Air France Catalina
August 25, 2016 in Aviation
This is another addition to the “Water Wings” Group that I did a while back. Bear with me I will have to enter each photo individually to post them. Hope it works.
This is another restoration of a model for the gentleman that collects airline and manufacture models. It is made from metal of some sort and is very simplistic. It is unknown who did the casting of it or exactly what the metal is but it is heavy. It is very close to 1/48 scale so I robbed a Monogram kit to add some of the detail to it. It came to me in sections and had to be epoxied together. It originally had the gun turret nose so I had to file off and reshape the nose section to make it a civilian aircraft. He provided the decals for this and they are “R Flight” by renaissance-models.com. The moulding was exceptionally rough with large pits and scratches all over it. I filled it and sanded it then used a lot of automotive filler primer then painted the white also with automotive paint. From a rattle can.
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