I love it when a plane comes together!

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Re: I love it when a plane comes together!

Post by devogue » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:11 am

Thanks for that, Pen. Now I can sleep easy. :hehe:

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Post by Pensioner » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:25 am

devogue wrote:Thanks for that, Pen. Now I can sleep easy. :hehe:
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Post by FBM » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:25 am

Or when 2 come together...
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Post by Pensioner » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:26 am

FBM wrote:Or when 2 come together...
Intersecting%20Planes1.jpg
and one for you as well. :Erasb:
“I wish no harm to any human being, but I, as one man, am going to exercise my freedom of speech. No human being on the face of the earth, no government is going to take from me my right to speak, my right to protest against wrong, my right to do everything that is for the benefit of mankind. I am not here, then, as the accused; I am here as the accuser of capitalism dripping with blood from head to foot.”

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Post by FBM » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:30 am

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FBM wrote:Or when 2 come together...
Intersecting%20Planes1.jpg
and one for you as well. :Erasb:
:hehe: Two planes coming together...

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:42 am

If two planes are in perfect "synch", knowing each other very well, it's quite possible for them to cum together.
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Post by Hermit » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:03 pm

FBM wrote:
Pensioner wrote:
FBM wrote:Or when 2 come together...
Intersecting%20Planes1.jpg
and one for you as well. :Erasb:
:hehe: Two planes coming together...

Yes. Sidesplittingly funny. Really. :ddpan:
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Post by Hermit » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:14 pm

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Seraph wrote:
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Seraph wrote:
Pensioner wrote:It will be electric powered and have a sound system on board to reproduce the sound of the engines.
Nice job, but no sound system will ever be able to even approximately approach the amplitude of the noise a Catalina makes.
The technology has improved over the last few years and it will get better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZrQOVye ... re=related
Impressive. I don't think that system can ever replicate the sheer massiveness of the noise, though. I remember watching Catalinas landing and taking off at Rose Bay, a part of Sydney's harbour. Even from about 300 metres away it made my ears want to flee to the back of my head. Qantas operated a regular run between there and Lord Howe Island until 1971. The last Catalina took off from Rose Bay in 1977.

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Note, they had four engines. The model above seems to have only two.
That's not a Catalina its a short Sunderland.

This is a Catalina.

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Cool. I guess 'Catalina' was used as a generic term for 'flying boat' around here. The mooring site at Rose Bay, where the Sunderlands operated from, has been converted to a Restaurant. It is named 'Catalina'.

I like this short documentary on the Sunderland flying boats:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9CVbDaX ... re=related[/youtube]
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:18 pm

The first PBY-5 on the scene when the survivors of USS Indianapolis were found never flew again. Over one hundred men clamored on board to get away from the sharks and kicked holes in the skin to have places to hang onto. For the US this bookended the wartime service of the PBYs, from the one that spotted Bismark on her run to France through to the one that turned into a large life raft, PBYs were in most important battles and quietly helping win the war in many other ways, from tedious patrols to flying ice cream to jarheads on forgot islands.
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Post by Pensioner » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:06 pm

Thanks for the video Seraph, never seen that one before. :tup:
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John Maclean (Scottish socialist) speech from the Dock 1918.

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Post by klr » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:02 pm

"Say hello to my little friend ..."

The new Airfix 1/76 Cromwell IV cruiser tank, complete with deep fording gear fitted. The kit also comes with the option of a hedgerow cutter for slicing through the Normandy bocage, but I didn't use that here.

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The one-piece "hard" tracks with built-in sag meant this kit was always headed straight for the workbench. A very enjoyable Christmas project. :smoke:
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Post by Pensioner » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:18 pm

klr wrote:"Say hello to my little friend ..."

The new Airfix 1/76 Cromwell IV cruiser tank, complete with deep fording gear fitted. The kit also comes with the option of a hedgerow cutter for slicing through the Normandy bocage, but I didn't use that here.

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The one-piece "hard" tracks with built-in sag meant this kit was always headed straight for the workbench. A very enjoyable Christmas project. :smoke:
I like that one, very nice. :tup:
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John Maclean (Scottish socialist) speech from the Dock 1918.

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Re: I love it when a plane comes together!

Post by klr » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:57 pm

Thanks Pen - I kind of guessed you'd like it. :biggrin:

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Re: I love it when a plane comes together!

Post by klr » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:39 pm

About a year ago, I posted some work in progress shots for a couple of Me 262s:

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klr wrote:Yesterday evening ... a 1974-vintage Matchbox Me 262, bought 20 years ago:

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The kits are long since finished, but I never posted pictures of them ... until now. Here's the Matchbox fighter-bomber:

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... and the (massively superior) Revell kit of the fighter version:

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Re: I love it when a plane comes together!

Post by Pappa » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:00 am

klr, I saw this in the shop before Christmas and immediately thought of you...
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