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Joe Caputo
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1/72 Academy PBY 5A "Black Cat"

August 22, 2013 · in Aviation · · 6 · 3.6K

Who doesn't like seaplanes and amphibs? makes a nice looking series of '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, than the photos. (Too much flash ,I guess) I think with this type of weathering, less is more, but it's hard not to get carried away when you how badly worn the actual aircraft got.

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  1. Couple questions, Joe...did you use reference photos for the weathering and secondly, what method(s) did you utilize for the effect(s)..?

  2. great build...have a 1 48 to corrode away with lol

  3. That looks great! You're right, though, it's easy to get carried away weathering models. I always seem to lean toward "just a little bit more..."

  4. Looks great, and the weathering looks like the pictures I have seen in...Squadron PBY in Action maybe? Anyway great job!

  5. Joe, I think the flash has just highlighted part of the model I know it's difficult to photograph these big planes, it's certainly impressive.

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