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

by Allan John 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 […]

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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 […]


Consolidated PBY-4 Academy 1/72

by Jaime Carreon on June 3, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

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 […]


PBY-5A Catalina – Black Cats VP-81 ‘Nite Life’ – New Georgia 1944

by Rob Pollock on November 15, 2013 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

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 […]

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1/72 Academy PBY 5A “Black Cat”

by Joe Caputo on August 22, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Who doesn’t like seaplanes and amphibs? Academy makes a nice looking series of PBY’s. I had seen the weathered “Black Cat” version, and just had to give it a try. This is one I really feel looks better in person, […]

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PBY-5A US Coast Guard 1952

by Mike Maynard on July 1, 2013 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

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 […]