Time for a Beaver

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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby dogsbody » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:35 pm

My contribution. Taken about a mile, as the Beaver flies, from my home.

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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby Cameraman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:19 am

Morning Guys n Gals,

here's a few shots taken in September 2011, at the Fermanagh Seaplane Festival.

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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby Cameraman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:38 am

Hi Guys n Gals,

I know this one isn't on floats but it's the most beautiful Beaver I've ever seen, so I hope you're happy for me to post here?

They were taken at Duxford in September 2011 and are of the Aircraft Restoration Company's magnificent restoration of a former Army Air Corps Beaver. I can honestly say this is the best Beaver I've had the privilege to see with my own eyes.

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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby Cameraman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:25 pm

TonyR wrote:BOOT-I-FULL! Thanks Reggie!

(I'd already admired your Banner pics - didn't recognise the moniker - Sorry!!)


Hi Tony,

I'm sure the crew thought I was a bit daft, when I stroked the engine cowl, like you would with a horses neck! I reckon I'm a sad case when it comes to these magnificent flying carriages!

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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby BillG » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:13 am

I really like the yellow/green scheme in Tony's pictures, which is also seen on Harrison Ford's Beaver. I'm building a little 24" version of the newly released Guillows Beaver for rc, and am debating about building a micro float plane. I think the Beaver is just asking for floats, and may have to go that route. A bit small, but certainly possible.
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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby Cameraman » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:58 am

Hi Bill,

I'm looking forward to seeing your build come together.

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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby BillG » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:18 pm

Thanks Cameraman. Well I just bought 2 cans of green paint today for the scheme shown previously in this thread, so it looks like I'm committed to it. I'll have to start a build thread in the rc forum soon.
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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby BillG » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:01 am

Thanks Tony

I found a number of photos on airliners.net. Now to decide how far to go with the graphics. :shock: I see there is a company that owns several of these with the same color scheme, but different graphics. I've purchased the paints now, so it looks like I'm committed. The little model is progressing well now. I may have to build an enlarged version to boot, as I had been planning a larger one right at the time I started the build. With a 40" build, I'll get a break from building the floats as I have a set on hand. These little hand cut floats were quite intricate to had fab. Cute little things though, at this size. :D
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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby BillG » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:40 am

Thanks, I haven't seen that photo. I bookmarked about 12 photos of this company's planes with this scheme from airliners.net. They have more than that, and are a great reference place. Apparently I'm not the only one who likes the scheme, as one of the major sims uses it also. The Beav Air company has another one without the watch, which will be the one I'll model. The "Beav Air" graphic will be a must though, so I found a few decent views to print it from. The project's coming along well also. Tiny little floats at this scale have to be the cutest little things I've ever seen.
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Re: Time for a Beaver

Postby BillG » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:19 am

Finished the little float Beaver. I'll have to try it out on the water soon.
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