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QANTAS PB2B-2 Catalina

by Ray Seppala on January 12, 2018 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is the 1/72 Academy PBY-5A converted to a PB2B-2 in QANTAS markings (by Hawkeye Models Australia) with the Red Roo Conversion set. First completion for 2018.

PBY-5A Catalina, 1/72, Academy

by Hongseob CHOI on November 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

Here’s one of my favorite build. Catalina! I love all seaplanes and I think Catalina has the most standard shape of beauty in her kind. I made this a years ago and this was my very first made water base. […]

1/48 Monogram PBY-5A Catalina, VP-44 Ensign Jack Reid, “44-P-4” Midway Group build

by Louis Gardner on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

Almost exactly to the minute. Around 9AM, Midway time, which happens to be 4PM here on the Eastern coast of the US. 75 years ago today…………….. this plane spotted the Japanese invasion forces, consisting of mainly transports. These forces were […]

ProModeler (Monogram) PBY-5A

by Tom Cleaver on March 16, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 18 Comments

I’m posting this old (2005) review from Modeling Madness as encouragement for the Midway Group Build. With more than 4,000 of all versions produced over eight years, the Consolidated PBY Catalina easily qualifies as the world’s most successful flying boat. […]

Consolidated PBY 4 Catalina, A24-29, 3 OTU RAAF Rathmines NSW 1944.

by Allan J Withers on January 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

1/72 Academy, my third Catalina, I modified a few things, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future and Micro flat over spare decals.

Consolidated PBY 5A Catalina, A24-113, 113 ASR Flight RAAF Cairns Qld 1945.

by Allan J Withers on November 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

1/72 Academy, my second Catalina, I modified and added a few things, finished in MM enamels with Future and Micro flat over Aussie, Model decal and spares.

Consolidated PBY 5 Catalina, A24-17, 11 Sqn RAAF Cairns Qld 1943.

by Allan J Withers on October 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

1/72 Academy, my first Catalina, not counting the the Airfix kit built many years ago, I modified a few things and added some antennae, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future and MM FS30000 acrylic over ES decals.

Monogram 1/48th PBY-5(A) Catalina

by Troy Brindack on November 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Here is another “desk top” styled gift for a friend who crewed on these in the U.S. Navy in the late 1940’s. 1/48 Monogram PBY-5(A) Catalina.

A Catalina for my Dad.

by IAN JACKSON on July 12, 2015 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

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 […]

Martin PBM-5 Mariner “FRISCO D is for Dog” 1944

by Mike Maynard on June 18, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

In keeping with my modelers eye for the usual plane with an unusual paint scheme, I present the Mariner flying boat Air-Sea Rescue version. While as never popular or built in the same numbers as the PBY “Catalina”, the Mariner […]