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Yes, I'm little late to the party.

But let me show what I wanted to make for the contest;

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The initial idea for this model arosed back in 2021.
There was a contest here at Eurobricks, about making stlldess version of classic sets:
 

I always liked the 8855 set, with its movable modules.

Read more about 8855 at Blakbird's Technicopedia
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And then I realized that 42108 has trans Red and Green tiles. Perfect colours for navigation lights on an yellow aircraft, don't you think?

With Yellow being the main colour, and black being second one used in 42108, I decided that I'll raise the bar and I'll make that studles version as an alternate model.

Here's the initial sketch;
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As usual, many other things interrupted that, and I have finished the model year after contest ended, in June 2022.
And now I have finally found time to make instructions and proper presentation.

Here's the final model along its predecessor:

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Direct size comparison:

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So, let's start with the fake engine.

A flat-twin one, connected directly to a 3 blade rotor. Can be put in motion either by pushing the blades or by turning the knob under tha cab.

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And speaking about the underneath, this aircraft has both floats and landing gear so it can be operated from either land or water:

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All doors, including service hatches, can be opened.

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Model features movable ailerons and elevators controlled via a flightstick at the top of the plane. There's also a t12 gear that controls the rudder.
 

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Video:

 

With a wingspan of 80 studs, I had problems with taking comparison pictures of this model :D

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There are also two buoys;

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Leftover parts:
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This model has been designed to be hang under the ceiling. The rope provided with the set can be used for doing that.

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Instructions:
https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-130569/M_longer/42108-seaplane/#details

Image gallery:
https://bricksafe.com/pages/M_longer/42108-alt/seaplane

 

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Nice MOC! It looks well thought-out, with all the functions you'd expect, and good looks, despite being an alternate model!

My favorite parts are the use of the gear bracket for the joystick and the large 2x2 pistons in the spirit of the original!

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