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lastvautour

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Flying Boat Cook Up
« on: January 17, 2008, 09:27:04 AM »
Selection of my flying boat will be no later than the end of the week. I am leaning toward Short S-23 or the Martin M-130 or the Boeing B-314. Scale will more than likely be 1/144 or maybe even smaller??? I need to find out how big each scale will be. I am running out of space on my shelves.

Lou

P.S. I have place messages for Len to joins us here. He was building a Black cat and a Grumman Goose. He will probably join in also.

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 06:00:20 AM »
Lou,
   I will try one of the Rohrbach flying boats- Robbe, Rodra or Rocco (robot names?). Also in a small scale.

Dave

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 06:36:15 AM »
I never knew those existed. I will have a closer look. Thanks for the info. I am still going for the Boeing B314.

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 07:00:47 AM »
I was looking at the wingspans and the "Robbe I" is in the same size range as the Oxford, so that may be my choice.

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 10:12:17 AM »
Even at 1/144 scale, the Clipper is still has a 12" span. a 1/350 would be 5.2". Probably the 1/144 will do me well. It will go with the remainder of my 1/144 models especially the B24 Liberator. At 1/72 would equal 25". at 1/32 it would be impossible at 57".

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up- Boeing 314
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 10:21:37 AM »
I built a vacuform of the Boeing 314 years ago, but can't remember the scale, it must have been 1/72.

In childhood, I had a smaller scale plastic kit version. All the clear window parts had fallen out and I discovered that submerging just below the surface in a swimming pool, the air would gradually escape from the window holes and the plane would sink in a good simulation of "flight" when given a bit of a forward push.

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 10:28:44 AM »
I'm also interested in the Canadair CL-215/415. I like how they mounted the nacelles above the wing. It's not the most beautiful thing ever built but still carve-worthy.

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 11:14:59 AM »
I created a new public album for the cookup:

http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/thumbnails.php?album=61

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 12:09:49 PM »
Lots of cool naval seaplane articles (including jet seaplanes) are at:

http://www.combatreform2.com/p6mseamaster.htm

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 12:18:11 PM »
Neat article Garet. Thanks for the the album. I am sure we will fill it up.

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 04:49:10 AM »
Dave, neat looking craft you selected. Are you doing your standard paint scheme? I see lots of filletting. It should be a good subject to practice the art of doing fillets.
Have you considered carving as a single piece of wood?(Pre-glued blocks)
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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2008, 04:34:37 AM »
Just a short note to say that the B314 is progressing with the pieces all blocked but not shaped except for the tail area. The tree vertical fins bring a new challenge to ensure all is lined up.

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2008, 04:43:03 PM »
« Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 05:37:04 AM by R.F.Bennett »

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2008, 08:12:12 PM »
Lou, what scale did you settle on for your Boeing 314?

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Re: Flying Boat Cook Up
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2008, 07:39:37 AM »
Garet, she is rather small at 1/350. I will do another bigger project at a later time. Right now I have too many projects in waiting. I was looking for war time colours but apparently she remained silver(metal) throughout her career.