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DK decals - New Catalina Sheets in preperation includes "Qantas"


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All,

Every now and again I go back to the DK Decals main website and check (in hope) that new decals are on the way.

I can happily announce that two new Catalina decals sheets are being produced, however as yet the decal sheet and instruction lay-out are yet to be fully published.

Two of Qantas' famous "Double Sunrise" Cats are included on 72020, which having worked for the airline for over 27 years I'm am truly excited..

http://dkdecals.cz/

Thanks Franta - nice one my friend.

Cheers .. Dave.

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Some interesting subjects,

Is the a website where I can see the quality of the decals better?

I like 72011 but I would like to see the quality of the rendition of the nose art before buying

Cheers

Paolo

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Paolo - I concur with Tony 100%.

Although I have not seen the specific sheet in question, the other 1/72 DK decals sheets I have do include perfectly registered nose art.

These are state of the art modern decals and (IMO) on par with the best on the market at the moment.

I doubt you will be disappointed.

Cheers .. Dave.

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Hi

Thank you all

I was asking because a few years ago I bought a tally-ho sheet for "Jungle Queen" and the nose art for that one was quite rough, with not a lot of colours used and harsh demarcations between the colours.

Cheers

Paolo

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  • 3 weeks later...

Detailed instructions sheets have now been posted -

72019 - PBY Catalina in RAF & Commonwealth service - http://www.dkdecals.cz/navod_CatalinaRAF1.jpg

72020 - PBY Catalina in Qantas and other civil services - http://www.dkdecals.cz/navod_CatalinaQantas1.jpg

Like I said earlier, the latter one has got me really excited as now all five Qantas "Double Sunrise" Cats in their various decals options can now be modelled.

Really looking forward to this one...

Cheers .. Dave

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Detailed instructions sheets have now been posted -

72019 - PBY Catalina in RAF & Commonwealth service - http://www.dkdecals.cz/navod_CatalinaRAF1.jpg

72020 - PBY Catalina in Qantas and other civil services - http://www.dkdecals.cz/navod_CatalinaQantas1.jpg

Like I said earlier, the latter one has got me really excited as now all five Qantas "Double Sunrise" Cats in their various decals options can now be modelled.

Really looking forward to this one...

Cheers .. Dave

Sheet 72019 RNZAF PBY-5 NZ4012 XX-N, couple of comments regarding accuracy

There should be a "Painted" out RAF type Roundel on forward fuselage immediately in front of Forward code letter, Paint most likely NZ Sea Blue Grey or Non Spec Sea Blue for roundel paint over.

See Photo link for a better visual

http://rnzaf.hobbyvista.com/Images/nz4017.jpg

Under wing Roundels could have either RNZAF Pacific Roundel Blue or US Insignia Blue borders to white bars.

I have seen a photo (in my Dad's collection) of an RNZAF PBY-5 having its Starboard side US Star/Bar underwing roundel completey over pianted with light grey, prior to application of RNZAF Roundel/Bar.

The Fuselage roundel should be slightly more aft......

Regards

Alan

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The biggest problem with all the Academy kits is that the engine nacelles are too small. The outside diameter is about what the inside diameter should be. Forget the Quickboost replacements - they replicate the error. There are some other problems, particularly with the size, shape and location of the -5/5A blisters and a paucity of interior details, but they don't stand out as badly as the nacelles do. Shame, really, as otherwise the kits are really quite nice

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So could one rob nacelles from another (similar radial engined) kit?

Any suggestions what would be best - a B-17 perhaps??

Cheers... Dave.

DC-3/C-47 nacelles should work, the nacelles were designed/built around the R 1830 engine, the aircraft flew with.

When the RNZAF scrapped its Sunderland MR5's, a number of the R 1830 engines were used/maintained as spares for the RNZAF DC 3 fleet.

Just need to find a donor kit for a set of nacelles that would fit with the Academy kit.

HTH?

Regards

Alan

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Thanks Alan,

I've got spare Italeri DC-3 nacelles and engines, left over from a Wright Cyclone conversion.

When I get my hands of an elusive Academy PBY-5 kit, I'll see how they go.

Cheers.. Dave.

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Thanks Alan,

I've got spare Italeri DC-3 nacelles and engines, left over from a Wright Cyclone conversion.

When I get my hands of an elusive Academy PBY-5 kit, I'll see how they go.

Cheers.. Dave.

Hi Dave,

The one correction you will have to make to the nacelles (always think of this after the fact) is to remove the air intake off the top of nacelle for the DC-3 and add down draft intake under cowel upper lip for the Catalina

DC-3

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/pages/palmdak4.html

Shot of Intake under nacelle upper lip

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m169/flyernzl/short%20boats/NZ4120e_dn.jpg

HTH

Alan

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I know we are not in the Rumourmongering section, however it would appear that a correction set designed for the Academy kits may well be in the development stage.

This will have the corrected nacelles, possible blister corrections and other tit bits that you might find for a certain Fire Bomber conversion. I'm afraid I do not have any further details however if this project proceeds it may well be on the market sometime in 2016.

Cheers.. Dave

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