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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2006, 12:54:00 »

Well done, Gordon ... BY THUNDER, I THINK YOU'VE FOUND IT  !!!

And, Jimbo, after you've gone to "references" and looked at the mc99 in "Flying Boat Plans' ... If you want to see what I flew for the US Coast Guard, take a look at the "Grumman Albatross" in the "Photo Gallery." ... :)

Great site, Gordon !!! THANK YOU !!!

All the best,
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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2006, 13:53:26 »
THANK YOU,  THANK YOU, RICHARD and GORDON!!!!

What great references!   Those  flying boats are BEGGING to be made into Playmobil flying machines.

RICHARD,  I like the  Grumman Albatross.  I saw a few of  them  when I was in the Pacific with the U.S.N.  I was aircrew on a Lockheed P2V.

Thanks again,  happy landings! ;D

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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2006, 16:20:19 »
RICHARD,  I like the  Grumman Albatross.  I saw a few of  them  when I was in the Pacific with the U.S.N.  I was aircrew on a Lockheed P2V.

Ah ... the P2V Neptune. Now that was a tricky plane to fly. I saw one do a flip as we were on approach to Gitmo NAS.  The runway there is built out into the ocean on a jetty. We figured that since the wind might also push us into into the drink, we might just as well land there. So, we took a voluntary wave-off and came back and landed in the water. (One of the BIG advantages of flying an amphib.) ... ;)

Happy landings to you as well, OM,
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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2008, 01:04:10 »


This was a really GREAT thread! ...  :love:

I was wondering, Jimbo, if you have had any time to create any more sea planes from Porco Rosso?

With the introduction of the new Playmobil Flying Boat, there should be lots of customizing opportunities!

I can't remember ever being so excited about a new Playmobil product ...  :inlove:

I read something about the new sea plane being a "Limited Edition" and I felt my heart fall. Surely Playmobil would not limit the release of this wonderful Flying Boat to only their German customers ...  8}

Would they ... ???

Andi did an excellent review of the new seaplane. Click HERE!

Now the looooong wait begins ...  :toot: ...  :zz:

All the best,
Richard

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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2008, 13:52:53 »
Hi Richard,
I am a Miyazawa fan.
I have a CD Set of about 12 films and Porco Rosso is one of them.
They are all in Japanese, with subtitles.

We just havent taken the time for Porco Rosso, yet.

M


Good going, Meg!  The subtitled versions are best.  American voice-overs introduce their own interpretation of the characters and script-writers dumb-down the stories to help Americans unfamiliar with Japanese culture understand better (yet, most of the stuff "explained" is something any half-educated American could figure out). 

I watched "Spirited Away" both subtitled and dubbed and noted how "hyper-sweet" the American actors are.  The Japanese actors tend to be gruffer.  Also, the American actors, especially the famous ones (Billy Bob Thornton stars in Princess Mononoke) insert their own spin into the characters because, well, when you're a famous actor it's all about you!

-Tim

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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2015, 21:04:41 »

Sylvia, thank you very much for keeping all these memories!
It's always such great fun to re-read these old posts.
Wonder if Jimbo ever made any more custom seaplanes?
There's also been some speculation about Miyazawa possibly making a Porco Rosso sequel.

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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2015, 14:40:01 »
Hi Richard,
No new seaplanes yet. 
New Porco Rosso movie would be great.  Found my Porco Rosso klicky the other day, got a chuckle out of it. :lol:
Best regards,
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Re: Seaplayne
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2015, 15:04:44 »
Hello, Jimbo!
Thanks for your reply 😊
Happy to see you alive and well!
All the best to you, my friend,
Richard