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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #30 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

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Re: P-38M Droop (three-seater), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2015, 03:11:50 pm »
by the way, the previous pictures were uncomplete : here come the engine hoods closed :





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Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #32 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 :








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Re: Ar196B (single central float), yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2015, 04:21:11 pm »
Simply beautiful! :thumbsup:
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Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #34 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 :






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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2015, 11:45:50 pm »
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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

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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #37 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

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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #38 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.
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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #39 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

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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #40 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

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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #41 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






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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #42 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  ;) :



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Re: Beechcraft Kansan, blue : primary seaplanes
« Reply #43 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.
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central float helicopter Mi-24, yellow : primary seaplanes
« Reply #44 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) :