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Floats and Boats: Amphibious Aircraft Group Build

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, February 5, 2016 1:17 PM

Well, I ordered it.  Then I realized this thing is 1/32 so its going to take up some room when complete.  And to me a Kingfisher needs to be displayed on a catapult.  I see a catapult/turret scratchbuild project in the far future. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, February 5, 2016 2:22 PM

scottrc
 I see a catapult/turret scratchbuild project in the far future. 

I have been thinking the same thing for mine. I've seen them done but I think that may be some work.

BK

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, February 7, 2016 7:43 PM

Hello BrandonK & Steve - 

If you two don't mind I would like to jump in on this GB. I have 2 choices but will narrow it down to 1 by the end of the week. 

My first choice is the HU-16A Albatross

Trumpeter HU-16A Albatross USAF Amphibian Aircraft -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/48 Scale -- #2821

As you can see this is the USAF format....my thoughts on this build are to locate the decals for the USCG and make it the "Final Flight of the Albatross" when the USCG retired the Albatross in 1976. I just need to find USCG decals for this 1/48 beauty.

Or just go easy with the Cessna 172 and come up with same type of theme.

Minicraft Models Cessna 172 with Pontoon -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/48 Scale -- #11634

I will definitely let you know very soon.

Thanks,

Hunter

P.S. The badge is very cool Big Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:05 PM

Hunter,

 

Either one would be cool! I love the Albatross and there are very few civilian subjects on here.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:30 PM

Okay Hunter, you're on the roster. Welcome aboard.

BK

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 8, 2016 12:02 AM

modelcrazy

Hunter,

 

Either one would be cool! I love the Albatross and there are very few civilian subjects on here.

 

Steve - Well you help me make a decision on which one....I'll build the Cessna 172. I have an idea that I am going to plan out and give it a go. I ordered both of them to get me a "stash" started. Wink

Brandon - Thank you, and I look forward to being a part of this GB!!

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, February 8, 2016 8:42 AM

Welcome to the GB Hunter.  

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 8, 2016 1:02 PM

scottrc

Welcome to the GB Hunter.  

 

Scott - Thank you sir, so far modeling has been great alone....so a group has to be even better. Plus I will be able to pick up on tips, techniques and see a lot of great builds. Heck, before you know it I'll be hosting one.....laughing Big Smile

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 8, 2016 1:10 PM

Hello Brandon - 

Been thinking about it and go ahead and put me down for both the Albatross and Cessna.

Trumpeter 1/48th HU-16A Albatross Amphibian Aircraft

Minicraft Model 1/48th Cessna 172 Float Plane

Thanks again for letting me join.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 8, 2016 1:56 PM

Hunter
Been thinking about it and go ahead and put me down for both the Albatross and Cessna. Trumpeter 1/48th HU-16A Albatross Amphibian Aircraft Minicraft Model 1/48th Cessna 172 Float Plane

LOL atta boy Hunter! Go for it man!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 8, 2016 2:14 PM

Careful Hunter, these GB's can be addictive. Wink

Welcome aboard.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 8, 2016 2:25 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Hunter
Been thinking about it and go ahead and put me down for both the Albatross and Cessna. Trumpeter 1/48th HU-16A Albatross Amphibian Aircraft Minicraft Model 1/48th Cessna 172 Float Plane

 

LOL atta boy Hunter! Go for it man!

 

Steve - 

Laughing my head off!! I may have bit off more than I can chew but I am going to give it one heck of a try. I am definitely going to build one at a time. I went back and reviewed my order and read the highlights on the Albatross and I noticed the specs on it and when I saw 329 pieces my jaw dropped and HOLY GAUCAMOLIE Steve, 329 pieces!!! I better eat my Wheatie's. Huh? Big Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 8, 2016 2:29 PM

 

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 8, 2016 2:36 PM

modelcrazy

 

 

Steve - 

I am in tears from laughing so hard! Bow Down

 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 8, 2016 2:45 PM

Bish

Careful Hunter, these GB's can be addictive. Wink

Welcome aboard.

 

Hello Bish! - 

Heck...the conversations alone are addicting, but I am having a great time and I look forward too many years of this. 

 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 8, 2016 3:18 PM

modelcrazy

 

 

Big Smile No one can escape the GB Dark Side.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, February 8, 2016 4:23 PM

Attaboy Hunter !! There's no such thing as biting off more than one can chew.

 

BK

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 8, 2016 7:41 PM

BrandonK

Attaboy Hunter !! There's no such thing as biting off more than one can chew.

 

BK

 

BK - 

When you put it like this Big SmileSurpriseBig Smile

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 8, 2016 9:55 PM

Am I the only one disturbed by her wiping her nose on the bun? Surprise!  

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, February 8, 2016 10:44 PM

Mopar Madness

Am I the only one disturbed by her wiping her nose on the bun? Surprise!  

 

As long as she's the one eating it and not me, I really don't mind. Snot could be rolling and I'd still go "ya, like she eats those, what ev's". Know what I mean Vern?

BK

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:18 AM

Mopar Madness

Am I the only one disturbed by her wiping her nose on the bun? Surprise!  

 

MM - 

I just noticed what you are talking about....I should have looked at the burger first Embarrassed Big Smile

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:38 AM

What's funny about this is 15 years ago,  when I was in my early twenties, I wouldn't have even noticed the burger!!  Lol...

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 Hunter on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:56 AM

Mopar Madness

What's funny about this is 15 years ago,  when I was in my early twenties, I wouldn't have even noticed the burger!!  Lol...

 

MM - 

I guess since I'm 27 I get a "Get out of Jail Free" for not noticing the nose on burger first. I screen shoot this to my wife and that was the first thing she noticed and laughed at me for looking at the girl first. Huh?

Hunter 

      

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Posted by heepey on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:22 AM

I just saw this over on the Civil Aircraft thread and would like to jump in as civil floats are of special interest to me. Below are some previous builds.

I have a 1/48 Linberg Goose that I have started and need motivation to finish. I am modifying it to match one that my dad wrenched on when I was much younger. It is based on this pic from a company picnic.

I added some interior, have been reshaping the tail, and changed some of the toy like details.

Dan

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:13 PM

Roger that Dan, glad to see some civilian guys in here. I've got you on the roster. Looking forward to the build.

BK

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:21 PM

Hey who wants to build a Russian jet seaplane:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/982130-amodel-72329-be-10

Less than 30 built, but they entered service!  I had to look this one up, as I always thought it was just a prototype like the Seamaster.

Amodel kits aren't the easiest kits to build, but it would deffinitely be easier than a Mach-Poo.  Oh dang, I want one now!

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:54 AM

Hi Dan,

We welcome another Goose to the flock.  I think yours makes threeBig Smile

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:13 AM

Real G

Hey who wants to build a Russian jet seaplane:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/982130-amodel-72329-be-10

Less than 30 built, but they entered service!  I had to look this one up, as I always thought it was just a prototype like the Seamaster.

Amodel kits aren't the easiest kits to build, but it would deffinitely be easier than a Mach-Poo.  Oh dang, I want one now!

 

That looks like an interesting kit, you should get it.

BK 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:23 AM

I'd like to join up if I could. Kit is KP's 1/72 Piper L-4H on floats. It comes with two spiffy schemes, one a red and white USAF bird, the other a silver and red Swiss bird. May go with a civilian scheme, who knows.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 14, 2016 6:02 PM
Well....I was toying with my build today. The Italeri Ju52. I bought this year's ago in a bargain bin. Never opened the box til now. It has been started obviously by a 7 year old. Gobs of glue everywhere. Broken pieces. Fuselage has been put together without the interior. So I tried gently pulling things apart. Broke it all. There was only one thing to do buy another one. It we I'll be here on Wednesday

 

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