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Floats and Boats: Amphibious Aircraft Group Build
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 1:24 PM

Well, the time has arrived to sign up for a new GB. I thought it would be fun to build a bunch of aircraft that were capable of landing and taking off on water. This can include both civilian or military birds from and time period or nation; even planes that were converted after they were built.

Here are the guidelines:

Any PLANE OR HELO that can land on water and take off

Any county, Any time period

Military or civilian

Any scale

OOB or as much AM / scratch that you can handle

Crossovers are welcome

Pre-started kits are OK, provided they are only just getting started, ask if you have a question.

The build will begin January 1, 2016 and run until Dec 31, 2016.

 

Steve (Modelcrazy) and myself will be hosting this build.

I still need to come up with a badge, but there is plenty of time for that.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 1:25 PM

Roll Call and completed builds:

Host; BrandonK: 1/48 Monogram Kingfisher with lots of AM/scratch 

          1/48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F1M2 Type Zero "Pete" Model 11-- Completed 07/15/2016

Co-host; ModelcrazyHasegawa 1/48 A6M2-N Type 2 Rufe - 1st Finished 2/26/16

1/72 Minicraft PBM-5A Martin Marnier- Finished 06/13/2016

 1/72 Tamiya Aichi M6A1 Seiran

BishItaleri 1/72nd Do 24- Completed 06/12/2016

Plasticjunkie1/48 Tamiya Aichi Seiran.--Completed 07/14/2016

Mopar MadnessSword 1/72 Arado Ar-196 A3

taxtpAmodel 1/72 Wildcatfish

scottrc1/48 Grumman Goose  -   Completed 9/6/2016

crown r n7: 1/72 PBM-5 Mariner

jgeratic1/72 Hanriot HD.2 from HR Mode 

cat daddy1:48 PBY-5A Catalina in IDF markings

BrandonD1/32 Revell Arado Ar-196 B floatplane,  

                    1/48 Mirage Lublin R XIII Ter/Hydro

bsyamatoHasegawa Aichi E13a1 Jake

tempestjohnny1/72 Italeri  Ju 52 (completed 12/31/2016)

Real G: 1/72 Mach-2 P6M-2 Seamaster,  1/72  Amodel's Be-10 "Mallow"

freem1/48 MPM Arado 196

HunterTrumpeter 1/48th HU-16A Albatross Amphibian -- R.I.P.'s

Minicraft Model 1/48th Cessna 172 Float Plane

heepey: 1/48 Linberg Goose 

lewbud: 1/72 Piper L-4H on floats

Sailor Steve: 1/72 Boeing Model 1

panzer948: 1/32 WingNut Wings W.12

Toshi: Monogram 1:48 PBY-5 Catalina - COMPLETED 04/06/2016

Simpilot34:  Hasegawa 1/72 E7K1 'Alf'

40.mm: 1/48 Glencoe JF-2 Duck

Rob S: 1/72 Kawanishi H6K5 Flying Boat Model 23-- Completed 07/13/2016

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 1:31 PM
Good to see this. Sign me up for the Italeri 1/72nd Do 24.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2:07 PM

BK

Put me down with a 1/72 Hasegawa Aichi E13A1 Jake.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2:37 PM

Very cool!  I'm in with a Sword 1/72 Arado Ar-196 A3.  

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2:58 PM
Mopar, i'll be watching out for that 196. I have been wanting one of these in 72nd and still can't decide which one to get.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:43 PM

I'm in with an Amodel 1/72 Wildcatfish. The kit is a pig :)

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:50 PM

Bish
Good to see this. Sign me up for the Italeri 1/72nd Do 24.
 

Even in 1/72 that should be a big kit. I love that one. You're signed up.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:51 PM

plasticjunkie

BK

Put me down with a 1/72 Hasegawa Aichi E13A1 Jake.

 

Oh yeah, nice choice. Looking forward to this one.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:51 PM

Mopar Madness

Very cool!  I'm in with a Sword 1/72 Arado Ar-196 A3.  

 

One of my faves. I almost went with that one too.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:52 PM

taxtp

I'm in with an Amodel 1/72 Wildcatfish. The kit is a pig :)

Cheers

Tony

 

NEAT !! I've never seen one of those in a kit before. Great choice.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:59 PM

BrandonK
 
Bish
Good to see this. Sign me up for the Italeri 1/72nd Do 24.
 

 

 

Even in 1/72 that should be a big kit. I love that one. You're signed up.

 

BK

 

Ye, it does look rather large. Its the older boxing before they upgraded it. It was a gift so i am going to try and do my best with it. I also have the trolley from Kora, just need to work out a dio.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:00 PM

Here's mine, The Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2-N Type 2 Rufe, probably setting in the water by a dock or shoreline.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:05 PM

This is shaping up to be a really neat GB. I am very stoked to do this and very honored that so many of you have chosen to come along.  Definatly going to see stuff we don't see too much of and that's pretty cool. Big Smile

BK

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Posted by panzer948 on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:43 PM

Hi, I am interested in this GB too but want to finish my current JU88A-1 1/32 before deciding on which kit to tackle.  I have never done a GB. Is there a deadline when I can sign up?  For example, do I have to post here before Jan. 1st or could I pose in July 2016 and still get on board as long as I finish by Dec. 31st.

 

Thanks!

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 6:16 PM

You can join whenever you want as long as you complete your build by the deadline of Dec. 31, 2016. So, no rush.

BK

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 6:21 PM

I guess this would be a good excuse to finally build my 1/48 Grumman Goose from Squadron.  I got the "Cutters Goose" decal set for it to make it up as the plane from "Tales of the Gold Monkey".

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 7:13 PM

I remember Tales of the Golden Monkey. I'll put you on the list. Nice choice. Remember the dog?

BK

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 8:44 PM

Yup, old Jack, now to figure out how to make him in 1/48 scale.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:34 AM

Im in with a grumman goose in 1/48 by czech model

  

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:12 AM

BrandonK

Here are the guidelines:

Any PLANE OR HELO that can land on water and take off

Not to be a Richard, but by definition an amphibious aircraft is one that can take off and land on both land and water.

The Goose is a good example.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:40 AM

GMorrison

 

 
BrandonK

Here are the guidelines:

Any PLANE OR HELO that can land on water and take off

 

 

Not to be a Richard, but by definition an amphibious aircraft is one that can take off and land on both land and water.

 

The Goose is a good example.

 

That's pretty funny when you think about it. They don't have to do both, but they can. Big Smile

BK

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Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:48 PM

Put me down for a 1/72 Hanriot HD.2 from HR Model.

regards,

Jack

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 11, 2015 9:26 AM

jgeratic

Put me down for a 1/72 Hanriot HD.2 from HR Model.

regards,

Jack

 

 

Ok, I have you down. 

This is really gonna be a cool GB.

BK

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Posted by Cat Daddy on Friday, December 11, 2015 2:58 PM

Does frozen water count? I bought this the other day.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 11, 2015 3:04 PM

LOL CD that's a good question. I don't think we thought of that.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 11, 2015 11:37 PM

Cat Daddy

Does frozen water count? I bought this the other day.

 

 

I gonna have to go ahead and say it doesn't fit the theme of the build. We're gonna stick with float planes and boats or pontooned helos.

BK

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Posted by Cat Daddy on Saturday, December 12, 2015 1:00 AM

BrandonK

 

 
Cat Daddy

Does frozen water count? I bought this the other day.

 

 

 

 

I gonna have to go ahead and say it doesn't fit the theme of the build. We're gonna stick with float planes and boats or pontooned helos.

 

BK

 

a reasonable answer to a smart-assed question.

I may join later. I have IDF decals for a PBY-5a but not the kit at the moment.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 12, 2015 3:48 PM

I added the badge to the roster. I hope you guys approve.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 12, 2015 6:56 PM

Top notch badge.  Very cool.

Chad

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