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matkal80
05-25-2004, 11:57 PM
Someone is modeling KingFisher and he posted some screens of just one week work. it looks great.

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_04.jpg

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_05.jpg

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_06.jpg

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_07.jpg

http://www.netwings.org/dcforum/DCForumID43/1019.html

matkal80
05-25-2004, 11:57 PM
Someone is modeling KingFisher and he posted some screens of just one week work. it looks great.

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_04.jpg

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_05.jpg

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_06.jpg

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_07.jpg

http://www.netwings.org/dcforum/DCForumID43/1019.html

uberweng
05-26-2004, 01:16 AM
damn that looks good. Kingfisher vs zero missions, here we come...

KAMI_1
05-26-2004, 02:24 AM
so if he posted this

a.) its for FB as free addon
bhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif its not official
c.) if its for PF he will run into trouble because of NDA

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matkal80
05-26-2004, 02:29 AM
Xanty says he stated this model just this weekend, and:

"unfortunally, I am unsure if I will have the time to make it to completion or even to make it for PF. Just WIP."

So you have to encourage him to complet it

LEXX_Luthor
05-26-2004, 02:46 AM
Okay heywoood, now I feel Thirst for blue water and Fancy waves. You got me! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

A water plane will add a whole new dimension to flight simming.

....as long as New, Bigger, and MORE clouds are reflected off the New Water. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ( that was a joke don't even think about it Luthier1)

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Remember when Yak~1 was used as Spit~1 in "spit" missions, back in the Dark Ages BS (Before Spit)?

For FB simmers needing Flyable Ar~196, this is a good example of the need for FP to work with FB aircraft and maps (and still be "Stand Alone" FP so we must purchase Stand Alone FP and purchase Stand Alone FB for this trick thus maximizing Profit and Playability for all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif).

ElAurens
05-26-2004, 05:23 AM
I have built the Monogram 1/48th scale model of the Kingfisher, many times..lol.

Something is not right about the engine cowling in this rendering. It looks too open. Like someone just sawed off a pipe. Great otherwise though.

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MEGILE
05-26-2004, 06:20 AM
pleeeeaseee finish this plane, it looks awsome http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.2and2.net/Uploads/Images/p51.jpg

Cess_Wizard
05-26-2004, 07:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KAMI_1:
so if he posted this

a.) its for FB as free addon
bhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif its not official
c.) if its for PF he will run into trouble because of NDA
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Its by Xanty for PF but outside of contractual arrangements so its not covered by NDA

No105_Swoose
05-26-2004, 07:47 AM
It would be great to see it even as AI non-flyable in PF. Flown off battleships and cruisers, it was a good aircraft for naval gunfire spotting and rescuing downed pilots.

HamishUK
05-26-2004, 08:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElAurens:
I have built the Monogram 1/48th scale model of the Kingfisher, many times..lol.

Something is not right about the engine cowling in this rendering. It looks too open. Like someone just sawed off a pipe. Great otherwise though.

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http://www.fach-extraoficial.com/ingles/kingfisher.htm

No you are right EL. The Cowling is too straight like a pipe. It needs to be tapered more.

Still an excellent model though.

http://www.blitzpigs.com/photos/Ham1.jpg

xanty
05-27-2004, 04:09 PM
Hi people:

Thanks for the comments.

I am doing this on my own, and if all goes Ok and meets the standards and timelines, it may be included later on. Just some voluntary work http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I looked at the nose again and made some changes. What do you think?

http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_08.jpg
http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_09.jpg
http://www.silence.plus.com/xanty/il2center/kingfisher/kf_10.jpg

I think this plane if flyable will be an excellent ride for PF: A "Cr@p plane", two-seater (love that) spot/liason plane, that can land on that gorgeous beaches and come down breaking the waves... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Thanks all

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MEGILE
05-27-2004, 04:41 PM
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http://www.2and2.net/Uploads/Images/p51.jpg

Box-weasel
05-27-2004, 09:33 PM
Nice! Seaplanes rock.

http://gvtc.com/~thh/Bearcat.jpg

heywooood
05-27-2004, 09:43 PM
xanty -

The 'fish is really good. I hope it can be added in - the catapults will look forlorn without them... and seeing them launch would be a really nice touch if that ever got programmed in. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I16fan
05-27-2004, 10:24 PM
whoaaa! nice!

xanty check you PT! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

-HH-Dubbo
05-28-2004, 01:01 AM
Very very nice. An old favourite of mine. Hope she makes it in
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/crashoz.jpg
Kermit the Frog is actually a south paw.

RAAFVirtSqn
05-28-2004, 04:18 AM
Very Impressive. The Kingfisher played a key role in the SWPS Theater.

In fact a Kingfisher - brought a doctor over to a RAAF Catalina crew who had been shot down as a mistake by an American Hellcat near Eftae (New Hebrides), now known as Vanuatu.

Ground control radar at a base in Noumea had reported the Catalina as an unidentified aircraft.

A pilot of an American Navy Grumann Wilcat was ordered to investigate. The Red circles on the Catalina's wings (which was the inner part of the blue and red RAAF roundel) were so distinct against the dark grey camouflage paint, that the American pilot mistook them for Japanese markings, and all too promptly attacked.

The severly damaged Catalina managed to land. (e.g. 90 bullet holes were subsequently counted in the wings - with AV gas pouring out of the wings close to the exhaust flames - ready to explode at any moment before landing -not to mention the port aileron be totally damaged)

Shortly after a Kingfisher arrived with a doctor on board to enquire whether there were any injured aircrew.

As can be imagined, the doctor was met with a rather hostile reception. One of the WAG's had spanner in hand ready for retribution.

This event changed the RAAF markings to a blue circle roundel only. An important part of RAAF history in WW2.

Thankfully my next door neighbour, now in his 92 year, is still alive today to elaborate on this event. He was the co-pilot of the RAAF Catalina from No.11 RAAF Sqn.

The full text story can be found in "Royal Australian Airforce 1939-1942" by Douglas Gillison. p.551.

Bring on the Kingfisher. What an amazing piece of work.

PS Gibbage please bring on the Catalina soon, so my neighbour can give it a fly whilst he is still around.

Regards
_RAAF_Schuftie

F19_Orheim
05-28-2004, 04:19 AM
xanty buddy, that is some piece of art! Would love if it were flyable!!!!!

http://216.12.202.106/~f19vs/F19bannerA.jpg
http://216.12.202.106/~f19vs/F19banner.jpg

-HH-Dubbo
05-28-2004, 12:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RAAFVirtSqn:
Very Impressive. The Kingfisher played a key role in the SWPS Theater.

In fact a Kingfisher - brought a doctor over to a RAAF Catalina crew who had been shot down as a mistake by an American Hellcat near Eftae (New Hebrides), now known as Vanuatu.

Ground control radar at a base in Noumea had reported the Catalina as an unidentified aircraft.

A pilot of an American Navy Grumann Wilcat was ordered to investigate. The Red circles on the Catalina's wings (which was the inner part of the blue and red RAAF roundel) were so distinct against the dark grey camouflage paint, that the American pilot mistook them for Japanese markings, and all too promptly attacked.

The severly damaged Catalina managed to land. (e.g. 90 bullet holes were subsequently counted in the wings - with AV gas pouring out of the wings close to the exhaust flames - ready to explode at any moment before landing -not to mention the port aileron be totally damaged)

Shortly after a Kingfisher arrived with a doctor on board to enquire whether there were any injured aircrew.

As can be imagined, the doctor was met with a rather hostile reception. One of the WAG's had spanner in hand ready for retribution.

This event changed the RAAF markings to a blue circle roundel only. An important part of RAAF history in WW2.

Thankfully my next door neighbour, now in his 92 year, is still alive today to elaborate on this event. He was the co-pilot of the RAAF Catalina from No.11 RAAF Sqn.

The full text story can be found in "Royal Australian Airforce 1939-1942" by Douglas Gillison. p.551.

Bring on the Kingfisher. What an amazing piece of work.

PS Gibbage please bring on the Catalina soon, so my neighbour can give it a fly whilst he is still around.

Regards
_RAAF_Schuftie<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What a great story mate. I hope your neighbour gets the chance. Thanks for sharing.

Here is a link where they are restoring a PBY a little south of me. Gibbage,I believe, is in contact with them for details for his interior.
http://www.projectpby.com/index.html

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/crashoz.jpg
Kermit the Frog is actually a south paw.

RAAFVirtSqn
05-29-2004, 11:19 PM
Hey Dubbo2,

Pleasure to share some RAAF history with someoe who is interested.

Good to hear Gibbage is doing some mre research.

If Gibbage needs cockpit pictures and gauge references or 3D views from the the actual pilot manuals for the PBY5 or the PBY5A, I would be happy to accomodate.


Cheers
_RAAF_Schuftie

-HH-Dubbo
05-29-2004, 11:30 PM
Would he? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif You betcha mate.
Go to his site here http://www.gibbageart.com/ and contact him through there. Where abouts in Oz do you live?

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/crashoz.jpg
Kermit the Frog is actually a south paw.

RAAFVirtSqn
06-01-2004, 03:38 AM
Heya Dubbo2,

I am in Sydney NSW - North Manly to be precise.

Hope to see you in the Hyperlobby some time. Are you going to the Flight Sim LAN meet at the airport in August?

HamishUK
06-02-2004, 05:47 AM
Much better Xanty..fine work mate!

http://www.blitzpigs.com/photos/Ham1.jpg

SKULLS Virga
06-02-2004, 09:05 AM
Very impressive xanty...

Hope to see it flying someday soon.

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