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On This Day…

Ju88 crashed after take off in Holland, June 3rd, 1941. ____________________ On June 3, 1943, This MK.V1c Beaufighter ran off the airstrip into ditch when landing at Dobodura, Papua New Guinea. ____________________ Following the shock[...]

On This Day…May 25th.

Nice set of Spitfire references for weathering. Spitfire MkVb of RAF 222 Squadron (ZD-H) named ‘Flying Scotsman’ In Essex, England, 25th of May, 1942. Pilot, South African Flight Lieutenant Laurie, is a flier of the 222 Squadron (Natal[...]

Miss pick me up. Catalina from Duxford

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[...]

PBY-5A Catalina – 1/144 – Minicraft

This was another long run. I'm happy to see it finished. I hope you like it...

QANTAS PB2B-2 Catalina

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.

1/48 Monogram PBY-5A Catalina, VP-44 Ensign Jack Reid, “44-P-4” Midway Group build

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[...]

ProModeler (Monogram) PBY-5A

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 [...]

Consolidated PBY 4 Catalina, A24-29, 3 OTU RAAF Rathmines NSW 1944.

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.

Consolidated PBY 5A Catalina, A24-113, 113 ASR Flight RAAF Cairns Qld 1945.

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.

Consolidated PBY 5 Catalina, A24-17, 11 Sqn RAAF Cairns Qld 1943.

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.
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