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Looking really good, your painting is the business.  I think the word you mean is float, or in plural, floats.  A floater, at least in this part of England, can be a dead body in a river, or something that didn't quite get flushed away in the toilet!
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Great work👍 the paint finish came out great!
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I agree with William—nice paint work! Aren’t the “floats”
Referred to sometimes as pontoons? Or maybe pontoons is strictly a boating term aka pontoon boat?

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I agree with William—nice paint work! Aren’t the “floats”
Referred to sometimes as pontoons? Or maybe pontoons is strictly a boating term aka pontoon boat?


Nope, planes that land on water are seaplanes and have floats. If they can land on sea or land they are amphibious. I had to look it up!

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Seaplanes can be sub-divided into flying boats or float planes.  A flying boat is one where the fuselage acts like a hull, and lands directly on water.  A float-plane, naturally, has floats, usually attached via struts of some sort, to a conventional fuselage and wings.  Both can be amphibious, with the attachment of some sort of temporary or permanent undercarriage, but while a float-plane is often derived from a land-based design, a flying boat is designed from the outset to be at home only on the water.
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Ah, so that's why I had some strange Google search results when using 'floaters' instead of floats ;-)

Thanx for your feedback. Happy with the results so far. I just finished painting the floats and post some pics later. Next is gloss coat but first gonna let it dry for at least 48 hours. 

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Yes, I got slightly dizzy when looking at material about floats and planes. There is also a consideration for planes that can retract their floats, according to my search. I guess that reduces drag when flying? If you can retract floats, imagine the bays or indentions in the fuselage that would hold a pair of floats.i also saw the floats with wheels on them but those have to be for moving the plane around on land or a flight deck after being lifted out of the water by a crane. Dizzy!!
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Yes, the Catalina flying boat had retractable wingtip floats that made, well, wingtips!  Also the Bv-222 flying boat's floats retracted into bays underneath the wing.
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The Spitfire owes its origin to float planes, well even a flying boat. Mitchell won a few water launched races before submitting his design for the Spitfire.

My memory for the name is sketchy, was it the Supermarine Albatross, bi-plane, pusher type prop (mounted above fuselage and between the two wings) flying boat was his first completion winner, he then built a float plane single wing winner, had wire rigging to support the wing tips (powered by an early Rolls Royce V12 engine).

After that win in about 1935 he submitted the Spitfire design to the RAF request for a single wing, 8 x 0.303 machine gun armed with closed cockpit aircraft.

Amazing how a float plane racing designer went on to make probably the Worlds most acclaimed and loved aircraft?

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Mitchell also designed the Supermarine Walrus flying boat, known affectionately to it's crews as the 'Shagbat!'
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It may have been the Walrus I was imaging, sorry I'm an older git with deteriorating memory
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Here is my final reveal of my latest finished project: M3A3 Bradley, Meng kit including the interior kit. Its a great build but I am glad I have finished it 😉

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OMG... This is a masterpiece... You made a real professional job... I'm so impressed and your work inspire me a lot. This is absolutely wonderfull... thank you so much for sharing your great experience. 

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Thanx Alain! Happy you like it! It was quite a tedious job finishing it but love the way it looks now!

Anyway, I have made some progress on the Cant. The gloss coat has been applied and varnished are always a challenge. With armor you can fix it with weathering but on a plane a bad gloss coat always shows. So no pictures yet [biggrin] Will post some when its fully cured and then move on with the decals!

Oh, and I also decided to start a new 1/72 build. Just a really little kit I had laying around! Check out my Peashooter thread!

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So, the Cant has got is gloss coat and decals have been fixed in place. Now let it dry for some time and another coat of gloss to seal the decals. 

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And I started with the figures. In 1/72 these guys are small! 


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Looking real nice!
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