Revell / ProModeler's 1/48 scale
by Andrew Judson
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
images by Brett Green
Revell's 1/48 scale PBY-5A Catalina is a
vailable online from Squadron
This is ProModeler's 1/48 scale PBY-5A Catalina.
It has been quite a while since I have built an aircraft
kit and, boy, was this a challenge for me after not having built one for
so long. I am an armour modeller after all!
I won't go into the nitty gritty of the build as most
probably know what this kits like as it has been around for a while.
I built this straight from the box, and decided on
painting it as one of the Black Cats, thinking that it would be a
straight forward paint scheme, but it was actually a challenge as I
wanted it to look like a plane that had seen a little action.
The base color was Tamiya NATO Black, and then Flat
Black was used for some of the shading and to enhance some of the
detail. Over this was a very diluted mix of Buff sprayed in a patchy
manner over the entire kit.
Decals, most of them were badly perished and I had to be
careful applying these. In the end they did not go on well, which is why
I have made them look very damaged and worn.
This kit was built for a friend of mine, and overall l
really enjoyed it. Hope you do to!
thumbnails below to view larger images:
New Vanguard 51
Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrator: Ian Palmer
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: £8.99
May 25, 2002
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841763632
Model and Text Copyright ©
2005 by Andrew Judson
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27 November, 2005
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