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Amiot 143 in-progress
« on: December 01, 2019, 04:15:53 pm »
Decided to start a proper thread on this one. I'm bodging up a rough interior for the totally naked fuselage the kit comes with. All those clear pieces demand something behind them.





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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 09:48:34 pm »
Uh... I did not remember which Amiot was the 143: very ugly or beautiful? :unsure: :-\
I asked Google and found this: https://www.radiocommande.fr/avionhelico/11820-product.html
Like the complete opposite to aerodynamics!
Will you perform aesthetic surgery to make it sharp and smooth? or increase its awful angular shape? or just change nationality? All is possible, anyway it is an unusual subject, thanks. :thumbsup:
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 10:45:22 pm »
The 143 comes from the same school of aerodynamics as the HP Heyford.

That's the school that says 'It's a bomber, so it's got to look BIG! Make it taller!'  ;D

The Short Stirling came from similar roots.....  ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 12:02:04 am »
I'm watching with interest as I have one of these and plan one day to try to do the same.
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 04:08:26 am »
Will you perform aesthetic surgery to make it sharp and smooth? or increase its awful angular shape? or just change nationality? All is possible, anyway it is an unusual subject, thanks. :thumbsup:

I'm going to leave it ugly, but it will become a maritime patrol aircraft with the Aeronavale.
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 06:00:10 am »
I do have a soft spot for these French 1930's era bombers, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 08:16:22 am »
I'm watching with interest as I have one of these and plan one day to try to do the same.

Here are some interior pictures for you. Might be more on-line, but these will do for me. I'm not going to copy everything in the pictures, just a few bits to make it look 'busy'. Save these to your computer ASAP before facebook does this funny thing where they disappear on this post until I replace them where they stored them them. They seem to have a system where initial facebook picture posts go to some sort of 'short term memory' before being moved to 'long term'. Or something.























I've realised after looking at these that I'll have to change a couple of things I've already done, but no big deal.
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 01:22:05 pm »
Looks more like an airship than an aeroplane!  :o

That co-pilot has the CRAZIEST position short of a Catlina's Flight Engineer!
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 01:55:44 pm »
Looks like a fun build Ratty. Lots of room in that baby eh ! Shaggin' Wagon lol. Except it would need curtains for that lol
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 03:22:08 pm »
The copilot's unenviable task is probably to land the beast, because the pilot doesn't have much visibility to the front and down. Not that the copilot has much to the front either, but at least to the sides... Alternatively, it could be that the pilot would be up in the cockpit only during takeoffs and landings and cruise and potential combat (when visibility would not be an issue) would be handled from the comfy and roomy main cabin.

Whatever the purpose, the shape of that behemoth would certainly lend itself more to a passenger airliner than a bomber. Can't be envy to the nose gunner who will have his legs shot off through the panorama windows.

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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 03:45:10 pm »
The Upstairs - Downstairs layout was popular in period.  ;D

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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 07:43:03 pm »
Looks like a fun build Ratty. Lots of room in that baby eh ! Shaggin' Wagon lol. Except it would need curtains for that lol

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 01:23:18 am »
Thanks Ratty.  I've created a folder for these in my reserach file.
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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 03:38:51 am »
Just a couple of weeks ago I decided to start with my Amiot 143 kitbash project. Sure it will to about observation from the air, so it will have a lot of windows. Yet, it will be very different than the original as only the wings and engines will be used. It'll also be inspired by the Bleriot 125.

Don't want to make too much noise about this project as it's quote big and i've the tendacy to stall projecten just before painting commences.

Meanwhile i follow this thread.... :thumbsup:

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« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 03:41:23 am by 63cpe »

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Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2019, 05:54:18 am »
Fascinating photos Ratty, thanks  :thumbsup:

The co-pilot (at least I assume it is) peering out from behind the wheel looks remarkably like a young Frank Lampard ? (current Chelsea manager)

And Jon thanks for the interior drawing of the Aldershot  :thumbsup: I'm always amazed by how big this single engined types of the period were, and that shows it very well.
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