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.
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
While waiting for stuff for my Phantom build to arrive, this kit was given to me by a good friend. The camo intrigued me, so I decided to build it. The airplane represents a Catalina of VP-101 stationed in the […]
This is the 1/48 Monogram kit, purchased as the -10A post-WWII Rescue version. I thought a colourful scheme of internediate blue-over-white finishes, with bright red and yellow bands, would make a big impression as a scheme. When I opened the […]
This is a version of Monogram’s 1:48 scale PBY- 5A. Most builders construct this kit in typical WWII fashion but I wanted my plane to present a different appearence. The USCG started flying Catalinas in the 1930’s, (the flying boat […]