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Airfix PBY-5A Catalina


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Being pleased with my last build, (B17 Fortress Flak Eater) after such a long break from plastic and as yet still feeling my way around. I wanted to do something I thought would be easy. So I went down memory lane and thought I would build the Airfix Catalina again (last one I built, was back in 67 I was 14. Model was available from 1964 to 1978. Reissued in 1980. Reissued from 1986.). I don’t know why, but I assumed that the kit might have been improved in the 40 odd years that have passed. Oh dear. It’s showing its age. No detail on Cockpit or blisters to help with framing and the cockpit glass did not fit fuselage anyway. Moulded parts not aligning very well. But now it’s done I’m smiling as although it has many faults regards the detailing it dont look bad for a 40 year old casting :)

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