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Revell / ProModeler's 1/48 scale
PBY-5A Catalina

by Andrew Judson


Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

images by Brett Green

Revell's 1/48 scale PBY-5A Catalina is available 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!



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Kriegsmarine U-boats 193945 (1)
New Vanguard 51
Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrator: Ian Palmer
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: 8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 May 25, 2002
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841763632
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Model and Text Copyright 2005 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 28 November, 2005
Last Updated 27 November, 2005

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