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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