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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:00 pm 
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Found just poking around on Ebay- I went back and dug out the links to the seller's previous auctions. I've never even heard of this being done, let alone seen one- am I just late to the party, is this actually common knowledge?

Whatever the case, it's awfully cool!

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That is pretty neat! That would in Korea, right?

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OOH sexy lady!!!


I see what you did there. And I approve.


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Kingfisher float? So cool. So who's going to be the first modeler to build this? :lol:

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Up on pontoons style!

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Up on pontoons style!


:lol: :lol: :lol: :supz:

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Oh..my..god....

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That looks really cool! :drink3:

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I've seen photos of it before...not in color though.

Don't see why it couldn't be done, after all the Japanese had large single-float fighters during the Pacific war.

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That would in Korea, right?


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Kingfisher float? So cool. So who's going to be the first modeler to build this? :lol:

'Tis already been done... a long time ago in a hobby shop far, far away...

I don't think I have photos, but will take a looksee.


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Fan-dam-tastic, Lynn! I first saw photos of this bird more than 30 years ago. It appeared in Popular Mechanics or Popular Science wa-a-ay back in the day and I have seen at least one modelling article on the subject. The bird was an American SNJ-6 that was pranged and handed over to the Korean techs, who created the vision you see here. These are the first colour shots I have seen.

I assume this ebay auction has long since closed?

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Thank God my computer can find things, I never can. Here's some of the original magazine article I mentioned. Unfortunately, I don't have the title and date in this folder.

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Interesting that there's two paper panels taped over something on the fuselage in the first image...

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