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Re: Me262 HGiii & C45, red & yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2355 on: August 22, 2019, 07:28:33 am »
The 262 mashup looks deceivingly realistic, though with that nosewheel, it's either a civilian racer or a photo-recon aircraft ;)

The Jet Dakota would look realistic enough what with the engines buried with the wingroots, the only thing that now makes it look cartoony is the huge main landing gear. Then again, maybe there is a reason for the large wheels and the extreme nose-up attitude - it's an early experiment of a STOL passenger plane, and the wheels are designed for comfortable landings even on unprepared landing strips. "Tundra tires" are actually a RL thing used when flying out to the boonies (and not just in the Arctics).

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Re: Me262 HGiii & C45, red & yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2356 on: August 22, 2019, 11:34:48 am »

thanks a lot all !  ;D

the C45 is not excatly a Dakota, but smaller, and cuter in a way

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Re: Me262 HGiii & C45, red & yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2357 on: August 23, 2019, 07:45:53 am »
They both look great!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Me262 HGiii & C45, red & yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2358 on: August 25, 2019, 10:01:16 am »
Sorry, the Notify tool failed to warn me there had been many additions here (my last coming was July 05th in this topic), and today I discover OH SO MANY MARVELS, twin-boom or not, wow!
Wonderful :wub: :thumbsup:
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Re: Me262 HGiii & C45, red & yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2359 on: August 25, 2019, 12:55:53 pm »

thanks ! enjoy !  ;D

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Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2360 on: August 28, 2019, 04:41:34 am »

I had this 1/32 Veltro for quite a long time, and suddenly knew how to use it
to make it a buddy-refuelling aircraft (with a boom from a KC-97)





the arrangement is slightly asymetric, because of the tail wheel, but nothing is perfect  ;)

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Re: Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2361 on: August 28, 2019, 06:07:27 am »
Asymmetric layout reduces prop wash on the refueling aircraft  :thumbsup:
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Re: Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2362 on: August 28, 2019, 06:17:45 am »
ahem, while I prefer twin-boom than single-boom, I like this pretty wise model anyway... :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2363 on: August 28, 2019, 02:19:41 pm »
A whole new way to pass gas!  :o
(Ok, I said it, but you all were thinking it!)  :wacko:
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Re: Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2364 on: August 28, 2019, 02:27:58 pm »
Refueling other aircraft, or refueling the pilot's wine reserves?  ;D
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Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2365 on: August 28, 2019, 11:04:35 pm »

 ;D a Chianti refueller is possible, in our whif world


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Re: Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2366 on: August 29, 2019, 06:26:04 am »
I'd need something bigger than a Veltro  ;)
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Re: Veltro K-C.205 tanker, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2367 on: September 22, 2019, 06:51:44 am »
I'd need something bigger than a Veltro  ;)


wait and see ...
(the third one in the tanker series is coming ...)


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C-135 & C-47 (1/48), yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2368 on: September 22, 2019, 06:57:21 am »

so, I do have these quite big kits, found second hand for quite cheap :








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Re: C-135 & C-47 (1/48), yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2369 on: September 22, 2019, 07:10:09 am »
Wow! A DC-707???!! :wub: :thumbsup:
(if civilian, I mean)
This is like "the missing link I was hoping to discover someday" (without being conscious of what was missing in the world) Thank you so much! ;D
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