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Moa posted a topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftA scratch from 10 years ago. “…Privateer, lowest priced amphibian of the world!” That’s what the advertisement stated in the early 30’s. They also added that was so easy to fly that even people like me could do it. I had to try it. I took-off from the dinner table making the appropriate sound, flew around the living room and alighted in the bathtub, first tucking the wheels under the wings, of course. They were right. Even I could fly it. Wheels, engine –Warner Scarab- and prop are after market items. The engine cowl ring was made of two laminations of styrene sheet on a tube of adequate diameter, streamlined once dry. Ready for a splash?
Having a break from painting (a wall not the plastic) I glanced at the stash and thought " why have I 3 biplanes and 2 Parsols when I hate rigging?"...and thus the story begins... Would it be sacrilege to wiff with a Matchbox Walrus? Probably not thanks to the Revell re-issue, albeit without the multicolored plastic we all love so dearly. ok so ideas now began to form in my crazy mind... Turn this: into this: From Turning to Burning. Or maybe this: Monoplane it (although Supermarine already beat me to this with the Seagull) Or a simpler: Just drop the rigging, and repaint in a new scheme wether alternative warbird or civi. Of course there other whacky options: 'gunship' - rockets, torpedos, turrets etc 'electric' - long before the EKA-3, predating the F3D-2Q, and making even the TBM-3Q seem positively modern. '2000' - well if Dornier can modernise their WW2 vintage boats... 'racer' - didn't a Walrus do a lap at Reno? Not looking like this... ...and I'm sure there more! Some things would be hampered by the rather bare stores box, others by the skill box - but nothing by the 'outside the box'