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.
The PBY Channel at iModeler
Consolidated PBY Catalina
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]