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« Reply #645 on: March 14, 2017, 02:24:10 AM »



Mine is the Franklin Mint 1:48 scale, pre-assembled and pre-painted. Out of production now, I think, but quite a few of these have changed hands on eBay.

Here is a 28 minute film of Aloha Wanderwell's 1930 flight into the River of Death in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil in a Junkers F-13 floatplane. The film of the floatplane take off is from about minute 5 to minute 7. This is a youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuV7Z17NPtM
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« Reply #646 on: March 14, 2017, 03:41:44 AM »

Thats an interesting clip even more tempted to make one now.

Carlos,
Depending on your budget you might want to sit down when you check out the prices on Franklin Mints Junkers 13's.

This really is a simple scratch build as there's no complex curved surfaces , Its virtually a flying box (from a modelling point of view and no complex rigging ).

Or another option my fit the bill ( or more likely a lessor budget killer).

The 1/72. Oxford diecast De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide. It comes in at 20cm wing span and 14.5cm long being a biplane its not going to look too small as its literally 1cm shorter than a 28mm version ( plus is pre made and a shed load of liveries' band new 34 free p&p) its a fair substitute it was literally everywhere used in the Spanish civil war as a bomber as well.


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« Reply #647 on: March 14, 2017, 03:51:34 AM »

Cool find! That was interesting in spite of the perky narration, mispronunciation and spelling errors.  I liked the snippet of footage with Marshal Rondon, one of the truly heroic figures of Amazonian exploration.
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« Reply #648 on: March 22, 2017, 11:03:28 AM »

I just ordered this:

and 3 SMER aircraft at HobbyLink Japan. Each less than a thousand yen.
They may, of course, not end up as pulpy planes but in post-apocalyptic, as here:
http://s1.zetaboards.com/Post_Apoc_Wargames/topic/8068539/1/
We shall have to see if I like such huge aircraft on the tabletop, or even what figures I end up with. That seems to be our lot as gamers - deal with a very limited selection of papercraft (or 2 lasercut, that I've heard of, but they're WW2 fighters), hunt all over for something in a scale some company experimented with 50 years ago, or accept that it's either too small or too big.
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« Reply #649 on: March 22, 2017, 09:05:07 PM »

Thats an interesting clip even more tempted to make one now.

Carlos,
Depending on your budget you might want to sit down when you check out the prices on Franklin Mints Junkers 13's.

This really is a simple scratch build as there's no complex curved surfaces , Its virtually a flying box (from a modelling point of view and no complex rigging ).

Or another option my fit the bill ( or more likely a lessor budget killer).

The 1/72. Oxford diecast De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide. It comes in at 20cm wing span and 14.5cm long being a biplane its not going to look too small as its literally 1cm shorter than a 28mm version ( plus is pre made and a shed load of liveries' band new 34 free p&p) its a fair substitute it was literally everywhere used in the Spanish civil war as a bomber as well.

D'you have one of those Dragons? I wonder what a figure would look like next to one.
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« Reply #650 on: March 23, 2017, 08:43:47 AM »

Afraid not Matt.
It's the solution I came up with,after reading your musings on wether using larger planes in smaller scales would work for 28mm rather than breaking the bank with 1/48 die casts and kits.
I actually started looking For a Percival Q6. ( its one of the plane restorations In the TV series on PBS.) but that's in the a sell a kidney price range.
They mentioned the Dragon in that programme (had the same engines in exactly the same housings but was 40mph slower and had a shorter range)
Short version didn't need to kit bash into a Piper as its Pulp stock in its own right . So I've ordered one.

The logic is similar to your own.
Size in 1/72 is almost identical to a smr 1/48 walrus(which I've got.so I'm pretty sure of a comfortable fit)
Not suggesting  totally the same height,only in wing span and in length.
Only likely to require airframe furniture re scaling (just an hour or so and a bit of clay.)
At worst a new door,and props rescaling or made into spinners.
But the added bonus is the way the wheels are attached. If it does need to be raised slightly to fit in with 28mm figures then its going to be easy to rescale them or drop them down a little without it looking obvious.
If I've time I'll write a thread when I attack it. If not I'll  just add a picture to the library thread,when I've finished swearing at it.
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« Reply #651 on: March 23, 2017, 01:55:53 PM »

There's actually an old Dragon Rapide model kit in 1:68 (by FROG - it comes up on ebay occasionally), so I'm interested in seeing how the die cast would look. as there wouldn't be much difference.
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« Reply #652 on: March 23, 2017, 02:02:26 PM »

FWIW, here's the model kit list I compiled of any old oddball kits which were a few ponts off 1:64 in size (which I have discovered is my ideal aircraft scale). Most are WWII with a few interwar kits:

1:54
- Grumman Duck (Glencoe)

1:55
- Grumman XP-50 (various mfg, most recently ODK)

1:60
- Beechcraft Super 18 Twin Beech (Comet/Aurora)

1:64
HOBBY-TIME
- Me 109F (very old kit - 50's issue)

LINDBERG
- B-17
- He 111
- Junkers Ju-88
- Me 109F

MONOGRAM
- Me 109F
- Mustang P-51D
- Spitfire
- Warhawk P-40N (older version) / Tiger Shark P-40F (newer)

REVELL
- B-25 Mitchell

SUNIL
- Me 109F

1:65
- Focke-Wulf 190A-5 (Nichimo)

1:66
- Stinson Tri-Motor (ITC)

1:67
- B-26 Invader (Monogram)

1:68
- de Havilland 89 Dragon Rapide (FROG)
- B-25 Mitchell (Monogram)

I own the Lindberg He 111 myself and it is absolutely perfect in terms of scale for me. It will at some point be converted slightly to serve as an advanced prewar civilian transport (such planes did exist, but there is no kit for a civilian version - a beautiful plane!). A "high end" plane for some rich industrialist's new air-line to compare and contrast with my eventual Trimotor for use in backwaters and run-down locales.
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« Reply #653 on: March 23, 2017, 02:30:44 PM »

I'd thought of using a frog kit ,but there's only the box! on eBay at the moment.
Just for giggles this 1/48 version is on for 249 plus p&p.

It's quite an interesting list ,some of those are still going to take up quite a chunk of table even in a smaller scale.
I've pretty much finished reworking my card tri motor into a scenery piece for the type of run down middle of nowhere airfield. Just got to work on a few jungle buildings and I'll be set. So I'll be interested to see your take on it .
(I'd ask how your getting on with your tri motor,but you might return the favour and ask if my old entry is still gathering dust.So I won't .)


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« Reply #654 on: March 24, 2017, 12:15:15 AM »

Oh I freely confess I have had zero time for the trimotor. There has been very little miniatures time of any sort the past three months (only those two minis I did for the BoB painting club). Hopefully my time should open up a bit more once I get some things done, but I will be starting with some smaller stuff (minis) to ease back in.

I do want to build the trimotor before I make the He 111. The 111 is a kit and so should be easier and quicker, but the Trimotor will have wider usefulness and be more forgiving of error due to it being more worn.

I also think the Trimotor will be a bit more game-friendly (raised wing, vs lower wing)
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« Reply #655 on: March 24, 2017, 01:22:10 AM »

I'm in a similar position I've that many sculpts on the go. I cant afford my own work.
So my own toys are almost on hold.
That said I've made some room for a pressure break,either some follies figures or some more WW1 cars not sure which yet.So my airfield project will probably still be on the go in July.
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« Reply #656 on: March 24, 2017, 12:16:48 PM »

There's actually an old Dragon Rapide model kit in 1:68...

Dunno if it's been mentioned upthread, but there are paper kits available (eg: https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-48-d-h-89-dragon-rapide-g-akny.html  ) for the clever of hand.  I assume it could be printed to whatever size desired?
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« Reply #657 on: April 06, 2017, 12:04:28 AM »

Some nice photos of a Boeing 314-A Flying Clipper model by Authentic Models on this website by Major Payne. This was linked by Major Payne on LAF years ago, but it looks like Major Payne hasn't been active here since 2010. Figured the link also belongs in this thread because of the great airplane model in a Pulp setting:

http://payneslanding.weebly.com/jungle-fever.html
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