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Re: B52 & BV222, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2850 on: May 27, 2020, 10:35:21 am »
it looks a bit like an ekranoplan ?
According to me, it looks like a marvel! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: B52 & BV222, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2851 on: May 27, 2020, 10:43:44 am »
Great work,  I wonder if the wings from a B-36 would fit?

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Re: B52 & BV222, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2852 on: May 27, 2020, 12:12:39 pm »

thanks  ;)

I guess B36 wings would fit "even" better

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Re: B52 & BV222, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2853 on: May 28, 2020, 05:50:03 am »

and sometimes those systematic schemes lead to something slightly more strange than expected.
In this case, it looks a bit like an ekranoplan ?



I can definitely see that.
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Re: B52 & BV222, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2854 on: May 28, 2020, 12:30:09 pm »
 ;D

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Re: B52 & BV222, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2855 on: May 28, 2020, 07:41:30 pm »
Uh… I remember something : I built a B-52 model in the 1970s (maybe 1/250 scale, carrying a X-15) and… the undercarriage was very narrow completed by little wheels near the wing tips, the wings having a strong anhedral downward (this can be confirmed on the Web at https://www.pond5.com/fr/stock-footage/item/84637289-ground-crew-attending-b-52-bomber-royal-air-force-base-uniter for instance). But here on this old-style B-52, there is not this external support of the narrow undercarriage, so… my conclusion is: "this belongs to the what-if universe!" (confirmed with joy!) :wub: :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: B52 & BV222, yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2856 on: May 29, 2020, 03:14:39 am »
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DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2857 on: June 04, 2020, 09:46:46 am »

another relatively big :

one way, a bit sporty :





and its reciprocal, a bit muscular :








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Re: DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2858 on: June 04, 2020, 11:43:45 am »
Oh, very convincing. If you produced those at a model show hardly anybody would spot the swap-over.  :thumbsup:
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Re: DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2859 on: June 04, 2020, 12:14:18 pm »
Very nice :thumbsup:

How big are they? 1/72 or 1/144?

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Re: DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2860 on: June 04, 2020, 12:24:25 pm »
The red one looks like a giant Andover, Avro 748 or a YS11, and the blue one IS a piston engined Hercules!  :o ;D

Brilliant bit of work there Ericr.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2861 on: June 04, 2020, 12:25:28 pm »
thanks  ;)

they are both 1/72 Heller (bargain 2d hand ...)
the Transall is actually a snap-fit kit, strangely, sold as the Gabriel version


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Re: DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2862 on: June 04, 2020, 12:31:02 pm »

the Transall is actually a snap-fit kit, strangely, sold as the Gabriel version


They do the Gabriel version in a super detailed version too, I have one in The Loft somewhere.
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Re: DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2863 on: June 04, 2020, 02:27:53 pm »
Well done  :thumbsup:

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Re: DC6 & Transall, red & blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Reply #2864 on: June 04, 2020, 11:13:22 pm »
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