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Title: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 23, 2015, 01:37:25 pm
So, the thing is, I like seaplanes : floatplanes, single-float and double-float or even more, and flying boats as well (single-hull, double-hull or more).
Actually I like them so much that I sometimes floatplanize, or even flying boatize aircraft that were never meant for that, but to me it looks like an improvement (like, to some others, fitting longer wings, it seems).

And I like to paint in primary colors : plain yellow or red or blue, sometimes two of them, or the three.

In the past I have already posted quite a few of them, titled by the aircraft type or name, but the effect of series gets lost in separate posts.

Therefore I thought I might as well start a thread on this.

To begin, here comes a Vought Kingfisher, at the funny scale of 1/200 : it came with its own catapult, which is very nice.

And to give it a bit of context, I looked for a support for the catapult : a boat not too large, just enough to carry it, in a spirit remembering the Aurora boat in the Tintin adventure where he flies a yellow (!) Ar196.
At the scale of 1/200, I found out about the ETV Waker (that had a life as a Greenpeace vessel too apparently), already gifted with a helicopter deck, and featuring a nice rear deck, with good room for the catapult :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/kingfisher-s_zpspvdo7evl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4150075s_zpsfwpe9nzu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4150079s_zpsowusgys3.jpg)

Title: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on April 23, 2015, 05:53:14 pm
Nice work. Good thinking to find the boat.
Title: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on April 24, 2015, 04:39:15 am
Oh I love it ! Who makes the boat ? Thäs somat I'd defo like to build. Maybe even steal your idea  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: Hobbes on April 24, 2015, 10:17:44 am
Revell. It's a Dutch Coast Guard ship.
http://www.amazon.com/Revell-05240-200-Kustwacht-Waker/dp/B0013FCHCK (http://www.amazon.com/Revell-05240-200-Kustwacht-Waker/dp/B0013FCHCK)
Title: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 24, 2015, 12:41:38 pm
Oh I love it ! Who makes the boat ? Thäs somat I'd defo like to build. Maybe even steal your idea  :thumbsup:

yes indeed it is Revell : there is apparently a variant of the kit which is a SMIT harbour tug, by revell and heller

at the same scale I also did something with a Marwede rescue boat (pictures soon ...)

and please do steal !  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
it is not stealing actually anyway, I like my ideas to inspire other, especially because they will do it differently,
and possibly with better skills  ;D
Title: Re: Kingfisher and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 25, 2015, 12:13:20 am
And to give it a bit of context, I looked for a support for the catapult : a boat not too large, just enough to carry it, in a spirit remembering the Aurora boat in the Tintin adventure where he flies a yellow (!) Ar196.


here is a picture of the inspiration by the way

(http://www.gorianet.it/tintin/dessins/etoi23a2.jpg)

Title: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2015, 03:09:12 pm
So I had this 1/200 Kingfisher and catapult kit, and it has two of each actually, and I thought, instead of making two Kingfishers, why not use this centrale float and pair of secondary floats for floatplanizing another aircraft?
The trick was to find a kit for an aircraft with the roght size for the float to fit : I finally decided on a 1/144 Po-2, which has the right length, and did exist as a central-float version known as Po-2M :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250110s_zpszpluxakk.jpg)

and I installed it on the same seaplane tender :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250113s_zpsed1x2sjw.jpg)

I also tried another 1/200 boat : the Marwede rescue ship, which also has a helicopter deck (actually not for landing, I read afterwards, only for manoeuvering, but well, this is whiff anymay  ;) ) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/po2-144-s_zps9rz3ki6l.jpg)

but the Po-2 looked a bit too large for that, so I prefer to assign it to the Waker :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250107s_zpshp6okw0s.jpg)

whereas the Kingfisher looks quite right on the Marwede :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250114s_zpsgvjdmf3h.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P4250117s_zpstxd5cejh.jpg)

don't you think?  ;)

Title: Re: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 29, 2015, 06:39:24 am
Kingfisher looks good on it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on April 29, 2015, 07:38:35 am
 :mellow: Kingfisher suits it. :thumbsup:

 :wub: the pic of both on the tender. :cheers:
Title: Re: Po-2 floatplane and catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 06, 2015, 12:17:43 pm
:mellow: Kingfisher suits it. :thumbsup:

 :wub: the pic of both on the tender. :cheers:


thanks all!

I just acquired a 1/200 helicopetr (not many around ... a Huey), so it should end up completing the team
especially if I find tiny enough floats for it  ;D

Title: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 06, 2015, 12:19:33 pm
and now for something a bit different :

here is a central-float version of the Ar196 :
I had been longing for this kits for quite a few years, and suddenly found it,
and built it in red.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ar19648-s_zpsv41mfa5w.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P2250262s_zpsmbfxrrtm.jpg)

The twin floats set is in the kit, so I have it as a spare "for something else"  as someone said recently ;)
Title: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on May 07, 2015, 03:34:14 am
Single float Arado looks like a real one.  What are the floats off?

Helicopters don't need hydrodynamically shaped floats with a step so all you need fot it are 2 tubes or rods of an appropriate size.
Or one.  Never seen a single centre float chopper...

Title: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 07, 2015, 03:41:54 am
The single float Ar 196 was real - it was tested against the dual float version and lost because it was more draggy. Looks nice, though!
Title: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 07, 2015, 05:29:53 am
Single float Arado looks like a real one.  What are the floats off?

Helicopters don't need hydrodynamically shaped floats with a step so all you need fot it are 2 tubes or rods of an appropriate size.
Or one.  Never seen a single centre float chopper...



indeed it was a real one, as noted by Dizzyfugu, but maybe not monochrome red  ;D
the what-if story could go like : after building the prototype a special primary coat of anticorrosive was applied, and the pictures were taken just before the camouflage paintig that followed ...

So the floats are off the kit itself indeed, that can be seen there :
(http://www.esswex.co.za/avactis-images/MPM48031.jpg)

I intend to use the spare floats for seaplanes, probably imaginary, and also probably two signle-float seaplane (to maximize fun  ;D )

never seen a central float helicopter either  :rolleyes: a inspiring idea?  :wacko:

Title: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2015, 04:03:59 am
Sea Kings have a very boat like shape to them.  Was there some emergency floating concept there?

Title: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2015, 05:32:07 am
Sea Kings have a very boat like shape to them.  Was there some emergency floating concept there?



it seems to have been intended indeed : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibious_helicopter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibious_helicopter)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/HH-3F_Pelican_on_the_water_with_a_burning_boat.jpg/800px-HH-3F_Pelican_on_the_water_with_a_burning_boat.jpg)

so twin-floats helicopters do exist, as well as "flying-boats" with a hull :
a central float with two smaller auxiliary floats remains to be invented it seems :
nice challenge, not ?  :blink:


Title: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2015, 07:02:43 am
Being VERY pedantic, that's not a Sea King, it's a Pelican.  ;D

But Sea Kings can and do float, see below. And they have a central hull with two smaller auxiliary floats too. The Pelican has sponsons rather than floats.

(http://img908.imageshack.us/img908/4210/kWjDnw.jpg)
Title: Re: Ar196B central float, 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2015, 07:31:30 am
Being VERY pedantic, that's not a Sea King, it's a Pelican.  ;D

But Sea Kings can and do float, see below. And they have a central hull with two smaller auxiliary floats too. The Pelican has sponsons rather than floats.


ah yes indeed, I was a bit quick in my reply.
Others with a hull include the french Super Frelon and also the russian Mi-14 :
this one unfortunately only exists in 1/72 in hard to find conversion kits?
Title: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 11, 2015, 04:26:34 am

recently a discussion about twin-seaters reminded me of the Meteor Prone

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40060.msg669796.html#msg669796 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40060.msg669796.html#msg669796)

and so I was induced in acquiring the MPM kit, a lovely one, but although the topic is surprising enough to be nearly whif, I felt it could be improved, not in this case by fitting longer wings (which it does deserve, honestly  ;D ), but by floatplanization.

A motivation was the availability of the AR196 1/48 floats from the kit above : I considered putting both, but that would have looked a bit heavy, so I preferred a central-float layout, like this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/prone-s_zps07gtlu9v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5100028s_zpsrn2prdhw.jpg)

and I noticed the clever bottom-window for the front crew, now nicely in front of the float for full visibility :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5100030s_zpsmjgf5kyo.jpg)

Title: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on May 11, 2015, 06:13:29 am
Love that prone Meteor ! Looks super sleek all red like that ! Nice one.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 11, 2015, 06:51:24 am
That's VERY different ericr, terrific build.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on May 11, 2015, 07:36:55 am
If you'd described that Meteor to me without pictures I'd have said it wouldn't work, but now I see it in the "flesh" it absolutely does. You have a good eye Sir!  :thumbsup:

That TinTin picture made me think about those very early steamships that had steam AND sail: imagine one of those with a very early "box kit" style aeroplane on a catapult...
Title: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2015, 02:01:41 am
If you'd described that Meteor to me without pictures I'd have said it wouldn't work, but now I see it in the "flesh" it absolutely does. You have a good eye Sir!  :thumbsup:


Summed up my feelings exactly, and if ever an aircraft screamed out for a pair of eyes and a smiley face  ;D
Title: Re: Gloster Meteor Prone, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 12, 2015, 01:03:51 pm
thanks all!

as I said, I had my questionings and doubts, but finally the central-float solution looked good,
very especially in the prone long-nosed version : a real match, in fact  ;D

Title: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 14, 2015, 09:40:01 am

and now for something completely different

(but still in the topic of course)

Sometime ago a discussion reminded me of the possibility of three-seater P38, combining Droop and P38M

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30511.msg681762.html#msg681762 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30511.msg681762.html#msg681762)

where I learned there actually was one :

(http://p38assn.org/images/surviving/scatterbrain.jpg)

so I was fired, and went out to find a P38M by Revell

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/Revell%2004293%20P-38ed.JPG)

to which I could not resist adding ... guess what? ... floats : coming from the classical Airfix Ar196,
and the nose comes from some larger glass-nosed aircraft (Dassault Flamant? Pembroke?), so it required to use some putty but it ended up not too badly.

and so here it goes, in yellow :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38mdroop-s_zps894z0gze.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5130047s_zpsmatdkfvz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5130050s_zpsyypqmznp.jpg)
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 15, 2015, 09:56:50 am
Inspired by your prone float meteor, here are similar mustangs,thank you:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P82-51C_cn.jpg)
 :cheers: :drink: :party: :blink: ;) ;D :o :-X :-\ :mellow: :lol: <_< :unsure: :wacko: :ph34r: :dalek:
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on May 15, 2015, 08:11:03 pm
That TinTin picture made me think about those very early steamships that had steam AND sail: imagine one of those with a very early "box kite" style aeroplane on a catapult...

Like the Langley Aerodrome?
It was launched by catapulting from the roof of a houseboat.
(https://www.awesomestories.com/images/user/e0001c4008.jpg)
wiki page here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langley_Aerodrome)
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on May 15, 2015, 09:20:53 pm
Beauty. Looks lovely like that. Always been intrigued by the glass nosed P-38s.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 15, 2015, 09:23:08 pm
Yes, your yellow 3-seater P-38M Marine-Lightning is beautiful, thanks ericr! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 16, 2015, 01:44:47 pm
That TinTin picture made me think about those very early steamships that had steam AND sail: imagine one of those with a very early "box kite" style aeroplane on a catapult...

Like the Langley Aerodrome?
It was launched by catapulting from the roof of a houseboat.


that makes me feel like putting a catapult (the 1/72 ones from the Hasegawa floatplane kits) on a just larger 1/72 boat
a lovely base for dioramas ...


Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 16, 2015, 02:02:12 pm
That TinTin picture made me think about those very early steamships that had steam AND sail: imagine one of those with a very early "box kite" style aeroplane on a catapult...

Like the Langley Aerodrome?
It was launched by catapulting from the roof of a houseboat.


that makes me feel like putting a catapult (the 1/72 ones from the Hasegawa floatplane kits) on a just larger 1/72 boat
a lovely base for dioramas ...




this is also an example of "minimal" seaplane carrier :

(http://i56.servimg.com/u/f56/11/47/50/69/hydrav10.jpg)
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on May 16, 2015, 02:27:04 pm
That's neat! Swell may be a issue but I like the compact size. Steam catapult?
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 19, 2015, 03:05:30 pm
That's neat! Swell may be a issue but I like the compact size. Steam catapult?

I don't know the details : in a whiff world it just works  ;D
Title: Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 19, 2015, 03:11:50 pm
by the way, the previous pictures were uncomplete : here come the engine hoods closed :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5190118s_zpswzkaki7s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/P5190120s_zpsdvp7ke13.jpg)
Title: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 14, 2015, 10:39:52 am


this central float version is just lovely, and I like to have it civilianized in yellow (a bit like the Tintin Ar296A), and the Revell 1/32 kit is very neat and very large :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ar196b32-s_zpsfvlovqh1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00062s_zpsmfwqaxkx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ar196b32-s_zpsfvlovqh1.jpg)

Title: Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 17, 2015, 04:21:11 pm
Simply beautiful! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on July 18, 2015, 03:58:48 am
That looks great as a single float, and yellow suits it :thumbsup:
Title: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 18, 2015, 07:22:34 am

a bit more whiff : the Beechcraft Kansan (PM kit, much better than I expected actually) with the floats from a Revell/Matchbox Twin Otter :

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

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00078s_zpsqdmdoi0a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00080s_zpsqggrzsda.jpg)
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on July 18, 2015, 11:56:32 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 20, 2015, 11:45:50 pm
:thumbsup:

thanks!
now I look at the nose I realize it could have been painted straighter ...
I like glass-nosed planes, like the Droop P-38 too
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on July 21, 2015, 04:49:26 am
Very nice. Love the Arado looks mint. The Kansan is a very good idea as well....I could see that as an actual trainer or SAR type.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 23, 2015, 12:59:35 am
thanks!

the Kansan could indeed have a more "real" livery, while being still a whiff of course  ;) if someone's inspired
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 23, 2015, 09:11:34 pm
Beech 18s on floats aren't unusual so an AT-11 Kansan on floats isn't too much of a stretch, although a US Navy
JRB/SNB on floats would be most likely.
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2015, 12:43:29 am
Beech 18s on floats aren't unusual so an AT-11 Kansan on floats isn't too much of a stretch, although a US Navy
JRB/SNB on floats would be most likely.

yes indeed, Beech 18s are often floatplanized ; the Kansan has that special glass nose as an add-on, to my taste

I usually do single color paintings, to undeline the shape of planes, but inspired people are welcome to try out more earthly liveries on the same kits arrangements
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Cobra on July 25, 2015, 02:00:54 am
Your Kansan Was Very Cool & Well Done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: i Almost thought it was a Modified Sky King type Aircraft, You did a Superb Job! Have You Ever Painted a Piper Tri Pacer in a Primary Color? Stay Cool :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2015, 05:56:34 am
Your Kansan Was Very Cool & Well Done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: i Almost thought it was a Modified Sky King type Aircraft, You did a Superb Job! Have You Ever Painted a Piper Tri Pacer in a Primary Color? Stay Cool :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan

thanks!

I don't know if there is a Piper Tri Pacer kit? I have a few Cubs, including a floatplanized Twin Cub

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/piper-s_zpsprek9jqo.jpg)



Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on July 25, 2015, 06:39:28 am
 :bow: :mellow:

Are the fuselage's staggered?
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2015, 07:35:35 am
:bow: :mellow:

Are the fuselage's staggered?

just a longer axis for one of the propellers, like in the real world  ;) :

(http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Piper-TwinCub/IMAGES/Twin-Cub-Nose.jpg)
Title: Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 25, 2015, 07:43:05 am

I don't know if there is a Piper Tri Pacer kit?


I have an idea that Monogram did one back in the 60s, probably in 1/48 scale.
Title: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2015, 10:24:43 am

when helicopters float, they are usually equipped twin floats, and sometimes with a hull like flying boats.

But never (to the best of my modest knowledge) with a single central float (like tho Arado196 above), and additional smaller side stabilizers.

There had to be some justice done here, and so I volunteered for the necessary mission.

I had to choose the helicopter appropriately, notably w.r.t. the side floats, and I had a spare 1/48 Arado 196 float : the ideal candidate was the so particularly looking Mi24 (after some hesitation for the more angular Ka-58) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mi24-s_zpsjkbs9jfw.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00140s_zpsjjzfyf3w.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00144s_zps5ibyvyre.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00145s_zps7iaejfgn.jpg)
Title: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on July 25, 2015, 01:57:44 pm
Cool Twin Cub and the Hind is awesome ! Love the look of that one....sleek !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on July 26, 2015, 08:22:16 pm
Thought provoking.  I was going to build a twin float Hind but...
Title: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2015, 02:57:38 am

"thought provoking" is definitely a compliment to my ear/eye, thanxalot   :wacko:

twin floats are ok of course, but going further awhif is even better  ;D
Title: twin-float Romeo RO.43 (1/700) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 19, 2015, 04:07:35 am

and now into the tiny :

twin-float versions of the Romeo Ro-43, at the scale of 1/700

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00779s_zpsyj4nzl34.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/ro43-700-s_zpshjgym8ms.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC00782s_zpsh7kzdnkl.jpg)

Title: Re: twin-float Romeo RO.43 (1/700) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on August 19, 2015, 02:37:29 pm
Wow they look tiny!  :drink:

 :wub: The Hind is awesome, I had missed it somehow. Wonder if a rear turret from a Lancaster or similar big bomber would fit where the front cockpit is...
Title: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 19, 2015, 08:03:51 pm
I don't know if there is a Piper Tri Pacer kit? I have a few Cubs, including a floatplanized Twin Cub
I love it! May I Photoshop (/PhotoPaint) it into a Black & White photograph of 1944 for my 1939-45 collection? Which manufacturer would I classify it? Piper or Ericr or Wagner or else?

when helicopters float, they are usually equipped twin floats, and sometimes with a hull like flying boats.
But never (to the best of my modest knowledge) with a single central float (like tho Arado196 above), and additional smaller side stabilizers.
There had to be some justice done here, and so I volunteered for the necessary mission.
Your mission is a full success, you are our HERO! And I give you the Distinguidhed Medal Légion of Honour...  :thumbsup: :bow:

Your very little 1/700 ones are funny also, thanks!
Title: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 20, 2015, 11:11:21 am

thanks!



I don't know if there is a Piper Tri Pacer kit? I have a few Cubs, including a floatplanized Twin Cub
I love it! May I Photoshop (/PhotoPaint) it into a Black & White photograph of 1944 for my 1939-45 collection? Which manufacturer would I classify it? Piper or Ericr or Wagner or else?


please go ahead !
I guess the designer of the twin version is indeed Wagner, I just added a pair of floats ;-)

Title: Re: twin-float Romeo RO.43 (1/700) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on August 21, 2015, 08:42:21 am
Gorgeous. I just love this thread. To tell you the truth, I'm kind of in the doldrums, and after seeing all of this colour I'm actually feeling better ! Thanks for sharing !

 :wub:
Title: Re: twin-float Romeo RO.43 (1/700) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 23, 2015, 03:54:09 am
thanks !
red yellow and blue are quite lively indeed, which is why I like them

Title: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 23, 2015, 04:27:03 am
I don't know if there is a Piper Tri Pacer kit? I have a few Cubs, including a floatplanized Twin Cub
I love it! May I Photoshop (/PhotoPaint) it into a Black & White photograph of 1944 for my 1939-45 collection? Which manufacturer would I classify it? Piper or Ericr or Wagner or else?
Quote
please go ahead !
I guess the designer of the twin version is indeed Wagner, I just added a pair of floats ;-)
Here is she:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/TwinCub1942.jpg)
(I feel sorry to militarize your gentle toy into a warbird, but this is just to prove the 1942 date :-\ )
Title: Re: central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 28, 2015, 11:15:17 am
(I feel sorry to militarize your gentle toy into a warbird, but this is just to prove the 1942 date :-\ )

usually you are indeed rather civilianizing warbirds  ;)

Title: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 28, 2015, 11:17:54 am

another whiff by the addition of one float to the usually single float Marcel Besson MB411, at 1/350 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mb411-350-s_zpsmptbqzxq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00916s_zpswya7ba1e.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC00917s_zpskwzwujmv.jpg)

Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on August 28, 2015, 03:55:10 pm
:drink: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 28, 2015, 09:07:01 pm
These perfect seaplanes (with efficient rear post having no fin problem) inspired me Mustangs this morning, you know (thanks!)
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 29, 2015, 04:04:55 am

it's Marcel Besson yoy may thank : I guess he did this to facilitate storing of the floatplane on a tight submarine.
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 29, 2015, 06:01:05 am
it's Marcel Besson yoy may thank : I guess he did this to facilitate storing of the floatplane on a tight submarine.
Thanking "Floatplanes aboard submarines"? Uh? Ahem, the first time I read it (in French), it was presented as Evil invention (Japanese 1942), because the one writing it probably ignored that us, French ones, did the same... But in our hands, this was obviously "For Goodness", of course (slavery or indigenous status of "sub-human" foreigners), this was so different, yes... :-\ ;D :tornado:
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 29, 2015, 09:13:09 am
The Royal Navy had a submarine launched aircraft as well, the Parnell Peto.

All those submarine launched aircraft all seemed to have something odd about them, the Peto having its upper wing flush with the top of the fuselage and the MB411 having its under-mounted fin. I think one of the others had the wings at different heights!

(http://img540.imageshack.us/img540/3791/OHPOTZ.jpg)
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 29, 2015, 03:40:19 pm
All those submarine launched aircraft all seemed to have something odd about them, the Peto having its upper wing flush with the top of the fuselage and the MB411 having its under-mounted fin. I think one of the others had the wings at different heights!

you mean the Arado Ar 231 I guess : a stunning frontview indeed
I did it in red  ;D

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m174/RobertoR_2006/Publicadas/Ar231V1_I1.jpg)
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 29, 2015, 05:39:09 pm
Oh yes ericr, that's EXACTLY the one I meant.

Very weird it looks too. Did they launch it off a sub eventually?
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 29, 2015, 08:23:54 pm
you mean the Arado Ar 231 I guess : a stunning frontview indeed
I did it in red  ;D
I am very interested... I knew this one but I had forgotten it. And I would like to show it now in my site about asymmetric aircraft, but I refuse to feature Nazi colours there (for which I may be sent to jail), and I would prefer a bright red version: do you have a photograph of your one (maybe front view, showing perfectly the asymmetric wing)? If you don't, no problem, I could search for a front view on a 3-view line drawing without military colours. ;D
Title: Re: twin-float version of MB411 (1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on August 30, 2015, 12:55:39 am
Thanks for posting the Arado pics, I wasn't aware of her before, or at least the wing configuration anyway  :blink:
Title: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 30, 2015, 01:11:35 am

here's the red one (Pavla 1/72) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_3819_zpsakhuhcfr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_3822_zpsyql3swvp.jpg)

Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 30, 2015, 02:57:08 am
Wonderful! Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 30, 2015, 03:45:14 am
I'm amazed even Pavla did a kit of such an obscure aircraft.  :o

I don't think the Parnall Peto has ever been kitted, anyone know?
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 30, 2015, 04:01:26 am
I'm amazed even Pavla did a kit of such an obscure aircraft.  :o

there's even a 1/48 one (which I don't have) (yet?)

(http://modelingmadness.com/scott/axis/luft/48ar231bt.jpg)

and another one by Special Hobby (the V2)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PBWyNG1TL._SX300_.jpg)

I don't think the Parnall Peto has ever been kitted, anyone know?

here's a scratch at least :

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2008/july/aviation/peto.php (http://www.internetmodeler.com/2008/july/aviation/peto.php)

Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 30, 2015, 04:07:12 am
I'm amazed even Pavla did a kit of such an obscure aircraft.  :o

there's even a 1/48 one (which I don't have) (yet?)

<snip>

and another one by Special Hobby (the V2)

<snip>

here's a scratch at least :

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2008/july/aviation/peto.php (http://www.internetmodeler.com/2008/july/aviation/peto.php)



You learn something new every day, thanks ericr.

As for the scratchbuilt Peto, that's EXCELLENT!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2015, 05:54:22 am
Nice work. Love the small scale stuff. Those would look great in a photo spilling out of a mock bag of Skittles or suitable fruit flavoured candy !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 30, 2015, 12:15:51 pm
Mike West (Lone Star Models) is currently scratchbuilding a waterline 1/48 USN S-1 sub just as a display base
for the Martin MS-1/Cox-Klemin XS kit is he is close to producing.  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_MS

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/S-1%28SS-105%29.jpg/1280px-S-1%28SS-105%29.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1440305560/Pig+Boat

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/resinprince/001_29.jpg)
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on August 30, 2015, 08:13:39 pm
Almost looks like a Flitzer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flitzer_Z-21) on floats.
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 03:06:18 am

the japanese i400 and its Seirans is another example, but the smaller Glen was also submarine-carried

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/glen-tri-s_zpsqeuzyclk.jpg)
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 02, 2015, 03:22:05 am
I love your blue/red camo with bright yellow wings: like every camo, this is for the plane not to be seen at all with the landscape in the background... and this is just perfect in a toy store with Mickey Mouse and other puppets... ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 04:43:36 am
I love your blue/red camo with bright yellow wings: like every camo, this is for the plane not to be seen at all with the landscape in the background... and this is just perfect in a toy store with Mickey Mouse and other puppets... ;D :thumbsup:

sometimes the camouflage is not meant to hide : like the zebra for example!  ;D
it is rather making it difficult to recognize the shape.
Like in dazzle ships camouflage : some beautiful patterns there
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2015, 04:53:56 am
That waterline sub hull looks just the ticket ! What a great way to display an aero as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 02, 2015, 01:04:13 pm
I love your blue/red camo with bright yellow wings: like every camo, this is for the plane not to be seen at all with the landscape in the background... and this is just perfect in a toy store with Mickey Mouse and other puppets... ;D :thumbsup:

sometimes the camouflage is not meant to hide : like the zebra for example!  ;D
it is rather making it difficult to recognize the shape.
Like in dazzle ships camouflage : some beautiful patterns there

Or maybe it's "That's so bizarre and noticeable that it can't really be there!"  :lol:

Cheers
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2015, 01:38:01 pm

Or maybe it's "That's so bizarre and noticeable that it can't really be there!"  :lol:

Cheers

like the gorilla in the room  ;D

Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 02, 2015, 02:22:28 pm

Or maybe it's "That's so bizarre and noticeable that it can't really be there!"  :lol:

Cheers

like the gorilla in the room  ;D



Or the Orang-Utan in the Forum...  ;D

Ook!!
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2015, 08:09:27 am
 :wacko:
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 14, 2015, 10:37:24 am

I used the floats for twin-float versions, so there remained the airframes :
i order to avoid uselessness, with the floatless MB411 and Ro.43, I built up this fly-tape scene :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/flytape-s_zpsxjexpgg6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC01003s_zpsy6jq6wuh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: JayBee on September 14, 2015, 11:42:41 am

Or maybe it's "That's so bizarre and noticeable that it can't really be there!"  :lol:

Cheers

like the gorilla in the room  ;D



or even the elephant in the room.

Or the Orang-Utan in the Forum...  ;D

Ook!!
Title: Re: fly-tape and MB411 & Ro.43 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on September 14, 2015, 12:10:34 pm
Tee hee hee ! That's too funny. I like it ! That would look great hanging somewhere. Now I can see myself sticking wee aeroplanes on real fly tape when I'm out and about....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 15, 2015, 10:05:21 pm

Or maybe it's "That's so bizarre and noticeable that it can't really be there!"  :lol:

Cheers

like the gorilla in the room  ;D



or even the elephant in the room.

Or the Orang-Utan in the Forum...  ;D

Ook!!


 :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: JoeP on September 16, 2015, 08:44:17 am

here's the red one (Pavla 1/72) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_3819_zpsakhuhcfr.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_3822_zpsyql3swvp.jpg)


Wow. Weird! Cool! I love flying floaty things!
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2015, 02:34:26 am

Wow. Weird! Cool! I love flying floaty things!


Especially those with wings that aren't actually talking to each other.  ;D
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Rheged on September 17, 2015, 03:29:28 am

Wow. Weird! Cool! I love flying floaty things!


Especially those with wings that aren't actually talking to each other.  ;D

Designing aircraft to fold up or dismantle and pack away on a submarine seems to have produced all sorts of odd contraptions. M2 and Parnell Peto. Surcouf and Besson MB411. Lots of Imperial Japanese things.........
Title: Re: Ar 231, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 17, 2015, 08:48:15 am

Wow. Weird! Cool! I love flying floaty things!


Especially those with wings that aren't actually talking to each other.  ;D

anything floatily flying indeed!

and especially unsquare too  ;D
Title: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 28, 2015, 11:22:52 am


I had it in mind for some years, I don't really know why, and it had to be the twin seater ...
and finally I met a nice TA4 kit, which I combined with a beautifully shaped Twin Otter float :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/a4skyhawk-s_zps6qkiad7o.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC01945s_zpsl4ltzoit.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC01949s_zpsqqfhcouy.jpg)

Title: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
Post by: Scooterman on October 29, 2015, 08:16:51 am
Ya'know, if you refined the centerline float and retract it to the belly and get the tip floats on the wings, you got a SeaDart kinda thing going on. Hmmm. ;D
Title: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on October 29, 2015, 09:33:52 am
Very cool. Great job on that one. And nice idea there Brad ! You gonna go for it ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: TA4 Skyhawk single central float : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 29, 2015, 03:36:19 pm
thanks!

If people feel inspired they are of course welcome : better skills can be applied, and I practice monochrome primary liveries, but others are of course possible

Title: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 11, 2015, 10:10:04 am

another one I had been thinking about for a long time, and recently at a show in my hometown I stumbled upon a classic Frog Gannet for 3 euros ... and I had this other Twin Otter float available.

So here it comes, in blue :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/gannett-s_zpsrtzrue3s.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02188s_zpsmdu36m1n.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02185s_zpsqssjpiwc.jpg)

For outrigger floats, I use drop tanks : I find it looks nice, and it does have some root in the RW after all, as can be seen here :
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b591/NA26NA44/ROKAFFloatT-6F1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on November 11, 2015, 10:15:41 am
Love the look of the Gannet ! Looks like a low rider  :thumbsup: And thanks for the pics of the drop tank wing floats....glad you found that as now it'll be super easy to make them  :cheers:
Title: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 11, 2015, 10:56:24 am
Beautiful as a floatplane while ugly as a Gannet... what a mix, great! ;D
Title: Re: Gannet single central float, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 12, 2015, 11:55:24 pm

drop tanks are a nice solution indeed  ;)

and the Gannet does look a bit low : part of its odd charm I guess ;D
Title: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 26, 2015, 04:44:38 am

from a very old Airfix bagged kit of the Hawker Demon, I first did a twin-float version by adapting floats from a Letov S-328 (both kits I found for 2 euros each ...), and then, following a forum discussion, I decided to change for a single central float version (also because it offers me the possibility to proceed to one more floatplanization, as you will soon see  ;) )

and it does look like a Hawker Osprey indeed  ;D

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/demon-s_zps0e4qylxv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02286s_zpssav3qxwv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02285s_zpsxxhrrczn.jpg)

Title: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2015, 08:14:55 am
It's a Monosprey............  ;D :lol:

Great work nonetheless. In an NM scheme with FAA fuselage bands it'd sit very well on a Whif SIG stand and fool oodles of JMNs. Where did the single float come from please Ericr?

The tip floats look like P-51 drop tanks......

[If course this has NOTHING to do with my recent find of an Airfix bagged Demon kit in The Loft........ ;)]
Title: Re: Hawker Demon single central float, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 26, 2015, 08:26:02 am

thaks a lot PR19_Kit !

the Monosprey seems to have existed actually :

(http://www.aviationphotocompany.com/img/s2/v51/p550998815-3.jpg)

and a Short competitor looking very similar :

(http://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/between-the-wars-1918-1939-a/190307d1327166733t-raf-pre-war-aircrafts-short-gurnard-jpg)

the main float is from a KP kit of the Letov S_328, and the tip floats from my scratch box : they were dark green plastic, maybe from a P51?


In an NM scheme with FAA fuselage bands it'd sit very well on a Whif SIG stand and fool oodles of JMNs.

...

[If course this has NOTHING to do with my recent find of an Airfix bagged Demon kit in The Loft........ ;)]

just do it  :wacko: ;D

Title: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 29, 2015, 01:27:58 pm
another one :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/mig15-s_zpsivrniobz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02296s_zpsixargzxj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02297s_zpswjn3hh3q.jpg)
Title: I'm back ! Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 14, 2015, 01:15:29 pm
here I am back again after days of being imprisoned outside ...

novelties here soon ...


Title: Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on December 14, 2015, 06:49:21 pm
Love the floaty Mig :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: I'm back ! Re: Mig 15 single central float, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 14, 2015, 09:29:34 pm
novelties here soon ...
Please, clock, move faster for us to enjoy those novelties... ;)
Title: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 15, 2015, 01:04:01 pm

not so much a whiff, but for color maybe, but with floats definitely :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/nh500-s_zpslu7syygl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02436s_zpss8r1pwzx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02437s_zpstuvv2wpc.jpg)

Title: Re: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on December 15, 2015, 07:11:42 pm
Nice :thumbsup:

Could even add some thick red and blue diaginal stripes for a Magnum P.I.- ish look.

http://magnum-mania.com/images/opening_credits_low_flying_chopper_full.jpg
Title: Re: NH 500, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 16, 2015, 01:11:20 pm
Nice :thumbsup:

Could even add some thick red and blue diaginal stripes for a Magnum P.I.- ish look.

http://magnum-mania.com/images/opening_credits_low_flying_chopper_full.jpg

thanx!

the stripes design is nice indeed ; I must say that I do my painting by hand with brushes, rather worn usually, so it wouldn't be easy : I have extremely basic skills indeed, quite the same as when I was an early teenager i'm afraid  ;D

Title: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 21, 2015, 03:48:41 am

a jet float plane again, blue this time :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/iskra-s_zpsqazconrz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02463s_zpsdlznoc5r.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02464s_zpssa0fd3k3.jpg)

Title: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on December 21, 2015, 04:31:09 am
Oh the Iskra look pretty! :thumbsup:

You just have to leave that awful cockpit moulding open right?  ;) (Trust me, it isn't any better if you go for the single-seat option...)

EDIT: hey Ericr, you like monocrome blues: did you ever see my H.A.T. build? http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38469.60.html
Title: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 21, 2015, 05:58:09 am

EDIT: hey Ericr, you like monocrome blues: did you ever see my H.A.T. build? http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38469.60.html


Oh my life, the H.A.T!  ;D

Hysteria Rules OK here right now.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 21, 2015, 10:29:04 am

yes, the open cockpit could be a nice funny feature if it was not moulded with a treacherous bend ...
which shows all the more when closed ...

and the blue H.A.T. is lovely indeed : its wings must have satisfied some of us here with disctinct incilnations to that regard

have you tried something yellow and something red as well ?  ;D

we're having hysterical fun  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on December 21, 2015, 03:06:46 pm
Cheers Ericr!

You might like to try that blue paint I used by the way: it gives a very even finish in just one coat. It's surface texture causes some problems with decals, but that wouldn't be an issue for you, would it?

I got it from a UK shop called Halfords where it's called ArtFX, but the same paint is sold under many brand names by many companies: I've seen it in art shops, craft shops and car accessory shops. The key identifying feature is the hemispherical coloured cap on the rounded top of the tin:

(http://i1.adis.ws/i/washford/370293?$pd_main_v2$)

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/specialist-decorative-paints?type=Decorative+and+Artistic+Spray+Paints

A bit of research suggests that the Chinese company who make it use 'Aristo' as their own brand name for it.
Title: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 22, 2015, 12:22:56 am
Cheers Ericr!

You might like to try that blue paint I used by the way: it gives a very even finish in just one coat. It's surface texture causes some problems with decals, but that wouldn't be an issue for you, would it?

it wouldn't, as you very accurately observed  ;D
at some time in the long past I kept a decal or two sometimes, but then decided to go for "naked" monochromitude.
And therefore I have a huge pile of brand new decals, some from quite rare kits : maybe I should try and distribute them, to make poccket money and buy yet another pile of kits ...

Thanks for the paint tip! I will look into it. I guess their yellow and red also have good covering characteristics.
I use Humbrol enamel (14,69,19) painted with brushes (usually a bit worn), the old fashioned way, maybe for affective or nostalgic reasons, but I really like these three colors. I sometimes use Humbrol sprays of the same.


Title: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on December 22, 2015, 03:34:53 am
Cheers Ericr!

You might like to try that blue paint I used by the way: it gives a very even finish in just one coat. It's surface texture causes some problems with decals, but that wouldn't be an issue for you, would it?

it wouldn't, as you very accurately observed  ;D
at some time in the long past I kept a decal or two sometimes, but then decided to go for "naked" monochromitude.
And therefore I have a huge pile of brand new decals, some from quite rare kits : maybe I should try and distribute them, to make poccket money and buy yet another pile of kits ...

Thanks for the paint tip! I will look into it. I guess their yellow and red also have good covering characteristics.
I use Humbrol enamel (14,69,19) painted with brushes (usually a bit worn), the old fashioned way, maybe for affective or nostalgic reasons, but I really like these three colors. I sometimes use Humbrol sprays of the same.




Plenty of people sell decals on ebay. Don't know if it applies in France, but here you get 20 free auctions per month, and postage is minimal for deals, so you should do pretty well.
Title: Re: Iskra TS-11, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 24, 2015, 01:31:59 am

right, thanks for the tip; I haven't begun selling anything on ebay, only nbyuing until now  ;D
Title: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2015, 08:22:55 am

in order to put all these seaplanes in perspective, I am reconfiguring, at the same 1/72 scale, a Revell (ex-Matchbox) Flower Class corvette (I got it for reanonably cheap on ebay) in order for it to carry 3 catapults (one in each interesting colour). It is a bit cramped, as many ships are anyway, but seems to be possible ...(the one on the right will be put horizontal of course)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC02547s_zpslqtvjfhy.jpg)

especially the jet central float planes can look good on that

Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 30, 2015, 08:25:06 am
Presumably the carrier will be painted all-over green?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: sandiego89 on December 30, 2015, 09:15:00 am

in order to put all these seaplanes in perspective, I am reconfiguring, at the same 1/72 scale, a Revell (ex-Matchbox) Flower Class corvette (I got it for reanonably cheap on ebay) in order for it to carry 3 catapults (one in each interesting colour). It is a bit cramped, as many ships are anyway, but seems to be possible ...(the one on the right will be put horizontal of course)




ericr, what is the source for your 1/72 catapults please?  I have an affliction for float planes....  

- Good idea  :thumbsup:

-Dave
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2015, 01:00:06 pm
Presumably the carrier will be painted all-over green?  ;D :lol:

the only time I did a green seaplane was for a lady who likes that color ;
I prefer, like for whishy, single to blend, and the primaries are, when you consider pigments mixing, red (magenta), blue (cyan) and yellow.
and then, actually in truth and sincerity, I just love them  ;D

also, according to tests I might be a bit color-blind  :rolleyes:

so the ship is likely to hve a red hull, yellow upper front, and blue upper back,so that catapults come out well, and planes on top will be in a color doifferent from the catapult, preferably.

Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2015, 01:05:28 pm

in order to put all these seaplanes in perspective, I am reconfiguring, at the same 1/72 scale, a Revell (ex-Matchbox) Flower Class corvette (I got it for reanonably cheap on ebay) in order for it to carry 3 catapults (one in each interesting colour). It is a bit cramped, as many ships are anyway, but seems to be possible ...(the one on the right will be put horizontal of course)




ericr, what is the source for your 1/72 catapults please?  I have an affliction for float planes....  

- Good idea  :thumbsup:

-Dave

thanks !

the blue and red catapults are from Hasegawa, the ones you get with the Alf and Jake kits, like here :

(http://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/j/michaelsalfbt.jpg)

(http://www.euro-maquette.eu/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/414x281/0be25a7ade7538c495fc6731a683acda/H/A/Hasegawa_HAS51830_1-72_BTE01.JPG)


and the yellow one is White Ensign for Arado 196 typically, in metal :

(http://modelingmadness.com/scott/accessories/wepe7204.jpg)

That one exists also apparently in resin, even in 1/32 (!)


Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: sandiego89 on December 30, 2015, 02:13:33 pm
^^^^^ Thank you. 
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 3 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 02, 2016, 10:51:49 am

there is another one, a simple ramp, of the type that appeared on some submarines I think, that comes with the "Glen" floatplane by Fujimi

and also apparently this one exists, which I never met earlier :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fujimi-C00-IJN-Catapult-Kure-Type-2-Model-5-1-72-scale-kit-/391342701598 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fujimi-C00-IJN-Catapult-Kure-Type-2-Model-5-1-72-scale-kit-/391342701598)

Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 03, 2016, 12:19:09 pm

finally, it will be 4 catapults : I managed to add a smaller one, from a submarine, on top of the command deck  ;D

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02651s_zpsigpr11qh.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02653s_zpsccpbstts.jpg)

Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2016, 07:28:50 pm
Great stuff. Thanks for posting the pics. I sure love the look of the Corvette.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 05, 2016, 12:38:44 pm
thanks! I'll try and post progress reports ...

Title: single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2016, 07:37:32 am

a Sabre on a single central float :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/sabre-s_zpsrepujdu3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02663s_zpszelibrgy.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02664s_zpsz3bjjyov.jpg)

should look good on a catapult, soon ...

Title: catapult with single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 16, 2016, 06:05:40 am

a Sabre on a single central float :

...
should look good on a catapult, soon ...



like on this preview (colors not yet ready  ;) ):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02681s_zpsnzkbkc39.jpg)

Title: Re: catapult with single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on January 16, 2016, 06:25:09 am
Love it. I want to build that now. Pretty sure it'll be camo tho lol. What float did you use ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: catapult with single-float F86 Sabre, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 17, 2016, 03:49:45 am


the float come from an old cheap Frog Swordfish

Please make one more normally painted  ;D
Especially a canadian livery would fit the natural relationship of the country with floatplanes
Title: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 21, 2016, 03:19:54 am


an new floatplane : the PZL 39 (with floats coming from a 1/48 MC72) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/PZL37A-s_zps0uhjfahg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02712s_zpsbrjdyabf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02714s_zpsgfbkcsv9.jpg)

funnily, it looks a bit like a Fiat RS14
Title: Re: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 21, 2016, 03:22:56 am
Pretty!  :thumbsup:

A whif that I have on my agenda, too. Maybe for Turkey, which ordered the aircraft, but the machines were never delivered, and a floatplane/torpedo version makes sense.
Title: Re: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 21, 2016, 11:34:22 am
a floatplane/torpedo version makes sense.
No need of "sense", invention is even more pleasant (according to me) without a good reason ;D
Title: Re: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 22, 2016, 12:19:18 am

thanks!

please do your own version if the "concept" pleases you!
I personally favour single color, just because it highlights the shapes in themselves,
but I can imagine that a more realistic livery can make it :
imagination combined with making sense can augment the surprise  ;D
(isn't that close to the definition of fantastic litterature by the way?)
Title: Re: PZL39, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 22, 2016, 01:10:55 am
The Los reminds me, with its narrow fuselage, a lot of the He 115 floatplane, hence the idea to mount swimmers. Maybe from a Twin Otter.
Title: catapult, yellow (soon) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 26, 2016, 12:32:49 pm
I couldn't resist :
while looking for another kit, I stumbled upon a seller whoa also had Hasegawa's Alf with a catapult :
I already have that catapult from the Alf and painted it blue,
and another one coming with Hasegawa's jake, painted red,
so now I just had to have one more to paint it yellow ...
It will come nicely on the Flower Class boat mentioned above, as an alternative to the other ones.

Resistance is futile.
Title: catapult, yellow (with Iskra and HD780) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 30, 2016, 09:18:28 am

here it is :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/catapulte-s_zpstomjpibi.jpg)

with a blue Iskra :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02793s_zpsjjnjrqwn.jpg)

or a red HD-780 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02806s_zpspi9nnmyg.jpg)

Title: Re: catapult, yellow (with Iskra and HD780) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on January 31, 2016, 07:30:13 am
Looks good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: catapult, yellow (with Iskra and HD780) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2016, 09:23:25 am

thanks !

more to come : I could take pictures of most of my seaplanes collections on my catapults ...

all the more so when they will be mounted on the Flower Class ship, whiffed as a seaplane tender !
Title: catapult, yellow, with Buffalo and Spitfire single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 06, 2016, 02:03:37 pm

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02860s_zps7fayivvi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02862s_zpsdhcf9r8z.jpg)
Title: Re: catapult, yellow, with Buffalo and Spitfire single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 06, 2016, 02:57:57 pm
That single float Spitfire looks loads better than the real world twin float version, even if its buoyancy situation might be a bit marginal.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: catapult, yellow, with Buffalo and Spitfire single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 07, 2016, 04:38:03 am
thanks!

the float might be a bit thin indeed, but elegant   ;D
Title: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 09, 2016, 12:19:23 am



(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02863s_zpsgnjnokbz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02864s_zps1zwbhdme.jpg)
Title: Re: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on February 09, 2016, 01:13:48 am
These look good Eric but IMO you really need to use a white undercoat before you apply your yellow.
Title: Re: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 09, 2016, 03:04:07 am
thanks zenrat!

I did try a silver first layer, from a spray can, but yellow is indeed delicate. The Me262 and shark also had issues.
In general I use old-style skills and tools, brushes and enamel paint, overall a bit sketchy compared to the quality seen on this forum : maybe I could try to upgrade a bit (even for small pictures  ;D)
Title: Re: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on February 09, 2016, 04:22:22 am
Your brushwork looks pretty good on the Red & Blue but yellow is always a bast**d to get good coverage.
Try spray can white undercoat maybe?

Title: Re: catapult, yellow, with Gannet and Mig-15 single floats : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 09, 2016, 12:06:03 pm

I can try white indeed ; on the other hand, when I paint white plastic kits in yellow, I sometimes also have problems of irregular coverage ... maybe I could try a spray can undercoat in ... yellow  :rolleyes:

or move to aerograph painting, but that would mean to me a major technological upgrade, with a severe cultural shock, and I feel a bit too traditionally classical for that  :ph34r:

anyway, I am conscious of the problem, and will try to see what I can do

Title: catapult, blue, with Saab 91 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 09, 2016, 12:28:11 pm

I also have this blue catapult, coming from a kit of the japanese Glen, which could be carried by a submarine.

It is shown here with a Saab 91 (Heller 1/72 with conversion set), yellow :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02865s_zps4hpmwnqp.jpg)
Title: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2016, 01:12:10 pm

a new one, from a very cheap Revell kit, where rivets can be counted :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tempest-s_zpsv8jyeey3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02872s_zpsuczpieus.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02873s_zpskmrio6na.jpg)

Title: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on February 15, 2016, 01:50:37 am
Now that I like.  Tempest seaplane?  Why not.
Title: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on February 15, 2016, 05:33:15 am
Looks so good as a Seaplane. It's a Monsoon that everybody calls it no ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Hawker Tempest, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 15, 2016, 05:35:30 am

thanks !

yes indeed, a Monsoon has been proposed some time ago, already a single-floater
(slightly differently arranged, though  ;) )
Title: Rex on catapult, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2016, 01:15:08 pm

antoher catapult view : a Rex I made in yellow some time ago

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02898_zpscodd8cns.jpg)
Title: Shinden, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 24, 2016, 04:11:50 am

an older one : the Shinden :


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/shinden_zps3wofod9q.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/janvier07%20053_zpsy1mbndb5.jpg)




Title: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2016, 10:35:37 am

a yellow Cub on a blue catapult

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02899s_zpskmgmdojr.jpg)
Title: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 27, 2016, 05:40:59 am
Elegant! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2016, 02:52:11 am

thanks!
this catapult, originally associated with the japanese Glen, welcomes small-size floatplanes :
I will dig others from my archives

Title: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on February 28, 2016, 04:59:42 am
Better tone down the catapault so it doesn't rip that poor Cub to pieces !

I like the look of the Shinden.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2016, 02:19:43 pm

Better tone down the catapault so it doesn't rip that poor Cub to pieces !


It looks like when it fires it's likely to launch the fuselage and leave the floats and wings behind!  :o
Title: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2016, 11:16:29 pm

in a whiff world, it must be possible to have a slow motion catapult  ;D
Title: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on February 29, 2016, 05:04:11 am
More of a "shove-off'er" than a catapult  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Cub, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 29, 2016, 06:25:18 am
So long as the ship was going fast enough and into wind they may have only needed to let go of it and it would have VTO'd straight up, being a Cub, as it is.  ;D
Title: Goblin, yellow, on blue catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 01, 2016, 12:11:19 pm

the Cub is a delicate thing indeed  ;D

here is another, quite different small one : a floatplanized Goblin

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02900s_zps2xexgkzg.jpg)
Title: Re: Goblin, yellow, on blue catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 02, 2016, 08:18:49 am
Like an egg floatplane, wonderful!
Title: Caudron 714, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 04, 2016, 02:59:08 pm

another one from the archive : Caudron 714

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02901s_zpspefwnmc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Caudron 714, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 04, 2016, 11:05:55 pm
Long and good!
By "archives", do you mean "built a long time ago"? Otherwise, I would not understand, how you can build so many marvels so quick (while for me, each model finishing is SO painful...)
Title: Re: Caudron 714, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 05, 2016, 01:47:48 am
Long and good!
By "archives", do you mean "built a long time ago"? Otherwise, I would not understand, how you can build so many marvels so quick (while for me, each model finishing is SO painful...)

thanks!

yes, archive means the cardboard boxes where I store older models, indeed

Title: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2016, 01:24:41 pm

another one, more recent on the red catapult :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02902s_zpsd9w0tshz.jpg)

(floats and tail extension from a Spitfire conversion kit)
Title: Re: Macchi C.200, yellow, on red catapult : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 07, 2016, 08:27:35 pm
On this view, I understand better how the catapult works. Thanks.
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 10, 2016, 11:39:18 am

work in progress :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02965s_zpsse7au7fq.jpg)

Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 10, 2016, 01:11:06 pm
Needs more catapults............  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 10, 2016, 01:30:39 pm
Needs more catapults............  ;D :lol:

any ship can be improved by fitting more catapults  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2016, 02:51:42 pm
lol you guys crack me up  :lol:

love the Goblin. What a neat idea !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 10, 2016, 10:17:40 pm
work in progress :
:unsure: What? "in progress" means "not finished" while this 4-catapult little-boat seems over-finished, beyond mental sanity... :blink: :lol: Will you still increase this incredible way? Is this possible?
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 11, 2016, 02:50:30 am
Needs more catapults............  ;D :lol:

any ship can be improved by fitting more catapults  ;D ;D ;D

EXACTLY!   ;D
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2016, 12:50:37 pm
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 13, 2016, 01:43:19 pm

a few updates :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02984s_zpsy6d1xzjk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02983s_zpsvoeswm6p.jpg)

Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 14, 2016, 08:57:10 am
What is red in the center? A chimney for the ship engine exhaust, or another catapult for an annular wing VTOL tailsitter  :unsure: ;D :lol:
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2016, 03:00:16 am

a VTOL catapult? what an excellent idea ! ;D
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on March 15, 2016, 03:52:27 am
Looks great ! Very colourful and lots of interest.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: seaplane carrier & 4 catapults : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 16, 2016, 03:56:53 pm

thanks !

next one will be a PZL Karas
(a kit by MisterCraft, but it looks so old fashioned thet it might well be a Heller reboxing)


Title: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 24, 2016, 02:25:37 pm

here it comes, the Karas with a single float coming from an Alf :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/karas-s_zpsxstgdfel.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03065_zpscuyiatqz.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03073s_zps5xshmxj8.jpg)

Title: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 25, 2016, 12:21:52 pm
Harmonious! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on March 26, 2016, 06:47:26 am
I've got an amphibious Karas on the go at the moment for my Alt AH timeline. Nice job  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2016, 07:05:01 am
I've got an amphibious Karas on the go at the moment for my Alt AH timeline. Nice job  :thumbsup:

thanks ! please show us your amphib asap!  ;D

in the meantime I found this one, apparently using floats from an Ar196 :

http://www.modelarstwo.mdi.pl/inaczej/karas/karas.html (http://www.modelarstwo.mdi.pl/inaczej/karas/karas.html)

(http://www.modelarstwo.mdi.pl/inaczej/karas/karas3.jpg)

Title: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on March 26, 2016, 07:10:12 am
Mine will be getting Arado floats as well
Title: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2016, 09:08:45 am
I'd have never thought it was possible to make a Karas uglier, but.................  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2016, 09:31:16 am
I'd have never thought it was possible to make a Karas uglier, but.................  :banghead: :banghead:

"sky" is the limit  :o
Title: Re: PZL Karas, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2016, 09:37:28 am
I'd have never thought it was possible to make a Karas uglier, but.................  :banghead: :banghead:

"sky" is the limit  :o

by the way, in this case, it is of course not the floats that make it uglier  ;D

Title: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2016, 10:03:28 am


does anyone know a flying boat kit with waterline hull, like it is done for ships?

Title: Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 28, 2016, 03:53:46 am


does anyone know a flying boat kit with waterline hull, like it is done for ships?




I remember that there is this Fujimi Pete floatplane, as can be seen here : one side float and the main central one are proposed in waterline version :

http://www.model-making.eu/products/item_name-382873.html (http://www.model-making.eu/products/item_name-382873.html)

see the pieces here

(http://www.model-making.eu/zdjecia/9/8/9/1471_1_fjm72050_3.jpg)

and the instructions at steps 6 and 7 (B type)

(http://www.model-making.eu/zdjecia/6/8/9/1471_2_fjm72050_2.jpg)


do you know any others ?

Title: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 29, 2016, 01:51:02 pm

so I cut up a 1/48 Walrus from SMER, and triedto fit the hull to a Me 262, same scale (very good fit, sizewise), from Pegasus : here is the work in progress (with wings turned upsaide down to prevent water to come in the engines, of course)  :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03075s_zpsa2tliscl.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03076s_zpsuj3tgwjz.jpg)

I guess that is what is called kitbash ...  ;)
Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 29, 2016, 09:19:23 pm
(with wings turned upsaide down to prevent water to come in the engines, of course)  :
Of course, yes! I LOVE our engineering way! Lift turned upside down for a technical good reason! :lol: ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 31, 2016, 08:51:39 am

thanks!

I then realized that lateral visibility might be underoptimal ...  ;D
Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus Re: waterline hull flying boats? : primary seaplanes
Post by: Army of One on March 31, 2016, 03:53:50 pm
I changed the engines from under to over on the Revell 1/72 Luft '46 heavy fighter thingy by cutting the engine segment out, turning it over and mounting on the opposite  wing........this was to mount rear facing props for a turbo prop version.....
Title: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 02, 2016, 01:40:29 pm
here it comes :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/me262-s_zpsveqvm3wp.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03106s_zpsvzwope1y.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03105s_zpsyknjqpek.jpg)

Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 03, 2016, 07:51:30 am
The result is very harmonious, congratulations. And a Me-262 without military evil signs seems a nice civilian worker (or tourist). ;)
Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 03, 2016, 10:07:37 am

thanks! it is indeed civilianized  ;D I prefer it like that
Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: dumaniac on April 04, 2016, 03:29:15 am
nice blue - appropriate for a seasplance

white crosses would make a nice contrast, if you did not want to go civilian
Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2016, 12:20:39 pm
nice blue - appropriate for a seasplance

white crosses would make a nice contrast, if you did not want to go civilian

thanks!

as I said, the shapes correspond with a good fit, at any scale,
so this combination can be tried with different liveries (RAF, Lftwaffe, or others) as you like  ;D

Title: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 05, 2016, 10:29:17 am

quite finished now, potentially carrying 4 seaplanes at a time ...


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/flowerClass-s_zpsji3pvulf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03085s_zps7qzn0thv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03086s_zpsfnh4psdf.jpg)

Title: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 05, 2016, 10:27:56 pm
The blue anchor is a perfect camo to go into the blue sea...
Title: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on April 06, 2016, 08:58:50 am
Cool ! Love the sea jet and the ship is really coming along now !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 06, 2016, 04:13:15 pm
thanks!


a few more sights

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03083s_zps4howrjo5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03080s_zpsxalvbp7c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03081s_zps39e2ggmn.jpg)

Title: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 07, 2016, 07:56:32 am
The blue anchor is a perfect camo to go into the blue sea...
Ahem, I had not noticed the bright yellow anchor on the port side. Well the camo of this one is perfect at the bottom of the sea, among treasures, no? ;D
Title: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 09, 2016, 01:25:47 am

inded Tophe, you understood the secret : according to the environment, the ship is turning its appropriate sideto the eyes  ;D
Title: Re: catapults on Flower Class seaplane carrier, 1/72 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2016, 03:39:36 am

a few more pictures, inhabited (by seaplanes, that is) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02988s_zpsqqbr0ayg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02986s_zpslmorh157.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC02967s_zps0kootbgm.jpg)

Title: Re: Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 15, 2016, 12:38:01 am
as I said, the shapes correspond with a good fit, at any scale,
so this combination can be tried with different liveries (RAF, Lftwaffe, or others) as you like  ;D


this is so true that someone else did it!

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/140267-o.jpg)

more here, with a splendid central float canadian version too :

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=13401&p=albums&album=20279&view=list (https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=13401&p=albums&album=20279&view=list)

Title: Re: Re : Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 15, 2016, 01:28:33 am
Thanks for this wonderful link, including a zwilling that I did not know, moreover...
Title: Re: Re : Me 262 & Walrus, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 16, 2016, 11:00:25 am
the cars are also very impressive to my taste (inspiration for all the fuselages I have left from other projects?  ;D)
Title: Graf Spee seaplane carrier (1/400 + 1/350) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 22, 2016, 08:17:42 am

another seaplane carrier, a bit smaller this time, adapted from the Graf Spee : it did carry a Ar196, I just added two more catapults, from japanese origins.

(the ship is 1/400, the additional catapults 1/350, which is not too far after all ...)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/grafSpee-s_zps9zrxgkdg.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03321s_zpspffmlbrf.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03325s_zps6pyw2xep.jpg)
Title: waterline hull Walrus, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 25, 2016, 12:07:22 pm

so, I used the lower part of the hull of a 1/48 Walrus for a Me 262 flying boat, and I was left with the rest ... wondering what to do with it ... until I realized that it look nicely plunged into its natural element (well, one of the three anyway).
Maybe it looks a bit heavily loaded, but it floats.
Actually it looks a bit like a crocodile or alligator ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/walrus48-s_zpsuansxao7.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03257s_zpsjplxp5mc.jpg)

the build is a bit basic, and side floats were replaced by half droptanks.
But it inspires me for other flyingboat conversions, stealing the lower hull to fit another aircraft, and keeping the donor in a waterline version ... (I have a Sunderland and a Loire 130 in stack stock) ... wait and see
Title: Re: waterline hull Walrus, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 27, 2016, 08:00:23 pm
Unusual & pleasant :thumbsup:
Title: Re: waterline hull Walrus, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2016, 11:27:39 am
thanks!
Title: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2016, 11:15:11 am

I reused floats from 1/350 MB411 to improve 1/700 Avengers :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/avenger700-s_zpsshkuzsp5.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03308s_zpsrw2emlb3.jpg)

it might be nice to do it in a more detailed scale like 1/72
Title: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 30, 2016, 11:26:33 am
These ones are already nice ;D , but as I remember, the Avenger was dropping a torpedo, how to do that with a float below? :unsure:
Title: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2016, 11:52:03 am
These ones are already nice ;D , but as I remember, the Avenger was dropping a torpedo, how to do that with a float below? :unsure:

no torpedo anymore : just looking, a reconnaissance aircraft  ;D
Title: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 01, 2016, 08:22:08 pm
Thanks! (I prefer observers than killers) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Grumman Avenger floatplanes, 1/700 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2016, 03:40:29 am

so do I  ;D
Title: Loire 120, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2016, 05:34:42 am

I got this POMK resin kit, lovely, and made it in yellow :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/loire210-48-s_zps6r1uwca3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03640s_zpstxcs7buq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03642s_zpsq6zcqiim.jpg)

Title: Re: Loire 210, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 09, 2016, 12:03:55 pm
aaarrrghhhh ! it made a mistake, and / or a typo : it is indeed a Loire 210 ! not 120 ...
thank you Tophe for pointing it out
Title: Re: Loire 210, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 10, 2016, 02:36:24 am
Ahem... not here (it seems you did not mention 120 here and I did not answer 210 here)... We are all confused, but we try to do our best without too much mixing. ;)
Title: Re: Loire 210, 1/48, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2016, 08:54:41 am
Ahem... not here (it seems you did not mention 120 here and I did not answer 210 here)... We are all confused, but we try to do our best without too much mixing. ;)

I corrected the title so my typo hasdidappeared ;-) but some readers may have noticed before
Title: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 18, 2016, 10:11:39 am

I recently found a very cheap kit (3 euros ...) of the An-14, which is a so cute aircraft, and I recently visited the Dornier museum in Friedrichshafen, so I thought I would make up this flying boat, because of the sides of the An-14 which look a bit like that.

The hull comes from a (also cheap) Loire 130, which I do as a waterline hull
(I like to make two seaples out of one ! or maybe even more, because the side floats could also be reused)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/an14-s_zpsgysrk8wb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03645s_zpsofpfwpfb.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03646s_zpsu0kfvhpm.jpg)

Title: Re: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on May 18, 2016, 11:15:49 am
That looks like it was meant to Bee be ;D. :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: Antonov An-14 flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 18, 2016, 08:15:18 pm
Great! :thumbsup:
To understand fully I had to see with Google pictures what are/were the "Real" An-14 and Loire 130, and it seems you have added features of your own like the Dornier-like parts on the sides (not exactly "floats", do we say "sponsoons"?). The result is perfect.
We will see what you will make from the remaining "auxiliary floats"... main floats for a sea plane at different scale?
Title: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 20, 2016, 07:53:20 am

thanks a lot!

the An-14 does have the "sponsoon"-like things on the side ; I might have made them a bit larger ...



and here is the rest of the kit (but for parts of the two side floats, to be used later, I guess  ;) )

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/loire130-s_zpsfsgdezqs.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03655s_zpsgjcpxst6.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03657s_zpslum3ji5i.jpg)

Title: Re: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 20, 2016, 10:44:20 pm
Cute! :wub:
Title: Re: waterline hull Loire 130, blue primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 22, 2016, 03:14:54 am

thanks !

I will be trying more waterlines soon ...

Title: waterline hull Mavis 1/144, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 10, 2016, 05:08:25 am

here is a Mavis (of which I used thebottom hull for something else : wait and see ...)

at waterline level

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mavis144-s_zpsmvjexpeq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03832s_zpsvmneromk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03834s_zpscohznyu4.jpg)

Title: Re: waterline hull Mavis 1/144, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2016, 09:44:16 am
Love all three ! Very unique, and a great idea !

 :cheers: :wub: :bow:
Title: Re: waterline hull Mavis 1/144, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 12, 2016, 12:39:55 pm

thanks !

the hull I removed from this one will soon re-appear in a brand new Whiff ...

Title: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 18, 2016, 02:06:57 pm

the hull of the Mavis went there :

a flying boat version of the LS8-t glider

(1/144 fit on 1/32)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ls8-s_zpsvybyc1do.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03850s_zpsv4gdm8im.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC03854s_zpsid5fzvp6.jpg)


Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: JayBee on June 18, 2016, 02:11:06 pm
That is quite brilliant.  :bow: :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on June 18, 2016, 09:29:23 pm
 :thumbsup: That looks really good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 19, 2016, 02:25:18 am
Nice water-motoglider! :wub: Is the little engine powerful enough to take off by itself from the sea (or lake)?
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 19, 2016, 06:18:45 am
A flying boat sailplane, that's amazing!  :thumbsup:

I must show that to the guys at the gliding club next time I'm there, one of them has an LS-1 too.......  ;D
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 19, 2016, 06:40:41 am
A flying boat sailplane, that's amazing!  :thumbsup:
but not unreal, see http://theflyingboatforum.forumlaunch.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1537
and there were twin-boomers among them, above all (I could check and tell you)
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 19, 2016, 08:38:36 am
Excellent link Tophe, thanks.

I love the look of that Breguet one right at the bottom, but of course it has the longest wings of them all.  ;D
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 19, 2016, 08:40:38 am
thanks very much all!


A flying boat sailplane, that's amazing!  :thumbsup:
but not unreal, see http://theflyingboatforum.forumlaunch.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1537
and there were twin-boomers among them, above all (I could check and tell you)

indeed there were in the RW : long ago I fond a kit of this one :

http://www.scalesoaring.co.uk/VINTAGE/Documentation/Jacht-71/Jacht-71.html (http://www.scalesoaring.co.uk/VINTAGE/Documentation/Jacht-71/Jacht-71.html)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/frakos/Wassersegler/wassersegler1.jpg)

(https://www.modelimex.com/images/thumbs/0147964.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/IMG_0474_zpsrreskgjm.jpg)
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 19, 2016, 08:42:53 am

and, PR19_Kit, I must confess that I could have fit the LS8 with a bit longer wings, because the Revell kit has an option,
but I kept the longer wingtips to fit them to some object or other some time for a new hybrid  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 19, 2016, 10:32:49 am

and, PR19_Kit, I must confess that I could have fit the LS8 with a bit longer wings, because the Revell kit has an option,
but I kept the longer wingtips to fit them to some object or other some time for a new hybrid  :rolleyes:

Yes, Ericr, I noted that from the original pic.  ;D

I have the Revell LS-8 kit, as well as all their other 1/32 sailplanes, and they're superb kits, don't you think?

I'm doing the Ask-21 and the Duo Discus as aircraft I've flown of course.  ;D
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 19, 2016, 10:55:21 am

and, PR19_Kit, I must confess that I could have fit the LS8 with a bit longer wings, because the Revell kit has an option,
but I kept the longer wingtips to fit them to some object or other some time for a new hybrid  :rolleyes:

Yes, Ericr, I noted that from the original pic.  ;D

I have the Revell LS-8 kit, as well as all their other 1/32 sailplanes, and they're superb kits, don't you think?

I'm doing the Ask-21 and the Duo Discus as aircraft I've flown of course.  ;D

very beautiful kits indeed, very fine and at the same time very easy to build.
I had seaplanized the Ask21 before, giving it floats and a kind of hull :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ask21_zpsrdorp87s.jpg)
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 19, 2016, 11:18:14 am
Wow, what a family! :wub:
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 19, 2016, 12:47:33 pm
Lovely aeroplane, the Ask-21, I've flown ours maybe 3-4 times and it's always impressed me.

It might have  come in handy having a flying boat hull when I was in heavy sink over the River Severn one afternoon.  ;)
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2016, 04:28:51 pm
Very cool ! Love the water gliders. Neat idea and nice to see there were some real ones out there !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: LS-8t glider flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 23, 2016, 04:43:16 am

thanks !
Title: ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 18, 2016, 11:15:33 am

a lovely, very tiny kit :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ro43-350-s_zpsgvyfyqee.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04001s_zpsk2d3kgt4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04002s_zpsrzxjxsdo.jpg)

Title: Re: ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 29, 2016, 06:15:24 am
nice! do you know which scale it is?
Title: Re: ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2016, 02:50:49 pm
Nice three some !

Title: Re: ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 31, 2016, 12:22:44 pm
thanks ! it's 1/350 by Trumpeter
Title: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 22, 2016, 12:13:51 pm

a truer whiff : I made a twin-float version of the Ro-43 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04237s_zpszpnzkdtc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04236s_zpscqao6l32.jpg)

Title: Re: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2016, 12:20:27 pm
Looks great like that !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: twin-float ro-43, 1/350 : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 24, 2016, 03:10:09 pm

thanks!

could be done in 1/72 or 1/48 too I guess  ;)
Title: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2016, 04:31:45 am

so I had these parts of the Loire 130 side floats, and I found out that the 1/144 Il-2 would have the appropriate size to fit them :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04321s_zpsyibmxo4c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/il2-s_zpsnklno1zk.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04327s_zpslduqbsia.jpg)
Title: Re: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2016, 04:57:51 am
I like it ! Could probably have the floats shot off in battle and still land on the water !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Il-2 floatplane, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2016, 01:13:28 pm
thanks ;-)
Title: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 08, 2016, 12:20:45 pm


a resin kit, of very nice quality, and which I found not too expensive on e-b, of the Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 :

the whiff aspect is in the livery ; a backing story would be :
this particular LN10 was being prepared for a firefighting role, with appropriate red livery, when disorganisation of the society, due to invasive neighbouring countries, left the work unfinished, just after the first layer. What the airframe became afterwards remains unknown, due to the historical chaos.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ln10-s_zpsozszay1o.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04389s_zps2hbvsa1l.jpg)

Title: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on September 08, 2016, 12:55:17 pm
Wow, what a interesting looking aircraft. Looks good in red too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 08, 2016, 03:49:31 pm
That has to be one of the weirdest engine/float/wing configurations I've ever seen, but it looks very good and effective too.

How many of those did they build on the real world Ericr?
Title: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2016, 05:45:35 pm
Is that ever cool ! Looks great all red but for sure it's such an interesting shape ! I'll have to remember that one.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 09, 2016, 06:43:48 am
That has to be one of the weirdest engine/float/wing configurations I've ever seen, but it looks very good and effective too.



Couldn't of put it better myself  :thumbsup:

There's a load of wonderful, weird or whacky (sometimes all 3 in the same design) stuff that came out of the French aircraft industry in the 30's.
Title: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 09, 2016, 10:39:36 am
Thanks for this discovery (Google had pictures of her but one should know the name to ask for...)
I have made Lightning derivative drawings at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42372.60.html
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Loire-Nieuport L.N.10 , red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 09, 2016, 11:54:05 am

thanks all !

I think there was only a prototype, but well worth the seeing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire-Nieuport_10

the french creativity was indeed astonishing, at least stylewise
Title: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 29, 2016, 12:27:18 am

I had this "Espadon" for a few years, wondering what to do with it, and suddendly, upon finding a cheap S-328, I saw it :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04503s_zpsbnseq0g4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04511s_zps3a0w373b.jpg)

Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on September 29, 2016, 03:28:54 am
Now that my friend, is possibly your best primary seaplane yet.

Bravo.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 29, 2016, 04:41:06 am
That's amazingly awesome, but are the wings on backwards?

They seem to have square leading edges and taper toward the rear......
Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on September 29, 2016, 04:43:03 am
That is so cool ! For sure one of your best yet. Great stuff. Something fishy about it tho.....

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2016, 06:25:59 am
That's incredible, almost got an art-nouveau look about it. Apart from the floats that is  Then you look at it again and it's a bird  :bow:
Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 29, 2016, 09:29:10 am
thanks all !

the original "kit" of the Espadon/Swordfish was a readymade figurine, so I just had to add the floats and paint in my own blue.

That's amazingly awesome, but are the wings on backwards?

They seem to have square leading edges and taper toward the rear......

I found this surprising too, all the more because original documentation (see below) does not show that detail, but the kit/figurine is mounted like that : maybe they know more  ;)

(https://d39ttiideeq0ys.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/large/9781/8491/9781849181747.jpg)

Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 29, 2016, 11:17:39 am
Yes, congratulations! This model is very weird, so good... :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 30, 2016, 06:53:20 am
Fantastic cover illustration  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swordfish (Blake & Mortimer's), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 04, 2016, 11:27:17 am
thanks a lot

the comics is worth reading IIRC
Title: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 07, 2016, 02:17:40 pm

I almost overlooked this crossing, even though I have crossed quite a few Buccaneers and Twin Otters as you might remember from this thread or another ; but finally it occurred to me, and here it is :

the Revell (ex-Matchbox) Buccaneer with floats from a Revell (ex-Matchbox) Twin Otter :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/buccanneer4-s_zpsu4nyj3ds.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04626s_zps39p3btoi.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04629s_zpsb4kursch.jpg)
Title: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 07, 2016, 03:00:56 pm
That's killer, bro!!!   :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on November 07, 2016, 05:32:36 pm
Looks like a "could have been"!
Title: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 07, 2016, 09:04:10 pm
The floats position and size seems perfect: no water splash into the air intakes while the center of gravity is perfectly supported. Good, engineer! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 09, 2016, 01:46:48 pm

thanxalot !  ;D
Title: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on November 09, 2016, 03:43:29 pm
Does the Bucc ever look good in that Blue ! Nice work !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on November 10, 2016, 03:31:10 pm
Well done :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Buccaneer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 13, 2016, 02:34:34 am

thanks again !

Title: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 13, 2016, 02:56:57 am

this build was first devoid of hull and floats, but was subsequently improved, and consequently moved from
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.900.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.900.html)
to here, where it now belongs :

1/28 Camel, wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings, hull from an old three masted "Hamphitrite", side floats are fuel barrels from two 1/48 P-61 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/vinci-s_zpss41ku8lj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04634s_zpsvxzzqquq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04635s_zps4qz8hknw.jpg)

Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 14, 2016, 11:23:33 pm

it is not exactly steampunk ; maybe sailpunk?
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on November 19, 2016, 06:35:02 am
Woah. That might be my new favourite ! Love it. I want one !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 19, 2016, 07:46:05 am

thanks !

it is available ;-)
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 19, 2016, 08:22:00 am
I love the drums!!!  :D   
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 20, 2016, 09:55:08 am
I love the drums!!!  :D

thanks  ;D they are indeed a bit low-tech : that is just because at that time invention was coming gradually ;D
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 21, 2016, 11:56:52 am

the other half of the three-maste Amphitrite can be seen there :


http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg748178.html#new (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg748178.html#new)
Title: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 19, 2016, 12:32:41 pm

I have long wanted to do something with a Tracker, and found one (Hobbycraft 1/72),
to which Twin Otter floats were a good fit :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tracker-s_zpsniknrmta.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05093s_zpsymx9c2su.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05097s_zpsaugu9dqo.jpg)

Title: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 19, 2016, 02:01:23 pm
Yeah that's pretty cool right there!

What's the doo-dad on the wing?  Some sort of light or sensor or camera???  Hamster ball?
Title: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 19, 2016, 11:09:56 pm

thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on December 20, 2016, 05:57:18 am
It would be a light under the wing.

I like Trackers, your floatplane version looks great in red. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 20, 2016, 06:13:02 am

the thing under the wing looks like an antenna under a glass bulb ... it came with the real thing : no whiff there ;-)
Title: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on December 20, 2016, 06:23:37 am
I thought it was a searchlight, to my mind if it was an antenna it would be exposed or under a (not clear) radome. I think it was Old Wombat that worked with full size Trackers, maybe he knows what it actually is...

Edit: Thanks to Wiki-  'A 70 million candlepower searchlight was mounted on the starboard wing'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_S-2_Tracker

 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 20, 2016, 06:57:33 am

wah : 70 M candles !
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Grumman Tracker floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 20, 2016, 09:15:47 am
I was reaaaally hoping it was a hamster ball.  :D ;D
Title: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 27, 2016, 12:09:19 pm

a quick floatplanization, using the single float of a Hasegawa Pete in 1/75
(yes, strange scale, but it seems to be a very old mould, quite unlike Hasegawa usual quality, apparently a re-issue from their very beginnings, maybe for some historical reason?)
fit to a Avia CS-199 (which is basically a twin-seat Bf-109)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/cs199-s_zpsn5moibw4.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05130s_zpsegodacff.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05132s_zpslidqmudr.jpg)

Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 27, 2016, 01:19:56 pm
Glorrrrrrrrious!!  Yeah buddy! I have a soft spot for the Avia built "109"s. This is awesome!  This would be such a killer "sight seeing" airplane.  Lake hopping or toolin' around the coast...   

That red all over reminds of the old Aurora kit boxarts...   :D 
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on December 27, 2016, 07:33:30 pm
Great build :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 28, 2016, 05:08:58 am

thanks !

the twin-seat is a plus indeed  ;D
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on December 29, 2016, 01:35:52 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 30, 2016, 06:39:09 am
Both the Avia and the Tracker look great, nice work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on December 30, 2016, 09:04:07 am
The Avia is beautiful!  I did one as a push-pull, twin-float mashup; yours is far more sleek and attractive.
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2016, 09:37:35 am
thanks a lot !

The Avia is beautiful!  I did one as a push-pull, twin-float mashup; yours is far more sleek and attractive.

yours sounds much more extreme experimental  ;D
where can it be seen? I feel curious !

Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 30, 2016, 10:53:26 am
thanks a lot !

The Avia is beautiful!  I did one as a push-pull, twin-float mashup; yours is far more sleek and attractive.

yours sounds much more extreme experimental  ;D
where can it be seen? I feel curious !
Yes, where? especially if it is twin-boom (to ease the push-pull layout)... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on January 01, 2017, 06:56:44 am
Sorry, Tophe, not fully twin-boom.  Though I did do one that I guess qualifies; I will post it below.

Here is the Avia, mashed-up with a Saab J-21.  Inspired by the Hansa-Brandenburg W.29.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/Models/2011maycrimsonskiesmods3.jpg)


This was, I believe, two MiG-3s and the outer wings from a PZL.23.  Guess what that big "cannon" in the middle is?

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/Models/2011maycrimsonskiesmods6.jpg)
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 01, 2017, 09:26:27 am
Wonderful!!! :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup::bow:
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 01, 2017, 11:59:55 am

the Avia/Saab/floatplane combination looks great ! congratulations for the idea !

the markings, also for the other model, seem to have a story behind them ...

Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on January 01, 2017, 07:23:46 pm
Thank you, folks.  Those were part of a build inspired by the Crimson Skies game.  I have backstories- I don't want to take over this thread, so here is the appropriate page from a thread describing them awhile back:

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,32444.msg506712.html#msg506712 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,32444.msg506712.html#msg506712)
Title: Re: Avia CS-199 (twin-seat Bf-109) floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 02, 2017, 12:18:26 pm

thanks for the link !

the push-pull floatplane is magnificent, a very beautifu idea.
Title: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 08, 2017, 03:49:43 pm

not very whif, but for the livery  ;)
but it is a nice kit, and a classic floatplane

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/dave48-s_zpsi9rzovk7.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05227s_zpsqqqdr2ys.jpg)

Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on January 08, 2017, 08:12:11 pm
Gorgeous. Another model I want to pick up and fly around ! Nice work.

 :wub:
Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on January 09, 2017, 01:44:25 am
Beautiful finish on the paint Eric.
Your red builds always look best IMO.

Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 09, 2017, 04:23:21 am

thanks !

red comes out fine, easier than yellow usually
Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 09, 2017, 07:32:54 am
Beautiful finish on the paint Eric.


Totally agree  :thumbsup:


red comes out fine, easier than yellow usually


Yup. I now undercoat with pale pink when using yellow. Sounds daft but it works.

Worst colour I've used lately is orange, hell of a problem. Needed a lot of coats to get anything even vaguely reasonable
Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on January 10, 2017, 02:30:16 am
Orange and yellow always give me problems on car models.  If I don't pay real close attention I end up with the bonnet a slightly different shade to the rest of the car.

Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on January 10, 2017, 10:13:12 pm
I like the Dave, it has nice proportions all around. Looks good red too. :thumbsup:


red comes out fine, easier than yellow usually


Yup. I now undercoat with pale pink when using yellow. Sounds daft but it works.

Worst colour I've used lately is orange, hell of a problem. Needed a lot of coats to get anything even vaguely reasonable

I put white under yellow on my I-16 and it turned out OK, I have a tin of Humbrol matt 121 that I have been using for skin colour on pilots that is pale pinkish so I'll try undercoating either a I-153 or a Hs.123 with that before the yellow as they will be the same scheme as the I-16 but exact colour matching I do not deem too important so a mismatch is no biggie.

Orange I had no problem with after 3-4 coats, cleaning the brush took a while though...
Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 12, 2017, 04:27:34 pm

thanks for the tips, I'll try undercoats in the future
(if building urgency allows me to  :angel:)
Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on January 12, 2017, 04:57:28 pm
I know white is good under yellow so it should help under orange. It helps under red too.
Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Librarian on January 12, 2017, 10:08:12 pm
That is beautiful :wub:. New Hasegawa kit?
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 13, 2017, 02:33:16 pm

this build was first devoid of hull and floats, but was subsequently improved, and consequently moved from
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.900.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.900.html)
to here, where it now belongs :

1/28 Camel, wooden kit of da Vinci designed wings, hull from an old three masted "Hamphitrite", side floats are fuel barrels from two 1/48 P-61 :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/vinci-s_zpss41ku8lj.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04634s_zpsvxzzqquq.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC04635s_zps4qz8hknw.jpg)

Ader 26 novembre 1901- Bateau glissant sur l'eau.
http://alain.vassel.pagesperso-orange.fr/biographie-ader4.html

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Dave (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 13, 2017, 03:16:44 pm
That is beautiful :wub:. New Hasegawa kit?

thanks !

yes, and it is a good kit, very fine.
Title: Re: Camel & daVinci wings & Amphitrite hull, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 13, 2017, 03:17:22 pm



Ader 26 novembre 1901- Bateau glissant sur l'eau.
http://alain.vassel.pagesperso-orange.fr/biographie-ader4.html

 :thumbsup:

thanks for the link, very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 25, 2017, 07:44:23 am

I got hold of a (cheap) Italeri 1/48 Skyraider, as well as of a pair of Airfix Ju-52 floats, and their size did fit
(the profiled struts are optional wings end from a (very cheap) 1/24 Harrier for I have ongoing activity ...) :
the color can be thought of as a firefighting floatplane exercise, a role for which some Skuraiders were equipped I think,
and the floatplane relevance was convincingly established by e.g. movies like Planes 2.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/skyraider-s_zpsxuplpwmt.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05448s_zpsuza4tgyq.jpg)
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 25, 2017, 08:55:55 am
Your model is much more harmonious than a classical Skyraider, congratulations! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Librarian on January 25, 2017, 09:07:06 am
 :wub: it!! Always wondered about a Spad with floats...looks gooood ;D. Right type of Skyraider too :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2017, 11:23:37 am
Nice one ! Love the floats on her, especially on that style of Skyraider.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 26, 2017, 01:30:14 am

thanks !
in the past I had tried a 1/72 version, with another type, the Ravelle (Matchbox?) one with a larger canopy and seatings for a group of passengers
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2017, 06:43:00 am
Nice one ! Love the floats on her, especially on that style of Skyraider.

 :thumbsup:

Very much so  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on January 26, 2017, 12:11:04 pm
Looks good. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 26, 2017, 06:49:37 pm
Well, have a look at that! I dig it.  :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 27, 2017, 05:23:44 am
It does look good with floats, very good indeed! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Skyraider (1/48), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 28, 2017, 12:12:04 am

thanks again ! glad you like it
Title: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 12, 2017, 12:58:30 pm
 a quick one, with the classic Revell Cutlass (1/60), fit with Tiwn Otter floats :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/cutlass-s_zps6lemzedo.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05494s_zpstuanjfjm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05495s_zpsqf71j1fm.jpg)

Title: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 12, 2017, 02:01:58 pm
Somehow this makes more sense than the ones we actually had.... 

I like it!  :lol:
Title: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 12, 2017, 08:08:04 pm
Wonderful! So harmonious! :wub:
Title: Re: Cutlass (1/60), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 13, 2017, 02:00:12 pm

thanks !
Title: Ca.100, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 18, 2017, 01:24:30 pm

just a modest build from a basic resin kit : a 1/72  Caproni Ca.100

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/ca100-s_zpsqaewauhm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05529s_zpsk9gkxm6k.jpg)

Title: Re: Ca.100, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 18, 2017, 02:31:41 pm
Not too shabby!! I dig that.

Bonus points for the use of CA on a Ca.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ca.100, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 19, 2017, 01:32:43 pm
 ;)
Title: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2017, 01:07:00 pm

there were eggplanes, now there are eggships ; and the best of both worlds comes with egg-seaplane carriers,
like this Mogami from Fujimi :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/mogami-s_zpsshtqcfhx.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05662s_zpsjjlj7b8i.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05665s_zpsh2yfncid.jpg)

there were PE optional catapults so i couldn't resist just adding them up with the plastic ones ;-)
and I moved the crane a bit to make them reachable, kind of.
And it therefore is a whif  :wacko:

Title: Re: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 28, 2017, 07:41:11 pm
funny, yes! :thumbsup: In French, we say 'it floats like a "coquille de noix" (nutshell?)' this one more than any other one...
Title: Re: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 01, 2017, 09:43:17 am

thanks !
Title: Re: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 01, 2017, 05:10:14 pm
Ha!! Have a go it that!! I like it. The Battle Color Primarrier.    :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Mogami seaplane carrier eggship : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 03, 2017, 07:14:44 am
 ;D
Title: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2017, 12:24:04 pm
some flowers to celebrate the coming of spring : on the seaplanes side :

this one, being filled with dew, carries floatplane Corsairs (1/700) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05574s_zpsuapltmo8.jpg)

other ones, with landplanes, are visible there :

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg760636.html#msg760636 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg760636.html#msg760636)
Title: Re: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 07, 2017, 07:46:46 pm
 :wub: Poetic and marvelous... :bow:
Title: Re: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on March 08, 2017, 06:04:40 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: wonderfull
Title: Re: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2017, 10:57:36 am

thanks !

maybe the title should be flower carrying seaplanes?  ;)
Title: Re: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on March 08, 2017, 12:33:51 pm
Love the Cutlass on floats ! Great idea. The eggs are nice as well. That's really cool!

 :wub:
Title: Re: seaplane carrying flower : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2017, 02:11:10 pm

more thanks !
Title: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2017, 11:14:24 am

a nice hybrid in itself, historically built from floats of a Ju52 : this is the russian 1/72 kit

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tornado72-s_zpsbxweaxux.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05688s_zpsmo2theio.jpg)
Title: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 15, 2017, 12:18:05 pm
Wow! :wub:
Title: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 15, 2017, 07:34:36 pm
some flowers to celebrate the coming of spring : on the seaplanes side :

this one, being filled with dew, carries floatplane Corsairs (1/700) :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/DSC05574s_zpsuapltmo8.jpg)

other ones, with landplanes, are visible there :

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg760636.html#msg760636 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37003.msg760636.html#msg760636)

Glorious......    My Irses are in bloom as we speak and now I want to plop some planes into one.  :D
Title: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 15, 2017, 07:35:25 pm
Jet boat is SWEEEET! 
Title: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on March 16, 2017, 06:53:45 am
Jet boat is SWEEEET!

Yup, very neat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: tornado sprengboot, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 16, 2017, 07:39:51 am



thanks !
Title: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2017, 06:49:26 am

a lovely kit :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/i19-s_zpsdf1af79a.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05672s_zpssr67jlqo.jpg)

with an easily detachable waterline option :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05675s_zpskdl4ge9u.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2017, 08:33:00 am
Somehow I expected the seaplane to be launching from the back of whale................  ;D ;) &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2017, 12:32:41 pm

some day I may try a crossing between xhale and submarine, but then not without a catapult  ;D
Title: Re: 1/350 Glen, yellow, and I-19, blue/red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 25, 2017, 08:11:25 pm
Nice, dude! 

Surely no one will call foul on the egregious 4th color on the props?   :wacko: :wacko:
Title: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 29, 2017, 02:21:14 am

this one is OOB (Special Hobby), but red :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/he51b48-s_zpscepjujb1.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05727s_zpsoaxjo0o9.jpg)
Title: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2017, 12:31:01 pm
Yes, that's just a bit RED!  ;D
Title: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 29, 2017, 08:50:23 pm
The Red Baron made such colouring famous and credible... ;)
Title: Re: He-51 1/48, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 30, 2017, 11:22:49 pm
 ;D
Title: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 03, 2017, 03:50:02 am

Some time ago Tophe produced this marvelous conception :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/P38eclairQ_ea_zpswlvas5iv.jpg)

and I couldn't resist trying it out in plastic, and in yellow :
the curved wings are a bit sketchy, it was uneasy to obtain;
maybe the best would have been to bend the original wings by heating them, but that seems delicate ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38h-s_zpsisgm7xto.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05767s_zpsr6v6glsm.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05770s_zpsvuerp28r.jpg)
Title: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 03, 2017, 07:46:41 am
 :wub: :wub: oh, Lord... :wub: :wub:
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 03, 2017, 11:12:34 am
How cool!!! Kind of reminds me of a catamaran (as it should had I read all of the damn title... I just see a new post and have to see it anyway... lol  ).  Nicely executed.   :lol:
Title: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 03, 2017, 01:42:19 pm
Oh yes, I DO like that!  :thumbsup:

Splendid stuff Ericr.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2017, 02:12:19 am

thanks for your appreciation !
Title: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: JoeP on April 09, 2017, 07:02:22 pm
Ohhh my.  :wub:
Title: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 09, 2017, 11:40:28 pm
Wild!  :thumbsup: Looks wobbly!
Title: Re: *Tophe inspired* P38 catamaran, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 10, 2017, 10:31:27 am

thanks !

"wobbly"? you surely mean flexible  ;D
Title: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2017, 03:47:05 am

The Wyvern has such a particular silhouette, I wanted to have a try at it.

It took the folded wings option of the Trumpeter kit (very fine),
but  this hides the lines a bit ...


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/wyvern-s_zpshnafyvyu.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05818s_zpsjolsjem3.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05815s_zpskoftdr2n.jpg)

Title: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on April 11, 2017, 04:10:32 am
Looks great Eric.  Although IRL those floats wouldn't be up to the job - Wyverns weigh a lot more than you expect.
Title: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 11, 2017, 07:52:44 am
Very compact, looking so much powerful... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2017, 01:13:04 pm

thanks !

in whif world, weightless spirits floats more easily  ;D

I usually apply a length criterion : floats between 1/2 and 3/4 the fuselage length.
Considering my floatplanes are unarmed, and emptied of everything unnecessary, it also makes them lighter  ;)
Title: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on April 12, 2017, 04:24:24 am
If you just go by the "if it looks right it is right" rule then it's great.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 13, 2017, 02:09:02 pm
If you just go by the "if it looks right it is right" rule then it's great.
 :thumbsup:

that's it, the looks, in 3D but essentially the silhouettes  ;D
Title: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on April 14, 2017, 07:26:32 am
That's lovely!
Title: Re: Wyvern, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 14, 2017, 01:01:08 pm

thanks again !

Title: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2017, 09:14:23 am

I had found a few 1/700 catapults, IJN and USnavy, and had to find :
 -1- a support : the 1/720 Hipper looked fine, and added an Ar196
 -2- catapultable stuff : that is 1/700 He60s

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/catapulte700-s_zpsohr4fhtv.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05825s_zpsg8y0bu7v.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC05827s_zpszzx8frid.jpg)

Title: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 29, 2017, 12:47:27 pm
Too cool, man!  Loving the primary treatment on this one. 

All the planes and cats...  who needs guns; It's an aircraft carrier!
Title: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 29, 2017, 08:38:04 pm
Great stuff, Eric! Love the Wyvern on floats! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: catapult galore ! Hipper & He60s, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2017, 01:21:29 pm
thanks a lot !
Title: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2017, 12:38:39 pm

you may remember this 1/72 Tornado


a nice hybrid in itself, historically built from floats of a Ju52 : this is the russian 1/72 kit

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tornado72-s_zpsbxweaxux.jpg)



I also bought (at sales price) the 1/35 kit, but was stopped by the intuition that the huge floats could be used for a big plane (kitbashing at 1/72 ...), and then I had to invent something not to spoil the Tornado kit ... and an idea came to me, which enabled me to use some of my stash at the same time ... with a sketch of a whif story :

At the end of the war, when the germans were trying out their Tornado, there was a shortage at Ju52 floats, so they had to replace floatation support. There was however a good supply of cheap dinghies, so the solution consisted of an assembly of sufficient quantities of dinghies to support the cabin as well as the jet engine. Maximum reachable speed remained undocumented though.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/tornado35-s_zpsmzxcvss9.jpg)


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC06141s_zps3h1miffy.jpg)

Title: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 10, 2017, 01:16:24 pm
I can actually "see" that in camouflage somewhere in either the Baltic or the Black Sea.  :bow:
Title: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 10, 2017, 01:56:40 pm
 :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

Bad to the bone, man!
Title: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 10, 2017, 07:54:04 pm
Nice models, again :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dinghy-tornado sprengboot, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 11, 2017, 10:49:55 pm

thanks !
Title: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 05, 2017, 01:48:55 pm

the nice thing about forums like this one, is that you get replies that come from a different angle,
and that sometimes brings ideas you wouldn't have had yourself

So recently I was suggested to think about trying a flying boat space shuttle ...

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/pontoons35-s_zps51cfv6ww.jpg)

it obviously has cargo capabilities

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC06217s_zpsbhsmea3h.jpg)

especially with its rear ramp

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/DSC06216s_zpstxqvqfqf.jpg)

Title: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 05, 2017, 07:25:27 pm
Wow! Incredible! (I mean: wonderful!) :wub: :bow:
Title: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on June 06, 2017, 03:24:20 am
Wow.  That's great.
Title: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 06, 2017, 01:52:29 pm

thanks ! your appreciation is a source of inspiration  ;D
Title: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 11, 2017, 09:00:41 am
Too cool! It has a t tail!!   :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: space shuttle flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 11, 2017, 10:32:28 am

thanks !

the T-tail is from a Buccaneer, and the wings from a twin Otter : two very ductile kits for kitbashes ...

Title: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 19, 2017, 08:51:12 pm

Hi there, I'm back
(well, the stream of picture paused, but not the building, so a burst might occur; I am testing imgur here)

here is a Frog Spirit of Saint Louis, fit with floats from a Willow :

(http://i.imgur.com/EZ7O7cY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z6UVJhG.jpg)

Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 19, 2017, 10:53:31 pm
Glad you're back! That looks very nice... Despite the lack of forward observation I'd surmise that anyone flying this bird would have nothing but fun! 
Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 20, 2017, 12:46:47 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2017, 01:03:56 am

Glad you're back! That looks very nice... Despite the lack of forward observation I'd surmise that anyone flying this bird would have nothing but fun!


Lindberg managed to find his way across the Atlantic without such forward vision, AND land the thing in Paris too.

Actually it might have made sense if he'd fitted floats, they'd have been handy if it got really crucial out there, and they'd could have carried extra fuel too.
Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on July 20, 2017, 01:48:01 am
That works.  Good job.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on July 20, 2017, 01:56:38 am
Great work,
Got an idea for the D.H. Mosquito to add floats to it.
Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 20, 2017, 03:04:43 pm
thanks all !

sometimes simple is beautiful  ;D


Got an idea for the D.H. Mosquito to add floats to it.

a Moquito on floats? how come I never until now thought of it ???  :o
Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on July 21, 2017, 10:01:39 pm
thanks all !

sometimes simple is beautiful  ;D


Got an idea for the D.H. Mosquito to add floats to it.

a Moquito on floats? how come I never until now thought of it ???  :o
I saw a photo of a D.H.90 Dragonfly, a smaller version of the Dragon Rapide on floats and thought of the Mossie.
Title: Re: Spirit of Saint Louis on floats, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2017, 01:23:25 pm
thanks all !

sometimes simple is beautiful  ;D


Got an idea for the D.H. Mosquito to add floats to it.

a Moquito on floats? how come I never until now thought of it ???  :o
I saw a photo of a D.H.90 Dragonfly, a smaller version of the Dragon Rapide on floats and thought of the Mossie.



great idea ! I just found and bought a 1/72 Mosquito  ;D (an old Frog one, with a glass nose : I like glass noses)

Title: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2017, 01:24:45 pm


and now for something a bit different :

a 1/48 Rufe with twin floats (borrowed from a MC72)

(http://i.imgur.com/3nfbQzG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tfgliAB.jpg)

Title: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on July 25, 2017, 01:50:14 pm
That looks so natural.
I might try an F-4 Phantom with water skis.
Title: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 26, 2017, 03:14:10 am
Maybe this is the license built Rufe made in America 1944, on another (peaceful) planet, that I adore... :wub: ;)
Title: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 27, 2017, 03:11:11 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 28, 2017, 01:44:29 pm
Nice, i like the look of the twin floats on the Rufe. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 28, 2017, 11:40:58 pm

thanks !
Title: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on July 29, 2017, 08:16:15 pm
Nice, i like the look of the twin floats on the Rufe. :thumbsup:

Second that!  :thumbsup: :mellow:
Title: Re: Rufe twin floats, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 06, 2017, 05:50:21 am

thank you !

Title: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 06, 2017, 06:02:29 am

and where did the Rufe float go? well, under this specially lean

single float MC 72, blue :

(http://i.imgur.com/m71CGyF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/k8lDZvl.jpg)

Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 06, 2017, 06:07:58 am
Very nice!!
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 06, 2017, 06:12:39 am
Now that's REALLY good! They should have tried that for real.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on August 06, 2017, 07:47:59 am
That's stunning  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TomZ on August 06, 2017, 10:25:15 am
Looks very fast!

TomZ
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on August 06, 2017, 06:17:57 pm
Looks very fast!

TomZ

Second that.
IRL the MC72 had flush mounted radiators on the floats.  This might not get too far before it overheats but it will look damn good doing so.
Good job Eric.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 06, 2017, 08:59:22 pm
Wonderful! This one would have won the race for sure! And the blue color is correct: the Italian football team wears this color I think.
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 06, 2017, 10:22:51 pm

IRL the MC72 had flush mounted radiators on the floats.  This might not get too far before it overheats but it will look damn good doing so.


Having built the ancient and diabolical Delta kit of the MC72 I'd confirm that. They are separate parts in the kit, and don't fit worth a damn.

Perhaps Ericr has them flush mounted in the wing surface?  ;)
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 07, 2017, 12:27:44 am
thanks a lot !


Having built the ancient and diabolical Delta kit of the MC72 I'd confirm that. They are separate parts in the kit, and don't fit worth a damn.

Perhaps Ericr has them flush mounted in the wing surface?  ;)

I remember the Delta kit from long ago ...

Whif world is a cool world  ;D
Title: Re: single float MC 72, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on August 07, 2017, 06:17:48 am

Whif world is a cool world  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 14, 2017, 11:25:37 pm
I was tempted into this after seeing on the web a profile of a twin float Lysander :

(http://i.imgur.com/1bBEQG7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DK2A3kt.jpg)

the Lysander is 1/48, and the floats from a 1/72 He115
(I first tried floats from a 1/72 Twin Otter but they looked too thin after all)
Title: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 15, 2017, 01:29:19 am
The float/spat compound is particularly funny, thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 15, 2017, 02:04:24 am
A concept I have been thinking of, too. IMHO, just the spats do not work so well with the floats, I think, that would need a different solution?
But I could imagine this combo as a Canadian bush aircraft. I know that cheap oist WWII Lysanders were used in Canada for some time in private hands, even for crop dusting(!), so that could even be plausible. Buffalo Airways, maybe...?
Title: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on August 15, 2017, 07:08:40 am

But I could imagine this combo as a Canadian bush aircraft. I know that cheap oist WWII Lysanders were used in Canada for some time in private hands,

My first thoughts as well. I can even see it being fitted up so that the floats could be replaced by skis in the winter.
Title: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 15, 2017, 07:17:40 am
Yup. Check the Norduyn Norseman's arrangement, could be easily adapted to the Lysander.
Title: Re: Lysander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 15, 2017, 09:42:03 am

thanks all !

I agree that the spats glued on the floats are a bit lazy, but this scheme enabled to keep thoses nice funny spats ...
A more RW implementation would indeed go for a Norseman-like attachment.

Title: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 17, 2017, 05:39:15 am

So I had these two kits of tha Tornado, jet powered boat, made from Ju-52 floats : I made the 1/72 kit in blue, and for the 1/35 one, I transformed it into a dinghy-based contraption. And thus I could keep the huge floats for ... this (with a Heller 1/72 Connie, and thinking of the beautiful italian Cant Z.511):

(http://i.imgur.com/FoQzgCU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eb3X5qu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lBlOHJA.jpg)


(I have begun using spraycans for yellow : it somehow works not too bad)
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 17, 2017, 06:11:18 am
Those floats must be HUGE!  :o

And the spray colours work a lot better, good move.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on August 17, 2017, 06:14:39 am
Yup I find spray can yellow pretty good  :thumbsup:

That does look good and also very French to me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 17, 2017, 07:32:17 am
Harmonious :wub:
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on August 17, 2017, 11:20:50 am
I've always wanted to build one of those, well done.
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on August 17, 2017, 11:14:33 pm
Beautiful!  I know some old guys who would have loved to see a Connie like that. And the yellow looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 18, 2017, 12:38:10 am


thanks a lot !

Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 18, 2017, 02:48:13 am
Nice!!! Kinda surprised the floats weren't more plastic bananas.  ;D
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 18, 2017, 06:06:56 am

Nice!!! Kinda surprised the floats weren't more plastic bananas.  ;D


That'll be next week's effort.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Constellation, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 18, 2017, 07:56:37 am

Alas, there currently are no more bananas in my stash
Title: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2017, 05:37:53 am

after using its floats for the Lysander, I still wanted to do this He115, so here it is with waterline floats
(of an alternative shape which was briefly experimented, therefore the plane was painted red during the test taxiings)


(http://imgur.com/cio33px.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/h6qsZ8F.jpg)
Title: Re: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 21, 2017, 06:33:09 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 21, 2017, 06:59:56 am
You tend to forget just how big the He-115 was, and in red it seems to show its size even more.

Neat idea over the floats, not something you see very often with aircraft models.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 21, 2017, 07:39:32 am
Nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2017, 02:20:14 pm

thanks !

I know of one kit with waterline floats : a Fujimi 1/72 Pete : being a single float, only one of its side floats is in the water, by the way

Title: Re: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 21, 2017, 03:35:27 pm
Wow that is nice!!!  Choice work on all the window framing and glazings and what not.    :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: He115 waterline, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 22, 2017, 02:54:10 am

thanks

Title: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 23, 2017, 05:06:56 am

Recently I was suggested that a Mosquito would look nice on floats, which I had not yet thought of;

So I found one, the nice old Frog glass-nosed kit, and fit Twin Otter floats :

(http://imgur.com/MN64BDM.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/lQPVQ49.jpg)

Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on August 23, 2017, 06:14:24 am
Wow, that works better than I thought it would.  Very nice!
Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on August 23, 2017, 06:42:13 am
Looks great :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 23, 2017, 08:57:34 am
Good looking! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 23, 2017, 10:36:20 am
Yeah, how bout that! Does look pretty neat! 
Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on August 24, 2017, 03:17:17 am
Looks very good Eric.  I like that you've added a small vertical tail  extension underneath the fin.
Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 24, 2017, 04:02:59 am

thnks a lot all !

Looks very good Eric.  I like that you've added a small vertical tail  extension underneath the fin.

this kind of effort fits my skills well enough  ;D
I first looked at the original fin, and noticed that it is not that large, and then chose for  the size of the additional one
Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 24, 2017, 02:11:28 pm
Looks very good! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mosquito (glass-nose), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 24, 2017, 11:59:01 pm

thanks again !

Title: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 29, 2017, 11:57:28 am

this is a Whif in the box, from Hasegawa : I just revised the livery  ;D
the floats are a buit small, but in the anime where this comes from, they seem to suffice  ;)

(http://imgur.com/RvdJef0.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/KNlRdq2.jpg)
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 29, 2017, 12:56:15 pm
They really are small, are you sure they're not meant to be skis?
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 29, 2017, 01:19:56 pm

the Hasegawa kit says they're floats, retractable by the way :
the images I find from the anime movie show that it floats, in that particular whif world  ;)
so sometimes, you have to believe the story told  ;D
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 29, 2017, 01:30:37 pm
That's cool!  Nice finish on there, too. Shiny.   :lol:
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 29, 2017, 07:45:48 pm
this is a Whif in the box, from Hasegawa : I just revised the livery  ;D
Interesting... while I cannot identify a known plane, is this a dream? or a poorly known basis, transformed into a what-if version?
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 30, 2017, 11:04:13 am

thank you !
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 30, 2017, 11:07:45 am
this is a Whif in the box, from Hasegawa : I just revised the livery  ;D
Interesting... while I cannot identify a known plane, is this a dream? or a poorly known basis, transformed into a what-if version?

the plane looks a bit like  russian Il-2, but it seems to be a fictional aircraft
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 31, 2017, 12:12:02 am
It's all fictional, and the kit comes in two three boxings (there's a blue/white one, plus one with a bright red and yellow livery, and I found another one in a silver/red scheme - the latter two seem to be racers?).

Makes me wonder how it would look like on larger, fixed floats, and I can imagine that the basic hull would also look great with a single seat bubble canopy, a conventional fin and a standard landing gear?
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 01, 2017, 10:50:53 am

the plane also looks quite a bit like a Loire Nieuport LN411


Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on September 01, 2017, 10:08:05 pm
It's a kit i've looked at online may time and rejected because of those undersized "floats".
However, having seen one built I can now see its potential and might have to get one.
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 01, 2017, 10:21:46 pm

I also find the floats obviously dubiously small, but chose to close my eyes real tight and think of the anime movie fiction
(which I actually never saw, but can imagine)

and then the kits is really nicely fitting and pleasant to make, and the plane is elegant (which is independent of plausibility)
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 02, 2017, 02:11:28 am

the plane also looks quite a bit like a Loire Nieuport LN411

That's the one that I couldn't retrieve from the back of my mind  :banghead: Thank you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Santa Cruz seaplane racer, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 02, 2017, 09:17:34 pm

you're welcome :it is not most classical  ;D
Title: i-400 and Seiran, egg-style, yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2017, 12:13:44 am

also out-of-the-box, but slightly re-coloured : the I-400 seaplane carrier submarine, in egg-style fashion :

(https://imgur.com/ArvORBS.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gyZvl12.jpg)

(they came by two in the box)
Title: Re: i-400 and Seiran, egg-style, yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2017, 07:07:45 am
Disney/Pixar eat your hearts out  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

By the way are you feeling o.k. ? Multiple colours on those  ;)
Title: Re: i-400 and Seiran, egg-style, yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 04, 2017, 09:20:47 am
Nice.  :thumbsup:

The number of chibi-maru kits available seems to be constantly expanding.
Title: Re: i-400 and Seiran, egg-style, yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2017, 10:45:14 pm

thanks !

these Chibi-maru are really nice indeed, and they quite often feature the carried seaplanes
Maybe one day they'll have a seaplane tender with an Emily?


Disney/Pixar eat your hearts out  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

By the way are you feeling o.k. ? Multiple colours on those  ;)

fine, thanks, as you can notice I stay in safe ground, chromatically  ;D

Title: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 15, 2017, 05:06:21 am

a seaplane related picture : a glass brought back to me from Japan

(https://imgur.com/FmQm0Vb.jpg)

Title: Re: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 16, 2017, 01:51:50 am
 :o That is an excellent gift! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Porco Rosso glass : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 16, 2017, 04:24:15 am
 :cheers:
Title: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2017, 03:43:29 am

this anime movie seaplane is really lovely (even if I haven't seen the movie at all),
and the kit is very nice, and molded in yellow plastic, whuch I liked so much that I chose to leave it as such,
with just two little touches of blue and red, respectively

(https://imgur.com/JRe6FL9.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/78DpEqR.jpg)

Title: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on September 22, 2017, 03:50:03 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 22, 2017, 07:52:56 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: strobez on September 22, 2017, 08:36:20 am
Wait a minute... didn't I just...  ;)

That's some nice work.  I love sea planes too, and this one is quite unique.
Title: Re: Falco from Future Boy Conan, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 24, 2017, 03:01:24 am

thanks !
Title: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 05, 2017, 04:52:20 am

whif just by the livery, but its shape with jet engines above the fuselage is remarkable enough ...  ;)

(https://imgur.com/yl0GtDe.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/1XLYmlC.jpg)
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on October 05, 2017, 05:07:17 am
What scale is that? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 05, 2017, 07:33:18 am
It's the A Model 1/144 kit, and it's REALLY good too! Cracking looking aeroplane, and good in blue too Ericr.  :thumbsup:

I wish they'd do the A-40 Albatross in 1/72 too, but I'd need a World Bank loan to buy one!
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on October 05, 2017, 07:45:28 am
It's the A Model 1/144 kit, and it's REALLY good too! Cracking looking aeroplane, and good in blue too Ericr.  :thumbsup:

I wish they'd do the A-40 Albatross in 1/72 too, but I'd need a World Bank loan to buy one!
Thanks Kit, got to build one of those :banghead:
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: chrisonord on October 05, 2017, 08:49:58 am
I have one of the 1/72nd scale ones, started it and put it away as I wasn't in the right fame of mind to complete it. Difficult kit in places and every part has to be dry fitted first regardless of how it looks, as it is a nightmare. I would attempt to finish it but I still need to pluck up the courage to finish the bba-14 I have by modelsvit.
Chris. 
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 05, 2017, 11:36:39 am
Oooh, is it 1/72? It's ages since I saw mine, and I can't remember exactly.
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 05, 2017, 01:40:26 pm

thanks all !

it's 1/144 indeed, by Amodel
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: strobez on October 10, 2017, 03:58:13 pm
Somehow, I think ericr may have influenced my buying habits during my recent short trip to Japan...  :rolleyes:
(https://i.imgur.com/Bxmkhvy.jpg)
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 10, 2017, 04:05:55 pm
 ;D ;D


Funny how that works, innit!!
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 10, 2017, 10:38:31 pm
Somehow, I think ericr may have influenced my buying habits during my recent short trip to Japan...  :rolleyes:


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: strobez on October 11, 2017, 03:07:36 am
I had my hands on the same beer glass... but opted for the coffee mug instead.  I didn't want ericr to think I was just stalking him...  :wacko:
Title: Re: Berviev Be200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 11, 2017, 04:02:21 am
 ;)
Title: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 12, 2017, 11:11:12 pm

I saw some pictures of an Anson floatplane in South Africa, so was lead to have a try at it :

(https://imgur.com/8RaHRxZ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/mJsLJP2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/m9PD08l.jpg)

the kit is from Special Hobby (a bit too high quality for my skills) and the floats from a Twin Otter
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Rheged on October 13, 2017, 01:09:24 am
As used by the South African Antarctic research people??
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 13, 2017, 03:16:25 am

thanks for this convincing baking story of the livery !  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 13, 2017, 06:33:38 am
Right on!!!  With all them windows it makes a perfect island hopping pleasure craft!
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 13, 2017, 06:44:43 am
At least the passengers don't have to wind the landing gear up by hand, as was de riguer for 'air experience' riders in RAG Ansons!
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on October 13, 2017, 06:49:27 am
Anson suits floats  :thumbsup:

And yes the Special Hobby kit is a very tricky and fiddly build, I'm impressed.
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 13, 2017, 06:58:27 am
At least the passengers don't have to wind the landing gear up by hand, as was de riguer for 'air experience' riders in RAG Ansons!

The mid flight stretch? Wait.. no... that doesn't make sense... the begging and end of flight stretch.  ;D

Could you imagine if you asked passengers these days to do the slightest thing like that?  :o 
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 13, 2017, 07:07:21 am
At least the passengers don't have to wind the landing gear up by hand, as was de riguer for 'air experience' riders in RAG Ansons!

The mid flight stretch? Wait.. no... that doesn't make sense... the begging and end of flight stretch.  ;D

Could you imagine if you asked passengers these days to do the slightest thing like that?  :o


As cadets we weren't really 'passengers' in the accepted sense of the word and had to earn our flight time.

As it took 19 turns of the handle  (maybe 29, it was a LONG time ago!) to get the wheels up, it was always the Cadet's job. Of course if it was a short flight you had to start winding them back down almost as soon as you'd wound them up!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on October 13, 2017, 07:24:58 am
Were both legs retracted by the same wheel ? Or were they independent Kit ?

Also why not have them simply drop after being unlocked ? Then lock them again
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 13, 2017, 08:53:54 am
Were both legs retracted by the same wheel ? Or were they independent Kit ?

Also why not have them simply drop after being unlocked ? Then lock them again


Yes, it was on the RH side of the fuselage, near the wing root IIRC, and wound both wheels up at once.

It was far beyond Avro's thinking to make it easy to get them down again though, it took just as much work.

Was the Anson designed by Roy Chadwick? If so, it wasn't one of his better ideas............
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 13, 2017, 12:51:53 pm

all this being of course duly solved by the floats, which are not to be retracted anyway
 ;)
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 13, 2017, 01:18:28 pm

all this being of course duly solved by the floats, which are not to be retracted anyway
 ;)
 

Exactly my point, yes.............  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 13, 2017, 04:53:20 pm
At least the passengers don't have to wind the landing gear up by hand, as was de riguer for 'air experience' riders in RAG Ansons!

The mid flight stretch? Wait.. no... that doesn't make sense... the begging and end of flight stretch.  ;D

Could you imagine if you asked passengers these days to do the slightest thing like that?  :o


As cadets we weren't really 'passengers' in the accepted sense of the word and had to earn our flight time.

As it took 19 turns of the handle  (maybe 29, it was a LONG time ago!) to get the wheels up, it was always the Cadet's job. Of course if it was a short flight you had to start winding them back down almost as soon as you'd wound them up!  :banghead:

 ;D

I guess in my mind I was picturing soldiers snoozing their life away comfy in the back of a C-5. Not quite the same as y'alls cadets' situation now that ya mention it! How'd y'all determine who had to crank the thing? Whoever was seated closest?  ;D 
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on October 13, 2017, 06:57:02 pm
...Was the Anson designed by Roy Chadwick? If so, it wasn't one of his better ideas............

Google says yes, it was.
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 14, 2017, 01:01:17 am
At least the passengers don't have to wind the landing gear up by hand, as was de riguer for 'air experience' riders in RAG Ansons!

The mid flight stretch? Wait.. no... that doesn't make sense... the begging and end of flight stretch.  ;D

Could you imagine if you asked passengers these days to do the slightest thing like that?  :o


As cadets we weren't really 'passengers' in the accepted sense of the word and had to earn our flight time.

As it took 19 turns of the handle  (maybe 29, it was a LONG time ago!) to get the wheels up, it was always the Cadet's job. Of course if it was a short flight you had to start winding them back down almost as soon as you'd wound them up!  :banghead:

 ;D

I guess in my mind I was picturing soldiers snoozing their life away comfy in the back of a C-5. Not quite the same as y'alls cadets' situation now that ya mention it! How'd y'all determine who had to crank the thing? Whoever was seated closest?  ;D


Yes, but he was usually the one who HADN'T done it before and didn't understand why the others were all sat as far away from the handle as possible!
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Rheged on October 14, 2017, 01:44:38 am
At least the passengers don't have to wind the landing gear up by hand, as was de riguer for 'air experience' riders in RAG Ansons!

The mid flight stretch? Wait.. no... that doesn't make sense... the begging and end of flight stretch.  ;D

Could you imagine if you asked passengers these days to do the slightest thing like that?  :o


As cadets we weren't really 'passengers' in the accepted sense of the word and had to earn our flight time.

As it took 19 turns of the handle  (maybe 29, it was a LONG time ago!) to get the wheels up, it was always the Cadet's job. Of course if it was a short flight you had to start winding them back down almost as soon as you'd wound them up!  :banghead:

 ;D

I guess in my mind I was picturing soldiers snoozing their life away comfy in the back of a C-5. Not quite the same as y'alls cadets' situation now that ya mention it! How'd y'all determine who had to crank the thing? Whoever was seated closest?  ;D

I can imagine comfy in the back of an old  Citroen C5 I used to drive (wonderful Citroen suspension and all that)  but can you really get comfy in the back of a Lockheed C5???......I'd have thought that it might be a little noisy/bumpy/hard seated      (To misquote Oscar Wilde"  If that's how Uncle Sam treats his soldiers he doesn't deserve to have any")
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 14, 2017, 03:28:36 am

I can imagine comfy in the back of an old  Citroen C5 I used to drive (wonderful Citroen suspension and all that)  but can you really get comfy in the back of a Lockheed C5???......I'd have thought that it might be a little noisy/bumpy/hard seated      (To misquote Oscar Wilde"  If that's how Uncle Sam treats his soldiers he doesn't deserve to have any")


Doesn't the C-5 have a special pax area fore and aft of the wing, but at high level, not down in the hold?
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2017, 03:29:05 am


Yes, but he was usually the one who HADN'T done it before and didn't understand why the others were all sat as far away from the handle as possible!

 ;D  That's hilarious. I guarantee I would have been the one to sit right on down thinking I was just lucky to find an open seat.


I can imagine comfy in the back of an old  Citroen C5 I used to drive (wonderful Citroen suspension and all that)  but can you really get comfy in the back of a Lockheed C5???......I'd have thought that it might be a little noisy/bumpy/hard seated      (To misquote Oscar Wilde"  If that's how Uncle Sam treats his soldiers he doesn't deserve to have any")

Probably not as nice as riding on on an A 380 or Dreamliner AHEM, LOVELINER, or anything but when they load up the passenger seating pallets and ferry troops, it looks pretty accommodating and a giant C-5 at altitude is going to be smooth as ice! In fact, Lockheed try to sell the thing off as an Airliner and Entex even made a kit of it in PAN AM livery.  ;D ;D

This is probably from the inside of a C-17 but it wouldn't be much different looking... I've seen photos of what I guess were probably brass or VIPs or something cruisning in one wear civvie clothes and making use of wide open spaces because it wasn't fully loaded at the time. As if they were in there having a slumber party or something! 

(https://i.imgur.com/I0hOURP.png)  consider the lack of screaming kids, unruly pre-teens, etc and the flight on the C-5 could very well be better than commercial air!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2017, 03:32:29 am

I can imagine comfy in the back of an old  Citroen C5 I used to drive (wonderful Citroen suspension and all that)  but can you really get comfy in the back of a Lockheed C5???......I'd have thought that it might be a little noisy/bumpy/hard seated      (To misquote Oscar Wilde"  If that's how Uncle Sam treats his soldiers he doesn't deserve to have any")


Doesn't the C-5 have a special pax area fore and aft of the wing, but at high level, not down in the hold?
They do, up front have a small area for the crew and small amounts of people "hitching a ride" but when they want to haul around 100's of troops they have pre-fab seating attached to the same pallet system they use to load everything else up with. All they do is load on the pallets, secure them, and get to loadin' GIs. They did the same with Starlifters and with and now with Globemasters and maybe others, too. I think I recall hearing that they could convert to or from passenger seating in about an hours time.


EDIT:  I just learned that the C-5 also has a "troop deck" on the same level but at the rear: it's forward and above the door and can store 75 GIs.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 14, 2017, 04:39:36 am
I note the guys in the above pic holding their weapons while seated. Try doing THAT on a commercial flight!  :o ;D ;)
Title: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 20, 2017, 01:08:55 pm

I was reminded of this old build, modestly trying to upgrade a Superfreighter to a flying boat

(https://imgur.com/YuCOFJV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/vkWm52A.jpg)
Title: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on October 20, 2017, 06:08:59 pm
Simple, great work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 20, 2017, 09:47:48 pm
Oh man, that is great!

Very nice work... my only lament is that this would make a fantastic entry to the upcoming GB!
Title: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 21, 2017, 04:38:38 am

thanks !

I built it years ago, so it couldn't go into a present GB ; but I have other ideas ...
(I will ne far away from my modelling table until nov. 15, but might still achieve something)
Title: Re: Anson, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on October 22, 2017, 07:09:48 am

I can imagine comfy in the back of an old  Citroen C5 I used to drive (wonderful Citroen suspension and all that)  but can you really get comfy in the back of a Lockheed C5???......I'd have thought that it might be a little noisy/bumpy/hard seated      (To misquote Oscar Wilde"  If that's how Uncle Sam treats his soldiers he doesn't deserve to have any")


Doesn't the C-5 have a special pax area fore and aft of the wing, but at high level, not down in the hold?

There is a pax cabin behind the wing with airliner seats facing aft. You have to climb a ladder in the cargo hold to get to it. I flew to Thailand in one. Very cramped.
Title: Re: Bristol superfreigher, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2017, 11:46:56 am

one more picture of this old build, wth 1/72 cars, Minis, appropriately, and in appropriate colors too

(https://imgur.com/CD8Qtcs.jpg)


Title: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 28, 2017, 07:47:49 am

From my archive, done quite a while ago, recalled by a discussion on another thread, and relevant to this thread :


(https://imgur.com/Bf1T2LY.jpg)

and another one, also Tophe inspired at the time :

(https://imgur.com/9tBY9xH.jpg)
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on October 28, 2017, 11:05:45 am
The yellow paint looks patchy or is that Apache!
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 28, 2017, 12:48:19 pm

yes the yellow is patchy : it was before the time when I acquired a bit of better skills regarding that  ;)
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 17, 2017, 09:30:56 pm
Hey, bud!!  I'm building a seaplane for the Group Build. It's not the final the paint scheme, but, I took the opportunity to snap a picture of it while it was in the "primary colors seaplane" state so I could do an ericr tribute:

(https://i.imgur.com/AcCMvMG.jpg)

  :laugh:
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 18, 2017, 01:53:18 am

very good !  ;D ;D ;D

thanks for thinking about me : I sometimes sketch a back-up story saying prceisely that the livery in an intermediary one, just before putting markings and insigna  ;D

I also did a Mustang or two in the past ...

(https://imgur.com/PsHzvqX.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2evsLDJ.jpg)

Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 18, 2017, 08:06:42 am
Why.... they could all be long lost cousins, I tell ya!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: kitnut617 on November 18, 2017, 10:14:34 am

From my archive, done quite a while ago, recalled by a discussion on another thread, and relevant to this thread :

(https://imgur.com/Bf1T2LY.jpg)


Nice idea  ---- but  (always a but)

Max take-off weight of an F-82 is 25,591 lbs, almost the same as a C-47 (26,000 lbs)

It would need floats this big ---

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-01MxLTK95Jo/Uk71B7ydF0I/AAAAAAAABMs/qfJZ8-cFn7w/s1600/dc3.jpg
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 20, 2017, 05:44:25 am

right !

but luckily, in Whif world gravity is lighter  ;)
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 20, 2017, 09:39:25 am

but luckily, in Whif world gravity is lighter  ;)


Hehehehe, perfect!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: twin-mustang based seaplanes, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 20, 2017, 12:09:29 pm

but then, on the other hand, even when whiffing quite wildly (as some here sometimes might),
there is always an advantage of having at least some slight bit of plausibility or two,
because that is what makes the thing even more a thrill   ;D

Title: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 22, 2017, 12:37:59 pm

built for a magnificent GB : http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html)

and once again Tophe-inspired :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Mc72Z_b.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/Mc72Z_c_zpskeqrhovh.jpg)

but with some transformations and a translation to 3D.

Here it is, the M.C.72z :


(https://imgur.com/iBz5QxV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/KWsmGqb.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/XyvgOaX.jpg)



with, this time, a few WiP images :

(https://imgur.com/p0Ud97o.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/j1zHYfj.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Kn87koY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/P1WPq6G.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/jLGYSIQ.jpg)

Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 22, 2017, 12:42:44 pm
Ericr, that is MAGNIFICENT! Superb job.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I note the use of a Twin Mustang radar pod as the cockpit 'fuselage'.  ;D
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 22, 2017, 07:42:17 pm
 :wub: :wub: :wub:
Even better than all my dreams!
Congratulations! :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 23, 2017, 04:13:18 am

thanks a lot !


it's the SMER 1/48, with indeed a 1/72 Twin Mustang pod reversed :
pilots are selected to have small features  ;D

Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 23, 2017, 05:22:32 am
OooooOOooooH!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :mellow:
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on November 23, 2017, 05:50:46 am
That's wonderful  :bow:
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 23, 2017, 05:55:50 am

it's the SMER 1/48, with indeed a 1/72 Twin Mustang pod reversed :
pilots are selected to have small features  ;D


Yeah, the 1/72 Delta kit is nowhere NEAR as good as those are!
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2017, 03:30:20 am

it's the SMER 1/48, with indeed a 1/72 Twin Mustang pod reversed :
pilots are selected to have small features  ;D


Yeah, the 1/72 Delta kit is nowhere NEAR as good as those are!

I did a Delta kit long ago, but survived it  ;)

Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2017, 08:38:19 am

it's the SMER 1/48, with indeed a 1/72 Twin Mustang pod reversed :
pilots are selected to have small features  ;D


Yeah, the 1/72 Delta kit is nowhere NEAR as good as those are!

I did a Delta kit long ago, but survived it  ;)


Mine is still 'in build', after maybe 30 yrs!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2017, 12:33:00 pm

it's the SMER 1/48, with indeed a 1/72 Twin Mustang pod reversed :
pilots are selected to have small features  ;D


Yeah, the 1/72 Delta kit is nowhere NEAR as good as those are!

I did a Delta kit long ago, but survived it  ;)


Mine is still 'in build', after maybe 30 yrs!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

from my archives, here is what I managed to achieve, a near dozen years ago

(https://imgur.com/QQuMP7M.jpg)

my usual standard make me quite resilient  ;D

Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2017, 03:59:49 pm
It looks a sight better than my disaster! Those radiators on the floats REALLY don't want to fit, do they?
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 27, 2017, 11:36:02 pm

they could be called misfits indeed  ;)
Title: Re: M.C.72z, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on November 28, 2017, 06:34:06 am

they could be called misfits indeed  ;)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 10, 2017, 12:55:45 pm
a Hasegawa Mu-2J, with the floats from an An-2 :

(https://imgur.com/MLqOUOh.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ztK5M2f.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/EHQkoHX.jpg)

Title: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 10, 2017, 03:26:14 pm
Love the Mu-2J looks great! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on December 11, 2017, 01:34:20 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 11, 2017, 04:01:35 am

thanks !
Title: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 11, 2017, 10:18:18 pm
Yes, that's a beauty! :wub:
Title: Re: Mu-2J, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on December 12, 2017, 06:12:24 am
Yes indeed :thumbsup:
Title: Type 10, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 12, 2017, 01:14:12 pm

thanks again !

another blue one, a Type 10 triplane (Mitsubishi 1MT) by UPC in 1/50, with floats from a 1/48 MC72



(https://imgur.com/8cO7a1a.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/hmTMoBC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/I4DzhAX.jpg)


done for The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B.

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html)

I just found out that it did exist after all : not completely a whiff, but still a bit (different floats, and propeller  ;D)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/1mt1n/1mt1n-6.jpg)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/1mt1n/1mt1n-7.jpg)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww1/1mt1n/1mt1n-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Type 10, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 12, 2017, 07:17:29 pm
not completely a whiff, but still a bit
Congratulations anyway! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Type 10, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 12, 2017, 07:24:53 pm
Whif anyway being all blue like that.  ;D

That looks glorious! A contraption I'd love to hop into and go for a joyride. Being one of my favorite colors is just a bonus.  ;D
Title: Re: Type 10, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2017, 10:36:46 am

thanks !
Title: Re: Type 10, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on December 14, 2017, 01:53:30 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2017, 04:50:44 am

it's about a boat, and wings ...

done for the floating stuff GB
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html)

(https://imgur.com/B4Qhrtx.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/5aFYDgv.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/kyBSIeA.jpg)
Title: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 17, 2017, 05:27:51 am
Wow! :wub: I imagine the pilot/sailman standing to drive his ship/plane in the wind, courageously... What a man, a hero! ;D
Title: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on December 17, 2017, 06:41:38 am
LOVE the An-2-boat.  Actually, love them all- outside the box thinking, cool builds.
Title: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2017, 02:29:59 pm

thanks!
Title: Re: An-2 and Corsaire flying boat, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on December 18, 2017, 03:09:07 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 23, 2017, 03:58:02 am
thanks again!

a bit less whiff : a Sunderland in waterline
(the hull was cut to be used for another project ... wait and see ...)

(https://imgur.com/gFV1RbV.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/WKESyaW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/53mEsPb.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/I0QYTbh.jpg)
Title: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on December 23, 2017, 11:20:35 am
That French Navy Sunderland looks good.
Title: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 23, 2017, 01:20:25 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on December 24, 2017, 03:40:12 am
I've never thought of a waterline Sunderland. That is really well done sir  :bow: Given me an idea or two as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 25, 2017, 05:34:30 am
That's awesome!!  Very well done.  :party: :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: Sunderland, waterline, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 26, 2017, 02:06:21 pm

thanks !

waterline seaplabes is a funny idea to paly with : would be nice in a diorama ...

on this one I will try to mend a few painting glitches


Title: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 29, 2017, 06:26:26 am
a flying wing flying boat, inspired by this :

(https://photos.smugmug.com/SeaplaneAmphib-Inspiration/i-JgrJnc6/0/b376bba4/XL/Boeing-flying-wing-flying-boat-XL.jpg)

using a 1/200 YB49 in the stash, and also a 1/48 MC72 :

(https://imgur.com/uOk41my.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/8vM0SAR.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/M08akZY.jpg)

and done for the seaplanes GB

Title: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 29, 2017, 06:40:10 am
Incredible & nice! :wub:
Title: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 29, 2017, 06:47:59 am
Very nice indeed! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on December 29, 2017, 07:53:12 am
Wow that's what my B-35 was going to look like, got to change it now!
Title: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 29, 2017, 12:04:06 pm
For a moment there I thought we were back in the plastic banana age!!  ;D ;D ;D

Pretty slick, bud!
Title: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 30, 2017, 01:16:45 am

thanks !

please go ahead with your B-35 : your interpretation will necessarily be different, and most probably better  ;)
Title: Re: YB49 flying wing flying boat, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on December 31, 2017, 05:01:13 am

thanks !

please go ahead with your B-35 : your interpretation will necessarily be different, and most probably better  ;)
Thanks,
I'll give you an update during January on the progress.
Title: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 04, 2018, 12:37:33 pm

a Shackleton, with a Sunderland hull and sidefloats, in red :

done for the Flying Boats e.a. GB www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html)

(backup story, to explain the colors :
as the conversion work on the prototype was ready, only the new parts were painted red anew,
leaving the original airframe in its original, slightly worn, red finish  :-\ )
 
(https://imgur.com/JxonwXs.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/O4mWWWh.jpg)
Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 04, 2018, 01:40:03 pm
Oh yes, that's terrific Ericr.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on January 04, 2018, 02:39:24 pm
Supercool. I love that combo ! Often thought of it myself, and you have surely nailed it. I keep thinking I've seen your best, and then the next one comes out and 'bam !'

 :wub: :bow:
Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on January 04, 2018, 08:47:31 pm
Well done, that's another build for me to try.
You've inspired me to build a 1/72 Avro Shackleton twin engined float plane, the former Avro Musketeer. Probably won't qualify for the amphibious group build as I had no intention of putting the vacform floats on it from the Boeing PB-17F AEW.
The Shackleton is the Revell MR.3 with Airfix MR.2 engines and the interior cockpit from the Revell AEW.2, it's in need of a general tidy up with a few more lumps and bumps added.
Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on January 05, 2018, 12:12:42 am
Good job Eric.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 05, 2018, 02:55:43 am


thnaks all !

Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 05, 2018, 06:15:32 am
That works well  :thumbsup:

For some reason you've got me thinking about a Liberator seaplane/amphibian now
Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on January 05, 2018, 07:12:57 am
Very cool, excellent combo!
Title: Re: Shackletunderland, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 05, 2018, 09:54:17 am

thanks again !

A Liberator would be something indeed : who starts ?  ;D
Title: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 11, 2018, 12:36:03 pm

A He 162 Salamander flying boat

from a 1/48 Replica resin kit, and one float from a 1/48 MC72

done for the Flying Boats e.a. GB www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/board,183.0.html)

There have been other builds of this concept before here and there on the web :
mine is a bit more sketchy (and the original resin kit was a bit rough)
but quite bright in color  ;)

(https://imgur.com/zMa2dJo.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gNcqLLb.jpg)
Title: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 12, 2018, 06:18:32 am
That works
Title: Re: He 162 Salamander, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 12, 2018, 10:42:15 am

thanks

Title: Morane WR, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 10, 2018, 09:27:02 am

quite out of the box, a bit simplified, and in yellow :

(https://imgur.com/OfaiY3U.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Go4RzQ7.jpg)
Title: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 19, 2018, 10:13:45 am

small is beautiful, but this is very small :

the Trumpeter 1/350 Loire 130

(https://imgur.com/gE6WH6s.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nyUJ4pd.jpg)

Title: Re: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on February 20, 2018, 06:11:26 am
They remind me of novelty fruit gums for some reason ?  ;D
Title: Re: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 20, 2018, 08:02:27 am
I did not know well the Loire 130, but Google explains at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_130
and this was a warbird, it seems, thanks to make it joyful with those colours! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 20, 2018, 11:18:35 am
Hey those are neat!!!   Interesting scale, too.

I was going to buy one of them Loire 130's in 1/72 for the boatplane GB ... until I saw the price.  ;D

Oh and the boxy yellow contraption is cool!!!  That's home-grown ingenuity.
Title: Re: Loire 130, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 20, 2018, 12:36:28 pm

thanks !

at a bit less than 3,5 cm long, they could look like sweets indeed  ;)


Title: SH-5, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 22, 2018, 12:10:41 am

same scale, but a tad larger :
the chinese SH-5

(I already made a yellow one some time back, so only blue and red this time) :

(https://imgur.com/ZXp4Jyl.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/1YXZgCo.jpg)

Title: Re: SH-5, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 22, 2018, 01:04:47 am
(I already made a yellow one some time back, so only blue and red this time) :
This seems logical for us, knowing you, but I doubt that the Chinese Navy would confirm this is "logical" a colour. ;)
Title: Re: SH-5, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on February 22, 2018, 10:00:19 am
Nice. I really like both aeroplanes, and they look great in those colours !
Title: Re: SH-5, 1/350, red e.a. : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 23, 2018, 10:17:56 am

thanks  ;D
Title: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 25, 2018, 10:28:22 am

another small one : just repainted from a pre-built miniature :

(https://imgur.com/gOYmbSE.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/gqzRRGK.jpg)
Title: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2018, 04:15:44 pm
Looks good ! It came with the floats on it ?
Title: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 25, 2018, 06:37:49 pm
A blue floatplane (or blue float-helicopter) is perfectly camouflaged (upon the blue water), but this is surprising for a Search And Rescue craft, usually trying to be very visible, as savers for the poor victims...
Title: Re: Huey, 1/200, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2018, 07:27:04 am

thanks !

the floats were added by me, using some aircraft pod from my spares box

Title: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2018, 07:54:11 am

I hadn't tried that one yet :

(https://imgur.com/1XKxus3.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/xEDT0Si.jpg)
Title: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 28, 2018, 08:17:27 am
It seems so well balanced, are you sure this is what if? ;)
Title: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2018, 08:36:08 am
That P-47's awesome!  :thumbsup:

Much though I like your monochrome colours, it'd look even better in the USN's three colour scheme.
Title: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 28, 2018, 12:06:47 pm

thanks !

please feel free to re-interpret this as you wish  ;)
(floats are from an An-2 by Trumpeter)
Title: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on March 01, 2018, 01:25:19 am
Looks good.  Got me thinking about a single float version using a Duck hull.

Title: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 01, 2018, 01:29:15 pm

great idea !
given your skill, it can only be tremendous !

Title: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Snowtrooper on March 01, 2018, 02:44:01 pm
I don't normally do WW2 types, but this deceptively natural-looking model got me thinking; a civilian model with the C/D Razorback fuse (more room, even if marginally, plus looks better and more "civilian") and N wings (longer span and integral fuel tanks for extra range), and if you dispense with the HUEG turbo you could fit passenger/cargo compartment in the rear fuse. Call her the "Thunderbus"  ;D
Title: Re: P-47, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 01, 2018, 11:55:34 pm

thunderbus, good idea indeed !
some passenger planes in the 30s had the cockpit on top of the cabin
Title: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 16, 2018, 11:18:29 am

a lovely tiny I-16 in 1/144 from zvevda, with a central float from a 1/350 Loire 130 and side floats from a 1/350 SH-5

(https://imgur.com/qCdbuFU.jpg)

and, yes, catapults (from the Kingfisher 1/200 kit, thanks again Tophe  ;) )

(https://imgur.com/Xd2lmbs.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/c9kCncw.jpg)
Title: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 17, 2018, 05:00:38 am
and, yes, catapults (from the Kingfisher 1/200 kit, thanks again Tophe  ;) )
Thanks for the good use you made of it! :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: I-16 (1/144), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 17, 2018, 09:05:41 am
 ;)
Title: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2018, 10:50:29 am

hey, long time no see on this thread ... time to start back

here is a floatplanization of the Whiteknight 2, the shuttle being meant  for landing only (take off is done with the main carrier floatplane)

(1/144 Revell, with 1/72 Twin Otter floats, and on the shuttle the hulls of a 1/350 SH-5 and two 1/350 Loire 130)


(https://imgur.com/YWON82p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/pDf7atQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ezdgjPh.jpg)

Title: Re: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 30, 2018, 01:37:54 pm
LOVELY job, and so colourful too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 30, 2018, 05:31:40 pm
I love it! :wub: And not only because it is twin-fuselage/twin-boom...
Title: Re: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 01, 2018, 02:36:31 am

thanks !

more landing-only floatplanes to come  ;D

Title: Re: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 01, 2018, 02:56:33 am
Your word is mysterious:
- Why "landing only"? not "taking off"? how does that change the shape? We will see, I am both puzzled and interested...
- If I remember correctly, going back from sky to planet is not landing for seaplane but ditching (amérrir in French) or something similar, do you mean your next seaplane will be amphibious for both water and land?
 ;D
Title: Re: White Knight 2 (1/144), yellow, red, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2018, 04:28:11 am
Your word is mysterious:
- Why "landing only"? not "taking off"? how does that change the shape? We will see, I am both puzzled and interested...
- If I remember correctly, going back from sky to planet is not landing for seaplane but ditching (amérrir in French) or something similar, do you mean your next seaplane will be amphibious for both water and land?
 ;D

I mean that when taking off, this shuttle is carried by the twin-plne : it needs its hull and floats only when it comes back.
And it will be a similar case for the next floatplaization to come  ;)


Title: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 05, 2018, 12:44:05 pm

oh, and so the hull came from a 1/350 SH-5, which I finished as a waterline flying boat :

(https://imgur.com/NGKinEb.jpg)

(maybe a bit deep in water : overloaded?)
Title: Re: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 05, 2018, 01:25:54 pm
Very cool!! Long and slender looking, which is visually appealing if you ask me! 
Title: Re: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 05, 2018, 07:06:35 pm
I like it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2018, 06:01:06 am
Now that's interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SH-5 1/350, waterline, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 06, 2018, 10:08:23 am

thanks !

Title: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 07, 2018, 11:54:44 am


the wing floats from the 1/350 SH-5 were not left unused : the now adorn this Me163
which take off on wheel, and comes back on water using the hull from the shape of its fuselage,
and the side floats for stability :

(https://imgur.com/JxB12Dh.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/fBvlccW.jpg)

it is a 1/72 Heller kit, with the tractor



Title: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2018, 01:33:27 pm

....... and comes back on water using the hull from the shape of its fuselage,
and the side floats for stability :


And no doubt generating LOTS of steam on touch down!  :o
Title: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 07, 2018, 07:17:39 pm
This is surprising, but that means (for a what-if model) this is good!
Title: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 08, 2018, 01:06:04 pm

thnaks !  ;)

touch down can be done with the engine off, as a glider  ;D

Title: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2018, 03:03:16 pm

thnaks !  ;)

touch down can be done with the engine off, as a glider  ;D


Very true, as was the landplane, but the exhaust area is still going to be pretty hot I'm sure.
Title: Re: Me163 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2018, 01:34:24 am

tea temperature
Title: He 119 v5, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 12, 2018, 06:57:14 am

not quite so whiff, but for the livery of course, and anyway the looks of the He119 make it a near-whiff :

(https://imgur.com/8PGNlJC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/7W0iKvO.jpg)
Title: Re: He 119 v5, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 12, 2018, 07:09:33 am
Good!

not quite so whiff, but
If you authorize me, I will Photopaint it into a whiff He-119Z, may I?
Title: Re: He 119 v5, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 12, 2018, 10:44:54 am
I've always liked the 119, weirdness personified. But I'm not sure I'd have wanted to fly one with the propshaft about 6" from my shoulder!  :o

Who does the kit for that please?
Title: Re: He 119 v5, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 12, 2018, 11:01:08 am

thanks !

If you authorize me, I will Photopaint it into a whiff He-119Z, may I?

you are more than welcome  ;D

Who does the kit for that please?

Valom, in plastic (much easier that the resin of Planet Models ...)


Title: Re: He 119 v5, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 12, 2018, 08:32:16 pm
If you authorize me, I will Photopaint it into a whiff He-119Z, may I?
you are more than welcome  ;D
Thanks! So here is the He-119Z, rather similar to the He-111Z but less powered:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/he119zw.jpg)
Title: Re: He 119 v5, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 13, 2018, 01:08:44 am

Thanks! So here is the He-119Z, rather similar to the He-111Z but less powered:



beautiful ! I am glad it inspired you  ;D thank you !

Title: Air-6, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 27, 2018, 12:32:25 pm

another floatplane, hardly whiffed : it is in blue
with open doors

(https://imgur.com/NYJ7iZf.jpg)


(https://imgur.com/EvtKQbC.jpg)

Title: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 28, 2018, 03:40:05 am

a bit more whiffed :

this Skoda D.1 (a Dewoitine licence)

has floats from an Albatross W4

(https://imgur.com/3Pto6N2.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/bRdBS85.jpg)

Title: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 28, 2018, 08:35:06 am
Is this a seaplane of the 1920s?
Title: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 28, 2018, 01:53:14 pm

yes, the D.1 is from the 20s, the whiff uses floats from 14-18, probably a bit out of date relatively ...
Title: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 28, 2018, 07:46:43 pm
I was not criticizing, I swear I was not. I was just trying to understand, before clapping my hands :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2018, 01:43:15 am

sure, thanks !   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on June 29, 2018, 06:30:51 am
Floats suit it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Skoda D.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2018, 02:31:15 pm

thanks !

Title: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 01, 2018, 12:47:56 pm

I bought this kit just to go for combined shipping and make it less in average, not really knowing why (you pobably know what I mean)

but then suddenly I remembered about the Twin Otter in my stash, and well, the floats are a bit small maybe, but still ...

(https://imgur.com/BSpZXV8.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/b1zQjyf.jpg)

Title: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 01, 2018, 01:07:30 pm
 :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 01, 2018, 08:15:44 pm
Uh? I was not understanding, as coming from a mail-link (notification), and the explanation seems in the present title of this topic: Viking (S-3, this is where the jets are coming from). But as you change the topic titles quite often, the explanation will disappear soon, too bad...
Sorry for saying this about the puzzle :-\ , but concerning the model:  :wub: :wub: What a marvel! Wonderful! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 02, 2018, 03:48:02 am

Thanks !

the Viking in question is the S-3 indeed , but coming from me, you could have imagined
a middle-ages viking with a helmet with horns maybe  ;D
Title: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 02, 2018, 04:49:16 pm
Pretty cool, man!!!   Makes sense to me, looks right at home.

Title: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on July 03, 2018, 06:44:25 am
Well done, unexpected, beautiful, looks like it could be real.  But I could say that about all of your creations!
Title: Re: Viking, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 03, 2018, 01:51:17 pm

thanks a lot ! your appreciation is encouraging me to do more  ;D
Title: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 07, 2018, 03:25:20 am

the Yak-53 has a sympathic look, it deserved a floatplane version

(in 1/48, floats from a 1/72 Twin Otter)

(https://imgur.com/WCs5yn3.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/FgVjwkT.jpg)

Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 07, 2018, 05:35:16 am
Oh hell!! You built an Amodel!! How'd it go?!  ;D ;D ;D     I'm build that same one right now.  ;D    Getting close to painting it.


Looks great!   
Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on July 07, 2018, 05:40:10 am
Good looking result! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 07, 2018, 07:19:43 am

thanks !

yes it is the Amodel (which I got cheap, on sales) :
theirs kits are always a bit grunge, but it is possible
to get along with them, to my standards  ;)
And they have a very original range, so globally I quite like them.


Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 07, 2018, 07:54:48 am
Thanks, grunge indeed!  Yes, I think Amodel is quite alright in my book because of just how many cool things they have kits of. Like this one for instance. lol
Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2018, 04:36:07 am
That looks very neat  :thumbsup:

It's got a Japanese WWII look about it, would need a different engine but could pass.
Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 08, 2018, 04:55:22 am
 ;)
Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 08, 2018, 03:46:10 pm
That looks very neat  :thumbsup:

It's got a Japanese WWII look about it, would need a different engine but could pass.

It looks very Ki-115 Tsurugi like.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Nakajima_Ki-115.jpg/640px-Nakajima_Ki-115.jpg)
Title: Re: Yak-53, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2018, 01:53:00 am

It looks very Ki-115 Tsurugi like.

Very much so Jon
Title: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 18, 2018, 12:33:12 am

I liked that one, maybe because of the name? and finally got it :

(https://imgur.com/nLYpOTq.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/sI9yzSC.jpg)

Title: Re: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on July 18, 2018, 12:36:55 am
I like that.

I can see it in German naval lozenge or perhaps in Polish markings  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Vildebeest, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on July 19, 2018, 04:09:05 am

that would be whiffing ! (as it is actually british from the 30s  ;) )
Title: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 09, 2018, 02:34:47 pm

I was thinking of this classic for a while : a Fieseler Storch,
floatplanized (actually it seems it did exist in Real World, somewhere in ex-Yougoslavia)

(https://imgur.com/QsgfYSW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/jIZE8aZ.jpg)

Title: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on August 09, 2018, 08:02:22 pm
I was thinking of this classic for a while : a Fieseler Storch,
floatplanized (actually it seems it did exist in Real World, somewhere in ex-Yougoslavia)
In scale 1 I am not sure, but it flew as RC seaplane:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5wedJ0t5ow
Title: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 10, 2018, 06:08:06 am
That's cool!  I do like the Storch, one reason being is all that glass and the way it is arranged. Had to have been a fun one to fly.
Title: Re: Storch, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 12, 2018, 02:26:49 pm

thanks !
Title: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 13, 2018, 12:10:21 am

not exactly a whif : this version of the Puma has inflatable floats :
from what I understood it is rather an emergency water landing device, not meant to take off again.

In 1/32 it is big, and I was tempted when I found it for cheap.

(https://imgur.com/CI37s4d.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/f6Cp764.jpg)
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 13, 2018, 04:41:14 am
1/32? 

That's not just big, it's HUGE!   :o :o :o
Title: Re: Puma, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on August 13, 2018, 11:57:40 pm

not far from 50 cm ;-)

it's a Revell reuse of an old Matchbox kit

Title: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2018, 01:06:52 pm

tempting, given a cheap 1/48 kit of this so cute plane :

(https://imgur.com/qXShFyM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/nZg4Dnu.jpg)

floats are from a MC72
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 05, 2018, 06:44:42 am
You now have me thinking about a captured Finnish example.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 06, 2018, 02:15:37 am

please do put your thinking into plastic  ;D
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 06, 2018, 06:32:46 am
I may well do, I've got some suitable floats and I-16's arn't hard to come by  ;D

Edit - Just checked and I've got an I-16  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 06, 2018, 11:24:53 am

aha ! go for it !!  ;D

where are the floats from? are they 1/72?

Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2018, 06:14:40 am
Not 100% sure where the floats are from, but I think they came from an Arado 196 that gained wheels to become a member of my Austro-Hungarian A.F.
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 24, 2018, 10:10:17 am
Belated congratulations! The flying barrel is turning to elegance! ;D
Title: Re: I-16, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 24, 2018, 11:55:07 am
Thanks !

The i-16 has a kind of charm anyways  ;)
Title: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 01, 2018, 04:34:42 am

recently Tophe reminded me of the Dornier racer project :

(http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AE/AE72-7/47-1.jpg)

which reminded me also of the Levasseur PL 201 :

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/other1/pl200/pl200-1.jpg)

and I had a Breguet 693 in my stash, as well as floats from an An-2 Colt  (and an additional engine from a Ju-52) :

(https://imgur.com/NnReke5.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/hEYeeCs.jpg)

Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 01, 2018, 04:59:51 am
WOW!!! :wub: :bow:
I was wondering where are the 2 fins coming from but I understand the Br 693 had 2 fins at the tips of the tailplane all right :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on October 01, 2018, 06:32:48 am
Oh, that's fantastic  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 01, 2018, 07:52:25 am
That's cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on October 01, 2018, 09:03:30 am
Oooh, love it!
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 01, 2018, 01:03:40 pm

thanks !

Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 02, 2018, 09:09:00 am
A few years ago, I made the drawing of a Lightning seaplane (below, center) rather similar to your "improved" Br-693:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_P38eclairD_zza.JPG)
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 03, 2018, 12:19:05 am

yes, it is the same structure indeed !
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 03, 2018, 08:18:23 am
Nice!!!   
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 03, 2018, 09:43:16 am

thanks again !
Title: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 25, 2018, 04:26:31 am

So, Ihad this incomplete vacform kit pof a 1/72 Do-X : I got it very cheap because the wings are missing.

So I searched for appropriate alternative wings, and the 1/48 B-17F (Revell) has the very same wingspan,

so here we go 'but still, vacform os not easy, quite a bit beyond my skills)


(https://imgur.com/ID20Y6s.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/5UhrSSb.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/U5DcP6X.jpg)
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on November 25, 2018, 05:16:20 am
Great mix! With huge engines! So powerful looking... :thumbsup:
Are you sure this is a vacform? It looks so solid, so perfect...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2018, 05:40:27 am
Nice one - it almost looks familiar, but then the Boeing Clipper had basically B-17 wings, didn't it?
Title: Re: Breguet 693 (à la Levasseur PL 201), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2018, 05:53:02 am

recently Tophe reminded me of the Dornier racer project :

(http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AE/AE72-7/47-1.jpg)


Oh, thanks for that! I came up with that configuration for myself years ago, and thought it was so obvious that someone else must have thought of it, but I couldn't find an example.
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 25, 2018, 09:16:50 am
Nice one - it almost looks familiar, but then the Boeing Clipper had basically B-17 wings, didn't it?

Nope, the Model 314 wings were based on those of the Model 294 (XB-15),
which were much larger than those of the Model 299 (B-17).
294 wingspan: 149'
314 wingspan: 152'
299 wingspan: 104'

The 314 was a very large aircraft for the period.
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 25, 2018, 09:35:29 am
Nice Do X rework.  :thumbsup:

Reminiscent of the Do 20 project.

(http://www.histaviation.com/Do_20_Modell_front_view_526x201.jpg)

http://www.histaviation.com/Dornier_Do_20.html

Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 25, 2018, 11:54:19 am

thanks !
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2018, 04:49:36 pm
Nice one - it almost looks familiar, but then the Boeing Clipper had basically B-17 wings, didn't it?

Nope, the Model 314 wings were based on those of the Model 294 (XB-15),
which were much larger than those of the Model 299 (B-17).
294 wingspan: 149'
314 wingspan: 152'
299 wingspan: 104'

The 314 was a very large aircraft for the period.

Ah, right: thanks. I knew they were based on one of their bomber projects...
Title: Re: Do-X (& B-17F), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2018, 11:11:23 am

The 314 was a very large aircraft for the period.


Having been aboard the replica 314 at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Ireland I can confirm that. You could have a VERY good party on a 314's flight deck, it's HUGE!  :o
Title: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 19, 2018, 04:14:37 am

IMHO, there have not been enough triplane flying boats, so I add this one :

(https://imgur.com/wRPq7Y3.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/tfpdXQy.jpg)

Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 20, 2018, 03:58:14 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 20, 2018, 11:33:57 pm

thanks !

(and by the way it is a Schreck FBA17, not Shreck from the movie  ;) )
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on December 24, 2018, 12:06:04 am
I like your triplane  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 25, 2018, 06:41:49 pm
Sorry I did not know the Schreck source enough to appreciate the transformation/invention.
Google finds that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBA_Type_H is it the actual source? (congratulations...) :unsure: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 26, 2018, 08:14:40 am

thanks again !
yes the source is a FBA 17

Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 26, 2018, 01:51:00 pm
All right, thanks. So the precise source is this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBA_17
Much improved as a triplane! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 27, 2018, 01:57:31 am

yes exactly !   ;)
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 27, 2018, 08:10:09 pm
Ha! File that one...    triplane float plane......   Very good!
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 28, 2018, 05:18:00 am
Ha! File that one...    triplane float plane......   Very good!
Dear ericr is not inventing this category but adding another example.
See https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Labourdette-Halbronn_H.T.1
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 28, 2018, 06:24:23 am
Now that's just plain nutty!  I love that, too! Does anyone make a kit of that?!
Title: Re: Schreck & DR.1, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 28, 2018, 12:54:18 pm

there were a few triplane seaplanes : this one has a resin kit :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansa-Brandenburg_CC


and the Labourdette was even twin hull !   ;D
Title: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 06, 2019, 12:51:34 pm


the Loire 46 has nice gull wings, and landing struts : it deserved floats

(https://imgur.com/ipGfVsj.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/i5He9Uv.jpg)
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 06, 2019, 04:29:57 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 06, 2019, 05:46:35 pm
the Loire 46 has nice gull wings, and landing struts : it deserved floats
Yes, this looks so normal, it looks like Real World alas, just the bright colour bringing doubt at first sight... ;) ;D
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on January 06, 2019, 09:39:18 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Loire 46 has a nice shape  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 07, 2019, 03:50:14 am

thanks all !

Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 07, 2019, 03:54:42 am
a few more views :

(https://imgur.com/HbScC5e.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/87c35yE.jpg)

Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 08, 2019, 06:23:14 am
That is very nice sir  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 08, 2019, 11:44:02 am

thanks again !
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 08, 2019, 11:46:29 am
Hey that's glorious!!! It looks like a Sea Gull comeing down to snatch up a lil fish.
Title: Re: Loire 46 floatplane, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 09, 2019, 03:05:27 am
 ;D
Title: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 09, 2019, 04:01:59 pm

I think I heard someone say something about a P-47 with a float like a Duck ...


(https://imgur.com/XDyZ165.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/bb7ybz5.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/RTVJw8c.jpg)

Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2019, 04:22:15 pm
Ha! That's CRACKING! I love it.  :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: major on January 09, 2019, 05:06:48 pm

Brilliant!!!! :thumbsup:

Gonna steal that idea and stick navy markings on it!

Three blues.  :wub:
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 09, 2019, 05:27:05 pm
^There we go.....    tri-color Navy scheme is glorious.   


Great work, Eric!!  Surprising in a good way!   "Jug-Duck"   
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2019, 05:42:40 pm

^There we go.....    tri-color Navy scheme is glorious.   


110% with you there Brad.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on January 10, 2019, 02:40:56 am
Thunderduck.  Awesome.

Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 10, 2019, 05:52:09 am
That's exceptional  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2019, 09:23:04 am

thanks a lot for your appreciation !
It encourages me to go even beyond ...  ;D
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 10, 2019, 02:06:48 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 11, 2019, 05:37:20 am
Great layout! :wub:
And the camo is perfect for a sea of blood... ;)
Title: Re: P-47 floatplane (Duck), red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 11, 2019, 09:12:42 am

ouh la la, I prefer to think of camouflage in the setting sun, against the red sky  ;D
Title: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 20, 2019, 06:22:21 am

the Do-24 wings and tail went elsewhere, but the hull has its potential :

(https://imgur.com/fP8qCP9.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/KwbGb6S.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/U5vTY1y.jpg)

Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 20, 2019, 07:02:14 am
A Dornier flying boat cousin of the Boeing YC-14? Great! :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 20, 2019, 08:00:34 am
Marvellous
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 20, 2019, 08:43:40 am
Now that's SUPERB Ericr, could almost be RW.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 20, 2019, 12:34:32 pm

thanks !  ;D
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: major on January 20, 2019, 04:36:43 pm

Thats fantastic looking!  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 21, 2019, 06:32:08 am
Now that's SUPERB Ericr, could almost be RW.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Absolutely  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 21, 2019, 01:38:28 pm


thanks again !

Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Air21 on January 22, 2019, 07:17:02 am
Which An-72 kit is that and how well did it go together?  I have a fun combination in mind but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

I love your model thought, it looks like it SHOULD be real! Awesome!
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 22, 2019, 08:54:13 am
Nice concept!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 22, 2019, 09:56:20 am

thanks for the concept !  ;) my build is a bit basic as usual, but I felt like trying out this association  ;D

The kit of the An-72 is by Toko, and though I had to cut through it, it came together well.
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 22, 2019, 10:31:02 pm
The kit of the An-72 is by Toko, and though I had to cut through it, it came together well.
I disagree: not well but marvelously!! :wub: ;D
Title: Re: An-72 (& Do-24), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 23, 2019, 12:16:32 am
 ;)
Title: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 30, 2019, 11:42:48 am

just got these small lovely kits :

(https://imgur.com/R3I1JCQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/AaaAA0f.jpg)

Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 30, 2019, 02:04:59 pm
Very nice!!
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 30, 2019, 07:39:48 pm
The title of the topic (that will change soon, at next model) says: Walrus 1/200, OK, good.
And Google tells me the Walrus length is 11.46m meaning 1/200 is 5.73cm, small! cute! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2019, 01:42:40 am

yes they are small indeed, but not as small as 1/700 or even 1/350, so it is a nice intermediate
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 31, 2019, 01:44:30 am
and I change the title of the thread indeed at each new model, but the messages titles keep the info  ;)

Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 31, 2019, 05:56:52 am
There is a 1/200 scale SIG (Special Interest Group) within the IPMS (UK) and their display always impresses/amazes me.

Nice stuff Ericr  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2019, 11:28:51 am
Very cool. Who makes the wee walrus ?
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 01, 2019, 08:17:52 am

they're from Trumpeter, who issued other nice 1/200 kits
Title: Re: Walrus 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on February 01, 2019, 08:33:16 am
I was thinking so. I meant to go look online but forgot to. Cheers !
Title: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 02, 2019, 03:50:10 pm

more 1/200 cuties

(https://imgur.com/8q91D5k.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/xltno7i.jpg)

all in clear plastic, but the cockpit is a metal etched frame :
so cusiously no part of the clear plastic is modelling glass.
Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 02, 2019, 06:54:33 pm
Very cool!!  I love the etched framing...       I kind of like how there isn't cockpit glass on these but the framing is so crisp...   hard to explain, I think it's neat!!! Nice work on these tiny planes! 
Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 02, 2019, 08:17:32 pm
Great! But how holding the microscopic parts between fuselage and floats? Congratulations anyway, the result proves you made it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on February 03, 2019, 06:08:15 am

all in clear plastic, but the cockpit is a metal etched frame :
so cusiously no part of the clear plastic is modelling glass.

Very odd ???

Fantastic work on such tiny beasts  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 03, 2019, 07:34:22 am

 ;D
Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on February 03, 2019, 07:49:22 pm
Very nice! Such great work on such small models!
Title: Re: Ar196 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 05, 2019, 06:58:28 am

thanks !
the models are quite easy in fact, and not as small as 1/700  ;)
Title: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2019, 12:15:19 am

more tiny seaplanes :

(https://imgur.com/EulbpTt.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/r9XjY8y.jpg)
Title: Re: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 14, 2019, 12:33:50 am
congratulations! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kingfisher 1/200, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 14, 2019, 01:14:54 pm
 ;)
Title: B-17 flying boat, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2019, 04:38:27 am

cheating a bit on the title, but not quite : the SB-17 does feature a boat, and is flying :
I feel it could have been a what-if  ;)

(https://imgur.com/3PZUBHq.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/iZSrZOp.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Jo1UdyF.jpg)

and there are other airborne rescue boats around : a nice source a true-er what-iffs, maybe ...


Title: Re: B-17 flying boat, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 21, 2019, 04:44:51 am
I feel it could have been a what-if  ;)
the colours are also what-if, not very military ;)
Title: Re: B-17 flying boat, red yellow blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 21, 2019, 11:42:06 am
I feel it could have been a what-if  ;)
the colours are also what-if, not very military ;)

appropriate for rescue missions !  ;D
Title: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 05, 2019, 01:22:20 pm

the hull and floats come from a Martin Marlin ...

(https://imgur.com/9AcqSds.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/RHMHgwH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/CusbFq7.jpg)

and I tried to position the side floats in a soviet-stylish way  ;)

amongst other adaptation details ...


Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2019, 03:33:23 pm
Hehehehe, that's a total HOOT!  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Cobra on March 05, 2019, 04:15:10 pm
Wild,Cool,and Interesting. looks like it Belongs in a Gerry Anderson Series :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 05, 2019, 06:00:36 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 05, 2019, 06:19:01 pm
Ha!   Great goin, man! That's some wild !$!% !^@!%^    ;D


The flipped intakes are most logical!
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on March 05, 2019, 08:20:54 pm
Great work,  I know where I went wrong trying a similar idea using a 1/72
B-1B bomber and PS-2 flying boat.
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 05, 2019, 09:04:31 pm
Great! :thumbsup:
Is this a supersonic flying boat? :unsure: ;D
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 06, 2019, 12:41:14 am

thanks all !  ;D
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2019, 08:37:43 am
Hehehehe, that's a total HOOT!  :thumbsup: ;D

Second that. Bold idea!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 06, 2019, 12:31:46 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on March 12, 2019, 09:51:34 am
That's great!  Works well, completely original, like all of your builds.
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2019, 10:10:28 am

thank you very much !

Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 12, 2019, 10:16:29 am
Is this a supersonic flying boat? :unsure: ;D
Wikipedia says about the Convair F2Y Sea Dart: "It is the only seaplane to have exceeded the speed of sound." Is this wrong, your Tu-22 being even faster than "825 mph (1,325 km/h)"? That would be a record breaking, and you would win a gold metal... ;D
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 12, 2019, 03:04:39 pm

thanks !  ;)
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2019, 06:53:37 pm
Love the B-17 and that Tu-22 is just amazing !
Title: Re: TU-22 flying boat, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2019, 01:39:04 am
 ;D
Title: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2019, 04:57:36 am

not so much a whiff, but for the floats attachment and shape (they're from a An-2), and livery :

(https://imgur.com/WvR47Fe.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/aZUYHT6.jpg)

Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 04, 2019, 05:24:07 am
That's looking very conclusive.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2019, 06:03:15 am
I'm seeing that in WWI lozenge for some reason *

* Might be that I found a couple of sheets of it yesterday whilst looking for something else  ;)
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2019, 11:28:54 pm

but then red yellow blue lozenges  ;D
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 05, 2019, 12:53:37 am

but then red yellow blue lozenges  ;D


Go for it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 05, 2019, 05:56:14 am

but then red yellow blue lozenges  ;D


Go for it.  :thumbsup:

Would certainly be colourful  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 05, 2019, 08:01:36 am

something like this ?

(https://imgur.com/2Lzg3dU.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/0nJrR8H.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/MSKSKYe.jpg)

(a bit bold, using a brush)


Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 05, 2019, 08:05:16 am
Manifique!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 06, 2019, 02:07:56 am
Manifique!  :thumbsup:

Very much so  :thumbsup:


(a bit bold, using a brush)


A brush  :bow: :bow: :bow:

Actually, fade the colours on the top one and you could get away with calling it a variation of German WWI 3 colour topside lozenge that was only used by a couple of the smaller companies used in Fokker D.VII production. :angel:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 06, 2019, 10:45:14 am
 ;D



a closer view

(https://imgur.com/TRQuHI2.jpg)

Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 06, 2019, 06:48:05 pm
A bit overwhelmed by the input, I'll just say that I love all the stuff in the last half a dozen posts or more, y'all are brainstorming some neat stuff.  ;D   

RYB lozenge looks really cool.
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 07, 2019, 02:30:13 pm
De Stijl paint schemes would look cool, like Werner Graeff's motorcycle concept:
(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-m4W4rfg/1/3480d870/O/GRAEFF_MOTORRAD_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 07, 2019, 02:42:30 pm
YEEEEAH! Look at the pics of bikes on the wall in JCF's first pic.

The centre two are MOULTONS like mine! I have three of the left hand version and one of the right hand ones.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

For the record the one on the far left is a Raleigh Chopper and the one on the far right is a Strida, neither of which were a patch on any Moultons!
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 08, 2019, 04:56:48 am
 ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 08, 2019, 09:45:44 am
Thanks for the info Kit, I was wondering about that oddball to the right.  :thumbsup: :o
Title: Re: Fokker VIIB, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2019, 10:40:03 am
Yeah, the Strida really WAS odd!  :o

They have a belt drive which is amazingly quiet, but limits the bike to a single gear as no-one makes derailleur gears for belt drives, yet. Some have a 2-speed gear in the bottom bracket but that doesn't give a wide gear range obviously. They all have 16" or 18" wheels and an aluminium frame, which makes for a very hard ride as they have no suspension, unlike Moultons, all of which have suspension on the 14", 16" 17" or 20" wheeled versions.

I've ridden a Strida a couple of times and you need VERY quick reactions as everything seems to happen right NOW!  :o

I'm not sure if they still make them, but they are still advertising them.
Title: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 18, 2019, 07:11:53 pm

could be done in 1/72 or even 1/32 actually, but here it's small

(https://imgur.com/NdRpzqD.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2axSdKG.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/GeEYv2d.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/C82KX3t.jpg)
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 18, 2019, 07:21:44 pm
Great!
No, ahem, "great" is translated in French as "grand" like "big", and I just wanted to say "good!" :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on April 18, 2019, 09:04:07 pm
No worries Tophe, we know what you mean!
Ericr, both of those look very natural. Well done!  ;D
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 19, 2019, 04:07:56 am
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 19, 2019, 05:45:01 am
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

I know what you mean Kit, but I'm now seeing images of twin float Kingfishers in use in the Great North West post war ?
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 19, 2019, 01:47:34 pm
Revell do a 1/32nd kit of the Ar 196 B.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-04922-arado-ar196-b--938400#

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--oPg8wEyymE/VZrShlBBPYI/AAAAAAAAsBA/qoZDBk09FHw/s1600/P1150515.jpg)

(http://ww2seaplanes.e-monsite.com/medias/images/arado-ar-196-d-ilre.jpg)
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 19, 2019, 08:07:32 pm

thanks all !

yes, the single float Ar196 did exist, but not exactly with the same float attachement ...

and Kitty Hawk do a 1/32 Kingfisher, so a twin float version in that scale is do-able, for those who would wish  ;)


Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 19, 2019, 09:48:14 pm
Pretty cool, man!  And once again I find the "wire canopy sans glass" strangely appealing.  Like you (from last time), I sort of wonder why it wasn't included, but then again, it's an itty bitty scale so sort of makes sense.
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on April 20, 2019, 07:56:45 am
Somehow a single float Arado looks just fine, but a twin float Kingfisher is totally weird.  :o

Both models look terrific though, nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

To me, it's the reverse: I really like the Kingfisher's looks, the Arado looks awkward.  Both interesting and well-done, of course.
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 22, 2019, 09:33:08 am

whiffing is about exploring the unfamiliar, which can be uncomfortable, a bit sometimes  ;)

and as someone said, when comments are disagreeing (legitimately), I feel in agreement with myself  ;D
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2019, 10:03:00 am
Sure changes the look of that Kingfisher !
Title: Re: Arfisher & Kingado 1/200, red & yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 22, 2019, 01:40:36 pm
The Kingfisher brings to mind the TBD-1A.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/TBD-1A_NAN11-78.jpg)
Title: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2019, 08:32:46 am

the Saab 21 has some elegance, and I had a DHC Otter in my stash ...

(https://imgur.com/mL9dPUX.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/RV4SqOP.jpg)

Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 29, 2019, 08:35:12 am
 :wub: Hurrah!! So beautiful... :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 29, 2019, 10:58:27 am
 ;)
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2019, 03:21:58 am
Now that works well.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2019, 06:06:10 am
Now that works well.

 :thumbsup:

It does indeed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Saab 21, twin float twin boom, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2019, 12:39:36 pm

thanx !
Title: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2019, 05:11:43 am

I found this 1/60 ready-built figurine (NewRay) and added floats (from a 1/72 Twin Otter);
I nearly painted it blue, but its original colors only required a red complement

(https://imgur.com/JonYqMA.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/0gEoRrI.jpg)

Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 10, 2019, 05:19:47 am
Funny :thumbsup:
Is the spraying device made for algae culture? :unsure: ;D
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on May 10, 2019, 05:42:08 am
Funny :thumbsup:
Is the spraying device made for algae culture? :unsure: ;D

Dispersant for oil slicks?

Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 10, 2019, 06:24:38 am
Feeding the fish in fish farms ?
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 10, 2019, 03:49:47 pm
 ;D

I thought about that, but decided to keep them ...

Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on May 12, 2019, 08:12:00 am
So unexpected, and yet it works so well!
Title: Re: Air Tractor, yellow red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 13, 2019, 09:57:25 am
 ;)
Title: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 15, 2019, 11:36:49 am

a flying boat conversion
(using a Canadair)

(https://imgur.com/zarL6HH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/cSifB32.jpg)

(I am trying to decrease my stash ...)
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 15, 2019, 11:42:16 am
That's only JUST a Whiff as Lockheed planned to do it for real, and built a large scale flying model of it as well.

But not as RED of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 15, 2019, 01:16:17 pm
That's awesome!! I love the Hercules, you're my hero!  :wub: ;D   

I've seen some of the pictures of what Lockheed was brainstorming on. For those who may not have seen them yet:

(https://i.imgur.com/ZByczz3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hxPS7CG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9pJnSR5.jpg)

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/a-c-130-hercules-amphibian-makes-too-much-sense-to-be-t-1716610531

Very cool, ericr!!! 


Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 15, 2019, 05:59:24 pm
Great! (both amphibian project and flying boat model) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
What scale is the model, 1/72 would be huge...
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 15, 2019, 10:53:41 pm

thanks !

the scale is 1/72, an old cheap Airfix kit

Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 15, 2019, 11:08:26 pm
72nd? Google tells me the span is 40 meters, meaning 1/72 is 56 centimeters?. big! but and nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 16, 2019, 05:44:12 am
That does look good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 16, 2019, 11:41:15 am
 ;)
Title: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 19, 2019, 12:40:39 am

any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats

(https://imgur.com/K9IWkiG.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/SGiiHoy.jpg)

(these floats come from a Glen E14Y)

Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 19, 2019, 01:12:59 am
Wow! Is this the very first Payen floatplane EVER? :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 19, 2019, 06:10:02 am
Neat  :thumbsup:

Schneider Trophy entrant ?  ;)
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 19, 2019, 07:01:21 am

any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats


Hehehehe, nice one.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Payen Pa.22, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 19, 2019, 02:40:21 pm
 ;)
Title: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 23, 2019, 05:28:44 am

the other half of the hull used for the Hercules :
doing a waterline flying boat is a bit of a cheap trick (especially as it appears too deep in water, as if overloaded),
but it's fun

(https://imgur.com/NFZPt02.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/WAlluLz.jpg)
Title: Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 23, 2019, 06:03:46 am
Oh that is neat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 23, 2019, 01:09:58 pm

thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 23, 2019, 07:02:21 pm
Looks aboot right ta me.  ;D  :thumbsup:

(http://www.aeroin.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Canadair_CL-215T.jpg)
Title: Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Mossie on May 24, 2019, 02:13:33 am
I like that, I might use the idea when (if!) I get around to my CL-415.

As a bonus, it makes the 415 kit more accurate as Heller didn't change the bucket doors on the underside.  It's right for a CL-215T (turboprop conversions of the piston powered version), but most of the decals are for 415's.  I really like this kit and it's rivety-ness. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Canadair (waterline), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2019, 06:48:42 am

thanks !

the photograph is nice, but still, I am cheating, as I have two side floats in water  :wacko:

as usual, my stuff could be done more cleanly by more gifted modellers

Title: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 01, 2019, 02:30:35 am

in my 1/200 vein, I try to make the maximum from the Trumpeter sets I got :
so I re-used Walrus fuselages and hulls as floats for this and another single floatplanization
here with a Zvezda Li-2

(https://imgur.com/qK4o584.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/NWYBLwZ.jpg)

maybe next time, in a subsequent life (or at next sales promotion),
I might try the twin float version (which light be slightly more convincing, buoyancywise)
Title: Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 01, 2019, 03:54:58 am
Good! :thumbsup:

I might try the twin float version (which light be slightly more convincing,
I am already conviced, fully, that this Russian Dakota will be a winner on the transport market between lakes. ;D
Title: Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: scooter on June 01, 2019, 04:22:56 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7508/16140434945_0fa3118126_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 01, 2019, 05:28:38 am
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6456/1mwrJ9.jpg)

One I did maybe 20 yrs ago. It needs LOTS of nose (and engine and float....) weight!
Title: Re: Li-2 (1/200), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 01, 2019, 05:37:14 am

I did a 1/72 conversin kit too, some years ago  (in red ;) )

Title: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 03, 2019, 10:16:14 am

the companion to the previous :

(https://imgur.com/bDC4MXd.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/tQlRMBy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 03, 2019, 10:58:12 am
This Junkers+Walrus compound seems a peace tool in another universe... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hercules, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on June 03, 2019, 02:43:24 pm

a flying boat conversion
(using a Canadair)

(https://imgur.com/zarL6HH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/cSifB32.jpg)

(I am trying to decrease my stash ...)
Great build,  I'm planning something similar  :banghead:
Title: Re: Ju-52 central float (1/200), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 04, 2019, 04:51:13 am

thanks !

please do make similar things and show them : others with more skills can do more  ;)
Title: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 13, 2019, 12:52:14 pm
stash reduction continued, with waterline flying boats 1/350, and seaplanizations of two basic 1/144 kits ...

(https://imgur.com/TcymVZt.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/eZAjkFH.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/p08eY0e.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oFZUA7Z.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ok9Dwmk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/oun2TGg.jpg)

Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on June 13, 2019, 02:54:04 pm
The F-19 is almost plausible with the intakes mounted on top of the fuselage like that. Are you aware of the Convair Sea Dart? A contemporary of the F-102 and F-106. Same wing IIRC with a floating fuselage and a couple of different experimental hydro ski arraignments. You may find it interesting.
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 13, 2019, 06:10:20 pm
The F-117 becoming a seaplane is marvelous! :wub:
And I thought it was nicknamed Blackhawk, would your one be the Bluehawk? :unsure: ;D
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 13, 2019, 11:55:13 pm

thanks !

yes I know the Sea Dart ( and the Mach 2 kit !)
both F117 and F19 do have that feeling, (but the F19 kit is just not as nice as the F117 ...)
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 21, 2019, 07:25:01 am
The F-117ZW Twin-Bluehawk has the advantage to avoid the need of wingtip floats it seems. Still stealthy? :unsure: ;D
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Twin-F-117-float.jpg)
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 21, 2019, 01:33:27 pm
 :o :o :o

 ;D ;D ;D

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

thanks a lot Tophe !
Title: Re: SH-5 & F19 & F117, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on June 21, 2019, 10:21:36 pm
Blue Hawk brilliant,  that's another future build  :thumbsup:
Title: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 05, 2019, 04:53:26 am

some time ago I did a SB-17, with a rescue boat, hence a flying boat litterally.

Then I found a conversion kit for the SB-29, but in 1/48 : it was not easy to find the 1/48 B-29 cheap ...
So I opted for a 1/48 Ventura, looking close to the Hudson, which had a rescue boat version ...

(https://imgur.com/md0UCUW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/M9QBT2P.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/VW6XHS3.jpg)
Title: Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 05, 2019, 05:10:01 am
Nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 07, 2019, 07:26:04 am

thanks !

I cheated/whiffed a bit with the length of the rear gear to make it plausible ;)
Title: Re: flying boat & Ventura, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 07, 2019, 07:34:24 am
Good, without the boat hurting the runway.
And the camouflage is also very plausible: invisible in a toy store! ;D
Title: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2019, 12:04:56 pm
 ;)

I made another one, with a Stirling I received as bonus when buying other kits, and a suitable boat I had to find

(https://imgur.com/ezs6K60.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2m0lP2J.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/apfXwuA.jpg)

Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 12, 2019, 01:35:24 pm
That would have made a lot of sense in the RW, the Stirling stood SO high off the ground that loading the lifeboat would have been a doddle compared to some of the other types that carried them, the B-17 for a starter.

And the colour scheme would have made it SO visible to the survivors too.  ;D
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on September 12, 2019, 02:02:45 pm
;)

I made another one, with a Stirling I received as bonus when buying other kits, and a suitable boat I had to find

(https://imgur.com/ezs6K60.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2m0lP2J.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/apfXwuA.jpg)
Another one to add to the list of future builds  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2019, 11:08:05 pm

thanks  ;)
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 13, 2019, 01:28:20 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Never mind a lifeboat, it could carry the bloody Admiral's Barge.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on September 14, 2019, 02:07:54 am
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Never mind a lifeboat, it could carry the bloody Admiral's Barge.  ;D ;D

In that scheme it could very well be the Admiral's Barge  ;D
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on September 15, 2019, 12:49:22 am
 ;D
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 15, 2019, 01:33:11 am
 :thumbsup:
I wonder something about these rescue boat dropped by airplanes (not helicopters nor flying boats): don't they sink down when hurting the water? or what-if, yes... ;D
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 15, 2019, 02:35:26 am
No, they had parachutes attached so they didn't hit the water hard enough to submerge.
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Rheged on September 15, 2019, 09:23:05 am
These may be of interest:-
Scroll down to the entry for 9th March 1944 for a photo sequence of an airborne lifeboat being dropped
https://web.archive.org/web/20121011230904/http://www.oca.269squadron.btinternet.co.uk/history/squadron_history/chronology/1944-1946.htm
 (https://web.archive.org/web/20121011230904/http://www.oca.269squadron.btinternet.co.uk/history/squadron_history/chronology/1944-1946.htm)

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060020657
 (https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060020657)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airborne_lifeboat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airborne_lifeboat)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindholme_Gear (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindholme_Gear)
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lindholme+lifeboat&qpvt=lindholme+lifeboat&FORM=IGRE (https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lindholme+lifeboat&qpvt=lindholme+lifeboat&FORM=IGRE)
Title: Re: flying boat & Stirling, red yellow & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on September 29, 2019, 12:17:50 am
Thanks for the lifeboat explanations! :thumbsup:

Something else: I have found on the web a colourful float C-130, is our Ericr the author of it?
https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/824158800541976761/?utm_campaign=rdpins&e_t=90d6a3d24d36426b89d6214f1e13a76e&utm_content=824158800541976761&utm_source=31&utm_term=2&utm_medium=2004&nic=1
and
https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/ATrtsZ-nxJt-CG88gVVlFo4RPNY1OC3Nmq7ZHAU3Y3ma3EejyU95egc/

Title: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 20, 2019, 02:32:46 pm

small is beautiful : 1/144 i-16s with floats from 1/200 i-16s

(https://imgur.com/USsnnXb.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/VwBOeN0.jpg)

and

(https://imgur.com/oojWTwd.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/MMmHBnE.jpg)

Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 20, 2019, 07:21:30 pm
Very nice little couple! :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on October 21, 2019, 06:22:39 am
They are very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: i-16 & Ar196 / OS2U, red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 21, 2019, 02:13:51 pm

thanks !

Title: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 26, 2019, 11:09:46 am

I found a kind of diorama for my 1/200 seaplane kits in the form of a (half-price, at the time ...) 1/200 kit of an oil rig platform, which It transformed into  seaplane support platform, with two catapults and cranes :

(https://imgur.com/OPKAL8p.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/CreMSvx.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/pWpEeh7.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Ia7ApXb.jpg)
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on October 26, 2019, 11:12:28 am
Congratulations designer/architect/megalomaniac... ;)
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 26, 2019, 11:35:17 am
Wow! Check that out, very cool idea and execution!! Reminds me of Sealand.  :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 26, 2019, 12:00:57 pm
Wow, that's a big 'ole diorama, even at 1/200!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on October 26, 2019, 12:22:05 pm
Very impressive  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on October 26, 2019, 01:16:37 pm
Nice: it's like a 1940s version of that James Bond villan's hideout that was on an oil rig (Diamond are Forever?)
Title: Re: north sea platform & catapults, yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on October 27, 2019, 12:42:51 am
thanks!  ;)
Title: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 26, 2019, 01:44:53 pm

in the last times I did quite a few quite big kits (which I found for quite cheap)
but here is something very small (so small I had to simplify it a bit):

1/700 Seafox (with folded wings version ...)

(https://imgur.com/jR50bK0.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/veOCVm1.jpg)

Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2019, 08:33:13 pm
 :wub: :wub:

Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2019, 03:48:23 am
I need a magnifying glass………………... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on November 27, 2019, 06:03:50 am
I need a magnifying glass………………... :thumbsup:

Can I borrow it when you've finished ?  ;)

Great work sir  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 28, 2019, 11:20:49 am
 ;)
Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on November 28, 2019, 03:02:37 pm
The North Cormorant Sea King Base is phenomenal ! Be a great pool toy lol. Cheers !

 :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Seafox (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 30, 2019, 12:19:03 am

thanks !
Title: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 30, 2019, 12:22:31 am

more tinies, also with folding wings, from the same kit box :

1/700 Walrus

(https://imgur.com/Y5ixYcY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/K8fl8xU.jpg)

Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on November 30, 2019, 01:51:33 am
Are those canopies clear plastic or painted ? Whatever it's absolutely remarkable in 1/700th  :o
Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on November 30, 2019, 07:50:49 am

thanks

the canopies are grey plastic left unpainted, but at least on the picture it looks like a canopy indeed  ;)

and in the kit there were even metal parts for the struts but that was too small for me, I skipped them

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/9/5/0/1014950-27767-64-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on December 01, 2019, 06:21:26 am

thanks

the canopies are grey plastic left unpainted, but at least on the picture it looks like a canopy indeed  ;)

and in the kit there were even metal parts for the struts but that was too small for me, I skipped them


It does indeed look like a canopy in  that picture. Struts in 1/700 ??? I struggle in 1/72  ;)
Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 01, 2019, 09:11:36 am
Congratulations for these tiny seaplanes! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walrus (1/700), yellow & red & blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 01, 2019, 11:46:55 pm
 ;)
Title: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2019, 06:09:51 am

a 1/48 A-10, with a 1/72 Canadair hull and floats ...

(https://imgur.com/DHvfehG.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/wxQRD18.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/XY58Jox.jpg)

Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on December 13, 2019, 08:06:08 am
Oooh what a neat idea ! I like it ! I'm saving that one to my files. Cheers !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on December 13, 2019, 10:01:41 am
Lovely! :wub:
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 13, 2019, 11:12:25 am
Badass!!!!!!
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on December 13, 2019, 12:27:42 pm
Wow great idea, definitely a future build. I'll probably change the engines to turboprops  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2019, 01:43:16 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on December 13, 2019, 02:33:07 pm
This one is a hit! I wonder how it would look with the wing in a higher position? Might just have to try this. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on December 14, 2019, 02:34:39 am
The spirit of the Saunders Roe SR.A/1 lives on  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 14, 2019, 06:31:49 am

ah yes, it has something of the SR1  ;)
but then with the up-back engines of the A-10
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 14, 2019, 09:43:35 am
This is sick, but looks great!  :thumbsup: I'd just place the engines somewhat higher, and maybe the wings to a shoulder position? The single tail looks good on the A-10, too!
Title: Re: A-10 flying boat (1/48), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on December 27, 2019, 01:55:17 pm
 ;)
Title: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 28, 2020, 01:30:24 pm


a plastic interpretation of a Tophe creation :

(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P-51_profil03_X7_ca.jpg)

just a F82 cockpit on a 1/48 MC.72

(https://imgur.com/N236AOQ.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/BuX3NSI.jpg)

Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2020, 01:33:32 pm
That looks VERY smart.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on January 28, 2020, 07:25:57 pm
Lovely! :wub:
For sure this is the winner of Schneider trophy 1940... &lt;_&lt;
(for the country Yellowland, first victory)
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 29, 2020, 04:23:12 am

thanx !

Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on January 29, 2020, 06:46:03 am
That looks VERY smart.  :thumbsup:

Does indeed. Schneider Trophy 1947 ?
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Captain Canada on January 29, 2020, 08:57:44 am
Oh yeah, that's a nice looking machine !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on January 30, 2020, 02:11:18 pm

thanks again !

Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on February 27, 2020, 01:35:15 am
Dear ericr,
As you are our what-if seaplane expert, what do you think of single-float seaplanes without external little stabilizing floats? It seems that "exists" even in the Real world:
(https://i.imgur.com/U4CzaI5.jpg)

But the model would not stand on the shelf and an amphibious way might be better visually:
(https://i.imgur.com/hK8JNFX.jpg)
Title: Re: MustangC 72, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on February 27, 2020, 06:26:05 am

Hi Tophe, thanks for the picture, they are inspiring indeed, could be done in plastic with just one float, and some wingsurface ...
 :thumbsup:
Title: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2020, 02:33:20 am

hardly a whif, because there seems to have been plans for this, but still ...

(https://imgur.com/1BCwQhD.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/3hfswzD.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/2x0rkcC.jpg)

floats are from a Seafox
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on March 16, 2020, 08:25:40 pm
That is beautifully awkward-looking.
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 17, 2020, 12:31:51 am

thanks !
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 21, 2020, 10:48:36 am
 :wub:  Nice! Pod-and-boom seaplanes are very rare (if ever built, scale 1)!

hardly a whif, because there seems to have been plans for this, but still ...
I am going to transform it into a true whif twin-boomer, trying at least... ;)
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 21, 2020, 11:26:10 am
Fully whif now: ;D
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/Br-27ericr2.jpg)
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 21, 2020, 01:15:07 pm
 :o :o :o
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 ;D ;D ;D

Tophe you are a true magician
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 23, 2020, 09:26:25 am
Thanks!
But my opinion is you are the very best, as creator! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Breguet 27 lia, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 24, 2020, 07:07:21 am
 ;)
Title: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2020, 07:29:47 am

I was looking for a Jetstream for a while, because it looks good ;
and in order to whiff it without disturbing the good looks, floatplanization seems fine.

(https://imgur.com/ZnADNo9.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/fNdUhse.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/1S7KgAP.jpg)

It is the old Airfix kit, with nice ambulance interior,
with floats from a Trumpeter Colt

Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on March 25, 2020, 08:16:43 am
 Looks good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on March 25, 2020, 09:13:42 am
Brilliant  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on March 25, 2020, 10:01:56 am
Great model! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2020, 11:34:53 am

thanks !

Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on March 26, 2020, 06:34:45 am
Another one I would not have imagined in a million years.  Well done, still looks sleek and sharp.
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on March 26, 2020, 09:59:30 am
A pair of floats would look great on a Bristol Type 170 Freighter  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2020, 10:28:08 am
A pair of floats would look great on a Bristol Type 170 Freighter  :thumbsup:

sure, but they would have to be quite large !  ;D

floats like for a C47 maybe ?
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2020, 11:46:08 am

A pair of floats would look great on a Bristol Type 170 Freighter  :thumbsup:


They'd need to be MASSIVE floats!  :o
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on March 26, 2020, 02:04:18 pm
Thanks  :banghead:
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 26, 2020, 08:31:09 pm
Glorious Wetstream!
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 27, 2020, 12:43:05 am
 ;)
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 27, 2020, 06:07:48 am

Glorious Wetstream!


Wetstream!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Jetstream, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on March 29, 2020, 02:58:26 am
 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2020, 02:02:48 am

a B-45 with the floats of a Cant506z

(https://imgur.com/IaTM8vM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/yEJl11F.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/kyw5BVW.jpg)

Title: Re: Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on April 04, 2020, 02:52:12 am
Oh I like this one.  That third picture...

 :thumbsup:
Title: B-45 Re: Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2020, 09:34:51 am
 ;)
Title: Re: B-45 Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on April 04, 2020, 05:59:41 pm
Great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: B-45 Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 04, 2020, 09:55:35 pm
Hell yeah!!  I always love a good Tornado!
Title: Re: B-45 Tornado, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 05, 2020, 12:20:15 am

thanks
Title: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 10, 2020, 02:09:30 pm

this one has ingredients from (at least) 3 kits : can you recognize them?

(https://imgur.com/pJOIcEM.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/Eo8aDpI.jpg)

Title: Re: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 10, 2020, 03:19:37 pm

this one has ingredients from (at least) 3 kits : can you recognize them?


No.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: XXX???, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on April 10, 2020, 03:43:55 pm
Gloster Gladiator, as to the others... FW190D? :unsure:
Title: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2020, 12:20:42 am

yes, a Gladiator,
with an engine from a Ju188 (I guess the same engine as some FW190)
and a float from a Norseman
and two small floats from a Duck
and indeed a pylon from a DC130 (I did not expect this one could be recognized ! ;D )
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 11, 2020, 12:40:55 am
It was the main float that was "throwing" me.

Excellent mix  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2020, 03:51:05 am
 ;)
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on April 12, 2020, 04:17:54 am
The pylon fooled me.  I was searching google images for a single float aircraft with a funky pylon like that.
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2020, 04:52:58 am

a DC130 has several pylons ...

Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 12, 2020, 06:42:36 am
And several things to hang on them too…………  ;)
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2020, 08:14:27 am
And several things to hang on them too…………  ;)

absolutely !  ;D
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 12, 2020, 11:36:44 pm
Belated congratulations for the B-45 seaplane also :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Gladiator, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 13, 2020, 09:13:47 am

thanks !
Title: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 15, 2020, 11:26:43 am

with a quite similar floatplanization arrangement :

(https://imgur.com/3ddDyx6.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/plgQMDC.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/rxKpYG5.jpg)

Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 15, 2020, 11:48:47 am
Good (once more) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (or, as there is a single main float:  :thumbsup:)
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 15, 2020, 12:17:31 pm
Oh yes Ericr, that's VERY nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 15, 2020, 01:04:01 pm

thanks !

that Trojan has something cute about it, the cockpit I guess ...
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 16, 2020, 06:10:20 am
Oh yes Ericr, that's VERY nice.  :thumbsup:

It is indeed. Got me wondering what it would like with Japanese Hinomaru's for markings ?
Title: Re: Trojan / Fennec, yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 17, 2020, 12:30:31 am
 ;)
Title: [Tophe-inspired] Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 23, 2020, 05:19:15 am

Tophe dreamt it

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=4461.msg864368#msg864368 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=4461.msg864368#msg864368)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P-51_persp_C_af.jpg)

I just built it

(https://imgur.com/a1bwxhI.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/sPHMSCi.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ucJavZK.jpg)

Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired] Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 23, 2020, 05:26:42 am
THAT is something else Ericr! MOST impressive!  :thumbsup:

I'm trying to figure out what a twin fuselage, wheeled Grumman Duck would look like now.  ;D
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired] Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 23, 2020, 10:30:05 am
 ;D
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired] Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 25, 2020, 10:11:14 am
Wonderful! :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I am happy to be the source somehow of the idea, but your making it actually deserves all the clapping hands! :bow: ;D ;)
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired] Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 25, 2020, 12:08:29 pm

thanks again for being so inspiring  :-)

Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired] Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on April 27, 2020, 03:32:13 am
Does look good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: [Tophe-inspired] Twin Mustang & Duck(s), blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 27, 2020, 11:37:21 pm
 ;D
Title: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 27, 2020, 11:40:23 pm

asymmetric floats for the asymmetric BV141

(https://imgur.com/Rz8eXZi.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/K3uVjiU.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/NcPlUpW.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/L4gYJJY.jpg)

floats are from a 1/48 Rufe

Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on April 28, 2020, 12:05:33 am
Great! I think this is the first asymmetric floatplane ever! :wub: :thumbsup:
Blohm und Voss designed an asymmetric seaplane but this was a flying boat with hull. :-\ ;)
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: TomZ on April 28, 2020, 12:26:29 am
Great concept!

TomZ
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 28, 2020, 06:05:13 am
That's an absolute BELTER Ericr!

One of your very best, and that's out of a lot of 'bests'.

There's only one possible improvement you could have made, do it the other way round with the cabin on the port side.  ;D

It's been done very well in a landplane version, but as a seaplane of course.
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on April 28, 2020, 06:38:57 am
That is absolutely brilliant, well done sir  :bow:
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2020, 08:22:29 am

thanx thanx !

Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Weaver on April 28, 2020, 10:52:24 am
Hahahahahaha - that's genius!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Now we need the asymmetric ski version, probably produced after the war by Morane-Saulnier for the French Antarctic Expedition of 1948*... :wacko:


*It'd be all-red, of course.... ;)
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on April 28, 2020, 11:02:08 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on April 30, 2020, 07:36:08 am
 :thumbsup: :mellow:
Title: Re: BV141, blue (asymmetric) : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2020, 01:09:38 am
 ;)
Title: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2020, 01:13:47 am

from ye olde Frog kit, lending itself nicely to floatplanization (with support from a, also old, SMER 1/72 MC72)

(https://imgur.com/ReroUGL.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/xCZM0qY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/IPjzKCA.jpg)
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on May 02, 2020, 07:12:57 am
Looks so natural  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 02, 2020, 07:18:59 am
Ahah, so THAT'S where the floats went.  :thumbsup:

That FROG Barracuda kit is surprisingly good for something that old.
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Flyer on May 02, 2020, 07:52:47 am
 :thumbsup: :wub: :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 02, 2020, 01:19:42 pm
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 03, 2020, 05:59:02 am
Looks right  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: reddfoxx on May 03, 2020, 07:21:53 am
Yep, that works very well!
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 03, 2020, 09:08:57 am

thanks
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 03, 2020, 10:13:22 am
As Barracuda is the name of a fish, this seaplane version is not only good, it is "logical" ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 03, 2020, 11:17:35 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 03, 2020, 12:38:03 pm
Now I like that - I may just steal the idea for a BMF version.
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 03, 2020, 11:33:08 pm
 ;)

please do : I always think my conceptions could be built with more classical skills
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 04, 2020, 02:01:06 am
I know I've got Swordfish floats somewhere, I just need a cheap Frog/spawn Barracuda.

Actually, I need 2 as I'd like to do a post war Centaurus powered one, using a Matchbox Tempest nose.
Title: Re: Barracuda, red : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 04, 2020, 07:45:48 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 23, 2020, 03:48:27 am

a biggie :

(https://imgur.com/LBCtMxk.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/wQLj0B9.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/HySsnqY.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/FMZKQHh.jpg)
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2020, 04:00:56 am
Wowee, biggie is right! :thumbsup:

I'm already imagining the other 'half'...………….  ;D
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on May 23, 2020, 04:36:33 am
I don't know if "big" is always synonym to "great", but this one is great too! :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 23, 2020, 07:39:57 am
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on May 23, 2020, 08:59:51 pm
Wow another one to add to the list of future builds  :thumbsup:
Maybe if I put the engines above the wings  :banghead:
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2020, 12:49:40 am
 ;)
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on May 24, 2020, 06:35:23 am
I do like that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2020, 11:08:10 pm

thanks !
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 23, 2020, 07:08:51 am
I have found an incredible seaplane at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/e0oVZY
with hydrofoil and like submarine tailed weight, will that inspire you Ericr? :unsure: &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: McColm on June 23, 2020, 08:00:44 am
Looks like a kitbashed Albatross  :banghead:
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 23, 2020, 01:08:38 pm
 :o :o :o

impressive

looks a bit like a BV138 fuselage hull, but then equipped differently

(btw I do have a BV138 in my stash but ... too late)

Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: kerick on June 23, 2020, 06:57:43 pm
Your BUFF and BV222 combination looks like it’s meant to be! Something I’m going to try one of these days. There just has to be a cool way to mount those engines above the wing. Maybe blended in like a Seamaster........
Title: Re: BV222 & B52, blue : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 24, 2020, 06:53:29 am
 ;)
Title: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2020, 03:08:19 am

it is tempting to use 2 Ducks for a twin-floats

(https://imgur.com/xkLZNWs.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/qMUDbHS.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ev4fr8w.jpg)
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: Tophe on June 29, 2020, 03:15:34 am
Oh, so gorgeous! :wub: :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: zenrat on June 29, 2020, 03:32:39 am
Another one which looks like it could be real.

Bravo Eric.
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 29, 2020, 05:34:54 am
Incredible!  :thumbsup:

But what are you going to so with all those spare Duck wing sets?  :o

And I'm waiting with bated breath for the P-61 fuselage with a rotor on top...…………  ;)
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: NARSES2 on June 29, 2020, 06:16:02 am
Another one which looks like it could be real.

Bravo Eric.

Indeed, especially in Fisheries Protection Service colours or similar.
Title: Re: EC145 & P61 (and 2 Ducks), yellow : primary seaplanes
Post by: ericr on June 29, 2020, 08:39:56 am

thanks all  ;D


Kit, you are reading my mind, and guessing all my (cheap) tricks !
wait and see (on my other thread, the non-seaplane one)