October 13th 1944...
Crew of a PBY Catalina rescue Sgt James Latta and Sgt Willis Morlan out of the Adriatic after being forced to bail from their B-24H Liberator after a raid on Vienna, Austria.
Crew of the USS Wasp (originally named the Or[...]
Having gone to flying legends recently at Duxford in UK, and always having a love affair with the cat, it seemed only a matter of time before I made one of these.
This is the old 1/48 scale Revell/Monogram kit of the Catalina with AM decals, and[...]
This was another long run. I'm happy to see it finished. I hope you like it...
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.
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[...]
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 [...]
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 the gentleman that collects airline a[...]