A Catalina for my Dad.
July 12, 2015 in Aviation
Having only just joined this site, I was/am a little reticent about posting an article in to ‘Headlines’ – it seems a little ‘pushy’ to me. However a couple of the guys suggested it would be fine and it’s likely a few more folks may see it here, so…
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This is very personal to me. My dad died many years ago, and tho’ he never really took much interest in my hobby through the years, he did ask a number of times, if I would build a Catalina – I always said I would and I never did.
Dads interest stemmed back to the very dark days (for the UK), of 1941, A Catalina (and some other types) came to Liverpool on a ‘moral raising’ trip, Dad was 14 and was lucky enough to be taken aboard and given a joy-ride. He never forgot it.
I’d searched for this Aeromaster sheet for years and years, it popped-up on eBay in January, I bought it, bought the kit and the result is here. Xtracolour enamels throughout and hopefully Dad would’ve been happy with it… I am.
Thanks for looking.
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