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1/72 Revell (Academy) PBY-5A Catalina

This is Revell boxing of the now quite old Academy Catalina, the amphibian PBY-5A version. Built mostly straight out of the box, with the Revell decals which although a bit thick performed quite well. The roundels on the nose/cockpit sides being the most difficult to get totally flat on the curved sides. I added some detail on the wing tip where the float retracts in flight as it was quite plain and very visible. I used the Montex masks for the Catalina, which are black, thick and left a little residue after removing. Still satisfied with the results, but now I have the Eduard mask for the PBY-2 when I buid it! Rigging is done with Rig That Thing .003 O.D. stretch material. A great advantage that it stretches as it does not cut easily as soon as you touch it.

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10 responses to 1/72 Revell (Academy) PBY-5A Catalina

  1. ‘Three’s a Charm Gord’ – and this is certainly a charmer!
    Very nice build! Thanks for posting.

  2. Good lookin’ Cat! Well done.

  3. I have the Academy Black Cat Version lying staring at me but every time I pick it up and then see all the ejection marks that need dealing with I think I’ll do it later when I’ve got more time.
    If it ends up looking half as good as yours I’ll be very pleased.

    Great Work

    Cheers,
    Alistair

  4. Beautifully done !

  5. What a cat! well done.

  6. Very nicely done, Gordon.
    Saw one last year during the Flying Legends show in Duxford, what a beautiful plane it is, like yours.

  7. A beautiful Catalina build Gordon, my compliments.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  8. Gordon, great and inspiring job.
    I have this same kit in Academy box, and I intend to build this version.

  9. Looks good Gordon, well done, here’s my version of the Academy kit from 2011 !!

    2 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  10. That’s a great job, Gordon.
    A fantastic looking Catalina!
    Got two 1/48 Monograms to build; thanks for the inspiration!

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