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  1. ccheese

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    #1 ccheese, Dec 21, 2011
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    To all you scale model builders, in the US:

    Next time you go to your favorite hobby shop, will you see if they have a twin float Japanese WW-II
    seaplane in 1/48. While you're looking, see if they have a twin float German seaplane, also in 1/48.

    If someone finds either or both, please let me know by PM, and we can work out the details.

    My local hobby shop has two seaplanes, both Polish and both from the 1920-30's, and both in 1/72.

    Thanks....

    Charles
     
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    #2 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Dec 21, 2011
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    I will look Charles. I think Hobbytown USA had the German Arado 196 (I think that's correct) in stock but I haven't been there in awhile. I will make trip next week if possible.
     
  3. Njaco

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    I may have a few of the German float. I have several boxes of stuff I'm keeping "to do one day" and didn't post in the "Trade U 4..." thread. If I find one, you want it Charles?
     
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    Squadron has a 1/48 Ar 196A
     
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    Whatcha need, Mr. C? Name it.
     
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    1/48 Japanese are Tamiya M6A1 Seiran and Nichimo 1/48 Jake

    Pics of my Seiran will happen on Saturday Charles! and I have a Jake too so will do that too....
     
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    Matt: Looking for a twin float Japanese or German WW-II seaplane in 1/48. I've never built a plastic scale model airplane,
    and I wanna do one. Thought I'd start with a twin float seaplane.

    Chris: PM me with details..

    Charles
     
  10. ccheese

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    Thanks, guys. I found an Arado Ar-196A, Kawanishi N1K1 and an Aichi M6A1 at: Tamiya America - 1/48 Scale Aircraft. All of these were 1/48.
    These three were $82.00, $29.00 and $38.00 (us) and I guess plus shipping. The Arado was cool, but I'm not sure I want to drop
    $82.00 into a first time build. They also had a "Rufe" and a "Swordfish" w/floats.

    Charles
     
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    The two Arado links I have above has them for 38 and 58. Still a lot of cash for a first build, but the links above seem a little cheaper. Good luck on your first models.
     
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    #13 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Dec 22, 2011
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    Good luck on your build Charles. :thumbright: I put a call into Hobbytown today but didn't hear back. They were busy I guess. Will call them again tomorow.
     
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    Yea, good luck!
     
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    Just for grins and giggles, I just ordered a $12.00 OS2U "Kingfisher", in 1/48 by Revell.

    This is going to be interesting...... but, you gotta start somewhere !

    Charles
     
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    Charles...I built the that Kingfisher twice on my return to the hobby, one floats and one wheels. Good choice as I found no surprises. If I recall, there is also a small P.E. fret.

    Geo
     
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    If anyone has any good color pic's of the Kingfisher (without the yellow wings !) I would appreciate you posting them. I hope to do mine with the sea blue top and the gray undersides. I have found that the aircraft stationed at NAS Corpus Christi were quite colorful. Also interested in color shots of the interior of the cockpit. Mine will be an OS2U-3. Thanks...

    Charles
     
  17. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    Charles, if you will PM me your E-mail address I will send a photo of the cockpit shot in the In The Cockpit II book. I can send you a full size photo so you can see it better. Larger it is.:lol:
     
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    Charles, here are some pictures I had. Not sure where I got them from.
     

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