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1/48 Brit Catalina PBY-5


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Not really be able to do any modelling for a few months now, new job, new kitchen and just life in general getting in the way...

I bought this a good few years ago, opened it up and did a little work on the cockpit then pushed it to one side... Well she's out again, hopefully a bit more successful this time!

First thing, this is bloody huge! wing span is about two foot, the fuselage has to be about 18 inches long...

I have the Aeromaster "Flying Cats Pt 1 "Foreign"" decal set and am planning to do FP225 of 240 Sqn (Special Duties Flight) aircraft.

To "help" I have the Eduard PBY-5A etch set and canopy mask, True detail Cockpit detail set, Master .50 and .30 brass barrels (these are amazing, so small and just so cool!) and while I was at the last Yeovilton show, I came across the Belcher Bits tail update that I paid a couple of pound for from a rummage box!

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So, I've painted the cockpit and interior, and added bits from both Eduard and True Detail sets...

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Got it installed

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Sealed up and the tail fitted...

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Can't see much...

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Here's an update on the Cat...

Glazing on and ready for some paint

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Tail's getting there

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Huge wings

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Now with floats

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And engines

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Eduard etch is good...

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Some small parts ready to go...

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Nice build, I've got two of these things in the stash and after seeing your work I'm wonder why, why did I get two........... :D

Looking forward to building them.

Keep you the good work and all the best

Steve

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Really Nice - I have one of these to do too so watching your build closely!! :goodjob:

How are you going to display it btw? I've got the 5A with wheels - do you get the landing trolleys in this kit or are you going to mount it 'in the drink'?

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Well the Cat is ready for paint - but - as she's such a large aircraft, she's in a queue, waiting for a few smaller bits to be finished off...

:analintruder:Noooiiiceee, OzH...!!! :frantic:

How thick is the kit's tail compared to the Belcher Bits correction one? Mind takin' a picture of both tails just as they are in order to see it, please, mate? Thanks, bloke. :thumbsup:

Cheers now,

Unc²

Taken me a while, but as requested, some comparisons shots of the Belcher tail and the kit....

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Really Nice - I have one of these to do too so watching your build closely!! :goodjob:

How are you going to display it btw? I've got the 5A with wheels - do you get the landing trolleys in this kit or are you going to mount it 'in the drink'?

Yep, you get the beaching gear, very basic, but it saves me creating a water feature..!!

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Taken me a while, but as requested, some comparisons shots of the Belcher tail and the kit....

Many thanks, OzH, mate! Highly appreciate the gesture. :worthy: Honestly; I wouldn't have ever thought the kit tail were so awful now that I peep at the Belcher resin correction... :puke: Looks like it's gonna be necessary to order one for mine as well. On a 1 to 10 scale - bein' 1 too easy 'n' 10 too hard - whut d'ya think it'd be like to try 'n' correct this flaw of the kit tail doin' without the Belcher bit? Would it ever be possible?

:cheers: , OzH

Unc²

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Hello OzH... greetings from Brazil my friend... if you please, tell me what did you used, and steps taked to achieve the interior faded green on the first pictures that you show... the white faded over de green base look great...

tks in advance

Shep

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