order to combine postage, and then you get that kind of stuff in your stash without knowing what to do with it, I guess you know what I mean ...)

and all that fits and lives together quite well actually, in red :

(http://i.imgur.com/GCCmqAL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bvfpLv6.jpg)

and now I still have four crocodile legs in the spare parts box ...
Title: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 14, 2017, 02:25:35 pm
Crikey! 'Ave a go this beauty!

(http://i.imgur.com/Msevkt3.jpg)

 ;D

Great!!

Put the legs on a Flying Pancake or .......   An Mi 24?   :wacko: ;) ;)
Title: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on August 14, 2017, 09:03:27 pm
Very nice model! Do you have a third picture to see if there is tail wheel or how the tail stands on the runway/river/ground ;) ?
Title: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 14, 2017, 11:23:59 pm

thanks  ;D

the tail is just laying on the ground indeed (there might have been a wheel there)
Title: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on August 15, 2017, 10:38:31 am
the tail is just laying on the ground indeed (there might have been a wheel there)

A true "taildragger", then!  ;D

Seriously good-looking model this one (and I don't mean the blonde pretty boy!). It has that archetype quality, I feel I should know the film you took it from.
Title: Re: Crocodile & Spirit ofStLouis & MC72, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 15, 2017, 01:51:07 pm

thanks again, unexpected archetypes are a kind of grail  ;D
Title: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 17, 2017, 05:40:10 am

quite some time ago I was shown (by zenrat?) a picture out of a comics with a Concorde-like aircraft with claws and head of an eagle ...
Remembering that, it took me a while to find an appropriate plastic bird to build that with a Tu-144 (1/144 scale) :

(http://i.imgur.com/FVVMNq8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pf8Q2Yr.jpg)

Title: Re: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 17, 2017, 06:08:38 am
That's SUPERB Ericr.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on August 17, 2017, 11:22:52 am
Brilliant work
Title: Re: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on August 17, 2017, 04:39:35 pm
Yes!
Excellent.  It was a strip from 2000AD called Terror Tube (which became Nemesis The Warlock).
Good job Eric.
Title: Re: Tu-144 & crow, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 18, 2017, 12:37:34 am

thanks a lot all !

and thanks again for the reference : a bit of googling gave me this :

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55d9a2ebe4b090d1642480e9/t/57dfd08a5016e1d637292fb3/1474285878294/?format=1000w)
Title: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2017, 05:41:15 am

and now, what to do with the rest of the plastic crow?

I happened to have the nose of a 1/72 Halifax available ...


(http://i.imgur.com/fhoykj6.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/SuAeUFa.jpg)
Title: Re: crow & Halifax, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on August 21, 2017, 01:05:36 pm
Looks all too believable.
In a bionics lab somewhere near you...

But what is it being trained to do? Jam a malicious drone's comms link so it falls out of the sky? Being a bird, it is immune from its own jamming. Maybe even ELINT/EW, able to pwn the drone and turn it back on its owners. We've all heard of the WILD WEASEL kit on the F-111's during the Vietnam war, how about a WILD WIDGEON for the 21st century?
Title: Re: crow & Halifax, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2017, 02:20:51 pm

thanks !

the mission seems to be observation, mainly  ...

Title: Re: crow & Halifax, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on August 22, 2017, 01:24:59 pm
the mission seems to be observation, mainly  ...

A whole new meaning to "looking down your nose" at someone!
Title: Re: crow & Halifax, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 23, 2017, 04:52:34 am
 ;D
Title: rhino & F-16, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 23, 2017, 05:07:57 am

after the photobucket black-out, I still have a backlog of things to show

Sometime ago I was pointed at this picture, which I found startling :

(http://cdn.wallpaperjam.com/static/images/m/a6/a7/a6a713b1c52da205f0b07cbf6f2d4255357505e8.jpg)

so I finally got to fetch (i) a rhino (ii) a F-16 (Academy 1/72, simply) :

(http://imgur.com/7OR78xC.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/Yk13kqp.jpg)

Title: Re: rhino & F-16, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on August 23, 2017, 08:59:32 am
Wow! :wub:
(I clap my hands but at a far distance: the "thing" looks dangerous...) :-\ ;)
Title: Re: rhino & F-16, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 24, 2017, 04:01:11 am
 ;D
Title: Re: rhino & F-16, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 25, 2017, 04:02:51 am
I love the yella-bird! 
Title: Re: rhino & F-16, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 26, 2017, 11:33:48 am

thanks !
Title: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 29, 2017, 11:58:48 am

back on the musical theater :

this mini-flute is now self-propelled by a M108

(http://imgur.com/TVV04Ag.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/vdopIHn.jpg)

Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on August 29, 2017, 07:48:18 pm
This could cure my dislike for tank models. Thanks for this psychological assistance, doctor! ;)
Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 29, 2017, 08:27:05 pm
 ;D

That is COOL.   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

I'd pay real money to hear rounds going through the barrel. .. ..
Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on August 30, 2017, 11:03:57 am
thanks !
Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 01, 2017, 03:49:52 am
The Wehrmacht's crack Panzer divisions approach Stalingrad They line up ominously and on the command they blast out Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries at 110 dB. But as they lurch forward, the Soviet tanks break cover and reply with Stravinsky's Rites of Spring. A dissonant pitched battle ensues....
Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 01, 2017, 07:03:28 am
 ;D ;D very good Mr 'Pillow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 01, 2017, 10:49:26 am

this backing story sounds Jericho-like, in a reciprocal way  ;D
Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 02, 2017, 06:46:44 pm
^^ ^ ^  Excellent...    ;D :mellow: :mellow:

If only all battles could be waged in such a fasion! 
Title: Re: flute and M108, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2017, 09:16:54 pm

thanks !  ;D
Title: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2017, 12:16:16 am

so, a hippo has that paticular charm, that made it a perfect addition to this series,
end the Revell (ex-Matchbox) Kiowa is very flexible for this kind of endeavour :

(https://imgur.com/UgYAkxC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/HHZDroQ.jpg)
Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2017, 07:09:03 am
I'm not surprised he looks a little startled considering what's coming out of his rear end  ;) ;D

Excellent work and imagination
Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 04, 2017, 07:31:02 am
Wonderful... :wub:
Maybe a little dangerous (the animal should wait the rotor stopping to open its mouth...) ;D
Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2017, 10:46:54 pm

thanks !

the hippo knows quite well that he has to wait for the rotor to stop before yawning  ;D

Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 05, 2017, 04:23:19 am
Awwww, a Hippocoptor.  How cute.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 05, 2017, 11:25:13 am
Awwww, a Hippocoptor.  How cute.

Clearly operating from a nearby hippodrome.  ;D
Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 05, 2017, 06:56:27 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2017, 03:20:29 am
Awwww, a Hippocoptor.  How cute.

Clearly operating from a nearby hippodrome.  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

You'll be joining Mr Zenrat on the "list" if you are not careful  ;) :angel:
Title: Re: hippo & helo (Kiowa), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 07, 2017, 03:48:45 am
I've been a bit out of form lately as regards "The List".  I must remedy that... ;D
Title: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 15, 2017, 05:06:11 am
to continue on the musical thread, especially with flutes, here are a gun and a rifle joining the orchestra :

(https://imgur.com/DH7SHpQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/9J4J83R.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/PDsfGAi.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/APC3pXM.jpg)
Title: Re: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 15, 2017, 05:40:44 am
I suppose those would be the opposite of silencers?
Title: Re: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 15, 2017, 06:49:52 am
I suppose those would be the opposite of silencers?

kind of, less loud than just guns, but flutes do get noisy
 ;D
Title: Re: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 15, 2017, 12:35:57 pm
Love the fit of the mouthpiece. It's just the way most shotguns look, where they break at the base of the barrel for reloading.

Which puts me in mind of a double-barrelled recorder: side-by-side or over-and-under to choice.

Or even the devastatingly effective Gatling pipes. :)
Title: Re: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 15, 2017, 11:22:56 pm
Vacuum cleaner falls in love with mouth organ:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwanoifjIk
Title: Re: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 16, 2017, 01:07:42 am
Vacuum cleaner falls in love with mouth organ:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwanoifjIk

That's just weird.  Love it.
Title: Re: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 16, 2017, 02:11:56 am
Vacuum cleaner falls in love with mouth organ:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwanoifjIk

Thank you for that, LMAO! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flutes and guns, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 16, 2017, 04:30:30 am
Vacuum cleaner falls in love with mouth organ:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwanoifjIk

Thank you for that, LMAO! ;D :thumbsup:

 :o  :thumbsup:
Title: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 17, 2017, 12:33:22 pm

did I show you this one yet?

I had this bike kit for some years, and Ineed to / wish to reduce my stash, so I thought about this boat side car ...

(https://imgur.com/FFHaYVo.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/TuqBq8G.jpg)
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2017, 02:18:34 pm
Just in case you come across a deep puddle while out on a ride of course.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 17, 2017, 02:25:17 pm
Nice use of Heller's Sinagot lugger kit.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 17, 2017, 07:48:49 pm
funny and well done! :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on September 17, 2017, 10:11:35 pm
What scale is that and what's the second boat for?
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 17, 2017, 11:53:54 pm

thanks !

the smaller boat is for ... hem ... the baby-seat?  ;D

and you are right, you recognized the Sinagot by Heller,
which is 1/60 while the bike is 1/12, so a 1/5 scalemix.

Now I have to use the masts and sails : I am thinking of a sail-cart made from some aircraft fuselage ...
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 18, 2017, 12:46:44 am

........ and what's the second boat for?


That'll be in case the first one sinks. I'll bet the second one has an inflatable life raft stashed aboard somewhere too.  ;D
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 18, 2017, 10:00:56 am
Niiiiice!!   

Sure would be handy for all the people on Youtube ramping off into lakes and such.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 18, 2017, 10:36:32 am
https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2016/06/01/floating-urals-whatever-is-neeeded-leavinghomefunction/

(https://2yrh403fk8vd1hz9ro2n46dd-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016-floating-ural-russia-leavinghomefunctional-1.jpg)

(https://2yrh403fk8vd1hz9ro2n46dd-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016-floating-ural-russia-leavinghomefunctional-2.jpg)

(https://2yrh403fk8vd1hz9ro2n46dd-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016-floating-ural-russia-leavinghomefunctional-3.jpg)

 ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 18, 2017, 10:55:53 am
So... ericr's one was not a joke but a prototype... an asymmetric one! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 18, 2017, 11:37:59 am
So... ericr's one was not a joke but a prototype... an asymmetric one! :thumbsup:

With helium-filled tyres to keep it balanced!  :o  ;D
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on September 18, 2017, 10:10:22 pm
The lads from Top Gear needed one of those when they visited Vietnam!
Title: Re: boat side car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 18, 2017, 11:04:43 pm

thanks for hte pictures : it is a beautiful case of plagiarism by anticipation  ;D

w.r.t. Vietnam, I recently had a look at "Apocalypse now" again, it might have fit in the global picture
Title: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 20, 2017, 12:45:07 am

I saw the picture with VWs, but thought 2cvs would fit as nicely :

(https://imgur.com/1uKxykm.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/CMTUm7K.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/e81vjp9.jpg)
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 20, 2017, 02:28:57 am
Nice treatment!!  Ol' boy who made the original would be proud.  :mellow:
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Rheged on September 20, 2017, 02:59:55 am
It has a dark side and a light side! Who'd have thought of a Jedi 2cv
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 20, 2017, 03:28:30 am
A Sithtroen?

 ;D
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 20, 2017, 03:44:37 am
 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 20, 2017, 04:52:56 am
Super job that, ericr.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 20, 2017, 08:35:17 am
It looks like the symbol of Buddhist ying-yang, no? :thumbsup: :wub:
EDIT: sorry it was in the new title, confirmed, thanks (I came from a web link notification, without reading the title).
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 20, 2017, 01:29:32 pm

thanks !


and keep zen  ;D
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 20, 2017, 01:51:06 pm
Love the subtle yin-yang paint job.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: yin yang citroen 2cv, black & white Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 20, 2017, 11:06:38 pm

thanks,

there was even some building involved : I had to close the sides of the engine, empty in the kit,
in ordert to have a background behind the wheels, to paint appropriately complementarily.
Title: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2017, 03:41:46 am

so with all these builds, I had a few fuselages in stock,
and also a few snakes plastic figurines in my stash,
and the hybrids are there, with  a yellow F-5A, a red Kiowa, a blue F-16 :

(https://imgur.com/O7yMaO3.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/YxRUIxd.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nTcFSt2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/MEXmQKq.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/vGuYe2c.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/qiu92v3.jpg)
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 22, 2017, 03:51:31 am
Hah! Excellent Eric.
But this one I like best.
(https://imgur.com/nTcFSt2.jpg)
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 22, 2017, 05:56:52 am
I have to agree with Fred that the red one is superb  :bow:

Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 22, 2017, 06:16:23 am
Ooooer, snakes! I'm outa here!!!
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2017, 07:02:18 am
Ooooer, snakes! I'm outa here!!!

Kit ! come back ! Kit ! they're fake, I mean ... Whiff !

thanks all, the red one has a little tongue and horns indeed  ;D
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 22, 2017, 07:04:58 am
Lovely set of memes, especially the Kiowa's antennae and tongue.

Personally, I'd have mated a Northrop YF-17 to the cobra - see why at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_YF-17  :mellow:
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 22, 2017, 07:49:13 am
Lovely! :wub:
Uh... I mean: frightening and inventive, but I know this is a joke, so I am not scared ;)
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2017, 07:52:39 am

thanks !

I didn't know about that lovely YF-17, don't have it on my stash  ;) does it exist in 1/72?
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Mossie on September 22, 2017, 08:48:31 am
Planes on a Snake!
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 22, 2017, 09:41:10 am
does it exist in 1/72?

Only a ridiculously expensive one by Anigrand it seems, sadly.
Still, you could use an Airfix F-5E or similar and make your own "Northrop Cobra!"  ;D
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 22, 2017, 12:59:26 pm

Planes on a Snake!



Hehehe, nice one.  :thumbsup:  ;D
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 22, 2017, 02:20:25 pm
 ;D ;D ;D

Fantastic!
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 22, 2017, 09:22:18 pm
Fantastic!
Thanks for this word. I almost never clap my hands so loud, but I am happy that some do so. I remember our dear Ericr telling us of his presentation of models in a big city, with nobody interested, no question, poor modeller... genius and disliked, this is unjust. Maybe we are rare among the public of modellers, but together (even only one per county), we cheer each others, and this is marvelous. Thanks again, Chronic1, Ericr deserves that, so much... ;)
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 24, 2017, 08:46:54 am
You bet. Sometimes I'm a man of few words, but I try to choose them well.

Eric's stuff is really cool... some people just "don't get it."  People here, do, though, and that's why this is a good community.  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 24, 2017, 12:49:35 pm

thanks again !

Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 24, 2017, 01:47:00 pm
Eric really needs a proper exhibition in an art gallery. If the darned manche weren't in the way...
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 26, 2017, 11:44:34 pm

thanks, I am not sure art galleries would be much more positive than non-whif modellers, but I like navigating here and there  ;)

if you know an interested gallery north of the Manche, maybe I could travel a bit to go and see  ;D
Title: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 26, 2017, 11:49:05 pm

another part of the snake, with anoter part of the F5 :

(https://imgur.com/Z4USd2x.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/aJg3cSJ.jpg)

Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2017, 06:27:47 am
I can see some of these creations starring in children's books
Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on September 27, 2017, 08:57:08 am
Frightening, but in a lovely way... Thanks!
Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 27, 2017, 11:25:33 am

Frightening, but in a lovely way... Thanks!


Precisely!  :o

I wonder if  it swallows Mig-21s whole?
Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 27, 2017, 12:13:28 pm

thanks all !

I haven't evaluated its gobbling capacity yet : it is sitting in the cupboard with others : I guess I should check for disappearing neighbours but it is a bit slim, as a F5A, so I don't expect it to be a big eater  ;D
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 27, 2017, 01:40:22 pm

thanks, I am not sure art galleries would be much more positive than non-whif modellers, but I like navigating here and there  ;)

if you know an interested gallery north of the Manche, maybe I could travel a bit to go and see  ;D

One thing you could try is ello, a social media site for artists and creatives, There is all kinds of stuff on there, along with the open-minded bunch who post it all. Might be worth posting your best work there and see if it gets a reaction. Ello is also nice because it doesn't harvest your details or throw advertising at you or anything like that. You can find me as @steelpillow but I don't do much on it because I have so little time to spare. It is at: https://ello.co/ (NB, not ello.com, that is something very different).
Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 28, 2017, 03:51:53 am
I can see some of these creations starring in children's books

Some, but I can see others giving children nightmares.  The propeller faced giraffe for example.  It scares the heck out of me...

Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on September 28, 2017, 04:50:37 am
The propeller faced giraffe for example.  It scares the heck out of me...

A flock of them taking off over the savannah and flying into the setting African sun would be more lyrical than scary.

OTOH a herd of them charging down on you with necks lowered might not!

More than mere beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 28, 2017, 05:40:02 am
F-5Sssssssss  "Freedom Biter" .

 ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :mellow: :lol:
Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Squizzaa on September 28, 2017, 05:39:30 pm
F-5Sssssssss  "Freedom Biter" .


 :bow:
Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on September 29, 2017, 02:24:17 am
The propeller faced giraffe for example.  It scares the heck out of me...

A flock of them taking off over the savannah and flying into the setting African sun would be more lyrical than scary.

OTOH a herd of them charging down on you with necks lowered might not!

More than mere beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.

I think it's the lack of eyes and the rotating blades.  HR Giger meets Dr Moreau.
Title: Re: snakes and aircraft, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 29, 2017, 06:55:25 am

thanks, I am not sure art galleries would be much more positive than non-whif modellers, but I like navigating here and there  ;)

if you know an interested gallery north of the Manche, maybe I could travel a bit to go and see  ;D

One thing you could try is ello, a social media site for artists and creatives, There is all kinds of stuff on there, along with the open-minded bunch who post it all. Might be worth posting your best work there and see if it gets a reaction. Ello is also nice because it doesn't harvest your details or throw advertising at you or anything like that. You can find me as @steelpillow but I don't do much on it because I have so little time to spare. It is at: https://ello.co/ (NB, not ello.com, that is something very different).


thanks for the link, I will have a look : if the atmosphere is as benevolent as here, it certainly is interesting


Title: Re: snake & F5, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on September 29, 2017, 06:57:13 am
The propeller faced giraffe for example.  It scares the heck out of me...

A flock of them taking off over the savannah and flying into the setting African sun would be more lyrical than scary.

OTOH a herd of them charging down on you with necks lowered might not!

More than mere beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.

I think it's the lack of eyes and the rotating blades.  HR Giger meets Dr Moreau.


it is often a surprise and always interesting to see how people project themselves on a modest creation  ;)

Title: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 05, 2017, 04:55:26 am

remains of the day again, always the same principle but always different results ...

so, in my stash/spares box, remaining from previous projects, I had a BK117 fuselage, and crocodile legs :

(https://imgur.com/9ogOZWE.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/NiGtfEH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/c0FILe4.jpg)

funny to see how things fit by themselves (nearly, when helped a bit)
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 05, 2017, 07:23:02 am
 :bow: :drink: :cheers: :laugh: :laugh:

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!  Very cool.

I call shotgun!  ;D

One of these in the Jurassic Park livery would be interesting.
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 05, 2017, 07:34:31 am
Hehehe, that looks great, you can almost see it waddling across the ramp.  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 05, 2017, 07:39:36 am
I adore it! :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 05, 2017, 12:42:52 pm
Love the third photo, really looks like a still from a video. I think it's about to stick its snout into the camera lens and get goo all over it. Aircraft grade, of course!
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 05, 2017, 01:40:44 pm

 ;D

Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on October 07, 2017, 01:33:33 pm
Hey Ericr, here's a thought : why not do something with dinosaurs? There are loads of figures about, both 'proper' models (Tamiya, Lindberg, Revell, Aurora just off the top of my head) and toy figures.

(Apologies if you've already done this: havn't got time to review the whole thread).

Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 07, 2017, 02:27:14 pm
It wouldn't do you any good if had the time H, all ericr's early stuff has vanished into the 'Pit of Photobucket' sad to say.
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 07, 2017, 05:45:26 pm
That's so cute Eric.
Do you have any wings for it?  Dragonfly or dragon/bat would look good.
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 08, 2017, 06:11:31 am

thanks again !

I did do a few things with dinosaur figurines, including a push-pull variant (with no eyes ...) :
the PB black hole is a pity indeed, I uploaded a few pictures of them on my new propagation medium :

(https://imgur.com/rtakTAh.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/koPQSSk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/qqBFWrN.jpg)


zenrat : I didn't plan wings on this, because it looked so cute indeed as a crawler, but who knows, may some time ?
I have had a figurine of a dragonfly, which once met a kit of a PZL7A :

(https://imgur.com/uRfpi4a.jpg)

Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 08, 2017, 06:45:15 am
 :wub: your Dragonfly PZL is marvelous, and is the living proof that Charles Darwin was right wrong right!
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 08, 2017, 01:13:03 pm
:wub: your Dragonfly PZL is marvelous, and is the living proof that Charles Darwin was right wrong right!

+1 for the PZL dragonfly. When's my ride?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 10, 2017, 11:12:43 pm

thanks !
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: strobez on October 11, 2017, 03:05:46 am
Ok... I'll admit some of these creep me out a bit... but in a primary colours binding an unholy alliance of animal and machine sort of way. ;)

But man... that Dragonfly has it going on.  Makes me wish for a ringside seat at the battle between ericr and sykotik's creations!
Title: Re: BK117 & crocodile Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 11, 2017, 04:02:41 am
 ;D
Title: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 12, 2017, 11:09:50 pm

wasn't the FW189 nicknamed the flying glasshouse?

(https://imgur.com/ssUdqA6.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/PhnXk2x.jpg)

(the glasshouse is from Faller in 1/87, so it is a scalorama)
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 12, 2017, 11:23:35 pm
Hehehe, VERY hi-viz, both its colour and it's capability.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 12, 2017, 11:58:17 pm
Good!
I think this is the Fw-189 version which is powered by solar energy!
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on October 13, 2017, 12:56:10 am
Heh heh heh.  You got any scale plants to put in it?
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 13, 2017, 03:16:45 am


 ;D

Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on October 13, 2017, 06:48:04 am
Wonderfull  :thumbsup:  ;D ;D
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 13, 2017, 12:52:58 pm
thanks !

now I am looking for a BV 141, obviously ...


Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: 63cpe on October 13, 2017, 01:44:04 pm
Hehheh, like that! But what's growing in the glasshouse??  mind widening mushrooms? absinthious tomatoes?

I'm from Holland so anything goes  :o

David
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: dumaniac on October 13, 2017, 03:06:52 pm
love the concept

love the colour

no sure about the practical uses
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 13, 2017, 04:23:02 pm
Great for growing tomatoes as it gets them up nearer the Sun, but it costs a bit in fuel keeping them airborne all that time.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 13, 2017, 04:42:38 pm
 :o :bow: :bow: :bow: :drink: :cheers: :party: :party: :wub: :wub: :wub:

Glorrrrrrrrious!!  I love it.  :mellow:


What did you use for the green house?
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 13, 2017, 07:19:09 pm
Hehheh, like that! But what's growing in the glasshouse??  mind widening mushrooms? absinthious tomatoes?
I'm from Holland so anything goes  :o
The father of a friend of mine did work in a mushroom plantation, and it was in a cave because darkness was required for best grow rate... This is opposite to such a sun-plane, so my opinion is: this is a glasshouse for cultivating flowers, like tulips yes, your national ones! ;)
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: 63cpe on October 13, 2017, 11:40:22 pm
ow, yeah....your right about the mushrooms.....keep forgetting :rolleyes:

Tulips would be great along with some Hyacinths and daffodils (fits the color of the FW-189)... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 14, 2017, 02:52:36 am


thanks again all !

absinthious tomatoes?

 :o ;D :lol: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 14, 2017, 10:11:30 am
What did you use for the green house?

oops, by the way :

the Faller gardener center, https://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPS.woa/cms/page/pid.14.17.89/agid.1128.1195.1252/atid.7912/lg.en/ecm.at/G%C3%A4rtnerei.html (https://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPS.woa/cms/page/pid.14.17.89/agid.1128.1195.1252/atid.7912/lg.en/ecm.at/G%C3%A4rtnerei.html)
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2017, 12:25:08 pm
What did you use for the green house?

oops, by the way :

the Faller gardener center, https://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPS.woa/cms/page/pid.14.17.89/agid.1128.1195.1252/atid.7912/lg.en/ecm.at/G%C3%A4rtnerei.html (https://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPS.woa/cms/page/pid.14.17.89/agid.1128.1195.1252/atid.7912/lg.en/ecm.at/G%C3%A4rtnerei.html)



What a neat kit, holy smokes! Thanks.... 

Man, you wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit if you did more stuff with glass house!!!!!   :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 14, 2017, 12:40:39 pm



Man, you wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit if you did more stuff with glass house!!!!!   :wub: :wub:

Well, I only used a part of it, hardly 1/4, so I have more plans ... wait an see  ;)

Title: Re: FW189 & glasshouse, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2017, 01:56:28 pm
Glorrrrrrious!  :lol: :lol:
Title: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 16, 2017, 11:30:57 am

the helicopter is a BK117 (another part of the Crocodile case seen earlier)

(https://imgur.com/XUmO6H1.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2ZNykwd.jpg)
Title: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 16, 2017, 12:59:09 pm
Ohhh!!! It's so cute!  :wub: :wub: :wub: :laugh: :laugh:

 :lol: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 16, 2017, 06:48:09 pm
It seems this is just a flying fish, but oh... so different! :wub:
Title: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 16, 2017, 09:11:01 pm
It transitions into a huge blimp from time to time, but don't fly too close!
Title: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2017, 12:03:56 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on October 17, 2017, 07:19:25 am
Ohhh!!! It's so cute! 

It is  ;D
Title: Re: Puffer fish & helicopter, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 17, 2017, 11:43:05 pm
thanks
Title: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 18, 2017, 03:48:55 am

some time ago I was proposed this image as an inspiration :

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5595584ae4b0651388a33f71/t/5595b1d9e4b02838d125fda1/1435873765875/IMG_4592.JPG?format=300w)

and I finally came up with this, using a 1/144 Tomcat nose :

(https://imgur.com/Y4r8eQZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/NykPzzc.jpg)
Title: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 18, 2017, 04:12:23 am
The mind BOGGLES at what you'll be doing with the rest of the Tomcat.  :o
Title: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 18, 2017, 04:54:43 am
The mind BOGGLES at what you'll be doing with the rest of the Tomcat.  :o

 :wacko:
Title: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 18, 2017, 09:29:03 am
I knew the catfish but Grumman was right, cats are birds, this is the great proof of it! :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 19, 2017, 01:02:59 am
 ;)
Title: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 19, 2017, 07:59:14 am
Nice!!   "CAC-CAW!!!" "CAC-CAW!!!" 


Mixin' up birds and airplanes just seems right somehow.  ;D
Title: Re: gull & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 19, 2017, 11:47:31 pm

thanks !
Title: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 20, 2017, 01:07:37 pm

the other half of the 1/144 Tomcat :

I had this idea (who knows wherefrom or why?) that a swept-wing aircraft should match well with a saxophone ;
in reality (if I dare say so) it came less obviously, but I somehow managed, for my series in music instruments

(https://imgur.com/16eU3S6.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/3FYyAgt.jpg)

Title: Re: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 20, 2017, 01:43:14 pm
Hmmm, a Saxocat.  ;D
Title: Re: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 20, 2017, 07:54:24 pm
Obviously, this is THE explanation why the jets of the Tomcat are so distant laterally: to keep room for the saxo part of the airframe! Thanks! :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 20, 2017, 09:30:18 pm
Kenny Loggins meets Kenny G.  :lol:
Title: Re: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 21, 2017, 01:06:53 am
Somehow, it reminds me of the Lippisch Aerodyne:
(http://www.laesieworks.com/ifo/lib/VTOL-pict/Aerodyne-Lippisch-01.jpg)
Title: Re: saxophone & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 21, 2017, 04:36:29 am
thanks all !

Title: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2017, 11:46:50 am

it was tempting, and I had this remainder from earlier projects, a Victor fuselage, which deserved its moment of glory, even without the cockpit, but even older I had this head of Ariane 5 rocket which fit just naturally, like all the rest : and when nature fits, why resist?

(https://imgur.com/OQMF9qy.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ex2zcpd.jpg)


Title: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 22, 2017, 12:28:02 pm

it was tempting, and I had this remainder from earlier projects, a Victor fuselage, which deserved its moment of glory, even without the cockpit, but even older I had this head of Ariane 5 rocket which fit just naturally, like all the rest : and when nature fits, why resist?

You'll have to keep it in a giant cupboard, as you obviously can't store a hanger in a hangar...

... I'll get my coat.
Title: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 22, 2017, 07:33:15 pm
"Why a coathanger above the clouds??!!!", I have heard... Hey, damned atheists :angry:, this is for the Lord to hang His coat! ;D
Title: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 23, 2017, 01:15:32 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Victor and coathanger (+ Ariane 5), blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on October 23, 2017, 01:26:58 pm
"I have heard of skyhooks, but this is ridiculous!"
 — The Angel Gabriel
Title: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 27, 2017, 07:35:50 am


some time ago I discovered Tophe's P-51 Bv-2 (with some other influence as well) :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_dk.jpg)

and it fired me to get a kit of the F_82 (well, actually, several : wait and see ...)

and make an imaginary interpretation, where the whiffing consists of going to the D version of the P-51 :

(https://imgur.com/4HrznRc.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/osfng9e.jpg)

the nose is a bit short, it comes from a He-59 ...


and I had to cheat a bit with the rear wheel, in order to have enough height for the pushing propeller  ;)
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 27, 2017, 08:34:51 am
Wonderful, there's SO much scope in a P-82 kit.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 27, 2017, 08:36:07 am
 :thumbsup: :wub: :bow:
So marvelous!
Drawing was easy, but all the merit (of building it actually) is yours, congratulations!
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 27, 2017, 09:10:01 am
This is awesome!!!!
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 27, 2017, 11:59:47 am


thanks !

let us all buy P-82s and build along !  ;D
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 27, 2017, 01:29:09 pm

let us all buy P-82s and build along !  ;D


I've done three already!  :o
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 28, 2017, 07:49:07 am

I realize I already did some too ...

from my archive, and to compensate the PB loss, here is a little recall :

(https://imgur.com/Bf1T2LY.jpg)

and another one, also Tophe inspired at the time :

(https://imgur.com/9tBY9xH.jpg)

and I have made another one which I will show soon, and still have one on my stash ...


Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on October 28, 2017, 10:53:43 pm
Thanks for posting again these marvels, that seemed lost for Humanity :-\ ;)
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired!] P-51 Dv-2, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on October 29, 2017, 11:20:37 am
 ;D
Title: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 17, 2017, 09:44:07 am

hi all, after being away from internet for a moment I'm back again.


So, some time ago I also discovered Tophe's P-51 Bv :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P82-51C5_di.jpg)

and it fired me to fetch another kit of the F_82 (I still have one left after that ...)

and make an imaginary interpretation, where the whiffing consists of going to the D version of the P-51, and augmenting visibility (it is a 3-seater) :

(https://imgur.com/FmBe701.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ZR1QVnz.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/81PGEQF.jpg)

Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 17, 2017, 09:52:58 am
 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Lovely! Delicious! Much better than the source (of inspiration)... :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 17, 2017, 10:08:41 am
Wow!! That is so cool!! Reminds me of a motorbike with the sidecar.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 17, 2017, 11:40:27 am
Cracking job that Ericr.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 17, 2017, 12:10:03 pm
I'm trying to figure out what that clear nose piece is from. .. . .. .  :mellow:  Fits and looks right.... right shape and everything.  :unsure: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 17, 2017, 12:29:29 pm

thanks all !


I'm trying to figure out what that clear nose piece is from. .. . .. .  :mellow:  Fits and looks right.... right shape and everything.  :unsure: :mellow: :mellow:

excellent fitting indeed, and quite unexpectedly, as it is the rear glass of a 1/48 P-61 (!)
the rest of which was used in other projects, involving jets at the rear :

(https://imgur.com/1eczSqo.jpg)
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 17, 2017, 12:57:01 pm
Cool!! I remember those. And yeah, it's always nice when things like that work out so well. It's like a EUREKA moment.
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 17, 2017, 08:39:29 pm
Once more, the name Ericr stands in gold letters in the History of Asymmetric aircraft, see my site
http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Asymm_addition.htm (at the temporary end of it).
Tell me if the date is wrong or something.
Thanks again! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired again!] P-51 Dv, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 18, 2017, 01:52:58 am
 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 20, 2017, 12:59:53 pm

that model was so tempting ...

(https://imgur.com/XXm8HPJ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/HJKBsZk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oSBNkLQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: strobez on November 20, 2017, 07:26:44 pm
oh... my!

Now THAT would be terrifying to come swooping out of a cloud bank.  It's like the Big Bird of air pirates!
Title: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 20, 2017, 11:01:36 pm

thanks !
it is simply the Finemolds kit, which has even the bay for flappsters :

(https://imgur.com/7O6PAQQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/suRB8pH.jpg)

Title: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 21, 2017, 03:07:44 am
And belated congratulations for your P-61 blue space shuttle, so nice (even if not twin-boom anymore...) ;) :-\ ;D
Title: Re: Laputa Tiger Moth, red, yellow, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 21, 2017, 09:24:19 am
 ;D
Title: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2017, 03:25:57 am

remainings of the day :

a Type XXIII Uboot hull, with the canopy of a 1/48 Rufe : I considered adding wings, but the fit is nice already like that ...

(https://imgur.com/a9mjdG1.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/7jq1nAg.jpg)

Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: scooter on November 27, 2017, 04:21:13 am
Looks almost like the Hydra sub from Captain America
(http://nerdreactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/captain-america-subamrine-821312551.jpg)
Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on November 27, 2017, 06:15:29 am
I can see that as a Japanese Imperial Navy Kamikaze type
Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on November 27, 2017, 07:43:05 am
I can see that as a Japanese Imperial Navy Kamikaze type
Yes, there is a family look with the Yokosuka Ohka/Baka Kamikaze plane. ;D
Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2017, 10:29:40 am

thanks !

maybe I could have tried to attach a jet engine or two ... next time, maybe  ;D
Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 28, 2017, 11:56:12 am
... or an entry in an underwater race series.
Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 01, 2017, 11:11:40 pm

I never heard of underwater races : a whole new range of creativity for whifs!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Weaver on December 04, 2017, 05:08:10 am
Suspect this may be up your street Ericr: http://www.ellenjewettsculpture.com/

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54dd6d99e4b0d331152daf2a/5963cdfe8419c21f61b06ee2/5963ce07440243f90040c180/1499713213208/iguana.jpg?format=750w)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54dd6d99e4b0d331152daf2a/55992d78e4b0d1b573f11906/55992d79e4b07172a30a7eec/1436102009594/tort1.jpg?format=750w)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54dd6d99e4b0d331152daf2a/563839abe4b0924367e7636f/56383a3be4b07bcac2c69e38/1446525500214/1.jpg?format=750w)

Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on December 04, 2017, 06:27:27 am
Tortoise is good, but I particularly like the fox/wolf/coyote whatever at the bottom
Title: Re: Uboot & Rufe, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 04, 2017, 01:05:18 pm

thanks Weaver for the link !
very inspired hybrids, animal/vegetal it seems  ;D

Title: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 09, 2017, 02:41:47 am

a two-way mash-up :

one way : a sawfish head on a F5

(https://imgur.com/Wvqwa8z.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Wgos9Z6.jpg)

the other way : a F5 nose on a sawfish

(https://imgur.com/pYLRiAw.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/QthHGQy.jpg)
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 09, 2017, 03:17:12 am
Wonderful! Both! :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on December 09, 2017, 03:34:53 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 09, 2017, 04:30:40 am
You never waste ANY parts at all do you?  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 09, 2017, 04:45:27 am

thanks  ;)

I like the idea of using as much as I can, which comes together with the idea of modifying only minimally the ingredients
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 09, 2017, 10:56:04 am
Both wonderful, keep 'em coming!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 10, 2017, 04:48:16 am
Awesome!! I like the red one.  :wacko:
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 10, 2017, 11:28:40 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Are you going to do a Fiona Banner style christmas tree for the holiday?  ;D

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/12/10/1291991552760/2007-Tate-tree-created-by-006.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=da7c994ff84b2be7e5a60f32e1bbaa1d)
Title: Re: sawfish & F-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 10, 2017, 12:54:03 pm

 ;D

I once saw a Harrier with painted feathers, and a chromed Jaguar upside-down by Fiona Banner,
and I quite like to see airplane coming into art (independently of making reasonable realistic sense, which is reasonable in whif world)
Title: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 12, 2017, 01:30:12 pm

another crossing :

in one direction

(https://imgur.com/yfYQutd.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nly37hp.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2MWGVEv.jpg)

and in the other

(https://imgur.com/d0h4Z1c.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/BHKd0xZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/zXZTpTX.jpg)

Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on December 13, 2017, 01:53:15 am
Heh heh heh - Hammerhead Beagle.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on December 13, 2017, 06:00:53 am
Now they are neat  :thumbsup:

The Hammerhead Beagle could almost be fitted with sideways looking radar ? I'll get my coat  :angel: ;)
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on December 13, 2017, 07:59:22 am
Lovely, once again!
At first, I thought the red one has a special nose for electronic devices...
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2017, 10:35:36 am
 ;D
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 13, 2017, 11:46:43 am
The red one is technically a "three-surface" wing design: efficient, manoeuvrable, and capable of mowing my lawn from almost a metre up.  ;D
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2017, 12:32:51 pm
 ;)

I was guided mainly by the fact the section was approximately the same between the two of them ...
and the Beagle nose has a quite smart look on a shark body, has it not?
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 13, 2017, 12:56:06 pm
;)

I was guided mainly by the fact the section was approximately the same between the two of them ...
and the Beagle nose has a quite smart look on a shark body, has it not?

Yes indeed, but while its flat oval window gives it a rather wonderful bottom-scanning quality, I don't think it would give my lawn quite such a smooth and consistent cut.  :wacko:
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TallEng on December 13, 2017, 01:22:58 pm
It would make a jolly good mini sub though, modern efficient propulsion system (I believe there is current research/trials in the use of flippers/fins for propulsion) and you'd be able to up close with the fishes!

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on December 14, 2017, 01:23:41 am
It would make a jolly good mini sub though, modern efficient propulsion system (I believe there is current research/trials in the use of flippers/fins for propulsion) and you'd be able to up close with the fishes!

Regards
Keith

Like this?
(http://78.media.tumblr.com/9bcdc2c0003aa031231630ab835b79d9/tumblr_n0bmumAWJP1rgcqrbo1_400.gif)

Penguin Sub from the Adam West Batman Movie.
Title: Re: hammerhead shark & H-5, yellow & red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 14, 2017, 10:16:42 am
 ;D
Title: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 23, 2017, 03:55:48 am

I couldn't resist on trying something out of this :

(http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22.0;attach=16964;image)

and I did have three Mirage 2000 in my stash ...

(https://imgur.com/Yw4XgdP.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/IPwNECz.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/B4AL2us.jpg)

Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 23, 2017, 05:48:52 am
 :wub:
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 23, 2017, 07:43:51 am
That's AWESOME! Well done.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 23, 2017, 09:02:38 am
Ahhh yeah!!!! Looks like something that could go right up into space....  Just need a Space Tanker to come with.  ;D
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 23, 2017, 01:20:49 pm

thanks !
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on December 24, 2017, 03:41:55 am
That is brilliant  :bow: and also looks like it could have been a real French late 50's early 60's project  :thumbsup:

Top of your form sir  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on December 24, 2017, 08:18:03 am
After the French cancelled the SNCASE SO.9000 "Trident II" research aircraft, the programme never went away. It continued under secret contracts to different manufacturers and this, the Dassault Mirage 2003, was in effect the "Trident VII". The Trident III was of course the SNCASE proposal for a production version, but versions IV, V and VI still await discovery!
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on December 24, 2017, 04:44:31 pm
Love it.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 24, 2017, 06:35:31 pm
 :o :bow: :cheers:
Title: Re: [more Tophe-inspired!] Top-Mirage, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 25, 2017, 02:49:19 am


 ;D

and thanks again to Tophe for the inspiration !
Title: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on December 29, 2017, 03:41:38 am

nearly stricly OOB, in the sense that the plastic was a very nice (to my taste  ;)) yellow,
so I left it unpainted, with just a touch of blue and of red

(https://imgur.com/LEmJo26.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/StyYgHT.jpg)


Title: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on January 02, 2018, 07:35:51 pm
Great build :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on January 03, 2018, 02:29:45 am
 :wub:  What a lovely little plane (looks wise anyway).  I really should build one of mine.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 03, 2018, 08:04:10 am
Ohhh!! Yes, very nice! Kind of one of those rare instances where I think NOT painting the whole thing makes it cooler because of the color of the plastic.  ;D  What you did paint was just enough.. I like how you alternated the colors.

Title: Re: Mu-2S, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 03, 2018, 12:49:10 pm

thanks !

the work is modest, but I liked to leave the kit in its natural state  ;)
Title: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 11, 2018, 12:47:19 pm

I had done in the recent past a FW189 with a glasshouse, litterally that is and not just as a nickname, in yellow :
I just had to try the BV141 which, on top of all the rest, is asymetric too !

(https://imgur.com/scFOIKM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/kawMUlU.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/h70jEGy.jpg)

Title: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 11, 2018, 12:56:33 pm
Should be able to grow some SERIOUS tomatoes in there.  ;D ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2018, 01:13:11 pm
Love it! More glass the merrier.  :lol:
Title: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on January 12, 2018, 06:19:05 am
Should be able to grow some SERIOUS tomatoes in there.  ;D ;) :thumbsup:

Beat me to it Kit  ;D
Title: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 12, 2018, 10:42:24 am

thanks   ;D
Title: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 13, 2018, 01:14:44 pm
Very nice. gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "climbing plants".  ;D
Title: Re: BV141 & glasshouse, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 14, 2018, 12:55:17 am
 ;D
Title: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 21, 2018, 07:33:59 am

an Airfix Dinah, old kit but nice, with a skull from Revell

I hesitated about keeping the nose or not : both versions here,

making it a Pinocchio

(https://imgur.com/MtWKwm7.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gDxH9b2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/clGpUMr.jpg)
Title: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 21, 2018, 11:10:33 am
The first two look as if the skull is more interested in the whirling propellers than the wings.

The through job looks like an landing overshoot...
Title: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on January 22, 2018, 12:33:55 am
Stop giving Radish ideas  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 22, 2018, 01:30:26 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 22, 2018, 04:59:16 am
Sinister!! Quite unexpected but I think it's cool!
Title: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: McColm on January 22, 2018, 08:33:09 am
Great build :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 22, 2018, 08:40:32 am
 :thumbsup:

I vote no nose, but then if you had something Farman
sitting about ...  ;D
Title: Re: Dinah & skull, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 23, 2018, 09:08:05 am

thanks !  ;D

Title: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 25, 2018, 06:46:34 am

it was a kit with a skull and its accompanying brain :

the latter fitted nicely with the wings and booms of a Sea Venom from my stash :

(https://imgur.com/ZguLmB1.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oOrVJGy.jpg)
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 25, 2018, 07:34:02 am
100 years from now whoever finds all your models after cleaning up from WWIV is going to be one confused pup.  ;D :thumbsup:

Looks good... like some sort of living plane or something. If Krang from TMNT "got down" he'd look like this.  :mellow:
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on January 25, 2018, 11:40:59 am
Looks as if it skims silently along just above the ground like an owl and then drops on its prey, kerplonk! Lovely!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 25, 2018, 02:19:27 pm

 ;D
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on January 25, 2018, 04:09:23 pm
... If Krang from TMNT "got down" he'd look like this.  :mellow:

Indeed.

Very good Eric.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2018, 02:37:05 am
So 1950's artificial intelligence for drones ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 27, 2018, 01:06:47 pm

thanks a lot !

Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on January 29, 2018, 03:14:45 am
This is in a display case at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook.
I immediately thought of Eric...
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/39246042084_049a6b720f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22N3e11)RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 15 (https://flic.kr/p/22N3e11) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/39924266762_4abf380b3e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23PYiyW)RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 13 (https://flic.kr/p/23PYiyW) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 29, 2018, 03:22:30 am
Cracking job that, right up Ericr's street.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 29, 2018, 12:09:28 pm

thanks a lot for the link !

this is indeed very inspirational : now I have to fetch a kangaroo figurin, and a scale-matching F111 ...

 ;D
Title: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2018, 09:54:04 am

I had this tentacle in my stash for some time ... it required a special peak in inspiration, which fell upon this PZL39

(https://imgur.com/aXjOP96.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/EfImd2o.jpg)

Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 31, 2018, 11:12:30 am
Brings new meaning to the term 'droop snoot'.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 31, 2018, 11:37:18 am
 ;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Beware World, the Cult of Cthulhu has an air force.  ;D
Title: Re: brain & Sea Venom, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 31, 2018, 11:38:28 am
This is in a display case at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook.
I immediately thought of Eric...
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/39246042084_049a6b720f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22N3e11)RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 15 (https://flic.kr/p/22N3e11) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/39924266762_4abf380b3e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23PYiyW)RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 13 (https://flic.kr/p/23PYiyW) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Does it shoot flames out of its keister?  ;D :wacko:
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 31, 2018, 01:08:36 pm
It'll be in some Japanese anime porn by the end of the year, make sure you secure your royalties!  ;D
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 31, 2018, 01:10:07 pm
The Kango-vark is very cool!! One of the most Straya things I've seen!  :mellow: :mellow:

I'm going to have to snag that and show some of my Aussie pals on facebook.
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2018, 01:59:58 pm

 ;D

thanks ! "droop snoot" comes to mind indeed  ;)

please note that I had to put weight in the tail, in order to avoir nose-sitting :

that's what happens when you do whiff : you try out imaginary solutions, you get imaginary problems  ;D
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on January 31, 2018, 07:56:37 pm
;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Beware World, the Cult of Cthulhu has an air force.  ;D

Flying in from beyond the Mountains of Madness...

You beat me to it.
Again.

This looks excellent Eric.  Your best so far this year.  ;D It's not often anyone has to weight the tail of an aircraft build.
So how many more of those tentacles do you have?  Another seven?


Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on February 01, 2018, 01:20:26 am

I had this tentacle in my stash for some time ...


As one does  ;D :thumbsup:

I've now got an image in my brain of that 39 tangling with a Do 17 over the skies of Poland and shaking it to pieces  ;)
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 01, 2018, 09:50:19 am
Congratulations for the PZL-animal, so nice! :wub:

that's what happens when you do whiff : you try out imaginary solutions, you get imaginary problems  ;D
Ahem, sometimes what-if models does not provide problems at all, this is "in the world of dreams"... but it is impossible to share these ones with friends alas. :-\ ;D
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 01, 2018, 11:12:07 am
 ;D

the year is only beginning, and my stash still holds some stuff ...

Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 01, 2018, 11:15:08 am
The Kango-vark is very cool!!

But how Aardv-aroo can it be?  ;D
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 01, 2018, 07:32:43 pm
This one is now my desktop picture.
(https://imgur.com/EfImd2o.jpg)
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 02, 2018, 12:29:11 am
This ones now my desktop picture.

 ;D
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 02, 2018, 04:53:37 am
The Kango-vark is very cool!!

But how Aardv-aroo can it be?  ;D
;D ;D ;D
Title: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 04, 2018, 06:27:46 am

another potential nose-sitter, which I had to add weight in the tail :

the other part of the Sea Venom, with the legs of a mygale spider :

(https://imgur.com/SOK0K9C.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2RmolkJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 04, 2018, 06:43:02 am
Wow! Is this the (poisonous) Blue Widow?
Title: Re: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 04, 2018, 08:18:44 am
Even has the spinnerette at the back for the spider silk. Imaging waking up to that hanging down from the ceiling lampshade one morning!

You know, a CGI animation of some of eric's critters going about their daily business would be rather wonderful.
Title: Re: Sea Venom & mygale, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 04, 2018, 12:30:09 pm
 ;D
Title: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 07, 2018, 12:06:45 pm

the other side of the mygale, with many eyes, and parts from a Kiowa helicopter :

(https://imgur.com/T7gnMjH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nTAztgk.jpg)

Title: Re: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 07, 2018, 02:07:34 pm
Lovely!
Title: Re: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 07, 2018, 07:51:56 pm
Weird!
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: scooter on February 09, 2018, 03:22:07 am

I had this tentacle in my stash for some time ... it required a special peak in inspiration, which fell upon this PZL39

(https://imgur.com/aXjOP96.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/EfImd2o.jpg)

Should have been a shade of green...  :wacko:
Title: Re: PZL39 & tentacle, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 09, 2018, 08:37:09 am
I had this tentacle in my stash for some time ... it required a special peak in inspiration, which fell upon this PZL39
Should have been a shade of green...  :wacko:

Well, really it should adapt to the background colour and texture to camouflage itself. Shame they don't make active paint.

Clearly a predator that cruises low above the sea floor, looking for prey to attack.

The male is called a "fighter" while the female, a "bomber", lays eggs. Sadly, like all cephalopods, once monopodus Wilkus has reproduced, it dies.
Title: Re: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 09, 2018, 09:58:58 am
camouflage is common for aircraft but more rare among animals, sometimes animals wear bright colours to seduce, you know.
Title: Re: mygale & Kiowa, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 09, 2018, 10:48:54 am

green is not in my vocabulary, alas ...  ;D
Title: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 10, 2018, 09:22:09 am
something else : remainders of the day

from older projects, I had a fuselage of an An-2, and sails from a Sinagot
(as well as bits for the front and tail, and wheel from a Fokker Dr.1 and a Me262 ...)

They do fit together into a sailing car :

(https://imgur.com/OoEhDB2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/EaqLSXQ.jpg)
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2018, 09:34:18 am
TRULY WONDERFUL!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 10, 2018, 01:30:53 pm
Very cool!
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 10, 2018, 07:23:48 pm
I love it! :wub:
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 10, 2018, 09:38:37 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ready to race.
(http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photos/landyacht/yandy105694.jpg)
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 11, 2018, 01:23:05 am
Love it Eric.
 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 11, 2018, 05:25:49 am

thanks all !  ;D
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 11, 2018, 12:46:15 pm
Should be a fun contraption to ride, nice one, Eric! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 12, 2018, 02:47:53 am
I can imagine an outboard motor arrangement for windless days - with a wheel instead of a propeller.
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 12, 2018, 12:52:42 pm
I can imagine an outboard motor arrangement for windless days - with a wheel instead of a propeller.

 :o

do you mean with a kind of motor like this for example ?

(https://imgur.com/ma2iGRB.jpg)

but ... wait a moment ... [rumble rumble ...] ... oh, how lovely, I just happen to find one in my spares box ...
now I just need to see how to fit a wheel ...




Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 12, 2018, 08:48:07 pm
delicious boat-car! :wub:
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on February 13, 2018, 02:42:02 am
TRULY WONDERFUL!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Spot on  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 13, 2018, 02:49:23 am
I can imagine an outboard motor arrangement for windless days - with a wheel instead of a propeller.

 :o

do you mean with a kind of motor like this for example ?

(https://imgur.com/ma2iGRB.jpg)

but ... wait a moment ... [rumble rumble ...] ... oh, how lovely, I just happen to find one in my spares box ...
now I just need to see how to fit a wheel ...


That's it.  Just put a 90 degree gearbox on the end where the prop is and then attach a wheel.  Sorted.
 :thumbsup:
Title: [zenrat-improved] An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 16, 2018, 06:53:21 am

here we go

(https://imgur.com/5gCub4p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Pr4m22o.jpg)

Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 16, 2018, 08:17:37 am
Lovely. All-weather land yachting!
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 16, 2018, 10:44:05 am
amazing! :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 16, 2018, 04:34:14 pm

here we go

(https://imgur.com/5gCub4p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Pr4m22o.jpg)



That's it.  Perfect. :wub:
I am saving these pictures as this rivals the tentacle plane for position as your best ever build.

Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 17, 2018, 12:47:07 am

That's it.  Perfect. :wub:
I am saving these pictures as this rivals the tentacle plane for position as your best ever build.

thanks again for the suggestion : additionaly to being so relevant, it enabled me to make use of this motorboat engine which was desperately hoping for it.

And you are welcome to save any picture you like of course, and even to try and remake or reinterpret any of these contraptions :
you skills would obviously go much further.

Title: Re: An-2 sailing car, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2018, 01:20:38 am
I don't know about that.  Your imagination is certainly much more fertile than mine.
I do have more than 3 colours of paint though.
 ;D
Title: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 18, 2018, 01:22:14 am
a 100% organic proposal this time,
no mechanical device (e.g., aircraft) was harmed during the making of this build

I still have brains in my stash :

(https://imgur.com/nCuUrrA.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/AI34lV5.jpg)

Title: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2018, 01:39:36 am
Are you aware of the character Krang in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoons?

I have nightmares about things like this.

Very good.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 18, 2018, 02:12:05 am
Incredible!
Fortunately, the bright yellow color means this is a toy, not a real animal/brain!
Title: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 18, 2018, 10:34:01 am
Fortunately, the bright yellow color means this is a toy, not a real animal/brain!

That's only what it wants you to think!  :o
Title: Re: brain & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 19, 2018, 01:20:34 am

thanks all !

I didn't know Krang, but there might be a similarity  ;D

Title: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 22, 2018, 12:09:53 am

more scorpions ...

this time with a Revell 1/72 Kiowa helicopter fuselage

(https://imgur.com/FVkxiXk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/h9KvLQ4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 22, 2018, 01:07:48 am
Wow! This makes me dream of a similar (twin-tail) Lightning, thanks!
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on February 22, 2018, 01:17:47 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 22, 2018, 01:18:15 am
Wow! This makes me dream of a similar (twin-tail) Lightning, thanks!

LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 23, 2018, 10:17:34 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 23, 2018, 11:34:23 am
Northrop F-89 Scorpion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_F-89_Scorpion), anybody?
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 23, 2018, 08:43:55 pm
Wow! This makes me dream of a similar (twin-tail) Lightning, thanks!
LOL  ;D
I was not laughing but very serious! Thanks again! :thumbsup:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairT_bd.jpg)
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 24, 2018, 12:08:20 am

aaaarrghhhhh !  :o :o :o

now I have to buy more scorpion figurines !!!

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 24, 2018, 12:17:48 am

the third one is particularly smart  ;)
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on February 24, 2018, 02:08:09 am

the third one is particularly smart  ;)

Yes and given how popular "walker thingies" are nowadays you could have an aircraft with "walker" landing gear  :o Wouldn't like to be the test pilot, but.......  I'd take out a patent on that Tophe  ;)
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 24, 2018, 02:43:19 am
but.......  I'd take out a patent on that Tophe  ;)
Depositing a patent, and keeping it alive, everywhere, is very expensive, you know. I will not do it. If you do, feel free to do so, and the day you will receive the Nobel prize, just say "and I thank Tophe&Ericr-the-dreamers, that are somehow at the source of my invention!". Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: Kiowa & scorpion, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on February 25, 2018, 05:43:23 am
 ;D
Title: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 25, 2018, 10:28:59 am

this rubber crow lost its head elsewhere :

(https://imgur.com/VQZPfXr.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/4U4gUIb.jpg)
Title: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on February 25, 2018, 11:47:37 am
That rubber moulding line looks like a panel join - I really want to open it up and see all the works inside!  :o :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 25, 2018, 06:39:36 pm
Lovely! and so perfectly built that it looks "done by Mother Nature"! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Camel (1/28) & crow, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2018, 07:30:00 am

thanks !

the inside of the rubber I could see, because I had to cut off the head : essentially bits and pieces of synthetic foam, not very nice  ;)
but you can of course imagine cyberbird machinery ;-)
Title: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2018, 07:54:27 am

the other way round, with a 1/48 Tornado (the nose of which you probably saw a while ago)

(https://imgur.com/hDZG4CJ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/p2j0lI5.jpg)

Title: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 28, 2018, 07:57:21 am
 ;D :lol: :mellow: :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on February 28, 2018, 08:16:15 am
Lovely! :wub:
And the proof that it is an animal: its wing are moving! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2018, 12:07:02 pm

thnaks !
Title: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 02, 2018, 03:05:58 am
There's one around my bird feeder now, strafing the ground with 500 microgramme guano bomblets...  ;D
Title: Re: Crow & 1/48 Tornado, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 02, 2018, 09:27:11 am
 ;D
Title: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 02, 2018, 09:56:24 am

more tentacles ...

(https://imgur.com/kdEgYVj.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/BQ07pn3.jpg)
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 02, 2018, 10:20:45 am
I would not say this one is lovely, but my feeling is not indifference at all! I would that "this is the enemy, obviously", even if civilian (monster)... ;)
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 03, 2018, 02:48:09 am
Ooh I like that one.

Octocopter.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 03, 2018, 03:58:15 am
Scary!
I thought monsters under the bed were all I had to worry about until I saw this!

Like any good octopus, it changes colour to match its surroundings, so at night it turns shades of black and you never see it coming. Just an ominous whirring sound (the fan in the loo sounds awfully loud) and a draft of cold air (must have left the washroom door and window open from the after-effects of beer and curry...) and then — WHOMP! >SLURP!< whirrr...
...The whirr soon becoming a little erratic as the alcohol works its way through. And the curry of course... have you ever wondered why the after-effects of a night out can end up in such strange Godforsaken places and with bits in that look nothing like what was on the plate?

Sweet dreams tonight, all.  :wacko:
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 03, 2018, 04:11:58 am
Cthulhucopter?

 :o
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 03, 2018, 04:18:26 am

 ;D

I am very impressed by the impact of my modest contraptions on the conscious as well as unconcious of my fellow whiffers  ;)

Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: scooter on March 03, 2018, 04:50:33 am
Cthulhucopter?

 :o

Bringing madness and insanity from the skies as well as the deep
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 03, 2018, 10:20:12 am


speaking about Sopwith Camels : a whiff idea from the world of LP record covers (subsection californian psychedelia, if I am not wrong)

(just have to fetch a camel figurine, and a Sopwith in appropriate scale)

(https://img.discogs.com/G24AyV5uzUuB0Vm5HkfmBm8SRiM=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-7563280-1444088779-6515.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 03, 2018, 11:21:35 am
The Sopwith Snipe is an easy follow-up album. Struggling to visualise the cover for Sopwith one-and-a-half-strutter, though.

Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 03, 2018, 04:07:00 pm
Sopwith Pup is also an easy one.
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 04, 2018, 09:15:02 am
Sopwith Salamander would be the coolest. How about it, ericr? &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: HD500D (1/48) & octopus, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 04, 2018, 12:24:03 pm
Sopwith Salamander would be the coolest. How about it, ericr? &lt;_&lt;

 ;D I just have to find a salamander figurine somewhere (at the appropriate scale, that is)

and one of a pup, and one of a snipe ...

Title: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 04, 2018, 12:25:25 pm

the other way round

(please, oh please, you all tentacle counters, don't be too harsh, this is whif world after all, so don't criticize the mere fact that there are only four)

(https://imgur.com/CPXcaPZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/iwOYSHu.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/hI8LeVw.jpg)

Title: Re: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 04, 2018, 12:40:17 pm
OK, it's a quadropus then.  ;D
Title: Re: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 04, 2018, 07:41:25 pm
Moreover, I have counted the number of suction cups on each tentacle and it is perfectly matching the Real World, so this is very true! ;)
Title: Re: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 05, 2018, 12:54:42 am
 ;D
Title: Re: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 05, 2018, 03:01:03 am
Fantastic.  It could go almost anywhere.
Beats the heck out of most walking machines.
Title: Re: octopus & HD500D (1/48), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 06, 2018, 03:08:49 am
thanks  ;D
Title: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 06, 2018, 10:53:34 am

the other side of the Camel (1/28), with a tractor (1/32), and still red this time (usually I change colors when I swap stuff into chimeras)

(https://imgur.com/B6QS4tD.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/MT75FoE.jpg)

Title: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Squizzaa on March 06, 2018, 01:36:56 pm
The Tractel is great. It really works quite well.  :thumbsup: And the colour is not that far from one of the Massey Fergusons we had back on the farm way back when. Well when it was new at least.  ;D

Would have made it much quicker to get to some of the "back runs" as well.

Squizz
Title: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 06, 2018, 01:39:06 pm
Love the tractor configuration!  :thumbsup:
Now all we need is one with some poor soul pushing it from behind!
Title: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 06, 2018, 07:14:44 pm
I love your new style of Flying Farmers! :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 07, 2018, 04:20:42 am
Ag. to the bone!! (Ag....riculture)   ;D ;D

One of my favorite sounds of Spring, along with a mower off in the distance, is the sounds of a cropduster off in the distance.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2018, 04:36:01 am

thanks all !  ;D

Title: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Captain Canada on March 07, 2018, 04:54:41 am
The octo-500 would be handy for picking things upon the fly ! The tractor looks like a neat idea as well.
Title: Re: Tractor & Camel (1/28), red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2018, 01:24:53 pm

thanks again !
Title: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 10, 2018, 02:16:46 am

a Mirage 2000 nose in my stash ...
and a scorpion !

(https://imgur.com/lg7L93P.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/FwxVT50.jpg)

Title: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 10, 2018, 02:19:00 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D   That's cool!
Title: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on March 10, 2018, 02:42:22 am
Unnerving but beautiful.

Shoves its snout in the dust and litter, scuttles along sniffing about until it impales some hapless creature or other. Never step on it in bare feet!
Title: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 10, 2018, 02:46:08 am
I am sure Sir Charles Darwin will agree: scorpions of the future will be like that for sure! Great! :wub:
Title: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: zenrat on March 10, 2018, 04:19:01 am
a Mirage 2000 nose in my stash ...
and a scorpion !
(https://imgur.com/lg7L93P.jpg)

Its good, but I feel it needs bigger claws.  You don't happen to have a crab or a preying mantis lying about do you?
 ;D

Title: Re: Scorpion & Mirage 2000, red Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 10, 2018, 05:06:56 am
thanks !


Its good, but I feel it needs bigger claws.  You don't happen to have a crab or a preying mantis lying about do you?
 ;D

in the beginning I also thought that the head was a bit large w.r.t. the rest, but here the claws are just right to fetch things and bring them to the cockpit  ;)

And my stash has no crab right now, but I do have a few Mantis, though in small size ...
Title: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2018, 09:38:47 am

in both directions :

one way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/Qmm0CKT.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/VkmRBDO.jpg)

and the other way, in red :

(https://imgur.com/5PYdDb8.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2wzxWaJ.jpg)

Title: Re: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 12, 2018, 10:33:32 am
I love this penguin very much! :wub: :wub:
Is that a fin on its tail? (not easy to see with these angles) :unsure: &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 13, 2018, 12:20:35 am

thanks !

yes it is the tail fin from the SH-5 :

(https://imgur.com/pQNLo6h.jpg)
Title: Re: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on March 13, 2018, 09:37:26 am
Lovely! :wub:
Title: Re: Sh-5 (1/350) & penguin, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2018, 07:07:37 am

thanks !

Title: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2018, 07:11:02 am

a Blainville beacked whale and a 1/320 DC-10 (Revell, ex-Matchbox)

one way, in yellow :

(https://imgur.com/dHaQL0W.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/wtqLa8p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/YWxzX7o.jpg)

and the other way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/Yii6KaS.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/z2QwHfA.jpg)

Title: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 15, 2018, 09:34:49 am
 ;D :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D     
I can dig.  :mellow:
Title: Re: DC-10 & whale, yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2018, 01:06:04 pm

 ;) ;D
Title: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 22, 2018, 02:51:48 pm

the dozer was in my spares box, coming from a 1/35 T-55

(https://imgur.com/nBCJtvw.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/X5Z6ICM.jpg)

Title: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 22, 2018, 03:50:23 pm
Now I can REALLY dig!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

This makes all the sense... I could see this being this animals assignment in a world where things like what occurred in the The Flinstones were the norm.
Title: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2018, 04:43:08 am
 ;)
Title: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: NARSES2 on March 23, 2018, 06:53:49 am

This makes all the sense... I could see this being this animals assignment in a world where things like what occurred in the The Flinstones were the norm.

Absolutely  :thumbsup: I'm lucky enough to have seen rhino's in the wild and I swear one of them looked at me like that ?  ;)
Title: Re: Rhino & dozer, yellow Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2018, 05:55:32 am
 ;D
Title: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2018, 11:25:56 am

Once I thought about it, looking at the turtle, I just had to buy the corresponding tank
(one I had in the stash was too small ...) (and luckily, I also had a spare turtle head there too ...)

one way, in yellow :

(https://imgur.com/izKwHrw.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/YaMNRjG.jpg)

the other way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/DudELBH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/4s48wKL.jpg)

Title: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 30, 2018, 12:46:19 pm

one more pic, before moving to something completely different

(https://imgur.com/74x8sVj.jpg)

Title: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 30, 2018, 03:35:06 pm
Oooh I like the blue guy! 
Title: Re: Turtle & Tiger (tank), yellow and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on March 31, 2018, 12:21:51 pm

thanks !

Title: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 02, 2018, 09:37:51 am

some time ago, I did stuff using scorpions figurines, like this :

(https://imgur.com/lg7L93P.jpg)


and Tophe was inspired to do these

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairT_bd.jpg)


which inspired me to do those :

(https://imgur.com/cGwoEB0.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Dmh5cIK.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/7kWZuix.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/4ZLb7mR.jpg)

Title: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 02, 2018, 09:46:10 am
Wonderful :wub: :wub: I feel very honored!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 02, 2018, 01:02:18 pm
Yeeks! Siamese twin cyberbugs! I just love this website! :wub:
Title: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 03, 2018, 03:39:46 am
Very good!!
Title: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 03, 2018, 10:16:19 am

thanks !

and thanks again Tophe for your imagination !

Title: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: Tophe on April 03, 2018, 10:24:49 am
Thanks to you, Ericr. Building is a million times more difficult than drawing, you deserve all the clapping hands :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [Tophe-insp]P38 & scorpions, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 03, 2018, 11:41:09 am
Good stuff... I was in a hurry earlier but I meant to add on my usual praise for making 2d into 3d. It's always neat to see someone's profiles and drawings turn into a physical build.
Title: AC-47 & horse, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: ericr on April 07, 2018, 12:24:58 pm

one way, in blue :

(https://imgur.com/97sHdc2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/84wzxY1.jpg)

and the other way, in red :

(https://imgur.com/jXgXsca.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/zdeoeJL.jpg)
Title: Re: AC-47 & horse, red and blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others
Post by: steelpillow on April 07, 2018, 12:42:45 pm

The red one's a kind of Darth Vader nosebag.

I can hear Obiwan's ghost quite clearly:

"Use the horse, Luke, use the horse!"

 ;D ;D ;D