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Floats and Boats: Amphibious Aircraft Group Build

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:20 AM

Check this out. I count at least 7 floats and boats, at least 4 different types. COOL !!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:54 AM

Bish, I thought you might appreciate this one.

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:12 PM

Now thats a nice pic, and good to see these still flying. Not many wartime German aircraft types are still airworthy, so anything is a bonus.

Nice job on the badge as well, i like that.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:37 PM

And that's a shame too.  Some of those pre-war German floats were absolutely gorgeous.  I would relish an opportunity to see that one for sure.

 

Bish - Dollar for dollar, the 1/72 Sword 196 is the finest one on the market.  Now if Eduard would just get moving on a canopy mask!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Cat Daddy on Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:56 PM

I keep following this thread even though I haven't joined the build. Sign me up for a PBY-5A Catalina in 1:48. IDF markings.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:02 PM

Cat Daddy

I keep following this thread even though I haven't joined the build. Sign me up for a PBY-5A Catalina in 1:48. IDF markings.

 

Glad to have you aboard. You're on the roster.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 14, 2015 12:31 AM

Mopar Madness

And that's a shame too.  Some of those pre-war German floats were absolutely gorgeous.  I would relish an opportunity to see that one for sure.

 

Bish - Dollar for dollar, the 1/72 Sword 196 is the finest one on the market.  Now if Eduard would just get moving on a canopy mask!

 

Thanks Mopar. Another company has a mask for that kit, RES-IM.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 14, 2015 8:07 AM

Fantastic.  Thanks!

Chad

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 1:23 AM

I've been waiting for this one! Please put me down for a 1/32 Revell Arado Ar-196 B floatplane and a 1/48 Mirage Lublin R XIII Ter/Hydro.

I'll be building the Revell out of the box except for the addition of HGW belts, and the Lublin will be built with the Part PE set.

I have a feeling one will be significantly easier than the other.

-BD-

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 6:52 AM

I keep telling myself I'm going to grab one of those 32nd scale Arados!  I'm looking forward to seeing your build.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 9:02 AM

BrandonD

I've been waiting for this one! Please put me down for a 1/32 Revell Arado Ar-196 B floatplane and a 1/48 Mirage Lublin R XIII Ter/Hydro.

I'll be building the Revell out of the box except for the addition of HGW belts, and the Lublin will be built with the Part PE set.

I have a feeling one will be significantly easier than the other.

-BD-

 

Alright !! I've got you down for a twofer. I can't wait to get rolling on this.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 9:21 AM

I began doing some hardcore planning on how to tackle all the mods I want/will do to my Kingfisher and at this point I am not sure I can complete the build in one year. YIKES !!!

So, I am going to add a second kit that I can get done for certain and also try to complete the Kingfisher. I just don't want to rush the scratch and custom work on the Kingfisher. What I have planned for that kit has not been done before, to the best of my knowledge.

Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi F1M2 Type Zero Seaplane Pete" Model 11

BK

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 3:32 PM

Here is something you don't see everyday. Interesting.

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, December 18, 2015 12:19 PM

Lots of floatplanes or flyingboat i have in the stash . 

I'm in with something :)

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 18, 2015 1:15 PM

bsyamato

Lots of floatplanes or flyingboat i have in the stash . 

I'm in with something :)

 

Super cool. I've got you down.

BK

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, December 18, 2015 2:51 PM
BK I can't resist put me down for a italeri 1/72 Ju 52 with floats of course. John

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 18, 2015 6:22 PM

I gotch TJ, you're in my man.

BK

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, December 21, 2015 4:44 PM

BrandonK

Here is something you don't see everyday. Interesting.

 

 

Wow, a Mistel !!!

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 5:02 AM

taxtp

 

 
BrandonK

Here is something you don't see everyday. Interesting.

 

 

 

 

Wow, a Mistel !!!  

Actually that is the Short Mayo Composite. British long distance mail carrier. Only one built. Short Maia on bottom aND Mercury on top

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 28, 2015 3:51 PM

Oh my !!! My Hawegawa F1M2 Type zero showed up today. WHOOO HOOO!!! I took a looksee at the sprues through the plastic and this is one really nice kit.

I don't know about you guys, but I am seriously ready to start this build.

 

BK

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 28, 2015 3:55 PM

I am looking forwrad to this kicking off. My Do 24 is currently lined up to be my 4th build of the year. I was looking at some otehrstuff a few days ago and stumbeled across 2 PE sets for the kit, i had not realised there were any. So going to order them in Feb.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 4:44 PM

I have no business joining a group build due to my glacial pace, but what the heck we need a jet, so...

https://flic.kr/p/BG5Nhe] [/url]Seamaster-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/CBao4Q] [/url]Seamaster-02 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

I obviously have extremely poor judgement in everything I do, including picking my models!  This one is dedicated to Phil "Bondo" Brandt.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:13 PM

Hey G that's cool! It would be sweet to put it on the water. Remember through GB doesn't start until Jan 1.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:13 PM

Roger that Steve!

Heck, I should not even WANT to touch that thing!!!  Aw darn it, I touched it already.  Bang Head  But no assembly - the whole kit needs to be attacked with sandpaper before any fun starts.  For those who do not know Mach Two kits - STAY AWAY FROM THEM.

This is going to be one scaaaaaary build.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:25 PM

And if there are any doubters of Mach Two's infamous quality out there:

http://www.ipmshawaii.0catch.com/review_neal_izumi_p6m-2_seamaster_1-72scale_mach2.html

My review when I bought (yes bought) the kit.  Is it that bad?  No, it's worse.

But that's what modeling is all about, right?  Torturing ourselves with inferior kits with abominable low quality?

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:46 PM

Real G, gotcha down. That is a pretty cool looking boat. Glad to have you aboard.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:22 AM

Real G

And if there are any doubters of Mach Two's infamous quality out there:

http://www.ipmshawaii.0catch.com/review_neal_izumi_p6m-2_seamaster_1-72scale_mach2.html

My review when I bought (yes bought) the kit.  Is it that bad?  No, it's worse.

But that's what modeling is all about, right?  Torturing ourselves with inferior kits with abominable low quality?

 

 

I know the feeling. I bought the Mach 2 B-45 even after i had read the reviews. But it fit perfectly into a larger project i have. Somtimes we just have to take the plunge.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 1:59 AM

Thanks BrandonK!

Bish, I wonder why people keep buying this guy's stuff? I also bought (yes bought) the Ar-232 "Millipede" and Coleoptere. I won't confess any more because no one can prove it!

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Posted by freem on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 8:09 AM

I'd like to squeeze in with a 1/48 MPM Arado 196, please.  Amazing what one finds in the stash when you start looking for a GB kit!  Didn't realize how many water bugs I have so there may be something else after the 196.

Some cool stuff in this, looks like a "boatload" of fun!!!

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:17 AM

freem

I'd like to squeeze in with a 1/48 MPM Arado 196, please.  Amazing what one finds in the stash when you start looking for a GB kit!  Didn't realize how many water bugs I have so there may be something else after the 196.

Some cool stuff in this, looks like a "boatload" of fun!!!

 

I have you on the roster. Welcome aboard.

BK

 

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