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Monogram 1/72 Hu-16 Albatross

by Joe Caputo on October 12, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Monogram’s Albatross has been around forever, and still hasn’t lost it’s appeal to me. Everyone, it seems, loves sea planes and amphibians. Luckily, for the modeler, there are quite a few in 1/72 scale, which is a manageable size. Monogram’s […]

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U.S.Coast Guard HU-16E 1963

by Mike Maynard on August 4, 2015 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

Well today is the US Coast Guard’s 225th birthday, so I had to post something the “wing maggots” (we-who-did-not-fly’s endearing term for our CG aviator brothers) would recognize. It’s the last of my Monogram 1:72 scale HU-16’s builds for a […]


HU-16B Albatross

by Craig Abrahamson on June 22, 2015 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

This old (1957) 1/72nd Monogram kit was engineered to have retractable gear, much like the same vintage Avenger and Helldiver offerings by Monogram back in the day. I choose to fix them in place. Didn’t even bother to see how […]

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Grumman HU-16 ALBATROSS, “The Goat”

by Mike Maynard on April 25, 2015 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

The HU-16 first flew in 1947, designed as a replacement for the PBY “Catalina” amphibian. The US Air Force puchased it’s first example in 1949 with the US Navy taking delivery of the amphibian in 1949. The US Coast Guard […]

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Albatross around my neck :)

by Rob Anderson on September 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

Well it was a long journey this my first Trumpeter kit, mods include Alley Cat canopy, bubble windows on the side, Navy tail and wing antenna, engine mods to get them close to being correct, float angle, clear beads for […]

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Albatross sneak peak

by Rob Anderson on August 26, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Ok last update until I finish up, Caracal decals, kit decals and spares decals to make the Brunswick SAR bird, whew so far so good!

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How to fix those pesky float pylons on the Trumpy Albatross, plus some engines

by Rob Anderson on July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized -- 2 Comments

So amongst the myriad problems that mar tis wonderful kit is the fact that Trumpeter failed to notice the pylons the wing floats are attached to are the wrong angle. They are parallel to the wing when they should sweep […]

Midway 70 SAR

The chosen scheme, but need more info. Added a couple other pics for intrest

by Rob Anderson on June 12, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Trying to find more info on this Albatross, would like the BuNo and to know what the emblem is on the nose? Found it on a site about Midway Island, she is a SAR bird from the 60s. I also […]

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The Albatross continues

by Rob Anderson on June 10, 2014 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

I think I was successful in splicing the Alley Cat canopy with the Trumpeter nose piece, building up the sides with milliput to get the distinctive curve below the canopy that Trumpeter missed. I also included a picture of the […]

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My first Trumpeter kit, good, bad and ugly???

by Rob Anderson on May 12, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Started building the 1/48 Trumpeter HU-16A kit, having never built a Trumpy kit before, but reading lots of mostly bad reviews, I dove in. First off, the reviews of this kit bashing it, are well over stated. Yes it has […]