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Offline kerick

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A-10 seaplane fighter
« on: February 29, 2020, 10:15:30 am »
Inspired by ericr's A-10 plus CL-215 build I've decided to combine an A-10 with Aeroclub floats and S-3 Viking wings and possibly tail parts. The S-3 parts come from a never finished build from many years ago that already gave up a big chunk of fuselage for another project. Both a name for this and a semiplausible backstory are also under construction.

SA-10? I think that's a Soviet missile
AS-310?
Seathunderbolt II? Or just Seahog?

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I'll probably go with the green Monogram parts rather than the Revel snap tight fuselage. Actually the snap tight has better outside detail but the Monogram has a much better cockpit. Plus of course the spares box.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2020, 12:58:14 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;)

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2020, 03:24:52 pm »
Cool idea ! For sure ericr's build was an idea worth saving. Can't wait to see more of this build. Cheers !
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 02:11:09 am »
Dugong.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2020, 08:45:30 pm »
Here's a pic of a BE-200 that has given me much inspiration also.



It almost looks like US Coast Guard markings but not quite.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2020, 09:00:29 pm »
SA-10? I think that's a Soviet missile
AS-310?
Seathunderbolt II? Or just Seahog?
Why not SeA-10? ;D
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 04:14:50 am »




Cracking looking aeroplane, almost as good as an A-40 Albatross.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 11:14:07 am »
SA-10? I think that's a Soviet missile
AS-310?
Seathunderbolt II? Or just Seahog?
Why not SeA-10? ;D

S=anti submarine
E=electronic warfare
A=attack

This will require an amazing backstory! :o
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 03:24:40 pm »
Here's a pic of a BE-200 that has given me much inspiration also.



It almost looks like US Coast Guard markings but not quite.

Another possible source of inspiration?

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2020, 08:53:29 pm »
Here's a pic of a BE-200 that has given me much inspiration also.



It almost looks like US Coast Guard markings but not quite.

Another possible source of inspiration?


I don't recall seeing your artwork before but heck yeah that's pretty much it right there!
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2020, 06:00:43 am »
Hi kerick!
No worries I would be happy to see the  result once built.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2020, 09:15:31 am »
Another possible source of inspiration?


This looks great - my only complaint would be the wheels look far too small. But apart from that, wonderful!

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2020, 09:38:05 am »


This looks great - my only complaint would be the wheels look far too small. But apart from that, wonderful!

yes, it must be the comparison with the size of the cockpit, I guess : wheels 2.5 larger would make the whole looking even better


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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2020, 03:05:55 am »
Depends on their intended use.
If they are wheels onto which the aircraft is to be landed then yes, too small.
If however they are retractable beaching wheels (lowered after the aircraft lands on the water so it can drive up onto dry land) then they could be an appropriate size.
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