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Type 10 triplane floatplane
« on: November 30, 2017, 02:57:58 am »

I was intrigued by this triplane, originally japanese, for some time, and finally found one with reasonable price + shipping :
the old UPC kit in 1/50, old enough to have the roundels posititions marked into the plastic  ;).

And now I had to do something with it.

And I had this pair of floats left from the MC72z, in 1/48 ...

So here is a start at the Type 10 triplane floatplane (there haven't been so many : it must be a category in its own ),
before painting (it will be blue) :





I kept the funnily awkwardlanding gear arrangement to attach the floats : it gives a style of a transition period between technological eras, a bit like some of the french floatplanes of the 30s, e.g. the LeO H.257



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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 03:09:02 am »
Ah. Mitsubishi 1MT.  Odd looking bird isn't it.  I didn't know anyone had kitted it.
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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 03:40:58 am »

UPC in 1/50 plastic, and Choroszy in 1/72 resin


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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 06:13:57 am »
Ah. Mitsubishi 1MT.  Odd looking bird isn't it. 

Never heard of, nor seen it before. Interesting looking and with the floats it will be  :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 06:39:24 am »
Needs a tail float! ;D
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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 12:11:20 pm »
Designed by Sopwith engineer Herbert Smith. One was converted into a seaplane in 1926
and used as passenger transport and pilot trainer.

-Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941, Shorzoe Abe and Robert Mikesh, Putnam/NIP 1990
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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 01:12:40 pm »
Designed by Sopwith engineer Herbert Smith. One was converted into a seaplane in 1926
and used as passenger transport and pilot trainer.

-Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941, Shorzoe Abe and Robert Mikes, Putnam/NIP 1990

aaarghhh, my thing will then not be as whiff as I thought it would be ?  :o


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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 06:19:06 am »


aaarghhh, my thing will then not be as whiff as I thought it would be ?  :o

It is amazing how often we come up with what we consider is an origional, even way out idea, only to discover that someone in the real world had the idea before us  :banghead: ;)
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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 11:44:35 am »
Surprising, congratulations! :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 11:09:46 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 01:30:52 pm »

I just found out that it did exist after all : not completely a whiff, but still a bit (different floats, and propeller  ;D)






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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 01:12:41 pm »

here it comes, in blue :









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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 06:10:02 am »
That works  :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 10 triplane floatplane
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 10:35:27 am »

thanks !