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tonyot

Academy 1/72nd PBY-5 `Black Cat', 43 Sqn, RAAF, Australia 1943.

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Hiya Folks,..... here is my Academy PBY-5 from the Maritime Patrol & Coastal Command GB, built as an Aussie `Black Cat' from 43 Sqn. RAAF flown on night mine laying and bombing operations across the South Pacific area from Australia in 1943, wearing the markings of A24-65, OX-H `Some Chicken'. The Black was applied by rattle can but the US Navy Sea Blue and EDSG upper surfaces were brush painted. Here is the WIP;

I built it alongside a PBY-4;

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And here is the PBY-5;

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Cheers,

            Tony

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Nice...

...I sold off four or five Academy Cats during a stash cull at the beginning of the year, but kept a part-started one - hope mine turns out looking as good if I ever finish it, but as with the start of yours, I'm torn between RAAF, RNZAF and RCAF!

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Really nice job on it, especially considering you used a rattle-can and brushes!  I really like the subtle weathering.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Every time you post I think 'how the hell does he get a finish like that by brush painting?'.  Excellent model - again.

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Beautiful Catalina, Tony! The weathering and staining along the waterline are especially nice!

Mike

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Thank you everybody for your very kind comments,

 

Merry Christmas,

 

Cheers

          Tony

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Very nice! Your build recalled how beauty and one in the kind machine the Catalina was.

Cheers 

J-W

 

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1 hour ago, JWM said:

Very nice! Your build recalled how beauty and one in the kind machine the Catalina was.

Cheers 

J-W

 

Cheers Jerzy,......the Cat was certainly one of a kind wasn`t it,......... like a modernised version of some of the earlier inter war US Navy `boats'. 

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Looks great! Awesome work as usual :clap:

My dad and I have a 1/48 PBY-5 and a -5A in our stash, planning an Australian scheme too some day with Aussie Decals, but the wingspan of 65cm....

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39 minutes ago, Reini78 said:

Looks great! Awesome work as usual :clap:

My dad and I have a 1/48 PBY-5 and a -5A in our stash, planning an Australian scheme too some day with Aussie Decals, but the wingspan of 65cm....

Cheers,..... good luck with yours,..... I have a 1/48th scale RCAF Canso planned, using the 5A kit myself. 

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Superb pair of Cat`s there Tony, love the black cat scheme esp`

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